Riders that have confirmed they are going: Lizzy, Donovan, Tyler, Ben, Keenan, Nathan, Emily, Daniel, Jade, Connor, Logan B., Marcos, David, Sam, Mose, Skywalker
Riders we STILL don’t know about: Sabina, Newgan – If we don’t hear from you PROMPTLY! you will not go!
Adults that have confirmed: Daniela, Ignacio (& Damiano in tow), Mike Geddes, Mark Franklin, Nippy, Lauren & Jim Stites
Total people going: 26!
Vehicles we need to go (and # of people they hold): The van (12), Franklins (8), Geddes (4), Stites (4), Nippy (2)
Number of bicycles we need to get there: 25
Van (12), Franklins (4), Geddes (2-3?), Stites (2), Nippy (4)
Anticipated Time of Departure: The van would like to leave by 1:30 on Friday at the latest. Hopefully Jim Stites and Nippy will want to caravan at that time. The Franklins will be leaving late Friday evening after Nathan’s graduation and taking the following people: Mark, Nathan, Emily, Daniel, Donovan & Lizzy. It is our understanding that Mose, Sam and Jade do not get out of school until 4pm (ish) and I would like to suggest that those 3 riders go with Mike leaving as early as possible after that.
***This means that all those not listed above should plan on being at the clubhouse to help pack up by no later than 12pm on Friday***
Where are we going? We must drive up to Springerville, AZ which is east of Show Low up in the White Mountains. The drive takes around 5 hours with stops. We will be camping at a primitive, remote RV park alongside the highway (ha ha) in Springerville. This will not be the highlight of the weekend. On Saturday morning, all cars will be parked in a designated lot down the street as we all set off on our 3 day bike tour. A GABA moving truck will carry all of our stuff, along with everyone else’s.
What we need from you:
- A rider waiver form that can be found here. (I will have a few printed ones at practice on Wed)
- $35 from each youth rider to cover costs of food for entire weekend
- Your attention to detail in the gear list when packing your 1 duffel bag for the weekend
- Tents, sleeping bags and mats if you have them, bring them!
- Healthy snacks to share for the car ride
What’s for dinner (and breakfast)?! We will take care of supplies for dinner and breakfast for those camping in Springerville on Friday night and Saturday morning before GABA takes over and feeds/fuels us very well for the rest of the weekend.
Here is more great info from GABA. Please let me know if you have further questions.