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First Annual Polar Bear Ride on New Years Day

Posted by Paul Taylor on December 28, 2008

The Michiana Bicycle Association (MBA) has organized a Michiana First!  They invite one and all to the Granger Martins Grocery at IN-23 and Adams in Granger at 1:00 pm. We’ll park near the Deli. Best case is  a 41 mile ride; worst case  is to push your bike around the parking lot; most likely it will be something in between. In either case, you need to exchange high-fives with your fellow polar bears.
Eric has virtually promised us a balmy 31 degrees, but he says that if the weather is too bad we can always just eat and fellowship. Sounds good to me – hope to see a lot of you there!

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4 Responses to “First Annual Polar Bear Ride on New Years Day”

  1. Adam Bee said

    Sounds like a blast but I’ll be out of town. Can’t wait for the 2nd Annual, though!

  2. Scott Kelsey said

    Myself and my brother in law will be there.

  3. Scott McFarland said

    Sorry made a commitment to have the bike tuned up today and I will probably have to work tonight wish I could be there.

  4. Paul Taylor said

    I don’t have an exact count, but 10 to 20 polar bears showed up. We rode in two groups and I rode with the ‘lead group’ (the group that took the short route and led us back to the parking lot). I’ve never had so many drivers honking and waving at us…friendly toots and waves.

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