Mead's Bike Shop, of Sterling Illinois, has been kind enough to support the event with a free water bottle for each participant. Who doesn't need another water bottle?!
I don't give out t-shirts like your local 5K does, but if you would like to pre-order one, email me your size, and I'll have one waiting for you on the day of the ride. It will cost you $10, but you'll be able to wear a beautiful shirt that all of your friends will wonder with curiosity what the Grumpy Grind is. The shirts are 100% cotton, unisex, and run slightly big. The deadline for ordering shirts is April 10th.
Brent Wegscheid, an a employee of ABUS locks, has kindly donated some fine locks to be given to a few lucky finishers. Brent unfortunately is unable to ride the event this year, but we thank him for donating the nice locks.
The last bit of swag that only the finishers will receive is a Grumpy Grind pint glass. Imagine washing down some post-ride BBQ with some Luck Man Pale Ale in your very own finishers pint glass! I have ridden the course several times already this year, and I can tell you that finishing the course is a good feeling. So every time you think you just won't make it the finish, dig a little deeper and think about filling your pint glass with good cheer, and perhaps you'll be just a little more motivated.