Less than a week and I am sure there are some questions that need to be answered. I aim to get those solved here, but if anyone has a question on something not covered here, please email me and I'll do my best. Here we go...
For Friday Day/Night Arrivals:
If you are a registered rider (or with a rider) and are coming down on Friday night, you are welcome to join in the festivities which will start at 4pm. You can find directions to my place here.
I had originally thought that a ride out to a bar west of town would be a good time (and frankly, it is still a good idea), but I have reconsidered and come up with this:
-I just remodeled my gas grill into a charcoal burning bbq machine. We should use it.
-I am going to make myself some food to eat on said grill between 4pm and 6pm. If you want to use it, it will be there and it will be hot, but I am not buying you dinner.
-At 6pm I would like to go for a spin. If you want to hit some gravel we certainly can (we can figure that out before we head out), but let's keep the pace casual.
-Around 8pm I would like to start a fire in the backyard. It isn't going to be a late night, but enough to have a good time.
-At approximately 5:15am on Saturday I will begin making pancakes in my driveway. These will be good and free. You are welcome to eat them. I will have paper plates and forks and such. Also Peace Coffee has thrown in some wake-me-up beverages. Thanks to them. ***Please note that I am only one guy and while I will have some help, I am not going to be creating any gourmet meals.
-Also, the pancake making will stop at 6:15AM so that I can get over to the Start/Finish line to begin accepting registrations.
For Saturday Morning Arrivals:
-The start/finish line is at Bicycle Sports and you can find directions here.
-Please note that the surrounding businesses, as well as Bicycle Sports are fully functional and will be open while we are out riding so, PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE BICYCLE SPORTS OR SURROUNDING BUSINESS PARKING LOTS.
-The registration table will open at 6:30am in the parking lot at Bicycle Sports.
-To get your race packet you will need to bring a signed copy of the rider release form which you can download here.
-There will be a few announcements made at 7:45am. These will be short and to the point, but no less important. Please try to listen.
-The race will start en-mass sharply at 8am.
-The first portion of the course winds its way through the city of Rochester. There will be some traffic as the ROADS ARE NOT CLOSED. Please DO NOT RUN RED LIGHTS.
That ought to cover the big stuff. Like I said, if you have questions not answered here, let me know and I'll try to help as best I can. Just another quick note, I want to thank everyone for coming out for this, I really appreciate the support and I look forward to meeting those that I don't know.