2016 season closes with a big win in L.A.


  2016 RFK Los Angeles Star Peter
Star Peter rides in the Captain America-
mobile in Los Angeles.

The 2016 Ride for Kids season ended on a high note on Oct. 29, when riders at the Los Angeles event raised more than $220,000 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

More than 450 people joined the event at American Honda Motor Co., Inc., in Torrance. Riders completed a self-guided route through Los Angeles County before meeting up at CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles.

The Ride for Kids Stars were local childhood brain tumor survivors Amanda, Dylan, Elise, Heather, Inayah, Lisa, Michelle and Peter.

Peter’s mother, Kathy Riley, is executive director of the PBTF’s California chapter.

"The Ride for Kids holds a special place in our hearts. My son participated in the ride for the first time 20 years ago at the age of 9 and today is a young man of 29,” Riley said. “I'm incredibly grateful to all the riders for this past 20 years of support for the PBTF. Their efforts have helped Peter and so many children like him thrive."

The milestone event marked the 25th Ride for Kids in Southern California, the 25th year of American Honda's presenting sponsorship and the 25th year of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

More about the Los Angeles Ride for Kids

Donations are still being accepted online at www.rideforkids.org/la. Go to www.rideforkids.org to learn more about the 2017 season.