I’m a native of Denmark and have ridden bikes my whole life. By choice, it was my primary mode of transportation from 2nd grade until I was 28 years old. It gave me freedom and independence, and it enabled me to explore the world, literally. There, I have seen how freedom from oppression and abuse enables children to grow and flourish. Even though many children are able to do so, it is unfortunately not a given for all. Child abuse is still a big problem not just around the world but also here. To give the children, who have been abused, a chance to experience what life should be like, I will ride Cycle Oregon in support of Children’s Center. I want to thank you in advance for your support of the children who have been neglected and abused.