Monday, September 24, 2012

Updated Itinerary - Ride Week!

A few pieces of information that will likely be of interest to those on the ride follows. I've also created a facebook event here so pass it on to others and sign-up if you're coming. :)
  • Support vehicle 
    • My wife Amelia will be driving up and can assist with emergencies or other issues that come up. Phone is 312-401-9081, save it in your phone if you're coming. My phone is 619-727-7867, save it also and we'll exchange numbers and information at the start of the ride as well. 
      • The vehicle is a station wagon and we'll have ratchet straps as well so we haul bikes if we have any breakdowns, etc. 
  • Gear 
    • It's going to be hot on Saturday and we're going a good distance. A short list of items you should probably have includes: 
    • Water bottle 
    • Suncreen 
    • Bike repair kit (tubes, pump, etc.) 
    • Lights for bicycle! 
    • Helmet 
    • Cash - for snacks, drinks, lunch, etc. 
    • Phone (with charger) 
Updated itinerary with additional details for the ride is:
  • Saturday, September 29, 2012 
    • 7:00 - Ride begins at Ocean Beach Dog Beach 
    • 11:15 (estimated) - Lunch at Alpine Beer Company 
      • 2351 Alpine Boulevard, Alpine, CA 91901 
    • 15:45 (estimated) - Shower, settle in , relax 
    • 16:30 - Check in at hotel(s) 
      • I'm staying at Julian Country Inn, 2343 Sunset View Drive, Julian, CA 92036 
    • 17:00 - Dinner and amazing beers at The Bailey Barbeque 
      • 2307 Main Street, Julian, CA 92036 
      • Live music starts at 20:00 - The Blue Knights w/ Harry Joe Reynolds playing those blues, classic rock and a little jazz to celebrate. $5 cover. 
  • Sunday, September 30, 2012 
    • 9:00 - Breakfast in Julian at Moms or another place on the main drag 
      • 2119 Main Street, Julian, CA 92036 
Please send on to anyone that might be interested and looking forward to seeing you on the road! Reminder: Julian is a popular vacation destination so you might want to call and reserve a room for Saturday night now so you're covered when you arrive.

If you can take photos or videos along the ride I would appreciate it so I can post them after the event and use for promoting next year's ride. Also, tweets (hashtag: #ridefortheriverpark), facebook posts, emails, and other ways of spreading the word about this awesome event would be great!

Email me if you want to join in the fun and looking forward to a great time. Of course, you can show up on the day of the event but I'd appreciate a heads up in advance.

Excited for a great ride and see you soon!

- John Anderson