The 2016 Ride for Kids season opened from coast to coast over the weekend, with a dual-sport and adventure ride in Southern California and a road ride in South Carolina. The events combined to raise more than $72,000 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s research and family support programs.
In California, riders met at Glen Helen Raceway on April 9 to honor local brain tumor survivors Bryan and Izaiah. The group enjoyed a day-long trek through the mud of the San Bernardino National Forest. As of ride time, the event had raised more than $37,000. Donations are still being accepted online at www.rideforkids.org/socal.
South Carolina’s riders gathered at Lexington High School outside Columbia on April 10. The Ride for Kids Stars were Anna, Kaylyn, Keldon, Logan, Nathaniel, Peyton and Rob. Several of these brain tumor survivors and their families participated in the scenic ride through the countryside. The S.C. Midlands event has raised more than $35,000 so far for the kids. You can add to the total by making a donation at www.rideforkids.org/midlands.
The next Ride for Kids event is in Houston on April 24. Find a ride near you and sign up today to help cure the kids!