No great feat is ever accomplished without teamwork. Today's 12th edition of the LA River Ride proved exactly that. A comprehensive network of friends, partners, members, volunteers and overall like-minded people gathered to orchestrate today's grand scale event that captured over 1,500 cyclists. The day began with an overcast that was perfectly suitable for a 100, 70, 50, 36 or 15-mile bike ride.
Team Bike SGV arrived on scene at Maywood River Front Park and set up to accomodate well over 800 cyclists. The air was finely perfumed with freshly cut oranges as the century riders stopped by for an ice cold selection of Zico Coconut/Mango water and Zenify relaxation drinks. Shortly after the 70, 50 and 36 milers made there way in to relax, stretch, refuel and hydrate. After catching some shade and getting their fill of delectable pub style crackers, Cliff Crunch bars and bananas the riders headed off to meet their noodle legs along the Los Angeles River.
By mid-day, the sun crept it's way through the clouds to add further color to our day. The music maintained a groovy tone while our mechanic kept himself busy tuning chains, brakes, gears, wheels and more. But it was truly old friends, familiar faces, new acquaintances and friendly encounters that turned out to be the highlight of our day.
We received countless "thank you's" through out the day for our volunteer efforts, but it's us, Bike SGV that thank YOU, the cyclist. It is because of you that we exist and the reason that drives our passion for improving our communities. Thank you all for making our day!
A BIG SPECIAL THANKS goes out to our very supportive Bike SGV team of volunteers. Your dedicated efforts propels our organization forward as we strive to be the change we want to see in our communities. We appreciate you greatly! Kudos to solid TEAMWORK!
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