**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!