Taking it to the Streets 2018
Registration for the ride starts at 8:00 am at the VOA Youth Resource Center at 888 South 400 West. Kickstands up at 10:00 am. Ride is approximately 110 miles.
$15 per person.
There are a number of wonderful charity rides to support and we are hoping you join us on this one! It is the 7th Annual "Taking It To The Streets" ride to benefit the VOA Homeless Youth Resource Center.
With the new center up and running it is even more important for us to keep funds going in to aid this incredible safe place for teens.
Last year after the riders headed out on the 110 mile ride, the Salt Lake City Fire Department began the task of taking the flag down from the ladder truck. One of the youth who lives at the center asked if he could assist with the folding of our beautiful flag. The Captain of City Fire welcomed him and explained every step of the folding process. This young 16 year old silently wept as the flag was being folded. When finished he shook the hands of the firefighters and thanked us all for the fundraiser and for allowing him to help.
"Travis" (name changed) said he lived at the VOA Youth Resource Center and he had a deep love for the American flag. His grandfather had served in the army and taught him why respect for the flag was so important. This teen said "I lived with my grandfather until 6 months ago when he passed. I had no where to live until the VOA Youth Center was finished and now I live here."
Travis was working on obtaining his GED and plans on joining the military as soon as he is 18.
This ride is fun and we celebrate together, but it is also a great assistance to the teens who need a place to go to be safe, wash clothing, eat, and work on school studies/resumes.
Thank you to all who have joined in this ride in the past years, and thank you to those of you joining us this year! We love you and are happy we can make this year the best yet!