Louisville Bicycle Club
Lost? Here's how to get to the common ride start places
March 2008 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, March 1

  • 7:00 am - 200K (125 mi). #4. 200K Brevet -Start at Days Inn Hwy 55 Shelbyville. Registration, lights and reflective gear required. For more information see Louisville_Bicycle_Club_Brevet_Series_2008.pdf. These rides do not observe the 15 minute start delay (aka Wheelman Time). Please arrive early to complete the required paperwork and the bicycle/equipment inspection. RC: Steve Rice, 502-494-5288, srice at insightbb.com
  • 9:00 am - 17/35 mi. #1/#2. Slow and Easy. Waterfront Park, Yellow Lot. RC: Steve Montgomery, 367-7103.
  • 12:00 pm - L’Esprit Road Race. LaGrange, KY. Details at www.kyanaseries.com. Come out and support the LBC Racing Team.

Sunday , March 2

  • 8:00 am - 100/56 mi. #4. Carl's Maple Syrup Ride [TMD Stage #1]. Ride starts under 2nd Street bridge in Jeffersonville. The 56-mile route will end at the festival. If you ride the 56-mile option, you will need to arrange your own transportation home from the festival. Expect a bit of a wait at the lunch stop. Festival website: www.lmsugarbush.com. RC: Melissa "Puddle" Hall, lissah45@yahoo.com 812-752-3973, and Dick "Grasshopper" Krakowski, 502-637-3172.
  • 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, March 3

  • 6:45 pm - 15 mi #2. Monday Night Lights. St. Matthews Baptist Church. Lights required front/rear. RC: Scott Howes, 445-8201.

Tuesday, March 4

  • 11:00 am - 33 mi. #3. Floyd Fork Park. Canceled if under 40°. RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7120.
  • 6:30 pm - 25 mi. #3. Wheeling Into The Night. Front white headlight and rear red (blinky) taillights required. Hogan's Fountain in Cherokee Park. RC: John Cummings, 239-0114/553-6870 and Eric Sellers, 216-8248.

Wednesday, March 5

  • 10:00 am - 26/45 mi. #3. Crestwood Station. Ride canceled if under 40 degrees. RC: Alison Ewart, 584-4222.

Thursday, March 6

  • 9:30 am - 40 mi. #3. W.I.N.G.S. (Westport Incremental New Goals Series). Progressively more difficult series of rides designed to bring back fitness for the spring season. Westport Park, Westport, Ky. RC: Larry Preble, 222-7551.
  • 6:30 pm - 25 mi. #3. Wheeling Into The Night. Front white headlight and rear red (blinky) taillights required. Hogan's Fountain in Cherokee Park. RC: John Cummings, 239-0114/553-6870 and Eric Sellers, 216-8248.

Friday, March 7

  • 11:00 am - 10 to 15 mi. #2. Your Option Ride (YOR). St. Matthews Baptist Church parking lot. Ride at workout speed, medium speed, or leisurely (e.g., your option). A lunch stop may be considered for post ride or mid-ride. Bring money for lunch (and possibly a bike lock for mid-ride lunch) if you chose to eat. This ride is automatically cancelled if roads are wet. RC: Connie Guild, 502-608-7758 (cell).

Saturday, March 8

  • 8:00 am - 100 mi. #3+. Campbellsburg Century. Ride start at Finley Firehouse, Scottsburg, Indiana. RC: Melissa "Puddle" Hall, lissah45@yahoo.com 812-752-3973.
  • 9:00 am - 50 mi. #3+. E.P. Tom Sawer State Park. RC: Kevin Jones, 599-1981.
  • 9:00 am - 17/35 mi. #1/#2. Slow and Easy. Waterfront Park, Yellow Lot. RC: Eric Sellers, 216-8248.
  • 12:00 pm - Henryville Classic Road Race. Henryville, IN. Details at www.kyanaseries.com. Come out and support the LBC racing team.
  • 12:45 pm - 50 mi. #3. Mike Upsall’s Lets Be Blunk Ride. Cross 2nd street bridge into Southern Indiana to Blunk Knob. Two interesting climbs on this ride. Waterfront Park, Yellow Lot. RC: Soctt Howes, 445-8201.

Sunday, March 9 – Daylight Savings Time Begins

  • 8:00 am - 70 mi. #3. Seventy at Sunrise Series, Westport Park. A 67 to 70 mile route will be offered in this series of three rides. RC: Larry Preble, 222755.
  • 2:00 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Earl’s Hot Chocolate Ride. Broadway Baptist Church, 4000 Brownsboro Rd. RC: Eric Sellers, 216-8248.
  • 4:00 pm - General Membership Meeting. Broadway Baptist Church, 4000 Brownsboro Rd.

