Saturday, March 29, 2014

Pedals For Paws Night at the Bikers Choice

This upcoming Thursday evening, the event planners for the Pedals for Paws Ride, which is happening April 12th, will be at our store, the Bikers Choice in Hendersonville from 4-6. This night will be a fun night for learning about all the plans for the event, meeting other riders, getting cue sheets for the routes, and registering for the ride. There will be food and drinks served and we will have our Trek representative here to show off the new bikes Trek has for 2014.

For every person who signs up or brings in proof of registration that night, we will be offering a 50% off all of our winter clothing so stop by, enjoy some food and good company, check out the new products for 2014 and sign up for Pedals for Paws this Thursday.

P4P Registration is Open

Registration is now open for the first leg of the Gran Tour. Click Here .  It is on April 12'th and has always been well supported by the FOGBEES.  Each year it keeps getting better. This year David Hardin of Bikers Choice, one of the cosponsors and sponsor for the Gran Tour, is promising a gala event (Click here).  We're anxious to see what they have planned. We've marked it on the FOGBEE calendar.  Add it to yours.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

TDOT Announces Active Transportation Awards

. . TDOT has announced the winners of its first group of Active Transportation grants.  Click here for the list.  The candidates from our Nashville MPO did not make this round of awards.  Nothing was submitted from Sumner County. 
. . TDOT has announced that it will be almost giving away $10 Million over the next three years for Active Transportation projects (think bicycle routes) on state highways.  The local municipalities only have to come up with 5% of the project cost.  The big hurdle is, of course, these projects must be essentially shovel-ready.  Usually this means the NEPA has been signed-off  and all the engineering has been completed.  Locally, we have ideas for projects, but nothing to offer as a candidate.  Too bad, the routes we enjoy don't happen by accident.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

25 Days Until Pedals for Paws

We are 25 days away from the Pedals for Paws ride. This is the first event of our Gran Tour Series, which consists of 5 Sumner and Wilson County charity rides for 2014. The Pedals for Paws ride features bicycle routes of 12 miles, 30 miles and 62 miles. We are very excited to announce that we will be giving away $1000 in merchandise at this event including $500 in a drawing for participation. Along with that, we will be giving away 6 gift certificates to the top 3 male and female riders who sign up for our Gran Tours club on Strava and record the 3 fastest times up the 2.1 mile long climb on Mt Vernon Road.

This event benefits the Sumner Spay and Neuter Alliance, which is a great organization that provides high quality low cost spay and neuter services to the community.

We are extremely excited about the addition of our newly designed fitness tour route this year. This is a great opportunity for our cycling community to invite their neighbors and friends who would like to join a bike ride but are a little intimidated by the fast pace or long distance rides our cycling clubs offer. With one rest stop, a beautiful, safe route, and all the food, entertainment, and chances to win prizes available, make sure you bring out your "new to cycling" friends.

To register, please visit this link, get signed up and join the 400-500 other riders who are planning on being part of this great Sumner County event!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

March Newsletter Issued Early This Morning.

Newsletter Issued early this morning.  If you didn't get a copy send a note to  You can retrieve a copy by clicking here.