16th Annual benefit ride through the KC Northland is expected to bring 600 motorcycles

16th Annual benefit ride through the KC Northland is expected to bring 600 motorcycles to Immacolata Manor on Sunday, June 30. Janey’s Ride (Over the Next Hill for Immacolata Manor) has been billed as “the best ride in the Northland.” Liberty, MO, May 3, 2013: On June 30, 2013, Immacolata Manor will host the 16th Annual Janey’s Ride, a benefit motorcycle event to support persons with developmental disabilities. This unique group ride through the rolling hills of the Kansas City Northland starts on the campus of Immacolata Manor and promises a day of fun and entertainment while raising funds to support life-giving programs for adults with disabilities. The 85-mile-route takes riders through Liberty, Smithville, Plattsburg, and Kearney. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. with the ride start at 11:00 a.m. All registered riders enjoy a dice roll, silent auction, 50/50, packets filled with valuable coupons and offers from ride sponsors. Those who arrive hungry can partake of a benefit breakfast of hardy biscuits and gravy prepared and served by the Gladstone International Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF). Lunch is provided by Farmland Foods, The Landing, American Legion Post 97 and the City of Plattsburg.
New to the ride this year is the option for tiered giving. We are excited to present these tiered pricing options to commemorate participation in Janey's Ride based on Over-The-Top Giving, and to say "Thank You". Option 1: $50 - Biker only registration & Gift A (Slazenger Glasses). ($27 tax deductible) Option 2: VIP, $100 - Biker & Passenger registration, breakfast for two, Gift A & B (Bluetooth Stereo Headset), 1 drawing ticket for LCC Prize(s). ($40 tax deductible) Option 3: Friend of IM, $200 - Biker & Passenger registration, breakfast for two, Gift A, B & C (Grill Kit), 2 drawing tickets for LCC Prize(s), Ride day meet and greet with Manor residents and staff with tour of IM group home at 10am. ($105 tax deductible) Option 4: Big Kahuna, $400 - Biker & Passenger registration, breakfast for two, Gift A, B, C & D (Survival Radio), 3 drawing tickets for LCC Prize(s)*, Ride day meet and greet with Manor residents and staff with tour of IM group home at 10am, Janey's Ride Commemorative Flag, Complimentary professional photo with bike (8×10 or 11×14), invitation for two to Janey's Ralley & Paranormal Tour at Belvoir Winery on June 14. ($126 tax deductible) Online pre-registration is available at www.janeysride.com. As in years past, the low pre-registration price for Bikers is $25, Biker & Passenger $40; registration fees go up by $5 each the day of the ride. Janey's Ride welcomes all riders and all brands of motorcycles. Also new this year, participants are invited to join us for “Janey's Ride Rally & Paranormal Investigation” to be held at Belvoir Winery on Friday, June 14. The event will kick off with live music and bar and then through reservation only, participants will be invited to take a paranormal tour of the grounds. Tickets for the paranormal investigation are $50/person. In addition to the above, Janey's Ride will again this year offer the opportunity for riders to enter a free bike show, hosted by the Gladstone IOOF. Class categories include Touring, Custom, Cruiser, and Sport. Two additional trophies are awarded for Best of Show and Resident's Choice (as chosen by the residents of Immacolata Manor). All Bike Show winners will be announced and trophies distributed at the ride's finish. These custom made trophies are a one of a kind treasure. At the ride's finish, riders enjoy a "biker night" environment at the Manor with music by the band, Rocker Lips, as the silent auction concludes and prizes are awarded. Janey’s Ride is a group ride, which means everyone starts and finishes together. To ensure a smooth and safe ride, a crew of experienced Road Captains control the ride, while trained EMT's and a Chase Vehicle (sponsored by Liberty Cycle Center) are available for those unexpected dilemmas. Volunteers make a huge impact on the ride's success. Individuals and groups interested in volunteering should visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0448ADAB2B0-janeys2, or contact Immacolata Manor's Director or Development, Stacie Bratcher at sbratcher@imanor.org. or 816-781-4332 x226. The ride's success is attributed to the country's biggest-hearted motorcycle riders, fabulous volunteers, and very generous sponsors/donors. Efforts from generous community partners truly make a difference toward ensuring the success of this event, as does help from a swarm of community volunteers. Though Janey’s Ride means a day of camaraderie with fellow bikers and a chance to enjoy the freedom of the road, for those who work, volunteer and live at Immacolata Manor this ride means so much more. Support of Janey’s Ride is needed to guarantee that the programs at Immacolata Manor continue to provide personalized support to people with developmental disabilities. During the past fifteen years, more than 6,000 riders have participated in Janey's Ride, raising more than $217,000. Proceeds from this year’s ride will be used to support My Day on Mill Street, a new building which will make the Manor’s day program accessible to many more adult participants.
As a result of the support and funds received through this annual motorcycle ride, the residents of the Manor enjoy full, active lives. As members of a close-knit community, they shop, go out to dinner and movies, attend church, and take part in other events and social activities on a regular basis. The residents also have a strong sense of community and strong friendships fostered by sharing experiences over time.
The Immacolata Manor residential program has a current residential capacity of 36 consumers and is committed to developing program ideas that will continue to support our aging population. The My Day community integration program is designed to serve 30 adult participants during a six-hour day.

Located in Liberty, Missouri, on 37 acres, Immacolata Manor is a not-for-profit agency, under the direction of a volunteer Board of Directors and a full-time professional staff, providing habilitative services for persons with developmental disabilities. Immacolata Manor focuses on the values and principles of community membership, self-determination, human rights, and basic needs, so that each individual will be supported and empowered to achieve their highest potential and to live their lives with dignity and respect.

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