Louisville Bicycle Club
September 2017 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 502 area code except where noted.
For Ride Updates and Cancellations 

For Basic Rider Responsibility See: Rider Responsibilities

If you are a parent or guardian of a minor child that plans on riding a club ride, please complete the Minor Release Form and bring it to the ride and give it to the Ride Captain.  This will save time at the ride sign in.  Please also understand that the Parent or Guardian must ride with the minor. Minor Release Form.

For information on road construction and event street closures in Louisville see: http://twitter.com/#!/metroloustreets

NOTICE: LBC Club Rides are not RACES!  Racing on Club Rides will not be condoned. 

When parking in private parking lots, please be mindful and respectful of the business's and owner's needs with regard to their parking facilities and park in the outer boundaries of their lots.  Since parking is a limited commodity within the city, commuting to popular rides originating within the city is also encouraged.  


Friday September 1, 2017

12:45 PM 35mi #3 Barton 1792 Distillery, 300 Barton Rd, Bardstown, KY
    "Directors Ride" Preamble to the 2017 OKHT. Ride leaves from parking area of Barton 1792 Distillery and travels scenic backroads of Nelson County to Four Roses facility in Cox's Creek, KY for gift shop discounts and special door prize drawings for all who visit 2-4pm. OKHT volunteers and vehicles will be available to transport purchased items back to ride start. Store stop at Rooster Run General Store on return route. OKHT40! registration opens after ride return to Barton by 5pm, Welcome Party, including, band, cash bar, and food options starts at 5:30p. Wear your favorite or oldest OKHT jersey from the past 39 years and vintage OKHT t-shirt to the party as we share memories and honor former OKHT Directors who will be ceremonial co-ride captions.
    RC: Kirk Roggenkamp, 2017 OKHT Director info@okht.org

Saturday September 2, 2017

7:00 AM 6/20/22/41/42/61/80/100mi #3 Bourbon Heritage Center 1311 Gilkey Run Run, Bardstown, KY
    OKHT40! The premier ride event of the Louisville Bicycle Club, this year featuring all new routes and SAGs. Paid event, go to okht.org for registration and more info. Mass start at 7:30am for long routes, mass starts at 8:30a and 9:30a for shorter routes
    RC: Kirk Roggenkamp, 2017 OKHT Director info@okht.org

Sunday September 3, 2017

7:00 AM 38/65mi #3 Bourbon Heritage Center 1311 Gilkey Run Run, Bardstown, KY
    OKHT40! The premier cycling event of the Louisville Bicycle Club. Sunday routes go to Boston,KY for World Famous Cookie Stop and Jim Beam American Stillhouse. Paid event, go to okht.org for registration and more info. Mass start at 9:00am
    RC: Kirk Roggenkamp, 2017 OKHT Director info@okht.org

Monday September 4, 2017

8:15 AM 12mi #2 St. Matthews Baptist Church
    Commuter ride to Water Front Park for the Mayor's hike, bike and paddle ride.
    RC: Mike Kaufman 502-742-0073

8:15 AM 30mi #2 st Matthews Baptist church
    Ride to mayor ride. Meet at 11:15 river road & Witherspoon for ride to utica
    RC: Lee staudter 5026450467

10:00 AM 15mi #1 The Mayor's Healthy Hometown Hike, Bike & Paddle
    The ride will start at the Great Lawn at Waterfront Park. This 15 mile urban ride draws a huge crowd. Sign-in at the LBC tent on the Great Lawn. Wheelmen's time will not be observed.
    RC: Andy Murphy 502.526.1040

