Motor Officers and Civilians Compete in the North Texas Motorcycle Challenge (NTXMC) for a Third Year in McKinney, TX

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Grand Homes sponsors Skilled Motorcycle Riders Association Promoting Motorcycle Safety through Training and Helps MotorCops for Kids and Shriners Hospitals

Ken Ridout

“Being part of this precision skills event is very exciting, but being able to be part of raising funds for the Shriners Hospitals for Children is a blessing”, continues Mr. Brooks.

For a third year, DFW home builder, Grand Homes, is proud to sponsor The North Texas Motorcycle Challenge (NTXMC), a precision skills competition being held on Sept. 29-30 and October 1st, 2016 at Pat Lobb’s Toyota of McKinney.

NTXMC features various motorcycle challenges that test a rider’s skill and ability. Trophies will be awarded to the best riders. The competition is open to all Motor Officers and Civilians on motorcycles that are at least 1000cc.

Hosted by Skilled Motorcycle Riders Association, skills training will be provided to participants as a public service to promote motorcycle safety and the benefits of motorcycle training. An avid motorcycle rider himself, Stephen Brooks, CEO of Grand Homes, sees the value of training and practice. “With training and practice, civilian riders are capable of reaching the same skill and proficiency as motor law enforcement officers. The skills training offered is an effort to produce safer motorcycle riders”, says Mr. Brooks.

Sept. 29 will be a practice day with the competition taking place on Sept. 30 and Oct 1. The registration fee is $85 per competitor. The proceeds will benefit MotorCops for Kids which supports the Shriners Hospitals for Children. See more about MCFKs at

“Being part of this precision skills event is very exciting, but being able to be part of raising funds for the Shriners Hospitals for Children is a blessing”, continues Mr. Brooks.

The second annual event last year had 72 law enforcement and civilian competitors from all over the country. In the first two years, NTXMC raised $6,000 for The Ultimate Healing Kit Organization which benefited patients of the Methodist Richardson Cancer Center. The event this year could top 85 competitors locally and 24 states and Brazil.

Event details, including registration, sponsorship and vendor information is available at

About the Skilled Motorcycle Riders Association:
The Skilled Motorcycle Riders Association (SMRA) is a non-profit that promotes the benefits of motorcycle rider training and opportunities for riders to receive skills training. The goal of the SMRA is to raise awareness of motorcycle safety with riders and non-riders, strengthen the relationship between motor law enforcement officers and civilian riders and host or promote skills competitions for riders to receive training.

About Grand Homes: Grand Homes was established in 1987 by its founder Stephen H. Brooks. He felt there was a need in the Dallas housing market for a company comprised of hardworking people dedicated to building quality homes. Homes that featured designs consumers wanted. The rapid growth and immediate success of Grand Homes can be attributed to the creativity and dedication of Stephen Brooks and his team. With over 30 years experience in the home building industry, he has been a key force in setting architectural trends in the metroplex. Grand Homes thrives in the Dallas-Fort Worth market with innovative, award-winning, energy efficient designs.

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