2004 NBG Mayors' Ride Bursting at the Seams!

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by Cycle America, Apr 2, 2004.

  1. Our 3rd Annual National Mayors' Ride is set to kick off soon and the
    excitement continues to pour in. In fact, we just received the Chicago
    NBG Day proclamation from Bicycle Enthusiast Mayor Richard Daly's
    office. Here it is:
    http://www.BikeRoute.com/NationalMayorsRide2004/ChicagoProc2004.html !

    From antique HiWheel riders to World Record holding
    unicyclists to a Mayor riding one of our legs to an actress
    riding another to a musical entourage preparing towns for
    our arrival, etc, etc, we are filled to the brim with

    Many of our relay legs are covered by a lead rider but there
    are a few key legs that need coverage as per our 2004
    schedule: http://www.BikeRoute.com/NationalMayorsRide2004 .

    We need to get the Seattle to Portland leg covered. We were
    hoping that last year's superstar, Mighty Jim Muellner
    would take that route as he had intimated he might but we
    can't get him to commit. He may very well surprise us as
    last year, we never got a commitment out of him either. And
    even as he rode from Washington DC to San Francisco, we
    never knew from one NBG Day city to the next if he would
    continue. Hey but I guess if you're 68 and independently
    wealthy and accomplished all he has, there is no need to be
    on anyone else's schedule but your own.

    So if you want to make a little bit of history with us, and
    want to ride the 172 mile distance on your own route and
    covering all your own expenses in 3 days time (a weekend) to
    a reception in Portland, please apply at:

    As for the Tampa to Washington, DC leg, we have had a lot of
    interest in the free Rowbkes (http://www.bikeroute.com/Recu-
    mbents/News/Archives/000046.html) we are offering and may
    very well choose more than one applicant for this section
    but we still need conventional bikes to set out from Tampa
    where they are really turning on the afterburners as a new
    participant in this our 3rd annual event. As the Southeast
    send off point for the ride that then joins Northeast riders
    coming down from Boston, NYC, Philly and Baltimore in
    Washington DC on July 2, they have devoted staff from their
    Greenway division to our ride. And they are working with
    Tampa sponsor Power On Cycling to make for an even bigger
    splash. And as such Tampa Greenways will also be showing off
    some of the cutting edge trail work they are doing some of
    which can be found at their web:
    http://www.tampagov.net/dept_parks/trails .

    Toward the end of letting more of America see how much
    value Tampa places on its growing network of trails and
    paths they have already gotten a commitment from Mayor Pam
    Iorio to be at our celebration. As further testimony to the
    support they get from their local citizenry, the Tampa
    Greenways people are already asking us if there is any
    limit to the number of people who can be present for the
    ceremony. And before last week ended they were asking for
    the NBG logo so they could run it on the T-shirts they will
    be producing for all of this!

    Out on the east coast, besides the Tampa excitement, the
    Northeast Recumbent people plan to help make for a
    noteworthy New York City reception for George Reynolds who
    will be arriving from Boston on one his Reynolds Weld Lab
    speed machines. Toward that end, Johannas Grossbrink tells
    us that he will see what kind of excitement he can create
    with the Transportation Alternatives people as well as with
    the Metro Area Recumbent Society (MARS) and he may even get
    a worthy hand from his friend and long time recumbent
    activist, Shelly Mossey. This last fact bodes well because,
    as a former bike messenger and bike shop owner, Shelly is
    well connected in the Big Apple. Nor does it hurt that
    Johannas has created a loyal following of customers who he
    has sold and serviced only the best recumbents to over the
    last decade!

    In a bit of news from out here on the West Coast, in case
    you missed it, here are the legendary HiWheelers who will be
    joining Jack Martin of Gomber Bike Mounted Hydration to make
    for a much celebrated 37 mile run from Davis to Folsom:

    ios/Jacques_Gr aber.php http://www.nationalbicyclegreenway.-

    The above just scratches the surface of how much excitement
    we are so all consumed by! And since it bears repeating, do
    get a look at our schedule, I know all the color and
    pictures and sponsors will fully astound you:


    And anyone can ride any of the relay legs you see there.
    Apply at:


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