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Bears on Bikes: A 50th Reunion Trek

Story posted May 21, 2007

Members of the Class of 1957 are gearing up for a 50th reunion bicycle ride. The Boston-to-Brunswick trek kicks off May 27, 2007, and delivers its intrepid cyclists to their alma mater on May 31, 2007.

A dozen riders are scheduled to begin their journey at the George Washington Monument in the Boston Public Garden at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 27. Covering up to 50 miles a day, the group will follow a coastal route with stops in Gloucester, Mass., Rye Beach, N.H., and Kennebunkport and Scarborough, Maine. The reunion cyclists are scheduled to arrive at the Polar Bear Statue outside Sargent Gymnasium at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, to begin their reunion.

Among those riding are a history professor, lawyer, OB/GYN, pulmonologist, two wives, a Bowdoin parent and a therapy dog. The average age is 71.

For their 45th reunion in 2002, eight members and friends of the Class of '57 made a similar trek in a ride to support the Charles Chapman '57 Scholarship Fund. Ridemaster David Webster '57 made a video documentary of the trip for his fellow participants.

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