City Union Mission will celebrate the 32nd anniversary of their signature fundraiser, Bikers with a Mission (BWAM) Benefit Ride, on Saturday, July 17. Registration is now open for the benefit ride which helps raise funds in support of the Mission’s programs and services to assist the hungry, homeless and near-homeless families and individuals in our community.
“For thirty-two years, God has used BWAM to unite our community and bring hope to homeless men, women and children,” said City Union Mission Chief Executive Officer Dr. Terry Megli. “Each year, He brings together like-minded bikers who share a heart for our homeless neighbors to enjoy a day of fun and make a collective impact on the lives of those we serve.”
More than 300 riders are expected to attend the event, which begins at 8 a.m. with donuts and coffee, at City Union Mission, 1108 E. 10th St., KCMO. The 100-mile ride will conclude at Gail’s Powersports, located at 5900 150 Highway, Grandview, Mo. for a BBQ lunch, testimonies and a brief program.
Event proceeds go towards non-budgeted expenses for the poor and homeless. Each year, there are important items purchased with BWAM funds including medications, eyeglasses, bus tokens for job interviews, utility assistance, baby formula and nursery supplies. The Mission encourages peer-to-peer fundraising, which is a great way to get friends and family to sponsor a rider and participate in this worthy cause.
All motorcycle enthusiasts from the metro and surrounding areas are invited to participate. Participants register online at bikerswithamission.org at a cost of $20 per rider and $10 per passenger. Riders and passengers can also register at the event between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.
Additional information is available at bikerswithamission.org, on the Bikers with A Mission Facebook page, or by emailing BWAM@cityunionmission.org. A complete description of City Union Mission’s programs and services is available online at cityunionmission.org.