ThisĀ  fundraiser of the Starved Rock Cycling Association is the only fundraising event they hold each year and I have to admit that they pull out all the stops! Volunteers arrived at the Troy Grove Rest Stop at 6a.m. even though the first rider wasn't expected until after 8.

The Shelter was set up with cofee, hot chocolate, gatorade, potato soup, bbq, pbj, trail mix and I guesstimate over 1000 cookies - so that the riders were refreshed coming in from Ottawa and on each loop of the three different loops of Troy Grove, before returning to Ottawa... over 100 miles total.

Great group of volunteers made it fun to be up and about before the Sun today!