Spring Training in Asheville
Given the feedback I have received from the previous e-mail regarding those who intend to travel to Asheville to ride the Blue Ridge Parkway on during the week of April 19 - 22, I have decided NOT to make any room reservations at either Lexington or Asheville. Simply stated, it appears there is virtually no interest in the trip this year. For those few who expressed an interest in Asheville, the idea of a fall trip can be explored later in this summer.
Ride of Silence
Pan Ohio Hope Ride Informational Meeting
This coming Tuesday, February 27 from 6:30 - 8:30 Brent Evans will be at Cycle Werks in Whitehouse to talk about the POHR event. POHR is a four day ride across Ohio ride to benefit cancer patients. Everyone receiving this newsletter knows one person who has had cancer, and Brent is the consummate spokesperson for both cancer patients and POHR. A flyer for the event can be found here.
Le Ride Movie Screening Presented by TAB
Toledo Area Bicyclists have sold the requisite number of tickets to host the Le Ride film. Anyone who is considering attending the movie please note: All tickets MUST be purchased online and in-advance. NO tickets will be sold at the door.
LE RIDE follows Phil Keoghan as he recreates the original 1928 Tour de France
–240 KM/ 149 MI a day over 26 days
LE RIDE traverses the unforgiving Pyrenees and the Alps
–Original vintage steel racing bikes with no gears and marginal brakes
Click here to watch the trailer. Then follow the event link below to reserve your seats.
To reserve your tickets, please visit the TAB - Demand Film Event Page here: https://tickets.demand.film/event/3592
DC Bike Ride
For those who may have interest, here is a unique opportunity to take a scenic bike tour of Washington DC on closed roads.
The DC Bike Ride
is DC’s only closed-road, car-free 20-mile bike ride. This year we are hosting our 3rd annual event on Saturday, May 19th
, featuring our scenic course
that travels beside the Potomac River and DC’s iconic sights. DC Bike Ride is a great opportunity for riders of all ages (3+) and abilities to come out and celebrate life on two wheels, and it would be our pleasure to host any of your interested members on Saturday, May 19th
As with our previous rides, DCBR has partnered with Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA)
, our non-profit beneficiary, to promote WABA’s Vision Zero Campaign. In just two years DCBR, with the help of participants like yourselves, has had the opportunity to donate over $72,000 to help ensure safer streets in our DC area and promote a city- wide effort to end traffic- related fatalities and serious injuries for all on the road. Click here
for more about our partnership with WABA.
What’s new for DCBR 2018?
- Kids ages 8-17 are always half-price!
- Can't make it to Packet Pick- Up? This year DCBR is offering Packet Mailing, which you can opt for at the beginning of registration.
- Worried you might have to cancel? This year DCBR has partnered with Ticket Guardian to offer registration insurance available for purchase before payment.
- More fun, music, and entertainment on course
- A family-friend, 6-mile course
- A new Finish Festival location right in front of the U.S. Capitol with lots of live entertainment, local DC food trucks and family-friendly activities
Follow the link below to register for DC Bike Ride
. You will notice that Early Bird pricing just opened up on February 1st: standard adults (18+) ride for $50 while kids ages 8-17 are half-price at $25. As always, children ages 3-7 ride for FREE!