Nov 19, 2010
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Cycle World, Ride for KidsÂ® unveil latest project bike; drawing to benefit Pediatric Brain Tumor FoundationÂ®
Ride for KidsÂ® and Cycle World are longtime partners in the fight against childhood brain tumors, and tonight they will unveil their latest collaboration at the San Mateo International Motorcycle Show.
Cycle World's Project Bike by Gregg's Customs for Ride for KidsÂ® is called "The Catalyst." Bike builder Gregg DesJardins has transformed this stock Honda CBR1000RR into a one-of-a-kind machine for a drawing to benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor FoundationÂ® (PBTF).
Inspired by early 1980s Superbikes, the Catalyst is intended to help the PBTF find a cure for the deadliest form of childhood cancer. "If I have an opportunity to help sick kids I'm happy to take it," says DesJardins. "I couldn't imagine having a sick child and I would like to do all I can to help ease that situation for others."
American Honda donated the motorcycle for the drawing, as it has done for the past several years. Many other companies provided parts and craftsmanship. Thanks to Performance Machine, Dunlop, Leo Vince, Sport Chrome, Drive Systems USA, Kyle Racing, Galfer, Corbin, EMI Group and Colorzone Designs for their contributions.
Honda is also moving the bike to each city on the International Motorcycle Show circuit. Show producer Advanstar is highlighting Ride for KidsÂ® at each event.
This is the 11th motorcycle drawing that Cycle World has done with Ride for KidsÂ® for the PBTF. The promotion has raised over $557,000 to date.
"Catalysts precipitate change, and this bike is a catalyst to cure children's brain tumors," says Ride for KidsÂ® National Director Kyle Clack. "On behalf of kids in need, we thank Cycle World, Gregg DesJardins, Honda, and everyone involved in this project for giving them hope for a brighter future."
The PBTF will draw for the winner of The Catalyst on May 2, 2011. Tickets will be available at all International Motorcycle Show stops. Visit to find the show nearest you. Tickets are available online or by phone at 800-253-6530.
About Gregg's Customs
Gregg DesJardins began racing BMX on the national level at age 8. He traded pedals for a throttle in his teens, and spent years building muscle cars, hot rods and motorcycles. In 2002, while working as an engineer in the semiconductor industry, he patented LED flushmount turn signals. Gregg's Customs grew out of that invention, and now offers a comprehensive sport bike accessory product line. Gregg's bike builds have been featured in magazines around the world. See more at .
About Cycle World
Cycle World is the premier source of motorcycle performance information for the motorcycle enthusiast. With editorial content covering everything on two wheels, each issue serves to inform and inspire. Go to for more.
About PBTF Ride for KidsÂ®
Ride for KidsÂ® supports the Pediatric Brain Tumor FoundationÂ® (PBTF) by funding medical research and family support programs. Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Honda Riders Club of America, and our national insurance sponsor, GEICO. Learn more at or call 800-253-6530.