Cycling Savvy, A safety program of the American Bicycle Education Association May 22nd Charlotte, NC
This was a great and at times eye-opening cycling safety class that is being taught nation wide. It is a combination of on line and riding events over a 9 hour period. the focus is on urban cycling and it can give you the confidence to navigate your own city on two or three wheels. Constantly emphasizing safety and awareness it was a lot of fun and I recommend it to anyone who may be hesitant to cycle in an urban environment.
This is one of the events we have attended for years. We meet a load of supporters and have the added advantage of one of the most beautiful parts of the country. It is a 2 day event but we have added a bit extra to make it exciting. Pre-event we added a 20+ mile ride down from the Foothills Parkway and invite anyone to join us. We capped the event with a ride in Cade's Cove without traffic is the highlight but you better get there early to get a parking spot. This should be on every trikers bucket list of rides to do.
Fun ride to help out a pet rescue near Ft Bragg, NC. Met a
new couple of riders Dawn and Chris and had a great time
in the sandhills.
A Great time here. This is part of the Colleton Rice Festival. It is possibly the flattest ride you will find anywhere. 6 HTW riders showed up and Paul and I represented the tail end of the 62 mile route along with an upright couple who stayed with us until the end.
Great ride with a few minor surprises. Detours and closures but nothing we could not get past. Greenways mostly up to 1st Ward Park. Rail Line back to the South. Looks like this will be an annual event.
Walterboro was a great time. We renewed a few acquaintances and made a few new ones. We lined up together but that did not last long. I rode the 62 mile route and most did the 33. All was well until I got lost not once but twice. The first time I get easily back on course but the second I just wondered around in the flatlands of SC. Finally got back on track but did turn the ride into a 64 mile ride. Here we are at the starting line ready to roll.
It was a cold dark....... no wait that is another story. But Friday started out just like that but add rain and more rain. Most of the community ride was rained out but a few of us did make it to 1st Ward School for Performing Arts in Charlotte. All of the cold and misery of the day was gone when we saw the kids lined up to greet us. It was once again such a heartwarming site to see and meet all of these kids. No matter how cold we had been this was worth it. The program they put on was great and the teachers and staff were so welcoming. We ended the day with a short ride to the main campus of CPCC where we had lunch and called it a day, a very wet and cold day.
Saturday was still cloudy but not raining and although the weather scare off quite a few we still had 70 or so riders. The new routes had just been finished and although two of my favorite places were gone because of flooding and or washed out bridges everyone commented on the quality of the routes. KPMG came out strong with a 10 rider team and Cadwallader joined us with 6 riders. The routes were fairly evenly split as far as riders go and everyone had great things to say about the day despite the weather. Two Chicks and a Truck provided the catering this year and it was excellent, thanks to you two gals for the great food. Our sponsor this year was Unilever Corporation and we would like to thank them for everything. Lastly but not least Honor the Warriors would like to thank all of the riders who came out to support the event.
Swamp Rabbit Trail 2018, Greenville SC.
June 23, 2018 by honorthewarriors
We will once again ride this great trail. It is an old rail bed so the elevation is minimal. Lunch was at the Swamp Rabbit Cafe and it was great. Thanks to Leah at Pedal Chic for all of the advanced co-ordination. The Travelers Rest FD greeted us as we came into town with Old Glory waving proudly. Great ride and even better people.
Cabarras Brewery Fund Raiser June 3, 2018 By honorthewarriors
329 McGill Ave NW - Concord
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cabarras Brewery Take-over / Fundraiser for HTW and Camp 4 Heroes - We had all day at the brewery. Friends and supporters from all over came and had the best food I have ever had at an event this size. During the day 4 different bands played live music, thanks to the Undercover Owls, Maggie Eldridge, the Mint Hillbillies and a special thanks to John T Woodall. Looks like we need to do this again next year so keep an eye out here for tickets and we will keep you informed. Don't forget to join us in October for our 9th Annual HTW Bike Event.