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October 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.


Saturday, October 1

  • 8:00 am - 30/60/100 mi. #3. Smacktown Mad Dog Century (TMD Stage #19). Vettiner Park. RC: Tim Chilton, 367-8946.

Sunday, October 2

  • 9:00 am - 20/40/60 mi. #3. Chat 'n' Nibble Ride. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Chad Green, 291-9979.
  • 2:00 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Heine Brothers' Coffee on Chenoweth Lane. RC: Connie Guild, 608-7758.
  • 3:00 pm - 30 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Dick Williams, 426-4844.

Monday, October 3

  • 5:45 pm - 12 mi. #2 (RIF-RAF) Recovery Ride. St. Matthews Baptist Church on Grandview Avenue. RC: Dick Krakowski, 637-3172.

Tuesday, October 4

  • 4:45 am - 25 mi. #3. Furly Ride. Seneca Park Tennis Courts. Lights required! RC: Paul Baldwin, 495-1506.
  • 9:00 am - 40/60 mi. #3. Vettiner Park. RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7120.
  • 5:45 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Classic Tuesday Night Ride to Iroquois Park. Hogan's Fountain, Cherokee Park. RC: Barry Luckett, 810-0157.

Wednesday, October 5

  • 9:00 am - 30/60 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Dick Williams, 426-4844.
  • 5:30 pm - 16/30 mi. #3. Hump Day Hilly! Vettiner Park. RC: Dave & Linda Burry, 297-8931.

Thursday, October 6

  • 4:45 am - 25 mi. #3. Furly Ride. Seneca Park Tennis Courts. Lights required! RC: Paul Baldwin, 495-1506.
  • 5:45 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Marilyn Minnick, 412-4224.

Saturday, October 8

  • 7:00 am - 40 mi. #3. Southwest Festival Ride. Join cyclists who will participate in a rare bike ride in Southwest Jefferson County. Iroquois Park. RC: Chad Green, 291-9979.
  • 8:00 am - 30/60/100 mi. #3. Dishonest Abe Mad Dog Century (TMD Stage #20). Ride with the Champion of the 2005 Tour de Mad Dog! Iroquois Park. RC: Tim Chilton, 367-8946.
  • 10:00 am - 18 mi. #1. Slow and Easy. Waterfront Park, Purple Lot. RC: Joe Thomas, 447-2318.

Sunday, October 9

  • 9:00 am - 60/100 mi. #3. McNeely Lake Park. RC: Barry Luckett, 810-0157.
  • 2:00 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. 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, October 10

  • 9:00 am - 30/60 mi. #3. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Chad Green, 291-9979.
  • 5:45 pm - 12 mi. #2 (RIF-RAF) Recovery Ride. St. Matthews Baptist Church on Grandview Avenue. RC: Barry Luckett, 810-0157.

Tuesday, October 11

  • 4:45 am - 25 mi. #3. Furly Ride. Seneca Park Tennis Courts. Lights required! RC: Paul Baldwin, 495-1506.
  • 9:00 am - 40/60 mi. #3. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7120.
  • 5:45 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Classic Tuesday Night Ride to Iroquois Park. Hogan's Fountain, Cherokee Park. RC: Michael Radmacher, 458-8503.

Wednesday, October 12

  • 9:00 am - 30/50 mi. #3. Memphis Truck Plaza, Memphis, Ind. RC: Alison Ewart, 584-4222.
  • 5:30 pm - 16/30 mi. #3. Hump Day Hillier! Vettiner Park. RC: Dave & Linda Burry, 297-8931.

Thursday, October 13

  • 4:45 am - 25 mi. #3. Furly Ride. Seneca Park Tennis Courts. Lights required! RC: Paul Baldwin, 495-1506.
  • 6:00 pm - 15/22 mi. #3. Weeble, Wobble, Wibble. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Dave King, 500-7351.

