Show #275 – December 5, 2015

Guests:  Dan Wuori; Lorrie Tibbitts

The start of December is a great time to wrap-up the 2015 cycling season, and tonight we do just that with the newly crowned Prince of VeloVoicesSocial Media User of 2015” – Dan Wuori.

Beginning with the Spring classics and moving through the season to the Grand Tours and the Worlds, Dan gives us his insights into the who, what where, why, and how it was done this season.

Dan and I also discuss the effects social media has had to the sport, the participants, and the fans.

Then, after our news and a break, we head on over to Upstate New York to speak with Lorrie Tibbitts. Out of a bad situation with a family member, Lorrie and her husband became involved in the “Ride for Missing Children”, an event that takes place each June in the Utica, NY area..

According to the National Center for Exploited and Missing Children, almost 467,000 cases of were reported to Law Enforcement in 2014.

Celebrating its 20th year in 2016, this event attracts over 500 riders who not only raise funds for the posters that you might see when a child goes missing, but also for safety education as well as other programs to assist the families, friends, and schoolmates of any child who is suddenly gone or has been otherwise exploited.

The New York event has some pretty compelling statistics:
• Posters raised – 9,139,083
• Children Missing – 9,277
• Children Recovered – 6,644