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2010 Michigan Ride Calendar

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2010 Michigan Bicycle Summit

Keynote Speaker Andy Clarke
Executive Director, League of American Bicyclists

Bicyclists Unite

May 26, 2010 Lansing, MI

“Providing tools for a brighter bicycling future in Michigan”

March 27 - Lansing, MI
Join LMB, MMBA and MTGA in advocating for better road, trail and mountain bicycling in Michigan.

www.LMB.org

www.LMB.org

photo by Anne Harrigan

The League of Michigan Bicyclists
The League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB) is a non-profit, statewide membership organization that promotes bicycling and the safety of bicyclists on the roadways in Michigan
LMB Board:
Steven Roach – Region 1 Michael Sproul – Region 2 Dante Lanzetta – Region 3 Jim Carpenter – Region 4 Rory Neuner – Region 6 Mike Boersma – Region 7 Barb Schmid – Region 8 Vacant – Region 9 Vacant – Region 10 Mike Sheean – Region 11 Christina Riddle – Region 12 Fred Dore – At-Large Dave Duffield – At-Large Phil Wells – At-Large

LMB Events
The Shoreline Tours are a major source of funding for LMB. Join us in 2010 as the Shoreline Tours travel down Michigan’s canopied forest highways, past beautiful inland lakes and along picturesque Great Lakes’ shorelines. We’ll show you breathtaking scenery, magnificent beaches, unique shoreline communities and lots of picturesque lighthouses. You can also support LMB’s education and advocacy efforts by attending events labeled throughout this publication with the LMB Event tag such as the 2010 Michigan Bicycle Summit and our annual Advocacy Day held at the State Capitol.

LMB Staff:

Rich Moeller - Executive Director John Lindenmayer - Associate Director

The LMB Ride Calendar
The Michigan Ride Calendar continues to be LMB’s signature publication and an essential resource for bicycle enthusiasts in Michigan and beyond. With support from MDOT, the League annually publishes and distributes 50,000 Ride Calendars. The 2010 Ride Calendar lists over 250 Michigan bicycling events. For many, the Ride Calendar is the primary means of event promotion, as it is distributed extensively throughout the state at MDOT Welcome Centers, Convention & Visitors Bureaus, all known bicycle clubs and shops, and numerous bicycle-related events. Ride Calendars are distributed to all LMB members and to individuals requesting Michigan biking and tourism information. The League also delivers copies of this publication to all Michigan legislators who distribute them to constituents.

$1-Per-Rider Events
In 2010 25 rides have pledged to donate $1 to the LMB for every rider that participates in their events. We are extremely grateful to the participating 2010 rides for their generous contributions to our efforts to promote bicycling and increase the safety of bicyclists on the roadways in Michigan. These dollars add up quickly, providing LMB with much needed funds that help with our education and advocacy efforts. By choosing a $1-Per-Rider Event, you will enjoy a great ride, support local groups, see beautiful countryside and support the LMB all at the same time. The complete list of participating $1-Per-Rider events are listed on the next page and are highlighted throughout this publication in BOLD RED TEXT.

Ride Calendar Online
The online version of this Calendar is updated regularly at: www.LMB.org/ridecal.htm. Please email updates to: john@LMB.org.

LMB Member Events
LMB member clubs and organizations host many fantastic bicycle events each year in Michigan. We strongly encourage you to support the groups that support us. Look for events throughout this publication with a LMB logo next to them. Becoming a League member ensures that full-time bicycle-advocacy professionals are protecting your interests, keeping the roads open to bicyclists and working to educate government and the public about the benefits of cycling and the rights of bicyclists. Learn more about League membership at: www.LMB.org/membership.htm or join today by using the form on the inside back cover. The next page lists current LMB member clubs, shops, and organizations (as of 1/1/10).

2011 Ride Calendar Submissions
To submit your event and/or photos for the 2011 Ride Calendar, or to request additional copies of this publication, please contact John Lindenmayer by phone at: 1-888-642-4537 or email at: john@LMB.org.

Advertising Opportunities
Reach 50,000 bicycle enthusiasts! Learn more about advertising opportunities in the 2011 Ride Calendar and other LMB publications; contact John Lindenmayer by phone at: 1-888-642-4537 or email at: john@LMB.org.

Legend
RIDE NAME IN $1-PER-RIDER-EVENT BOLD RED TEXT (DONATES $1-PER-RIDER TO LMB)
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Credits
Design & Layout: John Lindenmayer Photography: Deborah Bauer, Colleen Dalgliesh, Dottie Delehanty, Chris Doubek, Anne Harrigan, Scott Harrison, Ellie Knesper, A. Laird, John Lindenmayer, Tim Potter, Alan Rose, Greg Sadler, Barbara Schmid, and Todd Scott
You may reproduce text from this document if you give written credit to: “League of Michigan Bicyclists (www. LMB.org).” You may not reproduce photographs from this document without obtaining written consent from their owners.

LMB EVENTS (SHORELINE TOURS) (ALL PROCEEDS SUPPORT LMB PROGRAMS) LMB MEMBER EVENT

DOE: DISTANCE:

DAY OF EVENT REGISTRATION IN MILES, UNLESS NOTED
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One of the easiest ways to support LMB’s mission to promote bicycling and the safety of bicyclists on the roadways of Michigan is by participating in our events. Look for this purple box throughout for LMB sponsored events, including our popular Shoreline Bicycle Tours.

3/6 3/27 5/28 6/5

24TH ANNUAL BIKE FEAST MICHIGAN BICYCLE SUMMIT LUCINDA MEANS BICYCLE ADVOCACY DAY PEDAL & PADDLE BICYCLE TOUR SUNRISE ADVENTURE BICYCLE TOUR

7/17 8/8 8/12

E V LM EN B MUP TOUR TS (MICHIGAN’S UPPER PENINSULA)
24TH ANNUAL SHORELINE WEST 7-DAY 24TH ANNUAL SHORELINE WEST 3-DAY

6/18

RIDE RED IN ‘10
LMB salutes this year’s $1-Per-Rider events. $1 from every rider is donated to LMB’s efforts to make Michigan a safe bicycling state. We encourage you to support our supporters by participating in the following rides listed in red throughout this publication
5/2 METRO GRAND SPRING TOUR - New Boston, Willow Metropark MICHIGAN HUMAN POWERED VEHICLE RALLY - Waterford

7/18 RIDE AROUND TORCH (RAT) - Elk Rapids 7/24 7/25 7/31 8/1 8/15 8/21 8/21 8/22 RURAL PEARL OF A RIDE - Oxford AVITA WATER BLACK BEAR BICYCLE TOUR - Grayling CASS RIVER HABITAT’S RIDE FOR HOME - Vassar TOUR DA U.P. - St. Ignace ASSENMACHER 100 - Swartz Creek PAUL BAKER MEMORIAL CHARITY BICYCLE EVENT - Milford M.A.D RIDE - Ludington MOST (MUSKEGON OCEANA SCENIC TOUR) - Montague

8/28 9/4

POTAWATOMI PEDAL AND PADDLE EVENT - Athens LABOR DAY 30K FAT TIRE AND CYCLE CROSS - Milford CLINTON RIVER TRAIL FALL CLASSIC RIDE - Auburn Hills MIDDLE OF THE MITTEN CENTURY - Midland WALLOON LAKE TANDEM WEEKEND - Walloon Lake COLORBURST - Lowell

9/12 MICHIGAN TOUR DE PINK - Oxford 9/18 9/25

5/15 MSU FARM DAZE TOUR - E. Lansing 6/5

10/3 BLUE WATER RAMBLE - St. Clair 10/8 10/9

6/19 PEDAL ACROSS LOWER MICHIGAN (PALM) - South Haven 6/19 PUMPKINVINE BIKE RIDE - Goshen, IN 6/27 TOUR DI LAGO - Port Austin

8/22 CEREAL CITY CENTURY - Battle Creek

10/10 TOUR DE LIVINGSTON - Brighton

MEMBER CLUBS, SHOPS & ORGS.
The LMB graciously acknowledges the support of our members.

