I began a ride of approximately 2400 miles from Bellingham to Galva, Illinois, my hometown, on June 15th, and you can follow my (almost) daily posts below. Unfortunately, the ride ended at 1480 miles when I was knocked down by two dogs. The fall resulted in broken ribs and many scrapes and bruises.
I pledged $1 per mile to each of three foundations—Whatcom Community Foundation (WCF), Book Industry Foundation (BINC), and Galva Foundation for Educational Enrichment (GalFEE). I encouraged others to pledge any amount per mile to the foundation(s) of their choice, and many did.
You may still pledge.
If you already pledged, there's information in a post below on how to honor your pledge(s) directly with the foundation(s) you chose to support. Thanks!
Beth Golay, who does the great daily bookseller newsletter "Books & Whatnot" wrote about this great program she discovered called Storymap. She has generously created a Storymap for my ride, using clips from my blog. Have fun playing with it.