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TORRANCE, Calif., (October 20, 2016) – The Ride for Kids and Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation will be making its annual appearance for the 2016 Los Angeles Ride for Kids charity event on October 29th. American Honda Motor Company will commemorate its 25-year anniversary by serving as the presenting sponsor and teaming up with Ride for Kids to host the event at its Torrance headquarters. Local communities are highly encouraged to work together by coming out to support the event and help eliminate the challenges of childhood brain tumors.
Ride for Kids is the longest-running, most successful motorcycle charity event in the nation. Since 1984, motorcyclists have raised funds to help children with brain tumors, which are the top cause of cancer death in children.
The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation was created in 1991 by the founder of Ride for Kids, and is now the leading nonprofit funding research into childhood brain tumors. The events also fund free educational resources, college scholarships for brain tumor survivors and emergency financial aid for families.
More than $125,000 was raised during the 2015 Los Angeles Ride for Kids event, consisting of a massive turnout that witnessed the gathering of nearly 700 supporters. For 2016, donations have already exceeded $90,000 and the overall goal is to continue the events growth by raising $145,000.
The 40-mile motorcycle ride will begin at the Honda headquarters in Torrance before makings its way towards the Palos Verdes Peninsula (PVP). All participants who are looking to join the ride aboard their motorcycles should come equipped with the necessary safety gear that is required by state law. The event will provide plenty of fun-filled activities for families throughout the day, including a costume contest, entertainment, giveaway of a new motorcycle and other prizes.
Supercross Star Trey Canard’s 2016 Ride for Kids Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5-KJOeaGM0
- SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29
- Registration – 8 a.m.
- Ride Begins – 10 a.m.
American Honda Motor Company, Inc.
1919 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, Ca. 90501
Event Route Has Been Updated Below
We’re celebrating 25 years of Ride for Kids in Southern California this Saturday, Oct. 29. Sign up today at www.rideforkids.org/la so you don’t miss all the milestone festivities!
New this year, riders will start at American Honda in Torrance and make their own way to CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles.
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
1919 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90501
Registration opens: 8 a.m.
Kickstands up: 10 a.m.
The party starts at 8 a.m. with a light breakfast, music by Jack FM and K-Earth, and a performance by the Victor McLaglen Motor Corps. Dress up to compete in our costume contest, then head to CRAFTED for more festivities!
CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles
112 E. 22nd St.
San Pedro, CA 90731
Gates open at 11 a.m.
Arrive by lunchtime to cheer a motorcade of Ride for Kids Stars, enjoy live music by Echo Love Chamber and have lunch from Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. Our Stars will help announce the top fundraisers and costume contest winners. We’ll also give away great prizes, including a new Honda Fury (must be present to win).
There’s no charge to ride, but a minimum donation of $40 is encouraged. As a thank you for your $50 donation, you’ll receive a collectible T-shirt and a 25thyear Ride for Kids patch.
Sign up now!
Advance registration bonus: Raise $100 or more by noon Pacific this Friday and you’ll receive an extra prize drawing ticket!
A special thank you to our local sponsors, including Cycle Trader, CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, NSX Club of America, Long Beach BMW, Echo Love Chamber, Gallagher Staging, Victor McLaglen Motor Corps, Arctic Glacier Ice, 93.1 Jack FM, K-RTH, and SoCal Cycle Swap Meet.
If you’d like to volunteer, check out our online signup page.
See you this Saturday in Torrance!