Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2nd Annual Fogbees New Years Day Ride 10:00

Otherwise known as The No Wimps Ride.

We will ride from Bluegrass Bar and Grille at 10:00AM.   Will try to keep us in the sun. Come freeze your A-- off with us!!

Social hour at Bluegrass following the ride.

33 MIle Route

36 Mile Route

See you on the cold road

Mike Knake

Friday, December 26, 2014

Hendersonville Star News

Picture in the Hendersonville Star News - Friday December 26, 2014.  Nice publicity for the club and, of course, we can always expect Ed to raise the bar on decorating for the ride.

Thanks to everyone who participated and contributed to Gary's Toys for Tots, Tweens, and Teens.

The Chairmen, Bob and Gary, are meeting on January 2'nd with Biker's Choice and several Fogbee leaders to analyze this year's event and decide what can be done to make it so much better next year.  If you have some ideas, comments, or suggestions, send them to Bob and Gary (or contact them to participate in the meeting.)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Guess What I Have - - The new Jerseys!!

The jerseys, jackets and vests have arrived!!  If you call or text me, I can bring yours to spin tonight at the YMCA.  After, I plan to be at Brixx at 8:00 to 9:00 and I will have them in my vehicle.  If you don't know my cell number you can call my Google Voice at  615-431-9821.  Please wait for me to answer.

We will post more pick-up times based on ride times and spin classes or you can call to arrange a rendezvous.  -  Doug

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Love Locks Adorn Drakes Creek Bridge

If you have pedaled over the Drakes Creek bike/ped bridge you will notice a new addition -- dozens of padlocks.  Most of us are clueless as to what it all means, but Hville has just joined an international craze.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Fairvue Christmas Lights Ride Article

Some have asked for a copy of the Fairvue magazine article that Ed Thomas wrote about the FOGBEE Christmas Lights Ride.  We have upload a copy of the magazine to the Google Drive account.  You can view the magazine by clicking this link http://goo.gl/iVjiLi  Scroll down to page 28

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Let It Snow!

Let it Snow !
Let it Snow !
Frosty is a little worried about reported warmer temperatures for the 
He is risking a little melt down, but fully intends to participate in this seasonal sensation.
How many of you will be coming out to play with FROSTY, SANTA, the ELVES and REINDEER ?

Our Webpage is  

Redbud 2015

A few of us Fogbees rode Redbud this past Spring, was a beautiful scenic ride in Kentucky. Stops were deliciously stocked by the locals, roads were smooth, and the redbuds were in bloom. Right now the registration is only $25. Let's roll in Redbud.

Monday, December 1, 2014


HELLO FOGBEE FRIENDS: Mrs. Eula Vaughn of the Juvenile Court (pictured above) is the heart and soul for the Toys for Tots program and has given me the following information for the children we are sponsoring this year:
We have 11 children to buy gifts for:
7 Males-  ages : 16, 10, 9, 8, 6, 2 years and one child age 7 months.
4 Females- ages : 5, 3, 1 years and one child 5 months.
I'm sorry but we can't GET SIZES.


You may also bring gifts to Bluegrass Bar and Grill this Saturday at the Christmas lights Ride. Thank you to everyone for your kindness and compassion to this great cause.
. . Gary

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Fogbee Chrismas Light Ride if Dec 6th at 6pm

Date: December 6th (13th is rain date)

LOCATION: Parking - Blue Grass Bar and Grill

TIME: Gather @ 5:30PM, leave @ 6:00

POST RIDE PARTY - Blue Grass Bar and Grill

INFORMATION: Click Here for Information on How to decorate your bike.
(Click Here)

As we have in the past we will be collecting toys for the Tots,Tweens and Teens program. Please touch base with Gary Williams about this program and information on the children..

We will also have our band of Elves to help Santa this year.  We always welcome additional elves and photographers to take pictures of the ride.  If you would like to help with this please post a comment or send an email to fogbees@gmail.com.  We would like to coordinate the vehicles that are traveling with the group for safety.

This year the Fogbees will be joined by cyclist from the Bikers Choice, and will be escorted by Hendersonville Police Bike Patrol Officers.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Fogbees Rock at Spin- Tuesday at 630 pm at da Y

Friday Night Bikers Choice Customer Appreciation Night

This upcoming Friday we would like to invite all of our bike riding friends and prospective bike riding friends to the shop for a fun filled night from 5:00 to 7:00 for our Customer Appreciation Night. We will be serving food and drinks, premiering Tom Evans' Fogbees Yellowstone Tour video, offering special one night only sales on clothing, special instore bicycles, and accessories. This is a great opportunity to meet some of the local riding community, learn more about the roads and trails to ride in Sumner County, and get some Christmas items at great prices.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

FOGBEE Newsletter

The FOGBEE Newsletter was issued today.  It has important information about the Christmas Lights Ride.  You can view a copy by clicking the following http://goo.gl/jprfgI Feel free to share this link.

Friday, November 7, 2014

UPDATE - PRICE REDUCTION for ORDER for Long Sleeve Jerseys, Jackets and Summer Jerseys NOW READY TO BE PLACED


We added some vests to our order.  As a result, the price went down even further than originally thought.

We are now ready to order the jerseys and jackets.  We will need to collect the money so that we can place ther order.  

The Long Sleeve Jersey cost has dropped to $62 from $72.00.

The Jacket cost has dropped to $116 from $126.00.

The Summer Jersey dropped to $50 from $51.00.   ( Those of you who paid for the summer jerseys already are due a refund )

The vests that we ordered are going to run $80.00 down from original price of $118. 

We will be at Sam's following the ride Saturday -  SHOULD BE THERE BY 1:00.   We will be at Brixx on Monday night at 5:30, Bluegrass Bar and Grille after spin on Tuesday (around 8:00).  You can bring the money to spin on Tuesday if you would like.

