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.