Moultrie News article on Monday`s Social and Practice Ride
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MOULTRIE NEWS Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Meet the racers
Race: Register now for annual triathlon
Practice ride and social, April 14
Luke Correale, 20, will race in I’On this month and will be on hand at the meet and greet April 14. He is originally
from New England but now lives in the Charleston area.
You or your child will be able
to ride with the cyclists of the
Lowcountry Volkswagen Racing team on Monday, April 14
when they come to I’On for a
meet the racers social and
practice ride at Sweet Olive
Home and Garden from 5:30-7
Sweet Olive Home and Garden is located at 264 N Shelmore Blvd in the I’On Community in Mount Pleasant, across
from the domed Holy Ascension Orthodox Church.
The social and practice ride
are free and open to the public.
As part of preparations for
the following Saturday’s forth
annual I’On Bike Races, the
public will be invited to check
out high tech, ultra light cycle
racing equipment, meet some
of our featured racers and
learn about the strategy it
takes to win on a circuit race
like the one at I’On.
The event will be webcast
live on ION Internet Radio at
w w w. i o n r a d i o 1 6 4 0 . c o m .
Refreshments will be served.
At 6:30 p.m. the team will
roll out from “Amen Corner,”
which is the forth turn on the
course, between Sweet Olive
and the Church for a practice
ride tune up to tour the course
and give pointers to people
wanting to race Saturday.
The team is currently training
a number of new riders.
You’re invited to come along
and see if cycle racing might be
of interest to you.
There are races for children
and Category 5 new racers
Featured racers on the team
include Pete Floyd, age 68 and
one of the fastest men in his
age group in the world; Jane
West, mother of two and a
math professor known for
hard competitive racing and
generous support for newer
riders; Luke Correale, a new
20-year -old novice racer
beginning to climb in the rankings and David Epstein, who
left the injury on the soccer
pitch to become president of
Their stories and full background on the races can be
found on the Web site at
Mount Pleasant Business &
Cordially Invites YOU To
Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens
Thursday, April 24th • 5:30PM to 8:30PM
Admission: $25 at the door. Please RSVP.
Save $10 by purchasing advance tickets! Just $40 per pair!
(Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. RSVP requested. Credit cards accepted.)
Admission includes EVERYTHING:
Live Music by The Coppertones!
Food provided by Tom Smith Catering:
All You Can Eat Pork Tenderloin, Sweet & Sour Meatballs,
Shrimp Cocktail, Finger Sandwiches, Artichoke Dip, Veggies & Fruit...
As well as Beer, Wine, Iced Tea, Lemonade and sodas...
And Desserts by Costco!
Generously sponsored by:
of Harbin Two, LLC
Anyone is welcome to enjoy the festivities! RSVP requested.
Email [email protected] or call 972-2356 or 884-9147!
MPBPA Monthly Luncheon
Next Thursday, April 17, at the Holiday Inn, Mt. Pleasant
Arrive 11:45 a.m. • Program starts at 12:15 p.m.
Our featured speaker will be Chris Fischer of Fischer Recycling
“Making your work environment green”
Full buffet lunch & dessert: $12 for members, $15 for non-members
To RSVP or for information,
call Diane Pauldine at 884-9147 or Chuck Diggle at 972-2356.
More information also available at www.mpbpa.com
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Individuals may enter for $50 before April
12 or $55 on or after April 13; fees for relay
teams are $75 before April 12 and $90 on or
after April 13.
All race participants are required to check
in at the swim start at 7:20 a.m. on April 20.
The race will then officially begin at 7:30
If spaces are still available, registration
and packet pickup will also be open on race
weekend, on Friday, April 18 and Saturday,
April 19 from 4-7 p.m. at TrySports Mount
Pleasant (located on Highway 17 N near
Mount Pleasant Towne Centre).
Packet pickup will be available on the day
of the race beginning at 6 a.m. Registration
will not be accepted on the day of the event.
This year, several aspects of the East
Cooper Coastal Triathlon have been
The run portion of this year’s triathlon was
decreased from five miles to four miles, cutting off a small portion of the run course
through the Isle of Palms.
The transition area, which was previously
located on Palm Boulevard, will now be contained within the Isle of Palms County Park.
The course for the triathlon extends
through scenic areas in Mount Pleasant, the
Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island.
The swim portion of the event will be a 0.6-
mile ocean swim that runs parallel to the
shoreline and ends at Isle of Palms County
Wetsuits will be allowed.
The 16-mile bike segment will leave the
Isle of Palms by way of the Isle Of Palms
Connector and continue onto Hungryneck
Boulevard in Mount Pleasant, then onto the
breathtaking Palm Boulevard across Breach
Inlet to Sullivan’s Island.
The four-mile run course will take triathletes back over the Isle of Palms Connector to
the finish line at the The Shoppes at Seaside
Farms in Mount Pleasant, where Piggly
Wiggly will provide a post-race buffet for participants.
A shuttle bus will be available for transportation back to the Isle of Palms parking
Various awards will be presented following
the event, including awards for the top
triathletes within age groups, relay teams,
the open/elite division and other divisions.
For more information contact Triathlon
Director Paul King at 843-881-8872 or
Mount Pleasant Recreation Department
Track Coordinator Jay Rhodes at 843-8562196.
Those interested in future sponsorship
opportunities for the ECCT should contact
Mount Pleasant Recreation Department
Sponsorship Coordinator JarVeis Vandross