Hartsville native Carter Forney has completed his long-distance, fundraising bike ride through the southern United States.
Forney finished his cycling journey of more than 3,000 miles Friday in St. Augustine, Florida. That was more than two months after he began his trip Oct. 3 in San Diego, California. The 2007 Hauser High School graduate has raised about $2,000 so far toward a $2,500 goal to provide bicycles to children through the Bikes for Goodness Sake Foundation. The Austin, Texas-based charity provides bikes to underprivileged children through corporate-sponsored bike-build events.
He has a GoFundMe page and video blog, and is planning rewards to those who donate to his cause. He plans to personally thank donors who send at least a $20 donation. Others who donate $50 or more will get a documentary that the cyclist filmed as he made his journey.
To contribute to Carter Forney’s Cycling Coast to Coast for Bikes for Goodness Sake, go to gofundme.com/2ky3gbsw