Janey’s Ride motorcycle run is held each year on the last Sunday of June. The event benefits the wonderful men and women with intellectual and developmental disabilities Immacolata Manor supports. This group ride, through the rolling hills of the Kansas City northland, starts at the campus of Immacolata Manor where ride captains Victoria Dunfee and Duncan Barnett, take riders on an eighty mile route through Kearney, Lathrop, Smithville and ends at the Manor with a celebratory finish!
The event kicks off at 8AM with biker registration, a biscuit and gravy breakfast, silent auction, entertainment and a variety of vendor tents. Kickstands are up at 11:00AM. and the ride begins.
In Lathrop, a complimentary lunch is provided for all riders and passengers. After lunch, everyone heads for Smithville and returns to the Manor for refreshments, entertainment and the announcement of winners from the bike show, dice roll, silent auction, and 50/50 raffle.
Janey’s Ride has a very dedicated committee, most of whom have been with the ride since its inception. Our thanks to Dennis & Carol Barker, Duncan Barnett, Bill & Victoria Dunfee, Jeff Heishman, Jeff & Laurie Knights, Ryan & Donna Hicks, Sara Woolfolk and so many other great volunteers for their service. It takes each and every person to make a difference. No action is insignificant. Each of us holds the power to make the world a better place for men and women with developmental disabilities: rider, passenger, volunteer, sponsor, donor, entertainer, vendor…that’s what you do by participating in Janey’s Ride.
Join us for Janey’s Ride 2016 on Sunday, June 26! SPREAD THE WORD!
“ADULTS WITH I/DD HAVE LOWER LIFE EXPECTANCIES THAN THOSE IN THE GENERAL POPULATION. WHILE THIS POPULATION IS A DIVERSE GROUP, ADULTS WITH I/DD RARELY MARRY, HAVE LIMITED SOCIAL NETWORKS, AND ARE OFTEN POOR.”