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May 2002 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.


Wednesday, May 1

  • 8:30 am, 30-35 mi. #3. Derby Ride. 102 Pope St. RC: Emily Boone, 585-3430
  • 6:30 pm, 20-25 mi. #2. Steamboat Race Ride. Prospect Point Shopping Center. Ride downtown to the festivities. RC: Alan Darby, 895-4904

Thursday, May 2

  • 6:30 pm, 15/30 mi. #3. Vettiner Park. RC: Jerry Gordon, 267-7084

Saturday, May 4 - Derby Day

  • 8:00 am, 30/65 mi. #3. Derby Day Ride. Long Run Park. RC: Cheryl Brawner, bikecoack@aol.com, 896-8109. 65 milers have lunch in Bagdad (maybe we'll get to see the Governor's train on its way to the Derby like we did last year!)

Sunday, May 5

  • 9:30 am, 25/45 mi. #3. E.P. 'Tom' Sawyer State Park. RC: Jim Preston, 339-1637
  • 2:00 pm, 15/25 mi. #3. Heine Bros. Coffee on Chenoweth Lane. RC: Sara Ferebee, 637-1429

Monday, May 6

  • 6:30 pm, Bike Handling Class. 6:30 to 9:00 pm. St. Matthews Elementary School, 601 Browns Lane. Come and learn riding skills every rider should know, followed by a short ride. Tonight's topics are Traffic Laws, Hand and Voice Signals, and Road Courtesy. For more info contact A.B. Sandefur, 425-9463
  • 6:30 pm, 12 mi. #2. Recovery Ride (RIF RAF). St. Matthews Baptist Church, 3515 Grandview Ave. RC: Scott Slusher, 456-2107

Tuesday, May 7

  • 8:00 am, 40/100 mi. #4. Buckner YMCA RC: Eddie Doerr, 285-0017
  • 6:30 pm, 19/26 mi. #3. Cherokee Park, Hogan's Fountain. RC: John Samways, 447-4277

Wednesday, May 8

  • 8:30 am, 25-40 mi. #3. Heather's On The River. RC: Don Frey, 292-0502
  • 6:30 pm, 15/20mile #2/3 (RIF RAF). Dinner Ride. On the Border, 10601 Fischer Park Dr. @ Springhurst. Park in Target lot. Stay for dinner after the ride (buy your own dinner). RC: Lewis Miller, 897-9198

Thursday, May 9

  • 6:30 pm, 15/30 mi. #3. Middletown Station (former bigg's parking lot). Lots of rollers! RC: Jim Kimmel, 429-0786

Saturday, May 11

  • 8:30 am, 30/60 mi. #3. Vettiner Park. RC: Jay Palmer, 267-9175
  • 5:15 pm, 20-25 mi. #3. Scheller's Fitness and Cycling, 11520 Shelbyville Road. RC: Tom Armstrong, 253-1746 or bikeolounger@prodigy.net or tarmstrong@schellers.com. The Saturday evening series returns! For those who are not Mad Dogs (yet), you still have a club ride today. Look for these rides every other Saturday through the end of September, with one or two exceptions.

Sunday, May 12 - Mother's Day

  • 9:00 am, 48/100 mi. #4. Mad Dog Century. Bridgeport School, Bridgeport, Ky. (Exit 48 off I-64 East, right on US 60, right on Bridgeport Rd. to school). RC: Tim Chilton, 367-8946
  • 2:00 pm, 15/25 mi. #3. Heine Bros. Coffee on Chenoweth Lane. RC: Pam Davis, 649-4840

Monday, May 13

  • 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. For more info contact A.B. Sandefur, 425-9463
  • 6:30 pm, 12 mi. #2. Recovery Ride (RIF RAF). St. Matthews Baptist Church, 3515 Grandview Ave. RC: Pam Davis, 649-4840

Tuesday, May 14

  • 8:00 am, 40/100 mi. #4. Buckner YMCA RC: Eddie Doerr, 285-0017
  • 6:30 pm, 15/25 mi. #3. Cherokee Park, Hogan's Fountain. RCs: Alan & Amy Usher, 459-1788

Wednesday, May 15

  • 9:00 am, 25-45 mi. #3. Memphis Truck Plaza. RC: AB Sandefur, 425-9463
  • 6:30 pm, 17/25 mi. #3/4. Prospect Point Shopping Center. RCs: Ellen Mueller, 485-1758 (17) & Bill Pustow (25), 245-1349

Thursday, May 16

  • 6:30 pm, 15/30 mi. #3. Floyds Fork Park. RC: Jerry Gordon, 267-7084

Friday, May 17

  • 9:00 am, 30/60 mi. #3. Long Run Park. RC: Pennie DuBarry, 263-7215

Saturday, May 18

  • 7:30 am, 120 mi. #4. Mad Dog Mammoth Cave Overnight Century. Starts at Hatmaker's Convenience Store at entrance to Floyds Fork Park. Beautiful ride over a portion of the OKHT route, with stops in Bardstown, Hodgenville and Park City before arriving in Mammoth Cave National Park. Make your own reservations with Mammoth Cave Hotel - (270) 758-2225, ask for Juanita, tell her you are a Mad Dog cyclist. We have a block of cabins reserved. And, this year I promise we won't get stranded by the ferry over the Green River. RC: Michael Pitt, 454-4559, mmspitt@aol.com
  • 7:30 am, 15/30/60/100 mi. #3. Tour de Heart. E.P. 'Tom' Sawyer State Park. 15/30 are 1-day rides, 60/100 are 2-day rides. Fundraiser ride. Contact Alison Ewart for more info at 584-4222 or the American Heart Association at 587-8641
  • 8:30 am, 30/60 mi. #3. Long Run Park. RC: Ellen Mueller, 485-1758

