Thursday, March 22, 2018

Saturday Ride, Biker's Choice

Forecast shows our best chance to avoid rain is to stay west, so we'll start from Blossom Tai Lao Restaurant on West Main, across from Biker's Choice. Park at either. Take your pick from these routes we previously rode from there and that go to some fun areas we seldom see. 

50 miles, store at 24
and if you're especially frisky...

We'll again offer start times of 8:30 and 9. Please post your intention.

Check back around 7 in case of weather updates.

Recover with the great food and beer selection at Blossom.  

River Greenways Ride, 5:30

Departing from 1100 Charlotte Avenue.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Sunday Ride March 18th

Recovery ride from home to Station Camp High School for approx 30 miles. Will be at SCHS at 10AM or you can meet me at the Millstone Community Town Center off Saundersville Road at 9:45AM. (438 Carriage House Lane Hendersonville).


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Saturday Ride - SCHS at 8:30 am and 9:00 am

After Dave's time in the UK we were worried about him routing us on the wrong side of the road, so you have a substitute ride organizer for one more Saturday.  Looks like we are lucky again with the rain risk decreasing and a morning temperature rising...signs point to a great spring morning on the bike!  Pick one of these nice routes from Station Camp, then recover at Bluegrass.

8:30 am start

9:00 am start


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Thursday March 15 Beech High School

Its time to start our weekday rides. Join us Thursday March 15th at 5:30PM from Beech High School.

Thursday 20

Bee there!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Road iD

If any of you have been thinking of buying a Road iD I have a coupon code that will give you a discount. You must use if before 3/31/18 and this discount code can be used up to 5 times. I know many of you have one of these but I believe if you ride alone at all, like I do, this is a must have item. 


Monday, February 26, 2018

Chattanooga Weekend Trip - June 15-17

FOGBEE Weekend Trip to Chattanooga by popular request the weekend of June 15-17.

We will be staying at the Read House again this year.  The hotel is being remodeled and only one tower is open, but that will not interrupt any of our fun.

You need to make your reservations before 5/23/18 in order to get the room rate of $129.00.  There is a 24 hour cancellation policy. Valet parking is $15 per day.

Individuals can make reservations by calling 423-266-4121 or using the link shown below.

Thanks Woody for setting this up with the hotel.  

See you on the road, 

Mike and Sherry

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Pub Crawl

Nashville has 25 beer breweries.  We have put together a bike tour of 9 on the North side.  We toured them during the week when they were not yet open, just to check out they logistics.                          Here is a link to that tour.

Anybody interested in doing this tour when we can sample the products?  

There is also a rumor the the FOGBEE-East group is putting together a similar tour for Chattanooga.  Will share when we receive the details.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

FOGBEE fun at the Cycle Bar in the Gulch

20 Fogbees showed up for spin at the Cycle Bar in the Gulch with Erin our instructor who worked us very hard.  All had a good time a The Pub following the spin.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Spin Class at the Cycle Bar in the Gulch Saturday, 2/17/18

Mike and Tracie Short are hosting us for a special spin class at the Cycle Bar in the Gulch on Saturday, 2/17/18.  The spin class will be at 1:30.  (As a note, they are opening up a Cycle Bar in Hendersonville.  This will give you a chance to check it out in advance.)

Following the spin class, we will have our post spin social hour at the The Pub in the Gulch and have a fun afternoon.

In order for people to participate, you will need to register for the event and select the bike of your choice at the link below.  It is important that everyone  register in advance, so that the event runs smoothly.

When you create an account using the link above, please have include your shoe size in your profile so that we can have your shoes waiting when you arrive.  If you wish to use your own cycling shoes, you are more than welcome to. The pedals can accommodate either SPD or Delta clips.  

The system also track each rider's performance, so you will want to enter your height and weight into their online profile as well if receiving accurate performance metrics is important to you. 

Come join us for a fun afternoon. 

