The 16th annual Marysville Ride for Kids attracted 450 motorcyclists and supporters to Ohio 's Honda of America Manufacturing plant July 28. The event, part of Honda HomeComing, raised more than $81,000 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation's medical research and family support programs.
The phalanx of motorcycles and their police escort traveled through scenic Union County across many of the area's famous covered bridges before returning to the Honda plant for the Celebration of Life program, where five local brain tumor patients shared their stories with the crowd.
The total raised in Marysville was $81,233. The top individual fundraiser was Tony Ferrito with $8,148. GWRRA OH Chapter D-3 took top club honors with $13,850 in contributions, and the top dealer was Honda Marysville Motorsports with $16,626. David Campbell of Harrod , Ohio , won the grand-prize Honda motorcycle.
The next PBTF Ride for Kids events are Aug. 5 in Central Valley, N.Y., and Middleton, Wis. For more information see rideforkids.org or call (800) 253-6530.