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October 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, October 2

  • 8:00 am - 100 mi. #3+. Boston-Munfordville-Boston Century (possible Tour de Mad Dog make-up). The Classic Mad Dog Route! Meet at the Boston store at the intersection of KY 61 and US 62 in Boston, Ky. RC: Michael Pitt, 290-3419.
  • 9:00 am - 30/55 mi. #3. Chat 'n' Nibble. Pancakes! Enough said! E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Alan Darby & Ellen Mueller, 485-1758.
  • 1:00 pm - 25 mi. #3. Winn-Dixie Parking lot on Main Street in Middletown. RC: Terry & Linda Donovan, 254-3968.

Sunday, October 3

  • 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) Cycler's Café on Lexington Road. RC: Joe Sohm, 930-2100.
  • 3:00 pm - 30 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Dick Williams, 426-4844.

Monday, October 4

  • 5:45 pm - 12 mi. #1. (RIF RAF) Recovery Ride. St. Matthews Baptist Church on Grandview Avenue. RC: Susan Howell, 451-1491.

Tuesday, October 5

  • 9:00 am - 50 mi. #3. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7120.
  • 5:45 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Cycler's Café on Lexington Road. RC: Joe Sohm, 930-2100.

Wednesday, October 6

  • 9:00 am - 30/60 mi. #3. Long Run Park. RC: Alison Ewart, 584-4222.
  • 5:45 pm - 15/30 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Ron & Vicky Dobbs, 243-9318.

Thursday, October 7

  • 5:45 pm -15/29 mi. #3. Road Kill and One Big Hill. Iroquois Park. RC: Tim Chilton, 367-8946.

Friday, October 8

  • 9:00 am - 30/60 mi. #3+. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Bill Pustow, 777-2847.

Saturday, October 9

  • 7:30 am - 120 mile #4. Mad Dog Fall Mammoth Cave Overnight Century (TMD Stage #18). 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, and tell them you are a Mad Dog cyclist. RC: Michael Pitt, 290-3419.
  • 9:00 am - 30/60 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: A.B. Sandefur, 925-9463.
  • 10:00 am - 18 mi. #1. (RIF RAF). Slow and Easy! Waterfront Park, Purple Lot. RC: Leslie Marlin, 893-5277.
  • 1:00 pm - Seneca/Cherokee Park Mountain Biking #3+. (25-mile credit) Technical! Hogan's Fountain, Cherokee Park. RC: Jack Wallen, 767-3868.

Sunday, October 10

  • 7:30 am - 120 mile #4. Mad Dog Mammoth Cave Return (possible Tour de Mad Dog make-up). Starts at the Mammoth Cave Hotel and returns to Louisville. RC: Michael Pitt, 290-3419.
  • 8:00 am - 20/40/60 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Chad Green, 291-9979.
  • 2:00 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. (RIF RAF). Heine Brothers' Coffee on Chenoweth Lane. RC: Stewart Prather, 896-4570.
  • 3:00 pm - 30 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Dick Williams, 426-4844.

Monday, October 11

  • 5:45 pm - 12 mi. #1. (RIF RAF) Recovery Ride. St. Matthews Baptist Church on Grandview Avenue. RC: Dave Wittry, 893-9475.

Tuesday, October 12

  • 9:00 am - 50 mi. #3. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7120.
  • 5:45 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Cycler's Café on Lexington Road. RC: Joe Sohm, 930-2100.

Wednesday, October 13

  • 9:30 am - 25/50 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: A.B. Sandefur, 425-9463.
  • 5:45 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Chad Green, 291-9979.

Thursday, October 14

  • 9:00 am - 30/60 mi. #3. Vettiner Park. RC: Jay Palmer, 267-9175.
  • 5:45 pm - 24 mi. #3+. Oktober (Hill) Fest. Paul Yost Recreation Area, Holsclaw Hill Road. RC: Tim Chilton, 367-8946.

Friday, October 15

  • 9:00 am - 30/60 mi. #3+. Long Run Park. RC: Bill Pustow, 777-2847.

Saturday, October 16

  • Hilly Hundred Weekend. Central Indiana Bicycling Association's Classic Event! Ellettsville, Ind. Registration fee required. For information, see http://www.hillyhundred.org/.
  • 8:30 am - 33/63 mi. #3. Shelby County Tour. McDonald's in Shelbyville at US 60 and KY 53. RC: Susan Howell, 451-1491.
  • 2:00 pm - 25 mi. #3. Winn-Dixie parking lot on Main Street in Middletown. RC: Terry & Linda Donovan, 254-3968.
  • 3:00 pm - Touring Committee Meeting. Help complete the November-December ride schedule! Cycler's Café on Lexington Road.

