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Two poets will ride 1,400 miles on a tandem bicycle through America's heartland, writing free poems & building Little Free Libraries.
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    Our undying gratitude for your support of our adventure to bring poetry and more Little Free Libraries to communities everywhere.

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    A commemorative Type Rider II magnet

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    Special Valentine's Day backer reward: A postcard from Loveland, Colorado, America's "Sweetheart City," which will be our second stop of the Type Rider trip.

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    A typewritten postcard from Maya and Amy sent from the road + our undying gratitude for your support of our adventure to bring poetry and more Little Free LIbraries to communities everywhere.

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    SPONSOR A ROUTE!! Take a look at our planned itinerary and pick a route distance, then pledge that amount. For each sponsored route, we will hold up a sign bearing your name next to the welcome sign at the community we're visiting that day, then post a picture for you to share.

    JULY 1
    Boulder→Longmont→Loveland
    34.8 miles

    JULY 2
    Loveland→Greeley
    28.3 miles

    JULY 3
    Greeley→Fort Morgan
    53.7 miles

    JULY 4
    Fort Morgan→Sterling
    45.3 miles

    JULY 5
    Sterling→Ogallala, NE
    90.1 miles

    JULY 6
    Ogallala→North Platte
    51.8 miles

    JULY 7
    North Platte→Gothenburg
    35.9 miles

    JULY 8
    Gothenburg→Cozad→Lexington
    25.1 miles

    JULY 9
    Lexington→Kearney
    36.2 miles

    JULY 10
    Kearney→Grand Island
    42.5 miles

    JULY 11
    Grand Island→York
    44.9 miles

    JULY 12
    York→Seward→Lincoln
    56.0 miles

    JULY 13
    Lincoln→Ashland →Papillion
    51.4 miles

    JULY 14
    Omaha→Glenwood, IA
    28 miles

    JULY 15
    Red Oak→Creston
    54.3 miles

    JULY 16
    Creston→Indianola
    60.2 miles

    JULY 17
    Indianola→Altoona
    27.3 miles

    JULY 18
    Altoona→Newton
    26 miles

    JULY 19
    Newton→Grinnell→Iowa City
    88.7 miles

    JULY 20
    Iowa City→Mt. Vernon
    26 miles

    JULY 21
    Mt. Vernon→Anamosa→Dyersville
    51.1 miles

    JULY 22
    Dyersville→Dubuque→Potosi, WI
    51.9 miles

    JULY 23
    Potosi→Lancaster→Prairie du Chien
    42.5 miles

    JULY 24
    Prairie du Chien→Viroqua
    46.0 miles

    JULY 25
    Viroqua→Cashton→La Farge
    32.3 miles

    JULY 26
    La Farge→Boaz→Richland Center
    30.6 miles

    JULY 27
    Richland Center→Spring Green→Madison
    62.2 miles

    JULY 28
    Madison

    JULY 29
    Madison→Stoughton→Evansville
    34.5 miles

    JULY 30
    Evansville→Beloit
    31.5 miles

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    "Because It's Small" DVD - a short documentary chronicling the Little Free Library movement, showcasing builders and stewards

    + our undying gratitude for your support of our adventure to bring poetry and more Little Free Libraries to communities everywhere.

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    A copy of "The Language Between Us" an audio CD of 10-line poems written and read by Maya Stein + the "Because It's Small" DVD - a short documentary chronicling the Little Free Library movement, showcasing builders and stewards + our undying gratitude for your support of our adventure to bring poetry and more Little Free Libraries to communities everywhere.

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    Limited Edition Type Rider II T-shirt AND a copy of "The Language Between Us" an audio CD of 10-line poems written and read by Maya Stein

    + our undying gratitude for your support of our adventure to bring poetry and more Little Free Libraries to communities everywhere.

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    Two (2) Personalized Poems using a word or phrase of your choice written by Maya and Amy before the trip begins, a copy of "The Language Between Us" an audio CD of 10-line poems written and read by Maya + our undying gratitude for your support of our adventure to bring poetry and more Little Free Libraries to communities everywhere.

