September 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.


Monday, September 1st – Labor Day

8:00 am

126 mi. #4. Brownstown Boogie. Ride start under Second Street Bridge, Indiana side. RC: Melissa "Puddle" Hall, 812-752-3973. lissah45@yahoo.com.

9:00 am

15mi. #2. Mayor's Healthy Hometown Movement Hike and Bike. Waterfront Park. Booths open at 9:00am, ride begins at 10:00am. Sign in sheet at the Louisville Bicycle Club booth.

 

 

Tuesday, September 2nd  - Sunset: 8:10pm

8:30 am

55 mi. #3. Vettiner Park. 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: Dick Rauh, 896-1290.

 

 

Wednesday, September 3rd - Sunset 8:09pm

9:00 am

20/30/50mi.#3 Love's Truck Stop, Memphis, IN. RC: Dick Williams 426-4844.

4:00 pm

52 mi. #3. Kiss Summer Good-bye Ride. Ride start: Clark Forestry, Henryville, IN. Please have lights available in case of mechanical problems. RC: Melissa “Puddle” Hall, (812) 752-3973. lissah45@yahoo.com.

6:00 pm

15 mi. #1. Wednesday Slow and Easy. Waterfront Park, Yellow Lot. RC: Laura Trachtenberg, 905-1365.

6:00 pm

25 mi. #2+. Retro Wed night ride from Burdorf's in St.Matthews. RC: Scott Howes, 445-8201.

 

 

Thursday, September 4th - Sunset 8:07pm

5:45 am

25 mi. #3. 3231 Ruckriegel Parkway (Watterson Trail & Ruckriegel Pkwy). Sufficient lights are required. RC: Mike Kamenish  386-0179.

10:00 am

50 mi. #3 Louisville Loop 50, Waterfront Park, Yellow Lot to Farnsley-Moremen House and back via The Loop with a lunch stop. RC: Andy Murphy, 526-1040, murphco@insightbb.com.

6:15 pm

15/25 mi. #3. Road Kill Ride. Iroquois Park. RC: David King 500-7351

7:00 pm

25 miles #3. Wheeling into the Night. Hogan’s Fountain in Cherokee Park. Lights, front and rear, required. RC: Eric Sellers 502-216-8248, John Cummings 502-239-0114, 502-553-6870

 

 

Friday, September 5th - Sunset 8:06pm

5:00 pm

Friday Evening Old Kentucky Home Tour registration. EP Tom Sawyer State Park.

6:00 pm

15 mi #2. Weekend Tune-Up and Fun Ride. St. Matthews Baptist Church. RC: Matt Fegenbush, 645-1256 matt.fegenbush@gmail.com.

 

 

Saturday, September 6th Sunrise 7:17am

7:00 am

31st Annual Old Kentucky Home Tour. Our premier cycling event! 50/70/100 mi. #3/#3+/#4 routes from Louisville to Bardstown. See www.okht.org.

 

 

Sunday, September 7th – Sunrise 7:18am

7:00 am

31st Annual Old Kentucky Home Tour. 55-mile returning route from Bardstown to Louisville, or one-day loop from Louisville. See www.okht.org.

 

 

Monday, September 8th – Sunset 8:01pm

4:15 pm

25 mi. #2. East Middle School, 600 Rocket Lane, Shelbyville, KY. Take 64 E to exit 35, left on 53, right on 60, left on Rocket Lane (traffic light) and left into school parking lot. East Middle School is the last school on Rocket Lane. Please do not arrive before 4:00 p.m. as the parking lot will be closed until all buses and cars have departed. RC: Marcie Klus, 502-682-3358.

6:15 pm

12 mi. #2. Recovery Ride (RIF RAF). St. Matthews Baptist Church. RC: Ron & Vicky Dobbs, 500-4671.

 

 

Tuesday, September 9th – Sunset 8:00pm

5:45 am

25 mi. #3. 3231 Ruckrieg el Parkway (Watterson Trail & Ruckriegel Pkwy). Sufficient lights are required. RC: Mike Kamenish  386-0179.

8:30pm

58 mi. #3. Floyds Fork Park . RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7120.

