The Ride for Missing and Exploited Children returned in 2022 after a 2-year hiatus. The Guilderland YMCA hosted the event, which is in its 13th year in Albany. The ride will aim to accomplish two purposes. The riders will raise money for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), all of which goes towards continued investigation on active cases and providing safety education programs to schools, parents, and community organizations. Riders will also stop at local schools to interact with students and bring the message of child safety and abduction prevention.
During the 100-mile ride, riders will stop for educational rest stops, and will incorporate “silent tributes” to missing children, recovered children, and fallen officers along the way.