Sam's Ride for Peace Arrives at Louisburg College

Ride for Peace

A group of bicycle riders joining in 89-year-old WW II veteran Sam Winstead in his fourth ride from the Triangle to our Nation's capital. Sam rides to bring his message of peace to our lawmakers.

The ride began at the Bell Tower on the N.C. State campus, and the troupe made Louisburg College their first stop. Alumni Ahmed Salim is along for the ride, filming documentary footage along their journey. Salim is writing a book, titled the World Peace Challenge, with a goal to unite all people. Sam has stated that he will continue the ride until he's 100 years old, and the message they carry with them is powerful.

"The real challenge is for peace people to challenge themselves. To put in the work, and to do so nonconfrontationally," Salim said, discussing the work with College Director of Counseling Services Fonda Porter. The pair agreed that "protesting is a love affair, not a marriage. Who's going to do the dishes?"

The annual ride is an opportunity for cyclists of all levels of fitness and experience to join this 8-day, 350-mile ride May 9th thru May 16th. Riders can participate for one mile, one day, or for the entire joyful experience.

Learn more about the ride at
Follow their progress online by searching the hashtag #worldpeacechallenge

The College welcomes Sam, and the riders involved with Sam's Ride for Peace. "All we have to do is come together."

Posted by Louisburg College on Saturday, May 9, 2015