Monday, July 28, 2008

Midnight Madness

by Eric Anastasia, Eastern Regional Manager

I thought some of you would be interested in where I was recently. I got to go out to Denver to help support the Moonlight Classic charity ride benefiting Seniors Inc.
It is aptly named because the first wave of bikes starts around the 10:30p and is routed through the streets of Denver. There are stops along the way with refreshment and when you finish, around 1:00 or 2:00 in the morning, they have breakfast waiting for you.
I love things that are structured around food. So in addition to the ride many people like to get dressed up for this event. Not like dress up for a night out on the town (well it could have been for some), but all kinds of costumes.
Then they have two contests, the first is for the first wave of riders which mostly was the families. The second is for the second wave of riders, which is a little bit more interesting. They award the top three in each wave and then a best lit catargory (as in lights since it is a night ride) with all kinds of cool prizes, for example Kryptonite Evolution Series 4 Ulocks.
I missed the first contest because the Kryptonite tent was so busy. But yours truly was part of the panel of judges for the second contest.
The Moonlight Classic site has some great pics of the contest. Check out
http://www.moonlight-classic.com/costume.html
Unfortunatly I don’t have a great picture of the best lit winner, but I will have to say it was cool. Blue lights everywhere on the bike, and for the icing on the cake, when you spun the front wheel inside the spoke read “Moonlight Classic 08’ ”.

And even better then the pictures there is a movie.
http://www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp?title=1676369450&channel=5977439

4 comments:

Kk said...

That looks like a really fun time!

Shepherd said...

I don't know Eric . . . I think you're having way too much fun at this!!!!

Chris F.

Eric said...

KK- Yes is was a great event, it was nice to see alot of kids and families taking part. Can't wait for Boston to do something like this.

Chris- It's all for Kryptonite...But can't help but to have fun along the way. Hope all is well with you.

E

Donna T. said...

Good stuff Eric! Glad it was fun and busy for you.