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Valley Cross

Back in late June, my wife and I set out on our tandem along with 65 of our fellow cyclists on a 200 mile route from West Des Moines to Okoboji. The ride is all about raising awareness and to raise funds for human trafficking survivors in both Nepal and Iowa. This year $33,000 was donated to Dorothy's House in Des Moines, a house that provides shelter and transition for victims of human trafficking. We believe and support this effort because it happens in our state and it's another terrific example of what the cycling community does. The motto of the OK 200 is "We Ride So They Can Be Free". Today I am reaching out to you to help stop human trafficking. All of my photo's from yesterday's Valley Cross are on sale for $5 each, or 3 for $10. All proceeds will be donated to http://okoboji200.org/.

All of the photos from the race, including those in this post can be viewed, purchased and downloaded at https://kkimages.shootproof.com/gallery/valleycross1/. Again, all of the money raised goes directly to OK 200.

And the cold blew in

A few of the guys on the Rasmussen Bike Shop pulled out a mower late this summer, and cut a path through the three foot tall prairie grass on the behind the Valley Community Center in West Des Moines. This gives the metro area three locations for cross.

A whole lot packed into a small place

Who would have thought you could pack all of this into an area the size of several football fields?

Again, please help stamp out Human Trafficking so we no longer need places like Dorothy's House. All of the photos from the race, including those in this post can be viewed, purchased and downloaded at https://kkimages.shootproof.com/gallery/valleycross1/. Again, all of the money raised goes directly to OK 200.