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May 2005 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.


Sunday, May 1

  • 9:00 am - 55/100 mi. #3. Westport Park in Westport, Ky. New century to points east. RC: Larry Preble, 222-7551; cell: 386-7618.
  • 2:00 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. (RIF RAF). Baptist East/Milestone Fitness and Wellness Center. RC: Connie Guild, 243-2809.
  • 3:00 pm - 30 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Dick Williams, 426-4844.

Monday, May 2

  • 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.
  • 6:30 pm - 12 mi. #2. Recovery Ride (RIF RAF). St. Matthews Baptist Church. RC: Jeff White, 239-9753.
  • 6:30 pm - 25 mi. #4. Monday Night Hill Jam. Perkin's Deli at the intersection of Knob Creek Road and Brooks Hill Road in Bullitt County. RC: Chad Green, 291-9979.

Tuesday, May 3

  • 4:45 am - 25 mi. #3. Furly Ride. Seneca Park Tennis Courts. Lights required! RC: Paul Baldwin, 495-1506.
  • 9:00 am - 60 mi. #3. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7120.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Cycler's Café on Lexington Road. RC: Joe Sohm, 930-2100.
  • 6:30 pm - 25 mi. #3. Buehler's in Middletown. RC: Linda & Terry Donovan, 254-3968.

Wednesday, May 4

  • 8:30 am - 30-35 mi. #3. Derby Ride. 102 Pope Street. RC: Emily Boone, 585-3430.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Jerry Gordon, 267-7084.

Thursday, May 5

  • 4:45 am - 25 mi. #3. Furly Ride. Seneca Park Tennis Courts. Lights required! RC: Paul Baldwin, 495-1506.
  • 9:00 am - 30/60 mi. #3. Long Run Park. RC: Bill Pustow, 777-2847.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Mike Linnig's Restaurant, 9308 Cane Run Road. RC: Jon Wheat, 379-2947.

Saturday, May 7

  • 8:30 am - 30/65 mi. #3. Derby Day Ride to Bagdad. Our annual Derby Day cycling celebration. Long Run Park. RC: Tim Chilton, 367-8946.

Sunday, May 8

  • 9:00 am - 33/63 mi. #3. Shelby County Tour. McDonald's in Shelbyville (US 60 at KY 53). RC: Susan Howell, 451-1491.
  • 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, May 9

  • 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.
  • 6:30 pm - 12 mi. #2. Recovery Ride (RIF RAF). St. Matthews Baptist Church. RC: Lori Boone, 459-2314.
  • 6:30 pm - 25 mi. #4. Monday Night Hill Jam. Perkin's Deli at the intersection of Knob Creek Road and Brooks Hill Road in Bullitt County. RC: Chad Green, 291-9979.

Tuesday, May 10

  • 4:45 am - 25 mi. #3. Furly Ride. Seneca Park Tennis Courts. Lights required! RC: Paul Baldwin, 495-1506.
  • 9:00 am - 65 mi. #3. Vettiner Park. RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7120.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Cycler's Café on Lexington Road. RC: Joe Sohm, 930-2100.

Wednesday, May 11

  • 9:00 am - 25/50 mi. #3. Memphis Truck Plaza, Memphis, Ind. RC: Sonny Neurath, 893-2306.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Vettiner Park. RC: Linda Burry, 297-8931.

Thursday, May 12

  • 4:45 am - 25 mi. #3. Furly Ride. Seneca Park Tennis Courts. Lights required! RC: Paul Baldwin, 495-1506.
  • 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: Marilyn Minnick, 412-4224.

Saturday, May 14

  • 8:00 am - 100 mi. #3+. Breaking Away Mad Dog Century (TMD Stage #8). Jeffersonville to Bloomington, Ind. Overnight stay at the Indiana Memorial Union Hotel on the IU campus. Start at Clarksville Schwinn on Lewis and Clark Parkway. For reservations, call 1-800-209-8145. RC: Tim Chilton, 367-8946.
  • 8:00 am - 30/60 mi. #3/#3+. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: A.B. Sandefur. 425-9463.
  • 9:00 am - 15 mi. #2. Slow and Easy Ride (RIF RAF). Cycler's Café on Lexington Road. RC: Karen Jaworski, 244-0144.
  • 6:00 pm - 25 mi. #3. The Saturday Evening Series returns! Scheller's Fitness and Cycling, 11520 Shelbyville Road, RC: Tom Armstrong, 245-1955.

