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Birthday Challenge week is here!

BentLovers & Friends

We forget how many years we have had a Birthday Challenge Ride, but each year it gets bigger and better! Lee McCall, chairman of the Longleaf Trace Birthday Challenge Committee allows us to celebrate their all day event with a mass start at Prentiss, MS on this Saturday, November 6 at 9:00 AM! You need to be at the Prentiss Trailhead by 8:30 AM to find a parking place, register, and prepare yourself and your bike! The weather will be invigorating, so wear some layers to shed as the ride progresses. Remember, the personal challenge is to ride your age in kilometers or miles. The trail is marked for you. Just do the best you can. Everyone can enter!!!

We went down to preview the trail yesterday and everything looks great! Herlon Pierce is doing a great job as trail manager! Heath Sumrall plans to have a preview of his reopening of the Sumrall Station, so be sure to check it out! (Remember the Ice Cream Ride we had many years ago?!) We are not sure about the fuel supplies at the rest stops, so be sure to have a stash on board to get you back. Lee says we will have BBQ sandwiches until 3:30 PM at Prentiss. Thank you Lee! We know how important it is to refuel immediately after a long ride! The venders will charge a nominal fee. Be sure to thank them for staying for you!!

Here are a few reminders about the ride. Please start with the group! We will get a group photo at 8:55 AM, right after some announcements! Please stay on the right side of the trail unless you are passing. Pay attention for riders coming up on your left. Riders passing, please announce yourself before you pass! Wear your helmet! No one is allowed without a helmet! Return before 3:30 for the door prize drawings. Have a safe ride and a great day!

We are closing the shop for the day on Saturday. If you are here from out of town and need something, let us know and we will open Sunday for you. Remember the Ride South Workshop Clinic on Thursday, November 4 at the shop from 6-7:30! We will be discussing How to Ride Faster and How to Ride Further. John Schlitter (Bacchetta) and Troy Timmonds will be on hand, hopefully to pass along a few pearls of wisdom! Sign up for our Pre-Ride Party we are having on Friday, as well. We will have roast pork, pasta, anti-pasta, fruits, veggies and ping pong! We might even have some other entertainment! If you musicians have your instruments tuned, come share with us!! We will go from 6-9 PM!

We hope you will participate in one of the biggest events we have ever had! We would like to see all of our customers and friends show up! Wear your Ride South shirts and show everyone that Ride South is the Way to Ride!!

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