Motorcycle trip around the world

Two brothers raising money charity aboard Buell bikes

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, May. 16, 2008
Brothers C.J. and Dylan Wilkins began an around the world motorcycle journey on May 10 in Calgary, Alta. to raise funds for Street Kids International.

Riding 2007 Buell Ulysses XB12X motorcycles, the brothers will travel more than 18,000 miles through 20 countries over four months in the 2008 Here to Here World Tour.

Dozens of local riders joined the Wilkins brothers at the beginning the journey and accompanied them on a group ride out of town, escorted by the Calgary Police Service.

“The launch event was fantastic,” says C.J. Wilkins. “Dylan and I both appreciated the significant turn out and the support that has been shown. We are very motivated to make Calgary proud of our mission and to keep everyone up to date on our adventure, as we raise funds for Street Kids.”

Street Kids International is a Canadian non-profit agency. It is a global leader in developing and disseminating strategies and tools to provide street youth around the world with skills and opportunities to better their lives. The fund-raising goal of the Here to Here World Tour is to raise more than C$100,000, with 100% of donations provided directly to the charity.

When not on their motorcycles, the brothers will be interacting with local youth and recording their experiences along with status updates, which can be viewed on the Here to Here website.