Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tour de Sem Route

Put this together last year, here is a map of the route:

Tour de Sem - May 16, 2009

The fifth Tour de Sem of Concordia Seminary will be held on Saturday, May 16 2009. Last year over 20 students, faculty, spouses, and friends participated in the Tour de Sem, including President Dale Meyer and Dr. Bob Weise.

Tour de Sem is a 90 mile ride down to the original site of Concordia Seminary at Altenburg, MO. After loading up the bikes on campus, participants drive to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbia, IL, for devotions and the start. The first 40 miles goes through the Mississippi River flats on the Illinois side, just below massive limestone bluffs. At Modoc, the ride crosses the river by ferry, the passes through historic St. Genevieve. The next 10 miles brings some rollers, then more flats until about mile 70, when a tough climb takes cyclists out of the Mississippi valley. Riders conquer hills for last 20 miles, finally passing through Frohna just before reaching the still-standing log cabin seminary.

The ride is followed by a meal in Altenburg, along with tours of Walther's church, the old seminary, and the Lutheran Heritage Museum. Our friends in Altenburg give us a warm welcome. It is a tough ride, but the training rides get us all into shape and give us a chance to meet new people – you can find a lot to talk about during a six hour ride! Every year several cyclists complete their first long rides on the Tour de Sem. Registration forms will be posted shortly; cost will be approx. $20, including a t-shirt. Contact Jeff Kloha (link at right) to be added to the Tour de Sem e-mail list.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

CSL Cycling Gear -- New Order

We'll be putting in an order for the stylish CSL Cycling gear. Wear it around town, wear it to the races, wear it to class (well, maybe not the shorts). Bib shorts and jersey run about $75 each, a bit less if we get higher numbers ordering. Deadline for ordering this time is Aug 15, takes about 6 weeks to turn around. Contact me via e-mail (click on the "Jeff Kloha" link at right) for more info.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Tour de Sem Route

Peter M posted the ride on mapmyride.com. Says here 88+, I always seem to end up with somewhere in the mid-90s.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tour de Sem in the News

Tour de Sem is on the front page of the LCMS web site, or directly to the news article here. Ryan and Marc are pictured from last year's event, and mention is made of Marc's participation in the collegiate race.

Just a reminder that we need registrations by April 26. And, one change, rather than t-shirts participants will receive really cool CSL Cycling caps.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend Races in Chesterfield

My other bike job is with Ghisallo Racing. I'm running a race weekend in the Chesterfield Valley on May 24-25. If you want to race, great! If you want to help out as a volunteer, even better!

Here is the race info.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Check out this link, especially if you drive a car!

It is a test, but it won't hurt -- it might even keep someone else from getting hurt.

Do The Test