Youth Road Racers for PBTF

Pocketbike charity event for Ride for Kids

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Nov. 07, 2008
The upcoming Cycle World International Motorcycle Shows stop in Long Beach will feature a charity event consisting of youth road racers on pocketbikes.

Organized by Youth Road Racing U.S.A., the event will have young riders racing against the clock to raise money for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) at the show, Dec. 5-7 in Long Beach, Calif.

Riders will try to complete as many laps as they can on Blata pocketbikes on a closed course at the Long Beach Convention Center. Youth Road Racing U.S.A. is still accepting sponsors.Sponsors have pledged to make a donation for every lap their riders finish. All proceeds raised will be donated to the PBTF, supported by Rides for Kids.

The young racers will attend a meet-and-greet with fans and the media on Dec. 5 before hitting the track in three 30-minute sessions on Dec. 6. They will return on Dec. 6 for two more 30-minute sessions.

Youth Road Racing U.S.A. is a program that offers young riders a chance to learn motorcycle racing skills. Recent racers who have gone through the program include 2008 AMA Road Race Rookie of the Year Tommy Aquino, and Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies Cup riders Austin DeHaven and 2008 Champion Benny Solis Jr.

For information on how to sponsor a rider in the PBTF fundraiser, visit or write to