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Old 01-20-21, 11:47 AM
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Looking for advice for organizing a ride

I have been asked to help organize a ride here in town. We are in the very very early stages right now. No date set. No name picked out. No routes planned. Just in the “talking about it” stages. My job is in marketing so I’m very well versed in the advertising and promotion side. But have zero experience in the rest of it, aside from planning routes. We do have someone in the committee who has experience with it so we are not completely flying blind.

I’m posting today trying to connect with others who have done this sort of thing that wouldn’t mind me bouncing questions off of them when they come up.

Who has experience and wouldn’t mind me bugging them from time to time?
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Hello Chad,

would suggest to meet up with few cycling clubs in my views, for route planning.

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Did you hold your event? How did it go?

A couple of thoughts. You don't need to do everything. You probably CAN'T do everything. You'll need a good group of reliable volunteers: start assembling them now. Find someone with catering experience to do the postride meal. Get a friendly bike shop to do SAG. Find a reliable and well-organised person to do rest stops. Get them all together from time to time, because you need to let good ideas flow from one to another. Create timelines and lists of volunteer slots, so you'll know whether you're on track.

I've been doing this for 10 years. Message me if you like.
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