Information on the ride for Spike (co-owner of Coqui Cyclery below:
I would like to thank each and everybody in advance for thinking so much of Ann / Spike. She rode 1000’s of miles (more than some not as many as others), did lots of centuries on the road and mountain and was a very social biker – she never met a stranger biking. Garrett and I want to thank each and every one of you on Sunday November 4, 2012.
Consider donating to her Memorial Fund: Ann G. Toler Memorial Fund for the preservation of Bike Trails, P.O. Box 205 Dutton, VA 23050. Note: all 1st year contributors will get their name on a plaque to be prominently displayed at Coqui cyclery.
Here are the details:
Be ready to ride/ walk (your choice) Sunday November 4th, 9am in Forest Hill Park (mapquest gives a good satellite view – Forest Hill park, Richmond, VA 23225). Rally point is parking lot below the gate at New Kent Ave and we plan on rolling to the memorial site at 9am. Before we leave the parking lot, ride leaders to the memorial site will be identified for mountain, road and rookies. – if you would like to ride after the memorial there will be people to lead rides for out of towners (more details below).
The mountain bikers will take the longest to arrive at the memorial site, riding single track expect the last one to arrive by 9:45am.
Getting to the memorial site, in a solemn way.
Mountain bikers can ride the single track thru Forest Hill park to the memorial site – trail rated as difficult. After the memorial you can continue on the trail thru the park and back to your car about 20 minutes. If you want to ride the entire Xterra trail that will take about 2 hrs and you will end up back at your car. While doing the entire Xterra trail on the North trail there will be a marker below Riverview cemetery by Ann / Spike’s resting place if you would like to stop and visit.
Roadies can ride around the park to get to the memorial site. You will go into the fenced playground from the rear parking lot, across a small field with lots of acorns and you should be able to stay with your bike. After the memorial you can ride and visit Ann / Spike’s resting place in Riverview Cemetery, all the way in the back of the cemetery (look for the full sized bronze elk on a pedestal – as your land mark).
Rookies - Non-experienced Riders (we all have to start somewhere) can ride the sidewalks to get to the memorial site.
Walkers can park at Coqui Cyclery (3416 Semmes Avenue, Richmond, VA 23225) or around the school that is across the street (use 34th street to park around and behind the school) and walk to the memorial site. After the memorial you can visit Ann / Spike’s final resting place (Riverview Cemetery – 1401 Randolph Street, Richmond, VA 23220) after entering the cemetery keep bearing right and look for the full sized bronze elk on a pedestal – as your land mark . (GPS: Lat 37.530965. Long 77.464896)
Out of Towners after your ride you can stop in Coqui cyclery to shower .
A gathering will occur 1pm to 4ish at O’Tooles restaurant (4800 Forest Hill Avenue Richmond, VA 23225). If you plan on eating – Ann / Spike recommends the salmon or tuna.
MONITOR www.coquicyclery.com/ for updates
We need some locals to help lead the above mentioned groups . Locals please contact me if you want to volunteer and who you want to lead (mountain or road). Alan’s e-mail – email@example.com Thanks.