Ride for St Jude's - "The Mayberry Tour"

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Burnt Toast, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. Burnt Toast

    Burnt Toast Slingshot: engaged.

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    Hey gang, here's a chance to ride some great roads and help out a wonderful charity. I got a call one night from St Jude's and couldn't say no to arranging a ride for this charity. I've never done this before, but what the heck. We have some great roads around here and even better people.

    The idea is to stop at a few iconic places in N.C. around "Mayberry" and raise money for some folks in need. We'll charge $20 per bike minimum and at each stop solicit a few dollars from the locals. You're encouraged to increase your starting amount by asking people to sponsor you for the ride.

    Paperwork (pictured below) will be provided at the meeting place (Olympic Family Restaurant) and I will collect and send in everything when we are done. They offer small gifts at different contribution levels. The biggest gift is helping families going through a terrible time fighting pediatric cancer. Families don't have to pay anything at St Jude's Children's Hospital during their most trying time due to donations and efforts by people like you.

    Please reply and show your support for this cause. Reply with "I'm in" if you can join us. Every kind of bike is welcomed. Thrill-seekers at the front and chillin at the back. We all get to the same place at our own pace.

    If necessary, we can do a rain date the next day (June 23rd).

    Forms http://www.stjude.org/SJFile/alsac-program-cruisin-sponsor-form-envelope-fy13.pdf

    I'll start a list here so people will see all the cool kids going and want to join in.
    Burnt toast
    Black Thunder
    Kicktenmin
    SidewinderX
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    Extremeterror (GSXR site member)
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  2. BlackThunder

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    I'm in

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  3. kicktenmin

    kicktenmin Been here awhile

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    where can i get a form
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  4. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this!

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    I'm in!

    This is a great idea!
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  5. Redos

    Redos n00b

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    I'm in.
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  6. Burnt Toast

    Burnt Toast Slingshot: engaged.

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  7. Icecold Dan

    Icecold Dan Been here awhile

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    I'd also like to participate. I'm coming out of Wilmington, is there anyplace I can pitch a tent near the start or finish area?
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  8. Redos

    Redos n00b

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    Dan,

    The start of the ride is pretty close to Hanging Rock State Park. There is some good camping there.
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  9. kickstand72

    kickstand72 i just ride.....

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    Looking to be there. Great cause. Will be two up if a head count is needed.:*sip*
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  10. Icecold Dan

    Icecold Dan Been here awhile

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    Thanks Redos.
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  11. FishHunt

    FishHunt slow poking...

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    Count me in as a definite maybe. I'd want to go but I'm not sure if I can.

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  12. Icecold Dan

    Icecold Dan Been here awhile

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    There are no tent sites available this weekend...bummer. I might have to go stealth.
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  13. KingJarhead

    KingJarhead Long timer

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  14. Burnt Toast

    Burnt Toast Slingshot: engaged.

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    Looking for more riders! :ear
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  15. Burnt Toast

    Burnt Toast Slingshot: engaged.

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    The weather is looking great for Saturday!:clap
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  17. Icecold Dan

    Icecold Dan Been here awhile

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    Sorry for the late notice but I'm not going to make it up there this weekend. My rear tire is toast and the new one hasn't arrived yet. I'd still like to support the cause though. Tell me where I can send a check.
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  18. kickstand72

    kickstand72 i just ride.....

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    Great ride yesterday! :ricky Thanks to Burnt toast for organizing it!
    Nice to meet all the inmates as well. We'll have to plan another soon.
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  19. Burnt Toast

    Burnt Toast Slingshot: engaged.

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    Great day for a ride yesterday. Thanks to all who came and helped raise money for St Jude's! We raised over $600 and had a good time doing it.


    Met at Olympic to get organized...
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    Some of the gang fueling up in Mt Airey...
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    Speaking of fueling up, this is a new farkle I added to the Wing! (Following in the footsteps of DEPARKER!!!)
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    Ready for another ride soon!
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  20. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this!

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    Had a good time and met some new inmates. Great roads, good food and a great cause!

    Hope to ride with ya again soon.
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