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Tour Against Trafficking ends in Modesto

Bishop David Rice, right, high-fives Courtney Baldwin after they both finished the final leg of the Tour Against Trafficking benefit ride at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Modesto on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015. Baldwin is a trafficking survivor and rode the final leg of the 750-mile ride that is raising awareness regarding human trafficking. Rice and several other primary riders completed the whole Valley tour in 18 days.
Bishop David Rice, right, high-fives Courtney Baldwin after they both finished the final leg of the Tour Against Trafficking benefit ride at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Modesto on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015. Baldwin is a trafficking survivor and rode the final leg of the 750-mile ride that is raising awareness regarding human trafficking. Rice and several other primary riders completed the whole Valley tour in 18 days. aalfaro@modbee.com

A group of bicyclists finished up a long ride in Modesto last week intended to bring attention and money to the fight against human trafficking.

Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin Bishop David Rice and several other primary riders completed the Tour Against Trafficking, an 18-day, 750-mile ride, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Friday afternoon.

Riders went through communities that included San Andreas, Hanford, Fresno, Sonora and Bakersfield. Organizers estimated they raised more than $50,000 in the effort. They said proceeds will go directly to local agencies and organizations that offer support to victims of trafficking.

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