Twenty-five riders are participating in the Central Cariboo Temp Chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse awareness ride taking place in Williams Lake today.
Riders have come from Kamloops and Big Lake to join with the local riders.
“The statistics are pretty terrifying,” said the chapter’s spokesperson Hooligan. “They say one in three girls and one in six boys are sexually abused by the time they are 18.”
Departing from the Oliver Street pub parking lot at 11:30 and after riding through the downtown, the riders travel north on Highway 97 to McLeese Lake and return, with a stop in Wildwood.
Today’s ride will end with a dinner and dance at the Overlander Pub.
Bikers Against Child Abuse exists with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children.
Members stand ready to lend support to wounded children and work in conjunction with local police and the courts.
Anyone wanting to learn more about the chapter is invited to attend a monthly meeting taking place Sunday, June 19 at the Big Brothers Big Sisters in Williams Lake at 1 p.m.