Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thanksgiving Ride - Sam's at 8 AM

I am so thankful, as I know we all are, to be able to ride on so many nice days, across scenic countryside, with wonderful people. What better way to get the holiday going?

34 miles (28 by cutting the Liberty-Neals segment)

Christmas Lights Ride Dec 12th 2015

C H R I S T M A S  L I G H T S  R I D E
DEC 12, 2015
Tentative Start Time 5:30pm

This ride is now part of the Hendersonville Holiday Fest, so it is an honor for our cycling club. 

    If you are not familiar with this ride, it is an opportunity to decorate and light up your bicycle with Holiday lights and ride some of the streets of Hendersonville spreading some holiday cheer.  Everyone who sees us seems amazed at the spectacle!!  This ride is really a bicycle parade.  We have arranged a police escort and the tentative route is less than 10 miles which opens it up for a family activity.  
    Now is a good time to plan your bike d├ęcor and if needed purchase any battery powered lighting that you may need.  In the past we have found lighting at Wal-Mart, Walgreens and some at Lowes and Home Depot.  It is still early enough to be able to order lighting on line. 
    I am meeting with the Hendersonville police department after Thanksgiving to finalize the route.  They would like to have a participant count, so I am requesting that you post here, or email me at  with your commitment, and headcount.  I will be in contact with all participants via the blog and email with final route and ride arrangements.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at the email above.  

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Tuesday Nov 24th ride from Sam's @ 5:45....

David cannot make it so I'll post the route. Jones, Jenkins, Anderson, Station Camp, Upper S C, Liberty to Hwy 25 & back. Should be a nice evening for a ride....

Monday, November 23, 2015

Tuesday, Nov 24th, Ride

Join Jerry and Brian on a ride at 1pm starting from the White House City Park.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Alternative Saturday ride - 1030 am from White House City Park

Jerry and I will be riding a 27 mile route starting from the City Park in White House. Plenty of parking there if you wish to join us. Wheels rolling at 1030. Shun Pike-Hwy 76-Maxwell Branch-Jake Link-Halltown-Hester-Fern Valley route.

Saturday Ride - Bluegrass at 8AM

Come out to Bluegrass Bar & Grill and get a good ride in before the Thanksgiving feast. It will be a dry ride, ahead of possible afternoon rain.

29 miles store at 21
38 miles stores at 15 & 30
48 miles stores at 15 & 41

Recovery at BGBG.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Thursday Night Riders, Brixx at 5:45

Dress accordingly and light it up. 

Recovery afterwards at Brixx.

White House ride on Thursday

Jerry and Brian will be riding from White House on Thursday at 1pm. Leaving from Villages of Indian Ridge approximately at 1pm. Riding the typical White House loop, Penny Branch and Marshall Branch will make it about 30 miles.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tuesday Night Spin at the Y, Nov 17th at 6:15PM

Come spin at the Y tonight to get a start on keeping the weight off during the Holiday Seasons.

Spin Master Gary

Monday, November 16, 2015

Tuesday Night Ride from Sam's @ 5:45

David cannot make it tomorrow night so I'm posting. We'll stick with the same route. Stop 30, Jones, Jenkins, Anderson, Station Camp, Upper S C, Liberty to 25 & back. Let's hope the rain holds off......

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Thank You

Thank you to ALL who joined us for perfect bonfire weather and great food yesterday. Thank you Todd for being a pyromaniac and keeping the fire HOT. Thanks all for reminding me how blessed we are to have this unique group of friends to share life and cycling with year after year.

We missed those who weren't able to make it and encourage you to join us next time for Fogbee fellowship.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Fogbee Bonfire November 14th

UPDATE - Please bring tailgate chairs, lawn chairs, or a blanket as I only have a few of these. 

As a follow-up to the post in the Fall Newsletter...

Please comment below if you are planning to attend with the number of attendees. Thank you-Kristi

Welcome Fogbees and family for some bonfire fun,
It’s from 6-10 or whenever we’re done!    
Mark your calendars.. for November 14th is the date,
First come, first served, so don't be late!

Please bring your favorite dish or chili to share,
Try out my spicy dish--- if you dare!
Bottled water will be onsite,  
BYOB if you need something with more bite!  

Location is 107 Imperial Point, Hendersonville.
Contact Kristi Draper with questions 615-473-5025.

Membership Maintenance - Some say, "Goodbye?"

As you all know we use the response to our email to determine who wish to continue to be on our membership list.  After last Friday (8 days ago) email, I have compiled a list of those whom MailChimp says are non-responsive.  It could be for a couple of reasons:
1) We have the wrong email address -- Please send a note to
2) They opened the message in TEXT ONLY mode -- Please send a note to
3) The Newsletter ended up in their SPAM folder -- Please send a note to
4) They haven't open their email in a week -- We'll wait another month
5) They are no longer interested -- we'll remove them in January

If you know any of the following and know they don't want to be removed, please contact them to either open the Newsletter or send us a note at

Friday, November 13, 2015

Alt Saturday morning ride

I'm planning to ride later and a shorter route than the 40 posted. I'm planning to meet up at Sam's at 9:00 am and do 30-35 miles.  I was thinking the Madison creek loop with Sandy Valley and then back down Upper Station. Once at Long Hollow we can decide back Jones/Jenkins or back to Long Hollow towards Beech to get a few extra miles.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

FOGBEE SPIN at the YMCA, Thursay, Nov 12th

Come spin a the Y at 6:30PM Thursday night, Nov 12th, to keep off those unwanted winter pounds. 

Social hour at BRIXX following Spin.

Spin Master Gary

Monday, November 9, 2015

FOGBEE Spin at the Y, Tuesday, Nov 10th

It's time to get serious about staying in cycling shape! Come spin at the YMCA at 6:15PM on Tuesday, Nov 10th.

