If you’re in the general area of Wilkesboro, NC, here’s your cycling news…courtesy of the BMCC:
April 24 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ The 24 Hour Ride Against Crime. Captain Dennis James of the Taylorsville PD and BMCC member is riding his bike for 24 hours around the track at Alexander Central High School. Why would he do such a thing? HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s raising funds for the Alexander County Crime Stoppers. Dennis is taking pledges for donations per mile or just one lump sum. All donations are tax deductable. If you would like a pledge sheet, reply to this email. The BMCC has pledged to help out, so should you.
May 2 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t forget about the 16th Annual RAW (Ride Around Wilkesboro). WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve moved it back to our traditional date. ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s also a new and improved metric century route. For the second year in a row, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re combining with the Wilkes County Safe Kids and the Seth Teague Memorial Bicycle Rodeo. There should be something for everyone young and not so young. Rumor has it the Governor of NC may even be there.
May 9 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Cycle to Serve Challenge in Lenoir, NC. The ride is a fundraiser for the Lenoir Rotary Club. There are two options, a 40 miler and a metric century. I know some people who did this one last year and thoroughly enjoyed the event. The ride is fully supported with SAG and rest stops. Afterwards, thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s food and beer. If youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re one of the top finishers, you get your shot a free cake! Not a piece of cake, the whole thing. Check out their website for more information.
May 16 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Get off your bike and run! Stay on your bike and chase the runners! YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got two options here. The Communities in Schools Headed to College Fun Run & Road Race is in its sixth year. The BMCC usually provides support by riding at the back of the pack and providing encouragement to those who need it. If you would like to volunteer, contact Bill Sebastian.
May 23 & 24 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ The 9th Annual BURN 24 Hour Challenge hits the shores of W Kerr Scott. The BMCC needs volunteers desperately for this event. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve taken ownership of the race for 2009 and we need volunteers around the clock to pull it off. If you can help on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, please contact me as soon as possible. Ã‚Â (Editor’s Note: Ã‚Â Bikerumor.com is fielding a team, and we’ve got some great schwag coming from our demo pile for the prize pool…)