Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Huskies helping heroes in Detroit Marathon

By Jennifer Donovan, Michigan Tech Director of Public Relations
Posted on Tech Today Oct. 17, 2012

HOUGHTON -- A team of 20 Michigan Tech engineering students will be in Detroit this weekend helping the Achilles Freedom Team of wounded veterans who are participating in the Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank marathon on Sunday, Oct. 21. The Tech students are a Senior Design team that is working on a capstone project, sponsored by General Motors, to create a better hand-cranked racing cycle.

On Saturday, the Tech team will work with the Achilles Freedom Team during a bike tune-up in preparation for the race. The disabled riders will share their needs and their struggles with their current equipment, helping the engineering students design an even better machine. Their goal is to create more reliable cycles that can enable the wounded veterans to be more competitive.

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