2:45 PM 5mi #4 Iroquois Amphitheatre Parking Area
    TMD Stage 18 - Uphill Time Trial Allow extra time to arrive and get rider number assignments. First rider starts at 3PM exactly and at one-minute intervals after that. Any rider not in the starting queue at the assigned time will be disqualified. There are a few hazards to point out. Please take care going around the gate at Sanders Gate Rd. and the gate at the start of Uphill Rd also there are sharp downhill corners on the loop at the top around Tophill Rd. The course will be inspected prior to the event and these corners will be swept. There will be signs marking the route. Once you finish your 'ride' stay at the top, finishing area until ALL riders complete the route - to minimize any danger of riders decending while other riders are completing the climb causing confusion or congestion with auto traffic or foot traffic. Any rider that ignores this rule will be disqualified. For comparison: Spickert Knob = 1.3 miles and 414 ft. vertical gain Iroquois route = 5 miles and 430 ft. vertical gain https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24116166
    RC: Thomas Nance 502-592-4203

Tuesday September 5, 2017

8:00 AM 50mi #3 Tom Sawyer Park
    To Lagrange
    RC: Mark Rougeux 502-494-9056

9:15 AM 25mi #3 Tom Sawyer
    Parklands Loop
    RC: Mike Kaufman 502-742-0073

6:00 PM 26mi #3 Evangel World Center-Billtown Rd
    Challenging ride with 7 hills. Must be able to average 16 mph to complete ride by sunset.
    RC: Rick Knowles 502-727-7733

6:15 PM 25mi #2 Louisville Water Tower Park
    Bridge to Bridge - Ride goes to the Big 4 Bridge into Indiana and back across the Lewis & Clark Bridge for a 25 mile loop.
    RC: Dirk Gowin 502.619.1499

Wednesday September 6, 2017

8:15 AM 32mi #3 Tom Sawyer Park main parking lot
    Ride to the Crestwood Station ride. Return from Crestwood Station to Long Run Park to Tom Sawyer Park for a 57 mile total ride.
    RC: Amelia Dauer 502-417-4999

9:15 AM 25mi #3 Crestwood Station
    Crestwood Station to LaGrange
    RC: vicky Dobbs and Bob Schinder 500-4671 / 544-0971

5:45 PM 20mi #2 St Matthew's Baptist Church, 3515 Grandview Ave.
    Front and rear lights required - midweek relaxed ride - Riders need to maintain 11 - 12 mph pace.
    RC: Kathy Ragland 502-599-6225

6:30 PM 26mi #2 Willow Park
    Wheeling into the Night
    RC: Perry Finley 618.1333

Thursday September 7, 2017

9:15 AM 10mi #2 St Matthew's Baptist Church, 3515 Grandview Ave.
    Commuter ride to 10am Yellow Lot ride.
    RC: Kathy Ragland 502-599-6225

10:00 AM 20/50mi #2 Yellow Lot at Waterfront Park
    Yellow Lot at Waterfront Park to Watson Lane and back via the Louisville Loop. A 20 mile option is also available.
    RC: Andy Murphy 502.526.1040

Friday September 8, 2017

9:00 AM 40mi #3 Iroquois Park
    RC: Jim Tretter 502-491-7120

9:30 AM 15/25mi #3 Sawyer-Hayes Lakeland Rd.
    Sawyer-Hayes 15 or 25 miles
    RC: Terri Buchart 502-744-3552

Saturday September 9, 2017

7:45 AM 35/65/100mi #3 Norton Medical Plaza II, 9880 Angies Way #400, Louisville, KY 40241
    Bike to Beat Cancer. 35, 65 & 100 mile options. Join team Life Is Good.
    RC: Dirk Gowin 502.619.1499

8:00 AM 60mi #3 Long Run Park
    Long Run Park to Bagdad with rolling hills; +3153 elevation; GPS file: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13793853
    RC: Amelia Dauer 502-417-4999

8:15 AM 10mi #2 St. Matthew's Baptist Church
    Early Bird Extra - Commuter ride to start of the State Street 35 or 21 mile ride.
    RC: Barbara Martin 594-1841

