In 1995, a group of 7 cyclists rode their bicycles from Utica, New York to Washington, D.C.
They arrived on the Capitol steps on May 25th, National Missing Children’s Day. Two years later, inspired by that first ride, a group of 43 riders rode their bicycles 100 miles from Albany, NY to Utica, NY to bring awareness about the plight of missing and exploited children, and the importance of child safety education.
The bicycles are a tribute to Sara Anne Wood, who was walking her bike when she was abducted, and they provide a visible means to spread our message.
26 years later, what started as a small group of bicyclists that hoped to raise awareness for the plight of one missing child, has grown into one of the biggest annual fundraisers for The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.