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May 2001 Rides & Events

Ride difficulty ratings are approximate:
#1: Family/Beginner Ride
#2: Mostly flat to rolling, up to 1/3 hills
#3: Rolling, up to 1/2 hills
#4: Rolling, mostly hills, some long, steep grades and/or long mileage
#5: Mostly long, steep hills and/or extremely long mileage.

CPSC- or Snell-approved helmets are required

All rides will begin 15 minutes after the scheduled ride time. All riders are welcome to join us!

All phone numbers are in 502 area code except where noted.


Tuesday, May 1

Wednesday, May 2

  • 8:30 am, 30-35 mi. #3. Derby Ride. 102 Pope St. RC: Emily Boone, 585-3430
  • 6:30 pm, 10/25 mi. #2/3. Tour de Gil. 9014 Waltlee Road in Fern Creek. Hot dogs and drinks after the ride! RC: Gil Morris, 239-7921

Thursday, May 3

  • 6:30 pm, 15/30 mi. #3. Vettiner Park. RC: Pennie DuBarry, 263-7215

Saturday, May 5 - Derby Day

  • 8:00 am, 30/60 mi. #3. Long Run Park. RC: Bill Pustow, 245-1349

Sunday, May 6

  • 8:00 am, 30/60/100 mi. #3. Vettiner Park. RC: Adrian Freund, 231-1083

Monday, May 7

  • 6:30 pm, Bike Handling Class. 6:30 to 9:00 pm. St. Matthews Elementary School, 601 Browns Lane. Tonight's topics are Traffic Laws, Hand and Voice Signals, and Road Courtesy. Followed by a short 8- to 10-mile ride. For more info contact A.B. Sandefur, 425-9463.
  • 6:30 pm, 15-20 mi. #2. Recovery Ride. St. Matthews Baptist Church, 3515 Grandview Ave. RC: Alan Darby, 895-4904

Tuesday, May 8

Wednesday, May 9

  • 8:00 am, 20/30/50 mi. #3. Memphis Truck Plaza. RC: Dick Williams, 426-4844
  • 6:30 pm, 15/30 mi. #3. Vettiner Park. RC: Jay Palmer, 267-9175

Thursday, May 10

Friday, May 11

  • 7:00 am, May 11, 12, 13, 14 - Mighty 400. This is a series of four 100-mile rides. Car pool to Cincinnati, put 30 pounds or less camping gear in sag vehicle then ride to Columbus, Oh. (overweight is charged at $1/lb) to participate in TOSRV Saturday and Sunday (a fee tour with 4,000+ riders), then ride back to Cincinnati. For information, contact Eddie Doerr 285-0017.

Saturday, May 12

  • 8:00 am, 30/60/100 mi. #3+. Raid on Bagdad. E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park. RC: Bill & Anong Pustow, 245-1349
  • 5:15 pm, 20/25 mi. #3+. Scheller's Fitness and Cycling, 11520 Shelbyville Road. RC: Tom Armstrong, 253-1746. First in a series of Saturday evening rides for those of us who can't get to the rest of the club rides.

Sunday, May 13 - Mother's Day

  • 8:00 am, 30/60 mi. #2. Rooster Run Ride. Iroquois Park. RC: Jim Kimmel, 429-0786
  • 1:00 pm, 35 mi. #3. Northeast YMCA, 9400 Millbrook Rd (off Whipps Mill and LaGrange). RC: Earl Jones, 895-4850
  • 2:00 pm, 15 mi. #1. Turtle Ride. Waterfront Park Parking Lot P (where I-65 crosses over River Rd) RC: Boyd Sigler, 589-1758

Monday, May 14

  • 6:30 pm, Bike Handling Class. 6:30 to 9:00 pm. St. Matthews Elementary School, 601 Browns Lane. Tonight's topics are Basic Bike Fit and Adjustments. Followed by a short 8- to 10-mile ride. For more info contact A.B. Sandefur, 425-9463.
  • 6:30 pm, 15-20 mi. #2. Recovery Ride. St. Matthews Baptist Church, 3515 Grandview Ave. RC: Alan Darby, 895-4904

