We will be riding for Broke Spoke this week!
Education Session Begins at 8:30
Education Session Presenter: Dabney Parker with the Kentucky Refugee Ministries will be our presenter. The Bluegrass Cycling Club partners with Kentucky Refugee Ministries to provide bicycles to refugees resettling in our area. Dabney will talk about refugee Resettlement in Lexington. She will provide an overview of the process, ways that volunteers can be involved, 'the numbers' as they apply to refugees in the world, resettlement in the US, and in Lexington. Dabney will also talk a bit about the impact of policies of the new administration on refugee resettlement.
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 8- 1 pm... Just time it so you're done by 1ish.
Rides with leaders start at 9:30 am
Paces and distances are as follows
Legacy Trail Novice and C ride - Ride Leaders - Micah Gano and Ed Surbaugh
C route road - Ride Leaders - Peggy Littrell and Devonnia Potter
B/C route - Ride Leaders- Ed Jennings and Christine Cole
B route - Ride Leaders - Patrick Wesolosky and David Potter
A/B Routes - Dan Geiger, Dan Bibbey, Damian Minarik
18-19 MPH A Route - Stephen Butler
19-20 MPH A route -Randy 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.