3rd ANNUAL RIDE FOR MISSING CHILDREN TEXAS
We along with many of our hard-working volunteers that comprise our Ride planning committees and leadership teams for the Texas ride, have made the difficult but necessary decision to POSTPONE the ride to Fall of 2020. While we are heartbroken to make this announcement, we absolutely want to make certain that we are protecting our riders, volunteers, children, families, law enforcement partners, school personnel and our communities at large by doing everything we can to limit exposure.
You’ll be riding 2 x 2 as a unified team of bicyclists for 30 miles, escorted by the APD Police and local law enforcement of the jurisdictions along our route. The Ride stops at schools along the way for educational rest stops. We engage with the students bringing our message of child safety and abduction prevention and there is often a presentation at each school. For others, we Ride by while the students cheers us on. Before the Ride we reach out to schools that may or may not be along the Ride route with educational and awareness programs.
The Ride for Missing Children, and the mission of the NCMEC–TX office does not happen without the efforts of countless volunteers. Participation opportunities abound both on the day of The Ride, and throughout the year. Day-of-the-Ride volunteers provide logistical support to Riders all along the route, and in particular at school rest stops. While the Riders are the most visible part of the Ride, Volunteers are equal members of the team. The Ride for Missing Children does not happen without the support, assistance, and efforts of the Volunteers. Volunteers are needed not just on the day of The Ride but throughout the year helping with planning for the annual Ride event, and assisting in the mission of NCMEC-TX.
To participate as a Rider, you must be willing and capable of making several commitments.
Sponsored by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Texas Regional Office (NCMEC/TX), the Austin Ride for Missing Children is a bike ride that raises funds to support prevention education programs in the community.
Each rider is responsible for submitting a pledge log noting contributions totaling at least $250 regardless of age, occupation or scholastic status. The donations cannot be split among riders.
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