Ride Against Child Abuse Takes Off on Sunday, June 4


Ride to Support The Center for Family Justice Visits Bridgeport, Trumbull, Monroe, Redding

For the fifth year, hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts from throughout Fairfield County and beyond will ride in support of the effort to end child abuse.

The annual Ride Against Child Abuse (RACA), presented by the Ct United Ride in partnership with The Center for Family Justice, is designed to be part public awareness campaign, part fundraiser, part fun.

Beginning at 9:30 a.m. on June 4 hundreds of riders will complete a 50 mile loop beginning at CFJ’s main headquarters at 753 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. The ride will proceed to stops at the Redding Fire House, Monroe and Trumbull town halls and conclude at The German Club, 416 Horace St., 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,” says 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, a member of the Trumbull Planning & Zoning Commission, will join the ride on his ’97 Harley Davidson Fat Boy with 16-inch handlebars.

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,” says Greenwood.

Sponsors for the ride include Hammond Law, The German Club and Trantola and Trantola.  Lunch, which will be served at the ride’s conclusion at The German Club, has been underwritten by The Original Vazzy’s and The Windmill.

The cost of the ride is $25 per rider, $15 per passenger and includes lunch. Non-riders who would like to participate in unch only can do so for $15.

For more information contact Fred Garrity Jr. at 203-257-2176.

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