Thursday, May 25, 2017

Nashville's First Slow Ride for Seniors

Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 10:00 AM

This ride is part of Bike Month in May and is a tribute to those bicyclists that have defied the odds to continue pedaling past the age of senility.


Now designated as a Walk Bike Nashville Featured Ride!

Minimum age for this ride is 50 years of age and maximum is 105. You must show a Medicare card or other identification (AARP card will suffice). If you are younger than 50 and are accompanied by a senior then you will be allowed to ride. If you have bought a beer in the recent past for someone over 50 that is an acceptable qualification.

It should not be necessary to say this will be one damn slow ride. 

The current plan (always subject to change if we forget something) is to 
  • leave from the East side of the Seigenthaler Shelby Street Bridge, 
  • ride out to Metro Center and circle back for lunch at Nashville Farmers Market
  • We will then take a nap on the grass in Bicentennial Mall
  • Depends will be distributed to those in need along with prune juice. 
  • The group may decide to take a side tour to Antique Archaeology in Marathon Village.
  • We will return to the Eastside (the superior part of Nashville) and will decide if medical care is needed for any participants.
Helmets required. Some really neat commemorative t-shirts (featuring the turtles on a tandem) will be available for $5.



Carey Rogers

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Upcoming Organized Rides

Two upcoming rides.  

Shaker Village Ride   June 3rd  -$25 registration fee

Note whose photos are on the registration page for the Shaker Village Ride and on the BGLOB Facebook page.  GO SHORT!!!

Clarksville Rotary CRAM  May 27th  -  Register on line for $40 till 5/25/17

See you on the road. 

Mike Knake

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Memphis in June Update

if you are interested in going and have not made your reservation yet there are only a couple of rooms left.  You have till the 19th.

See the post below for contact and reservation info.

See you on the road

Mike

Friday, May 12, 2017

Cap N Gown Post Ride Recovery-Fit Kit Try On

We will have our post ride recovery at Bluegrass Bar and Grille.

I will have the fit kits at the ride and at Bluegrass.  This will be the last time to try on kits before they need to be returned to LG.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Memphis in June Trip, June 9th and 10th

We are all set to go for our hotel reservations for you Memphis in June Trip.
on June 9th and 10th

We have a block of rooms reserved at the Double Tree Downtown Memphis.  The room rate is $149 and parking is $20 per night. The number is 901-528-1800 or you can go on line and reserve your room.

If you call to make your reservation, please make sure you let them know you are with the FOGBEES.   If you go on line to reserve your room, the code for our group is FOG.

On Friday night, we can get together at the Flying Saucer, which is just around the corner from the hotel.  On Saturday night, we will have dinner at the Rendezvous.    Option of hitting Beale St on one or both nights.

Change of plans on the routes.  I found some really nice routes heading north from downtown that follow the river, go through some nice parks and through pretty country.

You have till May 19th to make your reservation.

We cannot cancel out as a group. So, this trip is on rain or shine.   If an individual room has to cancel, you have up to 72 hours prior to date of arrival to cancel your room.

Please let me know when you have made your reservation so that I can confirm with the hotel that they have all of our reservations assigned to the FOGBEE account.

See you on the road,

Mike and Sherry

For information on the optional ride from Memphis to Hendersonville 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Jersey Order-Fit Kits

Last week to try on fit kit jerseys and bibbs.

If you are interested in ordering a jersey or bibbs, I will have the fits kits after the rides this week.  I will need to return them after Saturday's ride.

We have to get a minimum of 6 of any one style for men and 4 of any one style for women.  Depending upon the demand, you may need to make choice 1 of one style and choice 2 of another so that we can fill an order.

If you are interested in the ALE Fogbee style jersey, you can order at the below link.  I believe it requires a minimum order of 10.  These run very small.  So, you really need to try one on to see what size you need.  I ordered a XXL and it is very tight on me when I normally where a L.

 Alebikewear.com

If you ordered a jersey last time from ALE and you want another one just log into your account and click on the FOGBEES TEAM Tab at the top.
All others follow these instructions:
FOGBEES TEAM store is on line, to register your account follow these simple steps:
1) click on this link and register the account https://www.alebikewear.com/profile/fogbees-team
2) look at your mail and confirm your registration
3) go to www.alebikewear.com and log in to your account clicking on https://www.alebikewear.com/profile
4) if you are already registered to alebikewear.com send an email to pietro@alebikewear.com we will upgrade your account to your team store.
PLEASE NOTE
• The CODE WELCOME25 is not valid for custom clothing.
• Don’t register directly to the website but use the link

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Memphis in June FOGBEE Weekend Trip - June 9th and 10th

Finally coming together.  Our annual weekend trip is planned for June 9th and 10th in Memphis.

We will be staying at the Double Tree Hotel in Downtown Memphis located at 185 Union Ave.  Room rate is $149.00 per night.  Parking is $20.00 per night.

Hopefully by Wednesday you will be able to start making your room reservations.  The contract is being finalized as I type.

Rough plan is for Friday night, have dinner and drinks at the Flying Saucer, which is just around the corner from the hotel.   Can also hit Beale St,.

Saturday night, we will have dinner at the Rendevous with option of hitting Beale St. afterwards.

Still working on the Bike Routes.

I will let you know when you can make reservations.