NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
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The local club around here puts on an annual festival. This year's was a very good time. The cutoff was 250 and it was completely filled. Sign in was Friday night and there was a night ride Fri. for those that got there in time. Food was brought in (catered) for 3 meals on Saturday and 2 on Sunday. This STILL required a large number of volunteers to serve the food and do clean-up. Plus, you've got to have someone willing to make coffee and oatmeal in the morning. A local musician played on Saturday night. Then of course a KEG was provided by one of the local micro-breweries.
There were rides Fri night, Sat. morning, early afternoon and late afternoon and then another on Sunday. If you wanted, you could've gottin in over 100 miles for the weekend.
Camping facilities are crucial. We reserved the ENTIRE campground for the event.
Cost included camping, a T-shirt, the 5 meals, and all riding for $60. If you checked a box to do part-time volunteering, you were refunded half the entry. I offered to be a trail guide and got 1/2 my money back!
The only thing I would've added would've been some "fun activities" like a Huffy Toss, or Bike Polo, or some type of Skills contest.
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