I handed out flyer after flyer and posted information to every Starbucks and Panera Bread in the area. After I finished that job, I was very excited to get an email asking me to be the announcer. I couldn't believe they didn't get a celebrity or a professional to do the finish line announcements. Anyway, I was thrilled and counted down the days to the ride. The volunteer area wasn’t as organized as I hoped but I was grateful for the opportunity and had a wonderful time. The finish line announcements had a committee of six people. One person had a walkie talkie two blocks away from the finish line calling numbers down to the finish line. I had the microphone and the other four committee members called out names for me to say. I had so much fun going into the crowd and talking to the people cheering. The little kids cheering on their parents were the most fun to talk to. The microphone was so cool to them! I was even on News 12 that night (http://connecticut.news12.com/news/1-200-cyclists-ride-in-the-connecticut-challenge-in-support-of-cancer-survivors-1.5780267#autoplay=true)! I am very inspired to get better at cycling and ride next year!
No excuses next year! I will be on my bike next year for 25 miles!
"The difference between try and triumph is a little umph." -Marvin Phillips