Cycling Orientation

What is Denison Cycling Orientation?

The Denison Cycling Orientation offers an opportunity for 10 members of the Class of 2018 to take a four-day, back-roads excursion through the beautiful natural areas of central Ohio. Day 1 and Day 4 each feature a 70-mile ride which will be taken at a leisurely pace over the course of a full day. Several scenic areas of central Ohio will be explored including the Kokosing Gap, the Mohican River Valley, the Walhonding River, the Rocky Fork Watershed and the Wakatomika River Valley. Other activities may include a canoe ride, mini-golf, and Go-Karts. Students will lodge in a log cabin with electricity, plumbing, and bunk beds. The purpose of this trip is to provide students with an opportunity to get to know fellow classmates in a small group environment.

Join Denison Cycling Orientation this fall! Please complete the application and send it in by June 2, 2014.

The basic schedule has students moving in on Monday, August 18, cycling on Tuesday, August 19, and returning to campus on August 22. There is a charge of $250 for this program. Pell Grant recipients who wish to participate may have their fees waived. A shuttle will be provided to carry students’ gear. Meals will be made in the kitchen or eaten at local establishments. It is recommended that students bring a bicycle with wider tires suitable for gravel roads; if a student is not able to bring such a bicycle, a rental bicycle may be available. In addition, students should bring their own sleeping bag if they have one. Those accepted into the program will be notified by July 1, 2014.