9:00 AM 21/35mi #1 170 State St., Louisville (map)
    Utica Pike / Two Bridges Ride. Short ride is out and back via pedestrian bridge. Long ride adds Waterline Rd and the new East End bridge.
    RC: Valerie Pfeiffer 502-608-3320

Sunday September 10, 2017

7:45 AM 49mi #3 Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd., 40014
    Picnic ride. Ride #752 @ http://www.kybikerides.org
    RC: Larry Preble 502-724-8477

9:00 AM 34mi #3 Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd., 40014
    Picnic ride. Ride #751 @ http://www.kybikerides.org
    RC: Andy Murphy 502.526.1040

10:00 AM 14mi #3 Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd., 40014
    Picnic ride. Ride #750 @ http://www.kybikerides.org
    RC: Andy Murphy 502.526.1040

11:00 AM mi #1 Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd., 40014
    SWAP MEET! Got an old bike you'd like to see find a new home? Got some parts you might like to trade? Bring your bicycle related items to sell or trade to the SWAP Meet!

11:30 AM mi #1 Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd., 40014
    LBC Summer Picnic! Bring your family and join your friends for a summer picnic at beautiful Yew Dell Botanical Gardens! The club will provide fried chicken and cold drinks. Club members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert.

12:00 PM mi #1 Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd., 40014
    General Membership Meeting

Monday September 11, 2017

8:00 AM 54mi #3 Tom Sawyer Park
    South towards Kings Church Rd, etc.
    RC: Mark Rougeux mrougeux@mac.com

9:45 AM 30mi #2 Douglas Community Center 2305 Douglasw
    Monday Morning Ride
    RC: Percy Black 502-419-7773 George Cooper 502-338-5947

6:15 PM 12mi #2 St. Matthew's Baptist Church
    Grinstead Recovery - Old route skirting Cherokee Park and returning via Grinstead
    RC: Barbara Martin 591-1841

Tuesday September 12, 2017

8:45 AM 41mi #3 E P Sawyer Park
    Sawyer/Simpsonville Loop Ride thru Anchorage, Pewee Valley, Duncan Memorial and Todds Point to Simpsonville. Some rollers and hills
    RC: Fred Shuck fred.shuck@gmail.com 502 216-0801

6:00 PM 26mi #3 Evangel World Center-Billtown Rd
    Challenging ride with 7 hills. Must be able to average 16 mph to complete ride by sunset.
    RC: Rick Knowles 502-727-7733

6:15 PM 25mi #2 Louisville Water Tower Park
    Bridge to Bridge - Ride goes to the Big 4 Bridge into Indiana and back across the Lewis & Clark Bridge for a 25 mile loop.
    RC: Dirk Gowin 502.619.1499

Wednesday September 13, 2017

8:30 AM 55mi #3 Shepherdsville - Paraquot Center 395Paroquot Springs Drive(exit 117 off I65,right off ramp and left at light,then left to start)
    Bullitt County country roads
    RC: John Larson 5025538107

9:30 AM 20mi #2 St. Matthews Baptist Church
    Mid week stretch
    RC: Ron Heuglin 502-741-6991

5:45 PM 20mi #2 St Matthew's Baptist Church, 3515 Grandview Ave.
    Front and rear lights required - midweek relaxed ride - Riders need to maintain an 11-12 mph average.
    RC: Kathy Ragland 502-599-6225

6:30 PM 26mi #2 Willow Park
    Wheeling into the Night
    RC: Perry Finley 618.1333

Thursday September 14, 2017

9:15 AM 10mi #2 St Matthew's Baptist Church, 3515 Grandview Ave.
    Commuter ride to 10am Yellow Lot ride.
    RC: Kathy Ragland 502-599-6225

10:00 AM 20/50mi #2 Yellow Lot at Waterfront Park
    Yellow Lot at Waterfront Park to Watson Lane and back via the Louisville Loop. A 20 mile option is also available.
    RC: Andy Murphy 502.526.1040

