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CIU Reps to Recruit, Touch Lives on 1,800 Mile Bicycle Tour

May 31, 2011

A 1,800 mile summer bicycling tour along the East Coast by five young men will focus on 1More.  The idea is not to just peddle 1More mile from Florida to Maine, but it’s an opportunity to touch 1More life. 

The 1More Tour features Columbia International University students Brian Collison, ,,, Matt Densky, Drew Williams, Izzy Markle and his brother, CIU alumnus Grayson Markle.  They’ll begin their journey in Jacksonville, Fla. on June 5, with plans to finish in Portland, Maine July 27. 

The goal of the tour is to recruit 1More student for CIU, reconnect with 1More CIU alumnus and share God's love and forgiveness with 1More person. Densky, a student in CIU Seminary & School of Missions, says he and his fellow bicyclists will make stops in cities along the way to speak in churches and in the homes of CIU alumni.

“I want to tell other students about the great school that I attend, hear stories and wisdom from CIU alumni, and take part in an excellent adventure,” Densky said.  “How many chances do you have in life to spend two months seeing the countryside from the pace of a bicycle?  But ultimately, I want to take the name of Jesus up the coast.”

The men will post Internet videos, photos, journal entries and updates on their whereabouts throughout the trip. You can learn more about the 1More Tour and keep up with Matt, Brian, Drew, Grayson and Izzy by visiting http://1moretour.ciu.edu/.