Thursday, February 28, 2013

USBR 23 Route Evaluation Rides

During the last few months, Bruce Day and Dave Shumaker have met with city officials and bicycling community stakeholders to obtain suggestions and support for USBR 23.  This will be the first USBR in Tennessee and will provide a designated bicycle route connecting Bowling Green, KY through White House, Nashville, Franklin, and Lewisburg, TN to Huntsville, AL.  We have now consolidated suggestions into two separate North/South routes from White House to Franklin.

Monday, February 25, 2013


This will be our annual attempt to complete a FOGBEE Jersey order.  Collectively, we need to order at least ten (10) of the same style jersey (Short sleeve, sleeveless, long sleeve, etc...). After we meet that quota, we can order however many of any other product, but 10 of the same is the min requirement.  

March 31 is the deadline to place your order.  This is CASH ONLY order.  Give your check or cash to Doug Depew before the deadline.  If we do not meet the minimum, your money will be returned.  

** Check Them Out here The Fogbees Web Site **  Pricing is as follows:  (any overages after freight will be applied to renew our website or for the FOGBEE fall party)

Jerseys: Sleeveless $43, Short Sleeve $43, Long Sleeve $54, Trisuite: $80 each.  

Please express your interest by posting here, emailing or call me at 615-431-9821.  

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

LAB call to action

Tell the DOT that every bicyclist counts: Send an Email to Secretary LaHood now
Dear Bruce,
Transportation agencies across the country are about to miss an important opportunity to improve non-motorized traffic safety and encourage healthy and active transportation options.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Supported Ride Schedule

      We continue with our tradition of providing the most complete listing of supported bike rides within travel distance of Hendersonville..  See Sponsored Rides. We continue to update the list as sponsors commit to a date and provide registration information.
      The big surprise this year is Tour de Cure has moved again -- this time from Murfreesboro to Franklin TN as they search for more participation. Likewise, the Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life is searching for a new venue (something closer to population centers), ride date (August 17th is being considered), and sponsors (most of the FOGBEE members have resigned from the Committee).
      Also, follow club ride planning on the calendar in the right side-bar.  Dave Miley has been loading his recommendations to it.  As you plan for specific rides please get your proposed date on the calendar so it is set aside for your event. 

Bike Clinic - Sat 23rd

Bikers Choice Hendersonville would like to host a bike clinic and self supported bike tour for you club/group next Saturday.  

At 8:00am. we will host two clinics,  a "how to fix a flat clinic" and a "How to do routine maintenance clinic".

Thursday, February 14, 2013

RAT - 2013

      Y'all have probably heard rumors of a Spring bike ride across the state of Tennessee to the Virginia Creeper Bike Trail.  It's not a rumor.  We're calling it the RAT - 2013 for Ride Across Tennessee. We managed to put together a core group of retirees or semi-retirees to pedal about 350 miles over six days from Bruce's house to the Virginia Creeper just north of Bristol Tennessee.  We have one SAG vehicle that holds six bicyclists returning from Virginia and promises of a second if needed.  Each bicyclist will be asked to trade off driving the SAG for about 15 miles.  It will carry all our over-night gear, emergency supplies, and refreshments for along the route rest stops.  It is also available if bicyclists get tired pedaling and want to relax the legs for part of the journey.
      The dates, routes, food stops, and evening stays are planned in detail and available for viewing at our adventure website .  For security reasons the site is private, but if you are interested contact Bruce Day and he can set you up to view and contribute to the planning. 
      Warning, this is a Turtle-Style trip; we will be in tour-mode and will ride about 65 miles each day.  That means riding at a comfortable pace, stopping along the way to view the sights, and taking lots of photos.  This trip is similar to the adventure several of us did last May with Aussie Bob from Bruce's house to Cincinnati. Several other FOGBEES are contemplating pedaling a couple of days on the route and have planned their own transportation.
      This video, prepared after our 2012 ride to Cullman Alabama gives a little clue why we love bike touring so much.  Click Here  We were the headlines in the Delina Newspaper on the next day.  Obviously. its a slow sleepy town, BUT was a hit on Tennessee Crossroads show on WNPT.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Valentines Day to the Fine Fogbee Gals!!

Fogbees Become Promoters

We've become promoters for Team Green!! Does anyone know who's the person in the photo?

Sarah, click here for full photo.  Tom

MS Jack and Back 2013 Edition

Hear ye, hear ye !  'Tis time to register for the MS annual to Jack and Back event.  Currently, rooms are available at Tullahoma Executive Inn, but are going fast. No longer do you register directly with the motel.  Rooms must be booked through an agent authorized by MS office.

Contact Us

877.865.2018 (9a-5p EST)

T3 Travel
11803 Kingston Pike, Ste. 114 Knoxville, TN 37934-3809 USA

So get on it and register with the FOGBEES team and get your room if so desired.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

World's Top Ten Bike Rides

      Fox News thinks it has the list of the Worlds top ten bike routes.  Check out this link. If been to a few of these places and did the Going-to-the-Sun road in Glacier National Part, fortunately by car.  I trailed along behind a couple of bicyclists as they climbed "the divide."  I told myself repeatedly, Glacier is a spectacular park and the last in mainland USA not overrun by tourists, but I am thankful I am NOT doing this by bike.
      I think Dave Shumaker has the bike touring bug as do several other FOGBEES.  I was asked about the tour I created on Nova Scotia, which could be used as a bike trip.  Anybody have any other ideas for a bike tour?

Friday, February 8, 2013

Bicyclist Killed

Murfreesboro has had another bicyclist killed a couple of nights ago.  He was on the road at 9PM. We are now trying to determine the causes of the accident.  Our good friend Sarah Lovett is Chairperson of the Rutherford County Bicycle Safety Committee established under the authority of the County.  She and the police have included us in their investigation.  At this time no charges have been filled against the 22-year old motorist. We'll report as soon as something more definitive become available.  Our issue is -- are there any lessons for FOGBEE night-riders.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

USBR 23 Route Determination

What:     Help determine USBR 23 route for bicycle touring
When:    6:00 PM,  Tuesday, February 12th
Where:   Oasis Bike Workshop Oasis Center (Corner of Charlotte Ave and 17th
               Avenue North ),  1704 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37203 (enter the
               Oasis Bike Workshop in basement from 17th  Ave N)

The United States Bicycle Route System (USBRS) is a partially implemented network of interstate bicycle routes designed for long distance bicycle touring. USBRS routes are selected for their safety, comfort, scenic beauty, and access to exciting destinations and useful services. In many states, the USBRS is actively being mapped, signed, and put to good use. Bike/Walk Tennessee is working with TDOT, local municipalities and neighboring states to bring the USBRS to Middle Tennessee.