If you’ve ever had to rely on the charity and goodness of other people in order for something to come through, you’ll understand the overwhelming feeling of gratitude I felt when I saw the water truck, tractor, and Scott Hert rolling up to prep the venue site.
The RITR team knew that in order to grow the event, we’d need to change venues. First and foremost, this meant getting the market onboard with the vision. The stage was set back in November/December when we approached Lucerne Valley Market with the idea. The market requested we lay down some sort of dust control.
After brainstorming ideas for what could be used for ground cover, we pitched the need to the Foundation during our December meeting. Mitsubishi was willing to donate the rock! Fantastic!
Venue, check! Ground cover, check!
Now the hard part… We needed to figure out how big of an area and how much material. And most importantly, who is going to do the hauling and labor?
After a few trips to the venue grounds, it was decided that we’d use the area in the circle of trees in the middle of the open field. It was estimated that approximately 250 tons were needed to cover the area, ten truck loads.
Scott Hert, of Hert Trucking, graciously offered to not only haul the rock and do the labor, but to also prep and level the ground before it’s done. Millie and I arrived early Monday morning to clear the area of branches before the leveling started. It’s finally happening. The cornerstone piece of the RITR puzzle is finally being put into place.
Everything that is done in the name of Ride in the Rocks is truly a labor of love that wouldn’t be possible without the generous help of the community and our team of volunteers that put in countless hours planning and fundraising. If you’ve ever had to rely on the charity and goodness of other people in order for something to come through, you’ll understand our drive to do whatever we can for the students of Lucerne Valley.