6:00pm

15/25 mi. #3. St. Matthews Tuesday Night Ride. Burdorf Galleries parking lot (former Bacon's parking lot) RC: Dick Rauh, 896-1290.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, September 10th – Sunset 7:58pm

9:00 am

30/55mi. #3 Tom Sawyer Pk. to "Our Best". RC: Vicky Dobbs 500-4671.

4:00 pm

46 mi. #3. Kiss Summer Good-bye Ride. Ride start: Clark Forestry, Henryville, IN. Please have lights available in case of mechanical problems. RC: Melissa “Puddle” Hall, (812) 752-3973. lissah45@yahoo.com

6:00 pm

15 mi. #1. Wednesday Slow and Easy. Waterfront Park, Yellow Lot. RC: Laura Trachtenberg, 905-1365

6:00 pm

17/25 mi. #3. Mike Linnig's. RC: Dave King, 500-7351.

6:00 pm

25 mi. #2+. Retro Wed night ride from Burdorf's in St.Matthews. RC: Scott Howes, 445-8201.

 

 

Thursday, September 11th – Sunset 7:57pm

5:45 am

25 mi. #3. 3231 Ruckriegel Parkway (Watterson Trail & Ruckriegel Pkwy). Sufficient lights are required. RC: Mike Kamenish  386-0179.

9:15 am

50 mi. #3. Shelbyville Kroger. Take I-64 East to exit 35, then left on KY 53. Cross US 60 and Kroger is on your left. Park near the gas station. RC: Susan Howell, 724-1136.

10:00 am

50 mi. #3 Louisville Loop 50, Waterfront Park, Yellow Lot to Farnsley-Moremen House and back via The Loop with a lunch stop. RC: Andy Murphy, 526-1040, murphco@insightbb.com.

7:00 pm

25 miles #3. Wheeling into the Night. Hogan’s Fountain in Cherokee Park. Lights, front and rear, required. RC: Eric Sellers 502-216-8248 and John Cummings 502-239-0114, 502-553-6870

 

 

Friday, September 12th – Sunset 7:55pm

9:00 am

65mi. #3. Clifty Falls Campout Ride - Day 1. 2nd Street Bridge, Jeffersonville IN, Overnight camping ride to Madison IN. Participants should bring cash for the campsite, as well as the driver who sags your supplies ($10 each is suggested). Please contact ride captain if planning to attend. RC: Donna Connell 541-4759 dgcpaint@bellsouth.net

6:00 pm

15 mi #2. Weekend Tune-Up and Fun Ride. St. Matthews Baptist Church. RC: Scott Howes, 445-8201.

 

 

Saturday, September 13th – Sunset 7:53pm

8:00 am

100 mi. #3+. Medora revisited. Ride start at Clark State Forestry in Henryville. RC: Melissa "Puddle" Hall, 812-752-3973. issah45@yahoo.com.

9:00 am

17/35 mi. #1/#2. Slow and Easy. Waterfront Park, Yellow Lot. RC: Laura Trachtenberg, 905-1365.

9:00 am

38/70 mi. #3/4. 23rd Annual Bike Trek to Shakertown. Start at Fort Harrod in Harrodsburg, destination: Pioneer Playhouse in Danville. Fundraising event for American Lung Association of KY. Registration and Funds Raising Required. http://www.kylung.org/biketrek.html. RC: David Runge, 749-5675.

10:00 am

45mi. #3. Clifty Falls Campout Ride - Day 2, Clifty Falls campground Day 2 of Overnight camping ride to Madison IN. Please contact ride captain if planning to attend. RC: Donna Connell 541-4759 or dgcpaint@bellsouth.net

10:00 am

30/60mi. #3+. Terry's Birthday Ride! E. P. Tom Sawyer State Park. RC: Terry and Linda D. Donovan  254-3968.

5:30 pm

25mi. #3. Bluegrass Bicycle in Crestwood Station Shopping Center. Hwy 146, Crestwood, KY. RC: Tom Armstrong, 523-9581

 

 

Sunday, September 14th – Sunset 7:52pm

 

65mi. #3. Clifty Falls Campout Ride - Day 3, Return from Madison to Jeffersonville IN. Please contact RC if planning to attend. RC: Donna Connell 541-4759 or dgcpaint@bellsouth.net

8:00 am

100 mi. 4+. Short Frankfort Century. Ride start at Floyd's Fork Park. Ride 1305 on www.kybikerides.org. Warning: RC not familiar with all roads. RC: Melissa "Puddle" Hall, 812-752-3973, lissah45@yahoo.com.