Monday, March 10

  • 6:45 pm - 15 mi #2. Monday Night Lights. St. Matthews Baptist Church. Lights required front/rear. RC: Scott Howes, 445-8201.

Tuesday, March 11

  • 11:00 am - 32 mi. #3. Long Run Park. Canceled if under 40°. RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7120.
  • 6:30 pm - 25 mi. #3. Wheeling Into The Night. Front white headlight and rear red (blinky) taillights required. Hogan's Fountain in Cherokee Park. RC: John Cummings, 239-0114/553-6870 and Eric Sellers, 216-8248.

Wednesday, March 12

  • 10:00 am - 30/45mi. #3. Arby's in Sellersburg, IN. Ride canceled if under 40 degrees. RC: Doris Herp, 635-1888.

Thursday, March 13

  • 9:30 am - 45 mi. #3. W.I.N.G.S. (Westport Incremental New Goals Series). Progressively more difficult series of rides designed to bring back fitness for the spring season. Westport Park, Westport, Ky. Ride #3016 on www.kybikerides.org RC: Larry Preble, 222-7551
  • 6:30 pm - 25 mi. #3. Wheeling Into The Night. Front white headlight and rear red (blinky) taillights required. Hogan's Fountain in Cherokee Park. RC: John Cummings, 239-0114/553-6870 and Eric Sellers, 216-8248.

Friday, March 14 -No Rides Scheduled

Saturday, March 15

  • 9:00 am - 17/35 mi. #1/#2. Slow and Easy. Waterfront Park, Yellow Lot. RC: George Cooper, 499-1652.
  • 9:00 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.
  • 1:00 pm - 50 mi. #3. Mike Upsall’s Lets Be Blunk Ride. Cross 2nd street bridge into Southern Indiana to Blunk Knob. Two interesting climbs on this ride. Waterfornt Park, Yellow Lot. RC: Soctt Howes, 445-8201.
  • 9:00 am - Fort Boonesborough Criterium. Fort Boonesborough State Park. Details at www.kyanaseries.com. Come out at support the LBC racing team.

Saturday, March 15 - March 22 (Out of the Area Multi-Day)

Sunday, March 16

  • 8:00 am - 70 mi. #3. Seventy at Sunrise Series, Westport Park. A 67 to 70 mile route will be offered in this series of three rides. RC: Larry Preble, 2227551.
  • 2:00 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Baptist East/Milestone Fitness & Wellness Center. 750 Cypress Station Drive. RC: Steve Sarson, 499-7089.
  • 3:00 pm - 30 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Dick Williams, 426-4844.

Monday, March 17

  • 6:00 pm - 12 mi. #2. Recovery Ride (RIF RAF). St. Matthews Baptist Church. RC: Eric Sellers, 216-8248.
  • 6:45 pm - 15 mi #2. Monday Night Lights. St. Matthews Baptist Church. Lights required front/rear. RC: Scott Howes, 445-8201.

Tuesday, March 18

  • 11:00 am - 10 to 15 mi. #2. Your Option Ride (YOR). St. Matthews Baptist Church parking lot. Ride at workout speed, medium speed, or leisurely (e.g., your option). A lunch stop may be considered for post ride or mid-ride. Bring money for lunch (and possibly a bike lock for mid-ride lunch) if you chose to eat. This ride is automatically cancelled if roads are wet. RC: Connie Guild, 502-608-7758 (cell).
  • 11:00 am - 35 mi. #3. Vettiner Park. Canceled if under 40°. RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7120.
  • 6:30 pm - 25 mi. #3. Wheeling Into The Night. Front white headlight and rear red (blinky) taillights required. Hogan's Fountain in Cherokee Park. RC: John Cummings, 239-0114/553-6870 and Eric Sellers, 216-8248.

Wednesday, March 19

  • 10:00 am - 30/46mi. #3. Iroquois Pk. to Mike Linnig's. Ride canceled if under 40 degrees. RC: Vicky Dobbs, 500-4671.

Thursday, March 20

  • 9:30 am - 50 mi. #3. W.I.N.G.S. (Westport Incremental New Goals Series). Progressively more difficult series of rides designed to bring back fitness for the spring season. Westport Park, Westport, Ky. Ride #3017 on www.kybikerides.org RC: Larry Preble, 222-7551.
  • 6:30 pm - 25 mi. #3. Wheeling Into The Night. Front white headlight and rear red (blinky) taillights required. Hogan's Fountain in Cherokee Park. RC: John Cummings, 239-0114/553-6870 and Eric Sellers, 216-8248.

