Over $52 million in verdicts and settlements in 16 years.
Causes I Support
I Support The Oregon Tuna Classic Reelin' in Hunger with Tuna and money raised going to the Oregon Food Bank, Z-Man Foundation, Alpenrose Velodrome; I am a Portland Bicycle Attorney and proud continued contributing sponsor of OBRA (Oregon Bicycle Racing Association), and main cash sponsor of the bicycleattorney.com/racing team, contributing partner of the Monday Nights Bike Race Series at Portland International Raceway. Proud to be affiliated with Andy DiBrino Pro Motorcycle Racing - follow Andy's racing reports on his blog.
Pro Motorcycle Rider - Road Racing, Super Hooligan, MX, Flat Track
Andy DiBrino is riding with my OregonMotorcycleAttorney.com logo sponsorship. Andy raced his EDR Performance Yamaha Superstock 600 in the 2017 MotoAmerica Series as well as racing in Oregon Motorcycle Road Racing Association (OMRRA) Series at Portland International Raceway where he won the title series. In 2018 Andy set a new PIR track record and again podiumed at MotoAmerica on his EDR Performance stock 1000. You can also find Andy racing just about any kind of bike, (including bicycles) Flat track, motorcross. And watch out for him racing for the National Super Hooligan Championship (winning the RSD Super Hooligan National Title 2017,, and again in 2018, coming off an injury at the 2018 finale and chasing the national title for a third year in a row on his new custom built KTM Duke 790 (he finished 2nd overall in t he series, behind the legendary Joe Kopp). I was pleased to be a title sponsor for two of Andy's film projects, he did the first in 2017 and that was in the Portland Motorcycle Film Festival, titled, "Two Wheels One Love," and the second movie, OregonMotorcycleAttorney.com and Latus Motors Harley Davidson joined to be title sponsors following Andy at the 2018 Super Hooligan 2 day Finale in Costa Mesa. Coming into 2020 Andy and EDR Performance are switching to a new road racing bike - Kawasaki ZX-10R for stock 1000 racing. Should be amazing to see what they come out with, and fast!
Luckily, 2021 saw a lot more motorcycle racing for Andy then 2020, and some weekends like when MotoAmerica was at The Ridge, and Super Hooligans were in Washington for their round, Andy had to do a double duty racing between two events at two different locations. Andy continued to wow with his motorcycle racing riding so many different disciplines, including SuperMoto adding an AMA National Championship to his list of awards in 2021! And 2022 MotoAmerica Stock 1000 has been some of Andy's biggest career accomplishments, and it's been a great year for him in RSD Super Hooligans too, in addition to being invited to ride a 2-stroke at the Moto Beach Classic event in the Red Bull Straight Rhythm MX.
Oregon Tuna Classic / Deep Canyon Challenge
I've been supporting and usually fishing in the Oregon Tuna Classic since it started on my own boat, Shake N Bake Sport Fishing, or the Double Down. We actually won the tournament in 2014.
The tournament has grown and branched out with the Deep Canyon Challenge (sometimes the Washington Tuna Classic as well) giving anglers more fishing tournaments to fish for a good cause benefitting Oregon and Washington food banks.
The Oregon Tuna Classic is a well-established charitable tournament on the West Coast. Since 2005, over 1,000,000 pounds of food has been donated to the Oregon Food Bank through the donation of tuna and food purchased from the cash donations.
We've just about doubled our donations each year," said Del Stephens, OTC chairman. "This will put us a little over 10,000 pounds;last year we raised $46,000 and 13,000 pounds (in three events). If we'reable to hold even one of the other two (weather dependent; Aug. 15 in Charleston and Aug. 29 in Garibaldi), we'll go higher again.
History of the Oregon Tuna Classic, and Mission to "Reel in hunger"
Today, The Oregon Tuna Classic is a well-established charitable tournament on the West Coast. Since 2005, 120,000 pounds of tuna and $148,000 dollars have been donated to the Oregon Food Bank. The OTC's donations have helped the Oregon Food Bank purchase six pounds of food for every dollar donated, equivalent to a contribution weight of over 888,000 pounds.
In 2010, Bill Monroe of The Oregonian wrote an article about the event while riding along on my boat:
August 6, 2010
[...] We were team No. 57 in Saturday's field and ended the day with 57 tuna, sixth in the event. The Classic weighs each boat's top five fish. Nearly 6,000 pounds of tuna and thousands of dollars were donated to local food banks from the Ilwaco tournament as the Oregon Tuna Classic heads for its third leg Saturday at Charleston.
Track the summer's uniquely Northwest event online at oregontunaclassic.org.
Colbach, circumspect about his team's results, has never been rabidly competitive, opting instead for simply participating and donating to the cause.
"That's the beauty of this thing," he said. "You can catch five fish and win or 57 and lose ... but still everyone wins." [...]
I donated a couple of fishing trips and raised a few thousand dollars for the Z-Man foundation. Mark was an excellent guy who met a tragic death.
The BicycleAttorney.com cycling team folks are always working on a good cause, and usually that involves bicycles. This year Hugh G. built three drop bar bikes for the Casa Girasoles Cycling Team and shipped them to Perú in late September, which you can see in this picture where they were about to go on their first ride after a year of lockdowns due to the pandemic.
I gave Hugh two of my old Hi-Fi wheels which Hugh sold and with the cash, secured enough parts to build and send two more bicycles for this awesome cycling team.
But Hugh wanted better bicycles to send to this team.
But in order to be eligible for participation in sanctioned events, the team must possess a "national" level of equipment and clothing. This includes a "high end" bicycle with disc brakes, integrated shifting, wheels and tires in an excellent operational state, and personal cycling equipment including a team jersey and shorts, matching socks and helmet.
We're working to provide the boys with equipment that is durable, efficient, and suitable for the extremely rough surfaces they encounter in the desert environment near Ica. We've specified a robust steel frame outfitted with sturdy wheels and tires, disc brakes, and a dependable, smooth-shifting gear train that can endure heavy use and help the boys to be competitive.
In October 2021, I then bought five more brand new bikes which Hugh selected from Westend Bikes which are being shipped to Perú.
I'll be working with Hugh in 2022 to buy 5 more new bicycles for this cycling team and sending the new bicycles purchased from West End Bikes along with 2 members of the BicycleAttorney.com/racing team to Peru to their first Gravel Camp 2022 November 2-9.
In the summer of 2021, I donated my lightly used Colnago Prestige Carbon Cyclocross bike to PDX Cycling Worlds to help support their effort to bring the Road Cycling World Championships to Oregon, while delivering a near mint-condition bike in time for Cross season to the lucky winner. I am looking forward to seeing the winner on this bike out in the wild at rides and racing.