Pedal the Pacific

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Cycling for a world where people are not for sale.

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Cycling to fight sex trafficking

Become an advocate in your community.

The Summer Ride

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The Pedal the Pacific summer ride is a 7-week bike tour from Seattle to San Diego for young women to raise awareness about sex trafficking and raise funds for trafficking prevention and restoration programs across the nation. The team conquers challenging obstacles while interacting with key stakeholders in the fight against sex trafficking including: government officials, nonprofit organizations, survivors, attorneys, and community members. They leave the program inspired to launch into a path of social justice and leadership.
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People asked us:

“How does a bike make a difference?”

Or, they say

“What does a bike have to do with fighting sex trafficking?”

Or, they ask:

“What’s the point of cycling 1,700 miles?”




Joining the Freedom Circle includes the following benefits:

  • Exclusive Quarterly Newsletter with inspiring and educational content from our alumni network
  • Facts and updates about domestic sex trafficking
  • First look and updates into Pedal the Pacific’s program and impact  
  • Access to recordings from PTP's expert speaker series
  • Ability to nominate organizations for PTP's community grants
  • 2 invitations to the summer ride finish line and dinner in San Diego
  • Invitations to exclusive events throughout the year
  • Discount on Pedal the Pacific merch
  • Exclusive offers to sustainable goods and clothing brands

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be 18-23 years old by June of ride year.
  • Must be available for the entirety of June 6 - July 27, 2024.
  • If in college, applicant must have completed her freshman year by June of ride year.
  • Must be available for bi-weekly team meetings on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30pm CST.
  • Cannot study abroad Spring of ride year.
  • Pedal the Pacific is intended for anyone who identifies as a woman, regardless of sex assigned at birth. Our program also welcomes people who identify as non-binary or gender nonconforming, who want to learn in a women-centered environment.
Important Dates
  • August 15 - Applications Open
  • September 13 - Applications Close
  • September 20-29 - Alumni 1 on 1's with 2023 team (No pressure here! Bring your questions about time commitment, training, fundraising, general realities of being a part of Pedal the Pacific, etc. You will be talking with PTP alumni and they'll be ready to answer your questions. Everyone invited to a 1 on 1 will continue on to interviews.)
  • October 4-20 - Interviews with Leadership Team
  • November 3 - 2024 Team Announcement!
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Donate yearly or monthly to join the Freedom Circle.

Any recurring donation is a huge help!

Prefer to donate via check?


Make all checks payable to Pedal the Pacific and mark Freedom Circle in the memo. We'll be on the lookout for your gift!

P.O. BOX 5778
Austin, TX 78763
Champion
$5,000+ yearly or $400+ monthly
Visionary
$2,500 yearly or $200 monthly
Advocate
$1,000 yearly or $84 monthly
Friend
$600 yearly or $50 monthly
Trailblazer - Alumni/Students
$15+ monthly

Financial Accessibility

Gear Library

Powered by the Harry W Bass Jr Foundation

Each Pedal the Pacific rider has access to the following gear:
  • Ortlieb Waterproof Panniers ($190 Value)
  • Sea to Summit Sleeping Bag ($189 Value)
  • Sea to Summit Sleeping Pad ($80 Value)
  • Sea to Summit Compression Dry Sack ($45 Value)
  • Sea to Summit Collapsible X-Bowl ($16 Value)
  • Large team tent ($150 Value)
  • Girls Like Us book by Rachel Lloyd ($16 Value)
  • Fully stocked SAG van with snacks and bike maintenance equipment ($300+ Value)
All of this gear amounts to over $650 in savings per rider. Please note: gear from the Gear Library is property of Pedal the Pacific and will be returned to PTP after the finish line in San Diego.
People asked us:

“How does a bike make a difference?”

Or, they say

“What does a bike have to do with fighting sex trafficking?”

Or, they ask:

“What’s the point of cycling 1,700 miles?”