6:15 PM 15/25mi #2 Tom Sawyer Park
    25 miler also has a #3 option
    RC: Glenn & Lisa Todd 502 475-2640

Friday September 15, 2017

9:00 AM 40mi #3 Iroquois Park
    RC: Jim Tretter 502-491-7120

9:30 AM 15/25mi #3 Sawyer-Hayes Lakeland Rd.
    Sawyer-Hayes 15 or 25 miles
    RC: Terri Buchart 502-744-3552

Saturday September 16, 2017

8:00 AM 97mi #4 Campbellsville University; Heilman Student Complex; 400 Hoskins St.;Campbellsville, KY
    Green River Century; TMD Stage 19; Beautiful tour of south central KY around the Green River Lake Area; going through Taylor, Adair, Casey, & Marion Counties; Lunch provided at the Girard's House; RC: Jim "Grizzly" Moore; jwmcu@yahoo.com; 270.469.6407; Weather cancellation will be posted on the KyCyList; please call if in doubt.
    RC: Jim "Grizzly" Moore jwmcu@yahoo.com

8:15 AM 10mi #2 St. Matthew's Baptist Church
    Early Bird Extra - Commuter ride to start of the State Street 35 or 21 mile ride.
    RC: Barbara Martin 594-1841

8:15 AM 57mi #3 KY Department for Libraries and Archives, 300 Coffee Tree rd, Frankfort, KY
    Purrfectly Mellow Ride formally Wallace Station Ride part of the Mellow Cat Metric Century Series. A scenic ride through horse farm country with a lunch stop around 40 miles at Wallace Station. Not a beginners ride but not too tough either. http://mellowcatsmetriccenturies.blogspot.ca/
    RC: Wes Warren / Kim Stanton wesztt@gmail.com / 502-509-6407

8:30 AM 35/60mi #3 12540 Lagrange. front of kroger
    Longer ride out to long run park
    RC: Lee staudter 5026450467

9:00 AM 21/35mi #1 170 State St., Louisville
    35 mi Iroquois Special (Difficulty #2) & 21 mi. SLOW & EASY
    RC: Glenn Todd 475-2640

Sunday September 17, 2017

9:00 AM 25mi #3 921 Baxter Ave
    Vic's Sunday Morning Classic
    RC: Perry Finley, Victor Miller 552.5669

10:00 AM 32mi #1 Farnsley-Moreman Lot
    Ohio levee ride, Many mileage options, great for new riders.
    RC: Percy Black 502-419-7773 George Cooper 502-338-5947

12:00 PM 15mi #1 falls city community bikeworks
    Good ride for beginners
    RC: Lee staudter 5026450467

1:45 PM 20mi #2 St Matthew's Baptist Church, 3515 Grandview Ave.
    Sunday afternoon stretch. Glenview only major hill.
    RC: Glenn Todd 502 475-2640

Monday September 18, 2017

8:30 AM 58mi #3 Tom Sawyer Park
    2700 feet of rolling hills on country roads to Eminence KY
    RC: John Larson 5025538107

9:45 AM 30mi #2 Douglas Community Center 2305 Douglasw
    Monday Morning Ride
    RC: Percy Black 502-419-7773 George Cooper 502-338-5947

6:15 PM 12mi #2 St. Matthew's Baptist Church
    Renegade Recovery - Route crosses Bardstown Road and passes by Atherton & Assumption High Schools
    RC: Barbara Martin 594-1841

Tuesday September 19, 2017

9:15 AM 25mi #3 Evangel Center 6900 Billtown Rd.
    Billtown Loop
    RC: Mike Kaufman 502-742-0073

6:00 PM 26mi #3 Evangel World Center-Billtown Rd
    Challenging ride with 7 hills. Must be able to average 16 mph to complete ride by sunset.
    RC: Rick Knowles 502-727-7733

6:15 PM 25mi #2 Louisville Water Tower Park
    Bridge to Bridge - Ride goes to the Big 4 Bridge into Indiana and back across the Lewis & Clark Bridge for a 25 mile loop.
    RC: Dirk Gowin 502.619.1499

