Team California – Ride Weekend Details

SaraTeam CA

Hard to believe, but ride weekend is upon us! Here’s all the info you’ll need to make the most of the event weekend:

Team Fundraising Update: 

  • We’ve raised $36,373 and are currently the number 1 fundraising team! Great job!!
    • PLEASE KEEP FUNDRAISING BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT!!!
  • FAQ:
    • What if I don’t meet the $350 minimum before the ride?
      • If you have not turned in the minimum donation by the start of the event, the National MS Society will discuss payment options with you, including charging the balance on a credit card. No need to stop there, though – you have until July 31st, 2018 to be eligible for prizes and to turn in any donations.
    • My fundraising total in my Participant Center doesn’t match what I know I turned in.
      • It may take up to four weeks to process donations during peak event times.

MS Packet Pick Ups:

Your Bike MS packet contains many important items including your bib number, event details and sponsor giveaways. You must have your minimum fundraising commitment of $350 turned in and a completed waiver on file in order to pick up your packet.

  • Saturday, June 2nd – 4-8pm – Packet Pick-Up Party
    • Brookside Golf & Country Club (next to the Rose Bowl)
      • 1133 Rosemont Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103
    • Join the MS Staff, fellow teammates and Bike MS participants to kickoff the Los Angeles Ride!
    • Music, food and drinks will be provided

Please note: Packets will be available for pickup the morning of the ride, but keep in mind that there’s a lot going on, so please plan ahead and pick it up early if possible.

Bike Corral:

Want to leave your bike locked up and secured at the Rose Bowl overnight? The Bike Corral at the event site will be open for drop offs from 4-8pm Saturday, June 2nd.

Team Left Hand Jersey Pick Ups: 

  • Saturday, June 2nd – 4-8pm – Packet Pick-Up Party
    • Brookside Golf & Country Club (next to the Rose Bowl)
      • 1133 Rosemont Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103
    • Pick up your awesome TLH jersey along with goodies from our sponsors like Justins and Nuun. Also a great opportunity to bond with your teammates and get excited about the weekend!
  • Sunday, June 3rd – Rose Bowl / Starting Line (Pasadena) – 6:00am
    • Can’t make it Saturday? No problem! Sara will be set up near the starting line with the remaining jerseys. Just look for the sea of TLH jerseys
    • Having trouble finding Sara? Just call (720) 849-9478

Ride Day Schedule: 

  • 6:00 a.m. – Site Opens (Light Breakfast, Bike Tech Services, etc.)
  • 7:00 a.m. – Century riders take off (silent start – too early for amplified sound)
  • 7:15 a.m. – ALL 100 miles riders must depart
  • 8:00 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies
  • 8:15 a.m. – 30 + 55 mile Riders Depart
  • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Lunch Open
  • 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Expo, Shower Truck, Dinner, and LEFT HAND BEER GARDEN OPEN!
  • 4:00 p.m. – Jersey Fashion Show
  • 6:00 p.m. – Route Closes
  • 7 p.m. – Festival Area Closes

Saturday Team Village: 

  • Team Tent – LUAU Theme!!!
    • Our amazing volunteers & sponsors have worked hard to make our Team Tent amazing right from the start! After you finish riding, plan to our our and enjoy… A luau!
      • Keg Footbaths!
      • Cold Left Hand Beer!
      • Private Team Masseuse!
      • Good times and laughs with our Team!
    • Don’t forget to bring your Hawaiian shirt + grass skirt!
  • Meals: 
    • Provided on site from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Snacks galore from our amazing sponsors!
  • Beer!
    • All riders receive 3 pints (except TLH… we don’t count for you *shhhh*)
    • We’ll have 4 brews from Left Hand, including our Team Left Hand Bike MS Awareness Beer, Wheels Gose ‘Round! 
  • Massages!
    • Give it up for our private Team masseuse, Sergio!
    • Sign up for a spot with our massage volunteer when you return to the Team Tent
      • $20 for 20 minutes + tip
      • All proceeds go to YOU, our Team riders!
      • Please remember that Sergio is donating his time & skills and TIP GENEROUSLY!
  •  Team Photo
    • 4:15pm at our  Team Tent – be there with your Tropical garb on and a beer in hand!

What to Wear/Bring: 

  • Helmet – REQUIRED!
  • Jersey
  • Shorts (with padding!)
  • Gloves
  • Shoes and socks 
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Change of clothes
  • Shower stuff (yes – there will be a shower truck on site!)
  • Cash (to tip our amazing masseuse!)
  • A great attitude! 

Route Maps: 

  • How far will you ride to #crushMS? Check out all the route options HERE!

Ride day forecast: 

  • The weekend forecast:
    • Sunny and HOT!
    • Sunday – high of 90, low of 64
    • Winds SSW at at 5-10mph
  • Please come prepared to beat the heat!

Social Media: 

  • We’d love to see your photos  from the weekend! Make sure to tag Left Hand Brewing & Team Left Hand on Facebook & Twitter and use these hashtags:
    •  #crushMS
    • #TeamLeftHand
    • #BikeMS
  • Use the same hashtags when posting on Instagram!

Team Awards!: 

  • And here they are.. keep these 2018 TEAM AWARDS in mind throughout the weekend…
    • Best Looking in Spandex– self explanatory
    • Foot Bath Hog– self explanatory
    • Shut Up Legs – our brother or sister who suffers the most but guts it out nonetheless.
    • Most Inspirational Rider
    • BEST SELFIE!! 
      • We’re really excited about this one… use the #crushMS AND #TeamLeftHand hashtags and post your best selfies to Instagram! We’ll choose the winner at our year end party!
    • Rookie of the Year – our rookie rider who shows all the veterans whats up!
    • Volunteer of the Year – that tireless volunteer that does the most to make your weekend fun and smooth!

Volunteers: 

  • Thanks so much for offering your time! We couldn’t do it without you!
  • Know someone who wants to sign up to volunteer? It’s not too late! Sign up HERE or email Sara@lefthandbrewing.com.
  • Call Sara Barfoot at 720-849-9478 with any questions or issues