(Nov 19) The HOOTs Winter Social will be Saturday, February
9th in Westfield (same place as last year).
(Nov 7) Thanks to Jay and Linda Hardcastle for their work on the
Fall Finale Ride.
(Sept 20) Thanks to Don and Chris Kirk for co-leading the Nickel
(Aug 29) HOOTs Blind School Ride Featured in IndyStar
(Aug 26) Thanks to Rick and Anna Stanley for setting up,
rescheduling, and finally surrendering to the rain on their Tour
of Madison County.
(Aug 13)Thanks to Kent and Anne Ellis for hosting a beautiful
weekend in Warsaw. We enjoyed the weekend and especially the
chance to meet people we hadn't seen this year.
(July 9) Thanks to our ride leaders for the Cincinnati Weekend:
Jim and Betsy Chisholm and the Jeffersonville Weekend: Brian
and Jessica Christoff.
|(June 4) New Harmony Weekend -
photo by Brian Christoff - click on the image for a larger
(May 29) Thanks to Nathan and Kristen for hosting their Raceday
Ride and Cookout
(May 20) Thanks to Jeff and Ann Marie Walker for hosting their
Boone County Tour last weekend
THE HOOTs RIDING SEASON IS HERE!
The 2018 Season Begins on Saturday, May 12 as Jeff and Ann Marie
Walker host their Boone County Tour.
HOOTs JERSEYs FOR SALE
Due to recent demand from Jeffersonville, we are again selling
HOOTs Bicentennial Jerseys. Mail your jersey
by May 21st.
The New Harmony Project
(June 1-3) - Three Days of Utopian Tandem Riding in Southwest
Indiana - as of May 3, there is still room for three more couples
at the banquet.
: Thanks again to Jay & Linda Hardcastle for
hosting the Fall Finale Ride and Cookout at their home.
: Thanks to Jay & Linda Hardcastle for hosting
their ride to Elwood. We had a very nice lunch in Cicero
|Sept 12: Our fall ride with the
students of the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually
Impaired featured another stop at Brics in Broad Ripple
for ice cream. Thanks to Brics for donating their
ice cream to students and captains. Special thanks
to Ron Fraley and Jason Askren for making this event
|Sept 4: Thanks to all the people that
supported the group riding to MTR in Dublin, OH.
Transportation and other help was provided by (listed
Tom & Karen Gernand; Don & Chris Kirk; Kurt &
Becky O'Connor; Ian Seecoff & Cheryl Sunman; and Jeff
& Ann Marie Walker. The group rode 180 miles
over two days with an overnight stop in Greenville,
OH. The reports of headwinds were not
exagerated! Plans are already underway for a ride
from northern Indiana to Grand Rapids.
The gang of 15 at Tolly's Gastropub in Greenville,
OH. The group would soon learn that the day's 5-10
mph headwind was nothing compared to what was to
come. Photo by Kristen Dinges
|August 26: Thanks to Rick and Anna
Stanley for hosting another Tour of Madison County;
nearly 40 Cyclists attended.
Located just west of Alexandria, the world's largest paint
ball in all of it's glory.
August 12: Nice Dinner Ride hosted by Ian and Cheryl. Five
tandems and nine singles traveled to the Wanamaker Fish Fry.
|August 5: Thanks to Gary &
Shannon who hosted 15 tandem teams and 7 singles on their
promised "Flat as a Pancake" ride to Ben's Friendly Bar in
Big Ben welcomes us to Ben's Friendly Bar in Shirley, IN -
photo by Madelyn Zalon
We dodged some
morning rain on Saturday, but a very nice weekend in
Shipshewana. We had great local support thanks to Pat
& Therese Billisitz, Rick & Mary Davis, Andy & Patty
Dossman, Danny Graber & Rhonda Yoder, Keith & Jane
Miller, and Jim & Denise Snyder.
See Greg Clark's video
the Fourth of July Ride!
Thanks to Jim & Betsy Chisholm for hosting
their weekend ride in Cincinnati; We saw some of the finest trails
June 5: Thanks to John and Julia Boyd for hosting our first ever
"Couples Ride." We had three single riders join us, two
tandem teams who we haven't seen in five years, and a new couple
on a group ride with their tandem for the first time.
We enjoyed a safe weekend with great weather in Madison. We
met several experienced teams riding on their first HOOTs event.
Thanks to Bob & Charlotte Canida; Jon Wineland: and Don &
Chris Kirk for helping with the event. We return to Madison
in 2018, but it may be in September.
: Thanks to Nathan and Kristen for hosting another
Raceday Cookout - and no rain!
Nebo Ridge Couples ride is Tuesday, May 30th at 6:30p.m. See
the calendar below for details.
Madison is this weekend; you're most welcome to "just show
up." See the calendar below for details.
: Another fine evening with the students at the
Indiana School for the Blind. See the Pictures
. An anonymous (a
family including 3 young children) donor picked up the tab for our
ice cream on the Monon.
|May 7:Thanks to Jeff and Ann Marie
for hosting our first ride of the year.
Here we are at Ted's Montana Grill - photo by Jan
click on image for larger view.
The hospitality fee for Madison goes up on May 22nd - Download
the entry form to register now.