The Scary Bikers Who Stand Up For Kids

When most people hear the word “biker,” it conjures up images of Harley-riding, leather vest-wearing roughnecks with a ton of facial hair. Popular culture has long portrayed motorcyclists in this way, but there are a number of biker organizations that make an effort to positively impact the world through charity rides, fundraisers, and other good works. Among these are some very special Harley riders who fit the stereotype, but come together to protect and enrich the lives of children in their communities. Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) is a group that consists of motorcycle enthusiasts who work to curb child abuse and protect its victims. Its mission statement says it “exists with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children.” The group works in conjunction with local and state officials who are already in place to protect children. Once a BACA member is assigned a child, they will begin stopping by on a regular basis, not only in order to get to know the child better, but also to gain an understanding of the child’s situation. They also take bullied children to school and will even guard their house 24/7 to make sure the children can sleep in peace. In addition to regular visits, there are barbecues, group rides, holiday gatherings, pizza parties and other events. By empowering kids and convincing them they don't deserve harm, BACA is often able to get them to start reporting incidents.