Storming of Thunder Ridge — May 18, 2014 — Our Biggest Year — HUGE THANKS!!!

A Huge Thank You to all the riders, volunteers, and sponsors — 2014 was an EPIC year for SOTR!   The weather was absolutely PERFECT, everyone finished STRONG and was very pleased with the event.  Our youngest rider was 7 and our oldest was 74.   We had 3 families riding the 27 miler and there were 20 states represented at SOTR this year!   Over 150 riders finished the century – a total of 473 riders for all four routes — with over 3/4 riding the 75 or 100 route.

The planning process for this ride begins in November and this year everyone’s smiling faces coming in made all the hard work worthwhile – THANKS!

ABOUT THE RIDE:  Proposed date 2015 — SUNDAY MAY 17th

Storming of Thunder Ridge is Lynchburg, Virginia’s only local, fully-supported road cycling event. With the Blue Ridge Mountains as your backdrop, there’s a ride for everyone:  27, 45, 75 and 100 mile options.

The Storming of Thunder Ridge Bicycle Ride is a fund-raiser benefiting the YMCA of Central Virginia’s Community Support Campaign.

Unlike any other organization in the world and for more than 150 years, the YMCA of Central Virginia has embraced the ideal of strength in spirit, mind and body for people of all ages, faiths, backgrounds and income levels. No one is turned away from YMCA programs or services due to an inability to pay

This year’s ride START/FINISH is once again at the Jamerson Family YMCA.    Saturday night CAMPING on our  Soccer Fields is an option for our riders!!!   Restrooms are located in the pavilion, and the YMCA will close Sat night at 8PM and reopen at 6AM for showering…

Riders can take advantage of all our amenities:  shower facilities, whirlpool, and swimming pools.   So bring your swimsuit!!!  We do NOT have a towel service, so please bring your own towel, and a lock for your belongings.

Our post-ride celebration will include lots of food with plenty of time to relax and enjoy your accomplishments with all your cycling friends.

And once again this year we will have the WHOLE Jamerson YMCA for our use only!!!   Smiles!

See you on Sunday, May 18th!





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