Tuesday, May 15

Wednesday, May 16

  • 8:00 am, 25/50 mi. #3. K-Mart – New Cut Road & Outer Loop, Ride to Bernheim Forest. RC: John Larson, 245-2374
  • 8:00 am, 100 mi. #3. Long Run Park. RC: Bill Pustow, 245-1349
  • 6:30 pm, 15/25 mi. #3. Prospect Point Shopping Center. RC: Eddie Doerr, 285-0017

Thursday, May 17

  • 6:30 pm, 15/24 mi. #3. Vettiner Park. RC: Pennie DuBarry, 263-7215

Friday, May 18

  • 8:00 am, Bike to Work Downtown. #1-2, meet at Mid-City Mall to commute together downtown. RSVP requested (in case police escort will be necessary for the crowd!). RC: Cheryl Brawner, 939-5410 or bikecoack@aol.com

Saturday, May 19

  • 7:30 am, 105 mi. #3. Mad Dog Mammoth Cave Overnight Century. Floyd’s Fork Park (park behind Hatmakers Convenience Store on KY 155 and Pope Lick Road. New route, lunch at Stewart's in Hodgenville. Contact Mammoth Cave Hotel for room reservations (270) 758-2225. No drop policy enforced. RC: Michael Pitt, 454-4559
  • 7:30 am, Tour de Heart. This year is a one-day ride. 100-mile route starts at 7:30 am; 60-mile route starts at 8:00 am, 30-mile route starts at 8:30 am, 15-mile route starts at 9:00 am. All routes start at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park. Contact Alison Ewart for more info at 584-4222 or the American Heart Association at 587-8641.
  • 9:00 am, 35/55 mi. #3. Paoli United Methodist Church, Hwy 56 East, Paoli, Ind.. RC: Jay Palmer, 267-9175. NOTE: Start time is Louisville time.

Sunday, May 20

  • 9:00 am, 30/50 mi. #3. K-Mart – New Cut Road & Outer Loop - to Rooster Run. RC: Bill Rich, 458-0670
  • 3:00 pm, General Membership Meeting. Broadway Baptist Church, 4000 Brownsboro Road.
  • 4:30 pm, 20/30 mi. #3. President's Ice Cream Ride (the ice cream is on Earl). After the General Membership meeting, Broadway Baptist Church. RC: Earl Jones, 895-4850

Monday, May 21

  • 6:30 pm, Bike Handling Class. 6:30 to 9:00 pm. St. Matthews Elementary School, 601 Browns Lane. Tonight's topics are Clothing and Equipment for a comfortable, trouble free ride. Followed by a short 8- to 10-mile ride. For more info contact A.B. Sandefur, 425-9463.
  • 6:30 pm, 15-20 mi. #2. Recovery Ride. St. Matthews Baptist Church, 3515 Grandview Ave. RC: Alan Darby, 895-4904

Tuesday, May 22

Wednesday, May 23

Thursday, May 24

Saturday, May 26

  • 8:00 am, 30/60 mi. #3. Vettiner Park. RC: Jay Palmer, 267-9175
  • 8:00 am, Horsey Hundred. Overnight ride starts in Georgetown, Ky. Fee required. Contact the Bluegrass Cycling Club at horsey@bgcycling.org for more info.
  • 5:15 pm, 20/25 mi. #3+. Scheller's Fitness and Cycling, 11520 Shelbyville Road. RC: Tom Armstrong, 253-1746.

Sunday, May 27

  • 12:00 noon, Cherokee BikeFest 2001. Cherokee Park, Rugby Field (cars enter on Cochran Hill Rd. off Lexington Rd.) Family fun, food, entertainment, free prizes, retail expo, 2nd Annual Bike Yard Sale (bring bike stuff to sell), tours, roller races, bike rodeo, mountain biking 101 classes, BikeLouisville rentals available. For more info or to volunteer contact Cheryl Brawner, 939-5140 or bikecoack@aol.com.
  • 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm, 10-mile #2 Family Fun Tours
  • 1:15 pm, 20/45-mile #3 Emerald Necklace Tour.

Monday, May 28 - Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 29

Wednesday, May 30

  • 8:00 am, 25/50 mi. #3. Memphis (Ind.) Truck Plaza. RC: Alison Ewart, 584-4222
  • 6:30 pm, 15/30 mi. #3. E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park. RC: Marilyn Minnick, 412-4224

Thursday, May 31

  • 6:30 pm, 15/25 mi. #3. Vettiner Park. RC: Paul Battle, 459-6973


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