As they say in soccer, SSSSSSCOOOOOOOOOOORE! The Hails to the Trails was a huge success. Our goal was to raise $2500. Well, because of our wonderful supporters, we bettered that by almost $1000!!! Yes, lovers of dirt and all things single track, we brought in almost $3500! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.
The movie was sold out! Can you dig it? A movie about a mountain bike race. Who woulda thunk? I was completely amazed.
The panel discussion was a great follow up after the movie. Topics ranged from the movie, to racing to advocacy and how it all ties into living a healthy and active lifestyle. All good things. Damn, bikes are fun and happy toys!
A special thanks to presenting sponsors TREK Omaha, TREK Corporation, Fox Racing Shox, New Belgium, and our partners Film Streams, Barley's Bar. And to all of the supporting businesses and individuals who contributed. We couldn't have done it without you.
And because I'm writing this blog post, a personal thank you to Dave "the Muffin Man" Packard who never said no, nah or never. You, my man, are a rockstar. I couldn't have pulled this off without your help. Thanks for always answering your phone! I promise to not call again for a long time.
It was a great event. Thank you everyone for supporting us. It makes all the time we spend working on the trails worth the effort.