Tour d'Orange, Saturday, August 24, 2019 - Hillsborough, NC

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postcardCycle the rural country–side and farms of Orange, Chatham and Alamance Counties.

People love the area, it is beautiful and full of rolling hills.

Benefits the National Foundation for Transplants and the MS Society of the Greater Carolinas.

Location is approximately 7.75 miles from I-40 via exit 261.

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Many of you know someone with MS or have MS, but do you know someone who needs an organ transplant. Several years ago, I saw a news clip on a family raising money through a bake sale to fund their dad's heart trantsplant. Glen is the dad and still does not have the money for a heart transplant. He needs to raise $30,000 and anti-rejection medicine costs about $20,000/year. His wife and daughter have helped out with Tour d Orange and value your support! If you donate $50 directly to his account via credit card or check and send a receipt to 7sylvia41@gmail.com, you can ride for free. You can also use it as a tax write-off. Or send me a check made out to the National Foundation for Tranplants. link to transplants webpage




Registration is on www.active.com.

qr code Rain or shine. No refunds. Good causes.


Rest Stops, SAG Support and Bike Mechanics

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At the start at the Visitors Center there are a few flush toilets. Or shortly after the start flush toilets at Gold Park, a park on the left side of the road after you go through the railroad trestle heading out of town (just after the start).

First rest stop is at mile 16 for 28, 35 and century, 10 miles for 60 mile route in Efland at the yellow house next to Efland United Methodist Church. Next rest stop is at mile 28 for all, which is the Visitors Center revisited, you can drop off clothing and reclaim it when you are finished. (Or drop it off at the first rest stop, where we will have zip lock bags and a sharpie to label it, and it will be transported back to the Visitors Center where you can claim it.)

The Saxapahaw Rest Stop will be at the Hawbridge School just off of Bethlehem Church Rd. on Sissipahaw Way (paved). This is the rest stop for the two longer rides and is next to Saxapahaws General Store with indoor facilities and a coffee shop just up the road with a balcony overlooking the Haw River. The General Store is a good place to stop for lunch! Great cookies here too. Lots of cold drinks to choose from inside the store. Both are favorite places to stop on Tarwheel bike rides.


Volunteer

Email me if you want to VOLUNTEER to earn fundraising dollars for New Bern’s MS Bike Ride, 7sylvia41@gmail.com.

Or sign up on signupgenius.com, enter Tour de Orange or kyrk@rocketmail.com

Rest stops ($150 MS credit)

Parking help from 6:00-8:00 am ($50 MS credit)

Load Van, Friday, August 23, 6 -8 pm ($150 MS credit) one peron there are two already

SAG drivers ($200 MS credit) need two people 8:30 am - noon

SAG driver ($200 MS credit) from noon to 4 pm

SAG support must be able to transport bikes and people, bring a bike pump

Rest Stops

Volunteers pick up gear either Thursday, August 22 from 6 pm - 8 pm or Friday, August 23 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Upcoming Events

Great weather for Bikefest! Saturday, June 20, 2020! Date changed from August. One of the best bike rides in the area, with up to 850 riders! (Bikefest is its own trademark and does not share identity with Tour d'Orange, 98% of the roads used are different.) Carolina Tarwheels.org. https://www.bikereg.com/bikefest


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