JUNE 12 2015 was the 4 annual Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Coasterthon at Six Flags Over Georgia.
This year’s Team Bparcs broke our record with us having 3 of the 34 riders. The morning began just before 9 AM with registration and a light breakfast and around 10 AM we started riding the Mindbender.
During the coasterthon all riders must change seats every 5 laps and once a hour you get a 5 minute break, you must return to your seat or you lose your spot.
At 1pm we took a hour lunch, Six Flags feed us hamburgers and hot dogs, chips and potato salad and for those brave enough ice cream.
The second half of the day was on the Georgia Scorcher. It was a hot ride making it true to the tag line put your feet to the fire. Six Flags was slow to get the riders water and that took a toll on many because this ride is in the open sun. After 1 hour many of us got off including myself. I have never been a fan of stand up coasters and I personally think it was a really bad choice for us to do. After 4 hours 19 finished but not many smiles. Everyone that got off ,return to the rode to take the final laps as a group.
While I was disappointed that I did not make the whole time, what really matters is the money raised that helps all the sick and injured kids. It is not to late to donate. Just go to our Coasterthon donation page.
After the coasterthon we headed of to Terminal West At King Plow to see Revel in Romance , 2 years ago the band did the coasterthon with us. They invited us to the show and asked the crowd to donate. We raised almost
$400 more that night. We look forward to working with the band and many more shows.
On Thursday night I made the announcement that this year would be my last being a rider of the coasterthons, Bparcs and myself will still work to make the event bigger and better by my putting a team of riders that will do the event in 2016 as a coach.
BPARCS strongly believes in the work of all Children’s Hospital’s and we will be putting a new event that will cover 3 day of riding coasters at 3 different parks. If you would like to join Bparcs Race team for the 2016 season send us a email. We will do several events at parks all over the country 2016.
Reporting for Bparcs