With all these folks coming to the Handbuilt Whoop-de-Doo, we figured we'd host a group ride before the show. There will be two courses: an 18 mile there-and-back with Bruce Gordon, and a longer (roughly 27 mi) loop with Sean Walling of Soulcraft. Both groups will ride as a big gang for the first 9 miles, then the Bruce group will head back. This will all be on old country roads, so bring a road, cross, or touring bike.
Both groups will leave from Bruce Gordon Cycles
at 409 Petaluma Blvd South
We will leave at 8:00 am sharp.
In related Big Stinkin' news, both the rescheduled Annadel XC race and the Giro Bello (Steven Cozza's fundraiser ride) are happening on the 25th, the day before our big event. They're both raising money for excellent causes, so support them if you can.
I'm also very happy to let you know that BORN + RAISED will be serving good food at the Big Stinkin' Handbuilt show. Because I (Nick) am one half of B+R, I'll try not to oversell it. Just know that I'm very excited to be putting together an event at which both of the things I do can coexist in the same place and time.
In the next entry, you will find out what has been brewing in the workshop over the last week.
Until then, keep the shiny side up and the rubber side down.