8:45 am

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.

9:00 am

20/40 mi (credit) #4. Mountain bike ride at Otter Creek Park with either one or two loops of the blue trail. Mountain bike experience required as the course is extremely technical. Meet at the Nature Center. RC: Susan Howell, 724-1136.

9:00 am

26/60 mi #3/4. 23rd Annual Bike Trek to Shakertown. Danville to Shakertown. RC: David Runge, 749-5675

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, 287-7770.

4:00 pm

General Membership Meeting. Widow's Walk Ice Cream Shop after the 2pm ride.

 

 

Monday, September 15th – Sunset 7:50pm

9:00 am

20/38mi. #3. 23rd Annual Bike Trek to Shakertown. Shakertown to Harrodsburg. RC: David Runge 749-5675.

6:00 pm

12 mi. #2. Recovery Ride (RIF RAF). St. Matthews Baptist Church. RC: Scott Howes 445-8201.

 

 

Tuesday, September 16th – Sunset 7:49pm

5:45 am

25 mi. #3. 3231 Ruckriegel Parkway (Watterson Trail & Ruckriegel Pkwy). Sufficient lights are required. RC: Mike Kamenish 386-0179.

9:00 am

59 mi. #3. Long Run Park. RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7120.

5:45 pm

15/25 mi. #3. St. Matthews Tuesday Night Ride. Burdorf Gallerie’s parking lot (former Bacon's parking lot) RC: David King 500-7351.

 

 

Wednesday, September 17th – Sunset 7:47pm

9:00 am

32/62mi. #3. Speed, IN across from cement plant. RC: Alison Ewart 584-4222.

4:00 pm

46 mi. #3. Kiss Summer Good-bye Ride. Ride start: Clark Forestry, Henryville, IN. Please have lights available in case of mechanical problems. RC: Melissa “Puddle” Hall, (812) 752-3973. lissah45@yahoo.com.

5:45 pm

14/29 Mile #3. Road Kill & One Big Hill, Iroquois Park Amphitheatre Parking Lot. RC: Steve Montgomery, 367-7103, smontg7303@insightbb.com.

6:00 pm

25 mi. #2+. Retro Wed nite ride from Burdorf's in St.Matthews. RC: Scott Howes, 445-8201.

 

 

Thursday, September 18th – Sunset 7:46pm

5:45 am

25 mi. #3. 3231 Ruckriegel Parkway (Watterson Trail & Ruckriegel Pkwy). Sufficient lights are required. RC: Mike Kamenish  386-0179.

9:15 am

50 mi. #3. Shelbyville Kroger. Take I-64 East to exit 35, then left on KY 53. Cross US 60 and Kroger is on your left. Park near the gas station. RC: Susan Howell, 724-1136.

10:00 am

50 mi. #3. Louisville Loop 50, Waterfront Park, Yellow Lot to Farnsley-Moremen House and back via The Loop with a lunch stop. RC: Andy Murphy, 526-1040, murphco@insightbb.com.

7:00 pm

25 mi #3. Wheeling into the Night. Hogan’s Fountain in Cherokee Park. Lights, front and rear, required. RC: Eric Sellers 502-216-8248 and John Cummings 502-239-0114, 502-553-6870.

 

 

Friday, September 19th – Sunset 7:44pm

6:00 pm

15 mi #2. Weekend Tune-Up and Fun Ride. St. Matthews Baptist Church. RC: Scott Howes, 445-8201.

 

 

Saturday, September 20th – Sunset 7:42pm

8:00 am

15/40 mi. #2/#3. Tour de Gaslight. Skyview Park in Jeffersontown. A scenic tour of historic Jeffersontown countryside. Entry fee required. Register on line at http://www.jtownchamber.com or day of ride beginning at 7:15 am. Great t-shirt and food. RC: Linda Kratt, 502-327-9010.

