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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.
We are now 8 weeks into our Pedaling for a Purpose program and we're very pleased to report that our participants have raised the maximum $1,000 for our first two charities - Folkbike ReCyclery in Frankfort and Bikes for the Bluegrass. Join us Saturday, July 25, Sunday August 9, Saturday July 22, and Saturday September 5 for our last 4 sessions - We'll be riding for the benefit of Broke Spoke.
Saturday sessions begin with the education sessions at 9:00 am followed by rides for everyone at 10:00 am.
The session on Sunday, August 9 will begin with the education session at 1:00 pm with rides following at 2:00 pm.
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).
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
Tips About Riding With The Bluegrass Cycling Club
We are happy that so many new members have joined our club this year!! We encourage everyone to take a few minutes to review our ride guidelines, which can be accessed by clicking on the button below. It is very important for all riders to take the time to review ride descriptions, and to honestly assess whether you have the experience and fitness to successfully participate in the ride as described. Our goal is for everyone to be safe and have fun on our rides, and this works best when everyone attends rides that are suitable for them.
If you are unsure whether a ride is appropriate for you PLEASE give the ride leader a call before the ride and he or she will be happy to advise you. It is ALWAYS better to ask in advance!
If you are brand new to cycling, please take a bit of time to learn how your bike works - how your gears shift, how your brakes work, and how to stop and start before joining a group ride. We can help you develop group riding skills, and become a better and stronger rider, but you need to have a basic understanding of how your bike works first. If you need assistance in learning the basics about your bike, contact our Education Committee chairperson Bill Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will help connect you with a club member who can help you!
Welcome to the Bluegrass Cycling Club
web site! This is the online home of the Horsey Hundred, and a source
for the latest information on the BCC and its activities as well as a
source for cycling in Kentucky in general. Want to go for a bike ride in
Kentucky, especially central Kentucky? You've come to the right place!
The BCC is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization that promotes all
forms of bicycling. Established in 1970 as the Bluegrass Wheelmen
, the BCC is based in Lexington, Kentucky, USA and serves the Bluegrass
region of central Kentucky and surrounding areas.
The objectives of the Bluegrass Cycling Club
- To encourage bicycling for health, recreation and transportation.
- To promote bicycle safety.
- To improve bicycling facilities;
- and to further all phases of bicycling.