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Get ready for Viking Tour on May 21st!

Viking Tour 2017
The Viking Tour is a group bicycle ride on the Kitsap Peninsula taking place on Sunday, May 21st, 2017. The tour starts and finishes in historic Poulsbo, “Little Norway” at 9 a.m., and is held during the iconic VikingFest carnival and festival. So if you’re an out of towner, plan on coming out Saturday and stay the night to experience Viking Hospitality! Cost is $45 (all routes).
 
The ride has three different lengths for all riding levels: the “Odin”: a 59-mile journey featuring over 4,000 ft of climbs. the “Thor”: a 30-mile ride which is fairly flat and just for those looking to have a bit of fun with a little less challenge and the "Freyja": a 16-mile relaxing ride where you can enjoy yourself without breaking too much of a sweat.
 
Do you have a team or group that is thinking about riding in the Viking Tour? If so, good news for you! We just launched team registration! With team (or group) registration, you can register multiple people at once using one payment, and you can save some money!
  • Small Team (10-15 riders) / $450
  • Large Team (16-20 riders) / $720
What does this mean? This means the more riders you get, the less it costs per rider! For example, if you have 15 members it is only $30 per rider thus saving you $225.
 
You can find out more information and register at poulsbovikingtour.com
 
Time
7am-4pm (9am Start)

Support
Rest Stops, Mechanics, Medics

Activities
Vendor Village, Beer Garden, Dinner, Live Music
 
 
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Stories

Steven Solomon, Changing Lives

Steven SolomonSteven Solomon, Senior Annual Giving Officer with the Rotary Foundation, described the profound effect Rotary has had on his life as a way of illustrating what Rotary can do. As a high school student, the Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove, IL, selected him for an International Exchange to South Africa. That led to his meeting a number of influential South Africans, learning the Zulu language, and developing his interest in South African affairs. His enthusiasm for the work of Jane Goodall resulted in his meeting her and being invited to learn about a program called “Roots and Shoots” she was involved with in Tanzania, and he eventually opened a branch of the program in South Africa, with Rotary assistance. He later used his knowledge of Zulu as a clever way to make connection with Desmond Tutu at an event in Chicago, which led to his spending 5 days working with Tutu and being invited to his 80th birthday celebration.

Alexis Foster Classification Talk

Alexis FosterEach new member gives a classification talk, describing to other members something about their life and career. Alexis Foster delivered her Classification Talk, describing her journey from a 6-year old girl in Chicago who decided she wanted to be a lawyer, to becoming the City Prosecutor/Risk Manager for the City of Poulsbo. Along the way she briefly considered being an engineer, but discovered that her limited math skills made that unlikely. She finally returned to her dream of becoming an attorney, getting her law degree from Arizona State and then working briefly as an “in house Counsel” for a private company, and then moving on to be a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney with Kitsap County for 5+ years before moving to her current job. 

Jacob Maxwell, Entrepreneur

Jacob MaxwellJacob Maxwell, a young entrepreneur and NKHS grad, described his journey from Verizon tech to starting his own business—Above and Beyond Tech—dedicated to providing people with one-on-one assistance with using the whole spectrum of technology, often in their own home. He also noted he aspires to hire and inspire other young people to reach their full potential.

Sidney Minute, 5-5-2017

Sidney minuteSidney was our featured Viking Tour Photoshop victim (which she unfortunately missed due to an early departure). But she did have a chance to introduce her mother, father and brother at the meeting. She also reported on her excursion to Cape Flattery, her plan to attend the DLTA and do some additional sightseeing with her parents.
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