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On March 13 this year, my family and I loaded up the van with the www.ChiefLadigaTrail.com vendor tent, jersey's, t-shirts, stickers, magnets, etc., and traveled to Rockmart to participate in the 2013 Ride to the Border event at Frankies Italian Restaurant. The 2012 event had been tremendously successful as the weather cooperated with a beautiful, sunny spring day. Hundreds of cyclists and townspeople attended. This year's event, in keeping with most of 2013 thus far, was wet and cold. Although the cyclists didn't come out by the hundreds to hear all the great things about the Alabama portion of the rail trail beyond the Georgia border, my family did meet some passionate advocates for cycling in the south and formed wonderful new friendships. Two of our new friends are Joanne and Walt Massey. Joanne is the current president of Southern Bicycle League. We spent hours talking about cycling, family, cycling, traveling, and cycling some more. In April, Joanne made the trip over to Calhoun County to attend the 2013 Noble Street Festival and to ride Sunday in the Cheaha Challenge Grand Fondo. Thankfully, the weather was MUCH more cooperative for these events! Afterwards, Joanne asked if she could write an article featuring my family for the July 2013 issue of Southern Bicycle League Magazine. We agreed, and "Meet the Poes" begins on page 14. A big thanks to Joanne and to Southern Bicycle League Magazine. It's great to tell the story of the great things going on in Calhoun County and Northeast Alabama. See you on the Trail!