We will be somewhere next Saturday, Nov 15th also, 


Dave, Doug, Gary and Mike

Thank You For Making 2014 a Great Year

We at the Bikers Choice would like to thank all our cycling friends from the Fogbees for making 2014 a great season. We have had a fantastic year with the Grand Tour Series of charity cycling events, the Lock 4 mountain bike events as well as Bryan's Unity Rides which had great Fogbee participation.

This winter we are working hard at improving your experience at the bike shop by shortening the time your bike  is in our service department for repairs as well as stocking items that are needed to make your rides successful. We also have now launched our new website which allows you to purchase items online and pick them up at the store at your convenience and you will still receive your Fogbee discount by using the discount code, Tom Evans in the discount box provided during your purchase. Last night we had our very first Fogbee online purchase by Terry Smith of Madison so thank you Terry.

We are looking forward to helping you achieve your cycling goals for the rest of 2014 as well as next year and hope to see you on the road soon. If there is anything we can do for you or if you ever have any questions about anything cycling related, feel free to come by the store or give us a call and we will be glad to help you out.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Final Chance to Try on Long Sleeve Jerseys, Jackets and Summer Jerseys

You will have one last opportunity to try on Winter and Summer Jerseys and Jackets on Saturday at Sam's following the ride.   We should be there by 12:00.   So far, we are up to 25  Winter Jersey and Jackets and 11 Summery Jersey. 

See there,

Mike Knake

It's A Fogbee Party night....weather is just perfect!

Monday, October 27, 2014

It's Back for year 7! THE FOGBEES SPIN!

Hello Fogger spin junkies. 
Back by popular demand is our YMCA spin class. 
Starting tomorrow at 6:30 pm.

We spin Tuesday and Thursday night and Saturday if the weather is bad at 10 am. It's a great way to beat the winter blues and stay in shape for next year's riding season. See you there. By the way if you have BC/BS insurance you can join for 29.00 per month. !

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Fogbees' Ride to the Sky was Spectacular

Wow! What a beautiful ride! By my count 6 Fogbees rode the Calfkiller Ride to the Sky yesterday in Cookeville: Johnny D (honorary member for the day), Jeff, Ralph, Sean, Todd and yours truly. We thought it would be scenic, but it far exceeded our expectations. With law enforcement and motorcycle escort, we immediately were on sweet back roads. Fabulous views kept coming, one after another over Golden Mountain, south to Sparta, then northeast along Calfkiller River up a gradual 1000' climb to Monterey at the top of the Cumberland Plateau, then down exhilarating descents to a police escort through Algood (where it was all good) and to the finish.

Top it all off with Calfkiller beer, bbq, and live music, and this became an instant classic that we will come back to as long as they have it. Speaking of Calfkiller beer, the brewery was also the 2nd rest stop, where Jeff, Todd and I sampled their nut brown ale, before climbing the plateau. EPIC!!!


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Yes...it's time for the Fogbee Halloween party!!!!

Mark your calendars ;
Start working on your costume...
It's our 7th year to celebrate our Fogbee club and have fun and festivities together..
The party is Halloween night on Friday, October 31 from 7:30 pm until whenever..
Glen Oaks Clubhouse, 101 Agee Circle, Hville.

Byob and please bring a pot luck dinner item or dessert!
DJ Draft Master will get u dancing...
Prizes for best costume; games and merriment... 

Problematic Kentucky Bicycle Laws

Since we ride frequently in Kentucky, it is advisable to be aware that Kentucky laws regarding bicyclists on highways are considerably different than those in Tennessee.  A current legal action reported by the League of American Bicyclist explains the problems.

I have also updated our Bike Law Webpage for Kentucky (CLICK HERE


REMINDER:  We will be at Blue Grass Bar and Grille tonight for anyone who wants to try on the Long Sleeve Jerseys and Jackets and Short Sleeve Summer Jerseyt..

If you know what size Short Sleeve Summer Jersey you want, just let me know by posting.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Monday, October 20, 2014

Return of the Night Riders, 6 PM Tuesday at Sam's

Until the temperature or weather drives us indoors to spin, some of us still like to hit the road with the lights on high. We stick to a couple simple routes on well known roads. Riding in a group with bright, well charged lights is a must. Please post if you plan to ride so we know what group(s) can be formed.

Liberty Loop - 24 miles

Sunday, October 19, 2014

RBS 14, Great weekend

Great Weather, Great friends and good food.  Despite a more than average number of punctures and a rare front spoke break everyone got to Armour's in time to socialize before eating. Looey Law was applied early at Hartsville so I don't know how folks made it home. Below is an image taken by Marsha D of the riders who made the return ride.
Thanks to all who stepped up to make this another great Fogbee weekend.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Red Boiling Springs Day 2 Route

I found that on my Garmin it only accept the first 16 character of the routes.  Since both are named the same except at the end, the last route loaded is the only one that loads. (ie Red_Boiling_Spri )  I have renamed the Day 2 route Day 2.  If your are riding the RBS ride, using a Garmin and want both routes, you should go back and download day 1 from Bruce's post, and download this Day 2 route from this post, so you have both routes.

Day 2 Red Boiling Springs.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Red Boiling Springs Ride this weekend

Looks like the weather will cooperate this year and the leaves are turning just in time for some color.  Below is the list of names Dennis Emery has for this weekend. Please review and let me know if anyone has been omitted. 

