Dear Ride2Freedom,

Thank you for your efforts to raise awareness on the plight of Falun Gong practitioners in China. Injustice anywhere should be addressed everywhere. I commend the Riders and activists in your movement to let people know what is happening.

I wish you the best on your journey and very much looking forward to welcoming you in person when you arrive in Columbia, Missouri. Columbia is known for our bicycle culture and for our interested in international issues, as we have sister city relationships with cities across the globe. I am quite certain you will receive a warm welcome. I wish you all the best and look forward to the day when all peaceful acts of religious expression are welcomed by all, for the good they bring to our shared global heritage.


Michael Trapp

Second Ward City Council Member