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July 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.


Sunday, July 1

  • 8:00 am - 27/60 mi. #3. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Dave King, 500-7351.
  • 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, July 2

  • 6:00 pm - 25 mi. #3. Happy Hour Ride. 3850 Crandall Station Road, Crandall, Ind. Hot tub afterward IF you bring your swimsuit! 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. Recovery Ride (RIF RAF). St. Matthews Baptist Church. RC: Kevin Jones, 599-1981.

Tuesday, July 3

  • 8:30 am - 55 mi. #3. Vettiner Park. RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7120.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Tuesday Night Ride. Bluegrass Brewing Company (BBC). Park in the old Bacon's parking lot. RC: Chad Green, 291-9979.

Wednesday, July 4 - Independence Day

  • 8:00 am - 100 mi. #3+. Boston-Munfordsville-Boston (BMB) (TMD Stage #8). Boston Elementary, 295 Petersburg Rd in Boston, Ky. RC: Dave King, 500-7351.
  • 8:00 am - 30/50 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Dick Williams, 426-4844.
  • 9:00 am - 8 & 20 mi. #1. Tour de Crescent Hill. Peterson-Dumesnil House. 301 S. Peterson Ave. 20-mile ride leaves right after the 8-mile ride. RC: Joe Ward, 897-7819.

Thursday, July 5

  • 9:15 am - 25 mi. #3. Shelbyville Kroger. Take I-64 east to exit 35, left on KY 53, cross US 60 and Kroger is on your left. Please gather near the Kroger gas station. RC: Marcie Klus, , 682-3358.
  • 6:30 pm - 19/25 mi. #3. Cycler's Café. RC: Joe Sohm, 451-5152.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/30 mi. #3. Fruit Ride. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Lynn Luking, 423-7072.

Friday, July 6

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

Saturday, July 7

  • 7:30 am - 30/60/100 mi. #3. Madison Mad Dog Century (TMD Stage #9). Prospect Point Shopping Center. RC: Alan Darby, 895-4905.
  • 9:00 am - 17/40 mi. #1/#2. Slow and Easy (RIF RAF). Waterfront Park, Yellow Lot. RC: George Cooper, 499-1652.
  • 10:00 am - 17 mi. #1. Family-Friendly Ride - Ohio River Levee Trail. Great ride for the whole family. Start at Farnsley-Morman parking lot. RC: Doug Klein & Tim Wright, 724-1819.
  • 5:30 pm - 25 mi. #4. Taste of Bike Virginia. Blankenbaker Station. RC: Tom Armstrong, or 523-9581.

Sunday, July 8

  • 8:30 am - 35 mi. #2. My Louisville Ride (RIF RAF). Each ride will feature a different My Louisville mural. Twig and Leaf-Heine Bros triangle; Bardstown, Douglass and Dundee Rds in the Highlands. Limited parking. RC: Scott Howes, 445-8201.
  • 9:00 am - 60 mi. #3. Chat 'n' Nibble. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Tim Chilton, 367-8946.
  • 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, July 9

  • 6:00 pm - 25 mi. #3. Happy Hour Ride. 3850 Crandall Station Road, Crandall, Ind. Hot tub afterward IF you bring your swimsuit! RC: Cathy Hill, 859-509-4425.
  • 6:30 pm - 12 mi. #1. Bike Handling Class - ABC Quick Check, Road Rules & Etiquette. Become a better cyclist! Certificate of Completion will be awarded to those attending 6 of the 8 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. Waterfront Park, Yellow Parking Lot. All skill levels welcome. RC: Steve Sarson, 499-7089, and AB Sandefur, 425-9463.
  • 6:30 pm - 12 mi. #1. Recovery Ride (RIF RAF). St. Matthews Baptist Church. RC: Ed Tonini, 897-0596.

Tuesday, July 10

  • 8:30 am - 40/58 mi. #3. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7120.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/30 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer Park. RC: Marilyn Minnick, 412-4224.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Tuesday Night Ride. Bluegrass Brewing Company (BBC). Park in the old Bacon's parking lot. RC: Chad Green, 291-9979.

Wednesday, July 11

  • 8:00 am - 30/60 mi. #3. Love's Truck Plaza, Memphis, Ind. RC: Alison Ewart, 584-4222.
  • 6:00 pm - 15 mi. #1. Old Fart's Ride (Slow-and-Easy Ride). Waterfront Park, Yellow Lot. RC: Laura Trachtenberg, 905-1365.
  • 6:00 pm - 25 mi. #2. Whiskey Run Wednesday Ride. North Harrison Middle School, Ramsey, Ind. Flats and rollers on rural roads in north Harrison Co. RC: Kirk Roggenkamp, 718-1911.
  • 6:30 pm - 10/15/25 mi. #3. Crestwood Station Shopping Center, Hwy 146, Crestwood, Ky. RC: Kevin Jones, 599-1981.

