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Every year, Cure Chasers crisscross the US to raise funds in the fight against acute and chronic diseases. Riding for Leaukemia and Lymphoma Society in Lake Tahoe; LaCrosse Wisconsin for JDRF; Indianapolis for the 24 Foundation, the American Diabetes Association and Bike MS; as well as many other rides here in the Midwest. Some even made the daring trip to take on Mount Mitchell in North Carolina, where everything you know about yourself and riding a bike are challenged to the core.

Almost every weekend starting in late March through October, Cure Chasers take to the streets of central Indiana to train, fund raise and create awareness for our cause.

At Cure Chasers, our mission is - through cycling - to promote the power of health and fitness and support non-profit organizations who are working on cures and treatments for acute and chronic diseases.

This year we will RIDE for our health and to create awareness. We will FIGHT for those battling various diseases and cancer. We will work for a CURE by raising funds and providing financial support to organizations who care for patients and their families and for those who are working on critical research for these conditions.

Scotty's Column


  • 3 Oct 2018 4:04 PM | Scott Chapman

    Some Oct rides to look forward to, I should be at most:

    Sat 10/6/18 and Sun 10/7/18 - Hilly Hundred.  On line registration closed.  I'll be volunteering at registration Friday night and Saturday morning till about 10am.  Around 50 miles and 2500 feet of climbing each day.  See the Hilly Hundred website for more details.  I volunteer every year and ride for free.

    http://www.hillyhundred.org/index.html



    Sun 10/14/18 - My Hilly Ride to Wilbur.  Free.  Starts at Hummel Park in Plainfield 10am.  Around 50 miles and 2500 feet of climbing.  More details on the Beginner and Intermediate Meetup.  



    Sat 10/20/18 - Tour De cure.  $15 registration, $200 fundraiser.  More details on the Cure Chasers' event list.

    Sun 10/21/18 - CIBA Southeast Limited Support Ride.  Kitley Elementary 10am start.  Ride length 17-55 miles.  More details on the CIBA website.  

    https://cibaride.org/



    Sat 10/27/18 - YMI Donut Ride.  FREE registration, donations accepted, free donuts at SAG stops.    9am Start from Wasson Nursery in Fishers, parking at nearby Grace Church.  Ride lengths 15, 30, 56 miles.  More details on the Beginner and Intermediate Meetup.  

    https://www.bikesignup.com/Race/IN/Fishers/YMIThirdAnnualDonutRide

    Sun 10/28/18 - My Casual Ride to Anderson Orchard.  10am start from Hummel Park in Plainfield.  Roughly 18 mile round trip.  More details on the Beginner and Intermediate Meetup.

  • 3 Oct 2018 3:02 PM | Scott Chapman

    Is there any interest in participating in the 4 person team time trial during the Tour De Cure event this year.???

    Let me know.  - Scott


    From email I received from organizer:

    Thank you for registering as a Team Captain for the Tour de Cure.  I’m reaching out to see if you have 4 people on your team, or if you know of 4 people that would be interested in representing team Cure Chasers in the Tour de Cure Team Time Trial?  Individuals who participate in the Team Time Trial can also participate in all other events of the day. There is no extra fee for participation.

    Here are details for the Team Time Trial:

    • Four teams, four cyclist per team, four laps around the track
    • Teams released in 60 second intervals from pit lane
    • Overall time is based on the front tire of the fourth cyclist
    • There will be “collegiate” and “open” divisions. The time trial is USAC sanctioned.

    Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can help you get your 4-person team set for the Time Trial!


  • 20 Aug 2018 2:41 PM | Scott Chapman

    Some Sep rides to look forward to, I should be at most:

    Fri 8/31/18, Sat 9/1/18, Sun 9/2/18 - OKHT Ride.  $90 registration for 3 days of riding, $35 Sunday only option available.  Bardstown, KY.  1130am Friday, 730am Saturday, 8am Sunday.  Multiple Rides options each day, maximum of 38 Friday, 100 Saturday, 63 Sunday.  Live Music and other shenanigans each day.

    Mon 9/3/18 (LABOR DAY) - Old Fashioned Days.  $25 registration.  8am-11am North Salem United Methodist Church, North Salem, IN.  11 and 34 mile options.  Hang around after ride for Old Fashioned Days festival, Jimmy/Anthony/Charlotte/Drew and I won the bed race 2 years ago.  More details on Indianapolis Beginner and Intermediate Cycling Meetup.  


