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RideSouth in May!

May 2012 is packed with events that you are sure to be interested in! Here are just a few for your calendars:

Saturday, May 5; Rise and Shine Bread Ride from the shop @ 7:30 AM

Thursday, May 10; Bicycle Friendly Urban Design Presentation by Dr. Evandro Santos at RideSouth @ 6:00 PM

Saturday, May 12; Ridgeland Century Ride at Old Trace Park @ 7:30 AM

Saturday, May 19; Ride of Love for Camp Smile-A-Mile in Alabama (go Doug!) Also Bread Ride at RideSouth @ 7:30 AM

Saturday, May 26; Rise & Shine Bread Ride @ 7:30 AM

Monday, May 28; Trike Tribute @ 9:00 AM from the RideSouth shop. A special Memorial Day tribute ride on local bike trails, including BBQ and Ping Pong!

Here are a few notes about some of the events.

Please invite everyone who is interested in making our community more bicycle friendly to the presentation on the 10th. Dr. Santos is a passionate speaker with tons of information that will improve our community. This is a great opportunity to network and learn!

We are dedicating the Ridgeland Century to our friend Gale Lovelace who recently passed away. In spite of difficulties brought on by diabetes, Gale maintained a wonderful disposition and beautiful smile right up to the end. Her husband, Jim Lovelace will be here from Slidell riding his Bacchetta Bee and we will be riding with him! http://obits.nola.com/obituaries/nola/obituary.aspx?n=gale-t-lovelace&pid=156839561&fhid=14935

We will also be cheering for Doug Morgan and his Ride of Love this year. We hope you will too. You may leave donations to Camp SAM here in the shop. We know Doug and all the kids at Camp SAM will appreciate it!

Ending an eventful month will be our first annual Trike Tribute on Memorial Day. A long line of trikes (and bikes) will leave the shop around 9:00 AM on Monday, with decorations and flags waving! We will make a slow tour of the bike trails in Ridgeland to return to the shop at noon for some excellent Natchez BBQ. Top off the day with some spirited ping pong!! We hope to grow this event in the future, so be in on this inaugural Trike Tribute at RideSouth!

Our shop manager, Andrez Aguilar (Drez), will be leaving us to continue his education in Texas. Drez is a Navy vet and we are happy, as taxpayers, to help him learn more about geology and geography so he can help to make the world a better place. We wish him good luck in pursuing his masters degree, but will miss him in the shop! The Trike Tribute will have a dual purpose as a send-off for Drez & Brandi. We hope all of you can make it. Please RSVP by May 26 so we can have enough food and drink!

If you have questions about these or other events, please call the shop or come by and see us, and remember the Way to Ride . . . RideSouth!