The Adventures of Buddy the Motocross Bike: Buddy Learns Confidence

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Kyle Burger

Buddy the Motocross Bike – Buddy Learns Confidence was created by Kyle Burger in 2010. Kyle raced motocross throughout his youth and was pursuing a career in racing. On October 1st, 2008, fate stepped in and kicked his racing career to the curb.

Kyle broke his neck at the age of 18 at the Dodge Amateur Nationals, in Sacramento CA. This would halt his career in motocross but not his love for the sport.

While Kyle could not race anymore, he still was very passionate about motocross and wanted to be involved in the sport however possible. Remembering back to his childhood, there were never any motocross books on the shelves for early readers. That's when he decided to write a children’s book. A kids book about motocross, to be more precise. His goal is inspire tomorrows youth to grow up loving motocross like he did and hopefully learn to love reading through motocross books.

During the process of writing the first children’s motocross book (Buddy Learns About Confidence) he had an illustrator that was doing a great job. Unfortunately, life got in the way for him and he had to back out. So, Kyle was stuck with half of a book illustrated. That would not have made a very good motocross book...

​​​​​​​ As fate would have it, an old friend of his from school (Stephen Palmer) was finishing school to become an illustrator and they got back in touch. The rest is history. Stephen started from scratch illustrating the book and did a fantastic job creating many professional illustrations.