Double the team size, extreme heat conditions, and riding for a cause

Four members of the original 2008 Team Evesham completed the ACS Bike-a-Thon this Sunday. From left to right: Chuck Kaplan, Sandy Student, Linda Palmer & Mike Barth.

On Sunday, July 8th we had more than 50 members of Team Evesham riding in the Cancer Society annual ride. This is very impressive especially since the overall number of riders declined this year. The route for the Cancer ride was different and we enjoyed a much improved ride this year. Plus the heat on the pavement was over 110 degrees in places on Sunday. All of our riders got back safe and a few learned about riding in extreme heat too. Cancer touches so many lives with its vast impact on our families, it was great to see us exceed last years level of fundraising. Remember, you can keep fundraising and hopefully we can raise more than $20,000 for the “official sponsor of birthdays”. If you have any suggestions for making this event even better just email dave.bennis@teamevesham.org. We salute our Team Captain Dave Bennis for serving on the committee that staged this ride and for also arranging our team meal on Saturday.

Team Jerseys Are Here!

The new jerseys have arrived at D&Q, Route 70 in Cherry Hill. All of the ACS riders loved the jerseys and we appreciate the compliments on the design of this year’s jersey. If you have signed up to participate in either of our charity rides, you can purchase a new jersey for only $25.00. The team subsidizes your  cost as a way of thanking you for participating in the charity events. We update D&Q daily with new team members and you can even try on the jerseys at the store. If you can not join us for a charity ride you can still purchase a jersey for only $50.00.

Upcoming Rides

We will be back and riding this week on Sunday at 8:00am from Panera at the Promenade (500 Route 73, South, Marlton NJ) and as a special treat, Laurie from the MS Society will be at Panera starting at 7:30am to sign up team members for the City to Shore Ride. You can take advantage of a special registration for only $25.00 on Sunday while Laurie is with us. Plus she will have all of the MS event particulars to give to you. Make sure you come early to take advantage of this great deal for one of the premier rides on the east coast. Don’t get left out of this ride, it is limited to only 7,000 cyclists and it has sold out in prior years.

  • Thursday, 7/12 at 6:00pm – Weekly Team Evesham Thursday evening ride departs from Evesham Township Munincipal Building at 984 Tuckerton Road, Marlton, NJ 08053
  • Friday, 7/13 at 8:00am – Weekly Friday C/C+ ride for 30+ miles departs from Panera Bread in The Promenade 500 Route 73 S # E15, Marlton, NJ 08053.
  • Sunday, July 15th at 8:00am – Weekly Team Evesham all-levels ride departs from Panera Bread in The Promenade 500 Route 73 S # E15, Marlton, NJ 08053. A representative from the MS Society will be present to sign riders up for the Team Evesham City-to-Shore team at a special discounted rate.
  • Saturday, August 4th at 8am32nd annual Princeton Freewheelers ride event. This is a wonderful scenic ride covering the rolling hils of Central New Jersey and ee are encouraging Team Evesham riders to participate. Register here for the event. Departs from Mercer County Community College.
  • Saturday/Sunday 9/29-9/30 – The annual MS City-to-Shore ride event. Departs from the PATCO Woodcrest Speedline.

Safety

As a reminder we want all cyclists to remember, please obey all traffic laws and heed the directions of the various ride segment riders, we are interested in your safety and enjoyment. Last week a few folks wandered in front of the team leader and they got lost, so stay alert for the call out of breakaways and stay with your team mates.

Remember we are always looking to recruit more riders and please save Friday, September 28 for our pre MS City to Shore team dinner.

Photos

Enjoy this great summer riding weather and please be safe on the road.

Best Regards,

– Brad, Dave, Sandy, Phil, Julie, Dennis, Lon, Chuck, Syd, Laura, Scott, Frank, John & Wendy