23RD ANNUAL RIDE FOR MISSING CHILDREN UTICA (CNY)
Friday June 7, 2019
Troop D Oneida
You’ll be riding 2 x 2 as a unified team of bicyclists for approximately 90 miles, escorted by the NYS 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. This way we reach hundreds of schools throughout the year, each year.
The bicycles are a tribute to Sara Ann Wood, who was walking her bike when she was abducted, and they are the vehicles we use to make our journey and carry our message along. They provide a visible means to spread our message about the plight of missing and exploited children, and the importance of child safety education. Our bicycles help us to communicate with those whom we ride by and to educate those that we visit.
To participate as a Rider, you must be willing and capable of making several commitments.
This event is not about a bike ride.
The Ride For Missing Children is a one-day bike ride that stops at schools along our route to bring a message of safety.
All participating riders make a vow to raise a minimum of $500 and to support the mission and goals of The Ride and NCMEC-NY/MV. Each Rider wears a pin of a missing child that they are riding for. It becomes very personal.
This event is as emotionally draining as it is physical, but so rewarding. It is about raising awareness of what we can do to help stop child predators and bring missing kids back to somewhere safe. It raises needed funds to help distribute posters of missing children and support the mission of NCMEC-NY/MV.
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