Andy McCoy co-founded OK200 with Rocky Vest in 2011 and has been on every BTC200 campaign. Andy is a cycling enthusiast who first experienced bike riding as a mode of transportation from his home in the country to the local municipal pool in Adel, Iowa, as a ten year old. Graduate school in Iowa City, Iowa afforded Andy the chance to ride year round in all different conditions. It wasn’t until he moved to Des Moines, Iowa in 2006 that he started riding further and faster as a way to keep fit as well as spend time with friends. It was during many early morning rides (and maybe a few late night rides) that the first 200 mile ride to Okoboji was conceived and then achieved.
Since that first ride, BTC200 has been used to bring focus, awareness, and funds for the sake of the most vulnerable and oppressed. The 200 mile ride is for the direct benefit of the human trafficked, among them the teen girl that has been sold into prostitution, especially revolting to me as I have two young daughters.
Andy is married to Sarah and has two daughters, Charlotte, and Gemma. Being a father has been the most rewarding and challenging chapter of life so far.
Andy is a Senior Water Resources Engineer with HDR, a consulting engineering company. Most days he can be found performing flood studies and computer modeling to support municipalities, energy utilities, railroads, and state and federal government projects.
Andy says, “The knowledge that human slavery still exists on this planet in any form is an anathema to me and to our group of riders. This is a fight that we can impact by raising awareness and money. The gospel doesn’t have to be complicated. We can reflect the love of Christ through what we do to serve others.”