TEAM OHIO – RIDE WEEKEND DETAILS

SaraTeam OH

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 $39,654 and are currently the number 1 fundraising team! Great work, let’s keep it up!!
    • PLEASE KEEP FUNDRAISING BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT!!!
  • FAQ: What if I don’t meet the $300 minimum before the ride?
    • The last day to mail in donations and have them count toward the $ 300 minimum is September 30, 2016. After this date, if you have not yet reached your minimum, the credit card we have on file will be charge for the balance. If you have met your minimum, you may mail in any additional donations you receive. 
  • CENTURY CYCLES RAFFLE – DRAWING SEPTEMBER 1st:
    • Don’t forget to pick up your raffle tickets at Century Cycle Medina – $1 a piece or $5 for 6.
    • Drawings will be held on September 1, 2016; winners will be notified and do not need to be present.
    • Prize packages available include a cycling shoes, jersey, and shorts package from Pearl Izumi ($245 value); a Bell Volt RL-X helmet ($140 value); a Blackburn Wayside Pannier Backpack ($80 value); five different Endura cycling jerseys ($75-$100 value); and a Left Hand Brewing Company gift package ($50 value).

JERSEY & BIB PICK-UPS:

  • Friday 8/5 at Century Cycles Medina from 1pm – 6pm
    • Pick up your TLH jersey and your BIBS (if you ordered them)
    • Get a last minute bike tune-up
    • Grab goodies from some of our sponsors including Justin’s, Nuun & Allegro
  • Saturday morning at the starting line
    • Look for Sara Barfoot & all the Left Hand logos near the starting line at Brunswick HS starting at 5:45am.

MS PACKET PICK UP:

  • Friday 8/5 from noon – 7pm at Brunswick High School (3581 Center Rd, Brunswick, OH 44212)
  • NOTE – THERE IS NO PACKET PICK UP SATURDAY MORNING – You must pick up your packet at Brunswick HS on Friday if you have not already received it.  

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 buy your 2016 TLH shirt in our tent (cash only purchases). 

ROUTES: 

  • Check out the Route options for Day 1 & Day 2 – maps & turn by turn directions are available HERE

SATURDAY MORNING:

  • PLAN FOR TRAFFIC! The parking lot at Brunswick HS is always PACKED the morning of the ride – GIVE YOURSELF EXTRA TIME TO GET IN, GET PARKED AND GET READY!  
  • Jersey pick up – Couldn’t make it to one of our jersey pick ups? No problem! Sara & Kenny will be set up at the starting line with the remaining jerseys, Justin’s, extra water bottles, etc. Just look for the Left Hand Tent.  
  • TEAM PHOTO between 6:20 and 6:30am! Meet at the bleachers at starting line at 6:20am for a photo promptly at 6:30am. 
  • LINE UP AFTER THE TEAM PHOTO! Plan to take off with the group between 6:35 & 6:45am. 

SATURDAY TEAM VILLAGE:  

  • Team Tent:
    • 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…
      • KEG FOOTH BATHS! 
      • COLD LEFT HAND BEER! 
      • SNACKS GALORE!
      • GOOD TIMES AND LAUGHS WITH OUR TEAM!
  • Meals:
    • Included for all riders
    • Guest meal passes can be purchased directly from the Ashland University Staff in the cafeteria 
      • $14.10 for dinner (3pm – 7pm)
      • $8.85 for breakfast
  • Beer!!!!
    • All riders receive 3 pints (except TLH… we don’t count for you *shhhhh*)
    • Guest beer wristbands can be purchased at the Team Tent Village entrance for $20
  • Parking: 
    • If you’re leaving your car overnight or have family/friends meeting you in Ashland, please follow the signs and park in Lot M or Lot F
  • Luggage & dorm key pick up:
    • In the Convocation Center

SUNDAY MORNING:

  • Ashland Cafeteria opens for hot breakfast at 5:30am. 
  • The course opens at 6:30am, so gather your friends and ride when you’re ready! Everyone must be on the course by 8:00am. 

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!

WEEKEND WEATHER UPDATES:

  • Saturday:
    • Partly cloudy with a high in the low 80s
    • No chance of rain – WOOHOO!
    • Northwesterly winds of 4-8mph
  • Sunday:
    • Mostly clear with a high in the low 80s
    • No chance of rain – DOUBLE WOOHOO!
    • Northwesterly winds of 3-8mph

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!!!!