Thank You P2P Riders & Sponsors!
Kudos and gratitude to participants of the second annual Passport2Pain. Cyclists who pledged and rode the scenic yet punishing roads of Vashon Island helped raised much needed funds for the rowing club. Over 100 riders, young and mature, women and men, and one Knight in Shining Armor peddled to 18 strategically located checkpoints where Passports were stamped, snacks were gobbled and encouragement ensued as the riders took off to conquer the next hill. Participants were cheered and greeted by family and friends and offered a free bike wash from junior rowers at the finish. The triumphant peddlers enjoyed a home cooked barbecue feast, massage therapy and stretch coaching at Jensen Point afterwards.
VIRC would especially like to thank these Passport checkpoint sponsors: Andrew Will Winery Bob Stewart Construction Chad Magnuson Family Medicine Core Centric Training Georgetown Brewing Company Goforth Gill Architects Janetty Hair Cutting Jeff Hoyt’s Greater Radio Old Town Bicycle OS Winery Otis Kenyon Wine Pacific Research Laboratories Palouse Winery The Hardware Store Restaurant Vashon Island Physical Therapy.
To see lots of photos from the event go to this link: http://davidweller.smugmug.com/P2P-2012 Upload your own shots here: http://www.smugmug.com/photos/new_add.mg?AlbumID=25403613
Some post-ride comments:
“I just wanted to say that the P2P ride was the most difficult, yet fun, course I’ve done. It was an eye opener… I’ve never seen the island in quite that depth.” Anonymous
“This was an absolutely fantastic ride. It was exceptionally well organized and incredibly fun.” Ivan
“Just wanted to congratulate you on a fantastic event today. I was really impressed by the organization of the event and all of the super friendly volunteers. Thank you so much for putting this on – I look forward to next year!” -Andy Lapsa
“Thanks to you and all the other P2P organizers for putting together a great ride! It’s the most fun organized ride that I’ve done, which is amazing considering how brutal it is. I may need to come out to Vashon more often to experience the gorgeous scenery and soul-crushing hills.” Anonymous
“Just want to tell you that the P2P people that supported the ride and put all the work into it were the best!” Anonymous
See all you crazy cyclists next year!