2014 Itinerary

Day 1 Cue

Day 2 Cue

Room #1 ..... Harry P  2 People
Room #2 ..... Danny D  - 1 or 2 People
Room #9 ..... Bob G  - 2 People
Room #10 ... Tammy G  - 2 People
Room #19 .... Mike K  - 2 People
Room #21 .... Phillip V  - 2 People
Room #22 .... J Woody - 2 People
Room #23 .... Doug D - 2 People
Room #24 .... Kristi D  - 2 People
Room #25 .... David S r - 2 People
Room #26 .... Gary W  - 2 People
Room #27 .... Bruce    D  - 1 person
Dinner Only .. Ed T - 2 People for dinner

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Tuesday Ride/Joey Holland Show- Oct 14th

You may have seen the article in the October Newaletter about Joey Holland and the show that he putting on at Bikers Choice Tuesday night at 7:00.  Many of you know Joey.  He is an avid rider. Accomplished musician and all round nice guy (well some think so).  He has combine Shia love of cycling and music with community service. He and a friend will be performing and showing a video of what he has been doing.

We will ride from Bikers choice at 5:00. Route will be posted. After the ride, we will order pizzas and stay for Joey's show.  PLEASE post if you would like pizza and we will get them ordered before we finish the ride.  Also feel free to BYOB.

See you on the road

Mike Knake

Joe Holland Ride

Friday, October 10, 2014

FOGBEE Long Sleeve Jersey and Repeat Summer Jersey Order

We are ready to take a new Jersey order. This time we will be ordering long sleeve jerseys, but if you missed the opportunity earlier this year to order a short sleeve jersey or wanted additional short sleeve jerseys, this your chance. The long sleeve jersey is the same design as the short sleeve jersey, except that the sleeves will be all black with the yellow and red bands (currently at the bottom of the sleeve) at the cuff.
When we ordered last spring we had a promotional price plus we gave everyone an additional discount as we had sponsor money for the first order that also paid for all the freight on the fit kits and final shipping. LG is giving us the same price but less the promo plus we have to cover shipping. Based on this, the Short Sleeve Jersey will be $52.  There are two different styles, the Tour (formerly Fondo) and the Sport.

We are trying to get into the pick 18 program where we can mix long sleeve jerseys, jackets etc for a total of 18pc. The LS warmer jersey at 12 to 24 is $83, at 25 we get to $72 and at 50 it would be $67. This includes the coverage for the fit kit costs and shipping. Overall we have to get 18 Jerseys and Jackets, excluding the short sleeve above. LG can use the artwork on the jersey for the artwork on the jackets.

To get logo jackets we would have to order at least 6. They have several jacket levels, Thermal, Superlight, Winddry, Pro light, and Holey. Prices at the 6 level would run from $111 to $168 (the table above is in price order). If we could get to 12 the price would drop to $91 to $147. I doubt the group would buy more but there is price breaks at 25 then 50.

Remember these prices are for Custom made FOGBEE GEAR. We will have the fit kits beginning next week for TWO weeks. During that time we will take orders. First opportunity for checking out and tringon the long sleeve jerseys and jackets may be on the Red Boling Springs Ride. As usual, since we have to pay for custom gear in advance, your payment will be expected prior to placing the order.

Doug, Mike, Gary and Dave
{Designers Extraodanaire, Inc}

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Last Sunday we issued the FOGBEE Newsletter.  If you didn't receive a copy, you can read it by clicking http://goo.gl/BvUqBd

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Jack N Back time

Except for Todd losing his wallet the day was awesome. A Northwest tail wind kept things going smoothly.  Today was my 7th straight year on this bike ride for a great cause and  I enjoyed every one of the 75 miles with Mike K., Mike G. , Todd and Mr. Miley. Fogbees Rock!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Yellowstone and Grand Tetons

The 500-mile Grand Tetons and Yellowstone bike ride exceeded everyone's expectations by a considerable margin.  The 17.5 GB and nearly 4000 pictures and videos attest to how spectacular our 9-day ride was.  We have since opened our planning website to the public at http://YS2014.blogspot.com .  It will take a while longer to digest the photos and videos for sharing.
We have, however, three awards for our trip.  King of the Mountain goes to Andrew, who was the first to climb the 9500-foot plus Teton and Dunraven passes without gasping for oxygen and then make the ten-mile downhill harrowing descents without launching himself off a cliff. The EFI goes to Anne and Ben Cowan who never allowed anything to stand in their way to riding Every Fantastic Inch of our route.  The Ultimate Tourist goes to Dean who with boundless energy never missed any tourist attraction along the route.;

Monday, August 25, 2014


I found out today that some people don't know that the FOGBEES have a YouTube page.  Well we do and it has 30 videos.  The link is in the sidebar, but just in case it escapes you, here is the link http://www.youtube.com/user/FOGBEES/videos

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A really Flat and Straight Event

Here is a bike event that features 18 miles, zero hills, and only one dogleg turn. It is probably also the coldest ride you might wish to do. Bring your fat tire bike with studded tires.


Thursday, August 14, 2014

HAs anyone booked hotels for Jack & Back?

Friday, August 8, 2014

Sample packs from Enzo's at the BRASS ride tomorrow.

For all of our friends riding the BRASS ride tomorrow morning, we have a special treat from Enzo's. They graciously donated a giant bag of sample Buttonhole chamois cream for the riders to test out tomorrow on the ride. We will have packets available to give away at the ride start so make sure you come grab a pack or two before you venture out on your BRASS ride tomorrow morning!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Fogbee takeover!

After a great Tuesday night ride about 25 Fogbees took over Sams outside area. It was a super night of riding, socializing and merriment. .....

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Bugg Hollow - BEE CAREFUL

For those who haven't been along Bugg Hollow lately, please be aware of an extended gravel section about a mile from the 109 junction.  It adds a little extra leg-work going up, but coming down it can be very dangerous if you are flying and aren't expecting it. 

