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SandBox RC Newsletter – SEP 2020 – First Virtual Quarterly Briefing Edition

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Howdy from Texas!

Welcome to September!  Labor Day may mark the unofficial end of Summer for most folks, but for me it marks the official beginning of focused planning for the Run next May.  Your SandBox Route Leadership team has made preliminary contacts over the course of the summer for the places we had planned to visit last May and the responses have been very positive – in some cases already with early commitments to support.  Now that Summer is drawing to a close, and the cooler Fall riding season takes over, more plans for local rides are filling my mind and you know where that road leads…  IS IT MAY YET?

This update will cover the same topics as last month plus more with new info, so please read carefully.  The topics are 1) Registration, 2) StandBy List, 3) Patches, 4) Quarterly Virtual Status Briefing and 5) Kerrville Reunion.


Very important considerations for Registration that you need to know… A).  If you were registered for the SandBox Route for 2020, you are and will remain registered for the SandBox Route for 2021.  If you find you must withdraw from the route, please notify me at so that we may bring in someone from the StandBy List.  B).  If your registration info changes (Insurance date, Driver License info, etc.) DO NOT try to update this info with electronic OnLine Registration.  You may write in the updated info when you show up in person for sign-in next May. 


The SandBox Route StandBy Registration List is still in effect and accepting applications for those not already registered on the SandBox Route.  The Standby Registration procedure is the same as it was last November – before you sign up, please review this link for instructions:  SandBox Route StandBy Registration – 08 NOV 2019.  NOTE:  If you plan to ride only on the SandBox Route, first register online for any one of Central, Southern or Midway Routes with your start and endpoint as Washington DC – when picked up on SandBox Route, the Registrar will change your endpoint to Marseilles, Illinois.


The limited first edition patch is still available!  It was designed and stitched back in February to be used as a fundraiser on the Route.  The patch is available for a donation $20 to the SandBox Route.  The patch is no longer limited to 1 per person.  The patches will be provided per the order in which requests are received.

SandBox Route Inaugural Run Patch
SandBox Route 2020 Commemorative Patch

Here’s how to get yours…  Send an e-mail with your request to:  In the e-mail, please include your Name and Mailing Address and how many patches you’d like to reserve.  You will receive a reply with instructions on where and how to send your donation.  When your donation is received, the patch will be mailed to the address you provided in the e-mail. 

Now for the hard part…  I have received a large number of e-mails reserving patches for which the donation was never received.  The number of patches available is dwindling so I must release your reservation if the donation is not received soon – 26 reservations from back in June are close to being cancelled.

Don’t delay – donate today! That’s all there is to it! I’ll be watching for your e-mail!


It’s finally here!  SandBox Route Virtual Quarterly Route Briefing #1 is scheduled for Tuesday, 22 SEP 2020 at 7:00 PM Central.  It will be on ZOOM and the meeting link may be found below.  At this briefing, you’ll get an update on our route, the stops, some of the places we’ll be visiting and behind the scenes information on how the planning is conducted throughout the year.  You’ll also get briefings on some of the special participation events you can sign up for along the route.  Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet and greet many of the Route Leadership and get firsthand info on what to expect come next May.  Below is the date, time and link info you will need.

Topic: RFTW SandBox Route Quarterly Update #1
Time: Sep 22, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting:


The Kerrville Reunion is on and will be happening in just a few weeks.  Cowboy is publishing regular updates which may be found on the RFTW website forum at  Lady Bug and I will be there, and we hope to see you all there too!

That’s all for now. Y’all take care, stay well and stay strong!  Remember, all roads lead to all roads so no matter where you go, TOGETHER WE RIDE!


Bugs out!

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RFTW XXXII Sand Box Route Coordinator