Wayne State president casts wider net for this summer's Road Warrior bike tour
Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson will take the third annual Road Warrior bike tour farther north this summer, biking to four cities in five days.
The tour begins Monday, July 22, and will end when Wilson and his fellow cyclists ride back to campus during the afternoon of Friday, July 26. By the end of the tour, the cyclists will have biked 450 miles and visited four communities.
This year's Road Warrior bike tour will differ from the previous two in terms of theme and focus. Whereas the theme of the first two tours was community outreach and telling the Wayne State story, this year's tour will focus more on celebrations with donors, alumni and friends of the university.
"We will travel to communities that are home to many donors and alumni," Wilson said. "It will be good to hear their thoughts about the university they love, and to interact with them in fun summertime activities."
Wilson and his four biking companions will visit Traverse City on Monday, July 22, and host a tour of the Chateau Chantal Winery; Ludington on Tuesday, July 23, for a gathering at Ludington Bay Brewing Co.; Midland on Wednesday, July 24, at the Midland Center for the Arts and Dow Garden; and Rochester on Thursday, July 25, for food and drinks at the Rochester Mills Beer Co.
"I've been training for the ride and look forward to spending 100 miles a day on my bike with my riding companions," Wilson said. "But most of all, it's an opportunity to meet with donors, alumni and friends to show our gratitude for their abiding support of Wayne State."
The schedule for the Road Warrior tour stops:
July 22 at Chateau Chantal Winery in Traverse City,
July 23 at Ludington Bay Brewing Co. in Ludington, 6-8 p.m.
July 24 at the Midland Center for the Arts and Dow Garden in Midland, 6-8 p.m.
July 25 at Rochester Mills Beer Co. in Rochester, 6-8 p.m.
July 26 at Tony V's Tavern in Detroit, 2 p.m.
Complimentary food and drinks will be available at all events.
To RSVP for one of the receptions, click https://alumni.wayne.edu/summer