Monday, September 29, 2008

"Ride for Kids" 2008

On Sunday, September 21st I had the privilege of riding the Philadelphia Ride for Kids event, which benefits the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. I've done all four RFKs since it came to my area. The police-escorted ride begins at the King of Prussia Mall and winds thru back roads and tiny lanes in the Valley Forge area, before ending at Longwood Gardens.  While the route is very nice, the group ride/parade/gaggle experience is about what you'd expect with over 500 bikes.  While it's far from my favorite type of riding, the event is really about the kids and the cause. We raised over $169,470 this year at the Philly event.  RFK events raised over $4.5 million last year for pediatric brain tumor research and for college scholarships for brain tumor survivors. Ride For Kids  events take place all over the country; please take time to check out PBTF's and RFKs websites and perhaps find a ride you can do if you haven't yet.  By the way, I collect donations year 'round, so please email me (from my Profile page) if you're so inclined.  (Click to enlarge the photos below).
RegistrationThe gaggle awaitsCool trike (?)Honda Rune...rareNice '77 GoldwingLongwood GardensIt's all for the kids!One of the Stars

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

These sort of charity rides are more often than not full of less-skilled riders that can make it uncomfortable. Just keep your space cushion and remember who it's for!

October 4, 2008 at 12:05:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

[quote]While the route is very nice, the group ride/parade/gaggle experience is about what you'd expect with over 500 bikes[/quote]

No lie! Lots of grossly inexperienced riders on heavyweight motorcycles -- but it's for the kids, after all. Keep your space cushion as best you can ...

October 4, 2008 at 12:20:00 AM EDT  

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