Seminary sponsors third bike tour

The third “Tour de Sem” of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, is scheduled for May 5.

Participants — including the seminary community and their family and friends — will bicycle 95 miles from St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbia, Ill., to the original site of the seminary at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg, Mo.

Although the annual event is geared to seminary faculty, staff, students, and their families, it is open to all riders.

Cyclists meet at the seminary, then shuttle to Columbia, Ill., for a 7:30 a.m. start.  The ride ends with dinner and tours of the original seminary site and other LCMS historical sites.

“Since we’ve started the Tour de Sem, the response among students, staff, and faculty has been great,” said Dr. Jeffrey Kloha, assistant professor of exegetical theology at the seminary and an organizer of the annual ride.  “Many have taken up cycling as a regular form of exercise, and I’ll often see guys riding together in Forest Park.  You get to know each other pretty well when you ride together for three or four hours.”

Registration for the Tour de Sem is $25 each for seminary students and spouses, $30 for others, and includes a T-shirt, a post-ride meal, and trophies for top finishers.  Deadline for registrations is April 26.

For more information, or to register, contact Kloha at (314) 505-7566 or  Or visit the Web site

Posted March 26, 2007

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