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Well, as usual I am doing another fundraiser this year. This year I am putting on a mountain bike festival up near Lake Fontana. It will take place on July 21st-23rd and all proceeds will benefit The Mountain Community School Bicycle Club.

For those of you that are not familiar with the club, these are a bunch of kids getting the best of motivation from their Principal, Chad Hamby, and from a group of wonderful volunteers. These volunteers take the kids out mountain biking where they learn how to traverse obstacles, how to treat the trails and environment with respect, and how to safely ride their bikes. In order to participate, the students must maintain good grades and must not have any recent disciplinary actions. As a result, grades are up and the kids are behaving. It is truly a fantastic program!

Our fundraiser will be called Fontana Fest and will include a wide variety of events such as group rides to Tsali and Fontana trails, mountain bike games and contests, live music, camping and a cookout. There will be prizes from Hayes Disc Brake, Maxxis Tires, Sycamore Cycles, Schampa, and others.

:thumbsup: Registration for the event is $30 and includes:
  • Event T-shirt
  • Pint Glass
  • Goody Bag
  • Camping
  • Live Music
  • Cookout on Saturday

:D If you would like to learn more about the event, please visit the event Web site here:
https://www.tinsleywebsolutions.com/fontanafest/

;) To donate, visit the donations page here:
https://www.active.com/donate/fontanafest

:cool: If you would like to participate in the event, visit the registration page here:
https://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1298065

If you have any questions, please give me a call at (828) 697-4028 or (828) 699-4069.

Thank you!
Darrin S. Tinsley





 

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Just over a week away! Avoid the late fee!

I am looking forward to seeing everyone next Friday at Fontana Fest! This is just a reminder to go ahead and get registered. Not only does it help us prepare, but it saves you a $5 late fee!

Some last minute questions and answers:

Q) I would rather not provide my credit card information online. Is there any other way to pre-register and avoid the late fee?

A) Yes. If you prefer not to provide your credit card info online, let me know and I will help you out with other options.

Q) I won't be able to get there until Saturday. Is this OK? Can someone else pick up my registration package for me?

A) It is no problem if you cannot get there until Saturday. We will hang on to your package until you arrive, or you can specify a person to pick it up for you.

Q) I am not a camping person. Do I have to stay at the campground?

A) No. You are not required to stay at the campground. Some of our participants are staying at a local motel.

Q) My girlfriend and I are coming together. Can we register as a family and save $10?

A) Yes. As long as you are sharing a tent together or are not tent camping. The Family Registration was created to provide a cost break to couples as well as families with kids.

If anyone else has questions, please let me know. Thanks, and we will see you at the festival!!!
 

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Plenty of room!

Hey Brad!

We have the entire Western point of the campground for the festival (the campground is triangular in shape). The only area that we will have to share will be the bath house.

Also, I looked on the campground's website to see what kind of reservations have been made and I don't see much at all. For example, of the two RV sites that are reserved one of them is mine. None of the cabins have been reserved nor has the bunkhouse.

All that said, it looks like we will pretty much have the place to ourselves!
 

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Share a bath house? Tattoos R Us!!! Bikers and Bikers really do make for a great combo.

:D

This a wonderful event at a cool place. I hope I can attend.
 

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A big thanks to all the folks that put on FontanaFest. It was a flippin blast. We had sooooo much fun. If you didn't come you missed it fer sure. Thanks to everyone who made our TMCS kids feel welcome on and off the trail. See you all at the 24hrs of Pisgah with the TMCS team which will include Colton the dancing machine.
 

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Darrin, thanks so much for an awsome weekend. Our kids are really talking it up at school. They had the time of their lives. We should have lots more of our families show up next year. We can't wait to continue the party at 24 hours of Pisgah. And yes...Colton the "dance" machine will be riding for TMCS.

Chad
 

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flair4040 said:
Darrin, thanks so much for an awsome weekend. Our kids are really talking it up at school. They had the time of their lives. We should have lots more of our families show up next year. We can't wait to continue the party at 24 hours of Pisgah. And yes...Colton the "dance" machine will be riding for TMCS.

Chad
No problem guys! I keep getting plenty of good feedback from everyone that was involved. You guys are going to have to come up with some ideas to help me improve for next year!

I will try to have a picture posted this evening of "The Dance Machine"! In the meantime, please thank all of the folks from the school that participated. You guys truly made all of this work worth it!

I am looking forward to riding with you guys soon. I hope to see you at the school soon as well when I come to take the tour.

Until next July ...... let the preparations begin!
 

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The future is secure

My eyes were opened to the future of mountain biking, and the future of the United States this weekend. Believe me the future is bright. The students from the Mountain Community School Bicycle Club were not only fantastic riders but the most respectful young people I have met in a very long time. Oh and they love to participate in every thing and just have a great time. I know schools and young people have a less than great reputation in some places, but I now believe they are just the ones that get the publicity. There are plenty of great schools, teachers, and students, but it isn't news to report on these. Any way I had a blast with all these young folks. There were people dancing together from like 4 or 5 years old to well 51 years old. I feel like I have met some great new friends in the teachers, the students and thier families. I love this sport, it continues to renew it's self and the hearts of the people who do it.
 
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