Friday, March 21 -No Rides Scheduled

Saturday, March 22

  • 8:00 am - 100/60 mi. #3. Dishonest Abe Mad Dog Century [TMD Stage #2]. Iroquois Park Amphitheater Lot. RC: Tim Chilton, 457-8337.
  • 9:00 am - 17/35 mi. #1/#2. Slow and Easy. Waterfront Park, Yellow Lot. RC: Scott Whitehair, 502-303-2949.
  • 2:00 pm - 22/26 mi. #3. Fairdale High School. 1001 Fairdale Rd, Louisville (Canceled if below 40 F) RC: Rick Singleton, 937-9790.
  • 11:00 am - Mount Victory Road Race. Somerset, KY. Details at www.kyanaseries.com. Come out and support the LBC racing team.

Sunday, March 23 – Easter Sunday

  • 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, March 24

  • 10:00 am - 25(+) mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Linda & Terry Donovan, 254-3968.
  • 6:00 pm - 12 mi. #2. Recovery Ride (RIF RAF). St. Matthews Baptist Church. RC: Ron & Vicky Dobbs, 500-4671.
  • 6:45 pm - 15 mi #2. Monday Night Lights. St. Matthews Baptist Church. Lights required front/rear. RC: Scott Howes, 445-8201.

Tuesday, March 25

  • 11:00 am - 33 mi. #3. Floyd Fork Park. Canceled if under 40°. RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7120.
  • 6:30 pm - 25 mi. #3. Wheeling Into The Night. Front white headlight and rear red (blinky) taillights required. Hogan's Fountain in Cherokee Park. RC: John Cummings, 239-0114/553-6870 and Eric Sellers, 216-8248.

Wednesday, March 26

  • 10:00 am - 20/30/50mi. #3 Love's Truck Plaza, Memphis IN. RC: Dick Williams, 426-4844.
  • 6:00 pm - 17/25 mi. #3. Mike Linnig's. RC: Dave King, 500-7351.

Thursday. March 27

  • 9:30 am - 55 mi. #3. W.I.N.G.S. (Westport Incremental New Goals Series). Progressive series of rides designed to bring back fitness for the spring season. Westport Park, Westport, Ky. Ride #3022 on www.kybikerides.org RC: Larry Preble, 222-7551.
  • 6:30 pm - 25 mi. #3. Wheeling Into The Night. Front white headlight and rear red (blinky) taillights required. Hogan's Fountain in Cherokee Park. RC: John Cummings, 239-0114/553-6870 and Eric Sellers, 216-8248.

Friday, March 28

  • 11:00 am 10 to 15 mi. #2. Your Option Ride (YOR). E.P. Tom Sawyer Park. Ride at workout speed, medium speed, or leisurely (e.g., your option). A lunch stop may be considered for post ride or mid-ride. Bring money for lunch (and possibly a bike lock for mid-ride lunch) if you chose to eat. This ride is automatically cancelled if roads are wet. RC: Connie Guild, 502-608-7758 (cell).

Saturday, March 29

  • 8:00 am - 100/60 mi. #3. Urbane Mad Dog Century [TMD Stage #3]. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Tim Chilton, 457-8337.
  • 9:00 am - 17/35 mi. #1/#2. Slow and Easy. Waterfront Park, Yellow Lot. RC: A.B. Sandefur, 425-9463.
  • 10:00 am - Lexington Criterium. Lexington, KY. Details at www.kyanaseries.com. Come out and support the LBC racing team.

Sunday, March 30

  • 8:00 am - 70 mi #3. Seventy at Sunrise Series, Westport Park. A 67-70 mile route will be offered in this series of three rides. RC: Larry Preble, 222-7551.
  • 8:00 am - 30/50/60 mi. #3. Rick's 3rd Annual Fixed Gear Ride. Iroquois Park. Bring your fixie if you have one, or ride your geared bike. All are welcome. RC: Rick Croslin, 368-4415.
  • 10:30 am - 24mi, #3. Bike MS Prep Ride, Middletown Scheller's Cycling, 11520 Shelbyville Rd. RC: Jesse Roberson, 502-245-1955.
  • 2:00 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Heine Brothers' Coffee on Chenoweth Lane. RC: Connie Guild, 502-608-7758 (cell).
  • 3:00 pm - 30 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Dick Williams, 426-4844.

Sunday, March 30 - April 5 (Out of the Area Multi-Day)

Monday, March 31

  • 6:00 pm - 12 mi. #2. Recovery Ride (RIF RAF). St. Matthews Baptist Church. RC: Eric Sellers, 216-8248.
  • 6:45 pm - 15 mi #2. Monday Night Lights. St. Matthews Baptist Church. Lights required front/rear. RC: Scott Howes, 445-8201.

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.


PREVIOUS MONTH | LBC home | Touring Program | NEXT MONTH  ]

Copyright ©2008 Louisville Wheelmen. All rights reserved.
contact the for comments/questions about this page
web posted: 26 February 2008
last updated: 26 February 2008