...is to empower students to raise awareness about sex trafficking through a 1,700 mile bike ride from Seattle to San Diego. Through cycling, fundraising for The Refuge DMST and engaging in powerful conversations, riders mobilize their communities to make a change. Pedal the Pacific is dedicated to raising up advocates who believe that no voice is too small to make a difference.
Bicycles provide a platform for open conversations about the injustices of sex trafficking - a topic that is often left unspoken
As they train, riders host fundraisers and use their voice to encourage their own communities to get involved in the greater fight against child sex trafficking. By creating a strong foundation back home, they are empowered to mobilize those down the coast as well.
Advocate for Change
There are an estimated 79,000 child victims of sex trafficking in Texas today, and a mere 24 beds for those survivors to find healing. We spread hope for change by fundraising for The Refuge for DMST, a long-term holistic care ranch that will bring hope and healing to an additional 48 girls.
Shop our collaboration with Dot & Dash Designs!
In partnership with Dot & Dash Design, our 2018 team chose a phrase that they believe encapsulated Pedal the Pacific - both to gift to the 2019 team, and for our friends, family, and followers to purchase in support. In the words of last year’s team…
“We chose the words ‘Worth It’ for so many reasons. We want it to serve as a personal reminder for the 2019 team that every day, mile, and tough hill is worth it because of the greater impact that this ride will have - on themselves and the world around them. We chose it because the girls we ride for are worth everything and we want them to know that. We chose it because every cent that we raise toward The Refuge is worth it. We chose it for you, our friends and family, that support Pedal the Pacific - for the days when nothing feels right and life is crazy, to serve as a tangible reminder to keep going, keep fighting. Because in the end it’ll all be worth it.”