Here are a bunch of pix
Please note that these are from the First Annual Hains Point 100.
Thank. You. All.
I want to thank EVERYONE who came out to ride and to donate to WABA's Women & Bicycles program.
I have to say, my head is still spinning (yes, it's going clockwise over, and over, and over again) with everything that happened just over the span of a few weeks.
I came through on my promise and rode 100 miles (plus two for good luck) around Hains Point and you all came through with your donations.
We are pleased to announce that the Hains Point 100 has raised over $1500 for the program. We also had over 100 riders show up yesterday.
This ride could not have been done without the generosity and support of others. From your bike decorations, to signs (Thanks, Kathy!), to baked goods, to people blowing on vuvuzelas throughout the day, to folks I'd never met before let me draft off of you for miles and miles - you are all near and dear to my heart.
Even better news! It was announced yesterday that there is now a generous program supporter that is now matching donations up to $4000. About $550 of the money raised so far from the Hains Point 100 will be matched by that grant.
So, if you haven't donated yet, or you missed the ride, don't worry, the funds donated to Women & Bicycles from now until the end of the year will get matched! Get your donation in here before the end of 2012.
Again, thank you!
With regard to the idea of doing this annually, I wish you all could have seen the look on Megan's face when I jokingly suggested, after the ride, that we do this every Sunday. It was priceless.
Megan, thanks so much for all that you're doing! Merry Christmas everyone!
- Kathy (42.1 miles and a lot of fun at HP yesterday)
Last edited by Arlingtonrider; 12-24-2012 at 09:29 PM.
Sorry I had to bug out and only rode 7 laps with the group (51 miles for the day). Megan, what a great idea and thanks to you and everyone else who made it happen!
Amazing ride Megs! Fantastic support and help from so many people. Having a big table of food and lots of people around to help when I stopped for a break made all the difference for me. It kept me going. Thank you all. I saw so many folks down there... and missed seeing quite a few too.
I didn't get a lot of photos for the day. My hands got cold early and they didn't really work well with the camera for most of the rest of the day. Here are my photos from the day: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pedrogr...7632326248850/
It was a fabulous last big ride of the year. Gave me the last opportunity I needed to make one last cycling goal.