Sunday, May 15

  • 8:00 am - 100 mi. #3. Return to Jeffersonville from Bloomington. RC: Tim Chilton, 367-8946.
  • 9:00 am - 40 mi. #3. MS 150 Prep. Scheller's Fitness and Cycling, 11520 Shelbyville Road. RC: Tom Armstrong, 245-1955.
  • 2:00 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Earl's Ice Cream Ride (RIF RAF). Falls of the 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 16

  • 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.
  • 6:30 pm - 25 mi. #4. Monday Night Hill Jam. Perkin's Deli at the intersection of Knob Creek Road and Brooks Hill Road in Bullitt County. RC: Chad Green, 291-9979.
  • 6:30 pm - 12 mi. #2. Recovery Ride (RIF RAF). St. Matthews Baptist Church. RC: Steve Anderson, 523-8592.

Tuesday, May 17

  • 4:45 am - 25 mi. #3. Furly Ride. Seneca Park Tennis Courts. Lights required! RC: Paul Baldwin, 495-1506.
  • 9:00 am - 65 mi. #3. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7120.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Cycler's Café on Lexington Road. RC: Joe Sohm, 930-2100.

Wednesday, May 18

  • 8:00 am - 30/60 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Dick Williams, 426-4844.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/30 mi. #3. Vettiner Park. RC: Jerry Gordon, 267-7084.
  • 7:00 pm - 10 mi. #1. Ride of Silence. Cox's Park on River Road. Join cyclists in over 50 cities riding to remember those injured or killed in accidents on public roads. Details at www.rideofsilence.org. RC: Lewis Miller, 897-9198.

Thursday, May 19

  • 4:45 am - 25 mi. #3. Furly Ride. Seneca Park Tennis Courts. Lights required! RC: Paul Baldwin, 495-1506.
  • 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: Marilyn Minnick, 412-4224.

Friday, May 20

    Metro Louisville Bike-to-Work Celebration. Festivities at Jefferson Square. Bicycling Magazine will announce the winners of the BikeTown bicycles!
    Bike-to-Work Hubs: (all times 7:30 am sharp! Mileage credit TBA. Try commuting!)
  • St. Matthews/Seneca Park to downtown: Cheryl Brawner, (preferred) or 291-0524.
  • Central Park/Old Louisville to downtown: John Paul, or 637-1957.
  • Highlands (Mid-City Mall) to U of L area: Steve Anderson, .
  • Bowman Field to U of L area: Mike Reilly, .
  • Highlands/Mid-City Mall to downtown: Barry Zalph, .
  • Prospect/Java Brewing to downtown: Sean Luitjens, or 287-2058.

Saturday, May 21

  • 8:00 am - 65 mi. #3. Spring Camp-out Ride to Spring Mills State Park. Meet at 8913 Stonemour Way in Charlestown, Ind. Bring your own tent and camping supplies. There will be a small charge for a campsite and, possibly, food. RC: Donna Connell, 231-5853.
  • 9:00 am - Regional Senior Games. 5K and 10K races at Shawnee Park. $5 registration fee. Come out and work or race. For info, contact Marilyn Minnick, 412-4224.
  • 9:00 am - 15 mi. #2. Slow and Easy Ride (RIF RAF). Cycler's Café on Lexington Road. RC: Karen Jaworski, 244-0144.
  • 9:00 am - 35/60 mi. #3. Mitchell Plain Ride. 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: Jay Palmer, 267-9175.
  • 6:00 pm - 25 mi. #3. Scheller's Fitness and Cycling, 11520 Shelbyville Road. RC: Terry & Linda Donovan, 254-3968.

