7th Annual NW Loop Ride
25,26, and 27th of July, 2013
This years ride is taking a different approach to the last 6 years of going in circles. This year we are going to base out of Leavenworth WA and going on day rides. For those of you who have been on the ride you know Leavenworth has always been a highlight on our adventure. By staying here we will be able to enjoy our stay without concern of getting to point B on time. The hotel we are staying at has an outdoor pool and BBQ pits for our enjoyment. There is much to do in the area besides ride, white water rafting, rock climbing, hiking,(sounds like a team training trip from years past). It will be a gorgeous setting and the rides we go on will be second to none.
As usual we will be making the majority of our donations through t-shirt sales. They will go for $25 and 100% of the funds will be sent to SOWF. This year I will also include a tri-fold broucher about the SOWF for you to pass on to a friend with the intention that you can get another $25 donation. Shirts will be limited so make sure you get your donations in early. Last year I actually had to sell the shirt off my back. When you make a donation on this page I will be notified and I will contact you for size and address information.
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