The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) announced the return of the Ride for Missing Children after a two-year hiatus. The event is a series of in-person cycling events taking place in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Utica and Albany. It has a long-standing history of raising awareness of the plight of missing and exploited children, educating children and parents on critical child safety issues, and raising funds to support the services of NCMEC across New York and beyond.
The ride in Buffalo (Friday, June 3; Cheektowaga Town Park) will feature a brand-new “spoke and hub” format this year that enables riders to do the full 100-mile ride or choose shorter mileage options. This format will also include many school “ride by” opportunities along the routes, and plenty of stops back at the starting location “hub.”
For more information on how to participate in the Ride for Missing Children, visit missingkids.org/theride. Registration is currently open for all rides.
Since 1984, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children has served as the leading private, nonprofit organization helping to find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation and prevent future victimization. NCMEC has circulated billions of photos of missing children, assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than 348,000 missing children, and facilitated training for more than 379,000 law enforcement, criminal/juvenile justice and health care professionals. NCMEC also operates the CyberTipline, a mechanism for reporting suspected child sexual exploitation, which has received more than 86 million reports since it was created in 1998. To learn more about NCMEC, visit missingkids.org. Follow @MissingKids on Twitter and like @MissingKids on Facebook.