Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Ronde 4.0 proper recap

Again, thank you to the many sponsors and participants for 2013.  The $2420 and the MOUNTAIN of usable bike parts have been delivered to Bikes Not Bombs.

All of the t-shirts have been delivered, and now it is time to sit back, relax, and wait until v5 in 2014.

Ok, you guys can sit back and relax, but I've already started my quest to up the radness in 2014.

I really felt this year's course was a significant improvement over the last three editions, with more trails, less road, and a more consistent flow in a mostly counter-clockwise path.  Believe it or not, there are even more trails in many of those areas, so expect 2014 to include more surprises.  Next year will likely include a more formal registration process to make it easier on me and more accessible to you as well.


While I continue to secretly plot 2014, here's a reminder of the many sponsors who helped make 2013 an awesome day.

And here are some links to what others had to say (or show) about 2013 (post your links in the comments and I'll add to this list)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Ronde 4.0 first recap

A huge thank you goes out to everyone who supported the 2013 Ronde Rosey and to all of you that took part in the ride, donations, and raffle.  I was blown away by the amount and quality of donations you all came through with.  There is a MOUNTAIN of bicycle parts to donate to Bikes Not Bombs and $2420!  I'll be at BNB on Thursday night to deliver both.

If you couldn't make it on Sunday, but would still like to make a donation, you can head here to do so

If you're doing some spring cleaning and have more bike parts you'd like to donate, go here to learn about how to do that

Friday, April 12, 2013

Ronde 4.0 final hours

Less than 72 hours to go.  The GPS track and cue sheets have been sent to the teams, the route is finalized, and the huge amount of goodies from sponsors is gathered.

Hammer Nutrition donated 100 gel packets, lots of HEED drink mix, and lots of endurolyte tablets to make sure people aren't bonking too badly out there

Soulrun made some special items that will be in the raffle

Pedros has come through with awesome items INCLUDING this tool kit

Lazer donated a sweet top of the line helmet! and a Lion of Flander helmet cover

Ortlieb donated a very nice bag

Cuppow and Geekhouse goods

Mad Alchemy goodness

T-shirts designed by the best

Other huge supporters helping us break last year's fundraising total include:

Did I forget to mention, the Strava folks, and their fancy new Sprinter Van will be there at the finish line?  They are also donating some jersey bins and clothing items for the raffle

Of course, The Washington Square Tavern and Beaver Brook Bottles who host us all and feed us delicious burgers after we finish

Mayflower Brewing for donating a keg of beer!

Even if you're not riding, join us for the post ride party starting around 2:30 and ending once you've donated every last penny to Bikes Not Bombs.