This past weekend Team Evesham members participated in two great events. First on Sunday morning our all groups ride. Yes, even with temperatures of 30 degrees at start time close to 15 Team Members and one guest joined us on a sunny day to ride. We covered a new route designed by Colette Walker and Scott Downie that took us either 31 or 38 miles. (Of course, Colette rode 38 miles, she is an overachiever and looking for 10,000 miles this year!) This route took us on some familiar roads with a rest stop at the Wawa on Rt 70 and Eayrestown road.
Having grown up in this area for my entire life I have traveled the Eayrestown Roads many times but never knew the significance or location to Eayrestown. Named after Richard and Elizabeth Eayres, the first settlers to the area, Eayrestown was situated along the South Bank of the Rancocas and had many saw mills and grist mills as its makeup as well as a large picnic grove that attracted people from as far away as Philadelphia. Eayrestown and Fostertown now make up part of Lumberton Township.
The second event Was the Fund Raiser for Team Foster and the Foster 100. Scott Downie, Nadine Cottle, Gwen and Fran O’Shaughnessy, James Baliko and I attended this great event for some music, food, fundraising and fun. We had the opportunity to meet two veterans and their service dogs and hear the story of how Team Foster has helped change their lives. The Foster 100 is one of our premier charity rides that we promote each year. Many of our team members have taken part in this ride over the past three years. For this year along with the Foster 100 and ACS ride Team Evesham will also be promoting two additional charity rides right here in our own back yard. Sami Sorid’s Move For Mental Health Ride and TNT Cycling’s Spellbound Century. These are both great events that help great causes and are well run events. Both events are looking for volunteers if you know someone that would like to help.
Don’t forget the Voler Team Evesham Store is currently open to order all of you cycling gear. We will be scheduling one more fitting at D&Q if you want to try on items for sizing before making a purchase. These items will ship with plenty of time to receive before the ACS ride.
Have a great week, lets hope for dryer, warmer weather in the coming weeks so that we can all get out cycling either Road biking or Mountain biking.
See you on the road soon!