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April 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.


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

Tuesday, April 1

  • 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, April 2

  • 9:30 am - 25/50mi. #3 Tom Sawyer Pk. Ride canceled if under 0 degrees. AB Sandefur 425-946.
  • 6:00 pm - 15/29 mi. #3. Road Kill and One Big Hill. Iroquois Park. RC:David King 500-7351.

Thursday, April 3

  • 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. "When you ride, You'll be flying!" Westport Park, Westport, Ky. Ride #3018 on www.kybikerides.org RC: Larry Preble, 222-7551.
  • 11:00 am - 10 to 15 mi. #2. Your Option Ride (YOR). E.P. Tom Sawyer State 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).
  • 5:45 pm - 10/15/25mi. #3+. Crestwood Station Shopping Center/Bluegrass Bicycle. 6015 Hwy 146 Crestwood, KY. RC: Kevin Jones, 599-1981 .
  • 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, April 4 – No Rides Scheduled

Saturday, April 5

  • 6:00 am - 300K (186 mi). #4+. 300K 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 to not observer 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.
  • 10:00 am - 33 mi. #3. Bike MS Prep Ride. Clarksville Scheller's Cycling, 1000 Veterans Parkway. RC: Mark Newbold & Nate Reberson, 812-288-6100
  • 11:00 am - Owensboro Circuit Race. Owensboro, KY. Details at www.kyanaseries.com. Come out and support the LBC racing team.

Sunday, April 6

  • 9:00 am - 17/32 mi. #1. Family-Friendly Ride -Ohio River Levee Trail. Great ride for the whole family. This ride is go at your own pace. The 17 mile will be swept. Start at Farnsley-Morman parking lot. RC: David Klein & Tim Wright, 724-1819.
  • 9:00 am - 30/60 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: Connie Guild, 608-7758.
  • 3:00 pm - 30 mi. #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Dick Williams, 426-4844.

Monday, April 7

  • 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, April 8

  • 11:00 am - 35 mi. #3. Vettiner Park. Canceled if under 40°. RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7120.
  • 6:00 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. BBC Tuesday Night JP Birthday Ride. Burdorf Galleries parking lot (former Bacon's parking lot) RC: John Paul, 637-1957.
  • 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, April 9

  • 9:30 am - 32/50mi. #3. Long Run to McKinley's. Ride canceled if under 40 degrees. RC: Vicky Dobbs, 500-4671.
  • 6:00 pm - 25 mi. #2+. Indian Hills Ride. Highlands at Dundee and Bardstown Road around Heine Brothers', Breadworks, Twig and Leaf. Limited Parking. RC: Scott Howes, 445-8201.

Thursday, April 10

  • 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. "When you ride, You'll be flying!" Westport Park, Westport, Ky. Ride #3007 on www.kybikerides.org RC: Larry Preble, 222-7551.
  • 6:00 pm - 16/25 #3 Southeast Christian Church/Sports & Fitness Center. Blankenbaker Pkwy & I-64. RC: Jeff White, 634-9400/239-9753.
  • 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, April 11

  • 6:00 pm - 12 mi #2. Weekend Tune-up and Fun Ride. St. Matthews Baptist Church. RC: Scott Howes, 445-8201.

Saturday, April 12

  • 8:00 am - 100 mi. #4. Roam to the Dome Mad Dog Century [TMD Stage #4]. West by Northwest, in quest of a dome, from Corydon to West Baden that's where we'll roam. Expect lots of climbing and wear reflective gear. Bike Shoes not allowed in the dome. Lunch will be in the dome. Frisch's Big Boy parking lot, Corydon. RC: Scott Howes, 445-8201.
  • 9:15 am - 17/35 mi. #1/#2. Slow and Easy. *CHANGED LOCATION* Cherokee Park, Hogan's Fountain. RC: John Cummings 239-0114/553-6870.
  • 11:00 am - Fallen Heroes Circuit Race. Iroquois Park. Details at www.kyanaseries.com. Come out and support the LBC racing team.
  • 7:30 pm - 15 mi. #1. 8th Annual LBC Thunder Over Louisville. Meet at Distillery Commons (Lexington Rd. and Payne St.). Ride to Thunder Over Louisville! Watch the fireworks in comfort and enjoy the ride back past the gridlocked cars. Lights recommended (a limited number available for lending). Secure bike parking provided by the City of Louisville. RC: Earl Jones, 287-7770.

Sunday, April 13

  • 9:00 am - 17/32 mi. #1. Family-Friendly Ride -Ohio River Levee Trail. Great ride for the whole family. This ride is go at your own pace. The 17 mile will be swept. Start at Farnsley-Morman parking lot. RC: David Klein & Tim Wright, 724-1819.
  • 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
  • 4:00 pm - Touring Committee Meeting – Heine Brothers after the 2:00pm ride.

Monday, April 14

  • 11:00 am - 10 to 15 mi. #2. Your Option Ride (YOR). St. Matthews Baptist Church. 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).
  • 6:00 pm - 12 mi. #2. Recovery Ride (RIF RAF). St. Matthews Baptist Church. RC: Donna Connell, dgcpaint@bellsouth.net 231-5853.
  • 6:45 pm - 15 mi #2. Monday Night Lights. St. Matthews Baptist Church. Lights required front/rear. RC: Scott Howes, 445-8201.

