Team CAROLINAS – Ride Weekend Details

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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 $52,751 this year and are currently the in the number 1 spot with a CRAZY lead over the team in second. 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 the Left Hand Beach House – The Golden Egg – 204 East Main Street | Sunset Beach, NC 28468
    • 4:00pm – 7:00pm 
    • Grab your Team Left Hand jersey 
    • Enjoy a beer or two on Left Hand! 
    • Load up on goodies from our sponsors like Nuun and Justin’s
    • Get to know more people on our team
    • Strategize about the ride weekend
  • Saturday 10/7 at the Sea Trail Convention Center near the starting line – 75 Clubhouse Rd | Sunset Beach, NC 28468
    • 6:30am – 8:00am 
    • Look for Sara set up near the starting line

WEEKEND WEATHER UPDATES:

  • Saturday:
    • Mostly sunny and occasional passing clouds
    • High around 81, low around 68
    • Easterly winds around 9 mph
  • Sunday:
    • High around 80, low around 68
    • A shower or two possible early with cloudy skies in the afternoon 
    • Winds ESE around 12 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)
    • 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: 

FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER:  

  • Want to carb load with the team on Friday night? Our SC Captain, Josh Beeby, will be cooking up his famous spaghetti bolognese at their beach house in Sunset Beach around 7pm… Just RSVP to Sara@lefthandbrewing.com by Thursday night if you’ll be joining us so we make sure to have enough food. You’ll receive the house address after we get your RSVP. Please note this is an unofficial team meal, so small donations to the dinner fund are accepted and appreciated.

SATURDAY MORNING:

  • Starting line is at Sea Trails Convention Center – 75 Clubhouse Rd. | Sunset Beach, NC 28468
  • 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-8:00am.
  • TEAM PHOTO – 7:15am – meet the gazebo at Sea Trails and smile for the camera 
  • Line up with the rest of team after the photo and plan to take off with the group between 7:30 (optional century rider start) and 8:00am
  • All cyclists must be on the course by 8:30am – NO EXCEPTIONS

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! 
      • GOOD TIMES AND LAUGHS WITH OUR TEAM!
      • SUPER HERO PHOTO BOOTH!
      • TEAM SHIRTS AVAILBLE FOR A DONATION!
      • MICHELIN TIRE RAFFLE FUNDRAISER – Bring your $$$ to buy tickets!
        • $5 per ticket
        • Good for one set of four Michelin 16, 17, 18, 19 or 20 inch rim diameter passenger or light truck tires
        • Tires can be shipped to the bearer in the U.S. or to a dealership with prior authorization
        • Certificate must be claimed within 6 months
  • Team Photo:
    • Be at our tent at 3:30pm 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!
  • Beer!!!!
    • Beer Garden Open from noon – 4pm, then again from 5:30-8:00pm during the evening reception including dinner, Live Music and the official Program
    • All riders receive 3 pints (except TLH… we don’t count for you *shhhhh*)
    • Don’t forget your ID! Even if you haven’t been 21 in decades…. NO ID = NO BEER
  • Dinner and Awards! 
    • 5:30pm-8:00pm
    • Enjoy dinner, live music, Left Hand Beer and more 
    • And don’t miss the Official Bike MS Program and TEAM AWARDS starting at 6:30pm!!
      • PLEASE COME OUT AND CHEER – WE NEED YOUR HELP TO WIN BEST TEAM JERSEY!

SUNDAY MORNING:

  • The Koreen & David Show! 
    • This is it!! Koreen & David’s 50th State for a Bike MS Ride… that’s a HUGE DEAL and we’re thankful they’re riding with Team Left Hand to celebrate!
    • Make sure you’re ready to ride with them day two and help celebrate this massive accomplishment!  
  • Allegro Coffee Bus!
    • That’s right, our friends from Allegro are joining us and will be serving up fancy coffee drinks from the FLX BUS from 6:30am until 9am. Make sure to swing by to say hi, enjoy some delicious caffeine and say THANKS for their support! 
    • HOT Breakfast served from 6:00am-8:00am. 
  • Plan to take off with the group between 7:30 (optional century rider start) and 8:15am
  • All cyclists must be on the course by 8:30am – NO EXCEPTIONS

SUNDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING:

  • Festivities at the finish line! 
    • Be sure to stick around after you ride to celebrate a great weekend AND Koreen & David’s huge accomplishment
  • Shrimp & Grits at the Beach!
    • It’s become tradition to have a Shrimp & Grits dinner at the beach Sunday night after the ride is done, thanks again to our wonderful SC Captain Josh.
    • Want to join us? RSVP to Sara@lefthandbrewing.com by Thursday night so we can ensure we have enough food. You’ll receive the house address after we get your RSVP. Please note this is an unofficial team meal, so small donations to the dinner fund are accepted and appreciated! 

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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