Weather forecasters predicted showers Sunday morning, but they were wrong. It was a good day for a ride. 76 riders showed up at Indian Spring Country Club, which was a great turnout considering 35 team member were riding in the Tour de Shore (more about the later). We actually started the ride close to the scheduled time of 8:00 am, going out in 4 groups (A, B+, B, C) evenly distributed in number of riders. The general consensus was that the Moorestown Rt 206 route was really good. Thanks goes the those who stepped up and volunteered to be ride leaders.
This was the first year that Team Evesham participated as a team in the Irish Pub (Tour de Shore) event. The money raised goes for children and police charities so the fundraising is important. But this year we proved a few other things, as a team we went out in three waves: A, B+, and B riders. Several other riders joined up in our pace-lines since we were calling out and communicating during the ride. At one point riders were veering into the left lane and the oncoming traffic but a Team Evesham ride leader told everyone to stay in place and you know most other riders listened too. Talk about leadership and safety, we set the example for others on the ride. The weather looked like rain all day but we rode with no rain and we even got back home before the monsoons descended.
This ride is unique for a few reasons, we have Police Unity Tour members riding with us and the after party is just phenomenal meatballs, roast beef, pulled pork, italian sausage, and can you say “free beer” too? Sitting under the tent with my teammates reminded me about why we ride, we connect to others and I think I am so lucky since I have made so many new friends since the team started. If you missed this ride, mark your calendar for next year, it is always the last Sunday in July.
We also wanted to congratulate Laura for riding in her first true long distance ride, way to go in riding your first metric century! Also of note, Lori had the coolest nails ever, they matched the Team Evesham jersey.
Please also mark your calendar and register to ride with Team Evesham in the MS City to Shore Bike Tour. This event is held on Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29. It is the premier cycling event in the area. Last year Team Evesham raised more than $100,000 for this ride and we had 159 riders. Please sign up now as this ride is soon to reach capacity and you don’t want to miss this ride. Register here for half price and use our team discount code, HHCTS35.
This week we will feature rides on Thursday night, Friday morning, Saturday morning, and of course our big Sunday ride.
ACT quickly, this is a limited time offer.
Upcoming Rides & Events
- Thursday,8/1 at 6PM – Our Thursday evening 20-mile B/B+ ride. Meet up at Indian Spring Country Club.
- Friday,8/2 at 8AM – Meet in front of Panera Bread in The Promenade for a 30+ mile C/C+ ride.
- Saturday, 8/3 at 7:45AM – Meet at the Rocky Statue in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum. We will roll out at 8:00am for 38 torturous miles and 3500 feet of climbing and descending the hills of Belmont, Bala Cynwyd, Gladwyn, Conshohoken, and Manyunk. This ride is a B+ ride, speeds will be slow due to the ascents, however the challenge level is high due to the climbing and the high speed descents. If time permits I have a bonus climb that we can take to raise our climbing to the 3900 foot mark.
- Saturday, 8/3 – The Princeton Free Wheelers 2013 Event.
- Sunday, 8/4 at 8AM – Team Evesham’s all-level ride will depart from the Indian Spring Country Club.
Please come out and ride with us!
– The Team Evesham Ride Leaders