TLH CA Ride Weekend Info

SaraTeam CA

Bike MS: Los Angeles in nearly upon us and we want YOU to be informed!

TEAM FUNDRAISING UPDATE: 

  • We’ve raised $48,248.80 (less than $2K away from our $50K goal!) and are currently the number 1 fundraising team BY FAR! 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 May 22, 2019 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.

JERSEY & MS PACKET PICK UPS:

RIDE MORNING! Saturday, March 23, 6:00 am – 9:00am at our Team Tent

  • Grab your awesome TLH jersey, team bib stickers + goodies from our sponsors (think Justins and Nuun!) AND your Bike MS packet – contains many important items including your bib number, event details, and more.
    • Note you must have your minimum fundraising commitment of $350 turned in and a completed waiver on file in order to pick up your packet.

RIDE DAY SCHEDULE + INFO:

  • 6:00 a.m. – Site Opens
  • 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
  • 8:30 a.m. – TEAM PHOTO ON THE FIELD! Meet near the team tent and walk over as a group
  • 9:00 a.m. – Line Up
  • 9:15 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies
  • 9:30 a.m. – 30 + 55 mile Riders Depart
  • 10:00 a.m. – ALL RIDERS MUST BE ON THE ROAD
  • 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Lunch Open @Rest Area
  • 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Team Village Celebration!
    • LEFT HAND BEER GARDEN OPEN!
      Animal House Toga Party in the Team Left Hand Tent!
    • Dinner!
    • School of Rock performance (12:30pm – 2:30pm)
    • 4:30 p.m. TEAM PHOTO (yes, another one!)
      • Meet at our team tent with a costume on and a beer in hand!
  • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Massage & Showers Open (in UCLA Home Side Locker Room)
    • VIP Lounge Open (in Visitor Side Locker Room)
  • 6 p.m. – Route closes – ALL CYCLISTS MUST BE OFF THE ROUTE

TEAM VILLAGE: 

  • Team Tent – National Lampoon’s Animal House 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 toga party!
      • Keg Footbaths!
      • Cold Left Hand Beer!
      • Good times and laughs with our Team
    • Don’t forget to bring your Toga, COLLEGE Sweatshirt or other costume interpretations – Have fun with it!
  • Meals: 
    • Provided on site from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Snacks and beverages galore from our amazing sponsors!
  • Beer!
    • All riders receive 3 pints (except TLH… we don’t count for you *shhhh*)
    • We’ll have many brews from Left Hand, including our Team Left Hand Bike MS Awareness Beer, Wheels Gose ‘Round! 
  •  Team Photo
    • 4:30pm at our  Team Tent – be there with your costume on and a beer in hand!

WHAT TO WEAR/BRING: 

  • Helmet – REQUIRED!
  • ID – You can’t drink without it, even if we know you!
  • Shorts (with padding!)
  • Gloves
  • Shoes and socks 
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Change of clothes
    • ANIMAL HOUSE COSTUME
  • Shower stuff (yes – there will be a shower truck on site!)
  • Cash (to tip buy your awesome 2019 TLH shirt)
  • 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:
    • Mostly sunny and cool, especially to start
    • High of 64, low of 49
    • Winds SSW at at 5-10mph
  • Please come prepared!

SOCIAL MEDIA: 

  • We’d love to see your photos  from the weekend! Make sure to tag @TeamLeftHand on FB + Twitter, and @TeamLeftHandBrewing on Instagram and use these hashtags:
    •  #crushMS
    • #TeamLeftHand
    • #BikeMS

TEAM AWARDS!: 

  • And here they are.. keep these 2019 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