    Sat 9/8/18 - Bike MS.  $40 registration, $150 fundraiser.  8am Boone Country 4-H Fairgrounds, Lebanon, IN.  If you plan to attend, besides registering under the Cure Chaser team on the Bike MS web page, also please sign up on for the event on this website to get copied on any logistic mailing the team will send out.

    Sun 9/9/18 - Dam to Dam Ride.  $45 registration, goes up end of month.  Wabash Indiana.  7:30-8:30 start times recommended.  15, 30, 50, 62, 80, 100 mile options.  Visit Daryl's hometown along the route.


    Sat 9/15/18 - Limestone Cycling Tour.  $55 registration.  Maysville, KY.  25, 38, 63, 100 mile options.  Around 6K feet of climbing in the century.

    Sun 9/16/18 - No Ride Scheduled.  I'll be volunteering at the Indy Irish Fest serving beer, come visit.  They usually have pedal and park to watch your bike if you choose to ride there.


    Sat 9/22/18 - Hope Ride.  $30 registration.  730am - 9am ride starts from Hauser High School in Hope IN.  More details on Indianapolis Beginner and Intermediate Cycling Meetup.  

    Sun 9/23/18 - CIBA The Bear Weekend Ride.  Free.  From Indian Creek High School in Trafalgar IN.  15, 41, 57 mile options thru challenging hills of Brown Country such as 25%+ grade Greasy Creek Rd.


    Sat 9/29/18 - CIBA Indiana Randonneurs 200K (126 miles).  Register on CIBA website - $10 processing fee to create passport you'll need signed at various control points along the unsupported route.  7am start at Major Taylor Velodrome to Story Inn in Brown Country and back.  Julie D and I rode the spring version, looks like Don will be joining us for fall version.

    Sun 9/30/18 - CIBA Mann Rd Meander.  Free.  From Southwestway Park.  Similar to our Blue Tuesday night ride except skip Observatory hill turning south for Maple Turn and Lincoln Hill Rd to Martinsville.  18, 26, 35, 47, 55 mile options.


    Bye

    Scott


  • 17 Jul 2018 2:05 PM | Scott Chapman

    Some Aug rides to look forward to, I should be at most:

    Sat 8/4/18 - Bourbon and Bluegrass Ride.  $55 Reg.  33, 63, 100 miles options.  Enjoy bourbon before/after a ride.  Ride starts/ends from OZ Tyler Distillery in Owensboro KY, they have tour night before at packet pickup.  Wendy, Henri, and myself met Mike Senzig for ride last year.  Not planning on this year, but it's a cool and flat ride if your're free that weekend.

    https://www.active.com/owensboro-ky/cycling/races/bourbon-and-bluegrass-century-2018


    Sat 8/4/18 - CIBA Downtown Bikefest.  Free.  16, 38, 68 mile options.  Ever wanted to ride our Tuesday night hill ride from downtown, now is your chance. Medium Ride loops around at Fox Hill, Longer route goes up Observatory.  I'll be driving back from Florida but this is a great ride.

    Sun 8/5/18 - No Rides Planned.  I'm volunteering at state fair pedal and park 530-9pm, ride your bike to come visit me, we can go to the dairy barn together.



    Sat 8/11/18 - ODRAM (One Day Ride Across Michigan).  $65 reg.  If riding across Indiana wasn't enough for you, or if you missed the event then join Wendy, Dennis, and myself as we ride even less mileage and less elevation as RAIN.  I have a suite that sleeps 6.  Driving up Friday afternoon, coming back Sunday afternoon.

    https://www.bikereg.com/odram-one-day-ride-across-michigan


    Sat 8/11/18 - CIBA Mystic Menagerie.  Free.  18, 32, 62 mile options.  Long ride goes to Lake Lemon, great hills on all rides.  I'll be in Michigan but this is a great ride.



    Sat 8/18/18 - Spokes of Hope.  $50 reg, join the Cure Chaser team on their website.  From downtown Lebanon, German fest after the ride.  One of my favorites rides in the state each year.  Who doesn't love bacon and slushies during a ride then cold beer and pretzels after.  Various ride options, but I'll be riding the century.

    https://www.spokesofhope.com/events


    Sun 8/19/18 - My Fantastic WALL Ride.  Free.  50+ miles/2000+ elevation from Hummel Park in Plainfield (or my house) to Wall in Wilbur. We'll see lots of birds out there: turkeys, emus, chickens, peacocks, etc.  Wall was paved last year, holes no more.  More details on Meetup.  



