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Ride 2 Freedom Is coming To Fort Wayne!

Ride 2 Freedom is a team of two dozen youths representing 15 different countries, including France, Germany, India, Iran,and China. Their 3,000 mile bike journey started from Los Angeles and ends in Washington D.C. These riders have no professional biking experience, yet they climb mountains and cross deserts. They are calling attention to the 16-year persecution of Falun Gong, a spiritual belief, in China. Ride 2 Freedom’s ultimate mission isto save five Falun Gong orphans and bring them back to a free country: kids saving kids.

Ride 2 Freedom Rally and Press Conference

Freimann Square, 220 East Main Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Monday, July 6, 2015, 11:00 am to 11:50 am

– Find out why the riders are undertaking this arduous adventure

– Hear welcome greetings from local VIPs

– Exclusive one-on-one interviews and group photos

Two ofthe riders share their personal experience on the persecution of Falun Gong

"When I was three years old, my mother was illegally put in jail for following Falun Gong. She was in jail for one year and I could not see her. I would ask my father where is my mother and he would not tell me. He said I did not smile for that whole year."—Jimmy Ma, 16 years old

“When I was little, I lived in a constant state of anxiety and worry. I couldn’t speak out about Falun Gong, because I could have been forced to leave school,orphaned or even sent to the reeducation labor camp. I was always so scared for my family’s safety. Please support Ride 2 Freedom and save the children being persecuted in China.”—Olivia Zhang, 16 years old