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May 2004 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.


Saturday, May 1

  • 8:30 am - 30/65 mi. #3. Derby Day Ride to Bagdad. 65-mile riders have lunch in Bagdad and watch the Governor's Derby Train pass through town. Long Run Park. RC: Ellen Mueller, 458-1758.

Sunday, May 2

  • 8:00 am - 45/100 mi. #3 #3+. Salem Mad Dog Century (TMD Stage #4). See Amish country! Meet at parking lot beneath the Second Street bridge at the corner of Market Street and Southern Ind. Ave in Jeffersonville. RC: Tim Chilton, 367-8946.
  • 2:00 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. (RIF RAF). Heine Brothers' Coffee on Chenoweth Lane. RC: Jim Preston, 339-1637.
  • 3:00 pm - 30 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Dick Williams, 426-4844.

Monday, May 3

  • 6:30 pm - 12 mi. #2. (RIF RAF) Recovery Ride. St. Matthews Baptist Church, Grandview Avenue. RC: Alan Darby, 895-4904.
  • 6:30 pm - Bike Handling Class. Become a better cyclist! 4500 Bowling Boulevard (Office Center near Milestone Fitness Center). Free access to Milestone Fitness showers and pool after the session. All skill levels welcome. RC: Steve Sarson, 499-7089.

Tuesday, May 4

  • 8:30 am - 30/60 mi. #3. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Susan Howell, 451-1491.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Cherokee Park, Hogan's Fountain. RC: Stewart Prather, 584-1135.

Wednesday, May 5

  • 8:30 am - 30/60 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Dick Williams, 426-4844.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/29 mi. #3. Road Kill and One Big Hill. Iroquois Park. RC: Tim Chilton, 367-8946.

Thursday, May 6

  • 9:00 am - 30/60 mi. #3. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Bill Pustow, 777-2847.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Vettiner Park. RC: Donna Connell, 231-5853.

Saturday, May 8

  • 8:45 am - 10/25 mi. #3. Floyd's Fork Park. SE Christian Spoke-n-Word Cycling. RC: Ken Williams, 499-5383.
  • 9:00 am - 35/60 mi. #3. Paoli, Ind. Meet at the Paoli United Methodist Church on SR 56 East. Take I-64 West to US 150W. Straight at stop sign in Paoli onto SR 56. Church is 1.5 miles up on the left. RC: Ed Wheeler and Jay Palmer, 267-9175.
  • 10:00 am - 18 mi. #1. (RIF RAF). Slow and Easy! Waterfront Park, Purple Lot. RC: Leslie Marlin, 893-5277.
  • 5:30 pm - 25 mi. #3. Scheller's Fitness and Cycling, 11520 Shelbyville Road. Come celebrate the new Aiken Road bridge and the return of the Saturday evening ride series! RC: Tom Armstrong, 253-1746.

Sunday, May 9

  • 8:30 am - 33/63 mi. #3. Mother's Day Ride. McDonald's in Shelbyville at US 60 and KY 53. RC: Susan Howell, 451-1491.
  • 2:00 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. (RIF RAF). Heine Brothers' Coffee on Chenoweth Lane. RC: Steve Sarson, 499-7089.
  • 3:00 pm - 30 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Dick Williams, 426-4844.

Monday, May 10

  • 6:30 pm - 25 mi. #4. Monday Night Hill Jam. Paul Yost Center on Holsclaw Hill Road. RC: Jeff White, 239-9753.
  • 6:30 pm - 12 mi. #2. (RIF RAF) Recovery Ride. St. Matthews Baptist Church, Grandview Avenue. RC: Alan Darby, 895-4904.
  • 6:30 pm - Bike Handling Class. Become a better cyclist! 4500 Bowling Boulevard (Office Center near Milestone Fitness Center). Free access to Milestone Fitness showers and pool after the session. All skill levels welcome. RC: Steve Sarson, 499-7089.

Tuesday, May 11

  • 8:30 am - 30/60 mi. #3. Vettiner Park. RC: Jay Palmer, 267-9175.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Cherokee Park, Hogan's Fountain. RC: Michael Radmacher, 458-8503.

Wednesday, May 12

  • 9:00 am - 25/50 mi. #3. Memphis Truck Plaza, Memphis, Ind. RC: A.B. Sandefur, 425-9463.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/22 mi. #2/#3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Ron & Vicky Dobbs, 243-9318.

Thursday, May 13

  • 9:00 am - 30/60 mi. #3. Long Run Park. RC: Bill Pustow, 777-2847.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Vettiner Park. RC: Jerry Gordon, 267-7084.

Friday, May 14

  • 9:00 am - 30/60 mi. #3. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Bob Schindler, 499-1995.

Saturday, May 15

  • 7:00 am - 120 mi. #4. Mad Dog Spring Mammoth Cave Overnight (TMD Stage #5). Hatmakers Convenience Store near Floyd's Fork Park. Reservations: Mammoth Cave Hotel, 270-758-2225, tell them you're a Mad Dog! RC: Michael Pitt, 290-3419.
  • 9:00 am - 30/60 mi. #3. Long Run Park. RC: Marilee Martin, 423-0600.
  • 10:00 am - 18 mi. #1. (RIF RAF). Slow and Easy! Waterfront Park, Purple Lot. RC: Leslie Marlin, 893-5277.
  • 5:30 pm - 25 mi. #3. Scheller's Fitness and Cycling, 11520 Shelbyville Road. RC: Donna Connell, 231-5853.