Thursday, July 12

  • 9:15 am - 25 mi. #3. Shelbyville Kroger. Take I-64 east to exit 35, left on KY 53, cross US 60 and Kroger is on your left. Please gather near the Kroger gas station. RC: Marcie Klus, , 682-3358.
  • 6:30 pm - 19/25 mi. #3. Cycler's Café. RC: Joe Sohm, 451-5152.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/30 mi. #3. Fruit Ride. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Lynn Luking, 423-7072.

Friday, July 13

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

Saturday, July 14

  • 7:00 am - 160 mi. #4. RAIN (Ride Across INdiana). Terre Haute, Ind. Fee ride, with rest stops and lunch stop. RC: Tom Armstrong, or 523-9581 or http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/bentdogs/.
  • 8:00 am - 100 mi. #3+. Packman's Hint: A Journey Leading to Orleans. Finley Firehouse. Take I-65 north to the Scottsburg exit. Go left (west) off the exit on SR 56 approx. 3 miles. Right (north) on Finley Firehouse Road and park behind the firehouse. RC: Melissa "Puddle" Hall, 812-752-3973 or .
  • 9:00 am - 17/40 mi. #1/#2. Slow and Easy (RIF RAF). Waterfront Park, Yellow Parking Lot. RC: Steve Montgomery, 367-7103.
  • 2:00 pm - 40 mi. #3+. Mt. Washington Ride. Houchens Grocery (Washington Square Shopping Center) KY 44 west of the Bardstown Rd-KY 44 intersection. RC: Scott Whitehair, 303-2949.
  • 5:30 pm - 25 mi. #3. Blankenbaker Station (old Buehler's) in Middletown behind Mark's Feed Store. RC: Terry & Linda Donovan, 254-3968.

Sunday, July 15

  • 8:00 am - 100 mi. #3+. Bethlehem Century. Ride start at Clark State Forest, Henryville, Ind. Take I-65 north to Henryville exit. Go right (east) on SR 160 to first stop sign. Go left (north) on Hwy. 31. Forest is on the left. RC: Melissa "Puddle" Hall, 812-752-3973 or .
  • 8:30 am - 50 mi. #3+. Straight Shot to Salem. Floyd Central High School. I-64 west to US 150W (Greenville-Paoli exit), left on Old Vincennes Road. RC: Tim Chilton, 367-8946.
  • 8:30 am - 35 mi. #2. My Louisville Ride (RIF RAF). Each ride will feature a different My Louisville mural. Twig and Leaf-Heine Bros triangle; Bardstown, Douglass and Dundee Rds in the Highlands. Limited parking. RC: Scott Howes, 445-8201.
  • 10:00 am - 13 mi. #2. Jefferson Forest Elf Ride from Joe Ward's book Wheeling Around Louisville. Meet at Medora Park on Pendleton Road. RC: Doug Klein & Tim Wright, 724-1819.
  • 2:00 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Earl's Ice Cream Ride. Free ice cream after ride! Widow's Walk Ice Cream Shop in Jeffersonville, Ind. RC: Earl Jones, 895-4850.
  • 3:00 pm - 30 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Dick Williams, 426-4844.

Monday, July 16

  • 6:00 pm - 25 mi. #3. Happy Hour Ride. 3850 Crandall Station Road, Crandall, Ind. Hot tub afterward IF you bring your swimsuit! RC: Cathy Hill, 859-509-4425.
  • 6:30 pm - 12 mi. #1. Bike Handling Class - Helmet Fit, Clothing & Gear, Gearing & Shifting. Become a better cyclist! Certificate of Completion will be awarded to those attending 6 of the 8 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. Waterfront Park, Yellow Parking Lot. All skill levels welcome. RC: Steve Sarson, 499-7089, and AB Sandefur, 425-9463.
  • 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. Recovery Ride (RIF RAF). St. Matthews Baptist Church. RC: Ed Tonini, 897-0596.

Tuesday, July 17

  • 8:30 am - 50 mi. #3. Long Run Park. RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7120.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Tuesday Night Ride. Bluegrass Brewing Company (BBC). Park in the old Bacon's parking lot. RC: Chad Green, 291-9979.

