Columbia is a small, friendly community that welcomes all nationalities that share in commitments to a better quality of life. The international Ride2Freedom fights for human rights and is committed rescue orphaned abused children in China.

I would like to welcome and commend the cyclists from around the world, who embark on this 3,000 mile journey across the United States, to call attention to the plight of orphaned children of parents who practice Falun Dafa in China.

Columbia City is honored to be one of the many cities chosen across the states to be included in their itinerary. It is my hope their ride has been and will continue to be appreciated by all who come in contact with them through their tireless journey.

Mayor Ryan L. Daniel