What does this 100 mile Ride mean to you?
This ride means that I have an opportunity to be a part of a team who are contributing to the possibility of saving a child- that is the definition of AWESOME! This ride means offering support of our local NCMEC agency to provide funding to educate our children, supporting families who have suffered a loss, or are waiting for the return of their child. To be a part of the ride puts a purpose into my life that connects me to people that I could have never had the honor of meeting.
As a first time rider, what words describe how you are feeling about the big day?
As a first year rider – I am feeling excited & honored to be a part of this great purpose. Seeing the outpouring of volunteers and riders makes me feel inspired to see all the good in people in our community. It has encouraged me to spread the word and get as many people involved- I hope to be able to continue throughout the years to support these children and families-to giving some comfort and most of all recovery of all missing children. I have meet many different people during the practice rides, but the core of us all is our commitment to providing support for these families who have suffered a loss and to continue giving HOPE.
How are you doing on the training rides?
The training rides have been great. The support has been overflowing-you never feel less than equal-then the 16 yr veterans. The rides have been a true test of endurance. The Sheppard’s words of encouragement of the families and children that have suffered always pulls me through to the end. A very exhilarating experience. Thank you!