Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Mike and Sherry's Excellent Crystal Creek Bed Ride, Wednesday, May 4th

Looks like the weather will permit a ride tonight.

Ride Times
Turtles:  5:30
All Others 5:40

Social Hour at De La Paz following the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

27 Mile Route

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Bonita Parkway

      Hendersonville has just marked Bonita Parkway as a Bike Lane.  Prior to the painting of the Bike symbols, we asked them to change out the dangerous storm drain grates that have already caused one serious accident to a bicyclist. We were particularly concerned about the dangerous grate at the corner of Bonita and Gallatin Rd that we always pass when riding north on Bonita. Last week they changed out all the grates.  We appreciate the consideration that Fred Rogers (Planning Director) and Chip Moore (Public Works Director) continue to give for the safety of bicyclists in Hendersonville.
     The next road on the City's calendar is Wessington.  They plan to add a Bike Lane and repair the dangerous storm drain grates on that road.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Chattanooga Trip, June 3rd and 4th

The FOGBEE block of rooms has SOLD OUT.  However, you can still get a rooms at about $20 more per might with AARP or AAA discount. However, it seems the rooms at the READ House are going faster than anticipated. so if you want to go, don't wait making a reservation.

The deadline for making your reservation at the discount rate is approaching fast.  You need to make your reservations by May 4th to get the discount rate.  You also need to let them know you are with the FOGBEES to get the discount.

The hotel is The Reid House.  See the March 2nd post for details on how to make your reservation and details about the trip and routes.

Everyone please text me 615-714-3947 if you have already made your reservation or once you have made your reservation so I can confirm with the hotel that they have included you in our group.

See you on the road in Chattanooga,

Mike and Sherry Knake

I know you LOVE your trusty/crusty old shorts....BUTT....

Ok guys.....this is a post that's been begging to be posted for quite some time I think. For the past couple of months I've noticed not only the beautiful hills of our surrounding counties while on rides but unfortunately the rolling hills AND unfortunately hair follicles of several riders back side in front of me.'s all I can do to keep up with some of the mountain Billy goats going up hills as it is...I don't need another HILL to gaze upon!!!!! Come on MAN...... Ha ha ha ha!!!!!

Just a funny reminder to CHECK YOUR SHORTS guys! It's time to retire some of them.😂😂😂

Here's a link that explains it all:
Just "SAY NO" to crack......BUTT CRACK that is....

Chattanooga Weekend Trip, June 3rd and 4th

Last years weekend trip to Chattanooga was such a blast, we have decided to repeat it.

We have a block of rooms reserved at the Read House where we stayed at last year.  You can either call them direct and book your room or go to the attached link and book your room.  IF YOU CALL, let them know that you are with the FOGBEES so that your room is counted towards the block of rooms.


The Read House
827 Broad St
Chattanooga, TN 37042

We plan on doing the same routes as last year.  Hopefully the weather will hold and we can get in the long route.  Here is 2015 website for the Chattanooga Outing

Looking forward to more fun on the patio.

Your hosts,

Mike and Sherry

Ride From Sam's Tuesday, May 3rd

We will ride at the following times:

5:30 Turtles  13-14 mph
5:40 Hounds and Jackalopes 15-17 mph
5:50 Hares 17+ mph

Social hour at Sam's following the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

24 mile Neals Liberty Sandy Mt. Olivett Latimere New Hope

Big Payback Happy Hour


Do you love biking and walking? We do! Join us tomorrow, 5/3/16, for the Big Payback to start a chain reaction to make Nashville more walkable and bikeable! 
Help us win a prize for most unique donors from 5-7pm by donating directly or joining us for Happy Hour at the Picnic Tap!

Big Payback Happy Hour
  • Where: The Picnic Tap in the Nashville Farmer's Market
  • When: May 3, 5-7pm
  • What: Games, giant jenga, adult-strider race, and Bike Month T-Shirts (designed by Project 615). 

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Sunday Fun Day May1st

Sunday ride starting from Sam's at 9:30 AM; moderate pace.
Will post a route Sunday morning.
Rain at 9:00AM cancels the ride.

35 Mile Local Sunday Fun Day


Monday May 2nd

Can someone share info on the "Pizza Ride" Monday night? Time, location, route, etc.

