Ride Against Child Abuse for motorcyclists is Sunday

Several hundred motorcyclists are expected to gather this Sunday and ride 50 miles through Fairfield County, raising money to fight child abuse and domestic violence.

Starting at the Center for Family Justice (CFJ) in Bridgeport, riders will travel through Fairfield, Easton, Redding, Bethel, Newtown, Monroe and Trumbull, ending back in Bridgeport at the German Club.

Anyone who attends the Ride Against Child Abuse on Sunday, May 17 will be entitled to purchase VIP bracelets in the Lead Reserved Section for this year’s 15th annual Connecticut United Ride in August.

The Connecticut United Ride helps the Center for Family Justice provide free, confidential, bilingual crisis services that help all people plagued by domestic and sexual violence restore their lives, and educating communities to prevent future abuse.

Poker run with prizes

This Sunday’s Ride Against Child Abuse is a poker run, with prizes. Riders will stop at five pre-determined stops along the route, where they will each choose a playing card, and the best poker hand at the end stop will win cash and prizes.

The five stops are:

— The Center for Family Justice, 753 Park Ave. (corner of Park and Fairfield avenues), Bridgeport.

— Redding Fire House No. 1, Black Rock Turnpike (Route 58), Redding.

— Monroe Town Hall, 7 Fan Hill Road, Monroe.

— Trumbull Town Hall, 5866 Main St., Trumbull.

— The German Club, 416 Horace St., Bridgeport.

Fees and registration

Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the CFJ, 753 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. Lunch at the German Club is from 1-3 p.m.

Cost is $25 per rider, and $15 per passenger (if passenger is playing poker, it’s $25). Contact John Brannelly the CFJ at 203-334-6154 or Fred Garrity at 203-257-2176.