John Merrow has created a challenge for himself. Every year on his birthday, he sets a goal of cycling the same number of miles as his age. This year he turns 78, so his goal is to bike 78 miles.

He invites his friends to make a gift of $78 or some multiple of 78 to a recommended charity. This year he includes the Network for Public Education on his list (as he did last year).

I just donated $780 to NPE in honor of John’s birthday.

This is a generous tradition. Thank you,John Merrow.