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May 2007 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.


Tuesday, May 1

  • 9:00 am - 50 mi. #3. Long Run Park. RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7120.
  • 6:00 pm - 26 mi. #3. Silver Creek High School, Sellersburg, Ind. RC: Kirk Roggenkamp, 718-1911 and Cathy Hill, 859-509-4425.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Tuesday Night Ride. Bluegrass Brewing Company (BBC), park in the old Bacon's parking lot. RC: Scott Howes, 445-8201.

Wednesday, May 2

  • 9:00 am - 30/50 mi. #3. Long Run Park. RC: Vicky Dobbs, 243-9318.
  • 6:00 pm - 25 mi. #2. Whiskey Run Wednesdays. N. Harrison Middle School, Ramsey, Ind. A scenic back roads route in Southern Indiana with historic Whiskey Run Rd as its backbone. Pace adjusted to rider ability, new riders welcomed. RC: Kirk Roggenkamp, 718-1911 and Cathy Hill, 859-509-4425.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Sleepy Hollow Jaunt. Prospect Point Shopping Center. RC: Dick Rauh, 896-1290.

Thursday, May 3

  • 9:00 am - 55 mi. #3. Wise Donkey Landing. A scenic ride with low or non-existent traffic for much of the route. While a few of the hills may have you climbing like a beast of burden, there is a nice balance of flatlands along river and creek beds. Westport Park. RC: Larry Preble, home: 222-7551, cell: 724-8477, .
  • 6:30 pm - 19/25 mi. #3. Cycler's Café. RC: Joe Sohm, 451-5152.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Charlie Vettiner Park. RC: Steve Sexton, 239-8521.

Friday, May 4

  • 6:30 pm - 12 mi. #2. Weekend Tune-Up and Fun Ride (RIF RAF). St. Matthews Baptist Church. RC: Scott Howes, 445-8201.

Saturday, May 5 - Derby Day

  • 8:00 am - 100 mi. #4+. Pam Anderson Century. McDonald's in Shelbyville at KY 53 and US 60 (I-64 Exit 35, turn north on KY 53). RC: Steve Rice, 494-4288.
  • 9:00 am - 30/60 mi. #3. Derby Ride. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: AB Sandefur, 425-9463.
  • 10:00 am - 50 mi. #3. Shelby County Ride. Take I-64 east to exit 35, left on KY 53, cross US 60, left into Kroger parking lot. Please gather near Kroger gas station. RC: Marcie Klus, 682-3358, .

Sunday, May 6

  • 8:30 am - 30/56/100 mi. #3/#3+. The Sacred and the Profane Ride (TMD Stage #6). Idle Hour Park in Springfield, Ky. See the Abbey of Gethsemane and Maker's Mark Distillery. RC: Mark Medley, 859-806-7613.
  • 9:00 am - 40 mi. #3. Scheller's Fitness & Cycling, 11520 Shelbyville Road. MS Bike Tour Preparatory ride series, but all are welcome. There will be some comments pre-ride, so be early. RC: Tom Armstrong, , 523-9581.
  • 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, May 7

  • 6:00 pm - 25 mi. #3. Happy Hour Route. 3850 Crandall Station Road, Crandall, Ind. RC: Cathy Hill, 859-509-4425.
  • 6:30 pm - 12 mi. #2. Recovery Ride (RIF RAF). St. Matthews Baptist Church. RC: Ed Tonini, 897-0596.
  • 6:30 pm - 30 mi. #4. Monday Night Hill Jam. Perkin's Deli (Knob Creek Rd & Brooks Hill Rd). RC: Scott Kuchenbrod, 594-8559.
  • 6:30 pm - 12 mi. #1. Bike Handling Class. Become a better cyclist! Certificate of Completion will be awarded to those attending 5 of the 7 sessions. Participants should plan on attending as many sessions as possible. Classes will start promptly at 6:30 with a hands-on activity and conclude with a short 10- to 12-mile ride. TARC Building (1000 W. Broadway). All skill levels welcome. RC: Steve Sarson, 499-7089 and AB Sandefur, 425-9463.

Tuesday, May 8

  • 9:00 am - 40/47 mi. #3. Floyd's Fork Park RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7120.
  • 9:00 am - 60 mi. #3. Scenic Sixty. Love's Truck Stop, Memphis, Ind. RC: Melissa Hall, , 812-752-3973.
  • 6:00 pm - 26 mi. #3. Silver Creek High School, Sellersburg, Ind. RC: Kirk Roggenkamp, 718-1911 and Cathy Hill, 859-509-4425.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Tuesday Night Ride. Bluegrass Brewing Company (BBC), park in the old Bacon's parking lot. RC: Dick Rauh, 896-1290.

