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Hoyas Across America(3 posts)

Hoyas Across Americahoya_cycler
Dec 14, 2002 1:45 AM
Hello all,

Here at Georgetown University we have begun a group that will be riding cross country next summer beginning May 19th. We are raising funds to benefit AIDS relief in Africa through the CRS (Catholic Relief Services). In this light, it is obvious that we would like the bulk of our money to go to the charity we are raising money for.

We have five cyclists that need bikes at or below $600. We will not have to worry about storage along the ride (panniers etc.) because we have been given a van by the University - thus we are looking to get them regular road bikes. We have been told that the best route to go by would be to contact manufacturers directly and buy from them to get the bikes the cheapest.

Please if anyone could advise on solid method(s) to get 5 road bikes at a decent price, our group would be much appreciative. Anyone willing to help out and advise us with any prior experiences etc. is more than welcome to share their knowledge.

Thanks so much! And if anyone is interested in supporting our group, donations can be made care of The Office of Volunteer and Public Service at Georgetown University.

You can mail donations to:
Office of Volunteer and Public Service
Georgetown University
37 and O St, NW
Washington, DC 20057

In the memo write "Hoyas Across America"

Our current website is: http://www.georgetown.edu/users/dps7/

Thanks so much!

Phil Dombrowski
Equipment Manager
Hoyas Across America
Georgetown University
Hoya SaxaSamDC
Dec 15, 2002 9:17 AM
I actually didn't go to G'Town... I went GW, but I guess we can look past the rivalry for a good cause. :)

My suggestion would be to try contacting some manufacturers directly, if you haven't already, and present your cause. Some that come to mind include:

Independent Fabrications
DEAN
Seven
Litespeed
Specialzed
Trek

Also try some of the local bike shops. There are two really good ones near GU (Bicycle Pro Shop and Revolution Cycles). They might be able to hook you up. Oh, also, try some of the on-line bike stores.

Good luck!
Ride alongs?vindicator
Dec 16, 2002 11:43 AM
I was a Hoya class of '88 (although I transferred after my sophomore year). I see the itinerary includes St. Louis, where I live. Any interest in having locals ride along for a leg or two?