Annual Backpack Ride - Friday September 7th

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Fozzy
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Annual Backpack Ride - Friday September 7th

Post by Fozzy » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:37 pm

Hi all
Tripleshot will be holding its annual Backpack Ride on Friday, September 7th.

We have bought the ride forward to better assist the Mustard Seed in leaner times, so if you're new to the club, here's the drill:

Show up for the Friday September 7th ride wearing a backpack containing non-perishable food for the Mustard Seed food bank. We will have a vehicle on hand to collect all the food and deliver it to the Mustard Seed. The vehicle will be present at both the start and finish, though all you lovely people shall, of course, do the full ride wearing the heavy backpack especially if you want a decent workout.

Note that cheques made out to the Mustard Seed Street Church will also be accepted, but we cannot accept cash. You may also donate to the Mustard Seed through their website...if you do it this way, let me know, so that we keep rough track of the club's effort.

For a list of items that the Mustard Seed especially likes to receive see http://mustardseed.ca/donations

For the second year, we have challenged our friends in the Victoria Wheelers to see if they can match or even exceed the generosity of Tripleshot. They will be holding their backpack ride the following morning, September 8th , during the OBB Saturday Ride. Tripleshot members who are unable to make our Friday ride are welcome to show up to the OBB ride instead, and vice versa.

In one recent year Tripleshot pulled in 800lbs of donations...we'll need all hands on deck to beat that and the Wheelers...let's try!

Cheers
Neil

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Re: Annual Backpack Ride - Friday September 7th

Post by mfarnham » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:30 am

Note that we'll meet at Cook Street Moka House for the post-backpack-ride coffee, as our usual coffee location is closed this week.

Best,
Martin

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Re: Annual Backpack Ride - Friday September 7th

Post by Andrew » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:06 pm

Can we meet at Starbucks instead? Moka isn’t that rider friendly.

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Re: Annual Backpack Ride - Friday September 7th

Post by mfarnham » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:55 pm

Paul Christopher was going to warn the manager at Moka that we were coming. Given that, I think we should stick to plan. If they're unfriendly, we can move across the road.

Martin

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Re: Annual Backpack Ride - Friday September 7th

Post by Paul Chris » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:53 pm

They are happy we are coming...and we can even turn the heaters on.

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Re: Annual Backpack Ride - Friday September 7th

Post by mfarnham » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:43 am

Cook St. Moka was very helpful this morning, gave us a discount, and kept turning the heater on for us.

Hats off to all who participated, and especially to Heather and Dave Ranson for managing the pickup and delivery of goods. They've reported that we brought in 1139lbs of food, shattering our old record of 800lbs! Dave Dallin might have had the record for weight carried on the ride at 22Kg. More importantly, he gave me a sweet leadout in the final sprint.

Victoria Wheelers, consider the gauntlet thrown! ;)

No word on financial contributions yet, and the online donation site remains open: https://mustardseed.ca/donate-to-the-mustard-seed/

Be sure to select "General Donation" and "Tripleshot Cycling Fundraiser" if you are making an online contribution. I'll follow up with an update on financial contributions in a couple days.

Have fun at the various events this weekend (Whistler Fondo, Ambriss Clermont Ride for Hospice, Topaz Park COTR...).

Cheers!
Martin

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Re: Annual Backpack Ride - Friday September 7th

Post by Rolf » Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:43 pm

Ride gallery is up here. For gallery password, read the latest Rivet.

Please upload any shots you got yesterday morning (especially of that incredible double rainbow!)

A video of our TSCX backpack ride is embedded in the TS Photos gallery linked above, or here's a direct link to just the video.
Check out Tripleshot Cycling Photos.
See your latest Rivet newsletter for viewing password. Total photos and videos uploaded: 1649

Fozzy
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Re: Annual Backpack Ride - Friday September 7th

Post by Fozzy » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:13 pm

Great video Rolf!!

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Re: Annual Backpack Ride - Friday September 7th

Post by mfarnham » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:01 pm

Just an update that Tripleshot financial donations to the Mustard Seed (online plus cheques) during our Backpack Ride fundraiser were $1665.

:D :D :D

Heather said that when our canned goods were brought in last Friday she was told "This stuff will be delivered to families today." So, obviously the need is there and will be year round. If people still want to give, see the link above.

Great job team!

Martin

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