Ride safe and bee careful


Monday, July 28, 2014

A Nice Way to Start this Saturday (8/2/14)

HI guys, Please let the rest of the Fogbee's know that I still have 4 Senior bike course openings usually reserved for Fogbee Volunteers (ie…done first) (stationary spots…no riding required)

Would like to give these last four Senior Bike spots to Fogbee's. :)


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014

25mm Tires Beat 23mm - Report on BikeTiresDirect.com

The skinnier and higher pressure the tires, the faster the bike, right? Well, no, actually. Speed comes down to a variety of factors, and even many pro road riders these days are choosing wider rubber for training and racing.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

RAGBRAI Gone Quiet. Last Photo. Jersey Change

Oh crap! Where's my tent?

Report from Mike Knake at 7:45P, 7/22/14.  All 12 FOGBEES did 108 miles today! All are doing well, but the cell phone service is jammed.  They can't get any pictures out.  Will be near larger town tomorrow and expect to be able to send everything then.  So, stay tuned.

Monday, July 21, 2014

RAGBRAI Breakfast

Courtesy, Image, and Bike Lanes

Hope our local biker/motorist relationship doesn't deteriorate to the levels of animosity described, but it is one more reminder of the importance of our image to the general public.  DTI
"Bitter Battle Between Motorists And Bikers," Chicago July 14, 2014:

Good Lookin Group at RAGBRAI

Click here for second group of pictures

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Comments on Demetrius Post & Crash last Saturday

I'm sorry that Demetrius was injured in the crash last Saturday and I hope he heals quickly.

My reason for this post is that I found out today that my son Robert, through the Fogbee rumor mill, was thought to be the "unknown" rider described in Demetrius' post. The reason that he was being considered as the "unknown" one is because the "unknown" rider was supposed to have been wearing a Bikers Choice kit. Gary Williams took a picture of a number of riders at the start of the ride and Robert was the only one  in the picture wearing a Bikers Choice kit; therefore he had to be the one described in the post.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Thank You

Thank you all for the on scene first aid and well wishes after my "spill" on Saturday. All will be okay in time. I will be on crutches for a couple weeks with a hip injury and a bunch of other cursory injuries.  Time line unknown at this time. Aside from myself and Curtis, Im just glad nobody else was injured.

Secondly, with some humility, I wanted to apologize for being somewhat hypocritical after the crash by not going to the ER in an ambulance. After we put on the Cycling First Aid class earlier this year, we made it clear that the injured person should not wave off an ambulance if "first responders" feel that you "need it." I did feel well enough to get a ride, but as my hip injury left me painfully immobilized, I should have been told to get an ambulance. Lesson learned, I am sorry.

New jerseys

Now that most of us have gotten our jerseys and had a chance to try them on....

If you ordered a medium fondo and it's a little tighter than you like and would like to swap for a medium sport let me know.


Sunday, July 13, 2014

July Newsletter

We have issued the July Newsletter to 136 members.  While examining my copy, I noticed the link to Bruce's fine article with photos about the Blind Bikers' Ride isn't working.  Never fear!  Click Here. (http://goo.gl/VUsdy9)
If you didn't receive your copy of the newsletter click here to read it on-line. http://goo.gl/vjprqM

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

FOGBEE Community Involvement Works!

Free webinars on Creating Great Communities
through Public Involvement

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) is pleased to announce two new free webinars in its Livable Communities Webinar Series:

Creating Great Communities through Public Involvement: Organizational Models for Public Involvement
Thursday, July 3, 2014
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Creating Great Communities through Public Involvement: How to Create and Run Effective Advisory and Advocacy Groups
Thursday, July 17, 2014
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time

To register: 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Trek Demo Day This Sunday at Lock 4 in Gallatin

We have a fantastic event planned for this upcoming Sunday for our friends at the Lock 4 Park in Gallatin. From 10-2, Trek Bikes will have a fleet of bikes available for our riding friends to test ride. Trek will be bringing smooth and fast road bikes like the race inspired Madone and the super comfortable endurance designed Domane as well as their super fast, nimble Superfly hardtail and full suspension race bike and the brand new Fuel EX 650B trail bike with automotive race giant Penske designed RE:ACTIV suspension. Other great Trek bikes that will be available for riding are the Fuel EX 29, Remedy 29, Remedy 650, Stache, Lush 29, and the Carbon Cali. Remember to bring your credit card and your state issued ID to ride these bikes and see what makes Trek stand out from the crowd with their award winning road and mountain bikes!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Nashville Kids' Triathlon

. . I appreciate Charlene providing Allen, Curtis, Jason, and me the opportunity to be Lead Bicyclists at this year's Nashville Kids' Triathlon.  She said there were 600 kids participating. Unlike the H'ville version, we got to ride with the athletes. It was great fun and these kids ride about my speed.
. . One of the most impressive things that I enjoyed was riding along side of a little girl who probably wasn't much taller than three feet.  She did all six miles of the bike course on tiny bike with training wheels and 12-inch wheels, the kind you see at Walmart.  She got tired toward the end of the course, but had no intention on quitting and finished (not in last position).
. . Also, congratulations to Michelle and Denise who finished FIRST in their age group of the women's triathlon.  Allen and I let Curtis and Jason, lead the ladies Tri.  We knew we weren't about to keep up with the first couple of speedsters who burnt up the course.  Allen and I just rode along and "observed."

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

It's the American Way....it rains then we Spin 6:30 pm tonight at YMCA!


Hot Weather Riding

I found this resource recently concerning cycling in hot weather. With all the charity rides and centuries (read 'all-day rides' for some of us) coming up this summer, you will find some good advice here. Applies to runners too, except maybe the part about eating on the fly.


