Monday, May 30, 2011


Saturday, June 11, 2011, Ride Start 7:00 a.m. – RAIN OR SHINE 

The Harpeth Bicycle Club and Nissan present the 16th annual Harpeth River Ride.  Long recognized as Middle Tennessee’s premier bicycling event, this year’s Harpeth River Ride builds on that tradition to bring a great day of cycling and camaraderie to riders of all skill levels.

5 Reasons You Don’t Want To Miss The Harpeth River Ride

More Tri Stuff

Thanks Lisa for being the photographer.  Tommy took pictures but hasn't posted yet.  Below is one from my friend Sarah from M'boro.  Both She and husband Steve made the podium. She is 50 and he is 60 and started doing Tri's this year.  She never swam before but took lessons this year.
Also liked her nice BIG hug as Phil & I crossed the finish.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

It's 5:00 AM What are you doing.

I am waiting for Phil V. and Tom Evans to come pick me up so we can go to the GJCC Triathlon, and meet the other 11 Fogbees doing this event. Wish us luck and in a few hours there will be 5 more Fogbees who can say they are triathletes. Will you be next?

List of Fogbees doing this event
Bob G
Tom E
Phil V
Mike Knake

Friday, May 27, 2011

Take Survey to Improve Nashville

Leslie has just "rattled my chain" again.  If you haven't completed the survey, please do so!

The Nashville Area MPO invites you to participate in a survey of area cyclists being conducted by the Nashville Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC). Nashville's BPAC is an advisory committee for the Metropolitan Government established by Mayor Karl Dean to promote and encourage safe bicycling and walking.  The results of this survey will be used to help:
-Design better bicycling facilities (bike lanes, greenways, etc.);
-Improve bike/automobile “share the road” public safety information programs.

You'll be done in less than 10 minutes -- we promise.  :)

First Annual Nashville Kids Triathlon

The First Annual Nashville Kids Triathlon is Sunday morning, June 5 at Centennial Park. It's not too late to register your child ages 5-15!
The purpose of this email is to recruit volunteers for this event. If you are available to represent The FOGBEE'S as a volunteer, go to: and register to volunteer. Volunteers are needed in the following areas: Bike, Run, Swim, Finish Line, Transition, Sponsor/Food Tent and Registration (Saturday 3-7).

The Nashville Kids Triathlon is the first kids tri in a series of four this summer. The Hendersonville HEAT Kids Tri is August 6th (put it on your calendar) and is the grand finale in the series. Kids who race all four races this summer will get a prize.

Charlene Alcorn
HEAT President

Thursday, May 26, 2011

GJCC Bike Course Preview

Anyone interested in previewing the GJCC bike course with me tomorrow around noon or 1? I'm off all day and thought it might be a good idea to see exactly where we would be riding.

Call or text me at 615-319-7525 if you're interested in going. If a lot of people want to go later, I'm game for that too.

Notes for Triathlon


Saturday, Day Before Race
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm -
Registration & packet pick-up at the GJCC
4:30 pm - Race Overview followed by Beginner Question & Answer Session; (Check at registration for meeting location) Highly recommended

Sunday, Race Day
5:45 am - 6:45 am -Packet pick-up; NO race day registration
6:45 am - Bikes must be in the transition area. Race overview in transition area.
7:00 am - Interval swim start begins by participant race number.
~10:00 am - Awards ceremony for all.

Triathlon Check List click here

Bob's list

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I'ts NOW the LAW - This Bill's for YOU!

5/15/11 Update: Governor signed the BILL
4/14/11 NOON Update: BILL CLEARS SENATE VOTE - Thanks to those that helped.
This bill is now moving through the General Assembly. HB 1007 passed the House Transportation Sub-committee today and will be heard in the full House Transportation Committee next week.  Please contact  your state representative and ask them to support the bill especially if they are on the House Transportation Committee. Ask them to become co-sponsors of the bill.

Jack and Back $20.11 registration May 25 &26

If you are going to Jack and Back or even thinking of doing it Register today. Here is the information and discount code:

Are you ready? The Jack Daniel's "Bike to Jack & Back" is only 4 months away!

In celebration of World MS Day on May 25th, will be offering a registration discount for the Jack Daniel’s “Bike to Jack & Back” Bike MS event. For two days only (May 25-26) riders will be able to enter the discount code: worldms2011 (all lowercase, one word) in order to register for only $20.11.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Tour De Cure after thoughts

Just wanted to let everyone know that the Tour in Murfreesboro on Saturday was awesome. Kudos to Mike, Sherry, Annie, Ronnie and Nancy who all did the 60+ mile ride. This was a very flat and beautiful countryside ride that I really enjoyed. We should try this as a Fogbee ride this summer.

