Just over a year ago VeloKids was just an idea...an idea that I alone carried in my head (and my heart). As the year progressed I share the idea with more people, it resonated and the vision grew. So many wonderful people joined the cause and we accomplished a tremendous amount in just one year.
Flash forward to now and it is 2014 and we have gone from "me" to "we" and Seacoast VeloKids, under the direction of myself and a 9 person steering committee, is about to have our first ever event. A kick off event for our 2014 year. Like many things we knew what we wanted to do with this event...but had no experience on which to rely. How hard could it be? Hold an event; tell people what you are doing; make it resonate; convert them to the cause. Well...it is harder that it looks.
I think part of the problem is I have a job that is NOT Seacoast VeloKids (and two kids, a dog and a busy wife). All of us on the steering committee have "day jobs". This is where the sleep deprivation comes in...We have all been working really hard to make this event happen.... and I am nervous. I want it to go well. I need it to go well.
So tonight it is "on" and all we can do is take a deep breath, share our passion for youth cycling and enjoy the moment. We have come a long way.