Happy New Year!
Fundraising for our 2020 RFTW has begun in earnest! I want to thank everyone who is working to raise money or who has generously contributed. It has always amazed me to see the different creative ways people have imagined to generate funds to support our mission. One I am sure you will be hearing a lot about is the stained-glass windows Southern Route Road Guard Captain Bob Mazone made for each route to raffle. The monies raised from this particular raffle will go to schools we support along the way. The tickets will be sold out of the merchandise trailer starting in Ontario, and the drawing will be in Lewisburg, West Virginia, on our last morning.
The hotel list was posted at the beginning of the year. If you have not made your reservations, you can use the links on our website. For those of you who have already made your reservations for Wentzville, the Wentzville Holiday Inn was added late, and is holding a block of rooms for RFTW riders. This hotel is the closest to the location of our dinner and breakfast site.
As of this writing, the state coordinators are finishing up the itineraries for their state, including gas and lunch stops and evening programs. Please plan on attending all evening programs, as local volunteers work all year to raise funds and plan for your visit. If you miss a program, you not only short-change yourself, you miss the opportunity to receive their heartfelt thanks and to offer your own.
As of this morning, registration for our route is over 300, and we have a little over 100 days until KSU (Kick Stands Up). I trust you are all working on your own personal health care goals and will be in your top condition by the time May arrives.
Tom (Boomps) Miller
Run for the Wall
Central Route Coordinator