My name is Joe Barbara and I am bicycling from Astoria, Oregon to Yorktown, Virginia on the Trans America Route from May to July 2013. On these 4241.5 self-supported miles, I am hoping to raise a penny per mile (or more) to support St. Vincent de Paul.

You can DONATE NOW or see the link at the top right to make a pledge. I will not be using any donations to support my ride; 100% will go directly to charity. Learn more about what the Society of St. Vincent de Paul does in communities across America.

Watch Robin (Joe’s biggest fan) talk details of the ride:
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Watch Joe on WGNO-TV News with a Twist:
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I will be posting updates and pictures along the ride. If you are interested in joining me for the ride, or even just a few miles, you can contact me at I will be staying mostly at campgrounds with an occasional hotel, riding 60 to 80 miles per day, stopping to enjoy the scenery, picture taking and smelling the roses. I would also like to find a church mass on Sundays if possible.