Looking Ahead: Singletrack Social Switch, 40 in the Fort, and a Party
September 9, 2012 by bikekor
Somehow, between the Tour de Fat, a quick trip to Salida to ride Monarch Crest and life, the first week of September slipped by without a newsletter. My apologies.
Luckily there wasn’t a whole lot going on last week aside from a volunteer meeting for the 40 in the Fort. If you missed it and plan to volunteer, don’t worry. We’ll still take you and you can still volunteer HERE.
(By the way, before expenses, the Tour brought in a bit over 85k this year. Once we settle up with New Belgium, we’ll know what the total is for Overland and the Bike Co-op. Thanks again to our many, many volunteers. It was a great day. And thanks again to New Belgium. They are great partners.)
PATROLLIN' THIS SEPTMEBER - ANOTHER CONTEST
The board was thoroughly impressed by the amount of patrols that we put in last month and although we didn’t quite get our 10 for 10, we still got 63 patrols in which was more than double what we had done the previous month. Thanks to everyone who got out and patrolled. So, here is this month’s contest. I’m looking for that sweet 63 again. Let’s match it. The top 5 patrollers out of that 63 will once again receive somethin’. Pete likes the idea of gas cards. We’ll see. Remember, we’ve got 2 months left until patrol season ends at which point we’ll see who has the most patrol points and they’ll win the annual award. I believe Thuan got it last year. Someone needs to dethrone him.
SINGLETRACK SOCIAL SWITCH - THIS WEEK
Now this is going to be fun. This Wednesday, Sep 12, our social ride will take place at Bush Acres. That’s right. Overland member and all-around good guy Ronny Bush has offered up his five acres of singletrack, his porch and his grill. It’ll be a very laid back affair and folks can go out and ride as they see fit. We may throw in some games, etc.
Your job – bring something to share for pot luck. Something to grill, some sort of salad, some fruit, some dessert and whatever it is you like to wash it all down with. This will be a kid friendly event so bring ‘em with their bikes. The trails are very fun for kids. (Directions: Head west on CR38E, aka Harmony. Just as it makes the first big sweeping turn south, you’ll see a sign for a neighborhood called Westridge. Pull in there. Ronny’s house is on the left a couple of driveways in.) P.S. Check the Overland Facebook page cuz at some point Ronny will post his exact address. Oh, and it would be nice if you brought the missus some flowers.)
FORTY IN THE FORT - IMPORTANT INFO
This Saturday, the 40 kicks off. We still have a few volunteer spots open. Fill ‘em up please. If you are racing, be there, ready to roll at the start line by 7 a.m. That means get there no later than 6:15 a.m. so you can check in, gear up, warm up, etc.
IMPORTANT TEAM INFO: Teams will be the last wave to start. This is not a relay. You start together. Whether you ride together for the entire lap is up to you. We’ll combine times at the end to see who wins.
By the way, thanks again to our sponsors for making this event possible: Poudre Valley Hospital, Green Team Realty, Full Cycle Bikes, Tailwind Nutrition, Mountain Khakis, Niner, ProVelo Bikes, Lee’s Cyclery and Six Dog Creative.
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