2012 WFRT: Best Year Yet

The third annual Wrigley Field Road Tour was a huge success – from the amount of funds raised for the two charities to the fun had by all the riders. Read our recap of the day. But don’t take our word for it. Below the photos that you’ve been sharing with us are just some of the comments we’ve received from riders and volunteers about the 2012 WFRT, the best year yet!

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Great ride. Great support. Excellent route and a party on the field at Wrigley. It can’t get any better. – Andrew B

I can’t imagine anything that could have made this a better experience for a Rookie. Route-great, riders-accomodating and friendly, food-awesome and plentiful, rest stops-well staffed with anything and everything, post race-ridiculous fun, volunteers-AMAZING!!!! I felt pampered at every rest stop, along the route, parking, finishing, and post race. WOW! WHAT A CREW! THANK YOU! Quite the extraordinary day (nice job on the weather for whoever orderer that up)! – Aimee T

This was an amazing event! The route was terrific, the stops were well supplied and the volunteers made them fun. Thanks to the volunteers! There was roving mechanical support. Luckily, I didn’t need them. Afterward, A PARTY ON THE FIELD AT WRIGLEY! Great food, and an awesome band! Above all, two fine charities benefited from the donations. Tell your friends about this event. It’s great! (I was dancing on the infield at Wrigley. How cool is that?) – Michael D

An incredible day in every way imaginable! Thank you to all the wonderful, and cheerful volunteers! The ride was so well organized, the riders so kind and accommodating, the weather spectacular and the party on the field unforgettable. Thank you!! – Sheri F

Great route and support. Special thanks to the motorcycle crew for escorting us out of the city. People cheered us at every rest stop which was really cool. I didn’t ride in the previous two Wrigley but I can’t imagine anything better than a party at Wrigley to finish the day. From using the visitors’ locker room to playing catch in the outfield with my brother and daughter…just a magical day. – John G

Thank you for everything. This was so well organized and everyone is so nice and accomodating! The food was great! The other riders were so supportive for this rookie, thank you. I cant wait until next year. – John C

Thank you for everything. We had an amazing ride and are so appreciative of all of the volunteers … our motorcycle guides, everyone at the rest stops (cold towels = brilliant) and when we had a flat and got a rescue. And Poi Dog rocks. Many thanks. – Angie A

Great ride – worthy charities, enthusiastic volunteers, and friendly riders. Miller Park or Wrigley, both are great destinations. – Tim C

Best so far! I would rather lay out on right field and watch Poi Dog than go to cheese town. – Dan S

As a long time suffering Cub fan, to walk on the outfield grass was amazing. – Jeff C

Well done! Vastly improved over last year. Loved the party at Wrigley! What an experience! Volunteers were amazing – everything was perfect (including the weather). Thank you! – Alexis E

Incredible job, great planning and execution, a worthy endeavor with great folks. – John A

What a great ride! Great support , helpful volunteers , perfect weather, a great cause to support! So much fun after at the party at Wrigley! Thanks to everyone! – Becky N

Great day. Fast course. Perfect conditions. Fun party. – Neil V

Very well organized, lots of fun, will come back next year! – Paul S

Great ride! So well organized, the rest stops were great and the volunteers were friendly and cheered for upon arrival and departure! The party at Wrigley was a blast and a great way to cap off my first century! Thanks for all who organized, staffed & volunteered! – Sarah A

The ride was great! Thanks so much for all of the support, well marked roads, great snacks, delicious lunch and the beautiful day too. The after party was a real treat especially with Poi Dog. Loved it all. – Bonnie K

After a great experience like that, the post-ride party managed to top it! We walked onto the outfield at Wrigley Field where they had a barbeque, open bar, and concert featuring one of my favorite bands, Poi Dog Pondering. Pinch me now! – John G, a/k/a Running News Guy

It was a great ride with great support along the route. Good signage. Great rest stops and healthy snacks/food. Terrific motorcycle support and SAG wagons riding the route. Loved the after-party on the field. Really appreciated the Higher Gear training rides offered in June-July-August…great way to build camraderie and elevate skills. Thank you to all the hard work that went into creating the event and now the ripple effect of touching so many lives. – Ruth-Anne R

Thank you for organizing such an outstanding event, from start to finish. The course, the friendly and supportive volunteers, the post-ride party and even the weather made for a day that this first-time-century rider won’t soon forget. Can’t wait for next year! – Bob E


We also can’t wait ’til next year. Want to be part of the action – again or for your first time? To be kept up to speed on upcoming details on future Wrigley Field Road Tours, please provide us your contact information here. Also keep your eyes on our website. Details of the 2013 WFRT will be posted here as soon as they are available.

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