By Tiffany Morgan, The Dominion Post
MORGANTOWN — It’s not the motorcycles that drive the event, it’s the kids.
The North Central West Virginia Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) will be holding its second annual Child Abuse Awareness 100 Mile Ride on Saturday, leaving from Triple S Harley Davidson.
Registration for the event will start at 10 a.m. During registration, there will be entertainment for kids, including face painting and a bounce house.
Registration costs $15 per rider and $10 per passenger. Those registering are also required to sign a waiver before going out to ride.
After registration, there will be “Blessing of the bikes” at noon, where a prayer and blessing will take place for a safe ride for those participating in the ride. After the prayer, it’s “kickstands up” at 12:30 when participants will begin to take on the 100 miles.
During the ride, participants will be making several stops along the route. At each stop, riders will receive raffle tickets to enter in several raffles. After they arrive back at Triple S, an after party will take place from 5-6 p.m. at Classics, in Sabraton, where the drawings for the raffles will occur.
BACA is an international organization with over 15 chapters worldwide, and three in West Virginia. The BACA chapter in Morgantown has been active for about one year, currently with 13 members.
Every chapter participates in the annual 100 Mile Ride to recognize and raise awareness of child abuse and BACA.
All proceeds from the ride will go to the mission of empowering abused children in north-central West Virginia.
For the Morgantown chapter, meetings are the last Monday of every month and are open to the public.