Wednesday, July 18

  • 9:30 am - 30/50 mi. #3. Iroquois Park to Mike Linnig's. RC: Vicky Dobbs, 243-9318.
  • 6:00 pm - 15 mi. #1. Old Fart's Ride (Slow-and-Easy Ride). Waterfront Park, Yellow Lot. RC: Laura Trachtenberg, 905-1365.
  • 6:00 pm - 25 mi. #2. Whiskey Run Wednesday Ride. North Harrison Middle School, Ramsey, Ind. RC: Kirk Roggenkamp, 718-1911.
  • 6:30 pm - 17/25 mi. #3. Mike Linnig's. RC: Dave King, 500-7351.

Thursday, July 19

  • 9:15 am - 25 mi. #3. Shelbyville Kroger. Take I-64 east to exit 35, left on KY 53, cross US 60 and Kroger is on your left. Please gather near the Kroger gas station. RC: Marcie Klus, , 682-3358.
  • 6:30 pm - 19/25 mi. #3. Cycler's Café. RC: Joe Sohm, 451-5152.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/30 mi. #3. Fruit Ride. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Mark & Lynn Luking, 423-7072.

Friday, July 20

  • 9:15 am - 35 mi. #3. Shelbyville Kroger. Take I-64 east to exit 35, left on KY 53, cross US 60 and Kroger is on your left. Please gather near the Kroger gas station. RC: Marcie Klus, , 682-3358

Saturday, July 21

  • 6:00 am - 140 mi. #4. Danville Century Plus (TMD Stage 10). Spencer County High School, located in Taylorsville, Ky., at the intersection of KY 44 and KY 55. RC: Mike Kamenish, 386-0179.
  • 9:00 am - 17/40 mi. #1/#2. Slow and Easy (RIF RAF). Waterfront Park, Yellow Lot. RC: AB Sandefur, 425-9463.
  • 5:30 pm - 25 mi. #3. Blankenbaker Station. "Dutch Treat" dinner after the ride! RC: Tom Armstrong, or 523-9581.

Sunday, July 22

  • 8:00 am - 52 mi. #2+. Bernheim Ramble. K-mart, New Cut Road & Outer Loop. Tandem- and fixie-friendly, but all half-bikes and geared bikes welcome. RC: Ron & Vicky Dobbs, 243-9318.
  • 10:00 am - 17 mi. #1. Family-Friendly Ride - Ohio River Levee Trail. Great ride for the whole family. Start at Farnsley-Morman parking lot. RC: Doug Klein & Tim Wright, 724-1819.
  • 2:00 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Heine Brothers' Coffee on Chenoweth Lane. RC: AB Sandefur, 425-9463.
  • 3:00 pm - 30 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Dick Williams, 426-4844.

Monday, July 23

  • 6:00 pm - 25 mi. #3. Happy Hour Ride. 3850 Crandall Station Road, Crandall, Ind. Hot tub afterward IF you bring your swimsuit! RC: Cathy Hill, 859-509-4425.
  • 6:30 pm - 12 mi. #1. Bike Handling Class - Bike Fit, Tire Changing. Become a better cyclist! Certificate of Completion will be awarded to those attending 6 of the 8 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. Waterfront Park, Yellow Parking Lot. All skill levels welcome. RC: Steve Sarson, 499-7089, and AB Sandefur, 425-9463.
  • 6:30 pm - 12 mi. #1. Recovery Ride (RIF RAF). St. Matthews Baptist Church. RC: Ed Tonini, 897-0596.

Tuesday, July 24

  • 8:30 am - 60 mi. #3. Vettiner Park. RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7120.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Tuesday Night Ride. Bluegrass Brewing Company (BBC). Park in the old Bacon's parking lot. RC: Chad Green, 291-9979.

Wednesday, July 25

  • 8:30 am - 25/50 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer Park. to Claudia Sander's. RC: AB Sandefur, 425-9463.
  • 6:00 pm - 15 mi. #1. Old Fart's Ride (Slow-and-Easy Ride). Waterfront Park, Yellow Lot. RC: Laura Trachtenberg, 905-1365.
  • 6:00 pm - 25 mi. #2. Whiskey Run Wednesday Ride. North Harrison Middle School, Ramsey, Ind. RC: Kirk Roggenkamp, 718-1911.
  • 6:30 pm - 10/15/25 mi. #3. Crestwood Station Shopping Center, Hwy 146, Crestwood, Ky. RC: Kevin Jones, 599-1981.

