Jemez Riders Raise $12,000 During Third Fundraiser For Wyatt Taylor’s Medical Expenses

Wyatt Taylor, far right, with members of the Classic Air Medical crew. Classic Air donated a helicopter ride for a fundraising raffle conducted by members of the Jemez Riders that raised $12,000 for Taylor’s medical expenses. This is the third year the Jemez Riders have held a fundraiser for Taylor. Judy Foster was the lucky winner of the helicopter ride this year. The Jemez Riders have been selling tickets for the raffle for several months. Courtesy photo

Motorcycle riders from throughout the state gather at Jemez Springs for the Wyatt Taylor fundraiser. Last years event raised some $10,000 for Wyatt’s medical expenses. See for more information on the fundraiser. Courtesy photo

Chatting outside the Veterans of Foreign War Post in Los Alamos prior to setting off for the fundraising ride to Jemez Springs Saturday morning are, from left, Glenn Banks, Jemez Riders president Richard Sturgeon and Blaine Black. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Selling tickets and shirts for the event at the VFW Post Saturday morning are, from left, Brian Neff, Liz Sturgeon and Holly Aikin. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

The group of riders that set off from Los Alamos Saturday morning pose for a photo at the VFW Post. Another group set off simultaneously from Rio Rancho. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Keith and Lori Lash showed up to ride in the Wyatt Taylor fundraiser run to Jemez Springs. Photo by Maire O’Neill/