Monday, April 23, 2012

2012 Roswell GA 100 Miles to Nowhere

Or, Time Keeps on Slippin' Slippin' Slippin . . .

Doug and I have been trying to set a date for the 2012 100 Miles to Nowhere since January.  With the lacrosse tournament, my sister's wedding, vacation, the Beast of the East, the 5K swim, etc. etc., there was really only one weekend that worked.

SO . . .

Join us on Sunday, June 3 at the Brown Dog House for 100 miles of delightful riding and running fun (and a yard party/aid station/sprinkler festival).

The Ride:
Ten (or however many you feel like) loops of a 10 mile loop (here is the route), from our house in Roswell, past the horses, through the City of Mountain Park and back home.  Riders of all abilities are welcome and there may also be a group of us riding a shorter flatter route from a nearby shopping area (directions will be provided).  We ride at dawn, but will be back by the house every 50 minutes or so, so start whenever works for you.  If you are nervous about riding with cars, plan to do your lap(s) earlier in the day.  I will draw a random winner of a GU prize from the waivers of the people who have ridden at least one loop and everyone gets a special GU surprise. 

There is NO FEE.  However, this is a fund-raising ride, so I ask that you please donate what you would have spent on the ride to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.  Here is the fundraising page for on-line donation.  We are raising funds to buy biofeedback devices and training programs for the AFLAC Cancer Center to help care-givers teach kids to manage their anxiety and pain better.  This will give you a good mantra as you go up Mountain Park Road. 

Due to the fabulous help of GU and my friends, tons of aid-station fare will be provided at the house. 

The Run:
New for this year's event is a run leg!  Bring your running shoes and once you have finished your bike lap(s), run at least one mile from the house (there are big hills whichever way you go) and your time will be entered in a drawing to win a FREE PAIR of Brooks shoes!  Thank you Brooks for this prize!

The Fun:
This is a family yard-party event.  Doug is making pulled pork, frothy beverages and other goodies.  Bring your kids, your neighbors, your ride buddies, and a dish to share and stay to cheer on the other riders or run through the sprinkler.  Childcare is not available since Doug will be cooking, so please bring an extra adult or swap off with another rider if you bring the kids and they will not be riding/running with you.

Sign Up:
Send Steph your email address to be added to the Evite invitation which contains directions and all of the other details.

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