Sunday, June 8, 2014

24th Annual HOT 100 RIDE

. . Join us for the 24th Annual HOT 100 RIDE - - - not Race! There are four routes for all levels of cyclists from the 15 mile family ride to the HOT 100 Century with over 6000 ft of elevation gain.There will be GREAT rest stops every 15-20 miles on all the routes.Post ride meal provided by the Lascassas Baptist Church.
HOT 100 Jersey Orders
. . We will be taking jersey orders until Midnight of June 12 - so order now if you want this one of a kind HOT 100 bike jersey. The jersey is made by Primal Wear. Cost of the jersey is only $65. Jersey is full zip, short sleeve only. Men and Womens sizes - see fit guide here: http://www.primalwear.com/t-fitguide.aspx
. . On line registration fee increases to $45 on August 20. Online registration closes on August 21 at midnight.You must pre-register before August 21 to be guaranteed a t-shirt - we will not order shirts on the day of as we have in the past.
. . Routes will be sent to you in your confirmation email.
$40 for 100, 66, 33 mile routes. 15 mile is Free.

Sarah Lovett
President, Murfreesboro Bike Club

June Newsletter Issued

We have issued the June Newsletter on Sunday 6/8/14.  If you didn't receive a copy Click Here.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Desperately Seeking Fogbees

Thanks for adding my need for Volunteers for the Nashville Kid's Triathlon June 14th to the Fogbee Newsletter back in May. I haven't gotten any Volunteer registrations yet, but I suspect it's because the "Big Hill Challenge" is the same day. In the event that there happen to be a few Fogbee's are are opting not to do that ride, or there are spouses who aren't going…would you mind giving the Volunteer request one more push this week?

I would LOVE to have 6 Fogbee's ride the bike course like the past few years. If I can't have Fogbee's this year… :( I'll have to ask another group and I really don't want to ask another group, because I REALLY like the Fogbee's. :)

I would LOVE to have 6 Fogbee's committed by this Friday to ride the bike course during the Nashville Kid's Triathlon at Centennial Park, Saturday morning, June 14, 6am-Noon.

Charlene Alcorn

I just volunteered.  Charlene needs FIVE more FOGBEESHow about joining me. Tom_E

Jack and Back, October 4th and 5th, 2014

For those that plan on riding the Jack and Back and have never ridden before, registration is free with the following code:  rookierider

For those that have ridden before and are planning on doing so again this year, the registration price increases from $35 to $45 on Saturday, June 7th.

Hope we get a big turn out this year.

Mike Knake

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Anyone interested in 90-100 mi ride this Saturday?

Hey all! I'm hoping to get in 90-100 miles this Saturday and would love to have some company! Route and pace flexible but if I want to be able to drive home, I probably will say max 17 mph average :)  Likely option is to add on to whatever route is posted for this Saturday so feel free to propose any length loop of adding on you want, and I'll figure out my rest. Thanks!

P.S. Daniel is probably looking to do 90-100 miles too but he goes hare speed so I can't keep up with him but if anyone's interested in going fast, he will be looking for company too :)

Sarah Swale

Monday, June 2, 2014

Fall Foliage ride 2014 to Red Boiling Springs, October 18, 2014

My toes are hardly thawed from this miserably cold winter and folks are already asking about the Fall Ride. That's a good thing.  Saturday  I polled the people sitting around me and came up with the date of October 18, 2014. That date is good with Armour's Hotel, our hosts supreme. The mere mention of going someplace different almost got me tossed out of the van.
Route and accomodations will be similar to years past, hopefully without last year's rain. More details in August but wanted to get the date set with us and with Armour's.
Please comment if the date conflicts with something off my radar. 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Great Event

The Chateau Ross Ride was truly a great event in past FOGBEE style.  If you missed it, consider this quote from Doug Depew,
"This has got to be one of the best FOGBEE one-day outings ever.  When can we do it again?"
It was a great route, even with a Tasty Freeze stop in Franklin. Every body started together, and almost everyone finished together, even though the trails may have varied.  The wine was very unusual for Tennessee -- it was good.  Dollies were stacked with cases of bottles purchased by those who agreed with this critique.  Lunch was good and enjoyed in the home of our hosts.  It is hard to imagine how this event could be better.  We even got back and had our winery tour  before the sky opened.

Thanks Mike.  Just can't wait to see how you top this event. You're on a roll.

Big Hill Challenge

Join us for the 2014 Big Hill Challenge
, Watertown, TN on Saturday June 14th. Four different routes (fitness, 1/2 metric, metric and century) will take you by beautiful farmland and through historic towns and sleepy countryside. BHC is supported with fully supplied rest stops, fully supported SAG, Marshalls at strategic points and communication by our local ARC. Showers and lunch are provided at the end of your ride.

Where: Watertown High/Middle School,
515 W. Main Street, Watertown, TN
Start: 7am in the Public Square
Fee: $30 until June 9. $40 June 10 to ride day.
Onsite registrations begins at 6am.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Harpeth River Ride

Harpeth River Ride - Saturday, June 21, 2014 -7:00 a.m. Start

The early bird will be flying soon and that means time is running out to save $$ on your Harpeth River Ride registration!   This year’s ride promises to be another epic cycling experience with four great, new routes (100, 62, 45 & 23 miles), fantastic rest stops, top-notch SAG, and guest rider Levi Leipheimer! The $45 registration fee ends midnight June 6. Don’t miss the opportunity to save – REGISTER NOW

Franklin, TN
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Friday, May 30, 2014

Saturday, May 31st Chateau Ross Wine and Lunch Ride, UPDATE

We are planning a ride from the Chateau Ross Winery on the 31st.  We will do a ride followed by lunch and a wine tasting at the winery.  The cost is $25 per person for the lunch and tasting.  If you desire, you can bring your own beer.  Non riding spouses definitely invited.

