Bluegrass Cycling Club/West 6th
Pedaling for a Purpose Initiative
Weekend Ride and Education Sessions – Plan to Join Us!!!
These sessions offer something for everyone! Come learn, ride your bike, and help support our fabulous bike-related charities!
See the BCC rides calendar for additional details.
The Bike Part:
Beginning April 4, 2015 the Bluegrass Cycling Club will host a ride and education session every other Saturday morning at West 6th Brewery EXCEPT the sessions on the 3rd and 4th weekend in May will be held on SUNDAY, MAY 17 and SUNDAY MAY 31 beginning at 1:00 pm with rides following at 2:00 pm. Education sessions will begin at 9 am and will feature a different topic each week. Saturday rides will begin at 10 am. Several distances and paces will be offered with ride leaders, including options on the Legacy Trail for cyclists who do not want to ride on the roads. (Novice on the legacy trail, C on the legacy trail and on the road, B/C on the road, B on the road, A/B on the road, and A on the road).
Cyclists who do not want to participate in a BCC group ride will also be able to show up, sign in, and do an urban ride or ride in a smaller group – the point is to get people out and on bikes and however they want to do that is good (except we must insist t that anyone riding as part of one of our club rides wear a helmet).
The Charity Part:
We have identified Folk Bike ReCyclery in Frankfort, Broke Spoke in Lexington, and Bikes for the Bluegrass as our beneficiary charities for the initiative. We will ask all riders participating in each ride to sign in and record their miles at each ride as they finish (this is standard practice for BCC rides anyway). We will keep track of total miles ridden over the course of four (4) rides and at the end of that period, will determine, based on the number of miles ridden by all participants, how much will be donated to the featured charity for that segment.
Ride Dates, Identified Charity and mileage/contribution levels:
We will have posters on the wall at West 6th where we will track total miles ridden/dollars raised during each period. Charities will be invited to participate and be creative in how they do that during the period they are the beneficiary, or during the whole thing –whatever works for them.
Contributions to the charity will be made at $0.10 per mile ridden, with a maximum contribution of $1,000 for each charity.
Folk Bike ReCyclery - April 4 and 18, May 2 and SUNDAY May 17
Bikes for the Bluegrass – SUNDAY May 31, June 13, and 27, July 11
Broke Spoke – July 25, August 8 and 22, September 5
Celebration/Party – Early October – We will present our charities with their checks, and will distribute tee shirts and jerseys
Rider Rewards Part:
Riders will receive rewards at the end of the program based on participation points. One point will be awarded for each education session attended and one point for each ride attended for a total possible point total of 24 points.
Riders who have 18 or more points will receive a free jersey
Riders who have 13 or more points will receive a free tee shirt
Horsey Hundred Registration is Now Open!!!
We are SO EXCITED about what we have planned for the 2015 Horsey Hundred. We're making some changes, that we believe will make the event even better than it has been in the past and we're looking forward to sharing them with you! Use this link to go to the Horsey Hundred website so you can find out about what we have in store!!! Horsey Hundred
Consider being a volunteer - The Horsey Hundred is a labor-intensive endeavor. We are proud of the great service we are able to provide to the 2,000+ folks that join us over Memorial Day Weekend... and that great service wouldn't be possible without the 225+ volunteers who give up their time to help out sometime over the course of the weekend. Based on the feedback we get on surveys, it is primarily our fabulous volunteers who make our event special. Yes, they also mention the beautiful scenery ... but they go on and on about the hospitality and warm welcome they receive from the folks driving our SAG vehicles, working and registration, and especially the folks at the rest stops. Please consider joining our team of volunteers. If you have a creative idea for a rest stop that you are willing to implement, let us know! If you're a part of an organization or group that might want to volunteer together, let us know that too! You can register as a volunteer using the link above.