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N.D. Woman Biking Across U.S.

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A road trip across the country may sound like an enjoyable way to see the open road - but maybe not as much fun if the trip was on a bicycle.

For two philanthropists they'll be spending the beginning of 2014 cycling from coast to coast to raise awareness of a growing issue in America.

In a small workshop on her farm in Willow City, Georgia Rose prepares for the ride of her life.

(Georgia Rose, Farmer) "We'll be averaging about 70-75 miles per day. (Laughter) We are crazy."

Georgia along with her cycling partner Jenn Krussow from Duluth, Minnesota, will ride their bicycles across the country in the fight against human trafficking.

The trip begins in San Diego, California and ends in St. Augustine, Florida.

Rose's passion for cycling started only a couple of years ago - so to raise awareness about human trafficking she decided to combine her new passion for cycling with her passion for helping.

(Georgia Rose, Farmer) "I was trying to do something that was big enough to get attention for the cause that I wanted and decided well most people don't travel across the country on a bike and this is a cause I'm passionate about.

Throughout January and much of February, Rose will pedal over 3,000 miles from one city to the next - speaking to people about the harsh reality of human trafficking in the United States.

The 25 year old farmer and substitute teacher became aware of the issue over a decade ago.

Since then she has dedicated a portion of her life to making a difference.

(Georgia Rose, Farmer) "I speak out and want to do this ride for the 27 million that are in slavery that cant and don't have a voice. Even if it impacts one person that can get out, this ride is worth it."

It may be the ride of Georgia's life, but its impacting others lives that keeps her wheels moving.

In Willow City, Gary Brode, KX News.

Funds raised from the ride will be donated to a transitional program called Annex Network of Minneapolis.

Designed to help women start a new life away from trafficking.

There will be an informative meeting about human trafficking December 7th at Crossroads Baptist Church in Minot at 4 PM.

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