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September 2006 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, September 2

  • 8:30 am - 30/56/100 mi. #3/#3+. The Sacred and the Profane Ride (TMD Stage #18). 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.
  • 9:00 am - 15/30 mi. #1/#2. Slow and Easy (RIF RAF). Waterfront Park, Yellow Parking Lot. RC: Steve Montgomery, 367-7103.
  • 6:00 pm - 25 mi. #3. Scheller's Fitness and Cycling, 11520 Shelbyville Road. RC: Tom Armstrong, or 245-1955.

Sunday, September 3

  • 8:00 am - 100 mi. #3. Salvisa Mad Dog Century (TMD Stage #19). Spencer County High School in Taylorsville (across from IGA and Dairy Queen @ KY 55 and KY 44). RC: Mike Kamenish, 386-0179.
  • 9:00 am - 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. Cheryl Brawner Dedication Ride. Donations will be collected for the Cheryl Brawner Fund (www.cherylbrawner.com). 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, September 4 - Labor Day

  • 7:45 am - 25/50 mi. #3. 6th Annual Labor Day Nifty Fifty Ride. Ride starts at Scott County YMCA, Scottsburg, Ind. Registration fee required. www.scfy.org. RC: Melissa "Puddle" Hall, 812-752-3973, .
  • 10:00 am - Mayor's Healthy Hometown Hike & Bike. Slugger Field.
  • 1:00 pm - 30 mi. #3. Emerald Necklace. Slugger Field. RC: Chad Green, 291-9979.

Tuesday, September 5

  • 8:00 am - 50 mi. #3. Long Run Park. RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7210.
  • 6:15 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Tuesday Night Ride. Bluegrass Brewing Company. Park in the old Bacon's parking lot. RC: Chad Green, 291-9979.

Wednesday, September 6

  • 9:00 am - 25/50 mi. #3. Memphis Christian Church, Memphis, Ind. RC: A.B. Sandefur, 425-9463.
  • 6:00 pm - 15/30 mi. #3. Hump Day Hills! Vettiner Park. Prizes for those riders that complete the monthly series! Ride captains will sweep 30 miler. Last good warm up for Pottershop before OKHT! RC: Dave & Linda Burry, 297-8931.
  • 6:15 pm - 10/15/25 mi. #3. Crestwood Station Shopping Center, Hwy 146, Crestwood, Ky. RC: Kevin Jones, 599-1981.
  • 6:15 pm - 12 mi. #2. SMOR (Short Miles Offered Ride). St. Matthews Baptist Church. Déjà vu Recovery Ride. RC: John Samways, 447-4277, and Connie Guild, 608-7758.

Thursday, September 7

  • 10:00 am - 32/48 mi. #3. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Angie Hopperton, 767-8148.
  • 6:00 pm - 15 mi. #2. OKHT Safety Video Opening Night Party! All Old Kentucky Home Tour riders must attend a pre-ride safety class to complete their registration. Get your certification early and avoid day-of-ride delays. Popcorn, prizes and more. Baptist East/Milestone Fitness Center. Contact Earl Jones, 895-4850, for info.

Friday, September 8

  • 7:00 pm - OKHT Early Registration and Pre-Ride Safety Certification. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. All OKHT riders must attend a pre-ride safety class to obtain their registration. Get your certification early and avoid day-of-ride delays.

Saturday, September 9

  • 7:00 am - 29th Annual Old Kentucky Home Tour. Our premier cycling event! 50/70/100 mi. #3/#3+/#4 routes to Bardstown. One-day Sunday loop is also available. See www.okht.org if you haven't already registered. Registration from 7:00 to 8:45 am at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park.

Sunday, September 10

  • 8:00 am - 29th Annual Old Kentucky Home Tour, Day Two. 55-mile return from Bardstown or one-day loop. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park.

Monday, September 11

  • 6:15 pm - 12 mi. #2. Monday Night Recovery Ride (RIF RAF). St. Matthews Baptist Church, Grandview Ave. RC: Dick Krakowski, 637-3172.

Tuesday, September 12

  • 8:00 am - 40/58 mi. #3. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7210.
  • 6:15 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Tuesday Night Ride. Bluegrass Brewing Company. Park in the old Bacon's parking lot. RC: Steve Anderson, 523-8592.

