Professor Heads Out on Leg of Sea to Sea Ride


Vander Weele on bike with studentsA common sight around campus is Professor Michael Vander Weele on this bike. Next week, he heads out on a ride that will take him much further than his usual route from Trinity to home after classes.

Dr. Vander Weele, professor of English, and his wife Mary McKinstry will begin their three-week leg of the bike ride Sea to Sea, Cycling to End Poverty.

The 3,900-mile ride serves to raise awareness and funds for those living in poverty around the world. Hosted by the Reformed Church in America, Partners Worldwide, and World Renew, the ride enables individuals, groups, and congregations to actively serve the poor in a new and interesting way.

The Vander Weeles will pick up where Financial Aid Coordinator Kyle Wigboldy, who rode the Coralville, Iowa, to Grand Rapids segment, left off.  They depart from Grand Rapids on Monday, heading to Hamilton, Ontario (week one), then Montreal (week two), and then New York City (week three).

To follow the Vander Weele’s journey, check out their blog Mike and Mary on a Bike.

For more information on Sea to Sea, visit the website.