Oct 2014 06

Oktoberfest!0

Posted In Blog

Our next group ride is being held in two weeks on Saturday October 18. All of our cycling friends and strava club members are invited to come ride with us!

The route will be a 55 mile loop from downtown Georgetown. We will start out towards Keeneland, passing numerous beautiful horse farms over some rolling hills. The group will go through Versailles en route to a couple challenging climbs near Millville as we go up “Clifton” (the hard way), then “Duncan” into Frankfort. There will be a brief rest stop in between the two climbs with drinks and snacks. The route will turn for home and pass through historic Midway as we finish back in Scott County. There will also be a few drinks and snacks at the finish.

It is a group ride with a pace average between 16-18 mph. There will only be one group, and we will regroup after the climbs or at intersections, as needed. One little twist: there will be a friendly competition with the two climbs and also three sprints. Masher promised at the 4th of July ride he would give out a VIP Makers Mark bourbon bottle, and now he has 2! The competition details are simple. The sprints and climbs will be marked on the route and road and every rider is on their own as they try to be first to cross the line. Points will be awarded podium style: 3 points to the first place finisher of the segment (climb or sprint), 2 to second, 1 to third. The rider with the most points in each classification will win the bourbon. Classes will be determined on site pre-ride.

Can’t wait to ride with you! The ride will roll out at 9am from Masher’s home. If you need further details, please contact Tim or Kevin directly, or post comment here.

 

 

Oct 2014 01

Oktoberfest

October 18 at 9:00 AM – Meeting at Masher’s House. 

All RAM Strava, Facebook, Twitter members/followers and/or friends are invited to attend! Route is from Gtown to Versailles to Millville (SAG stop) to Midway to Gtown. The ride is group style at avg pace 17-18 with regrouping as needed. Total distance is planned at 56 miles.

As promised at 4th of July, Masher will be giving away 2 VIP Maker’s Mark bottles to the winners of a friendly sprint/climbing competition. To be eligible for winning, you should be registered on Strava.

Please RSVP here or on our Strava Club Page. Strava Page also has the planned route.

Open Letter to the Board of the Bluegrass Cycling Club
Sep 2014 17

Dear BCC Board:

I would like to address the BCC Board on the issues surrounding Ms. Cherokee Schill. My request to the Board is to act and not remain silent. After talking with numerous members at club rides, and as a paying-BCC member, I feel like my position represents many active members.

For those of you unfamiliar with the situation follow these links:

http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Jessamine-County-cyclist-arrested-275411291.html

http://www.wkyt.com/news/headlines/Jessamine-County-bike-commuter-on-trial-274938371.html

While I agree that the Board cannot speak adequately for all members, the Board was elected with an express purpose to speak for the BCC as an organization. The responsibility to speak for the club comes with running and managing the club on day-to-day basis. As leaders of the club, that means you have to make decisions that are in the best interest of the club and may not be popular with all members.

With that said, I believe the Board should be asking the following questions about the Cherokee Schill situation:

  1. Does the attention being garnered by Ms. Schill have a positive impact on cycling in the community?
  2. Does Ms. Schill being arrested in a Horsey Hundred jersey bring positive light to the BCC?
  3. Were Ms. Schell’s actions that led to her arrest, pre-meditated with the purpose of being arrested?
  4. Does someone who commutes on a regular basis seek out the safest route of travel or one that gets him or her the most publicity?
  5. Does someone who setup a legal defense fund, yet employs an attorney pro bona, need to disclose where those funds are going?

 

If the Board is unwilling to act or speak out publically, then Ms. Schill, with her BCC membership, her BCC cycling jersey and her bicycle will speak for all of us. Silence in this case means we condone and accept her behavior, actions and the corresponding public opinion.

I implore the Board to take a position that will impact all club riders in a positive way: Do not condone this dangerous behavior by silence. Speak out publicly in a way that sheds the BCC in a positive light and protect our members.

Sincerely,

Tim Stout – A BCC Member


 

@rnssncman  @ramcycling

Co-Founder – RAM Cycling, LLC

SEO Powered by Platinum SEO from Techblissonline