Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Ohio State Ready for Bike to Work Week, Lance Armstong Visit

I've frequently described Ohio State University as doing everything in its power to destroy the myth of the liberal public university... well, they're going to have to work a little harder now. The great folks at Bike OSU (the campus bike commuting group in alliance with our own Consider Biking) have set up a Bike Commuting Challenge with OSU versus Battelle... and I'm on the OSU team (for possibly the first time in my life). Here's the news item from the campus daily newsletter:
REGISTER FOR BIKE TO WORK WEEK
Registration for National Bike to Work Week (5/12-5/16) continues in preparation for Ohio State’s challenge with Battelle. If you are participating, remember to follow standard bicycle safety rules and obey university policies. To learn more about the challenge and other events occurring on campus, visit www.tp.osu.edu/Events/b2ww.shtml. To register, contact university team captain Austin Kocher at kocher.51@osu.edu.

Also, the uber-cyclist himself is going to be at OSU on May 13th for the LiveStrong tour and in support of my employer, the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center.

ALL INVITED TO HEAR LANCE ARMSTRONG SPEAK

Famed bicyclist Lance Armstrong has chosen The Ohio State University as one of four stops he will make across the country on Tuesday, May 13, during the Lance Armstrong Foundation’s (LAF) national LIVESTRONG™ Day. Founded in 1997 by Armstrong, a cancer survivor, the LAF is a non-profit organization based in Austin, Texas, that inspires and empowers people with cancer. Armstrong will start his LIVESTRONG™ Day journey in New York City with an appearance on the Today Show, then fly successively to appearances at Ohio State, Colorado and Las Vegas.

Everyone is invited to attend the festivities at OSU from noon-1 p.m. on the Medical Center plaza outside Rhodes Hall, where Armstrong is scheduled to speak at 12:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to wear yellow to show that they support LIVESTRONG™.

Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute is part of the LAF’s LIVESTRONG™ Survivorship Center of Excellence Network, which provides survivorship services and enhances survivorship care via research, interventions and sharing best practices. In 2007 the LAF awarded the OSUCCC-James a $1.25 million, five-year grant to develop a cancer survivorship center at Ohio State. The Center is directed by Charles Shapiro, MD, and co-directed by Electra Paskett, PhD, MSPH.
Yeah, it's a good week to be a cyclist in Columbus!

Whoa... did I actually say that? :)

People, not speed.

4 comments:

  1. See Brian getting you an OSU shirt ...

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  2. Y'know...I love Lance. And I'm all for Bike to Work Day (which is every day for me), but does anyone else see the irony in Lance promoting BTWD by flying coast to coast in a freaking jet?

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  3. Strike that. I guess I just had BTWD on my mind. Sorry

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  4. Lance isn't coming to Columbus for Bike to Work Day, actually... he's coming for a Livestrong event at the Ohio State Cancer Hospital. So though he's still the uber-biker stud, that's not his mission in Cowtown.

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