LMB MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS
• Alzheimer Association - Harrison Twp. • American Diabetes Association- Bingham Farms • Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living - Ann Arbor • Associated Charities of Lenawee County - Adrian • Benzie Sunrise Rotary Club - Beulah • Berrien County Cancer Service - Stevensville • Bike4BreastCancer - East Jordan • Boyne Valley Lions Club - Boyne City • Briggs Colegrove, P.C. Attorneys at Law - Detroit • Cass River Habitat for Humanities - Caro • Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness of Hillsdale County • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Grand Rapids • Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn - Frankenmuth • Friends of Camp Mak-A Dream - Bloomfield Hills • Friends of the Clinton River Trail - Rochester Hills • Friends of the Pere Marquette Rail Trail - Midland • Friends of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail, Inc. - Goshen, IN • Friends of the White Pine Trail - Belmont • Friends Promoting Port Austin - Port Austin • Gould Engineering, Inc - Flint • Grayling Recreation Authority - Grayling • Grayling Rotary Club - Grayling • Habitat for Humanity of St Joseph Co. - Three Rivers • Hands Extended Loving People - HELP - Ludington • Hospice of Lenawee - Adrian • Hostelling International - Toledo - Toledo, OH • HSCC - Harbor Springs • Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce - Mackinaw City • Michigan Bicycle Racing Association - Michigan • Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance - Lansing • National 24 Hour Challenge - Grand Rapids • National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Dimondale • PALM - Ann Arbor • Paw Paw Service League - Paw Paw • Peckham - Lansing • Pine Grove Athletic Club - Cadillac • Pittsfield Charter Twp. Parks & Rec. - Ann Arbor • Program to Educate All Cyclists (PEAC) - Saline • Shuttleguy Tours - Dodgeville • TART Trails - Traverse City

• • • • •

The Greenway Collaborative - Ann Arbor Top of Michigan Trails Council - Petoskey Tour de Pink Team Michigan - Oxford Two Bicycles & a Map - Madison, WI Zoo de Mackinac, Inc - Grosse Pointe Park

LMB MEMBER CLUBS
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Battle Creek Bicycle Club - Battle Creek Big Rapids Bicycle Club - Big Rapids Bike Ypsi - Ypsilanti Cascades Cycling Club - Jackson Chain Gang Bicycle Club - Galesburg Cherry Capital Cycling Club - Traverse City Clinton River Riders Bicycle Club - Fraser Crankin Rankin Bicyclists - Rankin Cycling Saddlemen Bicycle Club - Dearborn Downriver Cycling Club - Trenton Flying Rhino Cycling Club - Clarkston Genesee Wanderers Bicycle Club - Flint Harbor Springs Cycling Club - Harbor Springs Huron Valley Running Club - Milford Kalamazoo Bicycle Club - Kalamazoo Macatawa Cycling Club* - Holland Michiana Bicycle Association - Granger, IN MI Human Powered Vehicle Assoc. - St Clair Shores Michigan Mountain Bike Association - Western Chapter Michigan United Tandem Society* - Grand Rapids Miller Canfield Cyclists - Detroit Motive Force Loose Spokes - Southfield MSU Triathlon Club - East Lansing Potawatomi Pedal Paddle - Sherwood Rapid Wheelmen Inc - Grand Rapids Shoreline Cycling Club - Ludington Slow Spokes Bicycle Club - Sterling Heights Three Oaks Spokes Inc. - Three Oaks Tri-City Cyclists - Midland Tri-County Bicycle Association - Lansing Washtenaw Biking & Walking Coalition - Ann Arbor West Michigan Coast Riders - Fruitport Wolverbents Recumbent Cyclists - Ypsilanti Wolverine Sports Club - Royal Oak

LMB MEMBER SHOPS
• Alger Cycling & Fitness - Kentwood • American Cycle and Fitness - Grosse Pointe Woods, Grosse Pointe Park, Kentwood, Royal Oak, Sterling Heights, Commerce • Anchor Bay Bicycle & Fitness - New Baltimore • Assenmacher Cycles - Swartz Creek • Bicycle Headquarters, Inc - Midland • Bike Fix Cycling Center - Boyne City • California Cruisers Bicycle Shop - Romeo • Chicago Drive Cycling & Fitness - Grandville • Continental Bike Shop - Hazel Park • D & D Bicycles and Fitness - Westland • Denny’s Central Park Bicycles - Okemos • Holland Cycle - Holland • House of Wheels Inc. - Owosso • Kentwood Cycle - Kentwood • Latitude 45 Bicycles & Fitness - Petoskey • Macomb Bike & Fitness - Warren • Metro Bike-N-Sport - Clinton Twp • MSU Bikes - Lansing • On Two Wheels - Jackson • P & T Fitness - Jackson • Paint Creek Bicycles - Flint • Pro Sports & Cycle - Sault Ste Marie • Rock ‘n’ Road Cycle - Grand Haven • South Lyon Cycle - South Lyon • The Hub - Detroit • The Stable of Saginaw - Saginaw • Tim’s Bike Shop - St. Clair Shores • Velo City Cycles - Holland • Wheelhouse Detroit - Detroit
* Lifetime Members

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Schedule updates and more info at: www.mbra.org
DATE
MARCH

Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and USA Cycling, the Michigan Bicycle Racing Association (MBRA) is the governing body that oversees the sanctioning of 35+ competitive and noncompetitive events throughout Michigan each year. Additionally, MBRA works to identify, develop, and support Michigan cyclists through various initiatives and programs.

MBRA 2010 ROAD RACING SCHEDULE

C = criterium CR = circuit race RR = road race TT = time trial

V = velodrome (track) CX = cyclocross TOUR = tour (non-competitive)

Michigan Challenge
(A season long race series. Points are given to the top 15 placed riders in each category and at the end of the season the leader of the series is declared the winner.)

