Highland Rim Bicycle Club makes donation to Motlow College Foundation

LYNCHBURG, TN (Oct. 21, 2014) – The Highland Rim Bicycle Club recently held its annual Elk River Valley 100 bicycle ride, and as they have done in recent years, once again donated a portion of the proceeds to the Motlow College Foundation.image001

This year’s ride was the club’s 41st anniversary for the event and included a record number of riders participating.

“The Highland Rim Bicycle Club has been a great partner with Motlow College for the past several years,” said Jan Rogers, director of advancement at Motlow. “We appreciate the continued support for our students through this donation to the Foundation.”

The donation for 2014 will go into the Motlow Ladies Philanthropic Society Endowment fund campaign, which currently has a goal of $50,000 which will be matched by an anonymous donor.

Others wishing to help with this campaign may contact Jan Rogers at 931-393-1692 or jrogers@mscc.edu.

Percy Warner Mountain Bike Trails

Yes, you read that correctly, Percy Warner Park in Nashville now has mountain bike trails! On a recent trip to visit our daughter, Tab, in Franklin, we took to the trails.

To get to the trailhead, just head toward Nashville and Cheekwood Botanical Gardens. When you see the entrance for Cheekwood, rather than going in, bear to the left and go in front of the entrance to Cheekwood. Then, very soon, on your right you will see the Percy Warner Mountain Bike parking lot with a sign and maps marking the trail head.2014-09-09 11.11.49

There are 6 trails from the very chill Boulevard Trail that goes the length of the trail to the Humdiger Trail that sports some challenging features for the highly experienced rider. Continue reading

Tips for Riding Smart and Safe in a Group

Riding in a group is beneficial in many ways, here are some of the many tips we have learned at Monday night Ride Clinics with George Powell.

• Look Ahead-Focus your attention on what is in front of you, do not look at those you are talking torideClinic

• DO NOT OVERLAP your front wheel-If it hits the cyclist in front, you WILL go down. Give yourself room to maneuver, approximately 18 to 24 inches from the cyclist in front of you.

• Be Predictable-Keep your line, don’t brake or speed up suddenly

• Communicate-Clearly indicate what you plan to do by speaking and pointing, Also communicate hazards: cars, dogs, potholes, debris

• Pedal Smoothly-You will conserve your energy

If you would like to learn more, please join George Powell for Ride Clinics on Monday nights at 5:00 at the Beechcraft Museum entrance, weather permitting of course. Contact Tim Harrison president@hrbc.org if you would like to be on this mailing list.