17TH ANNUAL RIDE FOR MISSING CHILDREN SYRACUSE
Friday, September 27, 2019
Sports Center 481
The Syracuse Ride for Missing Children is run by a group of local volunteers who believe we can have a positive impact on these numbers. In the latest reported annual numbers, for Onondaga County; 443 children were reported missing and 1,917 were reported as Abused or Mistreated. We are working with the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children of NY (NCMEC/NY) in their mission is to find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation and prevent future victimization.
We provide hope to the families of the missing, and funding for their mission efforts improving children’s lives. We deliver our message on an escorted bicycle ride through Onondaga County. Along the way we stop at schools to raise awareness in children about being safe. This year we will interact with over 7,000 children promoting the message of safety.
To participate as a Rider, you must be willing and capable of making several commitments.
Syracuse Ride For Missing Children Rider Commitments
- Raise a minimum of $300 to support our prevention education programs. If you recruit a NEW rider, you both pledge only $250 each. Wonderful incentive prizes for pledges over $400 will be available this year! All pledges must be in by September 25th. Please use this donation log for off-line donations. RFMC 2019-Donation-Log
- Help NCMEC in our mission in promoting awareness of the plight of all missing and exploited children and the need for child safety and abduction prevention education.
- Participate in, train for, and ride in the 50 -100 mile Ride for Missing Children at a pace of 15 – 17 mph (on the flats).
- If you are “new” to the Ride for Missing Children, you must complete a minimum of 2 Orientation Rides to be certified to ride.The goal of the orientation rides is to learn how to ride together in a large group over a long distance at a uniform pace. All Riders are encouraged to make at least one ride so that we can train as a group. Endurance training should be done on the riders own time. Orientation Rides begin on Saturday, July 20th. Click to view Orientation Ride Schedule: SYR Orientation Ride Schedule
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