EMU Professor Planning Fundraising Bike Trip At Age 70

Jun 18, 2013

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  An Eastern Michigan University professor is undertaking a 450-mile cycling trip starting June 29 in order to raise $4000 dollars to support Study Abroad programs at Eastern.

Even more amazing, he will making the 12-day journey at age 70, something many people in their 70's could not undertake.

John Fike is a part time lecturer in Eastern's political science department. He says Study Abroad programs are important because students who go to other countries to study come back more mature, more focused, and more rounded in their understanding of the world.

Fike says the trip will take him to Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, South Haven, Grand Haven, Big Rapids, Mount Pleasant and Bay City, wrapping up in Lexington, near Lake Huron. He says the trip should take about 12 to 14 days and people can follow his progress on Twitter @emujohnfike.