The ride will start at 9:00AM.  Below is a link to the winery with the address.

Chateau Ross Vineyard and Winery

Following the ride, Chateau Ross with have appetizers and a wine tasting for us. Following the appetizers and tasting they will serve us lasagna with salad, etc. for lunch.

Based upon the routes, I expect that we will be back to the winery around 12:30PM.  Non riding spouses can join us at that time.

We need to know ASAP if you are interested so the winery can start getting ready for us.  Please post your intentions.

See you Saturday,
Mike Knake

PS you are welcome to come ride with us even if you don't stay for the tasting or lunch.

52 Mile Route

45 Mile Route

Jack and Back 2014

If you are planning on doing the Jack and Back this year and have not signed up yet, the registration fee increases from $35 to $45 on Saturday June 7th.   I believe Dave Miley may have a discount code for Jack and Back Rookies that may reduce the fee.

This is a great ride!

Mike Knake

Thursday, May 29, 2014

is theBig Hill Challenge scary, well then,,Volunteers needed June 14th

Nashville Kid's Triathlon, Location: Centennial Park
Date: Saturday, June 14th, Time: 6am-Noon
  • Need: 6-8 FOGBEE's on bikes to ride the course continuosly to help keep kids safe. Need many more Volunteers to stand at various spots on the bike and/or run course to cheer, encourage and keep the kids moving along.
  • Perks: Volunteer T-shirt, snack bag and lots of warm fuzzies.
  • Register to Volunteer here: http://www.nashvillekidstriathlon.com/volunteers.html
Be sure to type: FOGBEE in the groups field when you register.
Charlene Alcorn, National Volunteer Coordinator
Kid's Triathlon, Inc.

Smoky Mountain Wheelman Century

I found this ride online earlier in the year. It is in East Tennessee around the time the Fall colors will be pretty. I want to do the century route. Last year while riding the Dancing Bear ride in April, some of us met some locals at the bike shop in Maryville. While home recently, I asked about this ride and it was highly recommended. I'm not aware of any local rides the weekend of October 11 and would love to have some fellow Fogbees join in for this one. Check it out!


Friday, May 23, 2014

The Right Clothes for your First Century

DTI, our most aged veteran competitive bicyclist, wants to be sure newbees were dressed properly for this weekend's Clarksville Century.  One small note contrary to the video, however, the chamois is not a substitute for "Depends."

Pilot Safety Program on Natchez Trace

The Natchez Trace Parkway Association is working with Adventure Cycling Association and NPS to develop a pilot  cycling safety program for national parks (that will also have carryover benefits for urban areas).  One of the first two test sites will be between Leiper's Fork and Nashville.   The second will be in Tupelo.   ACA signed an agreement with NPS to become its cycling partner for national parks, and they selected the parkway for the first pilot program.  We are hopeful that this program will direct a lot of resources and attention to cycling on the parkway, in addition to developing programs to make cycling safer everywhere.   One idea is to develop a sharrows ("Bikes may use entire lanes")  to improve awareness and then to test the effectiveness.  Focus group sessions will be developed as part of this pilot program for cyclists and motorists to provide feedback and help find some solutions.     If successful, the work we put into this program here in Tennessee as well as Mississippi and Alabama will help save cyclists' lives across the country in both park and non-park settings.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


WOW-what a great responses!  We received 100 orders for jerseys.  We placed the order to LG today.   We have sent our art work in to them. They will input it into their system and send us back rendering along with cloth samples with our selected colors on them for us to review.  Once we approve the final art work, they will start production.   Hopefully production will start in 2 weeks. We should have jerseys sometime in the first half of July.

Will keep you posted on the blog.

Thanks for all your support,

Mike, Dave, Gary and Doug

Great Response from the City

We often hear how slow the City responds to requests.  I would like to share a recent exchange between Miley and the City that's worth acknowledging.  He was concerned about blockage of the shoulder that we use for bike travel.

From: david miley: 5/21/14 Subject: RE: Shoulder Obstruction on West Main Street
Wow. That was fast. Thank you very much for the quick response and having the changes made so quickly.

David, We are working with Speedway’s engineer to get all  concerns addressed before Speedway can open. We will look into your concern about the curb, also. Thank you for bring it to our attention.
Sincerely, Jerry Horton

From: david miley: 5/15/14 To: City Staff Cc: Tom Evans; David Hardin; Bruce Day
Subject: Re: Shoulder Obstruction on West Main Street
I later noticed a second area at the site , closer to the Rockland intersection, where the shoulder has been removed and replaced by a curb defining an entrance lane to the site. Photo attached.

Friday, May 16, 2014


We have had a great response to the new FOGBEE jersey design.  Orders are now up to 94. Orders have far exceeded our expectations.  We greatly appreciate the support that we have received. 

We will be at Sam's following the ride on Saturday for those that still need to make payment for their jersey. We hope to finish our ride by 12:00.  Byron Smith and I will be there to receive your payment.

RAIN OR SHINE, RIDE OR NOT,  WE WILL BE AT SAM'S ON SATURDAY in order for you to make payment for the jerseys. If ride is canceled, we will be there at 11:00.   You can write checks out to Mike Knake.

If you can't make it for some reason on Saturday, text me at 615-714-3947 and we can make alternate arrangements.  We plan on sending the order in on Monday. So, we need to wrap this up by Sunday.
Thanks for all your support for the new jersey design.

See you on the road,

Mike, Doug, Dave and Gary

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

US-31 E / W. Main St. Shoulder Obstruction

Once again, a new convenience store has obstructed the shoulder on Main Street. This time at West Main and Rockland. The raised-curb fixture comes all the way out to the traffic lane. I'm contacting the City to voice my objection and ask if this complies with codes and regulations and was approved. Does anyone know if this is a violation?

