Riding for Humanity

Cyclists representing the 2019 Break the Cycle 200 ride roll into the western entrance of the Lake City Country Club this past Friday afternoon on the eastern side of Lake City. Lake City served as the midway point in their 200-mile trip, which runs from West Des Moines to the shores of Lake Okoboji. [Photo courtesy of Katie Lindgren Photography]

Break the Cycle 200 makes pit stop at Lake City Country Club

For an hour and a half, once a year, a large group of bicyclists pull off from their 200-mile journey to grab a bite to eat, stretch out their legs, repair their rides, pump up their tires and possibly sneak in a 10 to 15 minute power nap.

If the sun is bearing down on them, they rest underneath the large shade trees. Should the elements be overcast, they will be a little more mobile.

They wear the striking colors of red and black, and trek from West Des Moines to Okoboji over the course of a single day. They begin just before sunrise, move at a brisk pace and reach their destination just before sunset.

Rain or shine, they’re riding.

Their venture through the state of Iowa is for a noble cause, raising funds and awareness towards ending the plight of human trafficking on the domestic front and abroad. Their venture, which includes other locations throughout the United States, goes to support human traffic survivors in Des Moines, Minneapolis, Nashville and in Nepal.

For an hour and a half, once a year, Break the Cycle 200 makes a pit stop at the Lake City Country Club – the proverbial midway point between West Des Moines and Okoboji. This past Friday, Break the Cycle 200 made its latest stop at the Lake City Country Club.

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