The 2011 League of American Bicyclist Award to Tennessee

Tennessee is the Bronze Award winner in this year’s survey by the League of American Bicyclist’s for Bicycle Friendly States.  In a conversation with Jessica Wilson, Bike and Pedestrian Coordinator for Tennessee Department of Transportation, Andy Clark, President of LAB said, “We were all really impressed and excited with what you’re getting done in Tennessee; reading the application was a real bright spot, and Jeff [Peel] is a fan!.”

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Click here: Insane Downhill Bike Race In Chile

The TriSuits & Jerseys Have Arived

Please contact Bob by Phone or Email to arrange pick up of your Trisuit or Jersey.

Bob's Email

I also have 3 extra large tri suites available for those of you that missed the order dead line $78 each.

I have 2 Fogbee do rags available fo $10 each.

Economic Benefits of Greenways

Chuck Flink was the keynote speaker at this year's TN Greenways and Trails Conference held in April in M’Boro. 
Below is a link to his great PP presentation on the Economic Benefits of Greenways.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Letter from Bob Souza

Bob sent the following letter to me.  I am sharing it at his request.

Hi Tom,  I writing today in the hope that you/Fogbees might be able to help. Everyone knows me as "Bob with the 10 Kids."

Monday, May 16, 2011

Mayor to Speak at Bike to Work Day Event

May is Bike Month all across the nation and Walk / Bike Nashville invites you to join us for the 2011 Bike to Work Event   Friday, May 20. Mayor Karl Dean will speak to participants at 7:45 a.m. at Church Street Park.  Mayor Dean has been a strong supporter of biking and walking in Nashville and recently announced his “Walk 100 With the Mayor” to increase the use of Nashville’s many greenways and bike paths.

Ride Of Silence - May 18'th

Contact:     Tim Hall
Distance:     7.4 miles
Notes:     2011 marks the 6th year Nashville has held a Ride of Silence in downtown. We will meet at Centennial Park off West End Ave. Departure time is 7:00 PM sharp, so please arrive earlier.

Have lights for the front and rear of your bicycle as it will become dusk as we finish. Last Year's Pictures

The ride route map can be viewed at this link -

Friday, May 13, 2011

Big Hill Challenge Saturday in Watertown

Life's too short to let some light rain stand in the way of a great ride. 30, 64 and 100 mile routes available, followed by lunch at the B&B. Park and register at the high school, then ride a couple blocks to the square for the 8 AM start. More details at...

Monday, May 9, 2011

Share the Road Bicycle Rodeo

Hi, I wanted to pass along the flyer for the Bicycle Rodeo at the Share the Road Festival on May 21st.  Here are the details:
The Tennessee Share the Road Festival is FREE and features music, games, food, prizes and a motorcycle show.  
The Bicycle Rodeo for children of all ages being held from 2:30-3:30.  The rodeo will teach children basic bicycle safety skills including:
§         Proper bicycle and helmet fit
§         Balance
§         Turning and stopping
§         Games to improve coordination
We would appreciate your assistance in sharing this information.  I realize this is the same day as the Tour de Nash and Tour de Cure, but this event is in the late afternoon which may work for some folks.  If you need additional copies or more information, feel free to contact me at 615-862-7211 or  For more information about the festival, visit  

Leslie A. Meehan, AICP | Senior Transportation Planner
Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Pedals & Paws Ride a Success

New Ride for Sumner County - October 22'nd

The first ANNUAL Cystic Fibrosis Ride is scheduled for October 22'nd (date change from previously announced September 17'th) (click here for more info). Your FOGBEE club is enthusiastically providing support and planning, which we hope expands to every athletic club, bicycle shop, and health organization in north Davidson, Sumner, and Robertson County. The goal is to match the Tour de Cure this year.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Sat ride from Bethpage 9:00 am

Plan to ride from Bethpage at intersection of US31E and Mt Vernon Road. Courtesy of Dave Miley we have two very scenic routes. Make sure you have two water bottles. Rest stop on route at Hartsville but a couple miles off route near Lafayette.
Bruce    37 mile   64 mile  37 mile cue         64 mile cue

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

US Bicycle Route Fundraiser

Dear Fellow Cyclists,

May is national bike month and the second annual US Bicycle Route system fundraiser.  Adventure Cycling is spearheading the development of a national route system to link major cities and other desirable destinations. Jessica Wilson, Tennessee Bike/Ped Coordinator, and TDOT have signed on to be part of the system. Bike Walk Tennessee is helping develop the route.   In this time of austerity at all governmental levels any development done by us will go a long way toward making the system a reality.  We will need your time, talent, and money.  Right now it's money. To donate, click here or the image below.  The Razoo donation service is supplying their service for free so all the money will go to Adventure Cycling. Twenty  percent of the money donated through the Bike Walk Tennessee page will be returned to Bike Walk Tennessee for local expenses.  If you would like to set up your own team page, click here.

Just imagine someday planning a cross country bicycle trip as easily as planning an automobile trip. Make it happen!

Thank you for your support,
Bruce Day
Regional Director
Bike Walk Tennessee