Thursday, June 6, 2013

Ride for Team McGorty this Father's Day!

A HUGE thank you to MAPSO Tri Club! 

We have just learned that the 8th Annual Father's Day Century Ride will be in honor of Dennis and Team McGorty.  Below is a note from Owen Moore (event organizer). If you would like to join them, please email Owen directly ( or RSVP to Jeremy Beer via Facebook here:

From Owen/MAPSO:
MAPSO's 8th annual Father's Day Century Ride in honor of Dennis McGorty, a fellow athlete, cyclist and father of two children who sustained lifelong injuries from a cycling accident involving a landscaping truck in Westfield two weeks ago.

Each year, riders ask if they can make a contribution towards the expenses put out for the FDC, each year, while grateful for the offer, MAPSO declines. This year MAPSO is making an exception, and a request.

MAPSO is asking all riders to make a $25 or greater contribution to Dennis and his family. Here is the information,

If you plan on riding, please confirm your participation so MAPSO organizers can ensure we have enough beverages and snacks for all of you hungry / thirsty cyclists.

Please forward this email to any rider who may want to join us on the 16th, this includes our friends at Essex Chain Gang, Hilltop Bicycles, and High Gear Cyclery.

Here is the essential ride information.
Start Time: 5:30 AM
Location: High Gear in Millburn
Route: 101.7 miles,

Heading out of Essex, through Union, Somerset, Mercer and Morris counties
Sag Wagon-Provided by MAPSO Multi Sport and High Gear Cycling (Thanks to John, Bryan, Andrew and Nick)

Supplies: Water, Vitamin Water, Gatorade, bananas, watermelon and cliff bars available anytime on the sag wagon.

-Rest stop 1: Mile 39, Princeton, Panera Bread,(609) 683-5222, M/W bathrooms, multiple food options

-Rest Stop 2: Mile 61, (if needed) Neschanic Bridge Park (no restrooms), Sag Wagon supplies

-Rest Stop 3: Mile 75, Pluckemin, Annie's Deli ((908) 658-3354) single bathroom, food, supplies (there is also a Burger King adjacent for more bathrooms )

-Finish: 11:30-Noon, St James Gate, Maplewood, bathrooms, pints and food

Notes regarding the course:
1. All riders must wear helmets
2. Bring a phone, money, ID
3. No headsets, headphones, ear buds or playing/singing of Black Eye Peas songs
4. Road Bikes - please avoid using TT bikes
5. The climbs are not steep, the net is 2657 ft. VERY FLAT!
6. At mile 25, we begin a 10 mile flat along the river, nice road, no shoulders, so a pace line is recommended for the occasional cars
7. The descents are long, and the one beginning at mile 58 is in a state park and has multiple curves and no shoulder for two miles
8. Go to High Gear Bike shop soon (before 6/15) and double check your equipment, especially your brakes
9. If needed, at 5:00 AM, MAPSO will make a weather call announcing delayed start, reroute or cancellation through the Google groups

-This is an unofficial organized ride and rider's participation is 100% voluntary, MAPSO, High Gear, Nick Burton and or Owen Moore are not responsible for any injuries resulting from accidents, altercations, natural events (wildlife, domestic animals), or weather.

-All riders are 100% responsible for their own preparedness including health, capability, equipment,obeying traffic laws and transportation home if stranded.
(example: Dan Michalchuk, broken wheel, 50 mile mark in Califon, NJ in 2007, we left him)

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