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    Tour de Cure - Long Beach Ca 5/31/09

    This is going to be an awesome ride!!!
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    As you know, The Ship to Shore is Southern California's newest and most exciting Tour de Cure bike ride, featuring your exclusive invitation to ride the Vincent Thomas Bridge from Long Beach to Palos Verdes on May 31st.

    But as we also know, many of you have a different sport in mind this weekend.

    ITS SUPER BOWL!!!

    Will it be The Cardinals or The Steelers???

    We can't answer that question, but we can tell you this; To thank you for leading the charge by registering early for The Ship to Shore, we are offering you the opportunity to resister as many team mates or fellow individual riders as you like FOR FREE.

    All you have to do is tell all your friends, family and co-workers about The Ship to Shore during Super Bowl weekend and then invite them to visit www.diabetes.org/tour-shiptoshore

    Give your friends this exclusive promotional code;

    SUPERBOWL09

    (Remember, its all uppercase letters and all one word)

    SUPERBOWL09

    There is no limit to how many people you can give this promotional code to - only time. Because this exclusive offer of free registration is good from 9:00 am, Friday January 30th, thru 10:00 pm, Monday February 2nd 2009. This offer is good for The Ship to Shore Tour de Cure only and all riders must raise the minimum fundraising amount of $150 to participate.

    So take your friends to www.diabetes.org/tour-shiptoshore, encourage everyone to register and then imagine yourselves on May 31st, 2009, cycling those giant bridges together, to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

    Have a great Super Bowl Weekend
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    I plan on being there! it will be my first tour ever and i can't think of a better cause to do it for!!
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    I'll be there with Team Southwestern Law School! Before you start throwing fruit (actually, go ahead and throw--I prefer bananas) and lawyer jokes the team looks like it will be mostly adorable young women from the administrative staff with me the old crone to take care of them. I've never done a charity ride before and I'm captain. So any advice from you old hands would be much appreciated!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdanel View Post
    I'll be there with Team Southwestern Law School! Before you start throwing fruit (actually, go ahead and throw--I prefer bananas) and lawyer jokes the team looks like it will be mostly adorable young women from the administrative staff with me the old crone to take care of them. I've never done a charity ride before and I'm captain. So any advice from you old hands would be much appreciated!
    Sounds like you are going to have a great ride!!
    I may need to hang near your group!!

    Just motivate your team members to raise money, at least to meet the minimum, also there are gifts levels they can achieve...for jerseys, etc......
    Also we usually have a couple of training rides...
    Its always a great ride...
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    I saw a few posts questioning the bridge expansion grooves, well the Gerald Desmond port bridge has expansions slots that are angled and not very wide gaps but the Vincent Thomas grooves are very wide I'd guess at least a good 1" to 2" and very very long like 5 ft. so they will need to do something about them for sure even someone with a beach cruiser with wide tires would get stuck in them.


    Here is the answer back:

    Here is the answer I got back!
    Hi Herb
    Glad you wrote to ask. We have identified a special mat which will be used to cover the grooves on the Vincent Thomas Bridge which are as you correctly point out, too wide for a bike

    The Gerald Desmond grooves have been ridden over before without incident, though we will ultimately defer to our safety experts on this
    Always feel free to call or have your colleagues call with any concerns or questions.
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