In 1995, a team of seven cyclists rode their bicycles from Utica, NY to Washington, DC to raise awareness of missing children and bring a message of safety to the people they met along the way. They arrived on the steps of the Capitol building on May 25th, National Missing Children's Day. Two years later, inspired by that first ride, 43 cyclists rode their bicycles 100 miles from Albany, NY to Utica, NY with the same message of safety and awareness. Thus began the Rides for Missing Children.
The rides have grown steadily each year and now there are over 750 people participating in five separate rides in Rochester, Buffalo, Utica, Syracuse and Albany. This year will be the 17th annual ride in Rochester, NY. The purpose of the ride is to:
What is unique about this charity Ride?