Leslee Mitchell Nabs 2012 Spirit of Cycling Award
Leslee Mitchell was named the recipient of the 2012 Spirit of Cycling Award at the Florida Freewheelers annual meeting on January 9th. Leslee spent 2012 giving and giving to new and experienced cyclists alike.
Starting with her brainchild, the Couch to Century (C2C) team, Leslee spent countless hours from January to October going where no club member had been before. With the help of a group of dedicated club members Leslee shepherded a collection of newbie cyclists though months of hill training, interval training, distance training and bike maintenance while teaching nutrition and other cycling skills. Before the C2C team had reached their goal Leslee was busy planning the Outer Limits weekend tour from Lake Mary to New Smyrna Beach and back. Tour participants were rewarded this year with a well planned weekend of cycling in October. Once the C2C dust had settled with the participation in two century ride events, Leslee and Martha Kotek corralled a group of volunteers to serve up smiles at the Cherry Lake Pajama Party SAG stop at the Horrible Hundred. After closing the SAG stop they spent the afternoon until dusk ringing cowbells for the returning riders while still decked out in pajamas. A smile of appreciation just seems to drive Leslee to do more.
Congratulations to Leslee Mitchell, the 2012 Florida Freewheelers Spirit of Cycling Award winner.