Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Next Stop: PORTLAND CENTURY (and a recap) ...

Coming up - in just a month!

The Portland Century!

We’re switching things up this year! 

After a great couple of years with the Seattle Century, we are teaming with the same organizers for the Portland Century.  The ride is generally the same idea: a large, well-organized group ride through the beautiful countryside, where the rest stops and finish line are based on a simple premise: gourmet food!  And lots of it!

As the organizers call it, "A catered tour around Portland and its fringes"!  What a tour!  What a catered feast!

Want to ride with us at the Portland Century?  It's simple:
  1. Register: http://portlandcentury.com/register/ and use the discount code LIVESTRONG13 for $10 off your registration cost!  It's that simple!
  2. Support our "Ride for LIVESTRONG Seattle" group and raise some money for the LIVESTRONG Foundation?  You can set up your own Foundation webpage in just a matter of minutes here:  http://laf.livestrong.org/site/TR/Grassroots/Grassroots?team_id=6981&pg=team&fr_id=1530Stay and click on "JOIN TEAM".  Your efforts will support those affected by cancer to access a myriad of free support programs. 
  3. Ride: Breakfast at the start line begins at 6am, and riders for the 100 and 70 mile routes (which will be us, at least to start!) begin at 7am.  Look for us at the start (we'll be in our yellow and black kits) around 6:30am-ish, as we get our start numbers, grab a bite to eat, slap on some suntan lotion, and get ready to ride!
  4. Join us at the Finish Line Festival?  We will have a LIVESTRONG dedicated area at the finish line, for cyclists supportive of our case, where we can raise a glass (or several) of beer from the hosted bar, enjoy a scumptious salmon dinner, and exchange stories! See Portland Century site for details on how to get non-rider access to this feast.
It's that simple!  Depending on other logistics, we may meet up for dinner the night before - email me at rideforlivestrongseattle@gmail.com if interested and we'll see what we can do.

We look forward to seeing you at this great event!  Please join us!  Remember, YOU are the LIVESTRONG Foundation.  You support us, and you and your loved ones are the beneficiary of the Foundation's efforts.

Thank you for your support!


Team Captain, Ride for LIVESTRONG Seattle
Senior LIVESTRONG Leader