    Sat 8/25/18 - No Rides Planned

    Sun 8/26/18 - CIBA Wander to Walnut Grove Ride.  Free.  From Promise Road Elementary School in Noblesville.  14, 27, 41, 55, 61 mile options.


    Bye

    Scott

  • 13 Jul 2018 10:41 AM | Scott Chapman

    A) Indy Crit will have various volunteer opportunities Saturday 7/14/18.  

    1 - Holli and I working CIBA event booth 3-5pm, stop by and say hello.  They still have some opening in the morning for various positions.

    2 - Volunteer with CIba - http://signup.com/go/CJhGevm

    3 - Volunteer with the Crit team - http://www.indycrit.org/volunteer

    4 - Plus, team sponsor Circle City Bicycles will be there, stop by to see if Joe B needs a hand.


    B) Volunteer with "Pedal and Park" off Monon trail and 38th Street @ State Fair from Thursday Aug 2nd - Sunday Aug 19th, plus tear down Wed Aug 22nd.  Usually have 3 shifts a day from 9:50am - 9pm (or 11pm on Tuesday and Saturday).

    1 - I'll be working late shift 5:30 - 9pm Sunday Aug 4th, Thursday Aug 9th, and 7-11pm Saturday Aug 18th.

    2 - Volunteer - https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2330448/false#/invitation

    3 - See other Pedal and Park events this year. - http://pedalandpark.org/


    C) Don't forget to check your schedule for Indy Cross season.  Last year the Cure Chaser team volunteered at few events, setting up/tearing down course, helping with registration, concession sells, etc.

    http://www.indycross.com/schedule.html


    D) Indy Cog has various volunteer opportunities too

    https://signup.com/group/787034122419228073


    E) Bicycle Indiana  has various volunteer opportunities too

    info@bicycleindiana.org


    Scott

  • 21 Jun 2018 4:39 PM | Scott Chapman

    This Saturday 6/23/18 is NITE ride, they still need volunteers, check their website for details (http://niteride.org/volunteer.html).  Some riding positions still available, I'll be course marshal = ride to spot, help w/ traffic, wait till last rider  and sweeper van goes by, then rejoin ride.


    Some July rides to look forward to, I should be at most:

    Sun 7/1/18 - Ice Cream Social Ride.  Free.  4:30pm from Loke Bike Shop in Fishers to Handel's Ice Cream and back.  14 miles round trip via bike paths and neighborhood streets.  Day after the 24 Hr Ride, time for an easy ride, this might do the trick.


    Wed 7/4/18 - July 4th - No Rides planned.  Why not ride the bike w/ the fam to your local fireworks show.


    Sat 7/7/18 - CIBA Cemetary Ride.

    Sun 7/8/18 - My Fantastic WALL Ride.  Free.  50+ miles/2000+ elevation from Hummel Park in Plainfield (or my house) to Wall in Wilbur. We'll see lots of birds out there: turkeys, emus, chickens, peacocks, etc.  Wall was paved last year, holes no more.  More details on Meetup.  


    Sat 7/14/18 - CIBA Start of Crit Ride.

    Sun 7/15/18 - No Rides Planned


    Sat 7/21/18 - RAIN ride.  See events page for more details, please sign up on official site and on Cure Chaser site to get emails about team ride logistics.

    Sun 7/22/18 - My ride to Plainfield Block Party, 11 am-ish.  Spinning the legs out in the hood, recommend all RAIN riders get out for quick spin ASAP.


    Sat 7/28/18 - CIBA ZFL Ride.  I'll be out of town.

    Sun 7/29/18 - CIBA Picnic Ride.  I'll be out of town.


    Sat 7/28/18 - Fri 8/3/18 - Scott's Fantastic Florida Family Vacation & solo rides around Clearwater area.


    Bye

    Scott


  • 22 May 2018 4:29 PM | Scott Chapman

    Some June rides to look forward to, I should be at most:

    Sat 6/2/18 - BO Bicycle Tour.  Free to CIBA members, but lunch is extra, or pay the registration fee and get lunch included.  10,25,45,62 mile options.  Ride starts at Lucas Oil Raceway Park in Clermont, get to ride the drag strip plus 5 miles of paved BO trail as you head out to country roads of Hendricks Co.

    Sun 6/3/18 - My Fantastic WALL Ride.  Free.  50+ miles/2000+ elevation from Hummel Park in Plainfield (or my house) to Wall in Wilbur. We'll see lots of birds out there: turkeys, emus, chickens, peacocks, etc.  Wall was paved last year, holes no more.  More details on Meetup.  Julie D and Wendy are riding just for the after party.