Social hour at Sam's following spin.

Spin Master Gary

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Spin at the YMCA, Thursday, Nov 4th at 6:30PM

Come spin at the YMCA Thursday night.  Tuesday, we had some special guests.  10 High School swim team members joined the Fogbees for Ole Guys v the Young and Strong for a spin out.

Social hour at BRIXX following spin.

See you at spin,

Spin Master Gary

Monday, November 2, 2015

FOGBEE Spin, Tuesday, Nov 3rd

It is time to get serious and stay in cycling shape.  Come spin at the YMCA at 6:30 on Tuesday.

Also, if you were a previous member at the Y, you have until 11/15 to rejoin without paying the sign up fee.

Spin Master Gary

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

One Last Thursday Stroll - Brixx Oct 29

As Mike stated below it has been a great cycling season and the weeknight rides have come to an end. I appreciate all the time and effort Mike and Miley put into planning the weekly rides. Thanks Guys!
A few of us are planning one last Thursday night ride from Brixx to cap off the season, easy pace, enjoy the ride, but more importantly, friends and fellowship. Leave work a little early, grab the bike, put on your FOGBEE colors and join us; wheels down at 4:30PM sharp, sun sets at 5:55PM.
Dinner, adult beverage at Brixx following the ride, come on out and join us.

20 Neals Liberty Loop


Halloween Pancake Ride

Tuesday-Thursday Rides fro Sam's and Brixc

The rides are suspended until next spring.  It has been a fun cycling season with a lot of new friends.  Appreciate all the support.

Continue to watch the blog for:

Gary's FOGBEE Spin at the Y
Miley's Night Rides
Saturday rides if weather permits

And come ride and party with us on Christmas Lights Ride.  See the blog for more info.  It is a great night.

See you on the road

Mike Knake
Oct 31 Spooktacular Cycling Relay for Life
 - - - - ride your bike or fly your broom !

 This is their first event with cycling and will leave from Richland Park in Portland
 on Oct 31 2015 at 0800.  There will be two routes a family friendly 15 miler and
 a longer 45 miler that will take you through Northern Sumner County and Southern
 Kentucky . Following the ride will be a Better than Spaghetti Pasta Lunch !!  This
 event will soon be on Active or you can sign up on the day of the ride.

 There will be a Best Costume on the Bike award.

 The entry will be 25  pre register and  30  day of event.

 This will be a supported ride with themed rest stops. and yes, Bob I did ask
 that one of them be a pillow fight rest stop ..

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Christmas Lights Ride

I have loaded a preliminary date of December 12'th for the Christmas Lights Ride because it corresponds to the St Nicholas Ball at Blue Grass Country Club.  We will need someone to chair the event.  Bob Glutting who has done the job in the past is not doing it this year. Gary is still on for being Santa. I did not participate in the ride last year, but have heard several people suggest a serious "relook" at scope, routes, and organization.  Time to get some fresh ideas and leadership.  Comments? Suggestions? Volunteers?

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Thursday Ride From Brixx, Oct 22

Two start time's 4:30PM and 4:45PM.  Remember to bring your headlights and blinkies in case you get stuck out after dark.   Keep an eye out for each other with the sun setting so early and let's not leave anyone out alone.

Social Hour at Brixx following the ride.

4:30 Route
22 Mt Olivet Latimer Ln Loop

4:45 Route
21 Mt Olivet Hunters Ln Loop
Stay upright.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Weekday Greenway Ride Wednesday 10/21 at 9:30 AM with NEW START POINT

A different Greenway Ride this Week. Wednesday 10/21 at 9:30 AM. 
This will be a short ride from the East Bank Side of the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge riding the Cumberland River Greenway out to the Ted Rhodes Golf Course. Lunch spot is TBD as we get back to downtown. As this route is only 13 miles due to time constraints, those who have more time and energy can continue out 1st/Davidson St. Bike Lane to the Shelby Bottoms Greenway.
Should be plenty of parking in the lot next to the bridge and 1st street.
Recommend you bring a bike lock for our lunch stop.
Turtle pace and beginner friendly.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Mike and Sherry's Excellent Crystal Creek Bed Ride

Due to the sun setting so early, we are suspending the Wednesday night rides in White House until next spring.

Sherry and I appreciate all that have come out to ride with us the year, especially the new riders.  We have enjoyed all of the fellowship.

See you on the road,
Mike and Sherry

Monday, October 5, 2015

Another Jack n Back Completed

It was another beautiful weekend for the Jack n Back! Can't you tell! 

Where's Gary?  We are still looking for him. 

6 riders did the 75 mile routes both days.  Despite the weather it was a great weekend and all have signed up for next year.  It is for a great cause and no one does it better than the National MS Society and Jack Daniels. 

Day one atop Pulltight Hill.

Day two at the start line at Motlow Community College.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Note From the Armour House

A big THANKS to all of you guys for joining us this past weekend here in Red Boiling Springs for your annual Fall Ride.

We certainly hope everybody had a good time ... was comfortable ... and enjoyed the meals and ambiance of our historic grand old hotel.

We always truly enjoy having you guys visit. The Fogbees are a class act  ... and yes, we and our almost 100 year old building survived the onslaught just fine !!

Warm regards to everybody ... and we hope to see y'all again sometime soon ... either as a group or individually as the opportunity may arise.

Thanks again ...

Dennis & Debra Emery
Armour's Red Boiling Springs Hotel

Ride To The Sky - Oct 24th Registration

If you are planning on doing the Ride To The Sky this year, early registration ends on 10/1/15 at 12:00AM MDT (whatever that is).   It is $40 till than and $50 after that.

Below is the link

Sounds like a great ride with one of the sponsors being Calfkiller Brewery.