Students win when the Fort Lewis College Road Scholars Team races the Iron Horse train

Students win when the FLC Road Scholars Team races the Iron Horse train

Up to 100 alumni, staff, faculty, and friends of Fort Lewis College will combine their love of cycling with helping students, when the Fort Lewis College Road Scholars Team races the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge train from Durango to Silverton in the 2015 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, on Saturday, May 23.

Registration for the Road Scholars team is open now.

The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic brings more than 2,500 riders to Durango every May to race the steam train over the San Juan Mountains to the mining town of Silverton. Since 2011, FLC has sponsored a squad of amateur riders representing the College in the race. The Team is open to any supporter the College, and registration for the 2015 IHBC is now underway on a first-come first-served basis.

A portion of the Road Scholars Team members’ IHBC registration fees — boosted by a contribution from the IHBC — goes to the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Scholarship Fund, which aids students committed to completing their college degree on schedule.

Sporting specially designed commemorative jerseys, this year’s Road Scholars Team starts at College Avenue and Camino del Rio. After the race, Team riders will be feted at a celebration party. There’s also a Facebook group for Team members, where event updates are posted, training information can be shared, and training rides organized. Check it out at www.facebook.com/groups/FLCRoadScholars.

The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Scholarship Fund supports the Finish in Four! Program, an agreement first-time freshmen can make with the College that guarantees students access to the classes needed to graduate in four years in exchange for deadline commitments. Participating students work with advisors to develop academic plans that identify critical course sequencing to assure a timely graduation, saving students the time and costs of longer undergraduate careers.

Thanks to the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Scholarship Fund, students in the program are also eligible for a $500-per-semester scholarship, starting with the second semester, and worth $3,500 over their college careers.

There are two Road Scholars options this year:

>> McDonald’s Citizen Tour: 50 miles from Durango to Silverton.

>> Quarter Horse Tour: 25 miles from Durango to Durango Mountain Resort.

Learn more about the Road Scholars team or register to be a part of it.

Contribute to the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Scholarship fund.

Find out more about the Finish in Four! program.

10 Quick Ways to Promote Good Will About Fort Lewis College

10  Quick Ways to Promote Good Will About Fort Lewis College

 As a graduate of Fort Lewis College, we know you are proud to have gone to school here.  This was most likely the place where you met your best friends, developed new interests and discovered a passion for learning which has carried you into life.

Here are 10 quick ways you can help share your pride and promote good will:

  1. REFER a good student to FORT LEWIS COLLEGE and encourage them to apply for FLC SCHOLARSHIPS   Over 150 different scholarships are offered!
  2. ENCOURAGE a prospective student to visit your alma mater’s beautiful campus.  It is absolutely gorgeous and  in a location no other college can even come close to.  Period.  And if you haven’t been here in a while…..
  3. COME BACK AND VISIT!  Let Alumni Relations give you a personal tour of everything new and exciting on your campus.  But if you can’t come back soon-here is a video to update you:  A Drive Up The Front Hill
  4. KEEP UP-TO-DATE about all the latest and greatest happenings here at the Fort.  We want you to know WHY your degree is valuable from here.  Visit the FLC Alumni website often for news ,  and stay connected with each other and us via social media like Linked In, Facebook, and Twitter.
  5. READ your alumni email newsletter and share it with an old college buddy.
  6. Update your contact info with the Alumni Relations office so we can keep you “in the know” about events, students, jobs and more.
  7. WEAR your Fort Lewis College clothing/display your cool FORT LEWIS COLLEGE stuff!  We know lots of alums who have been asked about FORT LEWIS COLLEGE just from sporting a cap, t-shirt, or alumni mug at work or play from the Fort.
  8. INFORM your local high school about all the benefits of your degree from Fort Lewis College.  Yes, we have 5 (five) Colorado Professor of the Year awards (more than any other school except the Air Force Academy.)  Why yes, over 98% of my professors hold doctorate degrees and yes, I had easy access to them since Fort Lewis College is a small, liberal arts school…… need more benefits of going to FLC?  About Fort Lewis College
  9. SUPPORT Fort Lewis College Athletics!  After all, we are: 2005, 2009 and 2010 NCAA Division II Men’s Soccer National Champions!  And have the 2009-10, 2010-11 AND 2011-12 #1 ranked Division I cycling program!  As well as the 2010 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball National Runners-up.  Now Fort Lewis College is recruiting a strong football team with the acquisition of John L Smith (a longtime NCAA Division I head coach with success at six different universities, including Michigan State, and Arkansas).  Come cheer for your FORT LEWIS COLLEGE teams!
  10. HIRE Fort Lewis College graduates at your business.

And while this is not on our list, we always also appreciate when you GIVE a donation to FLC.  Your gift will help a Fort Lewis College student with his tuition. GIVE NOW

Stay proud to be a graduate of Fort Lewis College!


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