Nice weather for first Ride for Missing Children Commitment Ride

New riders in this year's Ride for Missing Children get their first taste of riding with a pack of riders on Saturday in Westmoreland.

Posted: Mar 31, 2018 8:10 PM

Westmoreland, N.Y. - Bright sunny skies and temperatures in the high 30's Saturday morning were both welcome sights for about 100 bike riders in Westmoreland.


Those 100 people took part in the first Ride for Missing Children Commitment Ride of the year.

The commitment rides are designed to get new riders familiar with what its like riding in a large pack of riders before they do so in the 22nd annual Ride for Missing Children takes place on June 1st.

That day several hundred bikers take part, and everyone has to be in unison or it could spell disaster.

Jim White is the Ride For Missing Children Leadership Team President. White says this is a day both the new riders and experienced riders have waited for for months, "We have a new rider group, they been waiting since October and they get a lot of coaching, they have a little classroom type stuff and this will be the first time that they've actually been out on the road to experience what we do."

All new riders will have to go through at least four of these commitment rides over the next 8 weeks before the actual Ride for Missing Children.

Commitment rides will take place every Thursday night and Saturday and Sunday morning through race week.

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