Now that The Ride For Missing Children has ended, we’re speaking with some of the riders from Team First Source about their experience. Here’s what Tanya Keller had to say:
Describe Your ride experience in one word:
What did you take away from Friday’s ride?
An overwhelming feeling of hope for every child that has not been brought home yet, inspiration in witnessing the unbelievable courage that these families display, and knowing for a fact that our part in this is most definitely going to make a difference in keeping our children safe.
What missing child did you ride for and do you know their story?
Mark William Seelman, he went missing in 1990, at the age of 18 from Remsen, NY. He would be the same age as me today, 36 years old.
What was your favorite part of the day?
The first school we visited, because as a first time rider, I really had no idea what to expect and the welcome was absolutely mind-blowing.
Do you plan on riding next year and would you recommend the ride to others?
Absolutely and most definitely, without a doubt. They got me….hook, line, and sinker! If there is ever a time when I am not physically able to ride, I know this event will always be a part of my life and I will contribute to it in any way that I can, either through donations or volunteering.