Tour to Tanglewood Packet Pickup

Happy Monday! Can you believe that we’re just 12 days away from event weekend? Don't wait until the last minute to pick up your rider packet.

Also note our later than normal team photo time slot of 7:50 am this year! This year, ALL riders will start at the same time, 8:00 am.

See below for important updates about Bike MS: Tour to Tanglewood!

Packet Pickups

It’s about that time! Save the dates for this year’s packet pick-ups!

GENERAL PACKET PICK-UPS:

Charlotte – Tuesday, September 17th

Unknown Brewing Company – 1327 S Mint St, Charlotte, NC 28203

4-7pm

National MS Society Office – Wednesday, September 18th

3 Centerview Dr., Ste. 101, Greensboro, NC 27407

9am-5pm

Cycles de ORO – Thursday, September 19th

701 Hill St, Greensboro, NC 27408

4-7pm

RIDE WEEKEND PACKET PICK-UPS:

Friday, September 27th

Tanglewood Park – 4061 Clemmons Rd., Clemmons, NC 27012

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Saturday, September 28th

Tanglewood Park – 4061 Clemmons Rd., Clemmons, NC 27012

6:30 - 8:00 am

Team Photos

Check out the team photo schedule below for Bike MS weekend! The survey to select a time slot is closed. If you would like to have your team’s photo taken at the ride there will be open time from 6:30-6:40am or from 7:50-8:00am. All additional team photos will be first come, first served during these times.

Saturday, September 28

6:45 a.m. Fat Boy Cycling

6:50 a.m. Qorvo

6:55 a.m. Smith Phillips Hammertime

7:00 a.m. MSBS

7:05 a.m. The Fastrachs

7:10 a.m. Wells Fargo

7:15 a.m. Unknown Cycling

7:20 a.m. Foothills Brewing Cycling

7:25 a.m. Team Kat

7:30 a.m. Team Canterbury

7:35 a.m. Albemarle

7:40 a.m. Perpetual Motion

7:45 a.m. Point B

7:50a.m. Team Erica

7:55 a.m. Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Event Weekend Schedule of Events

Check out our official schedule events for Bike MS: Tour to Tanglewood. Familiarize yourself with all the exciting activities taking place this year! Our team village and event weekend map will be available soon.

Team Village

View our team village map to know where the activities take place during the weekend. Scheduled Bike MS activities take place in the orange tents and team tents are blue.

Bike MS: Historic New Bern Transfers

Reminder that if you are transferring from Bike MS: Historic New Bern to Bike MS: Tour to Tanglewood you will NOT be required to pay a registration fee or meet the fundraising minimum. Any additional fundraising dollars will continue to go towards the Bike MS: Historic New Bern ride. We will not transfer any current fundraising from ride to ride due to weather cancellation. If you raised over $1,000 for Bike MS: Historic New Bern you will receive Club K perks during the ride including Friday night reception, Saturday and Sunday Club K breakfast, VIP parking and a New Bern Club K jersey (a VIP pass will be included in your rider packet with detailed information).

Join the Bike MS: Tour to Tanglewood Facebook page to stay up to date on everything that’s happening in 2019. You don’t want to miss this! Please reach out to myself, Sammie Ammons or Sydney Henderson if you have any additional questions.

Everyone should have gotten this is their personal email with a PDF attached. If you did not, send an email under the “Contact Us” tab requesting it and one can be forwarded to you.

2019 Tour to Tanglewood Update

Team Erica members!

We're closing in on 2 1/2 weeks away from this year's Tour to Tanglewood!!!!! The MS Society will be hosting an Event Weekend Webinar on Friday, September 13 from 12:00-1:00 pm to make sure you’re up to speed for all things Bike MS: Tour to Tanglewood. Are you ready? If not, we’ve got your back! Join us for this webinar to find out what’s new in 2019, what to pack, and get a refresher on road safety precautions. We will also be discussing the schedule of events and much more! There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding Bike MS event weekend after the presentation. Join your Bike MS staff members and special guest, Travis Beane from Clemmons Bicycle, to learn about this year’s ride and more! You don’t want to miss this! If you are unable to join the live webinar, a recording will be posted to our website in the days following the presentation. The webinar information is listed below to login or call in.

For all you need to know about ride weekend, check out this year’s attached ride guide. It’s going to be a fun filled weekend with lots to look forward to. Take a look at the Schedule of Events for all the happenings in Team Village – especially the live music and awards party on Saturday! Some other fun activities during the weekend include stretching by the Jerry Long YMCA at The Village People tent, a cornhole tournament at the MS Be Strong tent, and don’t forget to check out our Vendor Expo!

The Vendor Expo will feature:

Orange Theory Fitness

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Crossroads Cycling Company

A raffle to win a Jamis Bike

And so much more!

Be sure to check out our Packet Pick-up opportunities to get your gear too! And finally, Team Erica will have our very own team masseuse, signature Feeney's Frozen Yogurt, and various snacks and drinks at our team tent!

Everyone should have gotten this in their personal email with a PDF attached. If you did not get the PDF, please send an email under the “Contact Us” tab requesting it and one will be forwarded to you.

Important Info about Tour to Tanglewood and Team Erica Members

Team Challenge Winners

As you may remember, last week was our second Team Fundraising Challenge and we’ve got your winners! I first want to congratulate you all and thank you for your hard work. Just last week you collectively raised nearly $44,000! Now let’s give a round of applause for our winners!

Team Winners – each winning a 10x10 tent credit:

− 4-15 members – Point B – Charlotte

− 16-49 members – The Fastrachs

− 50-75+ members – F3 Gears

Individual Winner – winning a FREE Hotel Room at the Hampton Inn Bermuda Run!