Sunday, May 16

  • 7:00 am - 120 mi. #4. Mad Dog Mammoth Cave Return. Mammoth Cave Hotel to Louisville. RC: Michael Pitt, 290-3419.
  • 9:00 am - 35 mi. #3. Northeast YMCA. RC: Earl Jones, 895-4850.
  • 2:00 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. (RIF RAF). Earl's Ice Cream Ride. Wear your Club Jerseys! Falls of Ohio Interpretive Center. Earl buys cool treats after the ride! RC: Earl Jones, 895-4850.
  • 4:00 pm - General Membership Meeting. Widow's Walk Ice Cream Shop in Jeffersonville.

Monday, May 17

  • 6:30 pm - 25 mi. #4. Monday Night Hill Jam. Paul Yost Center on Holsclaw Hill Road. RC: Jeff White, 239-9753.
  • 6:30 pm - 12 mi. #2. (RIF RAF) Recovery Ride. St. Matthews Baptist Church. RC: Barbara Tretter, 491-7120.
  • 6:30 pm - Bike Handling Class. Become a better cyclist! 4500 Bowling Boulevard (Office Center near Milestone Fitness Center). Free access to Milestone Fitness showers and pool after the session. All skill levels welcome. RC: Steve Sarson, 499-7089.

Tuesday, May 18

  • 8:30 am - 30/60 mi. #3. Vettiner Park. RC: Susan Howell, 451-1491.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Cherokee Park, Hogan's Fountain. RC: Tim Chilton, 367-8946.

Wednesday, May 19

  • 8:00 am - 25/50 mi. #3. Bernheim Forest Ride. K-Mart at New Cut Road & Outer Loop. RC: Sonny Neurath, 893-2306.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/30 mi. #3. Vettiner Park. RC: Jay Palmer, 267-9175.

Thursday, May 20

  • 9:00 am - 30/60 mi. #3. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Bill Pustow, 777-2847.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/30 mi. #3. McNeely Lake Park. RC: Jon Wheat, 451-9372.

Saturday, May 22

  • 8:00 am - 30/60 mi. #3. E. P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Mary Brice, 412-4001.
  • 9:30 am - 30/56/100 mi. #3/#3+. The Sacred and the Profane Ride. See the Abbey of Gethsemani and Maker's Mark Distillery. Joint ride with the Bluegrass Cycling Club. Idle Hour Park in Springfield, Ky. RC: Mark Medley, 859-806-7613.
  • 5:30 pm - 25 mi. #3. Scheller's Fitness and Cycling, 11520 Shelbyville Road. RC: Tom Armstrong, 253-1746.

Sunday, May 23

  • 9:00 am - 40 mi. #3. MS 150 Prep. Get a taste of what it takes to complete the MS ride! Scheller's Fitness and Cycling, 11520 Shelbyville Road. RC: Tom Armstrong, 245-1955.
  • 2:00 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Glenn's Birthday Ride. Lunch and drinks provided. Meijer's on Hurstbourne Lane. RC: Lisa Todd, 762-5429.
  • 3:00 pm - 30 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Dick Williams, 426-4844.

Monday, May 24

  • 6:30 pm - 12 mi. #2. (RIF RAF) Recovery Ride. St. Matthews Baptist Church. RC: Barbara Tretter, 491-7120.
  • 6:30 pm - Bike Handling Class. Become a better cyclist! 4500 Bowling Boulevard (Office Center near Milestone Fitness Center). Free access to Milestone Fitness showers and pool after the session. All skill levels welcome. RC: Steve Sarson, 499-7089.

Tuesday, May 25

  • 8:30 am - 30/60 mi. #3. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Jay Palmer, 267-9175.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Cherokee Park, Hogan's Fountain. RC: Chad Green, 291-9979.

Wednesday, May 26

  • 8:00 am - 30/60 mi. #3. Long Run Park. RC: Alison Ewart, 584-4222.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/22 mi. #2/#3. E. P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Ron & Vicky Dobbs, 243-9318.

Thursday, May 27

  • 9:00 am - 30/60 mi. #3. Long Run Park. RC: Bill Pustow, 777-2847.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/30 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Sara Ferebee, 473-7447.

Friday, May 28

  • 9:00 am - 30/60 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Bob Schindler, 499-1995.

Saturday, May 29

  • 9:00 am - 25/50 mi. #3. St. Matthews Baptist Church on Grandview Avenue. RC: Sara Ferebee, 473-7447.
  • Horsey Hundred Weekend - Bluegrass Cycling Club's signature event. Georgetown, Ky. Registration fee required. For information, www.bgcycling.org/horsey/

Sunday, May 30

  • 9:00 am - 50 mi. #3+. Straight Shot to Salem. Floyd Central High School. (I-64 West to Paoli-Greenville exit, follow US 150W to Old Vincennes Road). RC: Tim Chilton, 367-8946.
  • 2:00 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. (RIF RAF). Baptist East/Milestone Fitness and Wellness Center. RC: Stewart Prather, 584-1135.
  • 3:00 pm - 30 mi. #3. E. P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Dick Williams, 426-4844.

Monday, May 31 - Memorial Day

  • 8:30 am - 100 mi. #4. Mad Dog Century (TMD Stage #6). Green River Lake State Park, Campbellsville, Ky. RC: Jim Moore, 270-789-2581.
  • 8:00 am - 30/60 mi. #3. E. P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: A.B. Sandefur, 425-9463.

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 or macbeast@earthlink.net.


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