"The Rider" begins when E.B., or Eldon Bourelle Brandt is about to turn sixteen. His passion is motocross racing and his desire is to be a Honda Young Rider and join this new team that races the two-cycle Honda Elsinore. Alika Summers is a willful, beautiful, redheaded orphan who has loved E.B. for a long time. "Mister E.B. Brandt, get set, cause here I come." E.B. has been involved with racing by sneaking rides on other kid's motorcycles because his father Carl Brandt won't let him ride. His grandfather, John Henry Brandt was a National Champion flat tracker and wants E.B. to race. Carl Brandt has a secret. He doesn't want E.B. anywhere near motorcycles because of that secret. Things come to a head when E.B. uses his yard mowing money to buy a mini-bike and Carl tells him to sell it or else. E.B. rebels for the first time in his life. He feels sad about not doing what his father says, but he knows a racer must start young or not at all. Two more books in this series are planned. E.B. has a long way to go to see his dream become reality.