We begin our 200-mile trek with wheels rolling at 5:00am from the parking lot of Valley Church (4343 Fuller Rd, West Des Moines, IA 50265)
Break The Cycle 200
What is Break The Cycle 200?
Break The Cycle 200 (BTC 200) uses two hundred mile bike rides, run relays and other endurance events to create awareness and raise funds to help those caught in the horrible reality of human trafficking in the U.S. and around the World.
The problem is global with 40+ mil entrapped in modern forms of slavery, including sex slavery. In the US, a child is exploited for sex trafficking every 2 min (US Department of Justice). It’s around the world and in our back yard.
Our participants are signing up to join the fight against modern slavery by giving voice to the issue and raising funds that help rescue and restore real victims in the US and around the world.
We ask that you raise a minimum of $500 and every dollar raised will go straight to help our efforts to end modern slavery. Don’t worry, we will give you resources and a platform to raise your support online.
We do tough things for people in tough places.
200 Miles // One Purpose // End Modern Slavery
5:30 pm Pre-Ride Thursday June 23, 2022
All riders, runners, and volunteers are invited to a pot-luck-style dinner the night before the ride/run.
This family-friendly event takes place between 5:30 pm-8:00 pm at the Valley Community Center.
5:00 am Friday June 24, 2022
While the start time is fixed, our schedule will be flexible to make adjustments for rest and other needs.
We will be starting at the Valley Church Parking lot
We begin bright and early and make sure to show up at 4:30 am to have be ready with wheels rolling at 5:00 am.
At the 100 mile mark we will stop to eat for about an hour to rest up and hit the road again (subject to change as is needed).
Depending on the pace of the ride, we will end sometime around 6 pm – 7 pm.
BTC 200 will assist with overnight accommodations for our cyclists and volunteers. Rooms are provided by local community members that have opened up their lake homes.
Saturday morning breakfast will be at First Presbyterian Church Spirit Lake, 3501 Hill Ave, Spirit Lake, IA 51360 – 8:00 am – 9:00 am.
To catch a ride on the bus, show up at 8:30 AM, at First Presbyterian Church Spirit Lake. The bus will leave at 9:00 AM sharp.