Wednesday, May 9

  • 9:00 am - 25/50 mi. #3. Love's Truck Plaza, Memphis, Ind. RC: AB Sandefur, 425-9463.
  • 6:00 pm - 25 mi. #2. Whiskey Run Wednesdays. N. Harrison Middle School, Ramsey, Ind. A scenic back roads route in Southern Indiana with historic Whiskey Run Rd as its backbone. Pace adjusted to rider ability, new riders welcomed. RC: Kirk Roggenkamp, 718-1911 and Cathy Hill, 859-509-4425.
  • 6:00 pm - 25 mi. #3. Shelbyville Kroger. Take I-64 east to exit 35, left on KY 53, cross US 60, Kroger is on the left. Please gather near the Kroger gas station. RC: Marcie Klus, , 682-3358.
  • 6:30 pm - 10/15/25 mi. #3. Crestwood Station Shopping Center, Hwy 146, Crestwood, Ky. RC: Kevin Jones, 599-1981.

Thursday, May 10

  • 10:00 am - 38/50 mi. #3. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Angie Hopperton, 767-8148.
  • 6:30 pm - 19/25 mi. #3. Cycler's Café. RC: Joe Sohm, 451-5152.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Charlie Vettiner Park. RC: Steve Sexton, 239-8521.

Friday, May 11

  • 1:30 pm - 15/32 mi. #3 Long Run Park. RC: Ron & Vicky Dobbs, 243-9318.
  • 6:00 pm - 12 mi. #2. Weekend Tune-Up and Fun Ride (RIF RAF). St. Matthews Baptist Church. RC: Scott Howes, 445-8201.

Saturday, May 12

  • 9:00 am - 50 mi. #3. Scheller's Fitness & Cycling, 11520 Shelbyville Road. MS Bike Tour Preparatory Ride Series. There will be some pre-ride comments, so be early. RC: Tom Armstrong, , 523-9581.
  • 10:00 am - 17/40 mi. #1/#2. Slow and Easy (RIF RAF). Waterfront Park, Yellow Lot. RC: Steve Montgomery, 367-7103.
  • 5:30 pm - 25 mi. #3. Blankenbaker Plaza, Blankenbaker Parkway and Old Main Street in Middletown. The Saturday evening series returns with a new starting point, and returns to the original start time! New riders welcome! RC: Tom Armstrong, , 523-9581.

Sunday, May 13 - Mother's Day

  • 8:00 am - 100 mi. #3+. Wises Landing/Kentucky River Century (TMD Stage #7). Ride start at YMCA in Buckner, Ky. I-71 north to Exit 17, turn left. Go two blocks and turn left again on Quality Place (before the RR tracks). Go down to the end of Quality Place, turn right and park. RC: Larry "Gizmo" Preble, , 222-7551.
  • 2:00 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Heine Brothers' Coffee on Chenoweth Lane. RC: Eric Sellers, 216-8248.
  • 3:00 pm - 30 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Dick Williams, 426-4844.

Monday, May 14

  • 6:00 pm - 12 mi. #2. Recovery Ride (RIF RAF). St. Matthews Baptist Church. RC: Scott Howes, 445-8201
  • 6:00 pm - 25 mi. #3. Happy Hour Route. 3850 Crandall Station Road, Crandall, Ind. RC: Cathy Hill, 859-509-4425.
  • 6:30 pm - 30 mi. #4. Monday Night Hill Jam. Perkin's Deli (Knob Creek Rd & Brooks Hill Rd). RC: Scott Kuchenbrod, 594-8559.
  • 6:30 pm - 12 mi. #1. Bike Handling Class. Become a better cyclist! Certificate of Completion will be awarded to those attending 5 of the 7 sessions. Participants should plan on attending as many sessions as possible. Classes will start promptly at 6:30 with a hands-on activity and conclude with a short 10- to 12-mile ride. TARC Building (1000 W. Broadway). All skill levels welcome. RC: Steve Sarson, 499-7089 and AB Sandefur, 425-9463.

