Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ride with the Champions - Update

We have confirmed that there is no need to register in advance to join us this Saturday, August 29th, for the Special Olympics ride out of the Topsfield Fairgrounds. Several of us are doing the 62-mile route that starts at 8 a.m. (Registration earlier of course).

More of us are meeting in Salem at the usual 6:30 am start, having breakfast first, and then riding the 22-mile loop that starts at 10 a.m. in Topsfield.

Everyone needs to register as a "Friend of Carl King on Team Seyfarth Shaw". Seyfarth Shaw is covering up to 20 folks and sponsoring the $100 for them. Should we have more riders, we will work out something so that no one needs to donate anything unless they wish to do so.

Visit the Ride With The Champions website for more info and cue sheets! Send any questions to me at ckingzoninglaw@comcast.net --Carl


Dave said...

I will probably do the metric century if hurricane Danny doesn't get in the way. Is there some particular meeting spot for the early riders?

Cyclopath-Donna said...

UPDATE for Saturday from the Ride with the Champions website:

Hello Riders –

We are writing to inform you that we have officially postponed this Saturday’s Ride with the Champions cycling event. While we understand that most cycling events are conducted on a rain-or-shine basis we feel that Tropical Storm Danny is an extenuating circumstance. Based on the information obtained from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (www.noaa.gov) and the National Weather Service Forecast (www.weather.gov/boston) the predicted conditions are much too hazardous and we have made this decision with the safety of our riders in mind.

Our goal by postponing the event on Thursday night is twofold:

1. Riders will have plenty of time to receive the information and not chance arriving at the Topsfield Fairgrounds without having received the news.

2. By postponing on Thursday night vs. Friday or Saturday morning it allows us to cancel our event vendors to save the expense costs and have the opportunity to hold the event on a secondary date in September. If we waited with the hope of Tropical Storm Danny changing its path then we would be held responsible for the vendor expenses and not financially able to re-schedule the event and give you the Ride for which you have been fundraising.

The money you have been raising and continue to raise is of the utmost importance to our athletes and the programs Special Olympics Massachusetts provides. Without your commitment and generosity there would be almost 12,000 athletes who would not be able to participate in a healthy and active lifestyle.

Over the course of the next week we will be making every attempt to find an available date for the re-scheduled event. Should we be successful in this endeavor, it is our sincere hope that you will be able to ride with us on that new day and experience a warm (and dry) Special Olympics moment that you will keep with you throughout the year and bring back with you in 2010!

We will pass along the information as we have it in regards to a re-scheduled date.