Wednesday, September 13

  • 9:00 am - 40 mi. #3. Iroquois Park to West Point. RC: Marge Johannemann, 368-6338.
  • 6:00 pm - 15 mi. #1. Mid-week Slow & Easy Ride. Waterfront Park, Purple Lot. RC: Laura Trachtenberg, 897-7056/905-1365.
  • 5:45 pm - 15/30 mi. #3. Hump Day Hillier! Vettiner Park. Prizes for those riders that complete the monthly series! Ride captains will sweep 30 miler. RC: Dave & Linda Burry, 297-8931.
  • 6:15 pm - 12 mi. #2. SMOR (Short Miles Offered Ride). St. Matthews Baptist Church. Déjà vu Recovery Ride. RC: John Samways, 447-4277, and Connie Guild, 608-7758.

Thursday, September 14

  • 10:00 am - 32/60 mi. #3. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Angie Hopperton, 767-8148.
  • 6:15 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Mike Kamenish, 386-0179.

Friday, September 15

  • 9:00 am - 65 mi. #3. Clifty Falls Campout Ride. Ride to Clifty Falls State Park and camp until Sunday. Must bring own tent/sleeping bag and funds for meals. Small fee for camping/sag collected at the start of the ride. Families and non-riders welcomed. Please contact ride captain prior to ride to assure ample camping space, etc. New start location: Beneath the 2nd Street Bridge, Jeffersonville, Ind. RC: Donna Connell, , 231-5853.

Saturday, September 16

  • 8:00 am - 30/60/100 mi. #4. Willisburg Century. Vettiner Park. RC: Susan Howell, 724-1136.
  • 8:00 am - 15/30 mi. #2/#3. Tour de Gaslight. Skyview Park in Jeffersontown. A scenic tour of historic Jeffersontown. Entry fee required. Register on-line at http://www.jtownchamber.com/ or day of ride beginning at 7:15 am. RC: Linda Kratt, 894-8810.
  • 9:00 am - 15/30 mi. #1/#2. Slow and Easy (RIF RAF). Waterfront Park, Yellow Parking Lot. RC: Joe Thomas, 447-2318.
  • 9:00 am - 38/63 mi. #3. 21th Annual Bike Trek to Shakertown. Start at Ft. Harrod in Harrodsburg, Ky. Destination: Pioneer Playhouse in Danville. Fundraising event for American Lung Association of Kentucky. RC: David Runge, 749 5675.
  • 10:00 am - 40 mi. #3. Clifty Falls Lodge. Clifty Falls area loop for campers and others. Please contact RC prior to ride for more information. RC: Donna Connell, , 231-5853.
  • 6:00 pm - 25 mi. #3. Scheller's Fitness and Cycling, 11520 Shelbyville Road. RC: Tom Armstrong, or 245-1955.

Sunday, September 17

  • 8:00 am - 60/100 mi. #4+. Long Run Park. RC: Susan Howell, 724-1136
  • 9:00 am - 65 mi. #3. Clifty Falls Campout Return Ride. Please contact ride captain prior to ride for more information. Clifty Falls State Park Lodge. RC: Donna Connell, , 231-5853.
  • 9:00 am - 26/56 mi. #3. 21st Annual Bike Trek to Shakertown. Danville to Shaker Village. RC: David Runge, 749 5675.
  • 2:00 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Earl's Ice Cream Ride. Free ice cream! Widow's Walk Ice Creamery in Jeffersonville, Ind. RC: Earl Jones, 895-4850.
  • 4:00 pm - General Membership Meeting. Widow's Walk Ice Creamery, 415 W. Riverside Dr., Jeffersonville, Ind.

Monday, September 18

  • 9:00 am - 20/38 mi. #3. 21st Annual Bike Trek to Shakertown. Optional day. Shakertown to Ft. Harrod. RC: David Runge, 749 5675.
  • 6:00 pm - 12 mi. #2. Monday Night Recovery Ride (RIF RAF). St. Matthews Baptist Church, Grandview Ave. RC: Dick Krakowski, 637-3172.

Tuesday, September 19

  • 8:00 am - 40/60 mi. #3. Vettiner Park. RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7210.
  • 6:00 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Cheryl Brawner Dedication Ride. Donations will be collected for the Cheryl Brawner Fund (www.cherylbrawner.com). Bluegrass Brewing Company. Park in the old Bacon's parking lot. RC: Steve Anderson, 523-8592.

