Well, it took us long enough but the Third Annual Tour de Frost ride followup is finally here. If you joined us on the ride, you don’t need us to tell you that this was by far the best year yet.
Let’s start out with the weather. Not exactly frosty! Temps reached into the 50s, making it the least frosty Tour de Frost ever!
Team members got to the starting site hours early to make sure everything was ready to go. The Rockford Rescue Mission provided a trailer for clothing donations, stationed directly behind the registration table.
The ride started out just as the previous two rides did. The crowd of riders gathered in front of Hancock Fabrics on East State Street. This year, the crowd was better than ever!
All sorts of riders on all sorts of bikes participated this year.
Riders pulled out onto East State Street following a lead vehicle and sandwiched in by a chase vehicle. The group rode as a pack, generating many stares and laughs from passing motorists.
One of the best parts about the ride is that it was rather uneventful. No major breakdowns, crashes or any other negative. It was smooth sailing.
The ride concluded in the traditional fashion. Grabbing a little bit to eat and drink at Oscar’s Pub & Grill.
Of course, the best part is presenting the final check to the Rockford Rescue Mission.
We’d like to thank all of those that participated, either through riding, sponsorship or donation. You are a tremendous help to both the team and the Rockford Rescue Mission.