CHRISTMAS LIGHTS RIDE

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS RIDE
2016

Start Time 5:30pm On The Red Nose


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    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 décor 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.  


   We will ride the same route as last year.  The Police would like to have a participant count, so I am requesting that you post here, or email me at cleaderdad@aol.com with your commitment, and headcount.  I will be in contact with all participants via the blog and email with final route and ride arrangements.

   THE RIDE WILL START EXACTLY AT 5:30.  
SO DON'T BE LATE.  
HAVE WHEELS READY TO ROLL BY 5:15. 

   Our Charity again this year is Hendersonville Police Department SANTA COP.  Please consider purchasing an unwrapped Toy or Toys for a child 0 to 12 years old.  Deliver your toy to Gary Williams office at 145 Maple Row Blvd. 

    Immediately following the ride, we will have our annual FOGBEE CHRISTMAS PARTY and Bluegrass Bar and Grille.  Family is invited as well to the Christamas Party, whether they ride or not. 

     If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at the email above or text me at 615-714-3947. 

 Santa and Buddy the Elf


2015

Dec 12'th Christmas Light Ride 5:30 PM
7th year for this ride and it is a lot of fun.   
Hendersonville Santa Cop
sponsored by the Hendersonville Police Department
Please purchase and contribute one or more unwrapped 
Toys for Children 12 and under

You don't have to be a FOGBEE or bring a toy to join our Christmas Ride.  If you have a bike, you are invited.

There are NO FEES to participate
All riders are co-participants, meaning  
everyone is personally responsible for his or her own safety 
and may join or leave along the route. 

Brighten Christmas for a kid who likely to receive nothing, 
bring a unwrapped toy to Gary's office before Dec 14'th.  
145 Maple Row, Hendersonville
You can even donate if you don't plan to ride.

FOGBEE Ride is again part of
Hendersonville's Holiday Fest

Start at 5:30PM in the old Walmart Shopping center 
in front of the Blue Grass Bar and Grill

CLICK HERE FOR ROUTE AND CUE SHEET

PDF Download - https://goo.gl/wrBGMw
Post-Ride Christmas Party
Casa Vieja

LIGHT A WHEEL




2014

Dec 6th Christmas Light Ride

Toys for Tots, Tweens, and Teens 
sponsored by the Sumner County Juvenile Court


FOGBEE Ride is again part of
Hendersonville's Holiday Fest

Start at 5:30PM in the old Walmart Shopping center 
in front of the Blue Grass Bar and Grill

CLICK HERE FOR ROUTE AND CUE SHEET

Post-Ride Christmas Party
Blue Grass Bar & Grill


2013
Dec 14th Christmas Light Ride

Toys for Tots and Tweens 

Start at 5PM in the old Walmart Shopping center 
in front of the Blue Grass Bar and Grill

CLICK HERE FOR ROUTE AND CUE SHEET

 
Post-Ride Party  - Blue Grass Bar & Grill.
 

2012
Dec 15th Christmas Light Ride

Toys for Tots and Tweens 

Story in The Hendersonville Star News 
Start/stop in the parking lot of the old KMart.

Post-Ride Christmas Party
 Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the town
Not a bicyclist was riding, snow had come down
The toys were piled by the tree with much care,
In hopes of Gary that more would be there.


The FOGBEES were planning with thoughts of a ride,
With lights on their bikes, they weren’t going to hide.
And Phil dressed as Frostie, and Bruce as an elf,
They formed a long line with Santa himself.


When out on the road there arose such a clatter,
Motorists stopped to see what was the matter.
Along each car window little faces did appear,
Some even thought they were seeing reindeer
.

The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow,
Gave lustre of mid-day to bicycles below.
When, what to a wandering eye should appear,
But a long line of FOGBEEs riding without fear.


With many old pedalers, so lively, but some sickly,
All knew in a moment, it must be a FOGBEE.
More slower than turtles intensely they came,
Their leader whistled, and shouted, and called them by name.


Now Ronnie, now David, now Phil, now Bruce and Gary,
On Bobbie, on Eddie, on Annie and Sherry.
To the road by the Walmart, to every store in the mall,
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all.

 




What a SUPER GREAT job the Fogbees did for the Toys for Tots, Tweens and Teens Christmas gift program. Just really unbelievable how many of you took the time to make a child's Christmas happy and magical just like when we were children. Our generosity impacted on the lives of  NINE children and their families. We gave a total of FIVE bicycles to the program. Ms. Eula Vaughn, the Program Director, was so grateful for our contribution. It was so much fun and I enjoyed taking part of the day off to deliver the toys to Gallatin. . . .Gary


2011
We filled up a whole room full of gifts! 

In 2011 Fogbees contributed toys for six children 
having no real Christmas. 
  
  Bruce

Gary



2010

HUGELY POPULAR with Hendersonville residents.  
We have decided to make this an annual event.
CLICK HERE for 2010 Slide Show