TEAM COLORADO – RIDE WEEKEND DETAILS

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The ride is here – we made it! Now it’s time to make sure you’re ready…
Here’s the important info you need in order to have a great weekend: 

TEAM FUNDRAISING UPDATE:

  • We’ve raised $293,976 and are currently the number 1 fundraising team! Great work, let’s keep it up!!
  • FAQ: What if I don’t meet the $400 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 August 6, 2016 to be eligible for prizes, and until mid September to turn in donations.
  • Annual Fundraiser:
    • We raised $13,053! HUGE thanks to all who came out to support the event!
    • The money has already been submitted as a Team Gift and will be split evenly after the ride amongst those who raised the $400 fundraising minimum before May 14th.

JERSEY & BIB PICK-UPS:

  • Friday 6/24 at the Bike MS Expo at FRCC in Westminster from 3pm – 7pm
    • Pick up your TLH jersey and your BIBS (if you ordered them)
    • Grab goodies from some of our sponsors including Justin’s, Nuun & Allegro
    • Pick up your MS packet
    • Get a last minute bike tune up
    • Enjoy a FREE dinner
    • Meet some of your teammates 
  • Saturday morning at the starting line
    • Look for Keri Jacobs & Sara Barfoot near the Left Hand Limo/Allegro Bus starting at 5:15am

WEEKEND WEATHER UPDATES:

  • Saturday:
    • High of 87 with no chance of rain
    • SE winds of 8-15mph
  • Sunday:
    • High of 93 with a very small chance of showers
    • ENE winds of 5-10mph

WHAT TO BRING: 

  • Make sure you bring everything you need to have a safe, comfortable ride… don’t forget your:
    • Amazing 2016 TLH jersey
    • Helmet (you aren’t allowed to ride without one!)
    • Shoes
    • Cellphone
    • Water bottles
    • ID (for drinking beer at the finish line)
    • Spare tires/fix a flat kit
    • CASH to TIP our amazing masseuses and to buy your 2016 TLH shirt in our tent. 

SATURDAY MORNING:

  • Meet at the vintage Allegro coffee bus! Yep, Allegro Coffee has come through again, this year even bigger than before! The Allegro FLXBUS, a 1951 vintage bus turned mobile coffee bar, will be parked on site with Stephen & Susann serving up fancy coffee drinks for our team starting at 5:15am on Saturday.
  • START LINING UP AT 6:00am! Plan to begin lining up @ 6:00am near the start line. We’ll be the 5th group out and would hate for someone to be in the bathroom and find that we’re already gone!

ROUTES: 

SATURDAY TEAM VILLAGE:  

  • Our amazing volunteers & sponsors have worked hard to make this year’s Team Tent amazing, as always. After you finish riding, plan to hang out in our Team Tent and enjoy…
    • BBQ from Georgia Boys (lunch starts around 12:00 because hand pullin’ all that delicious pork takes time)!
    • Treats from Boulder Ice Cream, KIND, Skinny Pop & Justin’s PB cups!
    • Vegetarian options from Spice of Life Catering
    • Private team masseuses!
    • COUCHES courtesy of Aaron’s!
    • KEG FOOTH BATHS! 
    • COLD LEFT HAND BEER! 
    • GOOD TIMES AND LAUGHS WITH OUR TEAM!

MASSAGES:

  • Big thanks to Cathy Balan for once again arranging our private team masseuses!
  • If you haven’t signed up yet, DO IT NOW by visiting Cathy’s fundraising page! There are only 20 spots left, and sign up closes at noon on Friday.
  • Riders who sign up on Saturday are not guaranteed to get a massage
  • Please remember the masseuses are donating their time and thank them with a generous tip!

TEAM BEER!

  • Just another perk of being on Team Left Hand… a TEAM ONLY BEER!
    • Thanks to those who voted at our annual fundraiser, this year’s beer is Kolsching 4 A Cause – a delicious 5.2% ABV Kolsch only available to Team Left Hand riders & support staff!

TEAM PHOTO AT CSU:

  • Our team is huge and awesome and we want to document that. So plan to be at our Team Tent at 3:30PM with your best smile ready!

Sunday Morning –

  • Meet at our Team Tent! We’ll have Allegro coffee (sorry, no lattes on Sunday) and a bike mechanic set up at in our Team Tent at 5:30am to help get you geared up for day two on your bike. Meet up with your friends and plan to take off at the same time!

Social Media:

  • We’d love to see your photos  from the weekend! Make sure to tag Left Hand Brewing and use hashtags #crushMS and #TeamLeftHand.

Team Awards: 

  • And here they are.. keep these 2016 TEAM AWARDS in mind throughout the weekend…
    • Best Looking in Spandex
    • Foot Bath Hog
    • Gut It Out
    • Most Inspirational Rider
    • Wake Up Dead on Sunday
    • **NEW** BEST SELFIE!! 
      • We’re really excited about this one… use the hashtags #crushMS AND #TeamLeftHand and post your best selfies to social media! We’ll choose the winner at out year end party!

Volunteers

  • We simply couldn’t do everything over the weekend and throughout the year without our AMAZING support crew of volunteers! Be sure to THANK THEM PROFUSELY over the entire weekend!!