7 Days, 7 Towns.. Route Finalizations!

Posted by Edwin Wednesday, June 29, 2011 0 comments

Hey guys!

As the first order of business, I added a social media/share bar at the top of the site, please "Like" us on Facebook or share on twitter to spread awareness of our event and our cause!

As for the meat of this post, I spent a couple hours today and yesterday looking over and finalizing towns and routes for Skate Cape May 2011, and so our schedule has been updated as follows!

8/10/11 : Beginning in High Point State Park, Stopping in Newton, NJ
8/11/11 : Skating to Chester, NJ
8/12/11 : Hightstown, NJ
8/13/11 : Toms River, NJ
8/14/11 : Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ
8/15/11 : Northfield, NJ
8/16/11 : Cape May, NJ

As of yet I have to finalize places to stay in each of these towns and lemonade stand locations, but these towns are pretty much set. Also because the shortened time period to skate (9 to 7 days), the mileage between the towns will be slightly variable, ranging from lower 20 to upper 40 miles per day. Our last day (our victory run, perhaps) will be nearly 50 miles from Northfield to Cape May!

Anyone interested in participating in a day or two of Skate Cape May should feel free to contact us at contact@skatecapemay.com!

Adios for now,
- Edwin

Aina, Skate Cape May Revisions!

Posted by Edwin Saturday, June 25, 2011 0 comments

We received our first sponsor "care package" if you will from Aina clothing, owned by none other than Colin Taylor, who has been with us helping finding sponsors since last year's Skate Cape May. His shirts are 100% organic cotton and as a lifestyle brand is working at an eco-friendly approach to clothing. Many thanks to Colin again, be sure to check out his website at http://www.ainaclothing.com! (and see more information on our sponsors page!

We're still looking for sponsors mainly just to provide maybe a set of wheels or bearings for the trip, and anything else could really only help (places to stay, advice for popular locations, and generally spreading the word about our event!)

As a new introduction to our event this year, we're hoping to include people in on our journey, though only from one town to the next. As of now we're hoping to charge maybe 25-30$ per participant to come skate with us and also get a Skate Cape May shirt for doing so. (the money of course, will be donated to Alex's Lemonade Stand). As we work out the route for this year in further detail, we'll provide more information, so keep posted!
So, if anyone wishes to come along and lives nearby one of the towns we start or finish at, feel free to register a spot by emailing me at contact@skatecapemay.com!

Right now, our schedule is as follows:
8/10 - High Point State Park to Newton, NJ
8/11 - Newton to Chester
8/12 - 8/15 - ?
8/16 - ? to Cape May, NJ

Not much there, I know, but be sure to keep posted!

Website Redesign... here comes Skate Cape May 2011!

Posted by Edwin Monday, June 20, 2011 0 comments

For those who are still following our blog from last year, we're back! Its been quite some time since I last posted, mostly due to school and other non-Skate Cape May related affairs, but with school over planning for Skate Cape May 2011 in under way!

I started with what I thought to be a much needed website redesign, with better readability and less clutter, felt like this is a lot cleaner than the first design.

There's also going to be a few changes to the the actual event itself. We're planning on having it start the same date as last year, August 10th, but cutting out maybe two towns to increase our daily mileage and thus make the journey a little more challenging. Even though this means that we'll be visiting less towns, we're hoping that the turnout at each town will be a little bit greater this time around.

We'll also need to make some route adjustments to account for the less towns and less dirt roads (*shudder*)

I'll have a 2011 Skate Cape May logo redesign to hopefully go on some new shirts for this year, and I'm also hoping to find some sponsors to help us again this year. You can find last year's sponsors here or by clicking the "Sponsors" button in the navigation bar above.

If anyone is able to help us out with news coverage, route advice, sponsors, or any other relevant information, we'd love to hear it! You can contact us at: contact@skatecapemay.com

Signing off for now,

Skate Cape May is a 200+ mile skateboarding journey from the top of New Jersey (High Point) to the bottom (Cape May) with the intent to raise funds for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research. Last year, we received an award as a Top 100 Fundraiser for 2010 for ALSF!

Click Here for more detailed information!