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October 2003 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, October 1

  • 9:00 am, 40 mi. #3. E. P. "Tom" Sawyer Park. RC: Carole Sutton, 893-9216.
  • 5:45 pm, 20 mi. #2. (RIF RAF) Dinner Ride. Mark's Feed Store, 11422 Shelbyville Rd. RC: Karen Jaworski, 244-0144.

Thursday, October 2

  • 8:30 am, 50 mi. #3. Holiday Inn in New Albany. RC: Butch Miller, 262-8173.

Saturday, October 4

  • 7:30 am, 120 mi. #4. Mad Dog Fall Mammoth Cave Overnight Century. Starts outside Louisville at Hatmakers Convenience Store at entrance to Floyd's Fork Park. Special beer and wine reception in the evening. Make your own reservations at Mammoth Cave Hotel, (270)758-2225, ask for Juanita, tell her you are a Mad Dog cyclist. RC: Michael Pitt, 454-4559.
  • 9:00 am, 25/50 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer Park. RC: Bob Schindler, 499-1995.

Sunday, October 5

  • 7:30 am, 120 mi. #4. Mad Dog Mammoth Cave Return. Starts at the Mammoth Cave Hotel and returns to Louisville. RC: Michael Pitt, 454-4559.
  • 9:00 am, 56/42 mi. #3+. Ostrich Hill Ride. Thurman-Hutchins Park on River Road. RC: David Wittry, 893-9475.
  • 2:00 pm, 15/25 mi. #3. (RIF RAF) Heine Brothers' Coffee on Chenoweth Lane. RC: Lewis Miller, 897-9198.
  • 2:00 pm, 30 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer Park. Joint ride with SIW. RC: Dick Williams, 426-4844.

Monday, October 6

  • 5:45 pm, 12 mi. #2. Recovery Ride. St. Matthews Baptist Church on Grandview Avenue. RC: David Wittry, 893-9475.

Tuesday, October 7

  • 8:30 am, 30/60 mi. #3. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Jay Palmer, 267-9175.
  • 5:45 pm, 15/25 mi. #3. St. Matthews Baptist Church on Grandview Avenue. RC: David Wittry, 893-9475.

Wednesday, October 8

  • 9:00 am, 35/55 mi. #3. Shepherdsville Shopping Center. RC: Joe Kinsinger, 543-1625.
  • 5:45 pm, 15/30 mi. #3. Road Kill Ride. Iroquois Park. RC: Tim Chilton, 367-8946.

Thursday, October 9

  • 8:30 am, 25/50 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer Park. RC: Bob Schindler, 499-1995.
  • 5:45 pm, 15/25 mi. #3. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Jerry Gordon, 267-7084.

Saturday, October 11

  • 9:00 am, 30/60 mi. #3. "Wheeling Around Louisville #24". The Ghost Ride. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Donna Connell, 231-5853.
  • 11:00 am, Cross Raid on Bowman Field. A LBC racing event. For information call Brad Wunderlich, 491-8403.

Sunday, October 12

  • 8:00 am, 30/70 mi. #3. Leaf Festival Ride. Visit beautiful Nashville, Ind. Meet at Mid-City Mall at 8:00 am (Louisville time) to carpool/caravan to Brownstown, Ind. Ride starts at the Courthouse in Brownstown at 9:30 am (Louisville time). Meet us there if you don't want to carpool/caravan. RC: Tim Chilton, 367-8946.
  • 2:00 pm, 15/25 mi. #3. (RIF RAF) Heine Brothers' Coffee on Chenoweth Lane. RC: Sara Ferebee, 664-2642.
  • 2:00 pm, 30 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer Park. Joint ride with SIW. RC: Dick Williams, 426-4844.

Monday, October 13

  • 5:45 pm, 12 mi. #2. Recovery Ride. St. Matthews Baptist Church on Grandview Avenue. RC: David Wittry, 893-9475.

Tuesday, October 14

  • 9:00 am, 50 mi. #3. Meet at the Arby's in Sellersburg. RC: Butch Miller, 262-8173.
  • 5:45 pm, 15/25 mi. #3. St. Matthews Baptist Church on Grandview Avenue. RC: Tim Chilton, 367-8946.

Wednesday, October 15

  • 9:30 am, 25/50 mi. #3. K-Mart at New Cut Road and Outer Loop. RC: A.B. Sandefur, 425 9463.
  • 5:45 pm, 15/25 mi. #3. Vettiner Park. RC: Jerry Gordon, 267-7084.

