Tomorrow 10 trained cyclists will be making a 264 mile trek across Iowa. The AFRAID Ride, or A Fast Ride Across Iowa in a Day, will begin on the Missouri border at 5 a.m. and will end North of Cresco on the Minnesota border.
The event will benefit Bethany Christian Services of South Central Iowa, which provides counseling for expectant parents in unplanned pregnancies, adoption services, foster care and family support services.
In an interview with KNIA/KRLS News Director Andrew Schneider, AFRAID rider Josh Cowman explains they’re stopping in the area in part to personal connections in the area. At about 9 a.m. they will be at Unc and Neph’s and meeting up with the Freedom Ride, another bike oriented fundraiser. The next stop will be in Kalona, at the home of Josh Manning’s grandmother. Manning is taking part in the ride. T
he cyclists will make 10 stops between the borders, including Fairfield, Washington and Kalona.