Long Beach – (November 7, 2008) The first-ever laps for charity event ridden solely by kids will take place the Cycle World International Motorcycle Shows® Presented by Toyota Friday, December 5 through Sunday, December 7 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Youth Road Racing USA, in partnership with the Cycle World International Motorcycle Shows, is proud to announce the event in which youth, with the support of sponsors, will complete laps on a road-racing course to raise money for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, supported by Ride for Kids®.
Youth road racers will climb aboard their Blata pocketbikes and will complete as many laps as possible on a closed course at the show. All proceeds raised from each lap they complete will be donated to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, supported by Ride for Kids®.
Youth road racing is a growing sport in the USA, developing young and determined riders into top-level racers. Recent hot prospects from youth road racing include: Benny Solis Jr. (2008 US Red Bull Rookies Cup Champion); Tommy Aquino (2008 AMA Road Race Rookie of the Year); and Austin Dehaven (2008 US Red Bull Rookies Cup Rider).
Attendees of the Cycle World International Motorcycle Shows® will have a chance to help support, watch and cheer the next up-and-coming stars as they make their debut to the public in an opportunity to help give back to the community. The event will be staged in sessions where youth riders will be racing as a team against the clock in an effort to complete as many laps possible for a wonderful cause.
The weekend event at the Long Beach Convention Center will kick-off with an opportunity for race fans and the media to meet the young racers on Friday. Saturday will see action on the track, as the riders will complete three 30-minute sessions. Sunday’s action will consist of two 30-minute stints. At the end of the five sessions, each child will tally up their sponsored support to determine the total donation provided to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
For information on becoming a sponsor please visit the Web site ( www.youthroadracing.com ) or contact Josiah Taulbee at 626-673-0145 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Ride for Kids®
Since 1984, the national Ride for Kids® program and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) have promoted childhood brain tumor research and provided family support through free literature about brain tumors, educational newsletters, online conferences and college scholarships. With the help of America's motorcycling community, Ride for Kids® has become the world's largest non-governmental source of funding for childhood brain tumor research. For more information and the 2009 schedule visit www.rideforkids.org.
About the Long Beach Cycle World International Motorcycle Show
The show will be open to the public Friday, December 5 through Sunday, December 7, at the Long Beach Convention Center, located at 300 East Ocean Boulevard, in Long Beach, California. Show hours are Friday, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the event is $13 for adults and $6 for children 6-11. Children 5 and under are admitted free. On Family Day, Sunday, December 7, children 11 and under are admitted free with a paid adult admission. Discount tickets and a half off coupon for Ladies Night Out on Friday are available on the Web at www.motorcycleshows.com. The Cycle World International Motorcycle Shows® presented by Toyota is the world’s largest motorcycle show series. For more information, call 800/331-5706 or visit www.motorcycleshows.com.
About Youth Road Racing USA
Youth Road Racing USA is an education focused youth motorcycle road racing program. The program was founded in 2003 with the intention of offering youth riders a place to learn effective motorcycle racing skills in a family friendly environment. Youth Road Racing USA offers today's youth an alternative to active sports such as football, soccer or little league teaching many of the same foundations of commitment, focus, and sportsmanship. www.youthroadracing.com.