The first ever SSC Wish Ride!
So here's how it happened:
Terry mentioned that we should go ride Hwy One before it reopens and it became the perfect opportunity to launch the SSC Wish Ride program. What is an SSC Wish Ride? Very simply any ride that an SSC member wished they could do! It doesn't have to be grand, or crazy... maybe you just wish you could go for a big group ride that didn't blow people's socks off, or you wish you want to grant a wish to your friend for their birthday. How about a super chill Friday Night Lights Ride? Big or small, SSC wants to make it happen! So Terry... this is your wish, and SSC is going to make it happen.
I asked Terry how he imagine this ride would go and he put together this suggested schedule:
8:30am – Arrive at Shamel Park
9:00am – Rolling out
Mile 34 - Stop at Gorda General Store to grab something to drink
Maybe stopping at various lookout points for pics and video pending the views they offer.
Mile 54 - Stop again at Gorda General Store to grab whatever else I might want or grab
something at Whale Watchers Café (depending on how I feel)
2-3:00pm – Back at Shamel Park - change clothes
3:30pm – head over to Main Street Grill to eat
4:30pm – grab some Olallieberry pie at Linns Restaurant
Home by 7:30
Terry also said he would probably get a hotel the night before and eat out Friday night. And SSC is assuming others will want to do the same. It is expected that participants will communicate about finding shared housing or their own hotel or whatever. I think it helps if we share our plans in the comment section of the Strava event posted in the SSC Strava group.
About the ride itself, there will likely be different paced groups, and since this is Terry's dream ride, and since Terry is a strong rider, we will likely break up into sub groups along the way. Consider this ride a self supported ride. SSC may provide a SAG vehicle if a volunteer can be found. The SSC Wish idea is not intended to make money but wants to make fun rides fun!
Contact Bryan Patterson, Vice President if you have questions, ideas, or just want to chat!