From Press Release
There is a group riding across the country with the message and goal of helping bring attention to human trafficking with the “Race Across America.” The ZOE RAAM team stopped through O’Fallon, Missouri, riding on Veterans Memorial Parkway.
They are past the halfway mark in the race that began in Oceanside, California, on Saturday, June 19, and will end in Annapolis, Maryland, on Friday, June 23.
“It is a race against time – these guys are go-go as soon as the race starts, 24 hours, non-stop,” said Clem Boyd, their spokesman. “These guys are really enjoying the pleasant temps is the crazy, good guys of the ZOE International cycling team competing in Race Across America
They are down a man as they travel. Jeff is actually part of an 8-man team. That team is now pressing on with Race Across America with 7 cyclists, while Jeff recuperates in Colorado Springs, CO, hospital.
The riders are more determined then ever to finish strong and well. They are one man down as seven cyclists are now doing the work of eight.
They’re pressing through physical pain, sleep deprivation, lots of emotions, and dealing with the fact that fellow ZOE RAAM cyclist Jeff Conaway crashed in Colorado. He is in stable condition with an excellent prognosis at a hospital in Colorado Springs. They cycled through incredible heat in the California and Arizona desserts, a grueling climb through the southern Rockies, and then hit the ground rolling yesterday through Kansas, where it was flat and fast and the skies were sunny. Regardless of the conditions, these guys are all committed to riding 24 hours, non-stop, which is an incredible challenge all by itself.
Their battle cry remains the same through every trial: It’s for the kids! Their freedom is the ZOE team’s fuel. Each rider is cycling for the thousands of children who are trapped in human trafficking. ZOE battles child trafficking in the U.S., Mexico, Thailand, Japan, and Australia through prevention, rescue, and restoration. All with a focus that the first need of every child (and adult) is to know their heavenly Father through a relationship with Jesus Christ.
To see where the team is right now, check out the team tracker from RAAM: https://www.raamrace.