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From the President
Bike-to-Work Week
"Lion Days"
Bardstown, Here We Come
Touring News
Turtle Rides
Kudos to Triad
Bike Trek to Shakertown
July-August 2000 Newsletter

From the President

by Earl Jones


It turns out that cycling can save more than your life. An article in a recent edition of USA Today reported that impotence in men was correlated to waist size. In other words, so-called "love handles" are inaccurately named.

Talk about news that can help membership development!

And what better way to reduce love handles or meet another objective than to set a goal, like riding to Bardstown and back in September on the Old Kentucky Home Bicycle Tour. If you know anyone who needs help getting started, tell him (or her) to start training now by joining us on our regular club rides.

Speaking of which, the Tuesday evening Cherokee Park rides have exceeded all expectations in terms of participation. The rides leave from Hogan's Fountain every Tuesday at 6:30. If you haven't done so, check them out. And bring a friend. These are some of the best rides to get introduced to the Club.

I hope you saw the June issue of Louisville Magazine, which promoted cycling as a way of getting away from it all and discussed our Club as the passport. Readers were urged to join the Club and train for OKHT. The good publicity continues to increase.

If you missed the Bike Yard Sale on the Great Lawn, held on May 27, you missed the opportunity to sell or trade unneeded bike stuff and to buy stuff cheap. Old jerseys, saddles, gloves, pedals, bike racks, you name it. This was the first bike swap, which has the potential to become a big annual event. Many thanks to Cheryl Brawner, Jackie Green and Penny DuBarry, who worked with the City of Louisville and co-sponsor Kentucky Mountain Bike Association (KyMBA) to pull off the event.

As usual, Jim McDonald has pulled together a great touring schedule for the next two months. Among the highlights:

  • Family Fun Rides on the RiverWalk - Sunday July 9 and July 30 at 2 pm, brought to you by Steve Sarson. And if you're interested, you can ride to the ride from the Crescent Hill Reservoir.
  • Fruit Rides - July 6, 11, 20 and 25, and August 10, 15, 24 and 31, brought to you by Marilee Martin. Enjoy lots of fruit with your cycling friends after the ride.
  • Mountain Bike Rides - July 13 and 27, and August 3 and 17 at 6:30 pm, brought to you by Ken Hoff. No need to worry about cars, but watch out for the kamikaze squirrels!
  • Ice Cream Ride - August 20 at 2pm. Come enjoy free ice cream after the ride!
  • Tour de Gil - August 23 at 6:30 pm, brought to you by Gil Morris. NO RED STUFF!
  • LBC Picnic - August 6 at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer Park. Rides start at 8 and 10 am, followed by a picnic lunch. Volunteers are needed, as are your favorite dishes, prepared to pass for all to enjoy! Please call Adrian Freund at 231-1083 or 561-3416.

Happy Riding!


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