The Ride for Missing Children-CNY is excited to announce the inaugural Post Ride Party at the Adirondack Bank Center, hosted by the Save of the Day Foundation. The Post Ride Party will conclude the 24th Annual Ride for Missing Children on Friday, June 5th, 2020.
The public is invited to the Adirondack Bank Center to welcome riders home at approximately 5:45pm. There will be special footage from Ride day along with food, drink and entertainment.
“We are eager to involve our Ride in the excitement happening in Downtown Utica and add this new milestone to our history,” said Program Director Jody Wheet. “And this year, we will have one place where everyone can interact and participate in Ride day.”
The Post Ride Party will celebrate riders, volunteers and honored Ride guests, the families of missing and exploited children. It will be free to attend and open to the public.
The announcement comes with news of a new Ride route for 2020. This year, riders will visit five schools and go past 22 more. Full stops will be made at Westmoreland Central Schools, Notre Dame Elementary School, Whitesboro Middle School, General William Floyd Elementary School and John F. Kennedy Junior High School. The Ride is the biggest annual fundraiser for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children - Mohawk Valley office. The event is a one-day, 90-mile bike ride across that promotes awareness and hope in the plight of missing and exploited children across the country.
The Ride is made possible thanks to benefactors who underwrite the cost of the Ride, including New York Sash. The Post Ride Party is supported by Save of the Day Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization committed to promoting the needs of youth throughout the Mohawk Valley through special events, a partnership with the Utica Comets organization and direct fundraising activities.
Rider and Volunteer registration for the 2020 Ride for Missing Children-CNY is now open and the first meeting will be held February 10th, 7pm at Mohawk Valley Community College. Visit www.therideformissingchildren.com/utica/ for more information.