Sunday, May 19

  • 7:30 am, 120 mi. #4. Mad Dog Mammoth Cave Return. Starts at lobby of the Mammoth Cave Hotel and returns to Floyds Fork Park, in Louisville. Special attractions: breakfast at the Cracker Barrel in Park City and lunch in Bardstown. RC: Michael Pitt, 454-4559, mmspitt@aol.com.
  • 2:00 pm, 15/25 mi. #2. President's Ice Cream Ride (RIF RAF). The ice cream is on Earl! Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center. RC: Earl Jones, 895-4850
  • 3:45 pm, General Membership Meeting. Widow's Walk Ice Cream Shop (near Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center)

Monday, May 20

  • 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 more info contact A.B. Sandefur, 425-9463.
  • 6:30 pm, 12 mi. #2. Recovery Ride (RIF RAF). St. Matthews Baptist Church, 3515 Grandview Ave. RC: Scott Slusher, 456-2107

Tuesday, May 21

  • 8:00 am, 40/100 mi. #4. Buckner YMCA. RC: Eddie Doerr, 285-0017
  • 6:30 pm, 15/25 mi. #3. Cherokee Park, Hogan's Fountain. RCs: Glenn & Lisa Todd, 897-5406

Wednesday, May 22

  • 8:00 am, 30/60 mi. #3. Crestwood Station. RC: Alison Ewart, 584-4222
  • 6:30 pm, 15/20 mi. #2/3 (RIF RAF). Dinner Ride. Mark's Feed Store, 11422 Shelbyville Rd. Park @ Scheller's Fitness & Cycling. Stay for dinner after the ride (buy your own dinner). RC: Lewis Miller, 897-9198

Thursday, May 23

  • 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
  • 6:30 pm, 15/30 mi. #3. Middletown Station (former bigg's parking lot). Low traffic, high rollers. RC: Jim Kimmel, 429-0786

Saturday, May 25

  • Horsey Hundred Weekend. Overnight ride, starts in Georgetown, Ky. Fee required. Contact the Bluegrass Cycling Club at horsey@bgcycling.org for more info.
  • 6:00 am, 100/200 mi. #3/4. Mad Dog Century/Double Century. Long Run Park. RC: Bill Pustow, 245-1349. Application and entry fee required for 200-mile route only.
  • 4:00 pm, 35 mi. #3. Long Run Park (RIF RAF). Peeved Puppy Ride - We'll meet up with the Mad Dog Double Century Riders to cheer them on! RC: Lewis Miller, 897-9198
  • 5:15 pm, 20-25 mi. #2/3. Scheller's Fitness and Cycling, 11520 Shelbyville Road. RC: Tom Armstrong, 253-1746 or bikeolounger@prodigy.net or tarmstrong@schellers.com. The Saturday evening series continues, with some new routes!

Sunday, May 26

  • 8:30 am, 45 mi. #3. Bikefest Ride-Emerald Necklace Tour. Cherokee Park Rugby Field. RC: Alan Darby, 895-4904
  • 10:00 am, 20 mi. #3. Bikefest Ride-East End Tour. Cherokee Park Rugby Field. RC: Ellen Mueller, 485-1758
  • 11:00 am, 10 mi. #2. Bikefest Ride-Waterfront Park Tour. Cherokee Park Rugby Field. RC: Alan Darby, 895-4904
  • 12:00 pm, Bikefest. 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), bike tours, bike rodeo, mountain biking 101 classes, BikeLouisville rentals available. For more info or to volunteer contact Cheryl Brawner, 939-5140 or bikecoack@aol.com.

Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day

  • 8:30 am, 30/60 mi. #3. Vettiner Park. RC: Jay Palmer, 267-9175

Tuesday, May 28

  • 8:00 am, 40/100 mi. #4. Buckner YMCA. RC: Eddie Doerr, 285-0017
  • 6:30 pm, 15/25 mi. #3. Cherokee Park, Hogan's Fountain. RCs: Glenn & Lisa Todd, 897-5406

Wednesday, May 29

  • 9:00 am, 40 mi. #3. Edwardsville Park. RC: Sonny Neurath, 893-2306.
  • 6:30 pm, 10/20 mi. #3. Tour De Gil. New start location - Vettiner Park. RC: Louisville Bicycle Club. Even though we won't be at Gil's house, we will have hot dogs, soft drinks - and no red stuff! Volunteers needed! Contact Alan Darby for info, 895-4904

Thursday, May 30

  • 6:30 pm, 15/30 mi. #3. Floyds Fork Park. RC: Jerry Gordon, 267-7084

Special: RIF RAF (Riders into Fitness, Recreation and Fun) Look for this symbol, which identifies rides and events screened to include clear directions and/or well marked routes, and a 'pack at the back' whose goal is to support and encourage each other. Great for newer riders!
Note These may not be easy rides refer to the difficulty ratings (#1, #2, #3, etc). They will be opportunities for improvement, exercise and friendship at a relaxed pace. For more information on this program, contact Lewis Miller at 897-9198.


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