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    2010 BLUE GROOVE Charity Fun Ride (Benefiting Shriners) – Robinson SP, Agawam, MA

    Mark your calendars! This event is not to be missed!!!
    November 21st
    (Previously the Robinson Toy Ride)

    The cause is great! The riding is great! And it is just a very fun atmosphere!

    Last year we had a HUGE crowd and we are expecting even more this year!!! This event has been growing exponentially since it's inception in 07. Tell all your friends and check out the reviews in last year's thread.

    2009 PVNEMBA Toys For Tots Fun Ride – Robinson SP, Agawam, MA - November 22nd

    http://www.nemba.org/forums/showthre...-November-22nd

    Come on out and join us! and please help SPREAD THE WORD!!!
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    Blue Groove Charity Mountain Bike Fun Ride (Benefiting Shriners Hospitals For Children)
    Pioneer Valley NEMBA
    Sunday, November 21, 2010

    Think Kingdom Trails of Southern New England! (on a smaller scale) Fun loops that are not overly technical or hilly. Tight flowing MTB specific single track. Many trails will be swept of leaves (winds and time constraints could change that).

    Come on out for some great Fall riding and a great cause! The primped trails make this an event not to be missed! The trails of Robinson are perfect for ALL abilities!

    NEMBA Blue Groove Charity Mountain Bike Fun Ride (Benefiting Shriners Hospitals For Children) – Robinson SP, Agawam, MA

    What: The BLUE GROOVE!!! Fun Ride (Self guided, arrowed loops)
    When: November 21, 2010 Registration 9-10am All riders off by 10:15
    Where: Armory Drive, Agawam, Ma (Location is outside of the park.)
    Suggested Donation: $10 (More is better, less is ok too) Aluminum donations will also be welcomed.

    Three arrowed loops:
    Beginner - approx 4-5 miles
    Intermediate - approx 13 miles
    Advanced - approx 18 miles
    Groups/led rides leave at 9:30 (hopefully at each level)

    There are no facilities this time of year, so please plan accordingly.

    Parking and Registration will be at Shea’s Field. Armory Drive, off Maynard Street, Agawam.

    Directions: I-91 North or South, to 57 West for 1.2 miles - First exit for Main St (RT-159) - go 1.3 miles and the road turns into (RT-147/Springfield St.) (Landmark: Dunkin Donuts) go 0.7 miles (Landmark: CVS) and bear right up the hill onto North St – Second right onto Maynard – First right onto Armory – Armory is only a tenth of a mile long and runs directly into the parking lot for Shea’s field.
    If you didn't build the trail, don't mess with it.

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    Im in. Let me know if you need help getting things ready

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    Event Flyer

    Here is the flyer for the event. Please feel free to post or distribute it where ever it may be beneficial. Thanks! Steve
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    Some nice "reroutes". A new G-spot trail (short, but fun, and a little sketchy).

    Leaves will be disappearing this week. Can always use help.

    Hope to see everyone on Sunday! Steve
    If you didn't build the trail, don't mess with it.

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    Nice!! Had a great time at this last year and can't wait to get back for another fun ride at Robinson! Best part is it's all for a great cause.........

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    We rode some of the leaf blown Blue Groove last night. Bikes layed over further than any other time of year. Just like Velcro!!! Felt like you were carving on skis.

    Looking like a huge crowd... just like we like it.

    There will be a FREE raffle.
    Kenda, Hammer, and Felt have donated some prizes, so far. (Always looking for more.)

    The first 300 riders will receive a coupon for a free Friendly's cone. (We should all go together after the ride. )

    It is just amazing how many, just in our riding circles, have been helped by Shriners, or have a loved one who has been helped.

    Come out and support this amazing cause! See you at/in the Blue Groove! Thanks, Steve
    If you didn't build the trail, don't mess with it.

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    Cash --- Not Toys

    Just to clarify....
    This year's ride benefits Shriners Hospitals for Children. We will be accepting CASH and scrap-aluminum donations. The suggested cash donation is $10, but nothing is required (it's a fun ride) and we will not be imposing an upper limit on donations, either.

    If folks do not get the word and bring toys, my wife's office is holding a Toys For Tots drive and they will be brought there.

    Hope to see you Sunday! Steve
    If you didn't build the trail, don't mess with it.

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    Arrows are up! Trails are mostly leaf-free and looking great! See you in the morning!
    If you didn't build the trail, don't mess with it.

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    What an awesome event, really glad I made the drive up. Can't wait for next year.
    The Trail Bike: 2009 Salsa Big Mama

    The Race Bike: 2010 Niner Jet 9

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    Event was awesome, thanks for putting it together and cleaning up the trails. And thanks for the Kenda Karma! (pretty appropriate if you ask me). I'll definitely be back next year (hopefully the park will be, too!).

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    Best event of the year!!!!

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