Thursday, July 26

  • 8:00 am - 100+ mi. #4+. TOKYO - Day 1 of a 4-day 400-mile cross-state ride. This is an unsupported tour. Day 1 starts at Hatmakers and goes to Dry Ridge, Ky. Please contact Steve Rice for hotel and ride details. RC: Steve Rice, 494-5288 or .
  • 9:15 am - 25 mi. #3. Shelbyville Kroger. Take I-64 east to exit 35, left on KY 53, cross US 60 and Kroger is on your left. Please gather near the Kroger gas station. RC: Marcie Klus, , 682-3358
  • 6:30 pm - 19/25 mi. #3. Cycler's Café. RC: Joe Sohm, 451-5152.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/30 mi. #3. Fruit Ride. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Lynn Luking, 423-7072.

Friday, July 27

  • 7:00 am - 100+ mi. #4+. TOKYO - Day 2 of a 4-day 400-mile cross-state ride. This is an unsupported tour. Day 2 starts at Dry Ridge and goes to Morehead. Please contact Steve Rice for hotel and ride details. RC: Steve Rice, 494-5288 or .
  • 9:15 am - 50 mi. #3. Shelbyville Kroger. Take I-64 east to exit 35, left on KY 53, cross US 60 and Kroger is on your left. Please gather near the Kroger gas station. RC: Marcie Klus, , 682-3358
  • 6:30 pm - 12 mi. #2. Weekend Tune-Up and Fun Ride (RIF RAF). St. Matthews Baptist Church. RC: Scott Howes, 445-8201.

Saturday, July 28

  • 7:00 am - 100+ mi. #4+. TOKYO - Day 3 of a 4-day 400-mile cross-state ride. This is an unsupported tour. Day 3 starts at Morehead and goes to Berea. Please contact Steve Rice for hotel and ride details. RC; Steve Rice, 494-5288 or .
  • 8:00 am - 30/60 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Linda & Terry Donovan, 254-3968.
  • 9:00 am - 17/40 mi. #1/#2. Slow and Easy (RIF RAF). Waterfront Park, Yellow Lot. RC: Joe Thomas, 447-2318.

Sunday, July 29

  • 7:00 am - 100+ mi. #4+. TOKYO - Day 4 of a 4-day 400-mile cross-state ride. This is an unsupported tour. Day 4 starts at Berea and goes to Hatmakers. Please contact Steve Rice for hotel and ride details. RC: Steve Rice, 494-5288 or .
  • 8:30 am - 35 mi. #2. My Louisville Ride (RIF RAF). Each ride will feature a different My Louisville mural. Twig and Leaf-Heine Bros triangle; Bardstown, Douglass and Dundee Rds in the Highlands. Limited parking. RC: Scott Howes, 445-8201.
  • 10:00 am - 13 mi. #2. Jefferson Forest Elf Ride from Joe Ward's book Wheeling Around Louisville. Meet at Medora Park on Pendleton Road. RC: Doug Klein & Tim Wright, 724-1819.
  • 10:00 am - 50 mi. #3. LBC Picnic Ride. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Steve Sarson, 499-7089.
  • 12:00 pm - 30 mi. #3. LBC Picnic Ride. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Chad Green, 291-9979.
  • 12:30 pm - 15 mi. #2. LBC Picnic Ride. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Ed Tonini, 897-0596.
  • 2:00 pm - LBC Picnic. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. Club to provide meat and drinks, members to bring salad, vegetables or dessert.
  • 3:00 pm - General Membership Meeting. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park.

Monday, July 30

  • 6:00 pm - 25 mi. #3. Happy Hour Ride. 3850 Crandall Station Road, Crandall, Ind. Hot tub afterward IF you bring your swimsuit! RC: Cathy Hill, 859-509-4425.
  • 6:30 pm - 12 mi. #1. Bike Handling Class - Lane Positioning, Scanning & Lane Changing. Become a better cyclist! Certificate of Completion will be awarded to those attending 6 of the 8 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. Waterfront Park, Yellow Parking Lot. All skill levels welcome. RC: Steve Sarson, 499-7089, and AB Sandefur, 425-9463.
  • 6:30 pm - 30 mi. #4. Monday Night Hill Jam. New location tonight: Iroquois Park. RC: Scott Kuchenbrod, 594-8559.
  • 6:30 pm - 12 mi. #1. Recovery Ride (RIF RAF). St. Matthews Baptist Church. RC: Doug Klein & Tim Wright, 724-1819.

Tuesday, July 31

  • 8:30 am - 47 mi. #3. Floyd's Fork Park. RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7120.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Tuesday Night Ride. Bluegrass Brewing Company (BBC). Park in the old Bacon's parking lot. RC: Chad Green, 291-9979.

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.


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