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Indian Rider Wins Ride for Kids Custom Honda CBR1000RR

John Bretz, winner of the Ride for Kids/Cycle World Honda CBR1000RR
John Bretz, winner of the Ride for Kids/Cycle World Honda CBR1000RR

Ride for Kids/Cycle World PBTF CBR1000RR Raffle

Ride for Kids and Cycle World teamed up once again last fall, raffling off a Honda CBR1000RR customized by Gregg DesJardins.

The sportbike, which was highly publicized at the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows and other events, would have a significant impact on society –  all proceeds from the raffle headed directly to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

And after months of waiting, Ride for Kids announced the winner – John Bretz of Rockford, Ind.

After seeing the “real pretty” photo of the customized CBR in Cycle World magazine, Bretz made a $20 online donation to the PBTF for five tickets. And one ticket was a winner.

Last week, Bretz picked up the bike at Big 4 Cycle in Newburg, Ind. A Harley rider, Bretz told Ride for Kids he’s looking forward to trying out the sport bike donated by Ride for Kids presenting sponsor American Honda.

The custom bike, painted by Blue Cat (Roberto Serangeli), also came with a matching Bell helmet. Custom parts and accessories were donated by Performance Machine, Cycles 128, Bell Helmets, Leo Vince, Saddlemen, CRG and Dunlop, Ride for Kids reports.

This year’s drawing raised $67,845 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Since 2001, the drawing has raised more than $725,000 to help eliminate the challenges of childhood brain tumors, Ride for Kids reports.

Look for a new Ride for Kids/Cycle World project bike drawing this fall at the International Motorcycle Shows and on rideforkids.org.

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