Organizing Made Easy : LM 400
Doug and I organized the Lower Mainland 400 which ran May 23-24. We had the great fortune of a large number of people contacting us and volunteering. It was wonderful. Instead of the 30 hour marathon we have done to run the ride in the past we did a couple of (admittedly early) mornings. So special thanks to:
Ken W. : for taking the graveyard shift at the finish
Gary B. : for Pointe Vista control and pre-scouting food in the Cultus Lake area
Karen & Michel : for Pointe Vista control and scouting Thomas Rd (so new its not on Google satellite yet!)
Keith N. : for first shift at the finish and dragging 5 of us around the course for the pre-ride
Morgan H. : for the second shift at the finish and for testing the 400 as a newbie… though not for the names he called me : see elevation profile.
Susan B. : for sitting the hour at the start to welcome late comers (there were two) and for suggesting we do the pre-ride on Sunday
Also to club volunteers behind the scenes that just make it all work:
Jeff M. on equipment
Ali & Roger on the great blue box etc etc
Eric F. on web
Cheryl L. on database
And to Frances R., Harold B. for helping out on the day. And to Danika, Casey and Edward (and Barb) for making the first control so much fun.
Yes, one could ask what I actually did in the end. With this kind of help, signing up to run a ride will be more of pleasure and less of a duty.
P.S. the organizers day-of-event ride was 100 km in the sun and featured Milkshakes in Fort Langley.