Photograph courtesy of John Sokolowski.
We had another amazing rally and send out our love, thanks, and two stroke smoke to all of you who braved the freezing cold to commemorate 15 years of FYBO. We were able to raise about $1,000 to donate to Durham Rescue Mission, thanks to your rally registrations and the raffle! Special thanks to that guy with the stripper dollars covered in glitter who bought so many raffle tickets…you know who you are…
We also got some pretty substantial news coverage from the News & Observer – read all about the rally here and check out the sweet video they put together about the rally and scootering, shot during our town ride excursion to the Duke Lemur Center:
After the rally and after expenses are paid, The Incriminators Scooter Club donates the remaining proceeds of the Freeze Your Balls Off Rally to a local charity – this year’s worthy recipient is the Durham Rescue Mission, Durham’s oldest and largest long-term homeless shelter, which provides food, clothing, permanent supportive housing, vocational training, counseling, job placement, education, accountability and much more to people in need in Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh. This cold snap has us all glad for shelter, so we felt it was fitting to donate to an organization that helps those that do not, you know, because freezing your balls off should be a choice, not a necessity.
We’re featuring John Willse’s Upstartin’ All-Stars as one of the bands hitting the stage at Motorco Music Hall for FYBO Saturday night! From their Facebook page: “Members of The Jumpstarts, The Archbishops of Blount Street, R69, and various other musicians come together to lay down a sound that’s old but we’re bringin’ in the new. A sound that’s new but you better believe we’re not forgettin’ the old. So, come on this journey with us people… and move!”
Come out and shake a leg, skank up a storm, and have a little ska on us!
Here’s where we’re gonna be!
Want the ULTIMATE Freeze Your Balls Off Experience?
Combustion Cycles, one of our awesome sponsors, has generously offered camping space for the rally weekend in the field behind the shop to anyone brave enough to sleep in a tent in January. Come on, you’ve braved the Carolina Duke Inn with its questionable stains, you can handle the cold!
The space is within a combo-locked fence, so you can leave your tents up all weekend, and there is a heated shower. Plus… it’s free!
Let us know if you’re interested…
For this year’s Freeze Your Balls Off rally, we have arranged something special. Did you know that Durham and the Duke Lemur Center are home to the largest population of lemurs outside of Madagascar? In fact, most of the lemurs in captivity in the U.S. are Duke Lemur Center lemurs! Now is your chance to see these fun-loving creatures for yourself!
If you would like to sign up for the tour of the Duke Lemur Center that will take place during the town ride on Saturday please enter your information into the Google Docs form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1UC-OqP5_Aip3wJPbHNuI3_E4tJtH25vJ_Csoad61IXA/viewform
Space is limited! Only 30 spaces are available. If you sign up after spaces are filled, you will be added to the wait list, and we will contact you if a space opens. If you are signing up more than one person, please complete a separate sign up form.
The cost is $7 per person, and the tour will last approximately 1-1.25 hours. We will arrive at the Lemur Center at approximately 2:15pm for a tour starting at 2:30.
Check out the Lemur Center website at http://lemur.duke.edu.
If you have any questions, contact Margaret at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can you guess what we’ll be doing this year?