Also See Tour d'Orange Below
Kick off your holiday weekend cycling! Ride 30, 42 or 55 miles over hilly terrain in Orange County. Challenge yourself up Lamont Norwood on the 42 and 55 mile routes. Maple View Farms ice cream served after the ride.
This ride benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of the Greater Carolinas for a World free of MS and the National Foundation of Transplants; www.transplants.org; Glen Newhart of Durham. (Trying to build up an account for future expenses for a heart transplant. See above link and or http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/video?id=7743916 to see his story first aired on ABC news when a bake sale was held for him in 2010.
In case of severe weather (hurricane or tornado) this ride will be cancelled and postponed to Saturday, Aug. 3 and combined with Tour d'Orange. Your registration for Springfest will transfer to Tour d'Orange. But Rain will not cancel Springfest.
Cycle in the heat of the summer and enjoy cold Maple Valley Farms ice cream and salads from the Mediterranean Deli (real good!) after you ride the hills of Orange County. 34, 66 or 100 miles (85 if you want to cut the century short and not do Holman Hill). Benefits the MS Society of the Greater Carolinas and Glen Newhart; (Durham/www.transplants.org).
Ride starts at 8 am and ends at 4:30 pm. If you need more time start at 7:30 am. Same start/finish as Bikefest put on by the Tarwheels, but different roads for the majority of the ride. SAG support by the Triangle Radio Amateurs, roads marked with signs where possible and great pineapple, fruit, P&B sandwiches, cookies, chips and pickles at rest stops. Get ready for a century at Bikefest next weekend, so do the 85 now! $25 until 7/20 and $30 after. www.active.com or paper sign up (day of too). (No refunds for bad weather). Cue sheets available the day of and will be posted in links later.
Email me if you want to volunteer for MS credit (fundraising minimum of $300 for New Bern’s “MS 150”); firstname.lastname@example.org. Help with loading the van, putting up road turn signs, rest stops, registration or parking. Sweeps do not get credit, but ride for free.
Promotor reserves the right to shorten routes if temps are over 104.
(If Springfest is cancelled due to severe weather, riders will have this as the makeup day at no additional cost).