The Need for Support
Our work has taken on even greater meaning during this pandemic, as the crisis is disproportionately affecting abused and neglected children.
Experts in the field are sounding the alarm about the expected rise in child abuse, child sex trafficking, and domestic violence during this time in our history, especially with the economic stressors being put on families. While the need is increasing, our State funding is in jeopardy due to the increased need for State resources in response to this emergency.
Our tri-county area is home to approximately 300 children that find themselves removed from their biological homes and separated from their parents and usually siblings. These children’s lives are further disrupted as they enter into the Court and Child Welfare Systems which are simply too over-burdened and under-resourced to adequately address their needs. One of the grave concerns that we have with the pandemic is the inability of anyone - CASA volunteers, child protection workers, or other stakeholders - to physically see the children.
HELP US PROVIDE SERVICES TO 10 MORE CHILDREN
In addition to creating your fundraising page, you must register to ride at https://www.bikereg.com/47363
There are 5 rides to choose from. The 4 shorter distances represent various measurements of NJ.
Ride the Width of NJ: 57 miles
Ride the Length of NJ: 212 miles
Ride the Perimeter of NJ: 480 miles
Combined Distance Challenge(first 3 rides): 749 miles
Founders Challenge: 1,787 miles
The longest ride, the Founders Challenge, is 1,787 miles and represents the year that NJ was founded. Your challenge is to complete your chosen distance between 6/15/2020 and 8/15/2020. You can ride indoors, outdoors, online, offline, etc. Just ride!
To learn more go to https://www.bikereg.com/47363
You don't have to be in NJ to complete the challenge. All riders are welcome!
The rules are pretty simple. Complete your ride sometime between 6/15/20-8/15/20 and receive your medal or medals. That's right, if you sign up for a longer challenge you will also receive the medal for any of the shorter distances. For example, complete the perimeter ride and you will receive the width and length medals. Complete the Founders Challenge and receive all 5 medals!
If you choose the family challenge you can have up to 2 adults and 3 kids(must be under 16) registered. Everyone that participates in the challenge in the family will receive a custom medal or medals. Family mileage is cumulative. If a family of 4 rides 1 mile that counts for 4 miles.
You must be registered at https://www.bikereg.com/47363 to be awarded medals.