Tuesday, May 15

  • 9:00 am - 48 mi. #3. Vettiner Park. RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7120.
  • 6:00 pm - 26 mi. #3. Silver Creek High School, Sellersburg, Ind. RC: Kirk Roggenkamp, 718-1911 and Cathy Hill, 859-509-4425.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Tuesday Night Ride. Bluegrass Brewing Company (BBC), park in the old Bacon's parking lot. RC: Terry & Linda Donovan, 254-3068.

Wednesday, May 16

  • 8:00 am - 45/60 mi. #3. Crestwood Station Shopping Center, Crestwood, Ky. RC: Alison Ewart, 584-4222.
  • 6:00 pm - International Ride of Silence Pre-Ride (20-mile credit). Hogan's Fountain in Cherokee Park. RC: Chad Green, 291-9979.
  • 7:00 pm - 10 mi. #1. International Ride of Silence. Cox Park. For more details visit www.rideofsilence.org. RC: Lewis Miller, 262-6827.

Thursday, May 17

  • 10:00 am - 38/50 mi. #3. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Angie Hopperton, 767-8148.
  • 6:30 pm - 19/25 mi. #3. Cycler's Café. RC: Joe Sohm, 451-5152.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Charlie Vettiner Park. RC: Steve Sexton, 239-8521.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/30 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Barry Luckett, 810-0157.

Friday, May 18

  • 10:00 am - 35 mi. #3. Kroger in Shelbyville. Take I-64 east to exit 35, left on KY 53, cross US 60, left into Kroger parking lot. Please gather near the Kroger gas pumps. RC: Marcie Klus, 682-3358, .
  • 1:30 pm - 15/30 mi. #3. Prospect Point Shopping Center. RC: Ron & Vicky Dobbs, 243-9318.
  • 6:00 pm - 12 mi. #2. Weekend Tune-Up and Fun Ride (RIF RAF). St. Matthews Baptist Church. RC: Scott Howes, 445-8201.

Saturday, May 19

  • 9:00 am - 25 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Linda & Terry Donovan, 254-3068

Sunday, May 20

  • 8:00 am - 50/100 mi. #3. Campbellsburg Century. Ride start at Finley Firehouse, Scottsburg, Ind. (30 miles from bridge). RC: Melissa "Puddle" Hall, , 812-752-3973.
  • 8:00 am - 50/62/100 mi. #3. Bike North Carolina. Registration required. More information at www.blueridgebicycleclub.org. RC: Bernice McGill, 228-5107 and Jenny Gray, 394-4030.
  • 9:00 am - 50 mi. #3. MS-150 Training Ride. Scheller's Fitness & Cycling, 11520 Shelbyville Road, 245-1955.
  • 2:00 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Earl's Ice Cream Ride. Free ice cream after ride! Widow's Walk in Jeffersonville, Ind. RC: Earl Jones, 895-4850.
  • 4:00 pm - General Membership Meeting. Widow's Walk Ice Cream Shop in Jeffersonville, Ind.

Monday, May 21

  • 10:00 am - 25 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Linda & Terry Donovan, 254-3068.
  • 6:00 pm - 25 mi. #3. Happy Hour Route. 3850 Crandall Station Road, Crandall, Ind. RC: Cathy Hill, 859-509-4425.
  • 6:30 pm - 12 mi. #2. Recovery Ride (RIF RAF). St. Matthews Baptist Church. RC: Scott Howes, 445-8201.
  • 6:30 pm - 30 mi. #4. Monday Night Hill Jam. Perkin's Deli (Knob Creek Rd & Brooks Hill Rd). RC: Scott Kuchenbrod, 594-8559.
  • 6:30 pm - 12 mi. #1. Bike Handling Class. Become a better cyclist! Certificate of Completion will be awarded to those attending 5 of the 7 sessions. Participants should plan on attending as many sessions as possible. Classes will start promptly at 6:30 with a hands-on activity and conclude with a short 10- to 12-mile ride. TARC Building (1000 W. Broadway). All skill levels welcome. RC: Steve Sarson, 499-7089 and AB Sandefur, 425-9463.

Tuesday, May 22

  • 9:00 am - 42/58 mi. #3. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7120.
  • 6:00 pm - 26 mi. #3. Silver Creek High School, Sellersburg, Ind. RC: Kirk Roggenkamp, 718-1911 and Cathy Hill, 859-509-4425.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Tuesday Night Ride. Bluegrass Brewing Company (BBC), park in the old Bacon's parking lot. RC: Dick Rauh, 896-1290.

