Don Belk, Cary NC

Dear Star Trek Organizers:
Thank you for a fantastic 4th Annual Star Trek!  I really enjoyed the ride.  Of course, the weather was perfect.

This event displayed great organization from the start – ideal restroom facilities, a shady sign-in area, helpful volunteers.  Couldn’t ask for better.  Easy and efficient.  Great job on the pre-ride announcements, and the sheriff’s escort was splendid!  All of this shows that the community is really behind the event.  The post-ride lunch was ample, delicious, and served with appreciative smiles.

The route took us into the rural beauty of the area straight away, and before we knew it, we were on Flint Hill Road – the foothills of the Uwharries!  We passed through the communities of Black Ankle and Lovejoy before cruising through Troy.  It was neat to cut through Troy, avoid the major highways and find ourselves pedaling out of the Uwharries into the Sandhills.  A trek of two regions!

It was a privilege for me to participate in this ride.  The Star Trek is an important event on many levels.  In addition to being a successful fundraiser for a great cause, it’s about a committed group of local citizens working to achieve success and helping the NC Central Park region find a niche in ecotourism and a sustainable economy for the future.

What potential we saw as we pedaled along – the organic farms and other small operations, the vacant industrial spaces ready to spring back to life, the Hotel Troy itself – it’s easy to see why Montgomery Co.’s motto is ‘A Golden Opportunity’!  We need to promote and grow this ride and make it a big event on the state’s cycling calendar.

Thanks to the entire Star Trek organizers for a great event.  See you in 2016 – hopefully with 100 of my friends from the Triangle!

Sincerely,

Shannon Ancel, Greensboro Velo Club,
www.greensborovelo.com

Fun times were had at The Star Trek Ride.

I think the turnout was better than expected so I really appreciated that they contacted everyone individually who did not get a shirt and a medallion and made sure they received one. And the medallions and other prizes they had were all locally made which I also thought was really cool and unique to this ride.

Rick Edwards

This was a very nice, well-marked ride on lightly traveled roads with great scenery through parts of the Uwharrie National Forest. The hills were challenging for a flat lander from the coast, but not overly difficult; perfect for a tuneup prior to doing several rides in the mountains later in the summer.

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