Rio Grande Valley
On March 29, 2019, we will leave South Padre Island, TX, and begin our trek into the Rio Grande Valley along the Mexico border. This area is making news right now because of the immigration crisis at the border. What we found in our preview trips was people of incredible hospitality who worked very hard. We are humbled and excited for this opportunity to raise awareness about the persistent rural poverty in the Rio Grande Valley.
We will leave the beautiful island of South Padre on March 29, 2019, and ride direction into the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Our stops will include beautiful small towns with incredible hospitality that tell the story of farm laborers who fought for their rights to a living wage under the inspiration of Caesar Chavez.
We will leave Mission, TX, which is right on the Texas/Mexico border and go north into the heart of "the valley." As we move through the small towns of the valley we will hear the story of local labor rights advocates who worked hard in the fields and fought hard for their rights to a decent wage.
Our ride will bring us back to South Padre Island on Caesar Chavez Day--we will ride and celebrate with the people! The finish line will be the most spectacular of any of our rides in 2019 due to the raw beauty of the beach--not to mention the food!!!