Ride2Freedom Rolls Into Chicago (Photo Gallery)

By Chris Jasurek, Epoch Times
July 4, 2015 8:27 am Last Updated: July 5, 2015 4:50 pm

CHICAGO, Ill.—The two dozen teens from 15 countries which constitute the Ride2Freedom cycling team rolled into the Windy City Thursday night and Friday, July 3, visited Millennium Park in the heart of the city to tell holiday revelers about their 3000-mile cross-country bike ride to save children orphaned by the persecution of Falun Gong in China.

Part of this effort is the team’s “selfie” campaign, in which they urge supporters to post selfies on the team’s Facebook page to publicly declare support for the cause. A coupe hundred Chicago residents and visitors graciously offered to help with that effort.

A group of Grateful Dead fans show their support for ending the persecution. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)
A group of Grateful Dead fans show their support for ending the persecution. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)

 

Ride2Freedom cyclists demonstrate the Falun Gong exercises in Chicago's Millennium Park, July 3, 20015. (Chris Jasurelk/Epoch Times)
Ride2Freedom cyclists demonstrate the Falun Gong exercises in Chicago’s Millennium Park, July 3, 20015. (Chris Jasurelk/Epoch Times)

 

Jesse and Julie support the Ride2Freedom cause by taking a selfie with Chungjin, Aila, Annie and Jessica. (Chris Jasurelk/Epoch Times)
Jesse and Julie support the Ride2Freedom cause by taking a selfie with Chungjin, Aila, Annie and Jessica. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)

 

Ridee Ghazal Tavanaei of Iran takes a selfie with three- All-American tourists. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)
Rider Ghazal Tavanaei of Iran takes a selfie with three- All-American tourists. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)

To learn more about Ride2Freedom, please read Climbing Mountains, Crossing Deserts to Rescue Children in China  and Ride2Freedom: Children Small in Size, but Big in Heart and also visit the Ride2Freedom website  and Facebook page. 

Chicago's skyline feaures a few seriously tall skyscrapers. (Chris Jasurelk/Epoch Times)
Chicago’s skyline feaures a few seriously tall skyscrapers. (Chris Jasurelk/Epoch Times)

 

Rider Jimmy Ma explains Ride2Freedom to a Buddhist monk in downtown Chicago. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)
Rider Jimmy Ma explains Ride2Freedom to a Buddhist monk in downtown Chicago. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)

 

Riders pose at "The Bean," a well-known Chicago landmark. (Chris Jasurelk/Epoch Times)
Riders pose at “The Bean,” a well-known Chicago landmark. (Chris Jasurelk/Epoch Times)

 

Another Chicago landmark, the giant head sculpture. (Chris Jasurelk/Epoch Times)
Another Chicago landmark, the giant head sculpture. (Chris Jasurelk/Epoch Times)

 

Rider Sara Almaraz from Argentina poses for a picture. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)
Rider Sara Almaraz from Argentina poses for a picture. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)