Ride for Missing Children founder encouraging others to join

Mike Brennan, 82, was instrumental in launching the Albany Ride for Missing Children. He still rides his bike twice a week. He tries to hit 20 miles. It’s not only good exercise, it’s a big part of his life.

The ride started in Albany in 2008.

It was a small but dedicated group who organized the very first ride. They were inspired by the massive operation that has existed for years in Utica in the name of Sara Anne Wood. She disappeared in 1993. Her remains were never found.

Brennan took part in the very first ride in Albany. Now he helps recruit and train riders.

He says it doesn’t matter if you haven’t been on a bike since you were a kid, you can still participate.

A group of 100 riders will hit the road this Friday morning, Sept. 22, starting at 5:30 a.m. at the Clifton Park YMCA. The 100-mile bike ride will travel through Saratoga County making stops at schools.

NewsChannel 13 will be there with live reports starting at 5:30 AM as the riders begin their morning.

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