Bike drawing brings in $67K for Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

Publish Date: 
Jun 28, 2013

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – A photo in Cycle World magazine lured John Bretz of Rockford, Ind., to buy his ticket in the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s bike raffle.

The brightly painted Honda CBR1000RR customized by Gregg DesJardins caught Bretz's eye, so he made a $20 online donation to the PTBF for five drawing tickets.

One of those tickets was the winner, and last week the bike was delivered to Bretz at Big 4 Cycle in Newburgh, Ind. Accustomed to his two “slow and comfortable” Harleys, Bretz said he’s looking forward to trying out the sportbike donated by Ride for Kids presenting sponsor American Honda.

The prize package included the custom bike, painted by Blue Cat (Roberto Serangeli), and a matching Bell helmet. Custom parts and accessories were donated by Performance Machine, Cycles! 128, Bell Helmets, LeoVince, Saddlemen, CRG and Dunlop.

Thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts saw the bike on the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows circuit this past winter and in the Honda tent during Daytona Bike Week. This year’s drawing raised $67,845.

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

Posted by Holly Wagner