On June 26, 2020, I will participate in the Break the Cycle 200 (BTC200) in a one day 200-mile bike ride. The event raises awareness and provides resources for programs supporting those who are victims of human trafficking, both locally and globally.
This foundation, originally the OK200, was founded by local cyclists I ride with. I hope you will join me and my friends as we raise awareness and support the BTC200 by donating to the fight against human trafficking. It is amazing how 50 local cyclists can network and with your help make an impact in the fight against human trafficking.
Please check out the youtube video for our story and why we do this.
If you are uncomfortable with donating online (note a small fee is taken out of the online donation) you can make donations with cash or with checks made out to BTC200. Contact me for more information. I will need an email address to send a tax deduction receipt at the end of the year and let me know if you want to be recognized on my donor page or remain anonymous.
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As most of you know I love to ride my bike. On most days riding 20 to 30 miles before sunrise. With COVID-19 I spent the last 2 months riding solo. Some to get away from the home office, but really because I love to ride my bike. Last month I rode 1000 miles. The most I have ever rode in a month! With my vacation plans cancelled this freed me up to participate in the BTC200 to put all those training miles to use for a great cause.
Normally we would ride from West Des Moines to Okoboji in a peloton of approximately 50 other riders. Due to Covid-19 this year, we will set off in groups of 6-7, spatially distanced and ride 200 miles on the local trail system. This year will be extremely challenging as there will be less riders to draft from and we will ride in a partail loop which means no chance for an all-day tailwind.