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Pedaling for a Purpose Ride and Education Session

When:
Saturday, July 24, 2021, 8:00 AM
Where:
West Sixth Brewery
501 W 6th St
Lexington, KY  40508

Additional Info:
Contact(s):
Pam Thomas
859.312.6395 (p)
859 312 6395 (c)
Category:
Weekend Ride
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
The Bluegrass Cycling Club and West 6th have agreed to co-sponsor Pedaling for a Purpose again for 2021.  The charities we will be riding for include the Fayette and Clark County NICA teams (youth mountain biking teams that are just getting started in Central Kentucky) and Bluegrass AMBUCS - an organization that provides specially adapted bikes for kids who need them. 

Education Session 8:00 am - 8:45 am

The education session will feature our local NICA teams - join us to learn more about this exciting program and it's introduction in Kentucky - A Kentucky league is being developed that will help get kids on bikes and Pedaling for a Purpose is supporting two of our local teams!!!

Group Rides Begin at 9 am

SPECIAL CONDITIONS FOR GROUP RIDES - THE LEGACY TRAIL IS CLOSED BETWEEN NANDINO BOULEVARD AND CITATION BOULEVARD BECAUSE OF THE AMAZON FACILITY CONSTRUCTION WITH NO DETOUR. THEREFORE, OUR NOVICE, C AND B/C GROUP RIDES WILL BEGIN AT 9:15 AM AT THE MCGRATHIANA TRAIL PARKING LOT  ALONG THE LEGACY TRAIL RATHER THAN FROM WEST 6TH - TO GET TO THE TRAILHEAD, TAKE NEWTOWN PIKE TO ARISTEDES (WHERE THE EMBASSY SUITES ARE) AND MAKE A LEFT, YOU CAN GO EITHER WAY ON MCGRATHIANA (IT'S A CIRCLE) AND THE PARKING LOT IS HALF WAY AROUND ALONG THE LEGACY TRAIL


Rides offered - We will have group rides with leaders, but you will also have the option to come, sign in, and do something on your own ... Doesn't matter, miles will still count!!! If you plan to ride on your own, you can come and sign in anytime between 9:00 - 11:00 AM... Just time it so you're done by noonish.

We will offer group rides at the following paces/distances:

Novice - On the legacy trail starting at the McGrathiana Circle parking lot at 9:15 am - Leaders Bill Sturm and Mike Staton
C pace - will begin at the McGrathiana Circle parking lot along the Legacy Trail at 9:15 am but will include some riding on the roads - will usually be an out and back route - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36850789 - Leaders Tim Melton and Steele Hinton 
B/C pace - will begin at the McGrathiana Circle parking lot along the Legacy Trail at 9:15 amhttps://ridewithgps.com/routes/36850789 - will be an out and back route - Leaders are Peggy Littrell and Cheryl Anderson 
Remaining rides will begin at 9 am from West 6th 
B pace https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36851483 - Leaders are Devonnia Potter and Bryan Pryor 
Shorter A/B pacehttps://ridewithgps.com/routes/36844222 - Leaders are David Potter and Julie Bowers-Pryor 
Longer A/B pace - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36847045  Leaders are Dave Shaw and Dan Bibbey 
A pacehttps://ridewithgps.com/routes/36846929 - Leaders are Linn Laborda and Pam Thomas


Restrooms are available on site - Education sessions will be held regardless of weather - Rides may be cancelled or rescheduled if there are severe weather issues.  Check the BCC forum and FaceBook for updates.

 

Program Purposes:

  • To provide educational opportunities for people wanting to learn more about bikes and cycling
  • To provide an opportunity for anyone who wants to ride a bike, whether with a group or not, to meet and mingle
  • To support health and fitness related charitable organizations
  • To mix and expand the various cycling communities that exist in our area
  • To provide incentives for people to ride their bikes
  • To introduce cycling to new populations

Each mile ridden during pedaling for a purpose will result in $0.40 for the charity of the day.  The maximum contribution, to be made jointly by the  BCC and West 6th, is $1,300 for each charity

 

Rider Rewards Part:

Riders will receive rewards at the end of the program based on participation points. 

Qualifications:
Attendance at each education session is 1 point and at each ride is 1 point – if we do 8 weeks, Covid permitting, total
possible points is 16
• 12 points to earn a jersey
•  8 points to earn a tee shirt (but a max of 6 points from either rides, or education sessions – in other
words, a person must attend some of each)