This past week has been extremely busy not to mention the passing of former first lady Nancy Reagan. I have covered a couple national news event and this one by far will stick with me. Here are a few images from her motorcade and funeral service. (ALL IMAGES ARE COPYRIGHT BY TROY HARVEY/ZUMA WIRE AND MAY NOT BE USED WITHOUT PERMISSION)
Over the past 18 days, we were joined by over 60+ riders. From left, Larry Rice, David Rice, Craig Bernthal and Michael Fagans rode a total of 787 miles and climbed 36,773 ft. The Tour Against Trafficking raised over $35,000 dollars. The money will be donated to organizations around the Central Valley to help combat Human Trafficking. Although the tour has ended the fight to help combat human trafficking continues. Please visit www.touragainsttrafficking.org to keep up to date on what we are doing.
Day Ten was a great ride out of the mountains of Oakherst, Ca. to the flats of Madera, Ca. Tonight we are showing the film The Trafficked Life to a group of community members. Tomorrow we headed to UC Merced to show the film at 2:30pm. If your in the area please join us. If you would like more information about the Tour Against Trafficking please CLICK HERE.
Week one is a wrap!!! The tour has been amazing so far. We have visited Taft, Bakersfield, Kernville, Ridgecrest, Porterville, Tulare, Visalia and Hanford, Ca. We are thankful to have this weekend off to relax before hitting the road Monday for 11 straight.
If you want to find out more information about this tour against Human Trafficking please visit touragainsttrafficking.org
Today was a a short ride from Porterville, Ca. to Tulare, Ca. We had a lovely reception of a group of young children as we ended our day. Tomorrow we make our way from Tulare, Ca. to Visalia, Ca. and end in Hanford, Ca. To find out more about this tour please CLICK HERE.
Day two is done!!! The riders left Bakersfield, Ca. and made it to Kernville, Ca. in one piece. The total trip was nearly 71 miles with 8000 feet of elevation. Thankfully it was a mostly cool day with a light wind. Tomorrow the riders will take a day to recover and then make their way to Ridgecrest, Ca. on Monday.
I’m very happy yet saddened to share this story that I worked on for the Audubon Magazine. In May, I was sent to the Coal Oil Point Reserve located in Isla Vista, Ca., to check on the Western Snowy Plover habitat after the oil spill near Refugio State Beach. You can read the full story here.