EVENT
Fisk Knob TT FRCC Spring Fling # 1 AAVC STS #1 FRCC Spring Fling # 2 FRCC Spring Fling # 3 AAVC STS #2 AAVC STS #3 FRCC "Thursday Night Worlds" Summer Series Willow Time Trial AAVC STS #4 Cone-Azalia Spring Classic FRCC "Thursday Night Worlds" Summer Series FRCC "Thursday Night Worlds" Summer Series West Branch Classic Road Race West Branch Criterium Das Tour de Frankenmuth Gran Fondo di Thumb FRCC "Thursday Night Worlds" Summer Series Duck Lake Beach Time Trial Velodrome @ Bloomer Park Le Tour de Mont Pleasant - Criterium Le Tour de Mont Pleasant - Road Race FRCC "Thursday Night Worlds" Summer Series MI State TT Championship Superior Bike Fest - Downtown Criterium Superior Bike Fest - Marquette Co. Road Race Superior Bike Fest - Presque Isle Circuit Race FRCC "Thursday Night Worlds" Summer Series Velodrome @ Bloomer Park Velodrome @ Bloomer Park USAC NRC EVENT - Meijer Grand Cycling Classic Terry Reisch Memorial Race (Circuit) FRCC "Thursday Night Worlds" Summer Series BTR Park Criterium Velodrome @ Bloomer Park Maillot Jaune FRCC "Thursday Night Worlds" Summer Series Velodrome @ Bloomer Park Milford Criterium Velodrome @ Bloomer Park Ada Criterium Hines Park TT Velodrome @ Bloomer Park FRCC "Thursday Night Worlds" Summer Series Battle Creek Friday Night Steet Sprints Battle Creek Criterium East Grand Rapids (Gasight) Criterium FRCC "Thursday Night Worlds" Summer Series Velodrome @ Bloomer Park Cherry-Roubaix Race Weekend Tour di Via Italia Criterium Debaets-DeVos Criterium Velodrome @ Bloomer Park Michigan Double-X Cyclocross Ithaca Grand Prix CX Mad Anthony Cyclocross

TYPE
TT CR C CR CR C C CR TT C RR CR CR RR C RR TOUR CR TT V C RR CR TT C RR CR CR V V C CR CR C V RR CR V C V C TT V CR C C C CR V C, C, RR C C V CX CX CX

PROMOTER/CLUB
River City Velo Club Flying Rhino CC AAVC Juniors Team Flying Rhino CC Flying Rhino CC AAVC Juniors Team AAVC Juniors Team Flying Rhino CC Fredrick James LLC AAVC Juniors Team AAVC Juniors Team Flying Rhino CC Flying Rhino CC MPI - Main Street Racing Team MPI - Main Street Racing Team Tri-City Cyclists Tri-City Cyclists Flying Rhino CC West Michigan Coast Riders USAC Jr & Master National Qualifying Mt. Pleasant Chamber of Commerce Mt. Pleasant Chamber of Commerce Flying Rhino CC Fredrick James LLC Lake Superior Community Partnership Lake Superior Community Partnership Lake Superior Community Partnership Flying Rhino CC NA NAS-TRACK # 4 Arlington Sports Dan Herzberg Flying Rhino CC WMU Cycling NAS-TRACK # 5 Cycle Fit Sports Club Flying Rhino CC NAS-TRACK # 6 Huron Valley Running & Athletic Club NAS-TRACK # 7 Ada Bike Club Cycling Saddlemen Bloomer Velodrome SIX-day Flying Rhino CC Team Active Racing Team Active Racing Bissell Cycling Club Flying Rhino CC Can-Am Championships Hagerty Cycling Club Windsor, Ontario CANADA Cadiuex BC USAC Elite National Qualifying Tailwind Team Sandbag Midwest Cycling Group

CONTACT
Eric Kimber Gary Oliveira - frccp@hotmail.com TBD Gary Oliveira - frccp@hotmail.com Gary Oliveira - frccp@hotmail.com TBD TBD Gary Oliveira - frccp@hotmail.com Fred Nemenski - fredericjames@live.com TBD Lucas Wall - lucasjw@gmail.com Gary Oliveira - frccp@hotmail.com Gary Oliveira - frccp@hotmail.com Karey Collins - tkcollins1@charter.net Karey Collins - tkcollins1@charter.net Steve Weckle - srweckle@chartermi.net Steve Weckle - srweckle@chartermi.net Gary Oliveira - frccp@hotmail.com TBD Dale Hughes - dale@nas-track.com Jack White - jwhite@mt-pleasant.net Jack White - jwhite@mt-pleasant.net Gary Oliveira - frccp@hotmail.com Fred Nemenski - fredericjames@live.com Don Wolfe - superiorbikefest@chartermi.net Don Wolfe - superiorbikefest@chartermi.net Don Wolfe - superiorbikefest@chartermi.net Gary Oliveira - frccp@hotmail.com Dale Hughes - dale@nas-track.com Dale Hughes - dale@nas-track.com Rob Layborn - info@arlingtonsports.org Dan Herzberg - treisch.memorialrace@gmail.com Gary Oliveira Dave Boboltz - yeljersey@comcast.net Dale Hughes - dale@nas-track.com Karey Collins - tkcollins1@charter.net Gary Oliveira - frccp@hotmail.com Dale Hughes - dale@nas-track.com Joe Dolan - hvrac@comcast.net Dale Hughes - dale@nas-track.com Dan Johnson - race@adabike.com Allen Duncan - all_duncan@sbcglobal.net Dale Hughes - dale@nas-track.com Gary Oliveira - frccp@hotmail.com Dan Wolin - dwolin01@mac.com Dan Wolin - dwolin01@mac.com Craig Rawlings - craig.rawlings@selective.com Gary Oliveira - frccp@hotmail.com Dale Hughes - dale@nas-track.com Bob McLain - bob@mclaincycle.com Aldo Sfalcin - aldo@mapleleafcycling.com Bernie Clinke - fastcadence@aol.com Dale Hughes - dale@nas-track.com Robert Linden - tailwind@tir.net Brian Hancock - racepromoter@gmail.com Joe Lekovish - jlekovish@hotmail.com
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APRIL

3 10 11 18 22 24 25 2 6 20 22 23 29 30

MAY

JUNE

3 6 11 12 13 17 20 25 26 27

JULY

1 2- 4 9 10 11 15 17 23 24 29 30

AUGUST

1 6 7 8 10-15 12 20 21 22 26 27 27 - 29 5 6 11 - 12 18-19 26 23

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

2010 Michigan Ride of Silence Locations
Adrian
Start: Behind Croswell Theater, city lot Contact: Jim Dickson james.dickson@comcast.net

Jackson (Cascades Cycling Club)

Start: TBD Contact: Dave Spencer spencerd_co_washtenaw@hotmail.com

Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society)

Start: Wheeler Park, corner of N. 4th Ave & Depot St. Contact: Kathleen Donahoe kdonahoe@umich.edu | 734-996-4985

Kalamazoo

Start: TBD Contact: Mark Rose m.rose@morrisrose.com | 269-345-0123

(The Chain Gang)

Battle Creek (Battle Creek Bicycle Club)

Start: Getaway Sports, 636 Capital Ave. Contact: Chad Curtis getawaysports@yahoo.com | 269-979-1996

Kingsford

Start: TBD Contact: Kevin Socia postal_1999@yahoo.com

May 19, 2010, 7pm
The Ride of Silence exists:
• to mourn cyclists killed by motorists • to raise awareness (among motorists, police, and city officials) of cyclists on the road • to have motorists know we only want to share the road • to show that cyclists are not going away

Bay City (Tri-City Cyclists)

Start: Bay County Health Dept., across from Empire Theater Contact: John Geminder, Bicycle Headquarters Inc. jgeminder@aol.com | 989-496-2810

Lapeer

Start: TBD Contact: Rebecca Forfar iron.faith@yahoo.com

Boyne City (North Country Bicycle Club)
Start: Veterans Park Contact: Mike Sheean m_sheean@yahoo.com | 231-582-4030

Lennon (Genessee Wanderers Bicycle Club)

Start: OK Ind. parking lot, corner of Oak St & Lennon Contact: Dave Otto dctoot@yahoo.com | 810-744-2471

Cadillac

On the third Wednesday of May, at 7:00

Start: City Pavillion Contact: Kamie Wade upnorthtriathlete@gmail.com

Marquette (Kitchi-Mi-Kana [KMK] Cycling Club)
Start: Lower Harbor parking lot Contact: Sarah Anderson sba407@gmail.com

