Texas natives cycling along Pacific Coast to fight human trafficking
SAN ANTONIO - A group of three recent University of Texas graduates are hitting the open road, cycling their way from Seattle to San Diego, to raise awareness of the sex trafficking crisis in our own neighborhoods.
Sara Belmer, Savannah Lovelace, and Grace Pfeffer are the founding members of Pedal the Pacific. They refer to themselves as 'hilariously un-athletic girls' who are starting a conversation about the very real problem of human trafficking.
In 14 days, the Pedal the Pacific team has ridden from Seattle through Oregon and they're now making their way through Northern California.
A blog on their website details their efforts to raise money for The Refuge Ranch, a facility that will be built here in Texas to help sex trafficking victims between the ages of 11 and 17.
All three girls are natives of Texas; Savannah and Grace attended the University of Texas at Austin. Sara attended the University of Arkansas.