The Courage Classic Bicycle Tour was created as a fundraising ride to support the Rotary Endowment for the Intervention and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. This endowment will ensure that the children in our communities and their families will never be turned away from the help they might need in the case of sexual or physical abuse.
It's sad but true that one of every three girls and one of every five boys will be sexually abused by the age of 18. Since 1988, the number of children treated for sexual abuse at Mary Bridge has increased nearly 250 percent.
The impact of sexual and physical abuse can be long lasting without early intervention and treatment. Now is the time to stop the cycle of abuse!
When you ride the Courage Classic Bicycle Tour you are helping to stop the cycle of abuse in your community. Each mile you ride and each dollar you raise will make the difference in the life of a child and his or her family. That's why we say, Pedal for the kids!