Bethel to Participate in Bike the Bend

Bethel College will be a stop for those participating in the Bike the Bend community-wide event on Sunday, May 15 from 6:30 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. with a post ride party at Potawatomi Park in South Bend.

Bike the Bend is a noncompetitive family biking event that originated in Chicago. It was introduced to the area by promoters last year  and is underwritten by the Louise Addicott and Georgiana Joshi Foundation.

Bethel College will be a SAG Stop (Stop And Go Stop) for riders to use restroom facilities, check their bikes and rest. Some of the other stops in the 30-mile ride include University of Notre Dame, Kamm Island, Beutter, St. Patrick, Pinhook and Potawatomi Parks and the Chapin Street Historic District.

“We participate as a way to partner with our community as good neighbors should, ” says Bethel College Director of Special Events, Lisa Greco.

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Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,100 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.