2016 Ride For Kids Events for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

32 Events Across the Nation Bring Together Riders for a Good Cause

The Ride for Kids brings motorcycle riders together to raise funds for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
The Ride for Kids brings motorcycle riders together to raise funds for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.Photo Courtesy of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

Asheville, N.C. (April 20, 2016) – The 2016 Ride for Kids (RFK) schedule of events, in support of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF), kicks into high gear with this weekend’s ride in Houston. A total of 32 events will be hosted across the country this year in hopes of raising money to combat a disease that takes too many children too soon and affects families for a lifetime even after the battle is won.

Starting in the mid-‘80s, RFK events changed the general public’s perception of motorcyclists showcasing the generous and supportive nature of this tight-knit community. Since then, RFK and the PBTF have become the motorcycle industry’s most widely supported event and foundation, rallying the greater motorcycling community to help kids facing extreme circumstances as they fight brain tumors.

“As the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation works to eliminate the challenges of childhood brain tumors, the Ride for Kids events and the amazing people that support it help us achieve our goals year after year,” said Mary O. Ratcliffe, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. “The support the motorcycle industry has shown over the years, from the biggest manufacturers and brands to the mom-and-pop dealerships and general enthusiasts, is incredible and we’re truly grateful. Without Ride for Kids, we wouldn’t be able to make the strides we have over the past three decades.”

Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Ride For Kids
Help the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation meet its goals this year and join the ride.©Motorcyclist

While attending a Ride for Kids event is one way to support the PBTF, participants can fundraise ahead of time to earn incentives and be recognized at the event. Also until mid-May, participants can purchase drawing tickets for the one-of-a-kind Honda Gold Wing F6B, donated by Ride for Kids presenting sponsor American Honda and customized by Brian Klock of Klock Werks Kustom Cycles.

Upcoming 2016 Ride for Kids Events
April 24 – Houston, Texas
May 1 – Apex, North Carolina
May 15 – Murfreesboro, Tennessee
June 5 – Atlanta, Georgia
June 5 – Mechanicsville, Virginia
June 12 – Independence, Ohio
June 26 – South Bend, Indiana
July 16 – Marysville, Ohio
July 17 – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
July 17 – St. Paul, Minnesota
July 17 – Deerfield, New York
July 31 – Ann Arbor, Michigan
August 7 – Harmony, Pennsylvania
August 7 – Central Valley, New York
August 21 – Cottleville, Missouri
August 21 – Fletcher, North Carolina
August 28 – Framingham, Massachusetts
September 18 – Carnation, Washington
September 18 – New Hope, Pennsylvania
September 18 – Leeds, Alabama
September 25 – Ellicott City, Maryland
September 25 – Albuquerque, New Mexico
September 25 – Las Vegas, Nevada
October 2 – Fairfield, California
October 9 – Knoxville, Tennessee
October 9 – Fort Worth, Texas
October 16 – Adkins, Texas
October 23 – Ridgeland, Mississippi
October 29 – Torrance, California

To keep up to date on the latest news and more information about a Ride for Kids event near you, visit www.rideforkids.org. For more information about the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, visit www.curethekids.org.

About Ride for Kids:
Ride for Kids is the longest-running, most successful motorcycle charity event in the nation. It supports the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, the leading nonprofit seeking a cure for the top cause of cancer death in children. Ride for Kids also funds free educational resources, college scholarships for brain tumor survivors and emergency financial aid for families. American Honda is the presenting sponsor of Ride for Kids. Other national supporters include GEICO and Cycle World magazine. To ride with us to cure the kids, call 800-253-6530 or go to www.rideforkids.org.

About Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation: More children die of brain tumors than any other cancer. The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation is the leading nonprofit seeking a cure for this deadly disease and helping survivors and families cope. We've funded more than $28 million in research over the past three decades, and our programs include free educational resources, college scholarships for brain tumor survivors, emergency financial aid and mission-focused events such as Ride for Kids and the Starry Night 8.5K. To help us cure the kids, call 800-253-6530 or go to www.curethekids.org.