Detroit - Belle Isle (Wheelhouse Detroit)
Start: Belle Isle, fountain area Contact: Steve Roach Roach@MillerCanfield.com | 313-496 7933

Menominee

pm local time, cyclists across the state, in 30 confirmed locations, will join cyclists across the U.S.A. and around the world, by taking to the roads in remembrance of fellow cyclists who have been injured and killed by motorists. Chris Phelan organized the first Ride Of Silence in Dallas in 2003 after endurance cyclist Larry Schwartz was killed by a passing bus, on an empty road. It has grown from that single Ride, to nearly 300 the past two years, in 19 countries in 2009. The Ride Of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph and remain silent during the ride. Rides are typically 8 to 12 miles long. The Ride hopes to raise cycling awareness during national bike safety week and month to motorists, police, and city officials. The Ride is also a chance to mourn, in funeral procession style, cyclists who have been killed. The Ride requests black armbands be worn to honor cyclists who have been killed and red arm-bands if you have had a bike/motor vehicle accident. (many locations will have these available)

East Lansing (MSU Bikes)

Cycle Path Bike Shop Spokes & Folks Start: Menominee Yacht Club (MMYC), First St. Contact: Bill St Martin cycle_path_mi@yahoo.com | 810-744-2471

Start: MSU Bikes Service Center, Bessey Hall www.bikes.msu.edu/maps.html Contact: Tim Potter flyingdutchman63@gmail.com | 517-432-3414

Midland

Start: Midland Civic Arena on Fast Ice Dr. Contact: John Geminder, Bicycle Headquarters Inc. jgeminder@aol.com | 989-496-2810
(Wolverine Sports Club/Riders4Research/ CadieuxBC)

(Tri-City Cyclists)

Grand Rapids (Rapid Wheelmen Bicycle Club)

Start: Riverside Park, Monroe Ave, 2nd park entrance Contact: Mark Hagar Mark.Hagar@rideofsilence.org | 616-389-3552

Oakland Co.

Grand Rapids - Spin for Silence (WMCA)

Start: WMCA Health Club, Lake MI Dr. Contact: Deborah McDonald (contact for availability for non-WMCA members) dmacdonald@grwmca.org

Start: Velodrome at Bloomer Park, road ride and simultaneously track ride Contact: Colleen Brown RideofSilence4OaklandCo@gmail.com | 248-417-6235

Saginaw

Grayling

Start: City Building, 1020 City Blvd. Contact: Margaret Creps margaret55@charter.net | 989-348-9691

(The Bicycle Shop)

Start: Stable Bicycle Shop, 300 S. Hamilton St. Contact: Larry Tesch jamal2kt@yahoo.com

(Tri-City Cyclists)

Saulte St Marie

Grosse Pointe (Wolverine Sports Club)

Start: American Cycle & Fitness, Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Woods Contact: Russ St. John surfkumu@sbcglobal.net

Start: Pro Sport Contact: Anthony Talentino TTalentino@stelectrical.com | 906-632-2775 Start: Central Park Contact: Mark Stoll mestoll@sbcglobal.net | 616-402-1359

(Pro Sports, Soo Bike Club)

Spring Lake/Muskegon (West MI Coast Riders)

Harbor Springs

Start: Bay & State Sts., outside Stafford’s Pier Restaurant Contact: Christopher Benson cjbenson516@gmail.com

Traverse City (TART Trails & Cherry Capital Cycling Club)

Mark Hagar, Ride of Silence MI Director Mark.Hagar@rideofsilence.org | 616-389-3552

Haslett

Learn more and view updates to Michigan locations at:

Start: Haslett Middle School Contact: Lenny Provencher provenc@msu.edu | 517-204-2971

(Tri-County Bicycle Assoc.)

Start: Old Railroad Depot , near Woodmere Ave & Eighth St. Contact: Fred Schaafsma safetyandeducation@cherrycapitalcyclingclub.org

Westland/Dearborn/Livonia

Holland

rideofsilence.org
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Start: Holland Civic Center, W 8th St. Contact: Laura Harris info@crosscountrycycle.com | 616-396-7491

(Cross Country Cycle)

(Metro South Chapter of the MI Mountain Biking Assoc.) Start: Nankin Mills Pavilion, Hines Dr. Contact: Dave Duffield capops2@ameritech.net

Ypsilanti

Start: Recreation Park, 1015 Congress St. Contact: Robert Krzewinski wolverbob@yahoo.com

Bike Month
- May 2010 Bike Month: May Bike-to-Work Week: May 17-21 Bike-to-Work Day: May 21
Americans have been commemorating National Bike Month in May for 54 years, thanks to advocacy groups like the League of American Bicyclists and the League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB). Timed to coincide with the arrival of warmer weather, the event has inspired countless bike rides, safety inspections, commuter challenges, ribbon-cuttings, “share the road” promotions, and other varied celebrations of bicycling in communities across the nation. The LMB is promoting Bike-to-Work Week from May 17-21. One of the most popular activities in Bike Month is encouraging people to bicycle to work and forsake their motor vehicles for at least one day. Friday, May 21 is designated as National Bike-to-Work Day (this date is also part of National Transportation Week), although many communities pick other dates in the month for this particular event. Hundreds of people in Ann Arbor, Flint, Holland, Jackson, Lansing, Manistee and Traverse City will bike, walk, carpool, take the bus to work, or telecommute during Smart Commute ‘10. Smart Commute is part of a national celebration of Bike-toWork Week.
For Bike-to-work resources visit: www.bikeleague.org/programs/bikemonth/ For tips and resources on Smart Commuting visit: www.MIsmartcommute.org

Smart Commute 2010
Ann Arbor — May 1 – 31
In May, the getDowntown Program hosts the Commuter Challenge-a month long competition that encourages downtown Ann Arbor commuters to walk, bus, bike, etc. to work. During the Challenge individuals and organizations can win prizes, check out stats, and have a great time! In addition to the Commuter Challenge, the getDowntown Program hosts other fun events during the month of May, including Bike to Work Day. getDowntown Program - Nancy Shore (734) 214-0100 | nancy@annarborchamber.org | www.getdowntown.org

Flint — TBD

Think outside the glove box!” Instead of driving a car, try people powered transportation: bicycling, walking, carpooling, or public transit. The Safe and Active Genesee for Everyone (SAGE) Collaborative is celebrating active transportation with Smart Commute events. For details, visit: Safe and Active Genesee for Everyone (SAGE) - Lauren Holaly (810) 235-3396 | lholaly@crim.org | www.crim.org/smartCommute/index.htm

Holland - Zeeland — May 17 – 22

Green Commute Week will be launched with a community-wide educational forum and series of community events to include a commuter challenge, practical tips for bicycle commuters, and a leadership ride in the Holland-Zeeland area. Organized by the Macatawa Area Coordinating Council, and representatives from local businesses, health care professionals, and bike shops, Green Commute Week will highlight cost savings and health benefits of alternative transportation options. Green Commute Program – Elisa Hoekwater (616) 395-2688, ext. 109 | ehoekwater@the-macc.org

Jackson — May 21

Get fit. Be green. Save money. Join us in celebrating the joys of walking, biking, and riding the bus! The Smart Commute kicks off on May 21. Events include Leader Ride, Smart Commute Morning Meet-ups, and a lunch party. The Smart Commute continues through the summer with monthly Smart Commute Days and a Corporate Commuter Challenge. Fitness Council of Jackson - Scott TenBrink (517) 990-9798 | scott@fitnesscouncil.org | www.fitnesscouncil.org

