In 2010 at the Kairos party in the Brown Hotel bar at CCCCs, Cheryl Ball told me she was going to ride her bike from Bloomington-Normal, IL to West Layfayette, IN for the annual Computers and Writing Conference. I said, “OMG! That should be a fundraiser!” Dickie Selfe and Marcy Bauman rode with her and Ride2CW was born!
Ride2CW raises funds for the GRN Travel Grant Awards, which provide financial assistance to graduate students and non-tenure track faculty who attend the annual Graduate Research Network and Computers and Writing conference.
I served as the Ride2CW Coordinator on the Executive Committee of the Graduate Research Network from 2010-2015. I continue to serve on the Executive Committee and the Travel Grant Award committee.