National Bike Challenge

I saw this on FB and thought to spread the word I would post the web address for the FOGBees interested in participating.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Saturday Ride: Bethpage at 8 AM

Weather Update: Let's Ride! The system bringing rain into the region is to weaken and stay northwest of our route this morning. We may encounter isolated showers, but not enough to keep us from riding. 

The weather may not cooperate, but if it does let's go big and ride up to Drury Ridge.

47 miles, park at 27, store at 39
52 miles, park at 27, store at 39
61 miles, park at 27, store at 39

Recovery at Crescent City on the Gallatin Square.

Bike for Sale

I'm selling my basically brand new Cannondale Synapse in case there's any Fogbees looking to buy a new bike.

Nothing wrong with bike just bought a KTM I wanted and can't keep three bikes!

For more information click here: Craigslist Posting

You can call me or text me at (615)613-3903.

Tony Hernandez

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Jersey, Bibb, shorts, Vest Order

last chance before the order is submitted to order what you want.

If you know what you want and the size text me at 615-714-3947.

Mike Knake

Ride from Brixx, Thursday, April 28th

We will ride at the following times:

5:30 Turtles 13-14 mph
5:40 Hounds and Jackalopes 15-17 mph
5:50  Hares 17+ mph

Social hour at Brixx following the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

25 Mile out to PO and back

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

RIde Canceled due to expected weather. Mike And Sherry's Excellent Crystal Creekbed Ride, April 27th

Ride Canceled due to expected weather.

We will ride from the 31W Greenway Trailhead next to White House Animal Clinic in White House.

Ride times:
5:35 Turtles
5:44 All others

Social hour at De La Paz following the ride.

See you on the road

Mike and Sherry

24 Mile Route

Monday, April 25, 2016

Ride from Sam's Tuesday, April 26th

We will ride at the following times:

5:30 Turtles 13-14 mph
5:40 Hounds and Jackalopes 15-17 mph
Hares 17+ mph

Social hour at Sam's following the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

25 Mile Sandy Valley Hogans Happy Hollow Goshen

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Fogbees and Dogbee

Today on the Redbud Ride we ran into Libby,
a rather friendly dog dressed in Fogbee attire :-)

Friday, April 22, 2016

Found a braided necklace

Is anyone missing a braided necklace?  One was found in one of the fit kit jerseys.

Text me at 615-714-3947.

Mike Knake

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Redbud Ride 2016

For those of you going to London, Ky this weekend, here is the link for Saturdays route. Also, since the official recovery ride is 50+ miles north and doesn't start until 10am, below will be ours. 100 Mile Route 26 Mile Recovery

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Congratulations to us

This from Phillip Pugliese, one of the founders of Bike Walk Tennessee and largely responsible for Chattanooga's emerging bicycle culture.

Many Fogbees can be counted among those calls and emails.


Spoke with Toks Omishakin today at a transportation meeting and of course the efforts of BWT and the gas tax bill came up.  He specifically said to “pop open a bottle of champagne” for your success.  TDOT was not happy at all with this legislative session and your efforts were definitely noticed and recognized.  One of the legislators told him that they had “never” received as many calls/emails as on this bill.

Well done!

Philip Pugliese
Prova Group LLC
4 Cherokee Blvd, No. 310
Chattanooga, TN 37405-4901

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

My kind of bike shop

Sanders Ferry Greenway

      This month's article in the Indian Lake Peninsula Living magazine outlines the plans for a greenway along Sanders Ferry Road.

     This large glossy magazine is mailed monthly by N2 Publishing to residents of Indian Lake Peninsula.  A sister copy with personalized articles is available to residents of Fairvue Plantation.  Ed Thomas has been known to write for it.
     We've written about 30 articles over the past couple of years and are always looking for ideas and photos about which to write. HINT!  In future copies the Indian Lake version, we will cover the Warrior Bike Trail and Pedal for Paws and include lots of pictures of FOGBEES.  Bob, Doug, Bruce, Phil, Miley, the Peel Family, Haley, Kellie, Christy, just to name a few, have shared their biking experiences.  Send me a note. 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Advocacy Update: Gas-Tax Bill Defeated

This afternoon Representative Carter withdrew HB1650--SB1716, the troublesome anti-bike and anti-greenway bill that proposed to strip funding from bicycle and pedestrian projects.
Hundreds of people signed area petitions, contacted their representatives, shared the message with friends and family and helped defeat this bill. Assisting in the effort were Bike Walk Tennessee, the American Heart Association, Greenways for Nashville, etc. Also Mayor Barry came out against the bill.


