Today Kye and I made it to Yorktown. Once we got checked into the Hotel it was time to go to Orientation where we met the rest of the team. Everyone is very nice and focused on two goals. Make it to the end and support the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
We received our maps and went over how to read them. We were told how stow our gear in the trailer and what to support to expect. Then they got us setup on Twitter so now I am really ready to receive the important communications quickly.
Then the biggest challenge of the day. Take off the back tire and pull the tube out to show we knew how in case of a flat. That was a very important lesson since I have been out with some people that didn’t know how to do that.
I am very impressed on how they focused on safety. They require everyone to wear a rear view mirror on our helmets. I always wore one anyway but they shared cases when the mirror probably saved an accident or even a life. BiketheUSforMS is very proud of their safety record and they intend to keep it up.
Tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. we put our back tires in the Atlantic ocean and then head West. The first day is 60 miles.