What a fantastic weekend! The team was prepped and ready for rain and thundershowers all weekend long, only to enjoy cool morning mist and sun-filled afternoons. Our volunteer team swelled, allowing us to take over two rest stops during the weekend on both Saturday and Sunday. Family, friends, smiles, and good spirits abounded – check out selected scenes in this year’s video! (Movie clip is three minutes in length and requires Windows Media Player)
Our goofy team photo – always entertaining!
Our cyclist team composes itself for a second day of riding
Lake Michigan receeds into the early morning mist…
Plenty of humidity in the air for our cyclists on Saturday morning!
Matt & Carol prep for their ride with some good old-fashioned lovin’!
Carol is overwhelmed by the sight of Ben’s n3kk1d chest!
Shawn wonders how exactly he fell in with these weirdos…
Kyle is still smiling after all these years on the team!
The usual barrage of cookie fuel taunted us at every turn!
Ben, Shawn, and Kyle enjoy a well-deserved lunch…
“Which cookie do I eat first? Well, there is an obvious solution…”
VIDEO: Witness the devastating caloric power of this fully operational cookie station!
Shawn cannot take a bad photo! We were so pleased to have him on the team this year…
Carol and Megan show us the goo that gets ya through!
No good at growing? Try some on-the-fly, “out of the box” farming techniques!
MMMMMmmmm… Fenn Valley wine tasting!
Sloth is thrilled to discover the secret to Shawn’s Founders Brewery jersey!
The view from the seat of a rest stop volunteer…
The team assembles for dinner at Phelps Hall
Our MS speaker this year was the inspirational Jim Holwerda, a fellow cyclist and minister.
Power partner Darlene and husband Jim at Skiles Tavern
Team N3kk1d alumni Cliff and Natalie joined us at Skiles as well. Awesome!
Megan and her mom rolled into town on Saturday night to both bike and volunteer for the team!
Drake displays his devilish yet creative stacking technique… it’s sure to not topple over!
The team is up and at ‘em early in the morning for breakfast on Sunday at Phelps Hall
This year’s message at Tunnel Park is full of Khan-inspired Wrath!
Drake’s mom treated us all to ice cream at lunch on Day Two! Thanks, Mom!
Yes, it’s true: we keep around the Couturiers purely for cuteness’ sake!
Being a veteran rider has its privileges: like biking one day and being Spongebob the other!
If cycling doesn’t work for you, swing from tree to tree!
Hey! No photos of the photographer!
Aunt Jessie and Uncle Chuck add sparkle to the Team N3kk1d rest stop…
James keeps getting taller and taller with each bike tour… how does that happen?
Team N3kk1d alum Margi brought several helpers to the volunteer team this year… furry and otherwise!
B.B. is a new addition to our volunteer force this year.
Such polite smiles, yet they wield knives…
“Everything’s aaaAAAAAAAAaaalllllll riiiiiight!”
Classic rockers The Runaways also joined our team… still punk after all these years…
Sam tries to blend in with the tropical decor….
The cycling team meets the volunteer gang!
The Team N3kk1d volunteer team was both festive and spirited this year…
“Welcome to our tropical paradise!”
“You want watermelon? We got watermelon.”
Rob displays his inexplicable attachment to inflatable palm trees
Heather is all about the noise-makers and snacks!
“Let’s see… one watermelon slice for them… one for me…”
Liz is of the belief that any setting is a good one for knitting.
Our irresistable volunteer team captain strikes a pose
AWWWwwwWWWwww… so cute, you’d almost think they were sisters…
We do have the best-looking team: the medical staff was trying to sneak photos!
Jessie and Heather max and relax after Day One.
This year, the only item available at the Team Captain tent was a single skinny cyclist…
“WE MADE IT!!!”
The Wishing Tree proves that, together, we CAN beat this disease!
Well… good night, and see you next year…