From: June McMahon, April 14, 2016
Subject: Re: Pedal for Paws 2016

Gallatin newspaper. Probably White house, Hendersonville too.  This crew will also be featured in the Indian Lake Peninsula Living magazine.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Congratulations to Pedal For Paws

      The 6'th Annual Pedal for Paws Ride continues to set the standard of bike rides designed for bicyclists.  It had the behind the scenes touch of the old master Bruce Day making sure the event addressed all issues that may be important to bicyclists from great routes, excellent rest stops, exceptional support from police, EMTs, Radio Amateur Emergency Service, and Motorcycle Safety Riders.  Even the unusually cold weather could not keep participants away.    
      Special kudos goes to Kim Sullivan, Ride Director, whose tireless dedication has made Pedal for Paws the event to emulate. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Air compressor

My neighbor has a brand new Sears air compressor for sale. 20 Gal, asking $250. Would be great for anyone that does some of their own bike maintenance.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Tour de Boro

Hello Fellow TDB Riders,
     We are only one month away from 10th Annual Tour De Boro! As we celebrate this milestone, this year we have a special commemorative t-shirt which will contain the names of EVERY person who has ever ridden in the TDB since 2006 up to two weeks prior to 2016 registration date. If you would like your name removed from our t-shirt, please let us know!
     This year we are raising money for JoJo’s Doghouse animal rescue. Puppies will also be with us on the day of the ride for your inspiration (and adoption) :).
     If you have already signed up for the Tour de Boro, thank you and we are excited to see you there! IF you still need to register, this is just a reminder to sign up before the price goes up on April 11. We will provide breakfast and lunch for that day and if you want to be guaranteed a t-shirt the deadline to sign up is April 9.
     Here is the link to register:   If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us!

Registration Committee, Tour de Boro, 2016, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

For further assistance, please call Abby Davis: (423)-827-3839

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Turnkey overnighter April 23 and 24

Thanks for DTI for reminding me of this event. 

adjective: turnkey; adjective: turn-key
  1. 1.
    of or involving the provision of a complete product or service that is ready for immediate use.

    "turnkey systems for telecommunications customers"
The opportunity to join a ride I might have done myself  with someone else doing all the work is a treasure. Mike Knacke is doing one to Chattanooga.  Another one is the Spring Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee. It is a two day ride with roughly 60 miles each day starting and ending at Henry Horton State Park. Many of you are familiar with Henry Horton from previous Fogbee rides. Both camping and Inn options are available. For all the details, click the link below.  Maybe I'll see you there.
Horton 100

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Bruce and Tom Make the Nashville Scene

The Skeptic's Take on the Western Road

Posted By on Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 6:15 AM

Last week, when we talked about the western road, I mentioned that I'd found a pretty plausible route thanks to the Middle Tennessee Skeptics. I had some minor quibbles, but when do I not?
      Well, I talked to Bruce Day and Tom Evans of the Middle Tennessee Skeptics about how they settled on their route and it's fascinating—they studied old maps and old eye-witness accounts of where the road ran—and delightful—then they road their bikes down all the plausible paths and settled on the ones easiest to bike. Click here for the entire story

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Time to get off the couch, loosen up, clean your bike and get your fanny in gear

Two Important Dates To Look Forward To:

The first,  Daylight Savings Time starts Sunday, March 13th.  You know what that means!!  Weather permitting, we start our week night rides next week.  So watch the blogs for the times.   Hopefully your bikes are tuned up and ready to go.  It is always a good idea to get them checked out at the beginning of the year.

The second date is the Pedals for Paws.  This year it is set for April 9th, a little earlier than in years past.  It is the first ride of the year and a favorite of the FOGBEES.  A number of us are involved in organizing the ride this year. One of the rest stops will be manned by a couple of our FOBGEE wives.

An e mail was recently sent to all past participants in order to sign up.  If you did not receive the e mail, below is a link to to sign up.

If you received the e mail, notice that good looking rider on the right side of the picture in the retro FOGBEE jersey. No that is not Albert Einstein, that is Gary Williams.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake