We’re Going Big.
Starting June 1, 2019, AJ Johnson will be riding his bike across the country from Vancouver, Canada to Tijuana, Mexico (an approximate total of 1,800 miles) in an effort to raise $20,000 towards education and tuition for trafficked children rescued by Touch A Life. Throughout the approximate 6-week trip, with support from a scout/follow car (fitted with a cartop camper), AJ will explore the various beaches, bluffs, campgrounds, communities, and miles of shoreline along the Pacific Coast. In doing so, he will produce a mix of creative content, including photographs, video, and other experimental short-form digital media.
Why Support Touch A Life?
Touch A Life is committed to providing holistic, customized child care for the children in our programs, complete with regular medical and mental health assessments, art healing programming, and educational and vocational empowerment. By equipping them with individualized care plans, high quality academic opportunities, and critical life skills, these children will grow into healthy, community-changing adults, fulfilling our mission to RESCUE, RENEW, and RESTORE.
What Drives Us
Touch A Life’s Mission
Touch A Life is committed to providing holistic, customized child care for the children in our programs, complete with regular medical and mental health assessments, art healing programming, and educational and vocational empowerment. By equipping them with individualized care plans, high quality academic opportunities, and critical life skills, these children will grow into healthy, community-changing adults, fulfilling our mission to RESCUE, RENEW, AND RESTORE.
Touch a life
How can you help?
GIVE DIRECTLY TO TOUCH A LIFE
Our goal is to raise $20,000 to go towards education and tuition for the trafficked children rescued by Touch A Life.
We are seeking equipment and gear gifts or loans to complete the trip. We will create a custom marketing / sponsorship package for you.
FUND OUR TRIP
We are seeking assistance with our trip expenses including: camp sites,
food expenses, gas expenses, and general support.
Thank you to our
Cycle for the Future
Stay up to date on our Journey
WE MADE IT TO TIJUANA!Our final week was bittersweet as we continued down the California Coast with stops in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Santa Monica, Laguna Beach, and Encinitas. Several of Andrew’s friends invited us to stay in their homes the last few nights of the...
Week 6 We left San Francisco and continued down the beautiful California Coast, passing through Half Moon Bay, Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Big Sur.The views along the journey are simply spectacular! AJ continued to climb each incline with strength and perseverance,...
Week 5After passing through Ft. Bragg, Elk, Gualala, and Bodega Bay, we made it to San Francisco!!! Woo hoo! It was so exciting to cross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge as AJ biked 400 miles this week with his trusted companion, Ferdinand. He is a true cycle warrior!...
Week Four was filled with highs and lows (mostly highs)! AJ continued to cycle through the hills and winding roads of Oregon, passing through Port Orford and Brookings.
Who is this person who willingly is giving up half of his summer to bike 1,800 miles down the West Coast?
We made it to Bandon, Oregon, and the sunset was incredible! The week was filled with lots of cycling, hiking, and meeting new friends.
Week 2 was filled with steep, winding roads and intense heat as AJ crossed into Oregon.
Week 1 has been truly amazing! Andrew (or AJ) has cycled 280 miles and spent 24 hours on his trusted bike, Ferdinand.
Are you nervous?
Does it worry you that you are riding that far?
No. No. No. No!
So, here we go. Stepping into the void of the unknown to fill a higher purpose is sometimes scary, and I am damn scared.