June 6, 2010
As a part of our support for community, the SAA hosted a rest stop for the Tour De Cure - Bike Ride for Diabetes fund raiser. Karmen did a great job as rest stop leader. Especially when she had to run interference with the State Trooper, Fire Department and Fire Police….And it was a pleasure working with Lee, Mike, Tonya, Lori, Susie and Steve.
We enjoyed ourselves even though it was a miserable wet day. Fortunately, we were under the tents most of the time. I have to give a lot of credit to the riders. Real troopers all of them! And no one was complaining! 1600 people were registered to ride. I suspect a few didn’t come because of the weather.
There were 5 different mileage routes – 10, 25, 50, 62.5 and 100. Our rest stop was on the route for all but the 10 mile riders. So about an hour and a half into the ride, everyone came by our site. Not everyone stopped, but a number of riders did. I think at one point we had about 300 riders coming and going.
The big hit? Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches – we ran out! The Muffins from the Four Corners Luncheonette in Delmar were appreciated as well. Next year- we’ll make the sandwiches ahead and bag ‘em. Then we just have to cut them up as we need them. Did I say next year? Yeah – I’ll do this again….Rain and all.
Here are a few more of the crew doing some work….Why do you think I like to bring the camera? (I did make a bunch of sandwiches and cut up a bunch of fruit before getting the camera out…really!)