Tuesday, April 15

  • 11:00 am - 33 mi. #3. Floyd Fork Park. Canceled if under 40°. RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7120.
  • 6:00 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. St. Matthews Tuesday Night Ride. Burdorf Galleries parking lot (former Bacon's parking lot) RC: Donna Connell, dgcpaint@bellsouth.net 231-5853
  • 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, April 16

  • 9:30 am - 34/50mi. #3. Speed, IN, across from cement plant. Ride canceled if under 40 degrees. RC: Alison Ewart, 584 4222.
  • 6:00 pm - 25 mi. #2+. Indian Hills Ride. Highlands at Dundee and Bardstown Road around Heine Brothers', Breadworks, Twig and Leaf. Limited Parking. RC: Scott Howes, 445-8201.

Thursday, April 17

  • 9:30 am - 61 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. "When you ride, You'll be flying!" Westport Park, Westport, Ky. Ride #3020 on www.kybikerides.org RC: Larry Preble, 222-7551.
  • 10:00 am - 25(+) mile #3. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. RC: Linda & Terry Donovan, 254-3968.
  • 6:00 pm - 10/15/25mi. #3+. Crestwood Station Shopping Center/Bluegrass Bicycle. 6015 Hwy 146 Crestwood, KY. RC: Kevin Jones, 599-1981.
  • 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, April 18

  • 6:00 pm - 12 mi #2. Weekend Tune-up and Fun Ride. St. Matthews Baptist Church. RC: Scott Howes, 445-8201.

Saturday, April 19

  • 8:00 am - 100/60 mi. #3. Dupont Mad Dog Century [TMD Stage #5]. Charlestown Middle School. 8804 High Jackson Road, Charlestown, IN. RC: Dave King, 500-7351.
  • 9:00 am - 17/35 mi. #1/#2. Slow and Easy. Waterfront Park, Yellow Lot. RC: George Cooper, 499-1652.
  • 2:00 pm - 22/26 mi. #3. Fairdale High School. 1001 Fairdale Rd, Louisville. (Canceled if below 40 F) RC: Rick Singleton, 937-9790. pkrick at bellsouth dot net.
  • TBD - Long Run Park Circuit Race. Long Run Park. Detail at www.kyanaseries.com. Come out and support the LBC racing team.

Sunday, April 20

  • 9:00 am - 60/30mi. #3. Vettiner Park RC: Paul Battle, 459-6973.
  • 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, April 21

  • 6:15 pm - 12 mi. #2. Recovery Ride (RIF RAF). St. Matthews Baptist Church. RC: Donna Connell, dgcpaint@bellsouth.net 231-5853.
  • 7:00 pm - 15 mi #2. Monday Night Lights. St. Matthews Baptist Church. Lights required front/rear. RC: Scott Howes, 445-8201.

Tuesday, April 22

  • 10:00 am - 50 mi. #3. Long Run Park. Canceled if under 40°. RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7120.
  • 6:15 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. St. Mathews Tuesday Night Ride. Burdorf Galleries parking lot (former Bacon's parking lot) RC: Donna Connell, dgcpaint@bellsouth.net 231-5853.
  • 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, April 23

  • 9:30 am - 25/50mi. #3. Bernheim Ramble. Newcut Rd. & Outer Loop. RC: Sonny Neurath, 893-2306.
  • 6:00 pm - 25 mi. #2+. Indian Hills Ride. Highlands at Dundee and Bardstown Road around Heine Brothers', Breadworks, Twig and Leaf. Limited Parking. RC: Scott Howes, 445-8201.

Thursday, April 24

  • 9:30 am - 70 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. "When you ride, You'll be flying!" Westport Park, Westport, Ky. Ride #3003 on www.kybikerides.org RC: Larry Preble, 222-7551.
  • 6:15 pm - 16/25 mi #3. Southeast Christian Church/Sports & Fitness center RC: Jeff White, 634-9400/239-9753
  • 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, April 25

  • 11:00 am - 10 to 15 mi. #2. Your Option Ride (YOR). E.P. Tom Sawyer State 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).
  • 6:00 pm - 12 mi #2. Weekend Tune-up and Fun Ride. St. Matthews Baptist Church. RC: Scott Howes, 445-8201.

Saturday, April 26

  • 4:00 am - 400K (250 mi). #4+. 400K 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 to not observer 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: Scott Whitehair, 502-303-2949.

Sunday, April 27

  • 8:00 am - 100/60 mi. #3. Salem Mad Dog Century [TMD Stage #6]. Park under North End 2nd Street Bridge in Jeffersonville, IN. RC: Tim Chilton, 457-8337.
  • 9:00 am - 17/32 mi. #1. Family-Friendly Ride -Ohio River Levee Trail. Great ride for the whole family. This ride is go at your own pace. The 17 mile will be swept. Start at Farnsley-Morman parking lot. RC: David Klein & Tim Wright, 724-1819.
  • 9:30 am - 40mi. #3. Bike MS Prep Ride. Scheller’s Fitness & Cycling Middletown, 11520 Shelbyville Rd, RC: Tom Armstrong, 523-9581.
  • 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, April 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).
  • 6:15 pm - 12 mi. #2. Recovery Ride (RIF RAF). St. Matthews Baptist Church. RC: Eric Sellers, 216-8248.
  • 7:00 pm - 15 mi #2. Monday Night Lights. St. Matthews Baptist Church. Lights required front/rear. RC: Scott Howes, 445-8201.

Tuesday, April 29

  • 10:00 am - 48 mi. #3. Vettiner Park. Canceled if under 40°. RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7120.
  • 6:15 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. St. Matthews Tuesday Night Ride. Burdorf Galleries parking lot (former Bacon's parking lot) RC: Kevin Jones, 599-1981.
  • 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, April 30

  • 8:30 am - 30mi. #3. 102 Pope St. RC: Emily Boone, 585-3430.
  • 6:30 pm - 15/25 mi. #3. Charlie Vettiner Park. RC: Steve and Deb 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.


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