Sunday, October 17

  • 8:00 am - 100 mi. #4. Mad Dog Fall Colors Century (TMD Stage #19). Tour of Taylor and Adair counties. Meet south of Campbellsville at the Tebbs Bend-Green River Nature Center (take KY 55 South 6.7 miles, turn right on Tebbs Bend Road). RC: Jim Moore, 270-789-2581.
  • 9:00 am - 30/60 mi. #3. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Chad Green, 291-9979.
  • 2:00 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Meijers on Hurstbourne Lane. RC: Glenn & Lisa Todd, 491-5727.
  • 3:00 pm - 30 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Dick Williams, 426-4844.

Monday, October 18

  • 5:45 pm - 12 mi. #1. (RIF RAF) Recovery Ride. St. Matthews Baptist Church on Grandview Avenue. RC: Dick Krakowski, 637-3172.
  • 5:30 pm - Seneca Park Mountain Biking #3+ (25-mile or 10-mile credit). A headlight may be useful. Meet at the Rock Creek gravel parking lot across from the restrooms in Seneca Park. RC: Mark French, 541-6547.

Tuesday, October 19

  • 9:00 am - 50 mi. #3. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7120.
  • 5:45 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Cycler's Café on Lexington Road. RC: Joe Sohm, 930-2100.

Wednesday, October 20

  • 9:30 am - 40 mi. #3. Edwardsville Park in Georgetown, Ind. RC: Sonny Neurath, 893-2306.
  • 5:45 pm - 15/22 mi. Weeble Wobble Wibble. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Tim Chilton, 367-8946.

Thursday, October 21

  • 9:00 am - 43/68 mi. #3+. Fall in the Bluegrass. Vietnam Memorial/State Library Archives parking lot in Frankfort. Take I-64 East exit 53B to US 127 North. Turn right on KY 676, cross the Kentucky River, then right on Coffee Tree Road. RC: Mike Crawford, 244.1213.
  • 5:45 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Baptist East/Milestone Fitness and Wellness Center, 750 Cypress Springs Drive. Free use of Milestone showers and pool after the ride! RC: Earl Jones, 895-4850.

Friday, October 22

  • 9:00 am - 30/60 mi. #3+. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Bill Pustow, 777-2847.

Saturday, October 23

  • 8:00 am - 100 mi. #4. Bardstown Century Overnight. Ride to Bardstown on the OKHT century route and tackle Pottershop! Self-supported. You must make your own overnight arrangements. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Michael Pitt, 290-3419.
  • 9:00 am - 30/60 mi. #3. Vettiner Park. RC: Jay Palmer, 267-9175.
  • 10:00 am - 18 mi. #1. (RIF RAF). Slow and Easy! Waterfront Park, Purple Lot. RC: Leslie Marlin, 893-5277.

Sunday, October 24

  • 8:00 am - 100 mi. #4. Bardstown to Louisville return via the OKHT century route. Pottershop is easier backwards! Parkview Motel in Bardstown. RC: Michael Pitt, 290-3419.
  • 2:00 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Baptist East/Milestone Fitness and Wellness Center, 750 Cypress Station Drive. Free use of shower and pool after the ride! RC: Pam Davis, 649-4840.
  • 3:00 pm - 30 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Dick Williams, 426-4844.

Monday, October 25

  • 5:45 pm - 12 mi. #1. (RIF RAF) Recovery Ride. St. Matthews Baptist Church on Grandview Avenue. RC: Dick Krakowski, 637-3172.

Tuesday, October 26 - Last Evening Ride of the Year!

  • 9:00 am - 50 mi. #3. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7120.
  • 5:45 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Cycler's Café on Lexington Road. RC: Joe Sohm, 930-2100.

Wednesday, October 27

  • 9:30 am - 30/50 mi. #3. Crestwood Station in Crestwood, Oldham County. RC: Alison Ewart, 584-4222.

Thursday, October 28

  • 9:00 am - 30/60 mi. #3. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Jay Palmer, 267-9175.

Friday, October 29

  • 9:00 am - 30/60 mi. #3+. Long Run Park. RC: Bill Pustow, 777-2847.

Saturday, October 30 - Daylight Saving Time ends tonight!

  • 8:00 am - 30/110 mi. 3+. Long Run Park. RC: Bill Pustow, 777-2847.
  • 10:30 am - 30/40/60 mile #3/4. Red River Gorge Ride. Meet at the rest stop at the Slade exit (off Mountain Parkway). Experience the Nada tunnel and Sky Bridge. Join us for a kind of pot luck dinner on Saturday - call for details. Ride Saturday only or stay and ride or hike with us on Sunday. Make your own reservations at either the Red River Inn (877-600-5586) or at the Lil' Abner Motel (606-663-5384). LBC has a block of rooms reserved at both locations. RC: Ellen Mueller, 485-1758.

Sunday, October 31

  • 8:00 am - 30/60/100 mi. #3/#3/#3+. Dishonest Abe Mad Dog Century (Tour de Mad Dog Stage #20). Ride the Final Stage with the TMD Champions! Iroquois Park. RC: Tim Chilton, 367-8946.
  • 2:00 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. (RIF RAF) Cycler's Café on Lexington Road. RC: Joe Sohm, 930-2100.
  • 3:00 pm - 30 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Dick Williams, 426-4844.

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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