The Buffalo Chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) is holding its annual 100-mile ride and after-party to raise funds and awareness for its mission to protect abused children.
The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 21 at Buffalo Choppers, 40 Peuquet Parkway, Tonawanda. Registration for the ride runs from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and the after party begins at 1 p.m. The event will include a chicken dinner, dice run and gift card raffle. There will be live music by the bands Steelhorse and Bad Kitty.
BACA is a 100 percent volunteer organization and all money raised at the event will go directly to the support of children in our community.
BACA members work closely with local agencies to be partnered with families where a child has been abused. Each child is assigned two BACA members who they have 24-hour access to. The child is given a riding vest and spends an afternoon with the BACA chapter at their home, getting to know the riders.
Then, any time the child is in fear, they can call their riders and they will come to the child 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. BACA members will stand guard outside of a home so a child can sleep in peace. They accompany children to court to testify against their accusers, guarding them and their families every step of the way. They do whatever it takes to fulfill the group’s mission “to empower children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live.”