Last year there was a dedicated group here in Portland that executed the first Ride For Kids ever in this area. Unfortunately, the date was Oct 2 and the weather better suited to Ark racing than a charity ride. Still, we raised close to $20K and there were almost 150 bikes that rode through the most miserable 2 hour downpour to ever grace this neck of the NW.
Here's the pisser. The local leads didn't seem to work well with the Ride For Kids liaison. Why adults can't get their sh*t sown up tight enough to make something this good work I'll never know, but in the end the relationship was soured to the point the 2006 event was simply pulled from their calendar. Knuckleheads!
Ride For Kids is a great organization that generates a tremendous amount of $$ for he Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation with very little $$ going towards administration. I think it's American Honda's biggest charity and really a Gold Wing / cruiser event, bu if it comes to your area next year I would really hope that you'd rally your boys (and girls) to represent the sportbike community and support this worthy cause.