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Reunion Bikers gathering more cyclists

The Bikers from Mars are collecting some satellites! David Conrad ’76, Roger Eiss ’58, Tom Monna ’86, and Jim Randall ’77 will bike to the 2012 AU Reunion from Mars! (Mars, Pa., that is.) Now they are looking for other alums to join them, and it's starting to happen!

David Halleb ’77 has signed up for the final three days of the six-day trip. He will join us in Coudersport, Pa. Peter Stull ’75 (proprietor of the bike shop in Alfred Station) will ride the final day from Hornell, with, to judge from our trips in 2010 and 2011, some others from the Alfred community.

We will also be joined by Ed Law ’58 who rides his pre-WW II bike, the second-hand bike his dad gave him, with no gear shift to help him climb hills, for the final few miles of the trip.

Two other alums are nibbling at the hook, one for the entire trip and one for the end of the ride. Watch this space for more news!

But you don’t have to bike to join the fun. Think about getting joining the bikers for lunch or dinner at a local restaurant as they pass through your area. Several alums did that last year. One just met us by the side of the road (we knew she would be there). She was unable to fit any more into her schedule, but she wanted to spend 20 minutes expressing her support and chatting with us.

We traditionally celebrate arrival in Hornell with a dinner at the Sunset Inn Thursday night. Come early to the reunion and join us there! In past years we have had an AU prof or two and someone from the Alumni Office with us for the event.

The detailed itinerary will be:
• Sunday, June 3: Mars, Pa. to Clarion, Pa.
• Monday, June 4: Clarion, Pa. to St. Marys, Pa.
• Tuesday, June 5: St. Marys, Pa. to Coudersport, Pa.
• Wednesday, June 6: Coudersport, Pa. to Bath, N.Y.
• Thursday, June 7: Bath to Hornell
• Friday, June 8: Hornell to Alfred

Join the Bikers from Mars!

To sign up or for information contact Roger Eiss.