Sunday, December 19, 2021

Gary's Favorite Advocacy

Hey guys. I am doing a cyclebar ride on January 22nd at 11:15am for teen court and thought it was a great way to remember my dad. 

Please join us for a CycleBar ride to benefit the Tennessee Teen Court Program, Inc. All funds raised go to Tennessee Teen Court Program Inc. for scholarships for graduating Sumner County high school Teen Court seniors. 

After payment is complete (PAY HERE), a link will be emailed to you to sign up and reserve your spot through CycleBar! I am hoping to see a lot of you there. Let me know if you’re interested and I can send the information on how to book a bike to ride it is $20 per rider.

Sat, Jan 22:11:15 AM - 12:15 PM CST

Then once the rider has paid I send a cyclebar link to their email and that is how they secure the bike!!!

Mikel Williams

Monday, November 22, 2021

Winter Workouts

 Hi All. I just wanted to check and see if anyone has found a winter strength, condition & endurance workout program that they like and use? If it comes in an app would be perfect. I'm trying to stay off the couch this winter and I'm looking for a workout routine.  TIA for any help you can offer. 🏋 🏋 🚴 🚴

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Cities for Bikes

I have biked in the Netherlands, Longueuil, and Montreal. The difference is dramatic as People For Bikes listed the best Cities for Bikes. American towns don’t have to match Copenhagen. They might want to start with Memphis.

Monday, November 1, 2021

Nashville eBikes

 Are any of your people in Davidson County?  The parks department has their e-bike survey on line and they only want residents to fill it out.  One thing we’ve found out is that  every comparably sized city in the US allows e-bikes.  Austin, Denver, Seattle, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Indianapolis, etc. etc. 

They didn’t include the important information that class 1 and 2 ebikes are legal and have been for five years.  Of course this is all about instituing a ban or they wouldn’t bother with this crap.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Ole Rusty's Last Ride

Last week Ole Rusty's transmission would barely propel him in forward so he got backed up in a convenient position for towing. He took his last ride yesterday to wherever old vans go. 


She was one of the FOGBEES first trooper. Fall Ride from Smithville

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Jeff Kovalski

I have been contacted by Jeff Kovalski’s spouse, he passed away unexpected in July. Jeff rode with the Fogbees a few times and she wants to make his cycling gear available to others but has no idea of the value. I am going to take a look at what she has on Tuesday and will take pictures of the gear, get sizes, etc. to share with the Fogbees. I don’t remember Jeff but hopefully some of you will. 

Opportunity to pick up some great bike clothes and help out Jeff Kovalski’s widow. Jeff rode a few times with the Fogbees last year but passed away unexpectedly in July of 2021 from a heart attack. Christine Chandler is her name and she can be reached at 615-766-2292. She lives in White House and would like Jeffs cycling gear go to folks in the sport. He thought a lot of the Fogbees and this is what lead her to us. All of the clothing items are like new, size L, and for reference fit me well. 

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Best Wishes with the FOGBEE messages

The video from you all to Danny is available at the FOGBEE YouTube. Take time for all the messages at Danny's FOGBEE webpage. We moved your bike club plans and great

Also See Danny Home on October 1st

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Ride for Danny Denning on 8/28/21


Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Riding around 30A & Santa Rosa

 Hi All. I'll be taking some vacation down to 30A & Santa Rosa area next week and bringing my bike. I just wanted to know if any of you have ridden down that way, have routes and any roads to stay away from. The following week I'll be working in the Orange Beach area. So if anyone has input on routes for that place I'll gladly listen.  Thanks all. 

If you can't post you can email me some info @:    

Monday, July 12, 2021

Prayers Requested for Danny Denning

Danny's wife Laura contacted us at 3:00pm Monday July 12 and reported that Danny's oxygen levels were very low and he was being moved to ICU. She has requsted we pray for Danny. If you haven't been in the loop, Danny tested positive for Covid last Thursday and went into the hospial on Sunday

Thursday, June 10, 2021

UPDATE: Hasta La Vista Baby Going Away Ride and Party For Lindsay at The Farm, June 12th


 Lindsay, our long time favorite visitor from the north is moving back to Canada.  Something about a huge promotion-taking over the entire Canadian operation for her company. Trudeau -watch out!  (Actually I think there was an issue with her visa and they are asking her to leave.)  Either way, she is going to be missed.  She has become a part of our FOGBEE Family and a big part of the Knake/Camplin Family.    Her best friend, my grandson Ender, will surely miss her.   