Lansing — April - June

Smart Commute helps people in the Capital Area discover the joys of walking, bicycling, riding the bus, carpooling, and telecommuting instead of driving. Smart Commute will include bicycle commuting classes, festivals, a company competition, monthly prize drawings for members of the Smart Commute Club, and more. Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council - MC Rothhorn (517) 203-8937 | info@midmeac.org | www.midmeac.org

Manistee — TBD

Healthy Active Manistee (HAM it up!) is a program that encourages walking, biking, carpooling and using public transportation in the Manistee area. Manistee Nonmotorized Transportation Committee - Christa Johnson christajohnsondc@gmail.com

Traverse City — June 1 - 5

Smart Commute Week is a program that encourages ‘smart’ transportation that includes: walking, biking, carpooling, using public transportation, or any other form of transportation that does not include driving alone. The event showcases, promotes and encourages alternative transportation options in Traverse City. Events include free commuter breakfasts, a commuter cup challenge, prizes and more. TART Trails, Inc. - Missy Luyk missy@traversetrails.org | www.smartcommutetc.org

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2010 MICHIGAN MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE SCHEDULE
Guts and Gravel Yankee Springs Time Trial * Pontiac Lake Time Trial † Fort Custer Stampede * Brighton Stage Race † 6 & 12 Hours of Stony Creek ◊ Bloomer Park XC * † 12 & 24 Hours of Boyne ◊ Hansen Hills Challenge * 8 Hours of Cannonsburg ◊ Ruby Campground XC Lumberjack Big-M XC † Stony Creek Marathon † Boyne Marathon * 6 & 12 Hours of Ithaca ◊ Stony Creek Time Trial * † 8 Hours of Blommer Park ◊ Pontiac Lake XC † Ore to Shore 6 & 12 Housrs of Pando ◊ Maybury State Park * Fort Custer Time Trial † Stony Creek XC † 6 & 12 Hours of Drummond Isd. ◊ Waterford CX Clinic † Addison Oaks Fall Classic * 12 & 24 Hours of Hansen Hills ◊ Michigan Double Cross -1 † Michigan Double Cross -2 † Pando Challenge * Munson-Night CX-3 † 6 & 12 Hours of Addison Oaks ◊ TBD CX-4 † Vets Park CX-5 † Vets Park CX-6 † Iceman TBD CX-7 † TBD CX-8 † Peak to Peak Springfield Oaks CX-9 † April 10 April 18 April 25 May 2 May 15/16 May 15 May 29 May 29/30 June 6 June 12 June 13 June 19 June 27 July 3 July 10 July 17 July 25 July 31 August 8 August 14 August 14 August 21 August 22 August 29 Sep. 4 Sep. 11 Sep. 12 Sep. 18/19 Sep. 18 Sep. 19 Sep. 26 Oct. 2 Oct. 9 Oct. 17 Oct. 30 Oct. 31 Nov. 6 Nov 14 Nov. 21 Oct. 16 Dec. 5

2010 Recurring Events
4/6 - 11/23
Start: Birmingham, Barnum Park Distance: Up to 55 miles Fee: $5.00 From April through Sept. 14 a road ride starting from Derby School in Birmingham - Derby at Adams Rds. Fast training rides offered. Three groups. 6pm start. From Sept. 21 through November a night dirt road night ride of about 32 miles. Motive Force-Loose Spokes (248) 388-3854 | EJLMotiveForce@bikerider.com www.LMB.org/MFLS

3/27 – Saturday

MOTIVEFORCE-LOOSE SPOKES

The theme of this year’s summit is “Providing tools for a brighter bicycling future in Michigan.” The keynote speaker will be Andy Clarke, Executive Director of the League of American Bicyclists. The event is designed for anyone that wants to make a difference in promoting bicycling and the safety of bicyclists in Michigan. It will be held in Lansing at Peckham Industries...see website for details. League of Michigan Bicyclists office@LMB.org | www.lmb.org

MICHIGAN BICYCLE SUMMIT

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5/3 - 9/20

Start: Birminhgham Distance: 15 – 28 Fee: None An opportunity for women to meet and ride and learn skills, this social/casual/recovery paced ride will travel on paved suburban roads. Leave from Barnum Park in Birmingham on Pierce St. at George at 6:30 pm Mondays through the summer. CadieuxBC/Team o2/Riders4research (248) 388-3854 | EJ@riders4research.com www.riders4research.com

R4RWOMENSRIDE

April
4/25 - 4/26 Sunday - Monday

5/2 - 10/31

Start: Flint Distance: 13 – 17 Fee: free Short, free, no-drop rides every Sunday from May - October, along the Flint River Trail. They all start at 2:00 pm at the Flint Farmers Market at Longway Blvd. and the river. Three variations of the ride are held once each month with the remaining Sunday saved for exploratory rides or repeats. We ride at about 10 -11 miles an hour. There are leaders and sweeps for each group of 20 riders. The Friends of the Flint River Trail (810) 742-0071 | bnbaton@gmail.com http://edtech.mcc.edu/ffrt

FLINT RIVER TRAIL

Start: Ann Arbor/Saline Fee: $3, free parking, kids under 10 are free Biggest, oldest and best classic bicycle and minibike show and swap meet in the country. Over 7,000 bicycles at last year’s show. Four bicycles to be given away free. Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor/Saline Rd. 8am-3pm. Auction is at 11:30. Paul and Anne Kleppert (248) 642-6639 | bikeshow@aol.com www.ann-arbor-bicycleshow.com

ANN ARBOR CLASSIC BICYCLE AND MINIBIKE SHOW AND SWAP MEET

May
5/2 Sunday
Start: New Boston - Willow Metropark Distance: 12, 25, 45, 60 Fee: $16 Ind/$43 Fam, after 4/28 $22/55, DOE Join the DCC for the 27th annual Metro Grand Spring Tour (The Homemade Cookie Tour) on routes along the Huron River and on scenic country roads. A great pancake breakfast is included to all who sign up for the ride that begins the riding season. Downriver Cycling Club (313) 381-2833 | dcc.mgst@yahoo.com www.lmb.org/dcc

METRO GRAND SPRING TOUR

5/16 - 6/12 Saturdays

Endurance

More Info/Updates:

XC/TT (Cross Country/Time Trial) XC/TT, part of MMBA CPS Mountain Bike Race Series CX (Cyclo-Cross Race Series )

Start: YMCA - Portage Distance: 5-15 Fee: $50.00 KBC Bike Camp is run on five consecutive Saturday mornings starting in mid-May. Learn how to ride a bike properly, efficiently and safely on public roads. Bike fitting, fitness goals, nutrition and maintenance are covered. Orientation 5/11/10. Kalamazoo Bicycle Club (269) 217-9082 | BikeCamp@KalamazooBicycleClub.org www.KalamazooBicycleClub.org

KBC - BIKE CAMP 2010

5/2 Sunday

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March
3/6 Saturday

January 2010
1/24 Sunday
Start: Ann Arbor Distance: 6, 12, 20, 40 Fee: free The third weekend of January is notoriously the worst day so what else is there to do but ride! Wheels in Motion Cycling and Fitness (734) 971-2121 | wheelsinmotion3400@comcast.net wheelsinmotion.us
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24TH ANNUAL BIKE FEAST