8:00 am

30/60/100 mi. #3. Virgin Mad Dog Century [TMD Stage 18]. Silver Creek High School in Sellersburg, Ind. The route is designed for first-time century riders. We'll be gentle! RC: Ellen Mueller, 485-1758, and Alan Darby, 895-4904.

9:00 am

17/35 mi. #1/#2. Slow and Easy. Waterfront Park, Yellow Lot. RC: Joe Thomas 447-2318.

5:30pm

25mi. #3. Bluegrass Bicycle in Crestwood Station Shopping Center. Hwy 146, Crestwood, KY. RC: Tom Armstrong, 523-9581

 

 

 

 

Sunday, September 21th – Sunset 7:41pm

8:45 am

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.

9:00 am

17mi. #1. Family-Friendly Ride -Ohio River Levee Trail. Great ride for the whole family. This ride is go at your own pace. Start at Farnsley-Moreman parking lot. RC: David Klein & Doug Klein, 724-1819.

9:30 am

52 mi. #3. Ride start at Clark Forestry, Henryville, IN. RC: Melissa "Puddle" Hall, lissah45@yahoo.com

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, September 22th – Sunset 7:39pm

8:00 am

100 mi. #4. Start of The Compilation Fall Challenge: A Mad Dog’s Love Affair With Southern Indiana Roadways. This is a series of five week-day back to back centuries that hopefully will become a fall tradition. Marengo Mangler. Ride start at Love’s Truck Stop. Memphis, IN. RC: Melissa “Puddle” Hall, (812) 752-3973. lissah45@yahoo.com

4:15 pm

25 mi. 2. East Middle School, 600 Rocket Lane, Shelbyville, KY. Take 64 E to exit 35, left on 53, right on 60, left on Rocket Lane (traffic light) and left into school parking lot. East Middle School is the last school on Rocket Lane. Please do not arrive before 4:00 p.m. as the parking lot will be closed until all buses and cars have departed. RC: Marcie Klus, makbike08@insightbb.com 502-682-3358.

6:00 pm

12 mi. #2. Recovery Ride (RIF RAF). St. Matthews Baptist Church. RC: Scott Howes 445-8201

 

 

Tuesday, September 23rd – Sunset 7:38pm

8:00 am

100 mi. #3+. Challenge Ride. Packman’s Hint. Ride start at Finley Firehouse, Scottsburg, IN. RC: Melissa “Puddle” Hall, (812) 752-3973. lissah45@yahoo.com

9:00 am

48 mi. #3. Vettiner Park. RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7120.

5:45 pm

15/25 mi. #3. St. Matthews Tuesday Night Ride. Burdorf Galleries parking lot (former Bacon's parking lot) RC: Kevin Jones, 599-1981.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, September 24th – Sunset 7:36pm

8:00 am

100 mi. #3. Challenge Ride. Medora. Ride start at Clark Forestry, Henryville, IN. RC: Melissa “Puddle” Hall, (812) 752-3973. lissah45@yahoo.com

9:00 am

25/50mi. #3 Tom Sawyer Pk. to LaGrange. RC: AB Sandefur 425-9463.

5:30 pm

17/25 mi. #3. Mike Linnig's. RC: Dave King, 500-7351.

5:45 pm

25 mi. #2+. Retro Wed nite ride from Burdorf's in St.Matthews. RC: Scott Howes, 445-8201.

 

 

Thursday, September 25th – Sunset 7:35pm

8:00 am

100 mi. #3+. Challenge Ride. Campbellsburg. Ride start at Finley Firehouse, Scottsburg, IN. RC: Melissa “Puddle” Hall, (812) 752-3973. lissah45@yahoo.com

9:15 am

50 mi. #3. Shelbyville Kroger. Take I-64 East to exit 35, then left on KY 53. Cross US 60 and Kroger is on your left. Park near the gas station. RC: Susan Howell, 724-1136.

10:00 am

50 mi. #3. Louisville Loop 50, Waterfront Park, Yellow Lot to Farnsley-Moremen House and back via The Loop with a lunch stop. RC: Andy Murphy, 526-1040, murphco@insightbb.com

5:45 pm

17/22mi. #3. Weeble, Wobble, Wibble. E.P Tom Sawyer Park. RC: Kevin Jones 599-1981.