Mike's Assistant 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Christmas 2017 Article

I invite you to view your Christmas 2017 article in the Indian Lake Peninsula Living magazine by clicking on THIS LINK. The great photos are thanks to your photographers Bruce Day and Phil Vickery 

Great Photos provide for Great Memories.

The March magazine article is about the Pedal for Paws ride that again in 2018 is supported by the FOGBEES and, as always, that support is greatly appreciated by Sumner Spay Neuter AllianceWant to know how you can help with this year's event? Contact Mike Knake.  


Friday, February 2, 2018

Rotary Pancake Breakfast

Rotary is having a pancake breakfast in the morning at Hendersonville high school from 730 until 10 o’clock. Come by and carb up before the ride.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

FOGBEE 2017 Christmas Lights Ride

Thanks for everyone for the great support of the Christmas Lights Ride and the Hendersonville Santa Cop Program.  Below are pictures of your great gifts.  The Hendersonville Police were pleasant surprised by all the gifts that you donated.

Thank you for your support

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

UPDATE - Christmas Lights Ride and FOGBEES Christmas Party, 12/2/17

The tree is looking a little bare.
Gar is looking forward to you bringing gifts to his office.

Tis the season to decorate your bikes and get dressed up in your favorite Christmas costumes for a fun ride around Hendersonville to celebrate Christmas and support the Hendersonville Police Department Santa Cop program.  Gifts are for kids from newborn to 12 years old. 

PLEASE POST IF YOU PLAN TO RIDE AND/OR IF YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING THE CHRISTMAS PARTY.  You do not need to ride to come to the Christmas Party, but more riders the merrier.

The ride will start at Bluegrass Bar and Grille and will be followed by the FOGBEE Christmas party at Blue Grass Bar and Grille. It will be the same route as years past.

The ride will start promptly at 5:30.  Need to have your bike ready to roll by 5:15 as we will leave at 5:30.

The Christmas party will begin immediately after the ride.  Approximate time is 7:00PM/

As in the past, Christmas gifts in support of the PD Santa Cop program can be dropped off at Gary Williams Law Office or you can bring them to the Christmas Party.

Gary's office is located at 103 Hazel Path Court, Whitehall Building, Suite 1 in Hendersonville.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Lucy Williams father

Gene Dorris the father of Lucy Williams and Gary's Williams father in law passed away early Sunday morning November 26th.
Visitation and Funeral will be held at the Woodard Funeral Home 5591 US-31E, Westmoreland, TN. Visitation Tuesday Nov 28th 5:00PM - 9:00PM and Wednesday Nov 29th 10:00AM - 2:00PM with the funeral starting at 2:00PM.

Please keep Lucy and Gray in your thoughts and prayers.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Bike 'n Walk Autumn Newsletter

Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone,

Hendersonville and Sumner County have completed a couple of projects that advance bicycling and walking in our communities, for which we would like to thank City and County officials:
  • Wessington Road Improvements
  • Greenway Connector to Station Camp Greenway.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

To all FOGBees. I wish each of you a Happy Thanksgiving. It is my favorite holiday of the year as it focuses on family and friends. Thanks to each of my friends, I hope to make many more in 2018.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Steve Curtis Wife Memorial Service and Celebration of Life Saturday Nov 18th

The Memorial Service and Celebrating of Life for Barb Curtis will be held Saturday November 18th:
Memorial Service:
1:00PM at the First Presbyterian Church, 172 West Main Street, Hendersonville
Celebration of Life: (immediately following the Memorial Service)
Steve's home 1008 Raspberry Valley Court Hendersonville (Autumn Creek on Anderson Lane).

Family and friends are all invited to attend either or both events, food and drink will be provided at the Celebration of Life.

Steve Curtis

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Fogbee bike stickers

I had a request to post the link for the stickers some of the Fogbees had made in the past. The link below is the company website with the Fogbee & TN flag on the label, just an example of what you can choose.

You can be as creative as you want in creating the look you desire. Play with different fonts, colors, etc.

Monday, November 6, 2017

FOGBEE Tailgate . Thanks Mike, Sherry, Bill and Janice!

