Team TEXAS – Ride Weekend Details

SaraRide Weekend Details, Team TX

The time has come, the ride is here!! Now to make sure you’re ready…
Here’s all the important info you need in order to have a GREAT weekend riding to #crushMS: 

TEAM FUNDRAISING UPDATE:

  • We’ve raised $84,265 this year and are currently battling for the number 2 fundraising spot. Great work, let’s keep it up and watch those donations roll in!! PLEASE send another email or post again right before the ride weekend… you’ll be AMAZED by the response you get! 
  • FAQ: What if I don’t meet the $300 minimum before the ride?
    • If you have not turned in the minimum donation by the start of the event, the National MS Society will discuss payment options with you, including charging the balance on a credit card. 

TLH JERSEY & BIB PICK-UPS:

  • Friday 10/6 at Hoppy Monk – 1010 N. Loop 1604 East | San Antonio, TX 78232
    • 6:00pm – 8:30pm 
    • Grab your Team Left Hand jersey AND your MS Society rider packet
    • Enjoy some light munchies on the house (Gochu IPA wings & Pommes Frites) thanks to Hoppy Monk, then order a delicious meal on your own and support our amazing sponsor! 
    • Try the delicious collaboration & specialty brews the team has been working on
      • A portion of sales from certain beers will be donated back to the team!
    • Load up on goodies from our sponsors like Nuun and Justin’s
    • Want to help? We still need some desserts for our Team Tent in New Braunfels – PLEASE BRING AN EASILY SHAREABLE DESSERT IN A DISPOSABLE CONTAINER and we’ll transport it to the tent on Saturday. 

WEEKEND WEATHER UPDATES:

  • Saturday:
    • Perfect riding weather!
    • High around 85, low of 70
    • Sunny and beautiful! 
    • Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph
  • Sunday:
    • High around 86, low of 69
    • Mostly sunny skies with a few passing clouds 
    • Winds S at 10 to 15 mph

WHAT TO BRING: 

  • Make sure you bring everything you need to have a safe, comfortable ride… don’t forget your:
    • Amazing 2017 TLH jersey!
    • Helmet (you aren’t allowed to ride without one!)
    • Shoes
    • Cellphone
    • Water bottles
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • ID (for drinking beer at the finish line – you cannot drink without it!)
    • Medical Insurance Cards
    • Spare tires/fix a flat kit
    • Ziploc baggies (in case of rain)
    • Rain gear (weather dependent)
    • CASH to tip your amazing masseuse! 
    • SUPERHERO STUFF! You read that right… Our Team Tent theme this year is Superheroes, so dust off your cape, grab your mask and come prepared to save the world, one mile for MS at a time.

ROUTES: 

MASSAGE SIGN UP:

  • Elements massage has generously agreed to man our massage tent again this year! 
  • We’re better organized than ever and know what to expect this year so are FULLY prepared to help you recover from a great (but hard) ride!
  • We’ll have 4 therapists available in our tent from 12 noon- 6:00 p.m.
    • Three will be doing table massages and one will be doing chair massage
    • Each massage is 20 minutes long
      •  $20 for a table massage – 48 time slots available 
      • $10 for a chair massage – 16 time slots available 
    • Sign up for your time slot with our dedicated volunteer when you arrive in the team tent
      • Walk ups will be accepted until around 1:30pm, after which only pre-paid riders can sign up for available time slots. 
    • CLICK HERE FOR FULL SIGN UP INSTRUCTIONS & LINK TO SIGN UP IN ADVANCE! 
  • Donations go directly to the MS Society, so riders who have a massage are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to tip your masseuse!

SATURDAY MORNING:

  • Starting line is at Rolling Oaks Mall – 6909 N. Loop 1604 East | San Antonio, TX 78247
  • Allow plenty of time to arrive, get parked and get ready to ride!
  • Take advantage of the on site hydration station, get a last minute bike adjustment from a bike shop and enjoy breakfast, served from 6:00am-7:30am.
  • Look for the sea of Left Hand jerseys milling about – you can’t miss them. 
  • Line up with the rest of team and plan to take off with the group just after 8:00am! 

SATURDAY TEAM VILLAGE:  

  • Team Tent:
    • Our amazing volunteers & sponsors have worked hard to make this year’s Team Tent amazing, as always. After you finish riding, plan to hang out in our SUPERHERO THEMED Team Tent and enjoy…
      • KEG FOOTH BATHS! 
      • COLD LEFT HAND BEER! 
      • AN AMAZING FOOD LINEUP THANKS TO MEAT FIGHT!!!
      • GOOD TIMES AND LAUGHS WITH OUR TEAM!
      • SUPER HERO PHOTO BOOTH!
      • TEAM SHIRTS, WRISTBANDS & COLLAB BEER GLASSWARE AVAILBLE FOR A DONATION!
  • Team Photo:
    • Be at our tent at 4:30pm for our TEAM PHOTO! Bring your smiles, a beer and your best superhero costume!
    • Stick around after the photo for the team awards ceremony including best jersey!
  • Meals:
    • AMAZING BBQ thanks to Meat Fight, plus snacks and something sweet from other sponsors.
  • Beer!!!!
    • All riders receive 3 pints (except TLH… we don’t count for you *shhhhh*)
    • Guest beer wristbands can be purchased at the Team Tent Village entrance for $20 each
    • Don’t forget your ID! Even if you haven’t been 21 in decades…. NO ID = NO BEER
    • Team Beer – Pe-Can Do It Porter! Our amazing team captains made a trek to Colorado with Texas pecans in tow and brewed an amazing Texas-style porter. Enjoy this beer while you can since not much of it exists!!  

SUNDAY MORNING:

  • Breakfast sponsored by Whataburger is served from 5:30am-7:30am. 
  • Line up and opening ceremonies are from 7:00am-7:30am, riders begin departing in waves at 7:30am. 

SOCIAL MEDIA:

  • We’d love to see your photos  from the weekend! Make sure to tag Left Hand Brewing & Team Left Hand and use hashtags #crushMS and #TeamLeftHand.

TEAM AWARDS:

  • And here they are.. keep these 2017 TEAM AWARDS in mind throughout the weekend…
    • Best Looking in Spandex
    • Foot Bath Hog
    • Gut It Out
    • Most Inspirational Rider
    • Wake Up Dead on Sunday
    • BEST SELFIE!! 
      • We’re really excited about this one… use the hashtags #crushMS AND #TeamLeftHand and post your best selfies to social media! We’ll choose the winner at out year end party!

VOLUNTEERS: 

  • We simply couldn’t do everything over the weekend and throughout the year without our AMAZING support crew of volunteers! Be sure to THANK THEM PROFUSELY over the entire weekend!!
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