Tour de Toys Downtown Ride (6 or 12 Miles)

**Please note: This event is NOT specific to Meetup, we are simply forming a sub-group to ride together at the event. :) Even if you RSVP for this meetup, you'll also need to pre-register on a separate website (see details below).**

Tour de Toys isn't specific to the “Cycling for Health” meetup group, but it looks like a fun ride for a great cause!  If anyone from our group wants to go, we could meet up ahead of time, ride the 12-mile route together, and hang out after.  It starts and ends at Natty Greene's in Raleigh (505 W. Jones St.).

Registration** is free and participants are asked to bring a new toy to donate (toys will be given to families staying at the Women's Center of Wake County).

There will be 6- and 12-mile routes (your choice) and will include neighborhood streets and greenways.  Each ride will have a group leader and sweeper. The ride will finish at Natty Greene’s for a post-ride get-together with hand crafted beers (2 per adult rider). Natty Greene’s will also have a full menu available. Oh, and a raffle for all registered riders! :)

Since Natty Greene’s might be a little crowded with cyclists on Saturday morning, let’s plan to meet up ahead of time a few yards away so that we can find each other.

After you check-in at Natty Greene’s (check-in opens at 9:00a), let’s meet at 9:40a at the vacant lot across the street from 42nd Street Oyster Bar.  It’s on the corner of N. West Street and W. Jones Street—about 100 yds from Natty Greene’s.  (Thanks to Jim for scouting out this spot for us.)  At 9:45a, we’ll ride over to Natty Greene’s together in time for the 10:00a* start time.

If you’re running late and won’t arrive at the vacant lot in time to meet the group, just go directly to Natty Greene’s and look for us, we’ll be the ones with the bicycles. ;)  I’d hate for you to miss the start of the ride.

*The 10:00a start time is for the 12-mile route. I think the majority of the group will be doing the 12-mile route; however, if you plan on doing the 6-mile route, that leave time is at 10:30a.

Group Ride Start Times:
10:00a – 12-mile group-ride option
 Tour de Toy's 12 miler Course Map

10:30a – 6-mile group-ride option
Tour de Toy's 6 miler Course Map

**If you RSVP with meetup, make sure you also pre-register for the event here: www.fsseries.com/index.php?action=event&event_id=322 

If I've missed anything or you have questions, please let me know. :) 

Please keep in mind that I’m not the Tour de Toys coordinator, so please refer to the event website above for details about the ride.

See ya Saturday!
Krista

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  • George S.

    It looks like you guys had a great time! I'm sorry I had to miss it. Thanks Krista for organizing:-)

    1 · December 14, 2013

  • Jim L

    Had a fun time with the group! :-)

    1 · December 14, 2013

  • Krista

    Here's a link to the 150+ photos taken by the TDT photographer: www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.641816992528075.1073741825.270899499619828&type=3

    1 · December 14, 2013

  • Shawn P.

    Good ride and had fun hanging out afterwards. We all came back safely. Good to meet Anthony and James for the first time. Shout out to Natty Greene's for sponsoring a worthy event.

    3 · December 14, 2013

  • James L.

    I enjoyed meeting everyone. Thanks!

    2 · December 14, 2013

  • Tom

    Wet, wild, and wonderful. All for a good cause. Good job Krista!!!

    4 · December 14, 2013

    • Krista

      BTW, Tom- Your doorbell looks awesome! Two thumbs up!

      December 14, 2013

  • Krista

    Riding with blue skies and sunshine is over-rated anyway! ;) It was a great time with some killer hills...and all for da kids!

    3 · December 14, 2013

  • Anthony

    Running late. Will find you all somewhere.

    December 14, 2013

    • Krista

      No worries! It's not too crowded here, so you should be able to easily find us. :)

      December 14, 2013

  • Jim C.

    Have to get my car repaired today. Be there next time.

    1 · December 14, 2013

  • Beth H.

    I have to work :(

    December 10, 2013

    • Krista

      Aw, bummer. :( I hope you'll be able join us on another ride soon!

      December 11, 2013

  • Lori

    Darn- I'm directing a Christmas play and our last rehearsal conflicts with this. Looks like a great cause and lots of fun, enjoy!

    December 8, 2013

    • Krista

      Darn is right, but good luck with the play! Happy holidays!

      December 8, 2013

    • James L.

      What play? Public?

      December 8, 2013

  • Anna S.

    Yay, I'm so glad you all will be part of this great event!

    2 · December 7, 2013

  • Becky

    Is this a race or recerational?

    December 6, 2013

    • Krista

      It's totally recreational! Unless you finish first...then we can say you won. :)

      5 · December 6, 2013

  • Jim L

    Registered! :-)

    1 · December 2, 2013

  • Kelsey

    Registered as well

    1 · December 2, 2013

  • Suzanne Olson T.

    got it Krista! Thanks!

    1 · December 2, 2013

  • Suzanne Olson T.

    uh oh. Is the waiver for Cycling for Health or is it for Tour de Toys? No waiver is needed for anything Meetup. You already agreed to it in the Meetup terms of acceptance when you joined Meetup anything.

    December 2, 2013

    • Krista

      The waiver is for Tour de Toys. This is not specifically a meetup event. We're simply forming a sub-group to ride together at Tour de Toys. :) Even if you RSVP for this meetup, you'll also need to pre-register for Tour de Toys at www.fsseries.com/index.p­hp?action=event&even­t_id=322. Hope you can make it! :)

      December 2, 2013

  • Shawn P.

    I'm in for the 12 miles, if you need a headcount.

    1 · December 2, 2013

  • James L.

    Register early! It fills up.

    December 1, 2013

  • James L.

    I did this last year. Fun!

    2 · December 1, 2013

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