Wednesday September 20, 2017

9:15 AM 31mi #3 E P Sawyer
    Sleepy Hollow/Crestwood Loop Thru Anchorage/Chamberlain Ln/past Norton Commons/Sleepy Hollow/Crestwood/Pewee Valley
    RC: Fred Shuck fred.shuck@gmail.com 502 216-0801

9:15 AM 31mi #3 E P Sawyer
    Sleepy Hollow/Crestwood Loop Thru Anchorage/Chamberlain Ln/past Norton Commons/Sleepy Hollow/Crestwood/Pewee Valley
    RC: Fred Shuck fred.shuck@gmail.com 502 216-0801

6:30 PM 26mi #2 Willow Park
    Wheeling into the Night
    RC: Perry Finley 618.1333

Thursday September 21, 2017

9:15 AM 10mi #2 St Matthew's Baptist Church, 3515 Grandview Ave.
    Commuter ride to 10am Yellow Lot ride.
    RC: Kathy Ragland 502-599-6225

10:00 AM 20/50mi #2 Yellow Lot at Waterfront Park
    Yellow Lot at Waterfront Park to Watson Lane and back via the Louisville Loop. A 20 mile option is also available.
    RC: Andy Murphy 502.526.1040

6:15 PM 15/25mi #2 Tom Sawyer Park
    25 miler also has a #3 option
    RC: Glenn and Lisa Todd 502 475-2640

Friday September 22, 2017

9:00 AM 40mi #3 Iroquois Park
    RC: Jim Tretter 502-491-7120

9:30 AM 15/25mi #3 Sawyer-Hayes Lakeland Rd.
    Sawyer-Hayes 15 or 25 miles
    RC: Terri Buchart 502-744-3552

Saturday September 23, 2017

8:15 AM 10mi #2 St. Matthew's Baptist Church
    Early Bird Extra - Commuter ride to start of the State Street 35 or 21 mile ride.
    RC: Barbara Martin 594-1841

9:00 AM 21/35mi #1 170 State St., Louisville
    Utica Pike / Two Bridges Ride. Short ride is out and back via pedestrian bridge. Long ride adds Waterline Rd and the new East End bridge
    RC: Laura Trachtenberg 905-1365

Sunday September 24, 2017

7:15 AM 103mi #4 Bicentennial Park; Madison, IN (@ corner of West St. & East Vaughn on the Ohio River);
    Le Tour d' Indiana; Mad Dog Stage
    RC: Michael Crawford mcrawdaddy@gmail.com 502.314.9977

9:00 AM 25mi #3 921 Baxter Ave
    Vic's Sunday Morning Classic
    RC: Perry Finley, Victor Miller 552.5669

9:30 AM 33mi #3 Republic Bank, Shelbyville, KY 1614 Midland Trail Shelbyville, KY
    No Fun For Fixies Ride 33 miles 2700+ft of climb. Lots of rolling with a couple of larger hills.
    RC: Wes Warren / Kim Stanton wesztt@gmail.com / 502-509-6407

10:00 AM 32mi #1 Farnsley-Moreman Lot
    Ohio levee ride, Many mileage options, great for new riders.
    RC: Percy Black 502-419-7773 George Cooper 502-338-5947

1:45 PM 20mi #2 St Matthew's Baptist Church, 3515 Grandview Ave.
    Sunday afternoon stretch. Glenview only major hill.
    RC: Kathy Ragland 502-599-6225

2:00 PM 15/25mi #3 Meijers @ Hurstbourne and Watterson Trail
    Scenic ride with little to no traffic. Lively discussion last month said this ride was a 2.75 for difficulty ;~}
    RC: Glenn and Lisa TOdd 502 475-2640

