Village Books owner plans 2,400-mile bike ride for charities

People are encouraged to show up Monday morning, June 15, when Chuck Robinson, co-owner of Village Books, begins his 2,400-mile bicycle trip to Galva, Ill., to attend his high school reunion.

Robinson has pledged $1 per mile to each of three foundations — Whatcom Community Foundation, Book Industry Charitable Foundation, and the Galva Foundation for Educational Enrichment — and hopes other people will make per-mile pledges to one, two or all three organizations.

To pledge, and to follow Robinson’s trip on his blog, go to villagebooks.com and click on “Chuck’s 2400-Mile Fundraiser.”

A ceremony to mark his start will begin at 8 a.m. Monday at Fairhaven Village Green. Coffee will be served and a short program will start at 8:15.

Robinson plans to start his trip at 9 a.m. Other bicyclists are welcome to join him for all or part of his first-day, 79-mile ride to Newhalem.