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Start: Ypsilanti Distance: 15, 30 Fee: free Group rides of varying lengths with option to ride in slower or faster groups. Plus a neighborhood family friendly scramble. Festival at noon: Barbeque, bike games, info booths & more. No formal SAG. Rides leave park at 10 am. Bike Ypsi(734) 330-0550 | bikeypsi@gmail.com www.bikeypsi.org

BIKE YPSI SPRING RIDE & FESTIVAL

WORST DAY OF THE YEAR RIDE

Livonia - Clarenceville United Methodist Church - 20300 Middlebelt Rd., (just S. of 8 Mile on E. side of street) Fee: $10 (no potluck) The Bike Feast is back again! All cyclists are welcome to enjoy an evening of dining, entertainment and prizes. Wear your favorite cycling shirt or jersey. 5 pm social hour (no alcohol), 6 pm dinner. Space is limited - register online at www.LMB.org early. League of Michigan Bicyclists - Dave Duffield (248) 347-0136 | dduffield@LMB.org www.LMB.org

5/8 Saturday

Start: Willow Metropark Distance: 10, 25, 45, 62 Fee: Free Experience the total comfort of recumbent riding! Recumbent bicycle displays, dealers, test-rides, used recumbents for sale. “Buying Your First Recumbent” talk at 11 am and 1pm. Sheltered area in case of rain. Group ride at noon. Park located off Exit 11 of I-275, south of Detroit Metro Airport. Wolver-Bent Recumbent Cyclists wolverbob@gmail.com www.wolverbents.org

MICHIGAN RECUMBENT RALLY EAST

5/8 Saturday

Start: Kalamazoo/South Haven Distance: 25,45, 70, 100 Fee: $15 Ind/$30 Fam, after 5/1 $20/$40, DOE Ride the KalHaven Trial and the new 5 miles extension open to downtown Kalamazoo or choose from four road routes through Kalamazoo and Van Buren countries. Shuttles available. Friends of the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail (269) 381-5043 | krvt@kalcounty.com www.kalcounty.com/parks/krvt/trailprogramming

KAL-HAVEN/KALAMAZOO RIVER VALLEY TRAILWAY TRAILBLAZER

5/26 Wednesday

Hosted by LMB, MMBA & MTGA

LUCINDA MEANS BICYCLE ADVOCACY DAY

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for ‘rounding Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, & Erie
Start: E. Lansing - MSU Campus Distance: 3 mi. to State Capitol + optional afternoon ride Fee: $10 All bicyclists, whether they enjoy on-road or off-road riding, need safe accommodations to get to their destinations. That’s why the League of Michigan Bicyclists, Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance and Michigan Mountain Biking Association are joining forces in 2010 to advocate for Complete Streets and other issues key to all bicyclists. The day will start with a short road rally to the State Capitol where volunteers from all three organizations will educate legislators on policy issues that facilitate a bicycle-friendly Michigan. Lunch will be provided after legislative visits, followed by an optional afternoon ride. Details on the agenda and how to register will be listed at: www.LMB.org/advocacyday.htm

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5/9 Sunday

Start: Clarkston Distance: 8, 14, 24, 48 Fee: $20 adult, $12 seniors & juniors A Mother’s Day back roads tour over the rolling hills of North Oakland County. Fat tire or cyclocross bikes are recommended for this ride on dirt roads. Registration will be available via our website. Flying Rhino Cycling Club secretary@flyingrhinocc.com www.flyingrhinocc.com

SPRING BACK 40 CALLENGE

5/15 Saturday

Start: E. Lansing - MSU Pavilion, Forest & College Distance: 25, 50, 75, 100 km Fee: $30 Ind/$25 (17 & under)/$55 Fam, After 5/1 $35/30/65, DOE Meander through MSU farmlands and the surrounding countryside on this tour supporting the Michigan State Triathlon Club. The tour starts at MSU Pavilion. See website for map, registration and more details. available from 8 am to 10 am. MSU Triathlon Club - Alex Douglass (248) 890-4777 | dougl122@msu.edu www.msutriathlon.com

MSU FARM DAZE TOUR

5/29 Saturday

Start: Frankenmuth Distance: 15 - 75, depending on category Fee: $35 This is an USCF sanctioned road race. Beginners, amateurs and professionals are all welcome. Tri City Cyclists (989) 839-2034 | Srweckle@chartermi.net www.tricitycyclists.org

DAS TOUR OF FRANKENMUTH

June
6/5 - 6/6 Saturday - Sunday

5/29 Saturday

5/16 Sunday

Start: Frankenmuth Distance: 25, 50, 100 km Fee: $15, after 5/1 $20 The routes wind out of the village, along the Cass River, across the lush farmlands of the Saginaw Valley and end back at the middle school. The roads have light traffic and are mostly flat with a few hills for variety. This is our 25 year for this ride. Optimist Club of Frankenmuth (989) 652-2557 | drnancy94@yahoo.com

FAHRRAD TOUR

Start: Frankenmuth Distance: NA Fee: Free 2nd Annual Frankenmuth Antique and Classic Bicycle Swap/ Show. This event is being held in conjunction with the Tour de Frankenmuth, which is a USA cycling sanctioned bike race. Tri City Cyclists (989) 839-2034 | bishopdansue@aol.com www.tricitycyclists.org

BICYCLE EXPO/SWAP MEET

Start: Montague Distance: 20-40 miles a day Fee: See website Saturday morning, cycle 20-50 peaceful miles primarily on the Hart-Montague Trail; return that afternoon to canoe or kayak on the White River. Sunday morning, bike another 20-50 miles past beautiful inland lakes and Lake Michigan shores. League of Michigan Bicyclists (888) 642-4537 | office@lmb.org www.lmb.org

PEDAL & PADDLE BICYCLE TOUR

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6/5 Saturday

5/30 Sunday

5/19 Wednesday See page 4

RIDE OF SILENCE

21ST ANNUAL ZOO-DE-MACKINAC

5/22 Saturday

Start: Coldwater Distance: 15, 25, 40, 62, 100 Fee: $20, after 4/30 $25 Routes are along the Branch County Chain of Lakes, scenic Amish country, and rolling hills. Start times are 7:30 to 10:30 am inclusive. Branch Area Bike Association (517) 617-7506 | info@bikebranch.org bikebranch.org

BABA WOOLY BIKE RALLY

Start: Harbor Springs Distance: 51 Fee: $50, after 5/8 $60 This is not a race! The Zoo-de-Mack is a scenic 51 mile bicycle ride and a weekend of huge parties in one of the most beautiful areas of Michigan. More than 2500 outdoor enthusiasts gather each year to take part in this fun filled weekend. Zoo-de-Mackinac, Inc. (313) 821-8414 | sarah@zoo-de-mack.com www.zoo-de-mack.com

5/31 Monday

Start: Brighton High School Distance: 10, 25, 50, 75 & 100 (road) / 5, 9, & 14 (mtn.) Fee: $15, after 3/22 $25 Ride includes stocked rest stops, lunch and live entertainment at the finish; SAG and medical support with an additional lunch stop provided on our 75 & 100-mile routes. All riders will also receive a T-shirt and goodie bag. Ride for an excellent cause and help to STOP DIABETES in Michigan. American Diabetes Association (248) 433-3830 | ahalladay@diabetes.org http://main.diabetes.org/SoutheastMItourdecure

SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN TOUR DE CURE

Start: Grand Haven Distance: 100 km Fee: Free Ride 100 kilometers through the valley of the Grand River. Breakfast in Allendale, returning well before noon for family activities. Meet at Rock ‘n’ Road Cycle by 6:45 am to split in two groups. Leave at 7:00 sharp. Pump tires and find your shoes the night before. Don’t forget breakfast money. team yogurt / Rock ‘n’ Road Cycle (616) 846-2800 | tim@rocknroadcycle.com www.rocknroadcycle.com

MEMORIAL DAY CANADIAN CENTURY

6/5 Saturday

Start: Harbor Springs Distance: 20, 42 , 61 Fee: $25 advance, $30 on site 20th Anniversary! Join us for a great celebration. “Tunnel of Trees” (M-119) is a part each route, refreshment stops, sag service, bbq lunch all included. T-shirts and lodging pacakges available. This is a great ride with lots of friendly people! HSCC c/o Birchwood Inn (231) 526-2151 | frontdesk@birchwoodinn.com www.birchwoodinn.com/specialevents.html
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HARBOR SPRINGS CYCLING CLASSIC

100 GRAND

6/5 Saturday

6/12 - 6/13 Saturday - Sunday

Start: Grand Rapids Distance: 17, 35, 65, 100 Fee: $20 Ind/$40 Fam, Add $5 after 5/24 Lunch provided for ALL entrants: BBQ sandwiches, pita wraps (with vegetarian option), tons of fruit, soda, homemade cookies, and other snacks. Rest stops are every 20 miles or so along each route and are stocked with home-made cookies, fruit, snacks, Gatorade, and water. 17 mile riders also have a rest stop near their half-way point. Road Bike 101 available for new/inexperienced riders! Rapid Wheelmen (616) 915-2048 | 100grand@rapidwheelmen.com www.lmb.org/rapidwheels/100_Grand/100grand_ride.htm

Start: Mackinaw City Distance: 25, 50, 75,100 Fee: TBD Four inland and shoreline routes available with marked routes direct you. SAG safety wagons patrol the routes and designated rest areas. Incredible scenery and a light cook-out lunch at rides end. On Sunday, 400 riders over 13 will climax their adventure with a ride across the magnificent Mackinac Bridge. Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce (231) 436-5574 | info@mackinawchamber.com www.mackinawchamber.com

BIG MAC SHORELINE SPRING SCENIC BIKE TOUR & RIDE ACROSS BRIDGE

6/12 Saturday
Start: Laingsburg High School Distance: 25, 50, 100 km Fee: $15, ages 6-16 $8, under 5 free A fun family orientated ride through the country roads of Shiawassee County with fruit and cookie stops. Lunch is served at the high school after the ride. Tri-County Bicycle Association (517) 882-3200 | tshirt@biketcba.org www/iketcba.org

T-SHIRT RIDE

6/12 Saturday

6/12 - 6/13 Saturday - Sunday

6/12 - 6/13 Saturday - Sunday

Start: Holland Distance: 30, 50, 75 & 100 per day Fee: $60 registration fee + pledges Bike MS is a premier cycling series in Michigan to raise awareness and funds for the National MS Society. All routes are fully supported with rest stops every 10 - 15 miles, SAG vehicles, mechanical support and medical volunteers. National MS Society (517) 646-0807 | bike@mig.nmss.org www.bikemsmi.ort

BIKE MS RIDE, GREAT LAKES BREAKAWAY - WEST MICHIGAN

Start: Waterford Distance: See Description Fee: $35 One-Hour Time Trials, Top Speed Event, Hill Climb, Kilometer Race and Road Races. Recumbents, tricycles, bicycles, tandems and TT bikes welcome. Two days of action with dinner Saturday evening. Spectators welcome. (Dates tentative) Michigan Human Powered Vehicle Association (586) 863-3902 | mowett@aol.com http://www.wisil.recumbents.com/wisil/calendar.asp

MICHIGAN HUMAN POWERED VEHICLE RALLY

Start: Ann Arbor-Olson Park Distance: 25, 67, 100 Fee: $75, After 5/8 $100, DOE A scenic ride along the Huron river and throughout Ann Arbor. Enjoy a day of fun, hope and beer - to cure Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Family and friends can join you at the after party featuring live music, beer by Arbor Brewing and great Mexican food. All money raised goes to local patient services & research to find a cure. ALS Association-Michigan Chapter (248) 680-6540 | susan@alsa-michigan.org http://web.alsa.org/gearsbeers

GEARS & BEERS - RIDE TO CURE ALS

Determination.

Control.

Expertise.

Miller Canfield
– proudly supports the –

LEAGUE OF MICHIGAN BICYCLISTS

Steven A. Roach • 313.496.7933 • roach@millercanfield.com
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6/12 Saturday

Start: Boyne City Distance: 30, 68, 100, 130 Fee: $35 The Michigan Mountain Mayhem is a (Road Bike) cycling event which will test you both mentally and physically. It is one of the most grueling and challenging rides you will ever participate in. Can you handle 10,000 feet of climbing? Northern Michigan Cycling Club (231) 582-0542 | paul@michiganmountainmayhem www.michiganmountainmayhem.com

MICHIGAN MOUNTAIN MAYHEM

6/18 - 6/20 Friday - Sunday

Start: Rogers City Distance: 40-60 miles daily Fee: See website Experience the spectacular Lake Huron coastline of Michigan’s Northeast Lower Peninsula. Rogers City will be home base for our three 40-to-60-mile days of scenic riding. League of Michigan Bicyclists (888) 642-4537 | office@lmb.org www.lmb.org

SUNRISE ADVENTURE BICYCLE TOUR

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6/19 - 6/20 Saturday - Sunday

6/16 - 6/20 Wednesday - Sunday
Start: Empire, Sleepy Bear Campground Distance: TBD Fee: $140 Different routes each day in beautiful Leelanaw County. Tents will not be moved each day. Price includes sags, food (breakfast and dinner), maps, restrooms, pool and great beach in Empire. Great food! Tri-County Bicycle Association nwtour@biketcba.org www.biketcba.org

Start: Middleville Distance: 122, 25, 5.5-mile loops Fee: $75, after 4/30 $95, after 5/31, $120 Personal Best On-Road Endurance Ride for multiple classes: male and female, ages 18 through 70+; tandems and recumbents. In 2009, riders from 24 states, Canada, Poland and Switzerland. Traditional bagpipe sendoff. Certificates, mileage pins, results booklet and special 1000-mile jersey. Register online at Active.com National 24-Hour Challenge - Pete & Kathy Steve (616) 656-0275 | n24hc@charter.net www.n24hc.org

NATIONAL 24-HOUR CHALLENGE

TCBA N.W. TOUR

6/19 - 6/25 Saturday - Friday

Start: South Haven Distance: 35-55 miles per day w/ longer options Fee: $110 (17 & older), $65 (11-16), $55 (<11) 29th Annual Pedal Across Lower Michigan (PALM). The ride is approximately 260 miles, with optional longer routes each day. South Haven to Lake Erie. Optional meal and bus purchase. Registration accepted until 4/1 or until 700 ride limit. Michigan’s premier family cycling tour. Paved roads, suitable for novice or veteran tour rider. PALM (Pedal Across Lower Michigan) (734) 669-0172 | palmbiketour@yahoo.com www.lmb.org/palm

PALM (PEDAL ACROSS LOWER MICHIGAN)