Monday September 25, 2017

9:45 AM 30mi #2 Douglas Community Center 2305 Douglasw
    Monday Morning Ride
    RC: Percy Black 502-419-7773 George Cooper 502-338-5947

6:15 PM 12mi #2 St. Matthew's Baptist Church
    Dog Hill Recovery - Traditional route through Cherokee Park
    RC: Barbara Martin 594-1841

Tuesday September 26, 2017

8:45 AM 26mi #3 Pope Lick Park
    Pope Lick Park to Simpsonville Loop
    RC: Terri Buchart 502-744-3552

6:00 PM 26mi #3 Evangel World Center-Billtown Rd
    Challenging ride with 7 hills. Must be able to average 16 mph to complete ride by sunset.
    RC: Rick Knowles 502-727-7733

6:15 PM 25mi #2 Louisville Water Tower Park
    Bridge to Bridge - Ride goes to the Big 4 Bridge into Indiana and back across the Lewis & Clark Bridge for a 25 mile loop.
    RC: Dirk Gowin 502.619.1499

Wednesday September 27, 2017

8:15 AM 52mi #3 Tom Sawyer Park main parking lot
    Tom Sawyer Park to LaGrange, rolling hills with +2634 climbing. GPS file: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24068500
    RC: Amelia Dauer 502-417-4999

9:30 AM 20mi #2 St. Matthews Baptist Church
    Mid week stretch
    RC: Ron Heuglin 502-741-6991

11:15 AM 50mi #2 Roger Nesbit Park 206 Railroad Ave. Loveland.OH 45140
    Little Miami Bike Trail Dinner at El Coyote's 7404 State St. Cinti,OH @ 4:15
    RC: Mike Kaufman 502-742-0073

6:30 PM 26mi #2 Willow Park
    Wheeling into the Night
    RC: Perry Finley 618.1333

Thursday September 28, 2017

9:15 AM 10mi #2 St Matthew's Baptist Church, 3515 Grandview Ave.
    Commuter ride to 10am Yellow Lot ride.
    RC: Kathy Ragland 502-599-6225

10:00 AM 20/50mi #2 Yellow Lot at Waterfront Park
    Yellow Lot at Waterfront Park to Watson Lane and back via the Louisville Loop. A 20 mile option is also available.
    RC: Andy Murphy 502.526.1040

6:00 PM 15/30mi #3 Tom Sawyer
    Ride to Schuler loop
    RC: Lee staudter 5026450467

Friday September 29, 2017

9:00 AM 40mi #3 Iroquois Park
    RC: Jim Tretter 502-491-7120

9:30 AM 15/25mi #3 Sawyer-Hayes Lakeland Rd.
    Sawyer-Hayes 15 or 25 miles
    RC: Terri Buchart 502-744-3552

Saturday September 30, 2017

8:15 AM 10mi #2 St. Matthew's Baptist Church
    Early Bird Extra - Commuter ride to start of the State Street 35 or 21 mile ride
    RC: Barbara Martin 594-1841

8:30 AM 55mi #1 111 S English Station Rd, Louisville, KY 40245 (In front of Gander)
    Green Eggs and Strand Mellow Cat Ride http://mellowcatsmetriccenturies.blogspot.ca/2016/10/green-eggs-and-strand-is-up.html
    RC: Wes Warren \ Kim Stanton wesztt@gmail.com / 502-509-6407

9:00 AM 21/35mi #2 170 State St., Louisville
    35 mi Iroquois Special (Difficulty #2) & 21 mi. SLOW & EASY
    RC: George Cooper 338-5947

9:00 AM 12/27mi #3 Pope Lick Park, S. Pope Lick Rd., The Parklands
    Bike Your Park Day! https://www.adventurecycling.org/resources/bike-your-park-day/ Great for beginners, seasoned riders and everyone in between. Routes use the paths or the roads in The Parklands.12 mile route is rated #1. 27 mile route is rated #3
    RC: Valerie Pfeiffer 502-608-3320


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