Our Objectives

  • —Honor and engage dads across the country
  • —Help draw attention to dads overcoming obstacles
  • —Raise funds for non-profit fatherhood organizations
  • —Honor (and inspire others to honor) as many dads as possible
  • —Inspire a group of motivated volunteers to engage
  • —Have fun honoring and connecting with dads of all stripes and colors!!

The impact of Father absence

Father absence is one of the critical issues of our generation. Four out of 10 or an estimated 24m youth are growing up without their dads. Children from father absent homes are:

  • Run away from home
  • —Have behavioral disorders,
  • —Drop out of high school
  • —Abuse drugs and alcohol
  • —End up in a state operated institutions
  • —Become teen parents
  • —Commit crimes
  • —End up in prison
  • —Commit suicide

Organizations that are making a difference

Father absence knows no geographic, racial or socioeconomic boundaries. It’s prevalent in urban, suburban and rural communities and across all races (there are actually more white children growing up without dads than any other race).

The 21st Century Dads Honor Ride will benefit a host of non-profits organizations, including:

  • —Boot Camp For New Dads, CA
  • —Illinois Fatherhood Initiative, IL
  • —Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students), KS