The Return to Innocence Ride - June 29

Revisit the time long before the terms spandex, heart rate, cadence and average speed were a part of your everyday vocabulary.

Leave the team kit at home and enjoy a leisurely social ride to yesteryear !!!
When: Sunday, June 29
Time: Ride starts at 1:00 P.M.
Where: Centennial Park (in the parking area along 25th Avenue North across from the Centennial Sportsplex). Click here for directions. Restrooms are on-site.
Route: Circle Centennial Park then head out to Sylvan Park and the Richland Creek Greenway. Plan on a stop at the legendary Bobbie's Dairy Dip for a refreshing ice cream treat !!!
Pace: Nice for human interaction and conversation.
Distance: Somewhere @ 15 miles.
Dress Code: Anything baggy and/or comfortable !!! Don't forget your helmet !
Email me if you have questions or suggestions.
Post-ride refreshments will be available at Springwater Supper Club and Lounge. (We can't be completely innocent :)

The Sunday Ride, etc. - June 22

To the Dam ! Back by popular demand.

When: Sunday, June 22. Starts at 1:00 P.M. sharp.

Where: Meet at Beyond the Edge. Click here for directions. Free parking in lot next to BTE or on street.

Route: Take the greenways over to Percy Priest Dam and return.
Hang around for snacks/libations afterwards !

Distance: @ 25 miles

Pace: Easy/moderate Terrain: Flat/rolling

Bring water !!!!!!

Helpful Hint: Be sure to inflate your tires prior to the ride. The recommended psi can usually be found on the sidewall of the tire.

Ride safely !!!!!!!!!!!!

The Sunday Ride - June 15

A Cycling Tour of Parks

When: Sunday, June 15

Start: The railroad trestle at Bicentennial Mall Park - 600 James Robertson Parkway (across from the State Capitol). Free parking is availabe in any of the large state parking lots just northeast of the trestle.

Time: 1:00 P.M.

Route: Cruise the Bicentennial Mall, Centennial Park, McCabe Park and Radnor Lake.

Distance: @ 25 miles
Pace: 10-13 mph average
Terrain: mostly flat, a few hills.

Bring plenty of water/sports drink !!!

Extracurricular Activity : Re-fueling on Mafiaoza's Patio near the end of the ride (2-4-1 on Sundays!).

June 8 Ride Recap

Dam ! Dam! Dam! Everybody wants to go to the dam.

A high spirited group gathered on the patio of BTE despite the sweltering temperature. New riders were welcomed and the adventure was on: 20 scenic miles.

The first stop was atop the greenway connector bridge.

The turn-a-round point was the Daily's on Stewarts Ferry Pike. Tempers flared as someone pointed out their odometer reading was 14.2 miles at the halfway point of a 20 mile ride. The mood definitely improved as everyone re-hydrated and had snacks.

The "bobcat hole" bridge has obviously not been repaired.
The ride ended up being @ 29 miles. After-ride pizza, Dos Perros and pleasant conversation erased the pain of heat exhaustion and sore butts.
Thanks to everyone for coming out and riding safely !!!

The Sunday Ride - June 8

Start Time: 1:00 P.M.

Where: Beyond the Edge (112 South 11th Street, 37206) Click here for directions.

Route: By popular demand, ride the greenways over to Percy Priest Dam and back to BTE patio for refreshments (pizza/beer).

Pace/Distance: Easy/Moderate/ @ 20 miles. A few minor hills. No one will be dropped. Spandex optional.

Recommended Bike: Any POS will work !

Bring plenty of water/sports drink ! There is no water availabe along the route.

Here are some pics from the Sounds ride last Sunday.