Doesn’t Get Much Better

It would be hard to find a better weekend for biking, with a lot of activities; club rides, charity rides, and a pro bike race.  Thursday’s ride was led by Simon Williams and Carrie Necky – thanks to these two longtime Team Evesham ride leaders all 13 riders got back safely and had fun. This past Friday’s ride was on the Schuylkill River Trail from Philadelphia to Valley Forge and back. As always it was a great ride, beautiful scenery and no traffic.

Saturday, several Team members participated in the Gloucester County Autism Awareness Ride, and our own John Murphy led several Team Evesham members on the Tour de Cure out of Ambler, PA.

The Philly Cycling Classic on Sunday gave us some stiff competition this past weekend, but we still had about 90 cyclists take part in the Marco’s to Nixon’s rides. With the sun shining and temperatures in the 70’s, the 13 to 15 mph winds didn’t seem too bad.

 

Upcoming Events

With the biking season now in full swing please be thinking ahead a few weeks. There are so many great rides coming up, both charitable and scenic.

  • Thursday, June 6th, 6PM at the Indian Spring Country Club. This will be a 20-mile route.
  • Friday, June 7th, 8AM (note the new start time) at Panera Bread in The Promenade Shopping Center (500 Route 73 S # E15, Marlton, NJ 08053). This is a 30 +/- ride.
  • Sunday, June 9th, 8:30AM at the Indian Spring Country Club (115 S Elmwood Rd, Marlton, NJ 08053). Our premier Sunday All-Level ride. The route will be posted on the site later in the week.
  • Saturday, June 15th, 7AM at Camden County College in Blackwood, NJ. The ALS Express Bike Ride from Blackwood to Wildwood (75 miles). Event information and registration is located here. If you are thinking of attending this ride please let me know at brad@teamevesham.org as there are other team members who may also be attending. This is a great ride for a great cause.
  • Also on Saturday, June 15th, 6:30AM (carpool location to be announced). Rob’s Pocono Sufferfest. Not for the faint of heart, Laura (laura@teamevesham.org) and Scott (scott@teamevesham.org) will be carpooling a team up to the Pocono Mountains for an extreme hill ride. Contact Scott or Laura to RSVP. For comparison Hilly Philly is 3,000 feet of climbing over approximately 30 miles. Pocono Sufferfest is 5,000 feet of climbing in 42 miles.

 

Of Interest…

Sandy sent along this very interesting this article in the Wall Street Journal about how modern sports socks are manufactured. It ain’t rocket science – watch the video and see.

 

If you’ve been thinking to yourself “I’ve got to get back out there one of these days” or you are new to biking, don’t think about it any more – JUST DO IT!!! We hope to see everyone (well, honestly I don’t know where we would fit everyone on this mailing list) out riding soon.

Please ride consciously and safely, and remember to share the road with other vehicles. But have fun and be healthy too!

Best Regards,

– Brad, Dave, Laura, Scott, Sandy, Simon, Carrie and all of the Team Evesham Ride Leaders

 

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