Just learned of another ride courtesy of Adventure Cycling's Bike Bits Newsletter:
TASTING THE TRANSAM
The Virginia Clipper is a commercial cross-state tour of Old Dominion that will celebrate the 35th anniversary of the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail--aka U.S. Bicycle Route 76--by following it from the Atlantic Ocean to Breaks Interstate Park on the Virginia-Kentucky border. If you're intrigued, do not dally: The nine-day ride starts on April 28, with registration closing the 22nd.
Sorry to hear you won't be @ the Great Finger Lakes Bike Tour! I won't be doing Montauk either as I'm just trimming any rides that cost too much. Staying anywhere around the island along with getting back & forth with the price of gas...too much of a hit on the wallet!
Here's another plug though for the Great Finger Lakes Bike Tour...VERY reasonably priced package including meals, camping or cabin if you prefer:
Sounds like a ride for a great cause. Wish I could go. Looks like my cross country trip is on after a bit of going back and forth on whether or not we would do it this year. I leave on the 27th of May. Guess that means I won't be doing the Great Finger Lakes Bike Tour. I will still do the Montauk Century on May15th however.
I've totally LOST the original thread where folks can post news of upcoming organized rides so that we can alert each other and maybe discover rides we might LOVE but never would have heard of otherwise.
Here's one shared by SyracuseBicycle.com:
Dear Cycling Friends,
I never had the pleasure of meeting Dick Shaffer. By all accouts, I missed out on opportunity to know a tremendous individual. A competitive cyclist, triathlete, and marathoner, Shaffer is remembered best for his "never give up" spirit.
Diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2003, Shaffer went into remission in 2005. During that year, he ran a marathon in Houston and joined Lance Armstrong on the Tour of Hope, a nationwide tour of cancer hospitals and fundraisers in which Shaffer encouraged cancer patients to never give up.
Shaffer's friends and family honor him each year with the Race for Hope, a 24-mile timed bicycle race that seeks to help find a cure for cancer. Now in it's fifth year, the race returns to beautiful Borodino, seven miles south of Skaneateles on
Sunday, May 29th at 8:30 a.m.
Register early for reduced rate of $30 online now at www.skanraces.com . The race course is one of the most scenic in Central New York, with rolling hills and vista views above Skaneateles Lake. Performance t-shirts are guaranteed to those registered before May 1st. All registrants receive water bottles, Livestrong bracelets, and bib numbers. The race is open to those 15 and older and there are awards for top three finishers by gender overall and in age groups.
All proceeds will support programs at the Center for Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital. Won't you Ride for Hope this spring?
Trish Dugan Syracuse Bicycle 315-446-6816
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