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Overdrive Raises $2500 for Feed My People Food Bank!

27 September 2011
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Jerry and I would like to extend a HUGE thankyou for your volunteer hours and participation in the 2nd Annual  Eau Claire Century. With all our efforts we were able to make a donation to Feed My People Food Bank for $2500 along with donations as well from Cleghorn Lions Club and Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church. With our combined efforts we CAN make a difference!
Ann, Linda and Troy present the check to Emily of the Feed My People Food Bank.


2011 Powderkeg Snowshoe Race

30 January 2011
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On Saturday, January 29th, Chippewa OffRoad Bike Association (CORBA) put on the Chippewa Valley Powder Keg (formerly the Rumble in the Jungle) on 2-mile and 5-mile courses that wandered through the woods of scenic Lowes Creek County Park. Snowshoers were greeted with comfortable temps and ungroomed, tightly twisting singletrack with a handful of short-but-steep hills thrown in to keep the body warm. Prior to the main event, children under 12 and local mascots raced on a fun 1/4 mile race on the Expo Center grounds.  Eau Claire Bike and Sport along with Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital, Spring Street Sports, Xcel Energy, Insty-Prints and Bear Paw Outdoor Adventure ResortYankee Jacks, Fazoli’s, Fantastic Sam’s, RoadID and Scheels contributed prizes.  Overdrive members Laura Plummer, Cheryl Olson, Jerry Christenson, Linda Slowiak and Paul Ried competed in the 5 mile race, while Ricky Wells and Jim Peterson ran the 2 mile course.  Linda and Jerry also volunteered along with Jim Schmitt, Tim Camlek, Jim Blodgett and Jim Shannon.
Powderkeg Showshoe Race 2011 (click for all pictures) TV-13 also did a nice story on the race, as did the Leader-Telegram.

First Group Rides of 2010

7 March 2010
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We decided to take advantage of the perfect weather for the first weekend of March and get our bikes out. Saturday we met at Bowl-Winkles. The usuals Jim, Ann, Linda, Jerry, and Wally were joined by new member Mike and UWEC student, John. John moved from Maple for better riding weather. The bright sunshine more than offset the crisp air as we headed west out E and C. It was an excellent chance to catch up and start building base again.

Sunday was even warmer and we had a bigger group: Jim, Wally and Mike, plus Scott, David, Steve and newcomer, Jeff left from Fairfax wondering if we had dressed too warm. Sarah met us at the turn-about and we realized there was still a little nip in the air. We took our normal route south on Lowes Creek and then headed west to W, across Marsh and Hemlock to Z. It turned into a little longer ride than we had planned, but after a winter of skiing or riding indoors, everyone was ready to do a little extra.

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