Wednesday, September 20

  • 9:00 am - 20/30/50 mi. #3. Memphis Christian Church, Memphis, Ind. RC: Dick Williams, 426-4844.
  • 5:45 pm - 15/30 mi. #3. Hump Day Hilliest! Vettiner Park. Prizes for those riders that complete the monthly series! Ride captains will sweep 30 miler. RC: Dave & Linda Burry, 297-8931.
  • 6:00 pm - 15 mi. #1. Mid-week Slow & Easy Ride. Waterfront Park, Purple Lot. RC: Laura Trachtenberg, 897-7056/905-1365.
  • 6:00 pm - 12 mi. #2. SMOR (Short Miles Offered Ride). St. Matthews Baptist Church. Déjà vu Recovery Ride. RC: John Samways, 447-4277, and Connie Guild, 608-7758.
  • 6:00 pm - 10/15/25 mi. #3. Crestwood Station Shopping Center, Hwy 146, Crestwood, Ky. RC: Kevin Jones, 599-1981.

Thursday, September 21

  • 10:00 am - 30/44 mi. #3. Long Run Park. RC: Angie Hopperton, 767-8148.
  • 6:00 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Boxer Shorts Ride. Tired of wearing basic black? Wear the best pair of undies on the outside and become infamous! E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Jerry Gordon, 267-7084.

Friday, September 22 - World Car-Free Day

Saturday, September 23

  • 8:00 am - 30/60/100 mi. #3. Virgin Mad Dog Century (TMD Stage #20). Silver Creek High School in Sellersburg, Ind. The route is designed for first-time century riders. We'll be gentle! RC: Ellen Mueller, 485-1758, and Alan Darby, 895-4904.
  • 9:00 am - 15/30 mi. #1/#2. Slow and Easy (RIF RAF). Waterfront Park, Yellow Parking Lot. RC: Steve Anderson, 523-8592.

Sunday, September 24

  • 7:30 am - 5/25/40/65 mi. #3/#3+. Harvest Homecoming Bicycle Tour. Day-of-ride registration from 7:30 to 9:00 am at The Forest Discovery Center, Starlight, Ind. For info contact the Southern Indiana Wheelmen at 812-948-2453 or www.siwheelmen.org.
  • 2:00 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Baptist East/Milestone Fitness & Wellness Center (RIF RAF). 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, September 25

  • 6:00 pm - 12 mi. #2. Monday Night Recovery Ride (RIF RAF). St. Matthews Baptist Church, Grandview Ave. RC: Sarah White, 608-1030.

Tuesday, September 26

  • 8:00 am - 33/47 mi. #3. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7210.
  • 6:00 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Tuesday Night Ride. Bluegrass Brewing Company. Park in the old Bacon's parking lot. RC: Donna Connell, , 231-5853.

Wednesday, September 27

  • 9:00 am - 30/45/60 mi. #3. Crestwood Station Shopping Center, Crestwood, Ky. RC: Alison Ewart, 584-4222.
  • 6:00 pm - 15 mi. #1. Mid-week Slow & Easy Ride. Waterfront Park Purple Lot. RC: Laura Trachtenberg, 897-7056/905-1365.
  • 6:00 pm - 12 mi. #2. SMOR (Short Miles Offered Ride). St. Matthews Baptist Church. Déjà vu Recovery Ride. RC: John Samways, 447-4277, and Connie Guild, 608-7758.

Thursday, September 28

  • 6:00 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. Mike Kamenish, 386-0179.

Saturday, September 30

  • 7:00 am - 120 mi. #4+. Fall Mammoth Cave Overnight. Starts at Hatmaker's Convenience Store. Special beer and wine reception in the evening. Make your own reservations at Mammoth Cave Hotel, 270-758-2225, and tell them you're a Mad Dog Cyclist. RC: Michael Pitt, 290-3419, and Susan Howell, 724-1136.
  • 9:00 am - 15/30 mi. #1/#2. Slow and Easy (RIF RAF). Waterfront Park, Yellow Parking Lot. RC: Scott Whitehair, 538-2843.
  • 9:00 am - 10/25/40 mi. #3. Tour de Spirit. Fundraiser for Urban Spirit. J.B. Atkinson Elementary School (2800 Alford Avenue). RC: Joe Ward, 897-7819.

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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