Wednesday, May 23

  • 8:00 am - 30/60 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Dick Williams, 426-4844.
  • 6:00 pm - 25 mi. #2. Whiskey Run Wednesdays. N. Harrison Middle School, Ramsey, Ind. A scenic back roads route in Southern Indiana with historic Whiskey Run Rd as its backbone. Pace adjusted to rider ability, new riders welcomed. RC: Kirk Roggenkamp, 718-1911 and Cathy Hill, 859-509-4425.
  • 6:00 pm - 25 mi. #3. Shelbyville Kroger. Take I-64 east to exit 35, left on KY 53, cross US 60, Kroger is on the left. Please gather near the Kroger gas station. RC: Marcie Klus, , 682-3358.
  • 6:00 pm - 15 mi. #1. Midweek Slow-and-Easy Ride. Waterfront Park, Yellow Lot. RC: Laura Trachtenberg, 905-1365.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/29 mi. #3. Road Kill and One Big Hill. Iroquois Park. RC: Tim Chilton, 367-8946.

Thursday, May 24

  • 10:00 am - 38/50 mi. #3. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Angie Hopperton, 767-8148.
  • 6:30 pm - 19/25 mi. #3. Cycler's Café. RC: Joe Sohm, 451-5152.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Charlie Vettiner Park. RC: Steve Sexton, 239-8521.

Friday, May 25

  • 1:30 pm - 25 mi. #3. Crestwood Station Shopping Center, Crestwood, Ky. RC: Ron & Vicky Dobbs, 243-9318.
  • 6:00 pm - 12 mi. #2. Weekend Tune-Up and Fun Ride (RIF RAF). St. Matthews Baptist Church. RC: Scott Howes, 445-8201.

Saturday, May 26

  • 8:00 am - 29/50/53/75/100 mi. #3. Horsey Hundred. Georgetown, Ky. Registration required. www.bgcycling.org. RC: Ron & Vicky Dobbs, 243-9318.

Sunday, May 27

  • 8:00 am - 37/52/70 mi. #3. Horsey Hundred. Georgetown, Ky. Registration is required. www.bgcycling.org. RC: Ron & Vicky Dobbs, 243-9318.
  • 2:00 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Heine Brothers' Coffee on Chenoweth Lane. RC: Stewart Prather, 895-9094.
  • 3:00 pm - 30 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Dick Williams, 426-4844.

Monday, May 28 - Memorial Day

  • 10:00 am - 15 mi. #1. Mayor's Memorial Day Healthy Hometown Hike & Bike. Slugger Field. RC: Chad Green, 291-9979.
  • 2:00 pm - 30 mi. #3. Emerald Necklace. Slugger Field. RC: Chad Green, 291-9979.

Tuesday, May 29

  • 8:30 am - 50 mi. #3. Long Run Park. RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7120.
  • 6:00 pm - 26 mi. #3. Silver Creek High School, Sellersburg, Ind. RC: Kirk Roggenkamp, 718-1911 and Cathy Hill, 859-509-4425.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Tuesday Night Ride. Bluegrass Brewing Company (BBC), park in the old Bacon's parking lot. RC: Terry & Linda Donovan, 254-3068.

Wednesday, May 30

  • 8:00 am - 25/50 mi. #2. Bernheim Ramble. New Cut Rd. & Outer Loop. RC: Sonny Neurath, 893-2306.
  • 6:00 pm - 25 mi. #2. Whiskey Run Wednesdays. N. Harrison Middle School, Ramsey, Ind. A scenic back roads route in Southern Indiana with historic Whiskey Run Rd as its backbone. Pace adjusted to rider ability, new riders welcomed. RC: Kirk Roggenkamp, 718-1911 and Cathy Hill, 859-509-4425.
  • 6:00 pm - 15 mi. #1. Midweek Slow-and-Easy Ride. Waterfront Park, Yellow Lot. RC: Laura Trachtenberg, 905-1365.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/30 mi. #3. Prospect Point Shopping Center. RC: Barry Luckett, 810-0157.

Thursday, May 31

  • 10:00 am - 38/50 mi. #3. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Angie Hopperton, 767-8148.
  • 6:30 pm - 19/25 mi. #3. Cycler's Café. RC: Joe Sohm, 451-5152.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Charlie Vettiner Park. RC: Steve Sexton, 239-8521.

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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