Solidarity Cyclers Welcome Home Party! - Monday, Sept. 7

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Monday, September 7, 2009
6:00pm - 9:00pm
 
1341 Hamilton St NW


Come help welcome and congratulate (and feed!) lots of sweaty, tired cyclists back to DC!

CISPES is so grateful for all our solidarity cyclists, as well as for their friends and family that have pledged to support their ride. We would love to see you at their finish line to congratulate them, perhaps give them massages, and otherwise treat them like the champions they are.

They will probably arrive at the house at 6:00 or so, so get here a little early if you want to witness the dramatic end to what will be a great weekend.


And bring your favorite potluck dish if you have the time to make it.

You can still donate for your favorite cycler(s) here

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Calling all cyclists! Coming this labor day weekend, CISPES Solidarity Cyclers ride

Come help welcome and congratulate (and feed!) lots of sweaty, tired cyclists back to DC!

CISPES is so grateful for all our solidarity cyclists, as well as for their friends and family that have pledged to support their ride. We would love to see you at their finish line to congratulate them, perhaps give them massages, and otherwise treat them like the champions they are.

They will probably arrive at the house at 6:00 or so, so get here a little early if you want to witness the dramatic end to what will be a great weekend.


And bring your favorite potluck dish if you have the time to make it.
This fall, your friendly CISPES crew is organizing the next semi-annual Solidarity Cyclers bike ride! We will be riding over the three-day Labor Day weekend, September 5-7th (finally a great reason to celebrate! No more of this Columbus Day weekend mumbojumbo). we will be riding west along a familiar route, through Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia. Folks that have been on the ride before can attest to the spectacularness of the route.


Past Solidarity Cyclers rides have been tons of fun and really successful ways to fundraise for gnarly organizations. We are looking for riders, so please let us know if you are ready to commit to collecting pledges-per-mile, biking hard for three consecutive days, and generally being awesome.

Cyclers will be fundraising for CISPES, which works to confront US intervention in Central America and to support progressive organizations in El Salvador. With its National Office in DC, CISPES will be raising money for its national fall program, which will be decided this August at our biannual national convention. Check out http://www.cispes.orghttp://www.cispes.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=357&Itemid=94

If you decide to ride or have questions, please contact [email protected] with your name, email, and phone number. Let us know as soon as possible if you want to ride, so we can get a sense of who’s coming. And forward this message on to other folks who might be interested.

We are also asking riders to participate in as many training rides as possible. Training rides are underway and meet Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at St. Stephen’s church on the corner of 16th and Newton NW. Get in touch for more details.

And if you can’t ride your bike with us, there are a bunch of other roles that we need folks to fill, including but not limited to: support car drivers and passengers, party planners for our welcome-home shin-dig on Sept 7th, etc. Contact Rebecca if you want to help in any of these non-riding capacities.

And for those who can't take on any roles, mark your calendar for that victory party on Sept. 7th. We would love to see lots of supportive faces at the finish line!

Thanks,

CISPES

for info about CISPES, what we are up to now, and our plans for the future. You can also watch the Solidarity Cyclers 2007 video here:

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