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Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies Cup riders took to the streets of Indianapolis for the Kick Start Celebration on Sept. 9.

Sep 9, 2008

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A large crowd gathered at Monument Circle for the Kick Start Celebration on Sept. 9 in Indianapolis.

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Corey Rech, from Liverpool, N.Y., will compete in the Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies Cup race Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies Cup riders Frankie Lee Gillim, left, Tomas Puerta, center, and Corey Rech participated in the Kick Start Celebration on Sept. 9 on Monument Circle in Indianapolis.

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A variety of racing bikes, ranging from vintage to MotoGP machinery, framed the podium for the Kick Start Celebration on Monument Circle on Sept. 9 in downtown Indianapolis.

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Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard spoke at the Kick Start Celebration.

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A Valentino Rossi Yamaha bike was on display at the Kick Start Celebration. Five-time MotoGP World Champion Rossi will race Sept. 14 at the Red Bull Indianapolis GP at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Sep 9, 2008

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The 125cc KTM motorcycles on which the Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies Cup and Red Bull Riders Cup competitors will race this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Riders in the Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies Cup participated in the bike parade to the Kick Start Celebration.

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The unique style and energy of Red Bull was evident at the Kick Start Celebration.

Sep 9, 2008

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Dignitaries who participated in the Kick Start Celebration included (from left): IMS President and Chief Operating Officer Joie Chitwood, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. President Tamara Zahn and Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association Director of Communications and Public Relations Bob Schultz.

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A Red Bull stunt rider performs a trick.

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A variety of vintage motorcycles were on display.

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Indianapolis motorcycling enthusiast Greg Sickmeier rode to the Kick Start Celebration on his Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda replica machine.

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Hayden Gillim, from Owensboro, Ky., is one of the top young riders in the Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies Cup.

Sep 9, 2008

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Members of the Indianapolis Police Department's motorcycle patrol led a motorcycle parade to the Kick Start Celebration Sept. 9 in Indianapolis.

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway President and Chief Operating Officer Joie Chitwood welcomed fans and described many of the activities taking place at IMS during Red Bull Indianapolis GP Race Week.

Sep 9, 2008

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Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies Cup riders relaxed before their intense competition starts this weekend at the Red Bull Indianapolis GP.

Sep 9, 2008

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