Shake Ride and Roll is back with 120 participants plus 10 support staff last Saturday.  Riders came from all over the Kentucky and nearby states in a clear sign that bicyclists are back on the road for major events.  Many thanks to co-chairs Laura and Sally and to all who participated or who joined in supporting the ride.  A more comprehensive report is on Fb.

BGLOB Gear for 2021 is available for ordering.  We have available the traditional red and black club outfits that we have used for several years and the newer blue and yellow sets.  Items include short sleeve and sleeveless jerseys, shorts, bib shorts, windbreaker (yellow and blue only) and sox.  Photos, details, and sizing information can be downloaded from the membership page or requested by emailing bglob.ky@gmail.com.  This is a special order and will be closed on July 7th (after the Pig Ride).  Expect 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Shake. Ride, and Roll – in 91 degree heat (99 degree wet bulb)  – reminded us of the importance of proper hydration.  Check out “Hydration Tips for Cyclists,” courtesy of Bicycling Magazine, in our Bike Talk page.  The article emphasizes not only drinking enough water but also replacing electrolytes.  Many of us use Nunn tablets (fizzies) but tasteless liquids are becoming more and more popular.  I use one which gives me magnesium, zinc, chloride, sodium, and potassium.  If anyone has a local source, please share it by responding to this blog; but several brands are readily available on Amazon, including small containers that you can carry to use when refilling water bottles at a SAG Stop.

Pizza Ride at Trek the Track for members this Tuesday, June 22d.  Please RSVP on Meetup.

Berrylicious Orchard. Vickie is hosting a 27 mile ride from Freeman Park to Berrylicious Orchard and return on  Saturday, June 26th to pick blueberries and eat popcicles.  Signup using Meetup.

BikeWalkBG is hosting a gathering of cyclists to ride Bowling Green Greenways on Saturday, June 26

And don’t forget the annual PIG Ride on July 4th starting from Warren East HS at 8:00, ride to Pig, KY, have breakfast, and return.  Breakfast is free for members in good standing (dues can be paid that morning or download a membership application from the Member Page and bring it with you or mail it in).  Sign up on Meetup so we can forecast the crowd to be prepared for.

Ride On – Mike