    Sat 6/9/18 - CIBA AAA Tour.  Free.  20,38,58,78 mile options.  Ride the flat roads of NE Hamilton Co starting @ Noblesville High School.

    Sat 6/16/18 - Gray Goat Start of Summer Ride.  Free.  12,30,36,49 miles options.  Head SW of Franklin.  Longer 2 routes hits the hills around Sweetwater Lake.  They had burgers, dogs, & beer last year for an after party on the town square.

    Sun 6/17/18 - CIBA WALL Ride.  Free.  12,35, 57 miles options.  From Pioneer Park in Mooresville to Wall in Wilbur and back for long route.  They loop further south to avoid going straight down the WALL as we usually ride.

    Sat 6/23/18 - CIBA Nite Ride.  Besides the 18 mile iconic 11pm ride from IUPUI to Butler and back, there are morning and dinner rides available.  Registration required for Nite Ride.

    Fri 6/29/18 to Sat 6/30/18 - 24 Hour Ride.  7pm Friday to 7pm Saturday, come over to Butler university to ride, drink, watch me ride, watch me drink, or just hang out.  Cure Chasers will be defending our best camp site award from last year.  Food provided, but feel free to bring snacks and beverage of choice.  See the 24 Hour link on the cure chaser event page for more details.

    Bye

    Scott

  • 13 Apr 2018 3:39 PM | Scott Chapman

    Just a few brave souls made it out Tuesday 4/10/18 for first Blue Tuesday of the year.  Big shout out to team member who painted the Dan Henrys (road marks) that give turn by turn directions plus warn of sudden stops and hazards in the road.  

    I would like to point out that there are various pot holes on Tuesdays route (it is Indiana after all), which made me realize just how important is is to communicate while on the road.  

    The first rider in a group should call out the road hazards - "road kill", "water", "debris", and of course "hole".  Then other riders should repeat that message, as the 5th rider in a pack may not hear the initial call out.  But that 5th rider could hear the 4th rider call it out.  Even in a group of 2 riders, I repeat the message so the other rider knows I heard them.


    Some May rides to look forward to, I should be at most:

    Sun 4/29/18 - CIBA Mann Rd Meander.  If you ever wanted to abandon our Tuesday night route and explore the side roads, now's your chance.

    Sat 5/5/18 - CIBA Eastern Brown County Meander.  Relaxed ride thru hill country.  Plan on eating lunch on the route and dinner afterwards to make a day of it.

    Sun 5/13/18 - CIBA Crankin' Round Cordry/Sweetwater.  50ish miles but hilly for those of you not participating in Mt. Mitchell this year.

    Mon 5/14/18 - Mt. Mitchell and Marion.  Start in Spartanburg South Carolina and end in Mt Mitchell North Carolina over 100 miles and 10,000' elevation, or 72 and 5,000 if stop at base of Mt @ Marion.  See event registration for details.

    Sat 5/19/18 - Sun 5/20/18 - TOSRV.  Started in 1962, yearly Tour of Ohio Scioto River Valley.  Just south of Columbus OH.  Ride 105 miles south & 3500 ft elevation 1 day, stay the night, then ride back next day.

    Sat 5/26/17 (Memorial Weekend) - Horsey Hundred.  Rolling hills of horse country in Georgetown/Lexington KY.  Best roads I ride every year.  Up to Century ride with 5000' elevation Saturday, Friday and Sunday optional rides too.

    Mon 5/28/18 (Memorial Day) - Give Hope Ride.  YMCA fundraiser in Fishers.  Not many rides have a fly-over at the start.  Free BBQ in Cicero along the 50 mile ride, shorter options available.

  • 15 Mar 2018 6:56 PM | Scott Chapman

    Besides getting outside on our weekly repeating rides in April, here are some weekend rides I'll be attending in April.  Check them out.

    Sat 4/7/18 - 100K Populaire (63 miles).  $5.  Starts 9am at Speedway Convenience Store 1390 W Oak St, Zionsville IN, park just North in strip mall parking.

    https://cibaride.org/IndianaRandonneurs.  


    Sat 4/21/18 - Dogwood Pedal Century (100 miles).  $60.  Starts 7am near French Lick at Town Square Gazebo, 151 S Maple St Orleans, IN.

    http://www.dogwoodpedal.com/430457284


    Sat 4/28/17 - 200K Brevet (126 miles).  $10.  Starts 7am at Major Taylor Velodrome, ride to Story Inn for lunch in Brown Co. then ride back to velodrome.

    https://cibaride.org/IndianaRandonneurs


    Coach Scott

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