The gals at the registration table were kept busy
(Susan - the organizer and a fellow rider - is the gal in the back of this picture with her hand to her forehead)
Being an event organizer means being flexible.
She had lots of blockers and out riders ready, the RCMP and the Charlottetown City Police were all on board and at the ready and then the staging area became too small.
|The original staging area|
Plan B - move as many as possible up to the church parking lot just up the hill. Now that's the kind of challenge every event coordinator loves to have! Too many bikes in one parking lot!
|The new staging area (both ended up being used)|
|The bikes at the destination - the Seaport Event Centre|
It was wonderful to see the number of people who lined the streets cheering everyone on, honking horns and waving - it appears that Charlottetown has embraced the riders, the fund raising and awareness raising this event created along with the Red Island Run.
It was a wonderful ride and the police were incredible as were all of the blockers and riders - everyone did their part! BDB