Once again, great job on the CIBA ride, both the organizers and participants.
For everyone who has asked, Dawn is doing well. She goes back to the doctor in 2 weeks and at that point will know how the bones are healing and what the next steps are. For now she is resting at home, getting out once in a while for a bit of company.
For the Vermont & Montana folks we are closing in on the big ride, just a few more weeks for some serious riding, so keep it up.
Here is the scoop on up-coming rides:
Thursday, August 6th
We are planning our monthly assault on the Neboridge CIBA ride. This ride leaves at 6pm from behind the Neboridge Bike Shop (one of our partner ride shops) which is located in the southeast corner of 106th & Michigan. If you have a JDRF jersey be sure to wear it.
Saturday, August 8th
We are scheduled to do a 50 mile ride and will be taking advantage of another CIBA ride which leaves at 8am from Zionsville West Middle School (Take I-65 Northwest of Indianapolis to SR 334 – Zionsville Exit. Head East toward Zionsville on SR 334 approximately one mile to the second left at CR 700 East. Turn north onto CR 700 East for approximately ¾ of a mile. School will be on your right.) We will be doing the F & Z loops. Check out www.cibaride.org for more information.
After the ride, we will head to DC's Pub, 6537 SR 334 for some brunch.
Sunday, August 9th
If you are an early riser and want to get your riding over & done with, I would suggest the CIBA ride (directions: Take US 31 North to 161st Street, turn left (west) past Spring Mill Road, school will be on your left). Otherwise, we will be having an organized ride at 1pm starting from downtown (10th & Park, Church parking lot on the northside of street). Our most likely route is to head northeast up towards Giest, so those of you who live there might want to ride down to meet us or meet us halfway - let me know and we can coordinate.
Tuesday, August 11th
We will have 25 mile hill training ride leaving at 6pm from Southwestway Park (off Mann Rd, meet in the parking lot on the west side of the road).
Saturday, August 15th
We are doing a 100 mile ride, leaving at 7am from Holliday Park (6363 Springmill Rd). The ride will be similar to the 100 mile ride we did last year, except with no gravel road. We will head a little south, then west, then north, ultimately up to Frankfurt before heading back east to Sheridan and down Springmill. For those who don't want to do 100 miles I can customize a bit, as long as you tell me in advance and give me a feel for how long you want to ride. The rider/youth ambassador party will be following the ride at Holiday Park.
Don't forget about fundraising. If you sent out an email or letter a while ago, now is a good time for another message to keep everyone updated on your riding progress. Include everyone, even folks that have already donated because they will appreciate knowing that your are still pedaling.
That's all for now.