Friday, May 14, 2021

Bike Trip For Sale

Tim and I are scheduled and have paid for Big Brag 2021 that runs from June 5-June 12, 2021. It begins on top of Lookout Mountain and ends in Columbus,GA. We have paid for the full week registration, a double occupancy tent to be set up and moved each day along with our luggage through Brag First Class, and shuttle service on the 12th for two along with bicycles and luggage from Columbus, GA back to start of ride where our car will be.  The total cost is $1,420.00 if you register online. We can transfer this trip over to another person until May 24th, 2021.  We are interested is selling this at a discount if anyone is interested in doing this trip. I don’t know if you post this kind of information on the website or not but wanted to check. You can email me or call me if you have questions or need more information. My mobile phone number is 615-714-3524. Thank you.

Sandra Murphy

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Phil Reports

The most insightful reports about eBikes come from long time avid bicyclists. Phil Vickery, one of the FOGBEE co-founders has been riding a bicycle for over twenty years. He like many of his comrades are finding "keeping up" has become a challenge. Gone are the days when 60 miles would have been an average Saturday afternoon ride followed by lunch and a pitcher of beer at the FOGBEE club house. In late April he purchased a Specialized VADO 5.0 SLEQ. I was looking for a candid report from him.

Read the rest at 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Sharyn Evans Passing

Sharyn Evans, wife of Fogbee founder Tom Evans, passed April 2, 2021. She was the Fogbees mother, supporting early activties in many ways. 

Celebration of life will be Friday, May 7, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. 

Below is a link to Sharyn's obituary with more details

And a video memorial done by Tom


Wednesday, March 31, 2021


 WANTED: "Specialized Avatar Gel" saddle. 

Woody: 615-572-5045 

Friday, March 19, 2021

Gary Williams eBike For Sale

RadCityStep-Thur Electric Commuter Bike Version 3

Gary Williams purchased this bike New in April 2020 and was ridden less than 7 hours before his passing. See 4SALE PAGE on Fogbee eBike Blog.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Test Driving Mark's New VADO

On our ride today, Mark had his future Specialized VADO 5.0 SLEQ. Both Phil and I had ordered one and were interested in a trial run. My experience with Mark's new ride was both positive and negative when comparing to my road bike. I suspect the negative aspects that I noted would evaporate with experience. Check out the FOGBEE eBike blog for the rest of the story.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Shortage of Bikes, Tires, Cleats, Chains, etc

It is getting to be that time of year when people start getting their bikes tuned up and get replacement parts.  


BIKE PARTS ARE VERY SCARCE. Almost impossible to get Shimmano chains.  Several months on back order.  Sram chains on back order about a month.  Tires are running low.  Cleats running low, 

Saturday, February 6, 2021

BEST Tire Width and Pressure

The bike Nerds are at it again.  This time discussing best selection of tire width's and tire pressure. I thought others would be interested in what they have to say.  

Of course we know no REAL bicyclist rides on 23mm tires any more. Few ride even on 25mm. The preferred width is 28mm and larger. Learn more here

So what do the local experts say?

Monday, January 4, 2021

LCI Seminar at Chapel Hill TN

Cycling Education and LCI Scholarships offered

Donna Dixon <>Mon, Jan 4, 2021 at 11:32 AM

Dear Colleague, 

Registration is open for the LCI Seminar at Chapel Hill TN hosted by the Jeff Roth Cycling Foundation April 23-25, 2021. Scholarships for TN Residents available. 

 League Cycling Instructors (LCIs) are certified to teach the Smart Cycling curriculum developed by the League of American Bicyclists. The goals of the Smart Cycling curriculum are to:   (1) help people feel more secure riding a bike, (2) to create a mindset that bikes should be treated as a vehicle, and (3) to ensure bicyclists know how to ride safely and legally.  I feel that participation in the LCI program will benefit you personally, and be a asset for your role as a leader. 

Will you find a candidate who will commit?  If you are not familiar with the League of American Bicyclists safety and instruction program you can follow these links to see why we believe it is important that we have trained and certified instructors available in TN communities. 


The JEFF ROTH CYCLING FOUNDATION promotes cycling, through advocacy and education, as a safe and healthy form of recreation and transportation. We are increasing awareness of the Jeff Roth/Brian Brown Protection Act of 2007 and promoting a harmonious relationship between motorists and cyclists, as the number of commuting cyclists are ever increasing in our state of Tennessee and our country. See site for Scholarship information.  


Donna Dixon, Education Coordinator 

Jeff Roth Cycling Foundation 


NEW -             Smart Cycling Traffic Skills 101 Course Offered March 20, 2021 

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 

Blount County Public Library, 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville, TN 37804 


Course is free, pre-registration is required. For Certification - Online Course must be completed prior to course date. Register with    865-803-8887