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BIKES: Ride For Kids Record in Asheville

7 July 1999

Asheville, NC - 460 Riders raised over $121,000 in the Asheville, North Carolina
Ride For Kids on Saturday, June 26 - an increase of 70% over 1998! Held in
conjunction with the annual Honda Hoot, the event was covered by reporters from
ABC-TV, Speedvision, the Asheville Citizen Times and Atlanta Journal-
Constitution newspapers, and Red Rider, Motorcycle Consumer News, Rider
and Backroads Magazines. Racing champion Jamie James, and Honda-sponsored drag
racer Scott Grigalanus joined Duke University's Dr. Darell Bigner and Dr. Orren
Beatty of the Ruth and Billy Graham Children's Health Center to thank
participants for their outstanding fundraising effort. Rita Warren, mother of
little brain tumor patient Hannah Warren, expressed her family's gratitude in a
simple and moving speech. The Top Individual Fund Raisers were Mike and Deanna
Culpepper from Ft. Worth, TX with $15,022. The Top Club/Chapter honors went to
the Tennessee Honda Rider's Club from Murfreesboro, TN with $18,354 raised. And
the Top Dealership was Sloan's Motorcycles and ATV from Murfreesboro with
$18,789. Harold Vassar of Eden, NC was the excited winner of the new Honda
motorcycle that was given away. The next Ride for Kids will be in Oakbrook,
Illinois on July 18.

The Ride for Kids is the official charity of the American Honda Motorcycle
Division, and the funds raised at Ride for Kids events support the activities of
the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation of the United States. Ride for Kids has
collected in excess of 7.1 million dollars since its inception in 1984. The
Foundation sponsors 17 events in 1999 in the following cities: San Bernardino,
CA; Houston, TX; Torrance, CA; Washington, GA; Atlanta, GA; Utica, NY;
Asheville, NC; St. Paul, MN; Oakbrook, IL; Marysville, OH; Harriman, NY;
Worcester, MA; Ann Arbor, MI; Enumclaw, WA; Columbia, MD; Sacramento, CA, and
Phoenix, AZ. For more information on the Ride for Kids and how you can become
involved, contact the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation of the United States at
1-800-253-6530 or visit their web site at [].