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Sunday Cruise to Forest Ridge Park, March 6, 2022

March 6, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm


The next Sunday Afternoon Cruise is scheduled for next Sunday, March 6th. The weather forecast looks good as of now, so we’re planning on having a picnic at the park.

This cruise will take us for a joy ride north of Wake Forest into Granville and Franklin Counties. We will wind around until we reach our destination of Forest Ridge Park, near Wake Forest. (2100 Old North Carolina 98 Hwy, Wake Forest, NC 27587). This is a fairly new park with nice amenities: good parking, plenty of space for us to picnic in our lawn chairs if the picnic tables are not available, and of course, nice bathrooms. So plan to bring a picnic lunch and non-alcoholic drinks for yourself.


Staging-Up Plans:

  • Those of you who want to be a part of the parade can “stage-up” with us at Stony Hill Baptist Church, 7521 Stony Hill Rd, Wake Forest.  Departure time: 1:30. We will head north and take a very scenic route to the park. Since the park is only about 5 miles from the church I’ll be leading us way out of the way for about 45 minutes so we can get in some good drive time.
  • Those of you who don’t want to participate in the parade can meet the rest of us at the park at about 2:30.

Be sure to let me know where you plan to join us.

You can sign up for this Cruise by:

Things to bring:

  • Lawn chairs
  • Tablecloth
  • Food and non-alcoholic drinks for yourselves

Feel free to forward this email on to others whom you think might be interested. These cruises are not limited to just those of you who receive this original email.

Caravan Driving TIPs:

  1. Your job is to keep track of the car directly behind you. If that driver slows down, you slow down. Or if that driver has to stop, you pull over to wait for them as soon as possible. If everyone does this, it will cause a reverse domino effect. The leader will then only have to pay attention to the car directly behind him/her rather than trying to keep track of everyone, and it will keep all cars in closer proximity.
  2. When approaching an intersection with a Green Light, get through the intersection as quickly as possible. If you lolly-gag, the chances of you and the cars behind you catching a Red Light greatly increases. So stay “as tight as is safe” when you see a light ahead of us.
  3. If we have to stop for a Red Light, and there are multiple turn lanes, feel free to break out of line and take up both lanes. Then once we get through the light you can get back into single file.


March 6, 2022
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Steve Blakeman


Forest Ridge Park
2100 Old North Carolina 98 Hwy
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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