WHAT IS RIDE THE WIND?

We ride the wind of change in an effort to end domestic violence and sexual abuse. We are concentrating our collective energy for fundraising to benefit local non-profits that help to provide support for victims.

WHY WE RIDE


Domestic violence is not a singular incident, it’s an insidious problem deeply rooted in our culture. No matter your sex, gender, race, age, or sexual orientation; it could happen to you.

Ride the Wind is run and supported by those who have experienced it themselves, or know someone who has. We want to do our part in helping to provide support to those who need it. We hope you'll come along for the ride.

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STATISTICS


These are just a few statistics that go to show how shockingly common domestic violence is in our world.

WOMEN

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  • 1 in 4 women will be victims of severe violence by an intimate partner in their lifetimes.
  • 3 women are murdered every day by a current or former male partner in the U.S.
  • Approximately 7.9 million women are raped, physically assaulted, and/or stalked by a current or former intimate partner each year.
  • 4,774,000 women in the U.S. experience physical violence by an intimate partner every year.

MEN

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  • 1 in 7 men will be victims of severe violence by an intimate partner in their lifetimes.
  • 23% of men have reported that they were physically or sexually assaulted by their male intimate partner.
  • 7% of men reported a domestic violence incident by a wife or female cohabitant.
  • 5,365,000 men had been victims of intimate partner physical violence every year.

CHILDREN & TEENS

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  • 5 million children witness domestic violence each year in the US.
  • Living with domestic violence significantly alters a child’s DNA, aging them prematurely 7-10 years.
  • Those who grow up with domestic violence are 6 times more likely to commit suicide and 50% more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol.
  • Domestic violence in childhood is directly correlated with difficulties learning, lower IQ scores, deficiencies in visual-motor skills and problems with attention and memory.

LGBTQIA

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  • 21 LGBTQIA people were murdered by their intimate partners in 2013. Fifty percent of them were people of color. This is the highest documented level of domestic violence homicide in the LGBTQIA community in history.
  • A transgender person of color is 2.6x times more likely to become a victim of intimate partner violence than a non-LGBTQIA person.
  • 50% of lesbian women will experience domestic violence (not necessarily intimate partner violence) in their lifetimes.
  • Nearly a third of LGBTQIA domestic violence victims have attempted suicide.

These statistics were sourced from:

The National Domestic Violence Hotline National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)

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In 2017, we started with 50 San Diego motorcyclists that signed up for the 1920s aviator inspired ride. In 2019, we are expanding to 4 cities! All profits from the rides are donated to local non-profits that help to provide provide hope, healing, and prevention of relationship and sexual abuse.

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