This sign says it all!
|The food and beverages must be unloaded from the trailer so the tables can be set up.|
|Everyone is working hard because the first riders are due by 8:30 / 9:00 AM|
The pickles are moved to smaller bowls. There was a request from a lot of the riders for pickle juice. Seems that the juice boost their electro-lytes.
That's me helping with the set up of the bike racks. The riders hook their handle bars over the pipe and the bikes stay upright.
It's 8:45 and the first riders arrive. The last rider, an 80 year old man came in at approx. 1:15.
|All the volunteers are in place and ready.|
For those of you not from Massachusetts, this is Mass. Senator John Kerry. Yes he was pedaling in the challenge.
|The crowd began to grow|
|And grow some more for a total of over 5000 riders|
And boy were they hungry.
|The lines traveled the length of the tent and there were riders everywhere you looked.|
|Some were sporting neat helmet decorations.|