Everyone is invited to participate in the 2018 Swedish Days Worker's ride. This well received event is a FVBSC tradition and has been awesomely hosted by Chris Thornton for many years. This year we’ll be giving Chris a respite to enjoy the ride experience.
The worker's ride provides an opportunity for those working the Swedish Days event to experience the route first hand. It also allows us to check some of the roads for any last minute issues. The ride is held a week prior to the actual event; this year on Saturday, June 16th.
Although termed the “Worker's Ride,” all club members as well as our extended "Friends of the FVBSC," who
have offered to volunteer are welcome. If you have already volunteered to support the actual event on Sunday June 24th, then this ride is your chance to experience the route with almost the same level of rest stop and SAG support as the day of the ride. Of course if you have not yet volunteered, then your participation is our way of some gentle arm twisting to do so. No club member will be turned away.
SAG and rest-stop support will be available initially at the start location, which this year will be at the Howard B. Thomas Grade School on Plato Rd. (behind the High School - Enter at the west enterance), and then later at the Hampshire High School rest stop. We'll have a selection of fresh fruit, breads, trail mix, energy drink mix and water.
Two start times are offered. Your choice depends on the pace and distance that interests you.
- 7:00 AM; fast-paced 25-mile loop (Pace 15mph. plus)
- 9:00 AM; 27 or 44 mile route north of the school (self paced)
Those who start at 7 AM will be back with enough time to ride the 44 mi route, starting at 9 AM. Therefore depending on the start time one can take advantage of the following mileage options.
- 25mi at 7 AM with no rest breaks.
- 27m at 9 AM with one rest break at Hampshire High School.
- 44mi at 9 AM with the option of up to two rest breaks at Hampshire High School.
- 69mi (25mi at 7 AM and 44 mi at 9 AM) with a rest breaks at Middle School and at the Hampshire High School.
Ride With GPS routes:
25 Mile - Fast Paced Loop
27 Mile Route
44 Mile Route
The Central School complex is located at the top of Plato Road. Look for the old telecommunications tower as you drive north on SR 47 from the 4-way stop at Burlington Rd. Please arrive at least fifteen minutes prior to ride time.
Should you have any questions you are welcome to give me a call. I am hoping for good weather and another great turn out.
Wally Moran - 2018 Swedish Days Worker’s Ride Leader