May 12, 2001
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Texas racer Ronnie Lunsford, best known for his non-knee-dragging riding style with endurance racing team Northwest Honda, just helped the Houston Ride For Kids raise a record $173,486. Lunsford has worked with the Ride For Kids for years and served as the Task Force leader in the 2001 ride held April 22, 2001. The ride was attended by over 850 motorcyclists who were led by Police escort through the Texas countryside.<BR><BR>Ride For Kids is a charity of American Honda and the Honda Rider's Club of America and supports the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation of the United States. Although the program provides educational programs and support services for patients and families of patients, the goal of the Ride For Kids is to raise money to find the cause and cure for pediatric brain tumors.<BR><BR>The Ride For Kids was started in 1984 and has since raised over $6.9 million. <BR>