Brake the Cycle of Poverty
is a faith-based Social Justice mission to increase poverty awareness in the United States and, in particular, throughout the state of Connecticut.
We have combined our action-based faith mission with our enjoyment of cycling to ride throughout Connecticut each year to meet with people who are trying to educate themselves about the poverty conditions in their community and their state and to advocate for equitable changes in Connecticut's social welfare systems.
Our original Brake the Cycle of Poverty ride began on July 27, 2003 when we joined a group of like-minded advocates from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development who rode from San Francisco, meeting in Washington, DC. They, as we, stopped along the way to share our experiences and offer assistance in reducing poverty in each community.
Since that time we have ridden each year in response to invitations from community groups and faith organizations interested in our mission and in sharing our experiences.
Now it's time for Connecticut ……..