Bike for Free Speech: a Two Man Trans-America Bicycle Ride Benefits NCAC

Matthew Sottile and Dawson Burke of Connecticut will “Bike for Progress.”  On April 5, 2010, the two high school friends will begin their trans-America journey, cycling from Baltimore, Maryland to Canon Beach, Oregon in support of free speech.  All pledges and sponsorship for “Bike for Progress” will be generously donated to NCAC.

The cross-country trip has been in the works since Study Hall, their sophomore year in high school, but it was Matthew Sottile’s recent idea to ride for our cause:

I first learned about NCAC several years ago through researching the annual Banned Books Week event.  I decided that I wanted to help raise money for NCAC because I believe that the preservation of ideas is of utmost importance, and that everyone who lives in a free country should be aware and willing to protect that.

NCAC is thrilled to have the support of “Bike for Progress.” You can learn more about the duo and follow their cross-country ride at Bike for Progress blog.

You too can support NCAC and “Bike for Progress” with a donation. Click on the donation button to give $21 (1/2 a cent per mile at 4200 miles) or any amount you choose.

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2 Responses to Bike for Free Speech: a Two Man Trans-America Bicycle Ride Benefits NCAC

  1. Mbah Sangkil says:

    i love bike too, expecially old style bicycle

  2. Helen says:

    What a great idea!! Good luck on your bike trip.
    NCAC deserves all the support we can provide.
    Particularly now that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided the Citizens United case in strong favor of corporate personhood.
    What a bizarre time we are living in!

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