Introducing Ron's Adventure Ride Series (RARS)! As some of you may know, a few JPLers are signed up to ride the Bike MS Bay to Bay Tour - a 2 day, 150 mile awareness and fundraising ride from Irvine to San Diego on October 18-19; for more info click here. In preparation for this mini-tour, I would like to invite you to join me for some smaller distance rides in where you use your bike to take you somewhere fun and exciting! 150 miles sounds like a lot; by coming out to these rides, you will realize how quickly the miles turn away when you're having a good time with friends and venturing to places you've never been to by bike. Discover how far you can really go under your own power and maybe you too would like to join us for this journey.
I plan to do at least one ride a month until then.
As an incentive to get riders to come out to these events, I pledge to donate $1 to our team, on top of my initial contribution, for every rider (JPLer or not) who comes out to ride bikes with me during this series! Even if you can't sign up for the team, you will be helping out just by doing something you already love to do – riding your bike. If every rider on this email list came out to at least one ride in this series, that would be $300+!
Next Saturday, August 23rd, will be the second of these events. We will start from the Del Mar Train Station at 6:30AM and head to Long Beach. The ride is 100 miles and I plan to be back around 2:30-3PM. The route is relatively flat, so I'm hoping we could hold a 15mph pace to get home at the target time. That being said, no one will be left behind; I don't even know if I can hold that speed for that long.
http://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/7596472 (Garmin's website has been acting up since they switched to 'modern')
Your cycling buddy,
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