Adventure Cycling Association Meeting with Jim Sayers

If you want to attend the FREE Adventure Cycling meeting on May 15'th at the OASIS Bike Workshop, please send your RSVP to Beth Petersen bpetersen@adventurecycling.com no later than today (May 13).

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Fogbee Spirit at Vol. State Cycling Classic makes the news...

May Newsletter

. . On Sunday 5/11/14, we issued the May Newsletter.  If you didn't receive a copy, you can view it by clicking here.  In it we have included a link to the YouTube version of our 2014 Spring Ride.  This almost silent version will be used as the backdrop for the Adventure Cycling Meeting at the Oasis Bike Workshop this Thursday. 
. . It's not too late to register to attend this FREE meeting with Jim Sayers, Executive Director of ACA.  Click Here for more details.

Saturday, May 10, 2014


We have had a great response to the new jersey design with 69 jerseys ordered so far.  To get a new order will take 24 Jerseys minimum and you will miss out on volume pricing.  Forget the Regret and Order now!

We will have the fit kits at Sams Sports Bar TODAY Saturday at NOON for anyone still interested in placing an order.

TODAY  will be the last day to place orders!!

Next week, we will contact LG to determine what the final cost of the jerseys will be.  Once we have determined the cost, we will post a comment to the blog and will immediately need to collect everyones money before we  can place the order.

Keep an eye on the blog.

We a greatly appreciate your response to jerseys,

Mike, Doug, Gary and Dave

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Interested in Bike Touring?

Last week's great turnout for the USBR 23 introduced some of you to multi day touring and demostrated one does not need to go to some foreign land like Napa Valley to experience another culture. In May we have a chance to visit with the Executive Director of the organization most involved in cycle touring in the USA. Below is his invitation.
  Adventure Cycling Association

Join Adventure Cycling Association, Bike Walk Tennessee, and Oasis Bike Workshop for a special gathering at Oasis Bike Workshop in downtown Nashville on Thursday, May 15, with Adventure Cycling Executive Director Jim Sayer. Jim will be in town to keynote the Tennessee Bike Summit. At the Thursday evening event, enjoy snacks and libations, meet kindred cycling spirits, and learn the latest about bike travel and cycling advocacy in North America — including Adventure Cycling's work on a new Bicycle Route 66, the brand new Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route, and the U.S. Bicycle Route System.

New Details on the Vol State Classic Next Weekend

Saturday May 3rd Gallatin Tn will be experiencing a brand new cycling event sponsored and organized by Volunteer State Community College. This ride's proceeds will go to benefit the Vol State College Foundation which provides scholarships for those who might not be able to obtain a college education.

This ride, which has routes of 63 miles,  32 miles and 15 miles, will be generously supported with multiple rest stops and SAG vehicles. There will be a BBQ post ride meal with live music and beverages(yes, that includes beer) after the ride and participants are encouraged to stick around for the TCCAA Conference baseball tournament Saturday afternoon which tickets are included in admission to the ride. 

The metric ride starts at 8:00 with registration opening at  6:30 at the Picket Field House on campus.

We know that a lot of Harpeth Bike Club members make 3 State 3 Mountain a priority for their ride season but with the possibility of bad weather(an almost certainty every year in Chattanooga), it would be fantastic if riders would consider this brand new event as an alternative if the weather turns bad.

You can get more information on this great ride by going to the

Channel 5 News and USBR23

Channel 5 News will show at 6PM tonight (Wednesday) our USBR23 Spring Tour.  They filmed the start of our ride from Kentucky on last Thursday.

Click here for the article that appeared in the White House Connection 

NewsChannel5.com | Nashville News, Weather

Finally, view HUNDREDS of pictures we took on the ride on the FOGBEE Shutterfly Account.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

A Great ride with The Fogbees!

USB 23 Ride

Thank you Dave and Bruce for putting on a great rid through some of the most beautiful countryside. It is obvious that you guys put a lot of effort into this.

Hope we get to do it again.

Mike knake

Thursday, April 24, 2014

USBR23 Spring Tour and the Fogbees

I was off work today so a Bikers Choice teammate(Josh Cook) and I decided to head up to Kentucky via Graffiti Road and then meet up with the Spring Tour group as they headed out on their weekend adventure. We missed the start but managed to catch up with them a few miles down the road. The Fogbees had by far the largest percentage of riders in the 25ish person group and the ride had perfect weather and a nice, safe route to ride. I stayed with them for 15 or so miles and had a great time talking with old and new friends.

If you haven't made any plans for riding this weekend and want to try something a little different, I would really recommend joining this group, meeting some new riders from outside our area, and take in some scenery in Tennessee that you most likely haven't ridden before. The group's pace is social/touring with many stops where you can get food and water as well as take in scenery.

Tomorrow's start will be in downtown Nashville and they will be riding out to the Henry Horton Inn. There will also be a longer distance ride on Saturday at a similar pace as well as a ride on Sunday so get out and give tour riding a try if you haven't done it before!


The fit kits for the new jerseys are in.  We will have them at Brixx tonight before, during and following the ride for you try them on for fit and to place your order.

We will have them for the next couple of weeks and will have them available for you to try on a later dates, as well.  Watch the blog for additional Fitting Dates. 

