2014 Ride for Kids
Ride for Kids is a national series of motorcycle charity events that raise awareness and funds for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, the world’s largest nonprofit funder of research into one of the deadliest forms of childhood cancer.
The Ride for Kids program also funds free educational resources and college scholarships for brain tumor survivors. More than 28,000 children in the United States are living with the diagnosis of a brain tumor, and 13 more cases are identified each day.
American Honda is the presenting sponsor of Ride for Kids. Other national supporters include GEICO and Cycle World magazine.
This year’s fundraising features the chance to win the Ride for Kids/Cycle World project bike created by AIP Speed. They started with a stock 2014 Honda CB1100, donated by American Honda, and customized it to honor GP champion Freddie Spencer. The AIP team modeled its design after the CB750 and CB900 that Spencer raced for Honda in the early 1980s.
Styled as a modern classic, the project bike has a silver and blue paint scheme and the Ride for Kids logo.
Thanks to generous donors from the motorsports industry, it features some outstanding details:
- Arai Helmets donated a Corsair V helmet, the same type of helmet that Spencer wore.
- BrakeTech’s CBR600RR brakes were customized to fit the CB1100.
- Carbon wheels from BST are strong but lightweight for better handling.
- The DynoJet Power Commander V fuel injection module helps with tuning, and the quick shifter gives the race bike accurate shifts.
- Piggyback, multi-adjustable rear shocks from Öhlins-USA offer the most support for road racing.
- ProLine Wraps donated the decals for the bike.
- Bars from Spiegler Performance Parts have the correct superbike bend.
- The beautiful metal flake paint job is by Gered Poepke at Valley Kustoms.
- Yoshimura R&D’s exhaust pipe has the right styling for a 1980s superbike.
You can see the bike in person at the International Motorcycle Shows, at the Honda tent in Daytona and at the MotoGP in Austin.
Drawing tickets for the bike are one for $5 or five for $20. Starting today, they’re available at the Ride for Kids booth at AIMExpo and online.
The Ride for Kids/Cycle World project bike drawing benefits the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Since 2000, it has raised more than $757,000 to help eliminate the challenges of childhood brain tumors.
To learn more about the Ride for Kids, call 800-253-6530 or go to www.rideforkids.org.