Tonight Cycle World and Ride for Kids® will introduce the first of two project bikes at the San Mateo International Motorcycle Show. A drawing for both will benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation® (PBTF).
“The theme this year is, ‘Choose your weapon in the war on childhood brain tumors,’ and we will feature two very different Honda bikes,” says Ride for Kids® Director Kyle Clack. "We are really excited to have two creative powerhouses—Gregg DesJardins and Troy Lee—preparing our ‘weapons’ in the war on this devastating childhood disease.”
As in 2010-11, Gregg DesJardins will work his magic on a Honda sport bike, this time a CBR250R. The second bike is a Honda Ruckus which Troy Lee has given the utilitarian treatment.
“They are both something very special, which will give everyone a choice,” says Clack. “And both choices help fund the medical research and family support programs of the PBTF.”
You can see Lee’s Ruckus in the Ride for Kids® booth at San Mateo, and and DesJardins’ CBR250R will be unveiled in Long Beach, Calif., on Dec. 9-11.
American Honda donated both bikes for the drawing, and many other companies contributed parts and craftsmanship. Honda is also moving the bike to each city on the International Motorcycle Show circuit, produced by Advanstar
This is the 12th time that Cycle World and Ride for Kids® have teamed up for a motorcycle drawing. The program has raised over $612,000 for the PBTF to date.
The PBTF will draw two winners on May 7, 2012. Tickets will be available at all International Motorcycle Show stops. Visit motorcycleshows.com to find the show nearest you. Tickets are available online or by phone at 800-253-6530.
About Gregg’s Customs
Gregg DesJardins began racing BMX on the national level at age 8. He traded pedals for a throttle in his teens, and spent years building muscle cars, hot rods and motorcycles. Gregg’s Customs now offers a comprehensive sport bike accessory product line. Gregg’s design for last year’s Ride for Kids®/Cycle World project bike, The Catalyst, raised over $53,000 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation®. See more at greggscustoms.com.
About Troy Lee Designs
What began as a hobby of a motocross racing teenager named Troy Lee, painting helmets in his parents’ garage for his friends, has grown to become recognized as the premier custom helmet paint shop in the world. Troy Lee Designs has since expanded into a full force operation, offering a product line from helmet visors and graphics, to casual wear and the all new Speed Equipment Racewear. See it all at troyleedesigns.com.
About Cycle World
Cycle World is the premier source of motorcycle performance information for the motorcycle enthusiast. With editorial content covering everything on two wheels, each issue serves to inform and inspire. Go to cycleworld.com for more.
About Ride for Kids®
Ride for Kids® supports the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation® (PBTF) by funding medical research and family support programs. Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Honda Riders Club of America, and our national insurance sponsor, GEICO. Learn more at rideforkids.org or call 800-253-6530.