Enter to Win a Custom CB1100 Inspired by Dick Mann's Daytona 200-Winning Honda CR750
When Connor Waltrip was 20 months old, his parents noticed he was walking irregularly. A head CT at the hospital revealed a mass on Connor’s brain.
“When we were at Levine, we had the greatest nurse practitioner on the planet,” shares his mother Karalee in a new video series from the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. "She sat down and gave me a hug and said ‘hills and mountains my friend.’”
Every mile counts for Connor and the 13 children diagnosed each day with a brain tumor. To help ease their road, Jason Paul Michaels, a leading light in the custom motorcycle industry, has teamed up with Cycle World and American Honda.
The result: The 2017 Ride for Kids / Cycle World Project Bike, a one-of-a-kind Café Racer inspired by the Honda CR750 that the great Dick Mann rode to victory in the 1970 Daytona 200.
Donated by Honda and rebuilt by Michaels and his team at Standard Motorcycle Co., this CB1100 was recently unveiled in the following video, featuring the families Michaels met during the filming of PBTF’s interview series:
Tickets for the Ride for Kids / Cycle World Project Bike drawing start at $5, with all proceeds benefiting the PBTF. As the world's largest nonprofit solely dedicated to children and teens with brain tumors, the PBTF’s mission is to care for families along their entire journey, find a cure for the deadliest childhood cancer and help survivors thrive.
“The opportunity to work with PBTF, Honda, Cycle World and all our other partners for such a good cause has been one of the most humbling experiences we’ve had as a team to date,” says Michaels. “The entire crew at Standard Motorcycle Co. shifted into high-gear, came together as a team and made this a reality. I couldn’t be more stoked to unveil it to potential drawing winners across the country, but most importantly, the kids!"
In addition to funding research to cure the deadliest childhood cancer, the PBTF provides families with emergency financial assistance, educational resources, brain tumor family camps, scholarships for survivors and much more.
Tickets are available now at www.rideforkids.org/projectbike. The winner will be drawn at AIMExpo the weekend of September 21-24.