We ride 100-miles in one day, as one, unified team of riders,
riding 2x2 at a 14-15 mile pace and escorted by local law enforcement in each jurisdiction. The Ride stops at schools
along the route for educational rest stops, with silent tributes to missing children, recovered children and fallen
officers along the way. New this year is the introduction of a 45-mile half-ride. These riders will join the group
at lunch and finish the remainder of the route. Riders, their families and friends will be welcomed at the finish
with a grand celebration!
In May of 1995, a team of bicyclists rode their bicycles from Central New York to the steps of our nation's capital,
to promote public awareness on the plight of all missing children. They arrived in Washington, DC on National Missing
Children's Day, May 25th, at distance of 529 miles. The Utica community continued the tradition of a Ride and because
of this success, NCMEC/NY introduced the 100-mile Ride for Missing Children to the Rochester, Albany, Finger Lakes
and Buffalo communities.
The mission of "The Ride" is to:
Remember all missing children
Spread awareness of the plight of all missing and exploited
Raise funds to support prevention education programs, poster
distribution and the mission of NCMEC/NY.