2022/08/13 06:00:00

The Utah ATV association started The Ride for Life over 35 years ago.

We ride from the  Deseret Peak Complex in Tooele to Wendover, Nevada every August to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah.

Are you looking for an ATV/UTV ride that is FUN, DIRTY, SELF SATISFYING, A GREAT WAY TO MEET GREAT PEOPLE, and an EVENING OF EXCITEMENT?

If you are, you need to preregister for the UTAH ATV Ride for Life benefiting Make-A-Wish Utah.

Every rider or participant who brings in monetary donations has the opportunity to be a part of the Grand Prize Drawing.

Past Grand Prizes were provided by

Steadman’s Recreation, Edge Powersports, Parris RV, Tooele Valley Motorsports.

Applicable sales taxes on Grand Prizes are the winner’s responsibility.

 (value of $1000.00 & above)

You can also buy tickets Saturday morning at registration or Sunday morning at breakfast for our secondary prizes. The cost of tickets is 1 for $1.00 or 5 for $5.00. If you have raffle prizes to donate you can get them to a board member or bring them Saturday morning and we will haul them to Wendover.

In 2016 we raised $80,725.63 which provided 17 children with their Make-A-Wish wishes.

In 2017 we raised $64,089.72

In 2018 we raised $34,044.20

 In 2019 we raised $47,644.32

 In 2020 we raised $37,794.35

                                                                                                 And in 2021 we raised $52,461.11

Meet our 2022 ride Ambassador

 

Zion

Zion was a miracle from the start. He was born unable to swallow. He spent 4 months in the NICU at primary children’s hospital receiving multiple surgeries for tracheoesophageal fistula and atresia, and other birth defects also known as VACTERL association. He didn’t eat by mouth until 2 years old and didn’t learn to walk until 3. By 3 years old, he had had over 65 medical procedures.

In Aug 2021 at 4 yrs old, by divine intervention, his mom took him to the ER for back pain. After an MRI, bloodwork, and bone marrow sample, his parents found out the devastating news that Zion had a rare, more aggressive form of leukemia called Philadelphia positive B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He then had surgery for a port placement and started chemotherapy. He has had multiple lumbar punctures to put chemo through his spinal fluid, bone marrow samples, and chemo through his port. He fought through a 10 day hospital stay for an intensely painful intestinal infection when all his blood levels were too low to fight it. He has needed g-tube feeds, and extra nutrition through his port. Zion continues his journey in his words “kicking cancer’s butt”. He has a year and a half left of chemo treatments.

He has a 6 yr old sister named Taya, and 1 yr old brother named Royce. His parents are high school sweethearts.  His dad, Nick, served in the marines, and now works for Orem PD while serving in the army National guard. His mom is an ER nurse for Utah Valley Hospital.

You would never guess Zion has been through so much! He smiles through it all. He loves everyone around him, and never complains. He told his mom he feels angels all around him because he knows people are praying for him. Zion is an example of God’s love, power, and strength. He has defied the odds many times. Keep fighting Zion, keep smiling! You are our miracle boy!!

Previous Rides For Life

Gather Donations

The purpose of the Ride For Life is to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. And the more donations you raise for Make-A-Wish, the more chances you have to win one of the grand prizes provided by our generous sponsors.

Click below to download an example donation letter you can take with you as you gather donations.

Register To Ride

This year’s Ride For Life will take place on August 20th & 21st. Registration fee if paid by July 25th _ Ages: 6 -12 $60.00, 13–16 $75.00, 17 and older $95.00. After July 26th – there is no guarantee of a shirt. The registration fee pays for Sunday’s continental breakfast, a T-shirt, and a decal.

Click below to register!

Questions?

Have questions? Wondering what’s involved? Interested in membership? The UTAH ATV Association is a non-profit group dedicated to the promotion of off-road exploration and the preservation of access to trails in Utah. We are always open to new members and would love to hear from you!

Click below to contact us!