Louisville Bicycle Club
May-June 2008 Newsletter

Dream Machine Bikerís Bash: A Party for the Bicycling Comnmunity!

by Barry Zalph, Bicycling for Louisville


Thanks to all of you who participated in the Dream Machine Bikerís Bash on March 1. Event Coordinator and LBC member Kathy Schmitt pulled together a wonderful crew of volunteers, which bore a striking resemblance to the roster of the LBC Ya Yas. LBC VP of Racing Mark Luking lent his roller racing setup for ďfive-minute bike-a-thons.Ē The first pair of riders were Chrissy Halioris and Nancy McElwain, followed by Walter Lay and Glenn Francisco. Glenn scorched the rollers with an average speed of 44 mph! A fabulous spread of food by Finbar Kinsella got rave reviews from party-goers, who also enjoyed BBC beer.

Six of our local bicycle retailers displayed equipment and cosponsored the event: Schellerís Fitness & Cycling, Bicycle Sport, Bike Couriers Bike Shop, Bluegrass Bicycles, Clarksville Schwinn, and Goose Creek Cycles. LBC member Jerry Gordon won the raffle grand prize of a $1000 shopping spree at Schellerís. A silent auction, including art donated by Donna Connell and Tracy Barnes along with many other items, rounded out the evening.

At the risk of forgetting someone, I want to publicly thank other LBC members who volunteered and helped to make this a great success: Tom Armstrong, Sara Ferebee, Nita Bernat, Lynn Luking, Barbara Tretter, and Marion Van Ingen. Bicycling for Louisville board members worked hard for months prior to the event. They include LBC members Steve Anderson, Michael Crawford, Marilyn Motsch, and Stewart Prather. See www. bicyclingforlouisville.org for photos of the Bikerís Bash.

The money raised at the Bikerís Bash will help support the work of Bicycling for Louisville to:

  • improve bicycling safety skills among children and adults
  • improve conditions for on- and off-road bicycling
  • urge local and state governments to adopt laws, policies, and practices to expand bicycling and improve bicycle safety
  • encourage schools, government agencies, and businesses to support bicycling by their students, employees, and customers
  • make north-central Kentucky and southern Indiana great places for all types of bicycling.

Bicycling for Louisville appreciates the support of many Louisville Bicycle Club members. To learn more, to donate, or to volunteer, go to www.bicyclingforlouisville.org or call 582- 1814.


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