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Paul Carpenter
For Paul Carpenter, chair of the Department of Kenisiololgy and Physical Education in the College of Education at NIU, getting there isn’t half the fun. It’s all the fun. He is an avid cycler and has competed in countless races for the better part of the last decade. The caveat – the races he competes in...
Paul Carpenter
Three thousand miles. If you drove that far in one shot it could be done in about 48 hours, but you’d need an oil change. Making the same trip on a bike is a different story. Race Across America (RAAM) brings a whole new meaning to the term “road trip.” Rated as one of the...
Silhouetted image of a bicycle rider
With spring in the air, more are taking to the roads on bicycles to get to class, run errands and just to get exercise in the fresh air. With that in mind, Northern Illinois University has some tips to protect your ride as well as keep yourself safe. NIU Police Sgt. Alan Smith says because...
Logo for "Ride the Divide"
Members of the NIU and DeKalb County communities are invited at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, to watch an award-winning documentary about the world’s toughest mountain bike race. The race traverses more than 2,700 miles along the Continental Divide and climbs more than 200,000 vertical feet through the Rocky Mountains. The tests of endurance and the accomplished moments throughout “Ride...