This is the question I keep asking myself. 'Will it actually happen?' What, you may wonder, am I talking about? The Fun Ride at the Viva Bike Vegas Ride coming up in less than 3 weeks on September 13. I keep checking the site, looking for the registration information and for the last 4 weeks or so it has said check back mid August. Well, we are now into late August and the form still is not there.
I even emailed the event coordinators and their response was the same - it will be there soon and they will even email me a copy of it when it is available. They said there was an issue with the start/finish line and as soon as the new arrangements were confirmed the form would be posted.
I really hope this does happen as we will have the full crew taking part. Every one of us - all 7, will be riding in the event. Because of this I think we will ride the 5 mile instead of the 10 mile route. This is something I really want to do - have all of us ride together! I hope they do get it all straightened out and we can do this ride.
A note posted on the site over the weekend indicates that the finish line for all the rides has been moved to the RTC building in downtown Las Vegas. The maps have not been updated to reflect this change as yet.
In order for us to all ride I have to get to work on putting some bikes together. Right now I have the first one about 90% done. The wheels are trued, the handlebars are adjusted and the brakes are working. The last piece to work on is the shifting. Right now it shifts through about half of the gears. Time, patience and adjustments are needed. As for the other bikes, unfortunately one is lacking usable sifters as the grip shifters are broken, completely. Another may have a bent derailieur. Its time to dig in and work on them.
Get on your bikes and ride.