Monday, June 29, 2015

Weekday Rides

Tuesday from Shelby Bottoms nature center at 9:00 AM
Wednesday from White House Greenway Trailhead next to Animal Clinic on 31W ( same as We'd. nite Ride)

See Facebook page for more details.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Public Meeting for Harpeth River State Park

You're Invited!
                                          Harpeth River State Park Public Meeting
                                                            Tuesday, June 30th  
Leaders from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation will be conducting a public meeting for Harpeth River State Park on Tuesday, June 30th to gather input and discuss the current business and management plan for the park.
The event will begin at 5:30 pm with an open house and reception to meet park staff. The public hearing portion will begin at 6pm and will last approximately one hour.
Who: Park Manager, Gary Patterson, members from Tennessee State parks staff, local city and county business leaders.
What: Public Input Meeting
When: Tuesday, June 30th from 5:30pm-7:30pm
Where: Pegram Community Club
               453 Thompson Road
               Pegram, TN   37143 
No RSVP Needed, we hope to see you there!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Two FOGBEES maintained our traditional participation in the Harpeth River Ride version 2015.
In some ways the ride has lost a little luster, but once you get past the details, we had a great time. The incoming front drove out the rain by the time we were on the road and the peleton was thirty percent less than in years past. Atypical lower temps, thanks to the cloud coverage and westerly winds, made for a comfortable ride for fat old guys, Doug and Phil.

Pull Tight is still a rush, the pastoral scenery a nice variation of our own, and the post ride at
Drakes Pub was the piece de resistance.  FOGBEES forever !

Friday, June 19, 2015

Chattanoog Weekend Trip - Update -The Trip Is One Week Away.

June 26th is quickly coming up

A lot of people will be arriving during the afternoon on Friday.   We usually meet up somewhere for dinner and drinks on Friday night.  I suggest the World of Beer.  Besides a great beer selection, they have great food.  Sherry and I won't be able to get there before 8:00PM EST.   So don't feel like you have to wait for us to eat dinner. 

You can e mail for a list of participants and phone #s so that you can contact each other when you get in town Friday to make plans for Friday evening.  Just let Sherry and I know what your plans are.

DINNER SATURDAY NIGHT:  We have a reservation at the Big River Grille Downtown at 7:00PM. 

For non riders, there is a list below with links for things to do in the Chattanooga area.

Link for the hotel:
Phone #:  423-266-4121

We have 14 riders going so far and 9 spouses:

 I have been working on the routes and this is what I have come up with.  Bruce provide me a book of great routes, one of which partially followed the ironman trail.  I have combined the 2 to come up with a more scenic route. 

58 Mile Route

71 Mile Route

Link to where we will have lunch and a beer on the ride:

Link to Mountain Home Country Store at historic Mountain Home Farms (long route only)

Points of Interest in Chattanooga
Bluffview Art District
World of Beer
The Tennessee Aquarium
The Shoppes at Warehouse Row
DeBarge Vineyards and Winery

Tuesday, June 16, 2015


As info, the preeminent road race started today with the solo racers leaving Oceanside, CA. Relay and teams will leave in following days. This is not some frou-frou little stage race in France but  a nonstop Race Across the America continent. You can pick your favorite riders and follow them for the next 9 to 15 days at the following websites.

RAAM Website for Info

Ride Farther for Real Time Tracking

Enjoy ;-)


Several FOGBEES have registered for this ride. I will be traveling to Franklin for early packet pickup. If you want me to pick yours up let me know and give me your registration ticket by Thursday.  Tentative distribution Friday at Sams. You can post here or call 615-431-9821.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Website Rebuild

      Over the last couple of weeks we have rebuilt the FOGBEE website to be smart-phone centric.  We expect the primary way members will want to access the information on our website is from their phones.  The previous desktop format is just too difficult to read on a 5-inch screen.  We will not take-down the desktop version, we just won't be updating it.
     We have also added the Weekday Ride FACEBOOK group to the tabs across the top of the blog.You will need a FACEBOOK account and login to access it.
     Along with this update we have added a TELEPHONE LIST which shows member cellphone numbers and emergency numbers.  It is sorted by the member's first name since that is how most of us know each other.  It is legible on your cell phone.  Look for it by going to the FOGBEE blog on your cell phone.  Click the Home (in upper left), select the WEBSITE radio button, then scroll down to the About Us section.  Under it you will see Telephone Numbers.  Click on that and voila. Best to test this out before you're on the road and need this info in a hurry.  I did not add the Sumner County Sheriff's number to this list because everyone should already have that number programmed into their phones.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Jersesy, Vests and Bibbs Order

We are ready to place the order for the Jerseys, Vests and Bibs.   We will need to collect the money over the course of the next week.  I will be available at each ride to collect your money.

Jersey cost = $51
Vest Cost = $79
Bibs Cost = $125

Once we place the order, LG will do the art work on the bibs for us to review.

Thanks, Mike

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

TDOT’s Multimodal Access Policy

     TDOT is currently in the process of developing a Multimodal Access Policy to ensure that the needs of  all roadway users (including but not limited to motorists, transit-riders, freight-carriers, bicyclists and pedestrians) are considered during  project planning and design.  Following adoption of the Multimodal Access Policy, TDOT will develop a Multimodal Access Implementation Plan, Design Guidelines, and training for internal and external partners.
    Below is a link to a draft copy of TDOT’s Multimodal Access Policy.  This policy, when in effect, will replace TDOT’s 2010 Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodation Policy.  Please review the attached draft policy and provide any comments to me by COB June 22, 2015.

Jessica L. Wilson, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator
Division of Multimodal Transportation Resources - TDOT, (615) 741-5025