Thursday, October 16

  • 8:30 am, 30/55 mi. #3. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Bob Schindler, 499-1995.
  • 5:45 pm, 15/25 mi. #3. Milestone Fitness and Wellness Center, 750 Cypress Springs Drive. Free use of Milestone showers and pool after the ride! RC: Earl Jones, 895-4850.

Saturday, October 18

  • Hilly Hundred Weekend. Central Indiana Bicycling Association's Classic Event! Ellettsville, Ind. Registration fee required. For information, see ww.hillyhundred.org
  • 9:00 am, 30/60 mi. #3. "Wheeling Around Louisville #22". Chat 'N' Nibble. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer Park. RC: Donna Connell, 231-5853.
  • 9:00 am, 20 mi. #2. (RIF-RAF) Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Karen Jaworski, 244-0144.

Sunday, October 19

  • 9:00 am, 40/50/65 mi. #3. Big Bend Tour. Meet at the US Tobacco Outlet on the corner of KY 79 and KY 228 in Brandenburg, Ky. No store stops so be prepared! RC: Joe Kinsinger, 1-502-543-1625.
  • 2:00 pm, 15/25 mi. #3. (RIF RAF) Milestone Fitness and Wellness Center, 750 Cypress Springs Drive. Free use of Milestone showers and pool after the ride! RC: Stewart Prather, 895-9094.

Monday, October 20

  • 5:45 pm, 12 mi. #2. Recovery Ride. St. Matthews Baptist Church on Grandview Avenue. RC: David Wittry, 893-9475.

Tuesday, October 21

  • 8:30 am, 30/60 mi. #3. Long Run Park. RC: Jay Palmer, 267-9175.
  • 5:45 pm, 15/25 mi. #3. St. Matthews Baptist Church on Grandview Avenue. RC: David Wittry, 893-9475.

Wednesday, October 22

  • 9:30 am, 25/50 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer Park. RC: Alison Ewart, 584-4222.
  • 5:45 pm, 15/25 mi. #3. Vettiner Park. RC: Jerry Gordon, 267-7084.

Thursday, October 23 -- Last evening ride of the year!

  • 9:00 am, 50 mi. #3. Holiday Inn in New Albany. RC: Butch Miller, 262-8173.
  • 5:45 pm, 15/25 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer Park. RC: Tim Chilton, 367-8946.

Saturday, October 25 -- Daylight Savings Time ends tonight!

  • 8:00 am, 100 mi. #4. Mad Dog Fall Colors Century. Tour of Nelson, Marion, and Taylor Counties. Meet at My Old Kentucky Home State Park Golf Course parking lot in Bardstown. RC: Jim Moore, 270-789-2581.
  • 9:30 am, 20 mi. #2. (RIF RAF) Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Karen Jaworski, 244-0144.
  • 10:30 am, 30/40/60 mi. #3/4. Red River Gorge Ride. Meet at the rest stop at the Slade exit (off Mountain Parkway). Experience the Nada tunnel and beautiful fall foliage. Picnic at Sky Bridge. Ride one day or stay and ride or hike on Sunday. Make your own reservations at either the Red River Inn (877-600-5586) or at the Lil' Abner Motel (606-663-5384). We have a block of rooms reserved at both locations. Please let us know if you plan to go so we know to look for you! RCs: Alan Darby, 895-4904, and Ellen Mueller, 485-1758.

Sunday, October 26

  • 11:00 am, 20/45 mi. #3. Fifth Annual Louisville Recumbent Rally. Thurman-Hutchins Park on River Road. Rides leave at noon, pot-luck meal starts at 3:30. Emerald Necklace route. RC: Tom Armstrong, 253-1746 or 245-1955.
  • 2:00 pm, 15/25 mi. #3. (RIF RAF) Heine Brothers' Coffee on Chenoweth Lane. RC: Stewart Prather, 895-9094.
  • 2:00 pm, 30 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer Park. Joint ride with SIW. RC: Dick Williams, 426-4844.

Tuesday, October 28

  • 9:00 am, 50 mi. #3. Meet at the Arby's in Sellersburg, Ind. RC: Butch Miller, 262-8173.

Wednesday, October 29

  • 9:30 am, 40 mi. #3. Edwardsville Park In Georgetown, Ind. RC: Sonny Neurath, 893-2306.

Thursday, October 30

  • 9:00 am, 50 mi. #3. Holiday Inn in New Albany, Ind. RC: Butch Miller, 262-8173

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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