6/19 Saturday

Start: Goshen, IN Distance: 10, 15, 26, 44, 67, 104 Fee: $21 Ind/$42 Fam pre-registration 11th Annual Pumpkinvine Bike Ride supports development of 17-mile rail-trail between Goshen, Middlebury and Shipshewana. Ride starts on 5.4 miles of trail which passes through wooded areas and across cultivated fields. Then the routes continue on county roads. Join over 1000 bicyclists and enjoy generous SAGs and home-made pie and ice cream. The 44, 67 and 104-mile routes serve cold cut sandwiches for lunch. Experience Amish countryside, new born colts in pastures and Amish stores. The 15-mile Country-life Loop stops at an Amish farm, Chief Shipshewana Memorial, a round barn, etc. Friends of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail, Inc. (574) 266-1362 | rjcarrico1@verizon.net www.pumpkinvine.org

PUMPKINVINE BIKE RIDE

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6/19 Saturday

Start: West Branch Distance: 35, 47, 62, 100 Fee: $15 Ind/$25 Fam, after 6/5 $20/$30; Join us the Tri City Cyclists on this challenging tour around West Branch. The rolling hills, beautiful countryside and lakes make the ride a memorable experience. The ride is SAG supported along with three official rest stops, with refreshments and snacks and at end of the ride! Come have fun with us! Registration Starts: 7am to 10am. Tri-City Cyclists (989) 753-6038 | Dauerhome@juno.com www.tricitycyclists.org/westbranch

WEST BRANCH HILLS & THRILLS

6/26 Saturday

Start: Centreville Distance: 10, 25, 40, 72 Fee: Pre-registration $20 Ind/$50 Fam Register: 7-10 am. All scenic routes are mainly flat, family friendly, pass through covered bridge on St. Joe River, and Amish farm district. SAG support, rest stops, refreshments, lunch, provided, at end of ride. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County, MI (269) 535-0124 | carol@arrowheadcove.com

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BIKE TO BUILD

6/27 Sunday

Start: Port Austin Distance: 12, 25, & new 62 mile route Fee: $15 Ind/$30 Fam 3rd annual multi-distance tour is on paved, low traffic, rural roads along the Thumb’s Lake Huron shoreline. Two lighthouses are along the route with the opportunity to tour historic Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse at mid-point. SAG and refreshments provided. Local lighthouses benefited. Friends Promoting Port Austin (989) 738-1338 | tourdilago@comcast.net www.friendspromotingportaustin.com

TOUR DI LAGO

6/19 Saturday

6/26 Saturday

Start: Boyne City Distance: 7, 20, 42, 55 Fee: $30 Ind/$50 Fam; DOE: $35/$60 The Pink Ribbon Ride raises money annually to benefit breast cancer programs offered through Charlevoix Area Hospital and Northern Michigan Regional Hospital, including life-saving tests for under and uninsured women. Bike4breastcancer (231) 536-7066 | penbryn@charter.net www.bike4breastcancer.org

CHARLEVOIX/EMMET COUNTY PINK RIBBON RIDE

Start: Harrisville Distance: 126 Fee: Donations Jesse Escamilla was a good friend and we were training for a ride from Harrisville to Mackinaw City, when he found out he had liver cancer. He passed away before we made our ride to Mackinaw City, so on June 26, we will ride the 126 miles for him. rickyd@chartermi.net http://www.livestrong.org/grassroots2010/jembb

JESSE ESCAMILLA MEMORIAL BIKE RIDE

6/27 Sunday

Start: Blissfield Distance: 50 km Fee: $15, after 6/19 $20 50 km non-competitive scenic ride beginning and ending at Blissfield High School. Hospice of Lenawee (517) 263-2323 | info@hospiceoflenawee.org www.hospiceoflenawee.org

HOSPICE OF LENAWEE RUN, WALK & BIKE TOUR

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7/4 Sunday

Michigander Bicycle Tour
July 17-23, 2010
Its a Ride for Everbody
Its a family-friendly tour ideal for hybrid, mountain and road bikes. All you need to do is ride and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Michigans trails and back roads.

Start: Grand Haven Distance: 100 K Fee: none Ride 100 kilometers through the valley of the Grand River, breakfast in Allendale, returning well before noon for family activities. Meet at Rock ‘n’ Road Cycle by 6:45 am to split in two groups, leave at 7:00 sharp. Pump tires and find your shoes the night before. Don’t forget breakfast money. team yogurt / Rock ‘n’ Road Cycle (616) 846-2800 | tim@rocknroadcycle.com www.rocknroadcycle.com

FOURTH OF JULY CANADIAN CENTURY

7/10 Saturday

Learn More

Visit www.michigantrails.org to learn more about the Michigander 2010

6/27 Sunday

Start: Stevensville Distance: 15, 25, 42 mile & 100 K Fee: $20 Ind/ 35/Fam All new routes are being designed for our 2010 Bike Ride! You will ride over lightly traveled, picturesque roads in Berrien County through scenic, winding farmland and vineyards. Family friendly with several rest and refreshment stops throughout. Berrien County Cancer Service (269) 429-3281 | staff@bccancerservice.org www.bccancerservice.org

BERRIEN COUNTY CANCER SERVICE BIKE RIDE

Start: Chelsea Distance: 15, 30, 39, 63, 76,100 Fee: $20, after 6/1 $25, Day of $30, The Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society presents the 34th Annual One Helluva Ride on Saturday, July 10, 2010. Join us for scenic bicycle touring over tree-lined, paved roads winding through rural and recreation areas on beautiful rolling terrain in Southeast Michigan which varies enough to appeal to a broad range of bicyclists. Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society ohrinfo@aabts.org www.aabts.org

ONE HELLUVA RIDE 34TH ANNUAL

7/11 Sunday

July
7/3 Saturday

Start: Kalamazoo Distance: 100 m, 62 m (100 k), 31 m (50 k), 15 m, 12 m Fee: $20 Ind/$35 Fam, after 7/1 $25/$45 KalTour is noted for scenic rolling countryside with just a few hills, low traffic roads, well marked routes, and plenty of sandwiches, fruit, and cookies. All routes meet at a common lunch stop. Come enjoy a pleasant ride in the country! Kalamazoo Bicycle Club (269) 823-2819 | kaltour@kalamazoobicycleclub.org www.kalamazoobicycleclub.org

KALAMAZOO SCENIC BICYCLE TOUR (KALTOUR)

Start: Algonac/Clay Twp. Distance: 25, 40 Fee: $20 pre-register, $30 day of An annual fundraiser held during the traditional Algonac Lions Pickerel Tournament. The Bike Tour benefits Lions charities and the Access to Recreation fundraiser. Both routes include Harsens Island. Surrounded by the blue waters of the South, North and Middle Channels of the St. Clair River, riders enjoy an “away from it all” feeling! The long route adds a ride through the State Park located along the banks of the St. Clair River. We are back for our third year with more improvements and amenities! We want to keep you coming back for more! Algonac Lions Club - Cindy Babisz (810) 794-7634 | cab8260@comcast.net www.algonaclions.org

ALGONAC LIONS PICKEREL BIKE TOUR

7/11 Sunday

16TH ANNUAL COVERED BRIDGE BIKE TOUR

Start: Lowell Distance: 12, 28, 40, 50, 62, 78, 100 Fee: $15 Ind/$30 Fam, before 7/6 A wonderful ride through some of West Michigan’s scenic areas with tasty goodies at our rest stops and a great homemade meal at the end. Our volunteers work hard to make your ride safe and enjoyable. All routes begin and end in historic Fallasburg Village. