Calling all Cyclists. Join us as we leisurely ride through Louisville area and take in the unique sights that this historic town has to offer. Leave the rat race behind and bring the whole family. All ages are welcome and our pace will be conversationally casual. We will usually end our trip at a local cafe or restaurant for some food and fun conversation. The rides will be headed by a capable cyclist.
This 19 mile ride begins at the Garvin Brown rowing center on River Road. After crossing the Big 4 bridge into Indiana, we follow the scenic greenway path to New Albany. We pause at Quill's (down an alley off Market Street) for java and conversation ... before riding home to Kentucky.
Go here to sign up: https://hoperide.org.
This is an annual ride that started many years ago—remember when people went around saying “Farm Out” — to help feed families not faring well in the economy of the day. Many families were losing their farms. This ride along with other festive activities was a way to have fun and raise money to help the needy.
There are several rides with Sag support for the[masked] miles rides. Teams are encouraged to signup. Proceeds from this event go to area food banks with all teams getting some amount, maybe $250, to take home to their favorite food bank. (We’ll need to get organized earlier next year.)
I looked at the previous years’ routes, and, if they do their usual, the course looks like rolling hills with only 2500 feet of climbing and a max grade of 2.8% over the 100 mile course. (The Tour de Lou has a max grade of 5.8% and about 2000 feet of climbing over 62 miles—mostly down by Jefferson Memorial Forest.)
I have 2.5 weeks to get ready for this ride so I plan to pick out a 9-10 mile relatively flat or rolling segment of the Parklands trail and work up to 4 round trips of that in the next 2 weeks. If your interested join me.
Let’s get all the kayaking groups together to paddle the eastern section of the Salt River from the Van Buren launch on Taylorsville Lake. We can also explore some of the lake after finishing the river if there is interest. Saw an eagle last week when I paddled there!