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Ben Wyse ’99: bicycle lifestyle, bicycle livelihood

It’s been nearly five years since Ben Wyse ’99 launched Wyse Cycles, based on a simple, and unprecedented, premise: opening a bike shop with no shop. Instead, Wyse makes house calls and site visits on his own bike, towing a trailer full of tools and spare parts behind him. As far as he knows, Wyse Cycles was the first business in the country to use this “mobile bike shop ...More


Long-time EMU Librarian Tackles Le Tour De Park View

Lois Bowman begins her ride in the parking lot by the seminary, just down the hill from her home on Mount Clinton Pike. She usually starts sometime around 6 p.m., once rush hour has petered out and the heat has broken. Bowman, historical librarian at Eastern Mennonite University, is ...More

New Bike Path on Park Road Means Big Parking Changes

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EMU Welcomes Some 2,000 ‘Spokesmen’

It was a welcome invasion of Harrisonburg, Va. Bike Virginia, the Shenandoah Expedition brought some 2,000 bicycling enthusiasts to “The Friendly City” as part of a five-day tour that began Friday evening, June 25, in Staunton, 25 miles to the south. BikeWalk Virginia, a nonprofit ...More

Green Roof to be Installed on Bike Shed

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College Street Bike Co-op: ‘Because It Sounds Cooler than College Ave’

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Bicycle co-op on campus provides service to students

By Sarah Harder, Weather Vane staff writer Co-op location: in the basement of the Bible and Religion house on South College AvenueHours: Tuesdays and Fridays from 1:30-5 p.m. and Saturday from 12:30-2:30 p.m. The Bible and Religion department house on campus has new occupants this year. EMU’s bike co-op has taken up shop in the blue-carpeted basement. ...More

From atop the Andes, the finish is in sight

By Andrew Jenner, RocktownWeekly.com The last few weeks have been an exercise in contrasts for Lars Akerson and Jon Spicher, pedaling from barren ground to verdant, from sea level to nearly three miles in the clouds. They are in Peru now, six months, nine countries and nearly 6,000 miles gone from Harrisonburg, bound for the Men ...More

EMU students ride bikes from Pennsylvania to Georgia

By Richard Kelly, Independent-Mail EMU students Chris Erb, left, and Heidi Hershberger pass through Donalds, S.C., on their bike trip from Philadelphia to Comer, Ga. Eastern Mennonite University students Chris Er ...More

It’s ‘Managua by Easter’ for World Conference Bikers

EMU students biking from Harrisonburg to Paraguay to experience the global church, raise funds for conference By Andrew Jenner, Rocktown Weekly It was the first Tuesday in January, cold and rainy, when Jon Spicher and Lars Akerson began pedaling south. In the 45 days and 2,000-plus miles since then, they’ve made steady progress, about five days of biking and two o ...More