Flex Ride - 2022
For the Kids
44th Annual Anchor House “Classic” Ride, Flex Ride and Walk planned for 2022.
Anchor House, Trenton's shelter and multi-service agency for abused, runaway, homeless, aging out and at-risk youth, is celebrating the Ride’s 44th year. The annual 500-mile Ride is from Virginia to New Jersey over the course of seven days. The annual event has expanded to include a 6 week ride and walk.
The Classic” “Ride for Runaways” begins in Charlottesville, Virginia on July 10, 2022 and returns to Trenton, New Jersey on July 16, averaging 70 miles a day.” There are 7 stops along the way including: Charlottesville, Culpepper and Leesburg, Virginia; Gettysburg, Lancaster, and Lansdale, Pennsylvania; and Trenton, New Jersey.
The “Flex” ride will commence on June 4 and end on July 16th. It will be a flexible; ride where you can, when you can, over 6 weeks for a total of 500 miles. The walk will commence on June 4 and consist of 100 miles over 6 weeks, also ending on July 16th.
The goal of all of the challenges of the annual “Ride for Runaways” is to raise money so that Anchor House can continue running their programs and providing a safe haven where abused, runaway, homeless, aging out and at risk youth and their families are empowered to succeed and thrive. Over the 43 years of the Ride, it is estimated that more than $9 million has been raised for this important cause. Registration for all 3 challenges will be available on the anchor house ride website (www.anchorhouseride.rallybound.org) in mid-January.
Today, Anchor House programs include the original 24-hour homeless shelter for youth ages 12-17, a transitional living program where youths learn to live independently and also an outreach program called Anchor Link, which provides services to young adults ages 14-21. The primary purpose of Anchor House is to reach out to youth on the streets to reduce the incidence of runaways and homelessness. The goal is to build relationships with youth to engage them in services that will help them be productive members of society. The Anchor Line Permanent Apartment Program works with homeless young adults ages 18-21. Anchor Line supports these young adults by providing subsidized housing, food, case management, and life skills education in order to give them the time and skills they need to successfully live on their own. The Connecting Youth Program helps young men and women ages 14-17 build a support system, so that they have life-long connections within the community.
For More Information
Contact Kathy Drulis, Director of Anchor House Ride Foundation email@example.com or 609-278-9495
If this is your first time participating or if you are a veteran participant you should know how invaluable your support is to youth that Anchor House serves. You are a part of a solution—a solution to help kids who are hurting and in need, a solution to help end homelessness for youth, a solution to stabilize families and a solution to help our young people transition successfully into adulthood. While you are riding, walking or running, know that you are doing it for these kids, you are letting them know that you care and that they matter. Together, we can all make a difference in their lives.
Kim McNear, Executive Director