This past Sunday, a multitude of motorcycles made its way to American Honda headquarters in Torrance, California, for the Ride for Kids Los Angeles. Each year, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation holds a police-escorted event to raise awareness and support for the work done by the nonprofit and its many volunteers.
This year Grom owners were invited to display their custom-built minibikes among the many hopped-up Metropolitan and Ruckus scooters in attendance. The level of detail applied to these small-wheeled machines was astounding. Each bike was individually modified to meet the owner's personal tastes, and the results drew a massive crowd.
I participated in the 35-mile ride on a 1982 Honda MB5 owned by Bonnier Motorcycle Group Testing Manager Ari Henning. The event raised more nearly $100,000 for the foundation, which funds research for pediatric brain tumors, which is the leading cause of cancer death in children. Here are some of the coolest bikes that I spotted along the route.