2019 Ride For Missing Children – Syracuse
Sports Center 481, 6841 Collamer Road, East Syracuse NY 13057
Friday, September 28, 2018
- Check-In begins at 6:45am
- Opening Ceremony begins at 7:20am
- The Ride departs at 8:00am
- Riders return at 5:00pm
Starting Point & Ride Time
We will begin our Sports Center 481 in East Syracuse, NY. We will leave the Sports Center at approximately 8:00 AM and get back at approximately 5:00 PM. Bring you bike and gear bag into the Sports Center and you will be directed where to put them.
Total riding time will be approximately 9 hours, with planned rest stops, visiting local schools along the way.
Make sure you you arrive early to allow yourself time to hear our motivational speaker and learn important information for the day.
We will be stopping at 5 elementary schools for 15-20 minute rest stops along the route and riding by multiple other schools. Riders will have the opportunity to interact with the kids by handing out RFMC wristbands. This is also the time to grab food and beverage and hit the restrooms.
SAG Wagons (“Supplies and Gear”) will be available to carry your gear along the Ride. At each rest stop the SAG Wagon crew arrives ahead of us to set up the food and beverage tables and have your gear bags ready for you. Riders are asked to keep the weight of their gear bags to less than 20 lbs. Information on what to bring with you is given at our Rider meetings, in our Rider Manual and Ride Emails. There are also vehicles available as part of our procession for Riders who are not able to maintain the Ride pace during a portion of the Ride. Just pull over if you need a break or have a bike issue and the bus will pick you up. Simply re-join the group at the next stop.
This is a Rain or Shine Ride!
The Ride for Missing Children is a rain or shine ride. We have thousands of school children waiting for us to visit them with our message of child safety. All Riders should be prepared for all kinds of weather on the day of the Ride. We encourage you to attend our orientation rides to experience the effects of rain on your bike and to learn to dress for any type of weather.
What Is The Closing Ceremony?
All riders are encouraged to stay for dinner and closing remarks. It’s a great way to celebrate your accomplishment!