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  • Writer's picturePamela Mustee


Updated: Nov 28, 2023

(Utica, NY) – The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children-MV branch is hosting their third informational meeting for interested riders of the 2023 Ride for Missing Children-CNY on Monday, April 10th at 6pm for new riders at MVCC, 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica in Room 225 in the Schafer building. The general ride meeting will start at 7pm in the Alumni Center (Snack Bar Area of the Student Lounge).

The 27th Annual Ride for Missing Children will take place on Friday, June 2nd. The event is a one-day, 90-mile bike ride across the Mohawk Valley that promotes awareness and hope in the plight of missing and exploited children across the country.

The Ride is the biggest annual fundraiser for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children - Mohawk Valley office. Each rider takes a vow to honor the memory of all missing children, to raise public awareness of the plight of missing and exploited children and the need for child safety education, and to raise funds to support missing children poster distribution and community education.

Ride leadership is hoping to reach anyone interested in becoming a 2023 rider to come to this informational meeting.

The April 10th new rider meeting will address safety, clothing, medications, day-of gear bag and equipment. You do not need to be registered to attend. The general meeting starting at 7pm will include guest speaker Nick Gudyka, Ride Organizing Team Member and a presentation by Maria Cappoletti, CEO of the Kelberman Center, speaking about Autism Awareness Month. In addition, new riders will be introduced, sponsor recognition, fundraising discussion and other ride day details.

Registration is currently open for the 2023 Ride. More information can be found by joining the Ride Facebook community page at

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