Shawn Robinson

Dr. Shawn Robinson set to embark on 135-mile bike ride to raise funds for and awareness of dyslexia

By David Dahmer, Madison365

For the third year. the annual Dyslexia Awareness Ride will promote dyslexia awareness while raising money for the Children’s Dyslexia Center here in Madison. This year’s event, a bike ride from Oshkosh to Fitchburg, will take place on Friday, Oct. 7.


Dr. Shawn Robinson, a literacy educator, author, and advocate, is getting set to embark on a 135-mile journey from Oshkosh to Fitchburg. Robinson is partnering up with Wheel & Sprocket, a full-service local bike shop with 12 locations throughout Wisconsin.

“We really want to build community and raise awareness about dyslexia, particularly in the state of Wisconsin. We’re trying to do some good and to give kids hope and let them people see us doing something positive,” Robinson tells Madison365.

Dyslexia is a learning disorder that involves difficulty reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words. Also called a reading disability, dyslexia is a result of individual differences in areas of the brain that process language. It is estimated that approximately 15% of people have dyslexia which equates to over 30 million adults in the United States. Read more …