Another great tailgate and turnout with the FOGBEES. Special thanks to Janice Camplin for the use of her home (and the warm showers after a chilly wet ride). Bill Barton for the fantastic "TailgateNashville" trailer, Mike Knake for the route, getting all the burgers, brats and grilling, and Sherry Knake for ensuring everything went smooth and making sure Mike didn't forget anything. Fun Fun Day! If you missed it we hope you can make the next one.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

UPDATE RESCHEDULED Tailgate Ride and Party-Nov 4th UPDATE-Routes Posted


At this point, the ride is still on for this weekend.  The ride will start at 8:30AM.  Very little rain is expected and it will be fairly warm with mild winds.

It will take place at my mother-in-law Janice's house again this year.  Her address is 923 Tyree Springs Road in White House, TN.

Bill has a new trailer that he is going to bring up that has a deck and couches.  We will also have some tents just in case there is an afternoon shower. 

We will ride from Janice's house.  Everyone can park in the field next to her house. 

Game plan is pretty much the same as last year.  We will grill burgers and brats.  Bring a side and your favorite drink AND CHAIRS.   May also want to bring a blanket. 

PLEASE POST IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON RIDING AND STAYING FOR THE PARTY so we know how many burgers and brats to get.  If you have already posted and will not be able to make it because of the change, please post.

See you on the road,

Mike and Sherry Knake and Janice Camplin

48 Mile Route

42 Mile Route

35 Mile Route

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The 10th season of the FOGBEE YMCA SPIN!

Forgot to post this on our blog but I've text message most of the regular spinners. Our 10th year of spinning begins tonight at 6:20 at the Hendersonville YMCA. Spin is on Tuesday and Thursday at 6:20 p.m. and at 10 a.m. on Saturday if the weather does not permit an outside ride. Hard to believe it's been 10 years. Come join us for some camaraderie and exercise. Gary

Monday, October 23, 2017

Great 2017 Red Boiling Springs Ride

Many thinks to Woody for organizing a great RBS weekend and to all who participated. Some images by me and Mike G are on the Fogbee Shutterfly site.

Turtles arrive


Sunday, October 22, 2017

Garmin advice

Gpod evening Fogbees.  In need of a new Garmin...wonders the main differences between the 820 Edge and 820 Edge Explore versions.  Appreciate your thoughts and advice!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Le Ride

This might be of interest to the FOGBEES:
LE RIDE follows Phil Keoghan and his friend Ben Cornell as they attempt to recreate the original route of the 1928 Tour de France. Averaging 240km a day for 26 days, Phil and Ben traverse both the unforgiving mountains of the Pyrenees and the Alps, on original vintage steel racing bikes with no gears and marginal brakes.
Date: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 6:30 PM

Where: Regal Hollywood Stadium 27  RPX - Nashville
                   719 Thompson Lane, Nashville, TN, 37204, United States

The distribution company, Demand Film, will also release MAMIL (Middle Age Men in Lycra).

Wm. Anderson
Veloteers Bicycle Club

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Red Boiling Springs Oct 21 - 22 (updated 10/17 at 1:34PM)

(10/17 Update) - Luggage and Coolers
                           Sunday route added back to Hartsville
If your doing the Red Boiling Springs Weekend Ride PLEASE read; if not there is a Saturday option to Hartsville and Back.
Hopefully this will answer some questions and I need some information back as there a few loose ends that need to be tied up. Let me know if I have missed anything or haven't answered a question.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Amazing Way Bicycles Change You

Been to Amsterdam and heard the story of how mothers changed the culture for bicycles. Hendersonville residents crab about traffic.  I know how they can fix the problem. Takes more than talk or synchronizing traffic lights.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Discount on HOT 100

Forgive the delay in getting this to you – as I typically offer a discount to our sister clubs. This one is good through Monday evening and takes $10 off the fee.  No guarantee of a t-shirt at this late date though.

Coupon code = MBCPres.

Hope to see you there!

Sarah Lovett