Ride Against Child Abuse postponed to June 5

A motorcycle rider drives through downtown Bridgeport part of last year's Ride Against Child Abuse that rolls through Trumbull and benefits The Center for Family Justice.

A motorcycle rider drives through downtown Bridgeport part of last year’s Ride Against Child Abuse that rolls through Trumbull and benefits The Center for Family Justice.

The Center for Family Justice has announced that Sunday’s Ride Against Child Abuse has been postponed until Sunday, June 5.

Beth Fitzpatrick, public relations coordinator for the Center, said in a press release that the threat of inclement weather caused the event to be pushed back two weeks.

The annual Ride Against Child Abuse (RACA), presented by The Center for Family Justice in partnership with The CT United Ride, is designed to be part public awareness campaign that is part fundraiser and part fun.
Hundreds of riders will complete a 50 mile loop beginning at The Center’s main headquarters at 753 Fairfield Ave. Bridgeport beginning at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 5.
The ride will proceed to stops at the Redding Fire House, Monroe and Trumbull town halls and conclude at The German Club, located at 416 Horace St. in Bridgeport.
At each stop, participating riders will receive a playing card. At the end of the route, the riders with the best hands will be awarded prizes.
“The ride is a perfect way for the motorcycle community to come out and show their support for The Center for Family Justice, which supports victims of child abuse on a daily basis,” said Fred Garrity, Jr., RACA’s chairperson. “Every weekend, the motorcycle community shows how generous they are and this is a terrific example of their support for an issue of vital importance.”
Garrity, who also chairman of the Trumbull Planning and Zoning Commission, will join the ride on his ’97 Harley Davidson Fat Boy with 16-inch handlebars.
He notes RACA participants will be eligible to receive wristbands for the 16th annual Connecticut United Ride — a popular 9/11 tribute and fundraising ride which takes place on Sept. 11, 2016.
Debra A. Greenwood, president/CEO of The Center for Family Justice, said the nonprofit is grateful for the ongoing support of motorcycle enthusiasts as well as Garrity’s leadership.
“By shining the spotlight on the critical work we do with victims of child abuse, Fred and the motorcycle community are also helping us raise public awareness about this extremely serious and pervasive issue which impacts the most vulnerable members of our communities,” said Greenwood.

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