We ride to raise funds, to support survivors, raise awareness, and fight human trafficking locally and wherever it exists. To do this I'll ride my bike 200 miles in one day from West Des Moines, IA to Okoboji, IA. The
Human trafficking is the trade of human beings for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation, forced labor, or child soldiering. This modern form of slavery is a world wide issue and at its highest recorded levels in human history.
Some Heartbreaking Facts: - An estimated 27 million adults & 13 million children worldwide are victims of human trafficking. About 9 times the total population of the state of Iowa.
- Approximately 75-80% of human trafficking is for sex.
- 80% of those sold into sexual slavery are under 24, some are as young as six years old.
- An estimated 30,000 victims of sex trafficking die each year from abuse, disease, torture & neglect.