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CYCLING  

 

 “Nothing compares with the simple pleasure of a bike ride.”
  “Ride to live. Live to ride."

 

See the Cities….Enjoy the fresh air….Stay in shape….Join fellow BAJ’ers for a few hours of biking.
We will bike only on paved bike paths around the metro area. We will bike every Wednesday at 9 AM. We finish about 11.

 
 Following is the 2016 schedule:

Date                                        Where                                                                                                                                             Meet at:_____________________________________

May 4                         Bloomington’s Hyland Park                                                                                                               105th & Hampshire Ave. S.
May 11                       Minnehaha Parkway west to the lakes                                                                                            Minnehaha Falls
May 18        Minneapolis 3 Lakes Area                                    Mt. Olivet Parking Lot (50th & Knox)
May 25        Lake Harriet to Downtown Mpls                               Lake Harriet Bandshell
June 1        Round trip on both sides of the Mississippi to downtown     Minnehaha Falls
June 8        West River Rd to Greenway to new Vikings Stadium,back       Minnehaha Falls
June 15       Hopkins Depot to Lake Minnetonka                            Hopkins Depot
June 22       Hopkins Depot to downtown Mpls                              Hopkins Depot
June 29       Shepard Road to downtown St. Paul and back                  Shepard Rd & 35E
July 6        Eden Prairie Ride                                           Staring Lake Park opposite Flying Cloud
July 13       Around airport and Fort Snelling                            Minnehaha Falls
July 20       494 to downtown St. Paul                                    Mendota Hgts Rd & Sibley Mem. Hwy
July 27       Wayzata and west                                            Downtown Wayzata
August 3      Shakopee to Chaska                                          Shakopee Memorial Park
August 10     West River Rd to Greenway to lakes back to Falls            Minnehaha Falls
August 17     North Mpls to Coon Rapids                                   Webber Park
August 24     Gateway Trail                                               TBA
August 31     Welch to Red Wing                                           Downtown Welch
September 7   Medicine Lake Ride                                          TBA
September 14  Luce Line trail to the west                                 Downtown Orono
September 21  TBA

 Click on the following for a printable pdf of the schedule:BAJ_s_Cycling_Club_flyer_2016.pdf
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   (This schedule is subject to change.  Changes will be reported to bike group members via emails.)

Need more information?

Contact either Richard Schugel at 612-866-2248     email:  richard5000pro@hotmail.com

                                       or  Lyle Abeln at 952-881-5683     email:  labeln@smumn.edu

                Sign up today
 


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SOFTBALL 

TUESDAY & THURSDAY
1st WEEK OF MAY TO END OF SEPTEMBER
WARM UP 8:30 - 9AM    GAME TIME 9 - 11 AM
VALLEY VIEW FIELDS #3 & #4
91ST STREET AND PORTLAND AVE S
BLOOMINGTON, MN

PLAYERS 55+ ALL ABILITIES WELCOME
CONTACT:  LYMAN DEMARAY   ldemaray@comcast.net     952-888-6130 
                    BOB WANDBERG     
bwandberg@comcast.net  612-722-6775
                   
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TENNIS
 

 

A little history:
Tennis players, Marty Johnson, Charlie “Barnie” Barnard, Dick Hullsiek, Rick Raser, Dick Goplin and others would gather wherever Bloomington courts were available, prior to the inception of BAJ Organization. Thereafter, tennis along with other sports, were organized under the BAJ organization in 1984.

 All six VV tennis courts (resurfaced 2015) are reserved, morning hours remain in place throughout October, weather permitting. There are no fees, just show up, various playing levels from beginner to advanced, players usually pair up upon arrival on courts, doubles is normal format but 3 on 3 is also used.  Swirling rotation used when uneven numbers are available.
New players/levels are encouraged and welcomed.

 

Location site:  Valley View tennis courts, 201 East 90th Street, Bloomington

(90th Street between Portland and Nicollet, just east of swimming pool)

Starts:  1st Monday in May through/including October (starting October, with cooler mornings, start time could change to 1:00P and with volleyball starting)  

Days/Times:   Monday through/including Friday, 7:30A to 11:30A

 

Contacts:  Commissioner-Kenn Trzcinski-651.815.3483

                Associate-Lee Monssen-612.869.4205

 

Updated Dec’16
 

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                                             GOLF 

There are over 200 BAJ golfers. They converge on Dwan golf course each Monday from the 1st Monday in May thru September. Some have their regular foursomes and others just sub or fill in. All enjoy the social part of the game. There are two "scrambles" where we get to play with other golfers.

We have a lot of fun and some openings. Please join us.

A Dwan membership is required. 

Contact Joe Wilson for more information. 952-881-7731

 

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              BOCCE BALL 

Bocce Ball, an old game with many stories about who, when and where it originated. All I can add to the discussion is that it is a great game to be enjoyed by everyone regardless of age or athletic ability.

 Our BAJ season for Bocce starts the first Friday of May. The season runs every Friday morning from 9:AM to about 11:AM. We play a schedule where each team will play the others twice. When we get to that point there is a champion team . Next we have a two man tournament set up among guys who sign up. This takes another two weeks and we are done before Labor Day. We will field 12 teams. Basically there are 6 men assigned to each team and 4 men from each team play in a game and we alternate so everyone gets to play. It is set up that way so if some one cannot make it to the park for some reason we have a complete team ready to compete.

 We always welcome new players. The game is easy to learn and not that difficult to play so physical problems should not be troublesome. Our players range in age from 60 to as young as 94 and there have been players who needed crutches,canes or walkers. We even had a fellow who was almost blind playing and he was a good player

 Hope to see all the old players back and a bunch of new faces for the upcoming season.

 For information contact Larry Petersen 952-831-5519

 

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