GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) - Greenville and the entire world lost a legend almost one year ago.
To honor Dave Mirra and his contribution to the community, a benefit and bike ride are organized on the anniversary of his passing.
On Saturday, February 4th a benefit show and action will be held at Tie Breakers Sports Bar and Grill from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Mirra, who was the most decorated BMX rider ever, committed suicide on February 4th, 2016.
100% of the proceeds from the silent auction and donations will be used for a memorial to be placed at the Jaycee Skate Park - a place Dave Mirra was proud to ride and a place that he helped to build what it is today.
The owner of Lee House Art Studio and Custom Tattoo, Brian Lee, is organizing the benefit show.
“Miss Nothing” and “Bryan Mayer” will provide live music throughout the night.
The silent auction features amazing prizes including a Tony Hawk skateboard, Matt Hoffman artwork, Travis Pastrana jersey, Ryan Nyquist helmet, Connor Fields Olympic BMX jersey, Laird Hamilton surfboard, Ryan Sheckler skateboard deck, VIP passes to X Games and much more.
Tiebreakers is located at 1920 Smythewyck Drive in Greenville.
For more information, contact Brian Lee at email@example.com.
Earlier Saturday, a memorial bike ride will take place in Greenville. The ride is 63 miles long, and there is a 25 mile option, along with a fun ride for kids. Proceeds from the ride will go to the organization MORE than Sport, a group that says they harness the power of sport to inspire and transform lives. Mirra's wife, Lauren, selected the charity as the beneficiary of the ride. Organizers say MORE Than Sport is a group Dave Mirra himself had planned to support.
For details of the ride, visit www.ecvelo.org.