Well, its Friday and I toe the line in 2 days. It is going to be a huge weekend and I’m looking forward to the challenge. Trips For Kids WNC is sponsoring a Rest Stop #2 in both the JMC and ORAMM. In addition, I am racing ORAMM.
I must say, I am blessed to have a crew of volunteers running the stops each day. Especially on Sunday, having friends that will be working for the cause and rooting me on at the same time. That’s special and I don’t take that for granted! I have cool friends and I’m thankful that they call me a friend.
I’m getting to the end of the 2014 summer ride program. It has been a great summer and I am worn out. I haven’t had time to train consistently, and it is getting hotter by the day. Lot’s of challenges in trying to prep for a 63 mile mountain bike race.
But, nothing compared to the challenges that the kids in the program face everyday and will continue to face in their futures, if you are paying attention, you understand. If you don’t know what I am talking about, go volunteer for a local youth agency that serves the underprivileged.
And so, I dedicate this ride to the kids. That’s right, this one is for the kids. I hope I can inspire!
Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania County
Below is a list of volunteer opportunities for the summer. Take a look and see if any of the times might fit your schedule. If you can help out, contact Stephen via email or by phone at 828-777-1022 so he can get paperwork and background/reference checks taken care of ASAP!
See you on the trail!
Wednesday June 18th- Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania Co 9-1
Monday June 23- Henderson Co Parks and Rec 10-12
Tuesday June 24- YMCA Summer Discovery, Bike Maintenance 1-4pm
Monday June 30- Children 1st- 9-12
Henderson Co Parks and Rec 10-12
Wednesday July 2- Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania Co 9-1
- Friday July 4- I Have a Dream Foundation 9-12
- Monday July 7- Children 1st- 9-12
- Henderson Co Parks and Rec 10-12
- Tuesday July 8th- Boys and Girls Club of Henderson County 9:30-12
- Weds July 9th- Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania Co 9-1
- Friday July 11th- I Have a Dream Foundation 9-12
- Monday July 14th- Children 1st- 9-12
- Wednesday July 16th- Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania Co 9-1
- Thursday July 17th- Bike Rodeo at Stephen’s Lee Rec Center 9-12
- Friday July 18th- I Have a Dream Foundation 9-12
- Monday July 21st- Children 1st 9-12
- Tuesday July 22nd- Boys and Girls Club of Henderson County 9:30-12
- Wednesday July 23rd- Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania Co 9-1
- Friday July 25th- I Have a Dream Foundation 9-12
- Saturday July 26th- Jerdon Mountain Challenge rest stop 8-12
- Sunday July 27th- Off Road Assault on Mt Mitchell Rest stop 8-2
- Wednesday July 30th- Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania Co 9-1
- Wednesday July 6th- Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania Co 9-1
Come see us this weekend. We have loaded up The Bicycle Thrift Shop and will be at Carrier Park all weekend enjoying the festivities and providing you with some amazing deals on gear!
Mountain Sports Festival
Thanks everybody who participated in the drawing for the I-9 wheelset and the Cane Creek Headset. We sold the tickets and randomly drew a name.
The winner has been notified via e-mail. Thanks for supporting our mission!!
Very exciting news:
This year we are combining two great donations from Industry 9 and Cane Creek Cycling Components. (both awesome supporters of our program).
Winner is eligible to pick any aluminum rimmed road or mountain wheelset in standard colors as listed on the website, plus one Cane Creek 110 Headset of choice.
Only 100 tickets available. Get yours before they are gone!
100% of proceeds benefit Trips For Kids WNC
Thanks I-9 and Cane Creek Cycling Components,for supporting our cause!
Drawing held after all 100 tickets are sold.
Click Here to get your tickets.
This year we have provided mountain bike outings to close to 400 youth, donated countless bikes and helmets to local youth and youth organizations and made an impact that will sometimes not reach its full potential until year down the road.
The good news is, we are in it for the long haul and look forward to the impact we have on our mountain communities.
Today is Giving Tuesday, and we can’t think of a better way to give, than to give locally. I don’t usually give this kind of plea, so I apologize, but we could use a little help reaching our year end fundraising goals.
Please consider helping, every little bit counts. Below are two ways you can help.
Click here to donate and be registered to win a Cane Creek 110 Headset of choice.
Click here to make a one time or recurring donation.
Thanks for your time and consideration!
Come out and help us spread some Holiday Joy. We will be at REI Asheville, December 13th through December 24th, offering free gift wrapping.
We need you to make this happen. If you can help during any of these times, contact Stephen: firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrate with us today as we look back over the past 3 yrs of providing mountain bike outings to youth who would not otherwise have that opportunity. 3 yrs ago today we took a leap of faith and in return we received and continue to receive an unexpected outpouring of support from our WNC community!
Thanks for all you have done to help us accomplish our goals!
Cane Creek Cycling Components is donating a headset of choice to the winner. $5 per ticket, only 100 tickets available. Get yours now!!
Click here for details.