In 2003 the Finger Lakes Ride was initiated and has now become known as the Syracuse Ride.
This year the goal is to reach 200 riders.
Sponsored by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children/New York (NCMEC/NY), the Syracuse Ride for Missing Children is a paced bike 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.
HOW ARE THE FUNDS USED?
Funds raised by the Syracuse Ride for Missing Children remain in the local community to provide case assistance and spearhead prevention education services across upstate New York.