Friday June 26, 2015
Message From Chapter President, Stacy Funk
Dear Cyclists and Volunteers of Bike MS,
A little rain won’t dampen our spirits! We’ll see you at Bike MS as planned in the morning. The staff has been hard at work making sure we have a dry site. Twenty six bales of straw have been ordered to put down on the grass and we will be there super early to make sure everything is dry!
Due to an overwhelming response with the move back to Louisville, we have made some minimal changes to the last few miles of the route on Saturday. This will include returning over the 2nd Street Bridge. We will have UPDATED cue sheets on-site. Please disregard any cue sheets you currently have.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call me directly at 502-435-4199. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow.
Bike MS: Bluegrass, Bikes, Bourbon & BBQ
Bike MS: Bluegrass, Bikes, Bourbon & BBQ will wind cyclists through the rolling hills of Kentucky and Southern Indiana, experiencing historic landmarks, the banks of the Ohio River and the beauty of our Olmstead Park System. Cyclists will begin and end the two-day journey at the Louisville Water Tower Park. Saturday offers the charm of historic Salem, Indiana. Sunday boasts a casual ride west to the historic Farnsley-Moremen Landing on the banks of the Ohio.
Bluegrass, Bikes, Bourbon & BBQ is a fully supported ride with a finish line BBQ party and trolley hop along the Urban Bourbon Trail on Saturday night.
Two Day Routes 25, 50 and 100 mile options. ONE DAY RIDE OPTION AVAILABLE
All routes are subject to change. The routes include fully-stocked rest stops every 10-15 miles, a great lunch stop each day and safety provided by volunteer EMTs, HAM radio operators, and bicycle repair from our partner bike shops. The route loops back to Louisville Water Tower Park on Saturday and Sunday, where you will be treated to a delicious meal, massage, and live music.
Your participation will help support programs, services, and research that make a huge difference to the people who must fight MS every day of their lives.
Your participation in this year's ride got a little sweeter. The Louisville Bicycle Club (LBC) will be giving each rider who signs up for the ride a one year membership to the LBC. The LBC serves the greater Louisville Metro Area including Southern Indiana. They are dedicated to promoting the sport of bicycling and advocating for the rights of all cyclists. Founded in 1897, the Louisville Bicycle Club has been one of the most active and progressive clubs in the Midwest.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is dedicated to a vision of a world free of MS.
Thank you to our sponsors for helping make
Bike MS: Bluegrass, Bikes, Bourbon & BBQ a success!