Realities For Children hosts its 19th annual Realities Ride this year as the “No Boundaries Realities Ride” Sunday, May 24. This benefit ride – held on Memorial Day weekend and previously available only to motorcycle riders, – is now open to everyone, everywhere to be part of making every mile help a child in need. There are no boundaries to the vehicle, the ride route chosen, or even the state or country you are in to participate.
“For the past 19 years, thousands of motorcycle riders and community members have joined together on Memorial Day weekend to celebrate freedom, commemorate sacrifice, and bring hope and needed support to children who have been abused, neglected, abandoned or who are at risk,” said Craig Secher, Realities for Children founder and Executive Director. “The No Boundaries Realities Ride is in response to both honoring public health mandates and making sure that the Realities Ride continues to bring hope and support for the children we serve. We refuse to let COVID-19 stop the world’s largest ride to benefit Northern Colorado kids, and it is our hope that the new format expands our ride to more people across the world who want to be part of this amazing movement.”
The Realities Ride is the largest fundraising event for Realities for Children. It also holds a Guinness record as the largest Motorcycle Poker Run in the World. The poker run will be virtual this year.
Here is how the No Boundaries Realities Ride works:
· When is the ride? All hours on Sunday, May 24. Riders can choose when to ride.
· Who can participate? Any rider, any age, any vehicle. Kids, families, motorcycle riders, cyclists and more.
· What is the ride route? There are no boundaries to this ride route. While previously it was a set route in Larimer County, this year, riders choose their own route path, length and any stops.
· How do I enter? Register now at www.RealitiesRide.com Single riders (or drivers) donate $30, Passengers are an additional $10 donation. Registration is open now through May 23. Not able to ride? Donations are also accepted. Registration includes:
o A 2020 Realities Ride T-shirt (first 500 registered riders)
o Emailed Realities Ride 2020 image you can print out. Take a photo with wherever your Realities Ride takes you to post so we can share it with our kids.
o Entrance into all prize drawings.
o Opportunity to participate in online contests including:
§ Bike show courtesy of Cycle Source Magazine.
§ Oldest Realities Rider, Furthest Away Rider and much more!
Thanks to the event sponsors and the members of Realities For Children, 100% of all registrations and donations go toward emergency services and direct support of children in Larimer County providing critical services to children who have been abused, neglected, abandoned or are at risk.
“Hope and kindness knows no boundaries and the No Boundaries Realities Ride is a way for all of us to rally together and show our children just how many people are fighting for them during this difficult time,” said Secher.