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Melvin's Cycle Across America

Organized by: Melvin Columbanus

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THE STORY:

Hi, My name is Melvin, I am a vet who served in Germany, outside of Stutgart, during the early 70's. Cycling has been a passion long before I joined the Army when I was 20. My lifelong dream has been to cycle across the United States. My father was in the army when I was growing up and we lived in Texas, and Washington state among others. I would really appreciate if I got to see those places before I am too old to make this trip. I know this is a big ask, but I am in a dead end job, making just enough to get by at 63 years old. I am divorced, and have nothing holding me down anymore and feel this is my last opportunity to make this trip. I think 10,000 is enough to make this trip, counting in stops for the night, as well as food, and the cost of a new bike as well as unseen occurrences, if my bike breaks down, as well as the cost of a train ticket back. I am based in Richmond, Virginia and my goal is to ride to Washington State. I would be indebted to anyone who would contribute to my cause, and if I raise more than I need I will donate it to Veteran's causes in the U.S. like wounded soldiers for example. Thank you, Mel

$100

 

1% Raised of $10,000 Goal

  • Becky Griswold

    $100

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Melvin Columbanus

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Donor Comments

Becky Griswold

Becky Griswold

DONATION: $100

Looking forward to seeing you when you get here. When might that be? 2 years ago

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