Patrick Coleman, who raised over $4,000 last week, exponentially increasing his fundraising. Congrats, Patrick!

Lodging

Encourage your teammates to reserve lodging asap! We have RV spots blocked at Tanglewood Park and rooms at the Hampton Inn Bermuda Run, as well as local campsites. If they aren’t reserved by Friday, September 13th they will be released back to their respective organizations.

*Note: Other lodging options are being organized to accommodate New Bern participants that will join us, so stay tuned for more information.

Packet Pickup

It’s time to get your gear – head out to one of our packet pickups to get your rider number! Our first one is next week on Thursday, September 12th for our Club K fundraisers. These are individuals that raise $1,000+, formerly known as V.I.B.E. If you are part of Club K you will receive a personal invitation to this event.

There’s still time to reach $1,000 to join us and receive a free beer at the Club K packet pickup!

Schedule of Events

NEW this year, all cyclists will start at the same time, including century riders. We will allow participants that ride the 100-mile course to lead out the ride in order to avoid the crowd. Our Schedule of Events is ready and posted on the website, so take a look! Be sure to stick around in Team Village for live music by Phatt City and an Awards Program at 4:30pm!

Team Photos

Check out the team photo schedule below for Bike MS weekend! If you are not on the schedule, you can meet with a photographer event weekend, but additional team photos will be first come, first served.

Saturday, September 28

6:40 a.m. The Village People

6:45 a.m. Fat Boy Cycling

6:50 a.m. Qorvo

6:55 a.m. Smith Phillips Hammertime 7:00 a.m. MSBS

7:05 a.m. The Fastrachs

7:10 a.m. Wells Fargo

7:15 a.m. Unknown Cycling

7:20 a.m. Foothills Brewing Cycling 7:25 a.m. Team Kat

7:30 a.m. Team Canterbury

7:35 a.m. Albemarle

7:40 a.m. Perpetual Motion

7:45 a.m. Point B

7:50a.m. Team Erica

7:55a.m. Bank of America/Merrill Lynch

Volunteers Needed!

If you have friends and family attending Bike MS that aren’t riding, we encourage them to sign up as an event volunteer. This will ensure free meals during the weekend and a volunteer t-shirt! Share this registration link with them today!

One of our members recently injured - message from Ron Booker

Team Erica members,

Nearly everyone knows my good friend and Team Erica member Tommy Wofford from Winston Salem who is a huge part of our team to include jersey and t-shirt design, marking the routes and helping the MS Society with a variety of things. Tommy had a cycling accident weekend of 6/15 and is currently in Wake Forest Baptist with numerous broken ribs, a fractured collar bone and a cracked pelvis. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. His address is below in case you want to drop him a card:

Tommy Wofford

2028 Rossmore Rd

Clemmons, NC 27012

2019 Team Erica Cycling Gear - Order Yours NOW!!!!!

Team Erica members,


Our 2019 Team Erica cycling gear has been finalized and the team store at Pactimo is now OPEN!!! Please take time to read the following information carefully. 


Team Erica and our incredible sponsors work very hard to provide a top notch custom cycling jersey free of charge for every Team Erica member who rides in the tour event. We do this for your devotion to riding and raising donations for the National MS Society. In addition, we give every team member the opportunity to purchase custom matching bibs, shorts, gloves, etc., at a break even cost with no mark up. This is a great time to take advantage of ordering custom cycling wear from Pactimo at great prices. 


Every team member will need to go to the link below and place your jersey order whether you are ordering any additional gear or not. We have worked with Pactimo to provide coupons for the various jersey styles. You'll need to be sure to use the correct coupon for the jersey style you are ordering. While we were able to have the coupon discount the full cost of the jersey, the team store set up won't allow us to completely remove the shipping and handling fee per order which is estimated at $1.50+- per jersey. My apologies for this but it's an improvement from last years cost of $6.50 per jersey. Know that you're still getting a custom jersey and eventually a cool t-shirt too from Team Erica for the modest price of $1.50 😀. 


Here's the link to the Pactimo team store:


https://teamstore.pactimo.com/stores/team-eric-non-profit-cycling-team/show


Once you've clicked on the link, you can see the custom Team Erica gear and pricing. To order, you'll need to either create an account or log in using your account information from last year.  If you have any questions or issues with your order, you can contact our Pactimo custom account rep Teresa Ziegler at 303-790-7807 ext 721.

The jersey coupon codes you need to use are noted below:

  • Ascent Jersey - ASCENT 

  • Continental Short Sleeve Jersey - CONTINENTALSS 

  • Continental Sleeveless Jersey – CONTINENTALSL 

Keep in mind, the team store closes on Sunday, May 5th so get your orders in prior to then. 


Visit our team website at www.goteamerica.com

Cycling for a Cure to MS. 

 

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Team Erica members past and present!

The 2019 season is here and the BIKE MS Tour to Tanglewood is set for Sept 28-29! The MS Society is having a team challenge during January that I know we can win! This month our goal is to get as many past team members to join as possible! You've ridden in this event in the past and loved it and the MS Society is working harder than ever to make it the cycling event of the year! You have over eight months to train and set your goals for the ride event and there's no better time than now!

So, from Monday, January 7th – Friday, January 25th, the team that recruits the highest percentage of teammates back from past years will win credit for a 10 x 10 tent in Team Village at Bike MS: Tour to Tanglewood! To give every team a chance to win, there will be a winner from each of the following divisions below!

Divisions:

4-15 team members

16-49 team members

50-74 team members

*divisions determined by 2018 total number of participants (excluding volunteers)

Please let me know if you have any questions! I look forward to riding with you in 2019!

Ron

Visit our team website at www.goteamerica.com!

Cycling for a Cure to MS.