At the end of June, Richie Wolfe arrived in Canada – on bicycle – all the way from Escondido, California. That’s 30 miles east of San Diego.
If you aren’t good with geography, that means he’s basically ridden…across the entire country. He went through California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, New Mexico again, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington D.C., Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, back to New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, back to Maine, back to New Hampshire, Vermont, then into Quebec and Ontario provinces in Canada.
Whew. That’s almost half of the States in 3 months. And he’s not done yet.
Why? Why would a man choose to give 6 months of his life to riding across America? On a bike (and not the motorized kind), no less?
For one, it’s been a dream of his to bike across the country and see every state he hasn’t yet been to. But it’s more than that. It’s the opportunity to make a difference for survivors of human trafficking. Richie, a 26-year-old Millenial, believes “making movies and making a difference,” as the KC Star article quoted, is his life’s calling.
And so he set off on something most of us wouldn’t even dream of doing, for a 6-month trek, sometimes lonely, sometimes dangerous, but mostly exciting, with the goal of raising $10,000 to support the work of Restoration House of Greater Kansas City.