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Bicycle Toy and Hobby, High Point NC Tour To Tanglewood for MS Free Bike Training Ride Inline Skate: September 12, 2009

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2009.09.12 8:30 am
US/Eastern
Part of a series of excellent free skrides (bike rides where skilled inline skaters are welcome) put on by the NC Central Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The rides are well-supported, marked, and free to all, including those who may not end up participating in the annual Tour to Tanglewood for MS (but you will love the training rides so much you'll be more likely to do the tour after trying most training rides). These rides are for beginners who've trained a little and everyone else on up to experts. SAG and rest stop and bike support team are great. These rides are often better than paid rides elsewhere. Give the tour a try! Sign-In starts at 7:30 a.m. and safety talk about 8:20 a.m. so be ready to roll even though official start is supposed to not be before 8:30 a.m. It's always good to catch a rest room on the way to the hosting shop instead of waiting on the longer lines for relief there. Bicycle Toy and Hobby always puts on a good ride and there's a nice tough loop for you often on a warm day. This year it may be cooler than usual as it is a bit later in they year. Getting out of town is usually no real problem with only moderate skills needed at lights. Police support is great but sometimes forgets the back of the group in chasing the front of it, but that's hard to manage. It's a good fun time with some climbing and a chance to say you've been to Horneytown and actually took some refreshment there twice in one day. One of my favorite rest stops is the other one at the loop of the lasso at a church where there's a shaded picnic shelter that feels like heaven on a hot day. They never skimp on supplies and there's never a rush at this ride, as Bicycle Toy and Hobby seem to know how important this is for tour riders and how important the tour is for people with MS. Some shops don't really seem to feel they offering a service, but more that they are getting some advertising and some store traffic. Bicycle Toy and Hobby seems to know they benefit, but this is one day they do for others who are fundraising for still others who are helping those with Multiple Sclerosis. Sir Pizza is next door and I always try to have a Pepperoni pizza after this ride. They grind the pepperoni rather than slicing it, and it is greasy joy incarnate! Yum!

Location

Bicycle Toy and Hobby Sales
2000 N Main Street bicycletoyandhobby.com
High Point, North Carolina
United States
Phone: (336) 887-1933
35° 58' 53.2236" N, 80° 1' 18.5016" W
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