2018 Rider Profile: Jon Brockopp

Meet Jon Brockopp, eighteenth in the 2018 series of rider profiles, and originator of the trip, in his SEVENTH year.  Get to know the riders for the PA to DC rides as the series unfolds, then follow the trips!  Learn more.  Donate. I ride each year to DC, because climate change is the most urgent problem facing human civilization, and we … Continue reading 2018 Rider Profile: Jon Brockopp

2017 Rider Profile: Jon Brockopp

Meet Jon Brockopp, thirteenth in our get-to-know-the-riders series.  Jon is the originator (2012) and leader of the annual trip, so you can browse through his  2016, 2015, and 2014, profiles, too.  The 2017 PA-to-DC ride  will take place  May 19-24.   This is my sixth year leading the PA IPL bike trip to DC, and it’s going to be our … Continue reading 2017 Rider Profile: Jon Brockopp

2016 Rider Profile: Jon Brockopp

Meet Jon Brockopp, the final entry in our 2016 get-to-know-the-riders series. The 2016 PA-to-DC ride will take place April 29 -May 3. Back in 1983, I hitch-hiked from Greece back to Germany, where I was an undergraduate student. I both loved and hated hitching rides with people. I hated it because I was forced to do it, … Continue reading 2016 Rider Profile: Jon Brockopp

2015 Rider Profile: Jon Brockopp

Meet Jon Brockopp, eleventh in our get-to-know-the-riders series (and organizer of the ride).  The 2015 PA-to-DC ride  will take place May 1-5. Bob Hampton is the building superintendent at our church. He sees to just about everything. When our old heater was in danger of giving up the ghost, Bob started sleeping at the church on alternate nights. For the … Continue reading 2015 Rider Profile: Jon Brockopp

Rider Profile: Jon Brockopp

Meet Jon Brockopp, fifth in our get-to-know-the-riders series.  The 2014 PA-to-DC ride  will take place May 2-6.   When I was 12, I began taking long rides on my bike as a way of getting out of a tension-filled house – the solitude, the beauty, and the adventure were a comfort to me, as was the simple rhythm of … Continue reading Rider Profile: Jon Brockopp

2019 Rider Profile: Ben Wideman

Meet Ben Wideman, fourth in the 2019 series of rider profiles, and one of the 2019 trip leaders.  Get to know the riders for the PA to DC rides as the series unfolds, then follow the trips!  Learn more.  Donate. More than four years ago I met with Penn State professor, Dr. Jon Brockopp, simply to connect and learn more about … Continue reading 2019 Rider Profile: Ben Wideman