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PBTF's Ride for Kids


    PBTF's Ride for Kids announces new national Ride for Kids Day, scheduled for September 12, 2021

    Riders across the nation will come together to support children battling brain tumors as
    dozens of Ride for Kids events will take place on the same day for the first time in over 30 years.

    On Sunday September 12th, 2021, riders across the nation will join forces on a singular day to support the 28,000 children and teens living in the United States with a brain or central nervous system tumor. The new nationwide Ride for Kids Day announcement comes with the celebration of American Honda's 30th anniversary as the presenting partner of Ride for Kids.

    As the nation's longest running charitable motorcycle ride, Ride for Kids has raised millions of dollars to support research and family programs for children battling brain tumors. Local rides have traditionally taken place on various days throughout the year. After having to adjust in-person ride events to a virtual experience in 2020, the Ride for Kids community's goal is to elevate awareness and fundraising by hosting every ride across the nation on September 12, 2021 and capitalizing on the out-pour of support for children battling brain tumors during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Ride for Kids also offers a virtual do-it-yourself component for riders anywhere who want to ride in support of children with brain tumors.

    For 30 years, Honda has walked alongside the PBTF in the search for a cure, providing critical funding for family support programs and medical research. The investment of partners like Honda has allowed the PBTF to fund over $47 million in pediatric brain tumor research to date.

    “Since the first event/ride in 1991, Honda knew that this was a perfect match - motorcyclists around the country getting together and raising money to help support the cure for childhood brain cancer. It’s a way for the on-road and off-road riding communities to team up for an important cause. One aspect of the Honda Philosophy is to be a company society wants to exist, and our partnering with the PBTF on Ride for Kids provides us the opportunity to keep strong bonds with society,” says Chuck Boderman - Vice President of General Administration, American Honda.

    Registrants and fundraisers can win Honda motorcycles and/or ATV utility vehicles, along with other fundraising incentives. The event offers top fundraisers additional incentives. National and local corporate sponsorship opportunities are also available. To take part in Ride for Kids, gather additional information, or donate, visit

    About the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

    Every day, 13 children and teens are diagnosed with a brain tumor, the deadliest form of childhood cancer. Every day after, they are in a fight for their life. It's a fight the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation is here to help families win. A leader in the brain tumor and childhood cancer communities, PBTF's mission of Care. Cure. Thrive. reflects its commitment to curing all pediatric brain tumors and transforming how children and their families are cared for. Since 1991, PBTF has provided strategic leadership and funding to accelerate the number of targeted therapies for children battling brain tumors today, while equipping families with the patient family education, financial relief, and emotional support they need to navigate their child's journey. A world without childhood brain tumors is possible when we stand together to effect real, meaningful change. Learn more at