Team California – Ride Weekend Details

SaraRide Weekend Details, Team CA

Hard to believe, but ride weekend is upon us! Here’s all the info you’ll need to make the most of the event weekend:

Team Fundraising Update: 

  • We’ve raised $36,373 and are currently the number 1 fundraising team! Great job!!
  • FAQ:
    • What if I don’t meet the $350 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. No need to stop there, though – you have until July 31st, 2018 to be eligible for prizes and to turn in any donations.
    • My fundraising total in my Participant Center doesn’t match what I know I turned in.
      • It may take up to four weeks to process donations during peak event times.

MS Packet Pick Ups:

Your Bike MS packet contains many important items including your bib number, event details and sponsor giveaways. You must have your minimum fundraising commitment of $350 turned in and a completed waiver on file in order to pick up your packet.

  • Saturday, June 2nd – 4-8pm – Packet Pick-Up Party
    • Brookside Golf & Country Club (next to the Rose Bowl)
      • 1133 Rosemont Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103
    • Join the MS Staff, fellow teammates and Bike MS participants to kickoff the Los Angeles Ride!
    • Music, food and drinks will be provided

Please note: Packets will be available for pickup the morning of the ride, but keep in mind that there’s a lot going on, so please plan ahead and pick it up early if possible.

Bike Corral:

Want to leave your bike locked up and secured at the Rose Bowl overnight? The Bike Corral at the event site will be open for drop offs from 4-8pm Saturday, June 2nd.

Team Left Hand Jersey Pick Ups: 

  • Saturday, June 2nd – 4-8pm – Packet Pick-Up Party
    • Brookside Golf & Country Club (next to the Rose Bowl)
      • 1133 Rosemont Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103
    • Pick up your awesome TLH jersey along with goodies from our sponsors like Justins and Nuun. Also a great opportunity to bond with your teammates and get excited about the weekend!
  • Sunday, June 3rd – Rose Bowl / Starting Line (Pasadena) – 6:00am
    • Can’t make it Saturday? No problem! Sara will be set up near the starting line with the remaining jerseys. Just look for the sea of TLH jerseys
    • Having trouble finding Sara? Just call (720) 849-9478

Ride Day Schedule: 

  • 6:00 a.m. – Site Opens (Light Breakfast, Bike Tech Services, etc.)
  • 7:00 a.m. – Century riders take off (silent start – too early for amplified sound)
  • 7:15 a.m. – ALL 100 miles riders must depart
  • 8:00 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies
  • 8:15 a.m. – 30 + 55 mile Riders Depart
  • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Lunch Open
  • 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Expo, Shower Truck, Dinner, and LEFT HAND BEER GARDEN OPEN!
  • 4:00 p.m. – Jersey Fashion Show
  • 6:00 p.m. – Route Closes
  • 7 p.m. – Festival Area Closes

Saturday Team Village: 

  • Team Tent – LUAU Theme!!!
    • Our amazing volunteers & sponsors have worked hard to make our Team Tent amazing right from the start! After you finish riding, plan to our our and enjoy… A luau!
      • Keg Footbaths!
      • Cold Left Hand Beer!
      • Private Team Masseuse!
      • Good times and laughs with our Team!
    • Don’t forget to bring your Hawaiian shirt + grass skirt!
  • Meals: 
    • Provided on site from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Snacks galore from our amazing sponsors!
  • Beer!
    • All riders receive 3 pints (except TLH… we don’t count for you *shhhh*)
    • We’ll have 4 brews from Left Hand, including our Team Left Hand Bike MS Awareness Beer, Wheels Gose ‘Round! 
  • Massages!
    • Give it up for our private Team masseuse, Sergio!
    • Sign up for a spot with our massage volunteer when you return to the Team Tent
      • $20 for 20 minutes + tip
      • All proceeds go to YOU, our Team riders!
      • Please remember that Sergio is donating his time & skills and TIP GENEROUSLY!
  •  Team Photo
    • 4:15pm at our  Team Tent – be there with your Tropical garb on and a beer in hand!

What to Wear/Bring: 

  • Helmet – REQUIRED!
  • Jersey
  • Shorts (with padding!)
  • Gloves
  • Shoes and socks 
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Change of clothes
  • Shower stuff (yes – there will be a shower truck on site!)
  • Cash (to tip our amazing masseuse!)
  • A great attitude! 

Route Maps: 

  • How far will you ride to #crushMS? Check out all the route options HERE!

Ride day forecast: 

  • The weekend forecast:
    • Sunny and HOT!
    • Sunday – high of 90, low of 64
    • Winds SSW at at 5-10mph
  • Please come prepared to beat the heat!

Social Media: 

  • We’d love to see your photos  from the weekend! Make sure to tag Left Hand Brewing & Team Left Hand on Facebook & Twitter and use these hashtags:
    •  #crushMS
    • #TeamLeftHand
    • #BikeMS
  • Use the same hashtags when posting on Instagram!

Team Awards!: 

  • And here they are.. keep these 2018 TEAM AWARDS in mind throughout the weekend…
    • Best Looking in Spandex– self explanatory
    • Foot Bath Hog– self explanatory
    • Shut Up Legs – our brother or sister who suffers the most but guts it out nonetheless.
    • Most Inspirational Rider
    • BEST SELFIE!! 
      • We’re really excited about this one… use the #crushMS AND #TeamLeftHand hashtags and post your best selfies to Instagram! We’ll choose the winner at our year end party!
    • Rookie of the Year – our rookie rider who shows all the veterans whats up!
    • Volunteer of the Year – that tireless volunteer that does the most to make your weekend fun and smooth!


  • Thanks so much for offering your time! We couldn’t do it without you!
  • Know someone who wants to sign up to volunteer? It’s not too late! Sign up HERE or email
  • Call Sara Barfoot at 720-849-9478 with any questions or issues
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