Ride for Kids to raffle custom Honda CBR1000RR

Publish Date: 
Dec 10, 2012

Ride for Kids custom Honda CBR1000RRLONG BEACH, Calif. - The latest offering for the annual Ride for Kids/Cycle World motorcycle drawing is a highly customized Honda CBR1000RR designed and constructed by builder Gregg DesJardins.

The drawing helps benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation which puts all the money raised toward brain tumor research, said Ride for Kids national director Kyle Clack.

Check out a gallery of images of the Ride for Kids bike

The flashy sportbike had its first public unveiling at the Long Beach stop of the Progressive International Motorcycle Show over the weekened. Clack and Cycle World publisher Andy Leisner pointed out all the volunteer work and donations that goes into building the bike, from DesJardins’ work and the custom paint job by painter Roberto Serangeli to the bike itself, which was donated by American Honda.

This marks the fourth year that DesJardins has built the Ride for Kids raffle bike. The CBR1000RR features parts and accessories donated by Performance Machine, Cycles 128, Leo Vince USA, Saddlemen, CRG, and Dunlop. Even Bell Helmets donated a helmet that got a matching paint job by Serangeli.

To enter for a chance to win the customized Honda, go to the Ride for Kids website. Tickets are one for $5 or five for $20.

The 2011-2012 drawing for a customized Honda CBR250R and Honda Ruckus raised more than $45,000 to benefit the PBTF. The raffle has brought in more than $657,000 in donations since 2000.

Posted by Dennis Johnson