Message from President Jeff Abernathy
Alma College President Jeff Abernathy
is an avid cyclist.
Welcome to Alma College! I am delighted that you will be joining us this fall, and I look forward to meeting you.
We are all excited about the Get Out Bike Program, a year-old initiative for Alma College that is intended to help students get fit, reduce Alma’s carbon impact, and make use of the great resources for cycling right here in Alma.
Mid-Michigan is a great place for cyclists, and it’s getting better all the time. Our campus is bordered by the 41-mile Fred Meijer Heartland Trail, a converted rail bed that shows the often-forgotten beauty of Mid-Michigan. Our campus is located just minutes from downtown businesses, restaurants, parks and services, and Alma is an easy town to negotiate by bike (I almost never drive in town!).
By signing a pledge to leave your car at home, you are committing to the bike program, minimizing your carbon impact on our campus and community, and making a statement that you value our natural environment.
I encourage you to learn more about the Get Out Bike Program and come to Alma this fall to join me and the hundreds of other cyclists here at the college!