Mike, Doug, Gary and Dave

Spring Tour FINAL Advisory

. . The Final Advisory newsletter issued to all participants has all the information everyone needs for the USBR23 Spring Tour.  Here is the link to it again http://eepurl.com/SHwsL so everyone print and/or download its content.
. . Watch for your club on Channel 5 TV.  There's a rumor that they might meet the group somewhere along the ride on Thursday.  So everyone be in uniform.  City and other government officials have been notified of and are welcoming the group as they pass through their communities.  Our thanks for this great adventure go to Ride Coordinator David Shumaker who has done an exceptional job pulling all of this activity together.
. . Please welcome our out-of-town guests doing the entire six days: Pat Gleason, a regular on the Aussie Bob tours, and Ann and Ben Cowan from Bristol TN.  Both have crisscrossed America several times on bicycles and will be joining the Grand Tetons/Yellowstone National Park Tour this September. We also welcome our friends from Walk/Bike Nashville who make up about half the group on the ride.  Our BIG party for about 40 to 50 people will be dinner on Friday evening at Henry Horton State Park.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Recreational/Touring Clubs

Here is how Active.com grades a "good" club.  How'd we do?

Clubs should try to promote fun rides and tours. Here are some ways you can identify a club that's doing it right.
1. Good clubs offer a full schedule of weekend rides and occasional longer tours.
2. Good clubs grade rides in terms of distance, speed and ability so that newcomers don't accidentally bite off more than they can chew. One sure sign of a poor club is when a ride rated "easy" turns into a race as the leader shows off his fitness and power.
3. Good clubs have rides that encourage participation from everyone. They sometimes sponsor low-key time trials (safe races against the clock) and encourage everyone to participate, regardless of fitness or skill.
4. Good clubs have social gatherings like potlucks or "restaurant rides" that bring people together off the bike.
5. Good clubs are active in politics. They support local and state bicycle advocacy organizations. They often are the force behind bicycle path construction, traffic ordinances that favor cyclists, and campaigns urging residents to reduce air pollution by commuting to work by bike.
6. Good clubs sponsor a major yearly event, such as a century ride. These rides are well organized, safe and promoted to the regional cycling community. Shorter distances will be included to welcome everyone, not just enthusiasts.
7. Good clubs regularly publish a newsletter to keep members motivated and updated on rides and other events.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Bike Month

Bike Month (May) is almost here and we'd love to have your help spreading the word on a couple of key events/activities.
  • Bike Month Events
    : Walk Bike Nashville is organizing an bike event calendar for the month. If you're hosting any rides or bike events in May make sure you create an account and list them on the city wide calendar. It's a great way to get new riders for your events and to also show Nashville how active the cycling community is.
  • National Bike Challenge:
    Walk Bike Nashville is the local chapter for the National Bike Challenge (May-September) and we'd love to see how many miles Nashville can log and where we stack up against the other cities in Tennessee (we also really need to make sure we beat Memphis and Knoxville!) It's free to sign up so make sure you and everyone you know logs their miles.
  • Bike to Work Day: National Bike to work day is May 16. We'll be organizing rides around town to converge on Public Square at 7:45am. Mayor Dean will be speaking and we'll have coffee and breakfast for all riders. We also really need ride leaders! If you live along any of the routes and would like to help lead groups into town please email Liz (liz@walkbikenashville.org)
  • Tour de Nash: The tenth annual Tour de Nash is May 17. It's going to be a blast and all proceeds go towards supporting Walk Bike Nashville's work.
  • TN Bike Summit
    : May 14-16 in Nashville. People from across the state and country will be coming to Nashville to discuss making Tennessee more bike-friendly. Register today! And if you're interested in volunteering and seeing some of the workshops for free, let Nora Kern (nora@walkbikenashivlle.org) know ASAP! Volunteers get free entry, but space is limited.
  • The Big Payback
    !  If you like the work that Walk Bike Nashville does around town and want to help support us, help us out on the Big Payback,  a community-wide, online giving day hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee on May 6. This charitable giving day will help our organization raise much-needed unrestricted dollars and celebrate the good work of all Middle Tennessee nonprofits. 
Let us know if you have any questions! We hope to see you at some (or all) of the events!

Nora Kern
Program Coordinator
c: (615) 2601988


The finishing touches on the new FOGBEE jersey are being completed. LG has sent us three fit kits for the jerseys.  They were mailed to us today and are expected no later than Thursday of this week.  Once they are in, we will have several opportunities over the course of the next couple of weeks for you try on the sample jerseys for a proper fit.  They are sending us 3 kits, a women's kit, a pro kit and a sport fit kit (also known as club or relaxed fit).  The final cost of the jerseys will be based upon the number and type of jerseys that we order.

We would like to have orders placed by the May 12th.  Once the order is placed, it will take 4 to 6 weeks for production to be completed and the jerseys shipped to us.

Watch the blog to for dates as to when we will have fittings.  We hope to have our first fitting this coming Thursday night at Brixx.  A ride will be posted for Thursday, but Doug, Gary and I are not riding.  We will be at Brixx with the jerseys so anyone who wants to can try one on and place an order.

We are very excited about the new jerseys and have had a lot of good feed back on them.  Hope you all will apprecaite them as much as we do, not that we aren't biased or anything. 

Mike, Doug, Gary and Dave

Stones River Ranger Guided Bike Tours Started April 5th

For those Fogbee members who are history buffs, the Stones River National Battlefield is offering ranger guided bike tours every Saturday throughout the summer. This is a great opportunity to learn some of our areas history through the Civil War as well as lowering your carbon footprint by riding your bicycle. This event is very family friendly and lasts about an hour and a half long.

If the group would like to make it a Fogbee event, I would be willing to get it set up with the park rangers. You can check out the information on this at the link below.


Nashville Hostel - Our First Stop

Dear Fogbee Bike Group,
Thank you for choosing to stay in Nashville Downtown Hostel for the 1st night of your wonderful adventure.  We are excited to host your group.
I want to double check the booking that I have for your group.  Those staying in our facility please send me an email with your room description and I'll reply back with the confirmation.

We've posted a new hostel introduction video on Youtube.  Please share  with friends.

Cheers, Ron