Trio cycling Oregon Coast to bring awareness to human trafficking

Three young college women are pedaling the coast to spread the word about human trafficking and raise money for a planned shelter called The Refuge in Austin, Texas.

The trio stopped in to a Curry County commissioner meeting in Gold Beach Wednesday morning to explain the efforts of Pedal the Pacific after County Attorney John Huttl saw them riding and took them to breakfast.

“We are not cyclists by any means,” said Grace Pfeffer of Austin, who was first exposed to the sex-trafficking industry when she lived in Thailand. “Our cause is to get people to ask why in the world would we do this? The more people ask us why, the more opportunities we get to shed light on this issue.”

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