Join us for an opening ceremony kick off party and mass cast on event at fibre space on Saturday July 1st, 12-1:30 pm!
Come join us to start spinning on the 1st and we will have the Tour on our big screen TV.
More about the Tour De Fleece :
The Tour runs from Saturday July 1st – Sunday, July 24th and follows the Tour de France as they bike through the lovely French countryside. While we might not be on bikes ourselves we can join in on a different kind of wheel. We are what is known as a ‘Wildcard Team’ and you can jump in on our threads on the main Tour de Fleece Ravelry thread and our Fans of fibre space group.
When do we start?
The first day of the Tour starts off with time trials and thusly has no official start times! So we as spinners get to start on the 1st whenever we really feel like. The event in shop will start at 12 pm.
But I don’t know how to Spin…
That’s OK! We’ll be have mini workshops for those interested in learning how to use a drop spindle.
Guidelines (NOT RULES):
Spin every day the Tour rides, if possible. Saturday July 1 through Sunday July 23th. Days of rest: Monday, July 10th and Monday, July 17th. (Just like the actual tour.)
Spin something challenging on the challenge days (usually the toughest high mountain stage: this year, it’s Stage 9, on Sunday, July 9th, when the riders will take on 3 mountains with a steeper than 10% grade, and Stage 15, on Sunday, July 16th, when they will face high altitude and steep grade!
Wear yellow on Sunday July 23th to announce victory. Why not wear yellow on any day you feel particularly successful? (Yellow is the color of the race leader in the Tour – but here we are all ‘race leaders’) Other colors if desired: Green (sprinter – think FAST), Polka-dot (climber – as in uphill), and white (rookie).