WHAT EXACTLY IS THE SYRACUSE RIDE FOR MISSING CHILDREN?
WHEN IS THE RIDE?
Sponsored by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children/New York (NCMEC/NY), the Syracuse Ride for Missing Children is a 100-mile ride made by bicycle riders or "Friends of Missing Children" that raises funds to support prevention education programs and to remember all missing children. More than 2,000 children are reported missing in the United States each day*, some in our own community. For most families, this is only a brief scare as the child turns up in a few minutes or hours. But for some, the nightmare of a missing child becomes a grim reality. NCMEC's mission is to help recover missing children, protect all children from sexual exploitation, and assist in the prevention of these crimes.
The Annual Syracuse Ride for Missing Children will be held on Friday, September 27, 2013.
HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THE RIDE?
You can register on-line through Active.com by clicking here!
WHEN AND WHERE DO WE START?
This year we will begin the ride at the CNY Family Sports Centre, 7201 Jones Rd., Syracuse NY 13209. The opening ceremonies is tentatively set to begin at 7:00 AM and riders will depart approximately 8:00AM
WHERE DO I PARK THE CAR?
There is ample parking available at the CNY Center
WHERE DO WE GO?
The 2013 Syracuse Ride for Missing Children (Route to be determined).
HOW FAR IS THE RIDE?
The approximate total distance is 100 miles. The actual distance may be somewhat longer due to unexpected traffic detours and the location of the specific schools along the way.
DO I HAVE TO RIDE THE ENTIRE ROUTE?
All riders are encouraged to ride the entire route but do NOT have to. Sag Wagons (Supplies And Gear) will be available to provide riders a break if necessary.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR THE RIDE?
Review both the Riders Manual as well as some training suggestions from our Lead Shepherd for information on how to prepare for the ride.
DO I HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TRAINING RIDES?
Maybe. If you have participated in the ride before, participation in the training rides is not mandatory. But, it is strongly encouraged. If this is your first ride, you must complete at least
2 group training rides and you are encouraged to participate in as many as possible. In the training rides you will learn important skills for riding in a large group and maintaining an even riding pace.
WHEN ARE THE TRAINING RIDES?
We have numerous group training rides scheduled both during the week and on weekends in the months leading up to the ride. All Riders are encouraged to attend at least one ride per weekend. Training Schedule Coming Soon!
DO I HAVE TO RAISE MONEY IN ORDER TO RIDE?
Yes, one of the primary goals of the ride is to raise money for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children- New York Branch. Each rider\member of the Friends of Missing Children team must raise a minimum of $300 in donations in order to participate in the ride or recruit a new rider and you both ride for $250 each!
HOW DO I RAISE THE FUNDS?
When you register on line to reserve your spot in the ride, an on line donation page will be set up specifically for you! By sending potential donors a link to your fund raising page it will be easier than ever to meet your fund raising goal!