...is to empower students to raise awareness about sex trafficking through a 1,700 mile bike ride down the Pacific Coast. 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.
Last summer we cycled from Seattle to San Diego and raised over $60,000 for The Refuge Ranch.
The Refuge Ranch will provide long-term holistic care to child survivors of sex trafficking. It broke ground in October 2016 and is projected to be finished by the Summer of 2018. The funds raised during Pedal the Pacific will literally be poured into the walls where these survivors will find healing and restoration.