The popular consensus was to have a catered dinner Saturday night. A local restaurant has approached me about doing a BBQ with sides and desserts. I will post the menu and the price ASAP
Permits are done and approved for 2018!
We will spend the summer exploring the north side for another loop ---if we can put it together on DNR land then we will offer a 75 this year. We will need a minimum of 5 entries. Meanwhile, xc skiing is GREAT!!
RTL! turned out as wonderful as I had imagined it could be! The weather threatened to be cold but turned out just perfect on ride day. We had a nice turn-out of riders and a fantastic turn-out of volunteers! I am so thrilled to share one of my favorite places on the planet with all my distance riding junkie friends :) There are some pictures posted on the new 2017 page -- most are David Honan's images but I stole a few off facebook too.... I am already planning next year and have some ideas to make it even better than 2017. I would appreciate constructive comments -- send them to me on Facebook in a PM or pop me an email. What would you like to see changed? What is on the MUST DO again list? What did you particularly like? Feedback will be considered seriously and if possible suggestions will be incorporated in the 2018 ride. September 29th RIDE THE LOUP! 2018
I would like to acknowledge people who donated items to the ride:
Becky Snyder --box of apples in vet check and Jr BC award
Tiffany Buob -- brush set for 1st junior and 2 halters for the "bridesmaid" 11th place
Aemi Miller -- handmade soap for the last five finishers
Sue Summers -- personalizing the Sr BC awards
EDRA- troughs and equipment and ambulance trailer
It has taken me two days to unload my horse trailers, trucks and LQ -- now I have lots of paperwork to do for the permitting agencies (USFS, DNR, ski bowl). The results were sent in to EDRA yesterday ... now to get the books done and pay up the bills ....oh yea ...my permit applications for 2018 are due by the end of this month.....
Kathleen Ferguson , Ride Manager