The Harvest Classic European and Vintage Motorcycle Rally is organized by Central Texas Motorcycle Charities a 501 c_3 nonprofit. All money raised at the rally (after costs) is donated to the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation. Thanks to our generous sponsors and rally-goers, we’ve raised over $920,000 and assisted over 1,200 Central Texas families fighting childhood cancer through our partnership with Candlelighters since the rally began in 2003. With your help, who knows how much we can raise this year? Our goal for 2022 is to hit $1 Million Dollars!
Central Texas Motorcycle Charities (CTMC) is just a small group of people whose lives have been touched by pediatric cancer, and formed a 501c3 organization so we could do some good.
Some of us are childhood friends, others are newfound ones, and we all want to do what we can to help kids fight cancer.
Many of us work on this rally in honor and memory of Emma Duke, who passed away from Neuroblastoma at the young age of 4. Emma was the sweet daughter of Russell and Kathy Duke, and throughout Emma’s struggle against childhood cancer, the Candlelighters were always there to provide counseling, special events, Christmas toys, airline tickets for out-of-town treatment, and much more. Even though Emma is in heaven, there are still kids who are fighting cancer right now, and the Candlelighters are there to help them.
Our goal at CTMC is to make the Harvest Classic be the best rally you’ve ever attended and, most importantly, raise as much money as possible for this very worthy charity.
All proceeds (after costs) from the Harvest Classic go to benefit the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation. Money is raised through rally admission fees, donations from our sponsors, t-shirt sales, proceeds from the auction, and raffle ticket sales. The CTMC is a completely grassroots, all-volunteer organization, so there is no staff payroll or administrative fees to drain money away from the charity.
We donate our proceeds to our local central Texas Candlelighters it is the most effective way to support the kind of locally-oriented, person-to-person programs that directly benefit children fighting cancer and their families. Programs that are not supported by any other charity organization.
Want to “make it a million?” We do too!
We never thought we’d be even talking about a 20th Harvest Classic, but around #13, we did start dreaming about how cool it would be to raise a total of a million dollars for the Candlelighters. Check out our progress below, and if you want to help us get there, you can hit the Paypal donation link, donate directly at the rally, or give us a shout!
|Rally Year||Donation to Candlelighters||Cumulative Donations|
|Total (so far!)||$910,000|
Contact Central Texas Motorcycle Charities
or Snail Mail to
CTMC/Harvest Classic Bike Rally
PO Box 141116
Austin, TX 78714