The Bluegrass Cycling Club and West 6th have agreed to co-sponsor Pedaling for a Purpose again for 2017 following a very successful inaugural effort in 2015 and a great follow up in 2016. Today we will be riding for the Woodford County High School Bicycle Club
Education Session 9:00 - 9:45 am - Scheller’s Fitness and Cycling will be our presenter - Denile and Andy will be presenting on “ABC’s of Awareness”. The presentation is based on research from the University of Clemson Visual Perception and Performance Lab and Trek Bicycles. Trek has pledged to help reduce deaths of cyclists by 50% by 2018. This presentation is part of that effort. Andy and Denile will discuss how cyclists are seen by vehicles, how cyclists perceive they are seen, proper use of lights, reflectivity, and hi-vis apparel and the best practices.
Rides offered - We will have group rides with leaders, but you will also have the option to come, sign in, and do something on your own ... Doesn't matter, miles will still count!!! If you plan to ride on your own, you can come and sign in anytime between 9 - 11 ... Just time it so you're done by 1-2 ish.
Rides with leaders start at 10:00 am - Routes and leaders will be posted by Wednesday before the event:
Paces and distances are as follows
Legacy Trail Novice and C ride - Ride Leaders - Micah Gano and Ed Surbaugh
C route road - Ride Leaders - Tim Melton and Billy Coffey
B/C route - Ride Leaders- Ed Jennings and David Potter
B route - Ride Leaders - Patrick Wesolosky and Damian Minarik
Shorter and slower A/B route - Dan Bibbey and Dan Geiger
Longer/Faster A/B route - Chris Boggs and Stephen Butler
A route - Pam Thomas
Restrooms are available on site - Education sessions will be held regardless of weather - Rides may be cancelled or rescheduled if there are severe weather issues. Check the BCC forum and FaceBook for updates.
- To provide educational opportunities for people wanting to learn more about bikes and cycling
- To provide an opportunity for anyone who wants to ride a bike, whether with a group or not, to meet and mingle
- To support health and fitness related charitable organizations
- To mix and expand the various cycling communities that exist in our area
- To provide incentives for people to ride their bikes
- To introduce cycling to new populations
Each mile ridden during pedaling for a purpose will result in $0.20 for the charity of the day. The maximum contribution, to be made jointly by the BCC and West 6th, is $1,300 for each charity
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 16 or more points will receive a free jersey
Riders who have more than 12 points will receive a free tee shirt
Ride leaders who lead 8 or more rides will get a free jersey
There will be a party, celebration, jersey/tee shirt distribution and charity recognition/check delivery in December. Additional details will be provided as we get closer to the event.