Cycling the Blue Ridge Parkway

Imagine bicycling the entire length of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Whew! U.S. military veterans John Buford and Rich Clarke, members of the Veterans History Museum’s Advisory Committee, will pedal 469 miles to support the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas. Cyclists will share progress daily through their social media posts.

With your help

With your help via donations (small, medium or large), together we will raise money to support the museum’s mission to honor veterans, educate citizens, and preserve our history. From June 25 to July 1, Buford and Clarke will bike the parkway from the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to Cherokee, North Carolina.

We invite you to pledge 10 cents or more per mile traveled. The mileage of the team member who rides the farthest will be used to calculate your donation at the end of the ride.

Option 1: You choose to donate any amount of 10 cents or more per mile cycled.  Examples: If you pledge $1.00 per mile you will receive a request to send your tax-deductible check to the museum for $469.
– Twenty-five cents per mile would equal $117.25, etc. You decide—the sky’s the limit!

Option 2: You may pledge a fixed amount not based on mileage.
To make a pledge, email and state your:

1) Full name
2) Amount pledged:
Per mile, or
• Fixed amount

To make a donation now in lieu of a pledge, Click the button below and include the comment BIKE RIDE with your donation.

You will receive a request for payment after July 1.

We thank you for your generosity and your support of veterans!
– Volunteers of the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas

Top photo by Photo by Angela Bartosh 

john buford cyclist

John Buford

cyclist riding blue ridge parkway

Rich Clarke