September 7th, 2015
Fellow Team Evesham City to Shore Riders,
We are less than thirty days from the bike ride and I wanted to cover a few issues today. It is our intent to update you weekly on items concerning the ride. Several folks have commented to me that they are not receiving updates from the MS Society; I too discovered that these emails were going into my spam folder. These updates will replace those information “dumps” from the MS Society and I promise it will be briefer and more cogent.
A) We still have a few spots remaining for Team Housing on Saturday night. Please contact email@example.com to secure a room. Housing will close out this Friday and late registrants will be put on a waiting list. Our room arrangements are spectacular and you do not need to bring anything at all.
B) D&Q still has Team Evesham blue cycling jerseys in stock and more are due to arrive the week of September 28. Reserve your today. Wearing a team jersey will easily identify you so that we can secure for you the additional services for team members.
C) There is a new route detour that goes over a ten foot wide bike path. We have investigated this detour and will be speaking to the MS Society about this planned diversion. Their communication this week stated that this path would remain open to recreational user and City to shore cyclists. We have heard loud and clear from team mates that this is NOT prudent from a safety perspective.
D) For those riders who plan on completing both days please advise firstname.lastname@example.org that you will be returning. The MS Society is very casual about a start point for Day Two and they traditionally do not offer any support at the ride start retuning to Cherry Hill.
E) You are eligible to get a bike inspection at D&Q in advance of the ride, please take advantage of this free screening this week, do not wait until the last week of the month. They will be swamped.
F) We are riding at least six days a week, if you need miles for training just check out our website, teamevesham.org . This coming Saturday, September 12 there is a special Team Evesham event. We are going to Hammonton to the Red Barn for delicious pancakes. The round trip is 43 miles and we will split into two groups. This event has a limited number of spots still available. Please email email@example.com to reserve your spot. All riders must be back from the red barn by noon.
G) On Thursday, October 1, we will host a happy hour for team mates prior to the MS event. Save this date, our location will be announced later.
H) At our team tents there is much to accomplish so we always welcome any members of your family who may want to assist us directly. You can advise me if you have any candidates for our tents in Cherry Hill and Ocean City. Please email me, firstname.lastname@example.org if your family members can spare a few hours to assist us on Saturday, October 3.
I) Several new riders have asked me what to bring on the ride so here goes my list
Tire changing items
2 Water bottles
Snacks, bars or chews, go to the team site for a discount from Honey stinger
Road ID, the best protection you can have
$25 in cash
October can be chilly in the morning, arm warmers and a jacket may be required
Luggage with a change of clothes (MS will transport this for you for free)
If there are any remaining questions or comments please email me directly.