Ride Against Rape

Ride Against Rape is a ride taking place on July 10, 2016 in New York City to not only take a stand against sexual violence and rape, but to combatively ride against it.  While both female and male riders are encouraged to sign up, the event’s priority is to end the notion that sexual assault is simply a women’s issue, and reintroduce it as a tragedy deeply harmful to men worldwide.  While males only make up 9% of sexual assault victims worldwide, the year in a man’s life when he most likely to become the victim of an assault is age 4–16% of men have experienced sexual assault before their sixteenth birthday.

If those impacted men and boys aren’t enough reason to take up a stake in the fight against rape and sexual assault, perhaps the mothers, sisters, wives, daughters, nieces, grandmothers, granddaughters, and best female friends of the world are.  Sexual assault can and all too often does derail the lives of those affected in ways that are as irreparable as they are all-encompassing, and too many men have had to silently mourn the lives-that-could-have-been of women they love the most.

So why does this event matter?  This ride matters because it provides a course map for men to discover just how essential and powerful their voices, specifically, are in crossing the finishing line into a future free of the deafening silence that is sexual assault.  This event matters not just because women matter, but because HUMAN BEINGS matter!

The starting line locations will be released soon, and riders will cross the finish line at Fordham University, where the first ever International Summit to End Sexual Violence will be taking place.  The event will end in a series of musical and dance performances written specifically for the occasion, inspired by the non-violent future that we are so committed to creating through these events.

Please put together a team, register, and spread the word about your ride and its importance in creating a better tomorrow.  We are challenging each team to ride 293 miles on July 10th, in honor of the 293,000 rapes that are reported annually: unfortunately, most still go unreported.  Ask your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to donate per mile you ride, and more importantly, invite them to join the conversation about why this matters.  Proceeds go to the Take Back the Night Foundation, which works tirelessly to create a worldwide platform that both empowers survivors and educates people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds about the realities of sexual violence.

Ride Against Rape Registration Form

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