10th Anniversary Annual Bridges Ride Weekend
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Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:35 am quote
10TH ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL BRIDGES RIDE WEEKEND!

7 BRIDGES SCOOTER CLUB

MARCH 20-22, 2020 / JACKSONVILLE, FLA.

We're working on all the cool details and will post them shortly. We're planning to make our 10th anniversary edition the best yet!

Friday Night -- Meet N Greet
Saturday Morning -- 3 Rides To Choose From!
Saturday Evening -- Group Dinner
Sunday Morning -- Bridges Ride, New Route!
Sunday Lunch -- Seven Bridges Grille

Hotel suggestions to come.

Make your plans now to join us!

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Hooked
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Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:12 pm quote
60 Days & Counting!

Your target is Jacksonville, Florida / March 20-22, 2020

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Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:53 am quote
As the 7 Bridges Scooter Club's big annual event, this one is fun for everyone.

This year Russ has added a Friday night Meet-&-Greet and an additional option for the Saturday rides.

I will be leading the long ride, 160 mile round trip to High Springs for lunch, probably at The Great Outdoors Restaurant.

Sunday's big ride has changed a little to make it fresh.

New starting place and less stops.

I hear it is even a little longer.

But still only around 80 miles.

Please feel free to join us.

Bill

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Crossing the Main Street Bridge last year.

Hooked
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Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:30 am quote
Don't Forget To RSVP!

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Hooked
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Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:34 pm quote
Only 40 Days Away!

Holy Moly!

Don't Miss It!

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Hooked
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Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:37 pm quote
Are you getting excited yet? Should be the best one yet!

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Hooked
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Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:32 am quote
TO RSVP, EMAIL RWD11954@HOTMAIL.COM. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THE EVENT.

7BSC ANNUAL BRIDGES RIDE WEEKEND -- 10th Anniversary


FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020
Meet & Greet – 6:00 to 8:00 pm – Intuition Ale Works; 929 E. Bay Street

Suggested Hotels:

Hilton Garden Inn, 1201 Kings Avenue
Lexington Hotel, 1515 Prudential Drive
Homewood Suites, 1201 Kings Avenue
Hampton Inn, 1331 Prudential Drive

SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2020
Side Trip #1 – High Springs/Great Outdoors – Bill Leuthold, Ride Leader (FAST; 170 miles RT)
Side Trip #2 – Fernandina/Tasty’s – Tom Rogerson, Ride Leader (MOD; 110 miles RT)
Side Trip #3 – St. Augustine Beach/Sunset Grille – Russ Dixon, Ride Leader (MOD; 90 miles)

All side trips would meet in the parking lot of Seven Bridges Restaurant, 9735 Gate Pkwy N., at 9:30 and leave at 10:00 am. Return 2-4:00 pm depending on the ride. Each ride will be capped at 15 riders.

Dinner – 6:00 to 8:00 pm – VPizza; 1406 Hendricks Avenue

SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2020
Meet up in the parking lot adjacent to the McDonald’s at 1001 N. University Blvd. (Town & Country Shopping Center) at 7:30 am. There is a gas station next door. PLEASE have a full tank at the start of the ride!

Safety and organization meeting at 8:00 am

Kickstands up at 8:15 am

Dames Point Bridge, Mayport Ferry (gas station across the street)
Mathews Bridge, Hart Bridge, Main Street Bridge
Historic Stop: Cancer Survivors Park; 501 W. State Street; contains minatures of five of Jax’s main bridges
Acosta Bridge, Fuller Warren Bridge
US17 w/gas and butt break at WaWa Station just south of I-295 (approx. 60 miles into ride)
Buckman Bridge
Seven Bridges Grille (lunch); ETA approx. 11:45 am

Event Weekend concludes after lunch
Hooked
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Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:34 am quote
Are you ready to rock?

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Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:50 am quote
7BSC ANNUAL BRIDGES RIDE WEEKEND 2020 – POSTPONED

After much personal deliberation and input from other leaders in the club, the most prudent decision is to postpone the anniversary Bridges ride.

There are some who believe the pandemic is very real and getting worse by the minute. They will agree with the decision. There are others who believe it’s been overblown and that we’d be okay to proceed. They will disagree with the decision. But whatever side you’re on, everyone has to agree that people’s health is Priority #1.

The CDC is recommending events now be limit to 50 people. It was 250 last week. Will it be 5 by next week?

The average age of the members in 7BSC is 63 years, right in the supposedly target zone for this virus. And several already have health issues that could be compromised in larger social gatherings.

Jacksonville’s own mayor is considering mandating “social distancing” although I don’t now how you could enforce it.

Restaurants are changing their hours or status daily. Many are going to takeout or drive-thru only. Since the Bridges Ride weekend includes six restaurants, how many of those will become unavailable to serve us? We considered eliminating the meals portion of the weekend, but that also eliminates the socializing element which is so important to an event like this. People coming from outside of Jacksonville for this would be deeply short-changed.

So there appears to be no choice but to postpone this event, rather than to compromise what its all about or to compromise the health of folks.

Rest assured, unless the world comes to an end, we’re going to do this thing. Sometime. Just not this weekend. No one is more disappointed about this than me.
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Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:09 pm quote
I can understand the postpone. Keep us informed as I will be retiring soon and will have the free time to come up from FLL and do the ride when it is re-scheduled!
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