Saturday, October 15

  • 8:45 am - 43/70 mi. #3+. Fall in the Bluegrass, Kentucky State Library & Archives/Vietnam Memorial in Frankfort. Take I-64 East to exit 53B to US 127 North. Turn right on KY 676 then turn right onto Coffee Tree Road RC: Michael Crawford, 244-1213 or cell 314-9977.
  • 10:00 am - 27 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Terry & Linda Donovan, 254-3968.
  • Hilly Hundred Weekend. Central Indiana Bicycling Association's Classic Event! Ellettsville, Ind. Registration fee required. For information, see www.hillyhundred.org.

Sunday, October 16

  • 9:00 am - 30/60 mi. #3. Ghost Ride. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Chad Green, 291-9979.
  • 2:00 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Heine Brothers' Coffee on Chenoweth Lane. RC: Stewart Prather, 584-1135.
  • 3:00 pm - 30 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Dick Williams, 426-4844.

Monday, October 17

  • 5:45 pm - 12 mi. #2 (RIF-RAF) Recovery Ride. St. Matthews Baptist Church on Grandview Avenue. RC: Dick Krakowski, 637-3172.

Tuesday, October 18

  • 4:45 am - 25 mi. #3. Furly Ride. Seneca Park Tennis Courts. Lights required! RC: Paul Baldwin, 495-1506.
  • 9:00 am - 40/60 mi. #3. Vettiner Park. RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7120.
  • 6:15 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Classic Tuesday Night Ride to Iroquois Park. Hogan's Fountain, Cherokee Park. RC: Barry Luckett, 810-0157.

Wednesday, October 19

  • 9:00 am - 50 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: A.B. Sandefur, 425-9463.
  • 6:15 pm - 20 mi. #2. Old Louisville by Moonlight. St. Matthews Baptist Church. Lights required! (Some loaners available) RC: Earl Jones, 895-4850.

Thursday, October 20

  • 4:45 am - 25 mi. #3. Furly Ride. Seneca Park Tennis Courts. Lights required! RC: Paul Baldwin, 495-1506.
  • 5:45 pm - 15/20 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Marilyn Minnick, 412-4224.

Saturday, October 22

  • 8:00 am - 30/60 mi. #3. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Ed Tonini, 897-0596.
  • 10:00 am - 18 mi. #1. Slow and Easy. Waterfront Park, Purple Lot. RC: Joe Thomas, 447-2318.

Sunday, October 23

  • 9:00 am - 50 mi. #3+. Straight Shot to Salem. Floyd Central High School. Take I-64 West to US 150W (Greenville-Paoli exit), left on Old Vincennes Road. RC: Chad Green, 291-9979.
  • 2:00 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. (RIF-RAF) Baptist East/Milestone Fitness and Wellness Center. 750 Cypress Station Drive. Free use of shower and pool after the ride! RC: Steve Sarson, 499-7089.
  • 3:00 pm - 30 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Dick Williams, 426-4844.

Monday, October 24 - Last evening ride of the year!

  • 5:45 pm - 12 mi. #2. (RIF-RAF) Recovery Ride. St. Matthews Baptist Church on Grandview Avenue. RC: Ed Tonini, 897-0596.

Tuesday, October 25

  • 4:45 am - 25 mi. #3. Furly Ride. Seneca Park Tennis Courts. Lights required! RC: Paul Baldwin, 495-1506.
  • 9:00 am - 40/60 mi. #3. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7120.

Wednesday, October 26

  • 9:30 am - 25/50 mi. #3. K-Mart at the corner of New Cut Road & Outer Loop. RC: Sonny Neurath, 893-2306.

Thursday, October 27

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

Saturday, October 29 - Daylight Saving Time ends tonight!

  • 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, and tell them you are a Mad Dog cyclist. RC: Michael Pitt, 290-3419.
  • 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 Sky Bridge. Join us for a 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. LBC has a block of rooms reserved at the Lil' Abner Motel (606-663-5384). RC: Ellen Mueller, 485-1758.

Sunday, October 30

  • 7:00 am - 120 mi. #4. Mad Dog Mammoth Cave Return (not a TMD stage). Starts at the Mammoth Cave Hotel and returns to Louisville. RC: Michael Pitt, 290-3419.
  • 2:00 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Heine Brothers' Coffee on Chenoweth Lane. RC: A.B. Sandefur, 425-9463.
  • 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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