Inspiring: Homeless teen bikes 6 hours to get to college, sleeps in tent

Inspiring: Homeless teen bikes 6 hours to get to college, sleeps in tent
Fred Barley (Image: WSB video screen grab)

At just 19 years old, Fred Barley has proven he knows what he wants out of life and he’ll do anything to make it happen.

Officers found the teen sleeping in a tent over the weekend outside a local college. Instead of giving him a ticket for trespassing, the officers listened to his story – and that’s where this amazing story begins.

Barley, a homeless college student, told the officers he had ridden his little brother’s bike six hours from Conyers to Barnesville to register for classes for his second semester of college. He had two duffel bags carrying all he owned and 2 gallons of water as he rode through the heat of a Georgia summer.

Problem is, the Gordon State College campus dorms don’t open until August,so Barley pitched a tent in some bushes on campus and prepared to spend the next few weeks there, with nothing more than a box of cereal to eat.

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