Man Bikes Through North Florida to Support Music Education

Mike McGhee Bikes for Music Education
Posted at 8:00 PM, Feb 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-15 20:00:00-05

MONTICELLO, FL (WTXL) -- A Georgia man is biking around the country to support an organization aimed at keeping music education in schools.

Mike McGhee started his journey on New Year's Day in Jasper, Georgia -- traveling the perimeter of the United States. He stopped in Monticello Wednesday on his way to the West Coast.

McGhee is riding his bike "Clara" for the Fender Music Foundation, a charity that emphasizes the importance of music to students around the country.

"I realized how important music was to people, so I want to give some of that back to the kids that are growing up," he said. "I think they need it."

McGhee said he started playing instruments around 10 years ago, performing at different venues in his community.

He bikes around 60 miles a day, hoping this trip will inspire the public to support the foundation.

"I was a kid that grew up through the music system and was a beneficiary of donated instruments, because we couldn't afford them," McGhee said. "It was something I wanted to do to give back. I think they need it, and I think music is very important for them in their curricular activities."

McGhee said he is set to travel through Tallahassee and Gadsden County Thursday. 

To learn more about McGhee's trip, click HERE.

To donate to the Fender Music Foundation, click HERE.