Attached is a sign for you to print and hang, welcoming the cyclists of Cycle Adirondacks. If you need me to print one out for you, just let me know.
Reminder: The 230 vacationers will be riding in on Monday, August 20 starting after 10:30 a.m. and should all be here by 3:00 p.m. with the bulk of them coming in between 12:30-2:00. They will be with us all day Tuesday, and leave town Wednesday morning, gone by 9:00 a.m.
20 people showed up at Screamen Eagle last night. Was it because I said free beer? :)
Thank you to all who came to show support of the Cycle Adirondacks event and thank you for wanting to help make sure the cyclists feel welcome and have a great time while vacationing in Inlet.
Thank you, also to anyone who responded to my earlier emails about letting them know what time you will be open and if you will be offering any specials, entertainment, etc. From your responses, I will be making sure the cyclists know the following:
Blue Line Coffee House will be open all three days 8am-8pm and will be giving little sample bags of coffee with a purchase.
Frisky Otter Tours will be offering 10% off rentals.
Red Dog Tavern will be open for dinner Monday & Tuesday.
Screamen Eagle will be open for lunch and dinner Monday & Tuesday with live entertainment by Alex Goettel Tuesday starting at 5:00.
Seventh Lake House will be open for dinner Tuesday.
The Woods Inn will be open with a breakfast buffet 8-10am Tuesday & Wednesday, their Little Camp Cafe open at noon (weather permitting) Monday & Tuesday, their Laughing Loon Tavern open at 4pm Monday & Tuesday, and their dining room open at 5pm. They also have free education programs at 4:30pm Monday & Tuesday, storytelling by Mitch Lee 7-9pm Monday, and live music by Gwen Tracy Band 7-9pm Tuesday.
If anyone has something to add to this list, please let me know ASAP!
There is a small group, led by Toni Rudd, working on welcoming the riders on Monday. Mitch & Bonnie have bubble machines coming, and Toni is rounding up inflatables. If you want to help or have ideas, find me or Toni. Also, if you are on Route 28 any time from 10:30am-3:00pm they will be riding in from Raquette Lake - give them a shout out as they go by!
I am also looking for a few more volunteers:
Site Crew - People to help set up and tear down, unload baggage & transport upon rider requests (riders usually tip for baggage transport) This would be great for a youth group or something similar to show up as a team. Still need:
4-6 people Monday 10am-3pm
7-9 people Wednesday 6-9am.
Food Crew - People to serve food, bus tables & help at recycling station. Still need:
maybe 2 people Monday 5:7:30pm
3-5 people Tuesday 10:30am-2pm
might need 1-3 people Tuesday 5-7:30pm (if the softball teams do not come through)
and 3-5 people Wednesday 5:30-8am.
Shuttle Crew - People to drive a Cycle ADK van to transport riders to local hotels, etc. Still need:
1 person Monday 11am-1pm
1 person Monday 1-3pm
2 people Monday 5-7pm
2 people Monday 7-9pm
1 person Tuesday 6-8am
1 person Tuesday 11am-1pm
2 people Tuesday 3-5pm
2 people Tuesday 7-9pm
2 people Wednesday 6-8am
Hospitality Team - People to man the Community Tent - be there to answer questions. Still need anyone who wants to be there during any of the times between:
If you want to see what their camp looks like at Fern Park, go on over. Walk around, say hello. You are welcome any time. You can even do yoga with them 4-5pm Monday & Tuesday and 6:30-7am Tuesday & Wednesday.
Black Fly Challenge will be providing live music during dinner by Doug Green Monday 5-7pm. Swing by and listen.
Over at their "beer garden", also known as the pavilion at The Woods Inn, they will have free educational programs Monday & Tuesday at 4:30pm presented by the Adirondack Mountain Club. Monday will be Conservation and Advocacy: Protecting the Adirondack Forest Preserve and Tuesday will be Encouraging an Outdoor Ethic. Both are free and open to the public.
The beer garden will also have live entertainment Monday & Tuesday from 7-9pm. Monday will be Adirondack Storytelling by Mitch Lee and Tuesday will be the Gwen Tracy Band. Also free and open to the public. Be sure to stop by!
Looking forward to all of this and appreciate all your help!