This has been a day of great news - some will be shared in more detail very soon. For now, let me say that is it so nice when the things you care about come together so well. And somehow those things often seem to revolve around biking. My wife Sherrie and I just returned from the Foundation for Excellence Annual Awards Banquet where we had the honor and pleasure of seeing Grace Staniszewski receive the Sherman Double Century Teacher of Excellence Award. This is an award that all of you have helped to endow with your support of our Athens-Savannah Double Century Rides for the past fifteen years.
And earlier in the day, I found out that Interfaith Hospitality, where I serve as executive director, received more than $6000 in Bike and Build Grant funds.
Yep, truly, an excellent day.
This coming weekend features the NG/OC Dean Silver Comet Fall Ride and the Twin Lakes Camp Spin for Kids. See all of the details on the ride pages. Note: Please contact OC Dean about the Silver Comet Ride, if you have any questions.
In other news/coming soon:
- We're less than two weeks out from a brand new event I'm helping to organize and promote - the Good Hope Poppy Festival Ride, October 24th - see the info in the ride page. Your participation supports and benefits the VFW and the American Legion; the Walton County Project Road Share; and all of our great friends at the cycling mecca of Good Hope, GA, home of the Good Hope General Store. Come for the ride, stay for the festival which includes, food, music, a car show, the Poppyfield Queen Pageant, and more - all the info about the Poppy Festival and Bike Ride can be found at the event website. I hope you'll check it out!
- AthSav2016 online signups are already coming in! Remember that if you sign up by 10/31/15, in addition to the early signup discount price of $150 (which is good through 12/31/15), you'll receive a prize - a free AthSav2015 hoodie, t-shirt, or socks. Sizes and quantities may be limited, so act now. See the AthSav2016 page for the most up-to-date ride details. Register online, or download this PDF form.