2015 St. Louis Ride for Kids

2015 St. Louis Ride for Kids Raises $46,000The 14th edition of the St. Louis Ride for Kids this past weekend had raised over $46,000 to support the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

This year’s St. Louis Ride for Kids honored local brain-tumor survivors Ashleigh, Brian, Courtney, Daniel, Hayley, Isabelle, Jamazia, James, Josh, Sarah and Zachary. These survivors are Ride for Kids Stars, and their families are grateful for motorcyclists’ fundraising efforts for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

Zachary’s father, David, told the crowd “we have come to all 14 St. Louis Ride for Kids. We come because in a small way we want to say thanks to each of you for supporting our family. I believe that Zachary would not be here without all of your support.”

About 225 motorcyclists participating in the 2o15 St. Louis Ride for Kids which began at St. Charles Community College in Cottleville and continued through farmlands and vineyards before participants stopped for pulled pork sandwiches.

As for the raffles at 2015 St. Louis Ride for Kids, Marty Hall won the drawing for a new Honda Rebel; Al Buhler won a Scorpion helmet and a Dunlop tire; and a Cardo Systems Scala Rider TeamSet went to Bryce Cramer.

As of Aug. 17, the individual, motorcycle club/chapter and motorcycle business with the most raised were Dennis Long ($3,235), GWRRA MO-Z ($7,573)and Niehaus Cycles ($10,602). The top non-motorcycle group was Mungenast Automobile Family ($5,000).

The 2015 St. Louis Ride for Kids had raised a total of $46,290 by ride time, and is still collecting donations online. Fundraisers will receive incentive credit through Sept. 16. This year’s task force leaders were Greg and Mary Hoette, John Lehmann, Norm and Angie Riekena, and Marty Hall.

For additional information, visit Ride for Kids.