I’ve been looking at a calendar and conversing with some fellow C&V enthusiasts (inmates) about meeting up at some rides next spring, summer, and fall.
There will be the Wednesday evening shop rides, and the Saturday morning rides throughout the season.
March – we’re going to pre-ride the Bourbon and Tobacco Tour route towards the end of March to be sure everything is ready.
April – the Bourbon and Tobacco Tour will be the weekend of he 18th-19th. Road on Saturday, gravel on Sunday – should be a good weekend of cycling in the hills of western Kentucky.
May – on the 9th, I’m planning on the Rockin River City Ride, a metric century in Evansville, Indiana. Should be a good warmup for the Storming of Thunder Ridge ride later this month.
Later in May – on Sunday the 17th is Storming of Thunder Ridge in Lynchburg, Virginia, which is a very popular ride and a challenging century. Registered for this one. I’m planning to ride the Masi, but if the weather is iffy, the Merckx is well set up for climbing.
June – nothing on the calendar – YET.
July – on the 18th is the Ride Across INdiana (RAIN) that goes from Terre Haute to Richmond in a single day. 165 miles, mainly on US-40. I sure hope it’s not as hot as it was last year, that was brutal.
August – the Wabash River Ride is on the 29th. I haven’t ridden this one before, so right now it’s tentative.
September – the Tanner’s Orchard ride is planned for the sometime this month. I hope the weather is cooperative, I don’t want to miss the ride this year.
October – the Kent Jones century in Jackson, Tennessee. A nice route, good rest stops, and a good warmup for the Hilly Hundred later in the month.
Later in October – is the Hilly Hundred century, in and around Bloomington, IN. Unusually for a century ride , this one is split into two days of riding over Saturday and Sunday. A good time, great route, hills (as you would expect), and fun rest stops.
This is a tentative set of rides. Life happens, so changes are possible.