On behalf of the whole NCC and HAC crews, we thank all of the riders and volunteers for their amazing efforts on Sunday.
I’m extremely thankful that no one was seriously injured or made dead. While everyone has been throwing around fun adjectives like the “E” word, awesome, Awesome, Biblical, colossal, and incredible, it was also, in all honesty, really really dumb, insane, and idiotic. But you mix all those in a blender and ultimately something like glory comes out the other end.
The whole day was saved by the volunteers, really. We hadn’t planned to have the store open for returning riders. It was Jeff’s merciful decision to come back and set up triage that really kept a lot of bad things from happening. Many of the riders who turned back in the storm went back out in their cars to pick up the cold and stranded. The checkpoint people took up the task of scooping up riders and backtracking the course. We couldn’t have done with without them.
Huge thanks to all of our sponsors and contributors: Bontrager, Salsa, Surly, QBP, Twin Six.
Biggest thanks to our partners Half Acre Cycling and all their wonderful volunteers.
We were also proud to donate the proceeds to Blood:Water Mission today.
Stay tuned for more reports soon.