This years bottle ride is cancelled due to conditions and safety.
With the recent rain, it became apparent this afternoon while marking the course that conditions would only worsen tonight, making le grand bleu more treacherous than it is already- even dry it is bare knuckle boxing. I would rather see my friends safe and with all of their teeth.
We also had some concerns about the impact it would have had on the wet soil- 40+ riders would have left more than a mark. And since I regularly ridicule trail trashers, it is only appropriate I take my own medicine and stay off the wet trails.
We hope you understand.
We are working on another date for the ride- Details forthcoming.
Thank you for all of your interest and support- It means so much to hear that people enjoy the ride, that they may have actually trained for the ride...and most importantly seeing everyone at the ride mingling and socializing- this is the heart of the ride: bringing people together. When I first thought of the bottle ride it was about who was the quickest on that day, but after the first one it became clear that the real purpose of the bottle ride is bringing the people together.
Thank you again.