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    A typewritten postcard from Maya and Amy sent from the road + a copy of "The Language Between Us" an audio CD of 10-line poems written and read by Maya Stein + the "Because It's Small" DVD - a short documentary chronicling the Little Free Library movement, showcasing builders and stewards - AND Maya's booklet "Writing Prompts for Ordinary People" (21-day version) + our undying gratitude for your support of our adventure to bring poetry and more Little Free Libraries to communities everywhere.

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    A Little Free Library tote bag filled with "Books in a Box," (a chronicle of the First Lady of Little Free Libraries), a Limited Edition Type Rider II t-shirt, the DVD "Because It's Small," and a 21-day Writing Prompt booklet + our undying gratitude for your support of our adventure to bring poetry and more Little Free Libraries to communities everywhere.

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    Pledge US$ 250 or more About US$ 250

    2 Personalized Poems using a word or phrase of your choice written by Maya and Amy during the trip + a Little Free Library tote bag filled with "Books in a Box," (a chronicle of the First Lady of Little Free Libraries), a Limited Edition Type Rider II t-shirt, the DVD "Because It's Small," and a 21-day Writing Prompt booklet + our undying gratitude for your support of our adventure to bring poetry and more Little Free Libraries to communities everywhere.

    + our undying gratitude for your support of our adventure to bring poetry and more Little Free Libraries to communities everywhere.

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    Sponsorship of one Little Free Library along our route. Your name will be hand-painted on a library we build along the way + 2 Personalized Poems using a word or phrase of your choice written by Maya and Amy during the trip + a Little Free Library tote bag filled with "Books in a Box," (a chronicle of the First Lady of Little Free Libraries), a Limited Edition Type Rider II t-shirt, the DVD "Because It's Small," and a 21-day Writing Prompt booklet + our undying gratitude for your support of our adventure to bring poetry and more Little Free Libraries to communities everywhere.

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    1 Basic Little Free Library Kit* (preconstructed, includes official charter sign) to install in your yard or neighborhood + 2 Personalized Poems using a word or phrase of your choice written by Maya and Amy during the trip + our undying gratitude for your support of our adventure to bring poetry and more Little Free Libraries to communities everywhere.
    * THIS IS A GREAT GROUP REWARD! GET TOGETHER WITH A FEW FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS OR CO-WORKERS to SPONSOR A Little Free Library to be placed in a special spot in your town or neighborhood.

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    1 Little Free Library Two-Story Brownstone Library* (preconstructed, stained and finished, includes official charter sign) for you to install in your yard or neighborhood + 2 Personalized Poems using a word or phrase of your choice written by Maya and Amy during the trip + our undying gratitude for your support of our adventure to bring poetry and more Little Free Libraries to communities everywhere. * THIS IS A GREAT GROUP REWARD! GET TOGETHER WITH A FEW FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS OR CO-WORKERS to SPONSOR A Little Free Library to be placed in a special spot in your town or neighborhood.

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    1 Little Free Library Neighborhood Building Party Kit* (4 pre-constructed libraries) + 2 Personalized Poems using a word or phrase of your choice written by Maya and Amy during the trip

    + our undying gratitude for your support of our adventure to bring poetry and more Little Free Libraries to communities everywhere. * THIS IS A GREAT GROUP REWARD! GET TOGETHER WITH A FEW FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS OR CO-WORKERS to SPONSOR A Little Free Library to be placed in a special spot in your town or neighborhood. Keep all 4 libraries for your community or donate one to a nearby town OR allow us to donate one in your honor to a community along our route!!

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    1 Red Sky Little Free Library for you + 1 Cedar Sunset Library to be donated in your honor to a community along our route + 2 Personalized Poems using a word or phrase of your choice written by Maya and Amy during the trip

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    A spot in “Choose Your Next Adventure,” our 4-week online course starting in March (take the course yourself or gift to a friend) + a typewritten postcard sent from the road from Amy & Maya

    + our undying gratitude for your support of our adventure to bring poetry and more Little Free Libraries to communities everywhere.

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