7:00 pm

25 miles #3. Wheeling into the Night. Hogan’s Fountain in Cherokee Park. Lights, front and rear, required. RC: Eric Sellers 502-216-8248 and John Cummings 502-239-0114, 502-553-6870.

 

 

Friday, September 26th – Sunset 7:33pm

8:00 am

100 mi. #3+. Challenge Ride. Bethlehem. Ride start at Clark Forestry, Henryville, IN.RC: Melissa “Puddle” Hall, (812) 752-3973. lissah45@yahoo.com

6:00 pm

15 mi #2. Weekend Tune-Up and Fun Ride. St. Matthews Baptist Church. Lights required front and rear. RC: Scott Howes, 445-8201.

 

 

Saturday, September 27th – Sunset 7:31pm

9:00 am

17/35 mi. #1/#2. Slow and Easy. Waterfront Park, Yellow Lot. RC: Steve Montgomery 367-7103.

9:00 am

12/25/43mi. #2. Tour de Spirit, a fund raiser for Urban Spirit. (www.urbanspirit.org). $20 donation for adults, $7 kids. Routes through dozens of Louisville Neighborhoods. The 12-mile ride is led by a narrator. Starts at JB Atkinson Elementary School, 28th and Duncan. RC: Joe Ward 897-7819

9:30 am

20/40 mi credit #4. Mountain bike ride at Otter Creek Park with either one or two loops of the blue trail. Mountain bike experience required as the course is extremely technical. Meet at the Nature Center. RC: Susan Howell, 724-1136.

5:30 pm

25mi. #3. Bluegrass Bicycle in Crestwood Station Shopping Center. Hwy 146, Crestwood, KY. RC: Tom Armstrong, 523-9581.

 

 

Sunday, September 28th – Sunset 7:30pm

7:30 am

5/25/40/65 mi. #3/#3+. Harvest Homecoming Bicycle Tour. Registration Required. Day-of-ride registration from 7:30 to 9:00 am at The Forest Discovery Center, Starlight, Ind. For info contact the Southern Indiana Wheelmen at 812-948-2453 or www.siwheelmen.org. RC: Scott Kuchenbrod, 594-8559.

8:00 am

130 mi. (200Km). #4. Two Bridges Mad Dog Century (Not a TMD Stage). E.P. "Tom" Sawyer Park RC: Mike Kamenish 502-386-0179.

8:45 am

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.

9:00 am

17mi. #1. Family-Friendly Ride -Ohio River Levee Trail. Great ride for the whole family. This ride is go at your own pace. Start at Farnsley-Moreman parking lot. RC: David Klein & Doug Klein, 724-1819.

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, September 29th – Sunset 7:28pm

9:00 am

65 mi. Ride start Clark Forestry, Henryville, IN. RC: Melissa “Puddle” Hall, (812) 752-3973. lissah45@yahoo.com

4:15 pm

25 mi. 2. East Middle School, 600 Rocket Lane, Shelbyville, KY. Take 64 E to exit 35, left on 53, right on 60, left on Rocket Lane (traffic light) and left into school parking lot. East Middle School is the last school on Rocket Lane. Please do not arrive before 4:00 p.m. as the parking lot will be closed until all buses and cars have departed. RC: Marcie Klus, makbike08@insightbb.com 502-682-3358.

6:00 pm

12 mi. #2. Recovery Ride (RIF RAF). St. Matthews Baptist Church. RC: Scott Howes 445-8201

 

 

Tuesday, September 30th – Sunset 7:27pm

5:45 am

25 mi. #3. 3231 Ruckriegel Parkway (Watterson Trail & Ruckriegel Pkwy). Sufficient lights are required. RC: Mike Kamenish 386-0179.

9:00 am

47 mi. #3. Floyds Fork Park . RC: Jim Tretter, 491-7120.

9:00 am

63 mi. Ride start at Clark Forestry, Henryville, IN. RC: Melissa “Puddle” Hall, (812) 752-3973. lissah45@yahoo.com

5:45 pm

15/25 mi. #3. St. Matthews Tuesday Night Ride. Burdorf Galleries parking lot (former Bacon's parking lot) RC: David King 500-7351.