Charity ride in honor of long-missing Tacoma girl Teekah Lewis set for Saturday

A charity ride will be held Saturday in honor of Teekah Lewis, who disappeared from Tacoma 16 years ago.

This is a first-time event put on by the child’s mother, Theresa Lewis, and Flying Low, a local motorcycle group. All money raised will be donated to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

“This is the first time we’ve done anything like this,” said Lewis, who holds an annual vigil to keep her daughter’s memory alive.

Teekah went missing Jan. 23, 1999, from the now-defunct New Frontier Lanes. Police believe a stranger kidnapped the girl, who was 21/2 at the time.

The case is unsolved.

Registration will begin at 10 a.m. at the Home Depot parking lot, 4702 S. Center St. Riders will leave at 11 a.m.

The Center Street location is where New Frontier Lanes bowling alley once stood.

Riders must pay $10 to participate; $15 with a passenger. They will ride to Alki Beach in Seattle and then return for a barbecue, raffle and guest speakers.

More than 100 people have indicated on the event’s Facebook page that they will attend.