Sunday, May 22

  • 8:00 am - 65 mi. #3. Return from Spring Mills State Park. RC: Donna Connell, 231-5853.
  • 8:00 am - 50/100 mi. #3+. Washington County, Ind., Mad Dog Century. I-65 North to Scottsburg Exit. Left (West) on SR 56 for approximately 3 miles. 4038 W. SR 56. Park in the north parking lot of the fire station next door. No blocking the fire station doors, please. RC: Melissa Hall, 812-752-3973.
  • 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. Meijers on Hurstbourne Ln. Lunch and drinks provided. RC: Lisa Todd, 762-5429.
  • 3:00 pm - 30 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Dick Williams, 426-4844.

Monday, May 23

  • 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.
  • 6:30 pm - 12 mi. #2. Recovery Ride (RIF RAF). St. Matthews Baptist Church. RC: Jeff White, 239-9753.
  • 6:30 pm - 25 mi. #4. Monday Night Hill Jam. Perkin's Deli at the intersection of Knob Creek Road and Brooks Hill Road in Bullitt County. RC: Chad Green, 291-9979.

Tuesday, May 24

  • 4:45 am - 25 mi. #3. Furly Ride. Seneca Park Tennis Courts. Lights required! RC: Paul Baldwin, 495-1506.
  • 9:00 am - 65 mi. #3. Vettiner Park. RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7120.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Cycler's Café on Lexington Road. RC: Joe Sohm, 930-2100.
  • 6:30 pm - 25 mi. #3. Buehler's in Middletown. RC: Linda & Terry Donovan, 254-3968.

Wednesday, May 25

  • 9:00 am - 25/50 mi. #3. Sellersburg Community Park, Sellersburg, Ind. RC: A.B. Sandefur, 425-9463.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/29 mi. #3. Road Kill and One Big Hill. Iroquois Park. RC: Tim Chilton, 367-8946.

Thursday, May 26

  • 4:45 am - 25 mi. #3. Furly Ride. Seneca Park Tennis Courts. Lights required! RC: Paul Baldwin, 495-1506.
  • 9:00 am - 30/60 mi. #3. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Jay Palmer, 267-9175.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/30 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Marilyn Minnick, 412-4224.

Saturday, May 28

  • Horsey Hundred Weekend - Bluegrass Cycling Club's signature event. Georgetown, Ky. Registration fee required. For information, see www.bgcycling.org/horsey/
  • 8:30 am - 30/60 mi. #3. Rooftop Terrace Ride, Long Run Park. RC: Alan Darby & Ellen Mueller, 485-1758.
  • 10:00 am - 18 mi. #1. Slow and Easy Ride (RIF RAF). Waterfront Park, Purple Parking Lot. RC: Joe Thomas, 447-2318.
  • 6:00 pm - 25 mi. #3. Scheller's Fitness and Cycling, 11520 Shelbyville Road, RC: Tom Armstrong, 245-1955.

Sunday, May 29

  • 9:00 am - 42/56 mi. #3+. Ostrich Hill Ride. Thurman-Hutchins Park, River Road just east of Zorn Ave. RC: Tim Chilton, 367-8946.
  • 2:00 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. (RIF RAF). Baptist East/Milestone Fitness and Wellness Center. RC: Steve Sarson, 499-7089.
  • 3:00 pm - 30 mi. #3. E. P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Dick Williams, 426-4844.

Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day

  • 8:30 am - 30/56/100 mi. #3/#3+. The Sacred and the Profane Ride (TMD Stage #9). Idle Hour Park in Springfield, Ky. See the Abbey of Gethsemane and Maker's Mark Distillery. Joint ride with the Bluegrass Cycling Club. RC: Mark Medley, 859-806-7613.
  • 8:30 am - 15 mi. #2. Memorial Day Bike Fest. Join the city-wide celebration of cycling in Louisville. Booths, food and drink vendors, skills demonstrations, etc. Cycler's Café on Lexington Road. Ride back with a group or on your own. RC: Earl Jones, 895-4850.
  • 9:30 am - 10 mi. #1. Easy, flat route to the Bike Fest. Home of the Innocents. RC: Earl Jones, 895-4850.

Tuesday, May 31

  • 4:45 am - 25 mi. #3. Furly Ride. Seneca Park Tennis Courts. Lights required! RC: Paul Baldwin, 495-1506.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Cycler's Café on Lexington Road. RC: Joe Sohm, 930-2100.

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 .


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