The four bicycles were fully loaded and leaning against a picnic table in Murphy Park on Thursday morning. There were pannier bags stuffed on the front and back of each of the bikes. And before riding away, Tommy Schlaefer, Nate White, Michael Wethington and Jake Quarstad were saying goodbyes to family and friends.
The four—two recent grads and two who will be Augsburg seniors in the fall—are embarking on what will be an interesting summer journey: Ride their bikes to Portland, Ore. in order to gain a better understanding of why that city is considered to be the most bike-friendly in the United States. Continue reading “Cycling for progress”