Eric's dream and intended legacy demonstrates his love for all things motocross, in particular, Enduro Riding, and ultimately, the pinnacle of motocross, the International Six Day Enduro (ISDE).
Eric qualified for the first time for the Finland ISDE 1996, and was ultimately unable to attend due to lack of finances. Heart-broken, never wanting this to happen to any other qualifier, his goal was to set up a Non-Profit to help others achieve their dream of racing the ISDE.
Eric went on to qualify & compete in several other ISDE races, including Italy, Australia, and his final Enduro in Chile.
Riding his dirt bike was the sport of his life.
Eric was diagnosed with Stage 4 Adenocarcinoma at age 41, the battle of his life, he died in less than a year, 2013. But in his strength, determination, and love for the sport he rode Mt. Rainier just two weeks prior to his untimely death.
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This Eric Cleveland Memorial ISDE Team 501 (c)(3) non-profit has been created in his honor to help fulfill the dreams of other ISDE qualifiers.
Eric Cleveland ISDE Memorial Team is solely funded by donations.
Annual Gumby Games Fundraiser - Every September - Driftwood Camp, Oregon
- Eric the Kid -
The youngest of seven siblings, and the only one allowed on anything other than a bicycle. No one rode anything with a motor, let alone allowed to race. But Eric was the charming baby ...
Age 7 was his first Flat Track race was on a 3-wheeler, he crashed and broke his arm ... Didn't stop this dare-devil of a kid! He mowed lawns to pay his father back for his first 100cc racing nearly every weekend that he could. Loving the sport Eric graduated from Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in Phoenix, AZ with perfect attendance and straight A's.
That was Eric, striving to be the best in what he loved.
He joined Jay Payne Racing as a Mechanic in the NHRA circuit for several years.
Eric raced all over the USA & Worldwide with ISDE
1996 Finland Qualifier
1997 Raced ISDE Italy
1998 Raced ISDE Australia
2007 Raced ISDE Chile
- Eric the Giver -
For years Eric sponsored & paid for all the lady's entry fees throughout the race seasons at Sandy Clam at Oregon Dirt Park
Always a kid at heart, he mentored numerous riders, especially kids ...
relating to these young riders and their dreams of racing by investing his time and talent with each and every one.
- Eric's Dream -
Non-Profit Corporation 501 (c)(3)
Established in Eric's Memory
November 25, 2013
Club Team ISDE Qualifiers
Legacy pays for ISDE Entry Fees
Donates T-Shirts for Fundraising Efforts
Keeping the dream alive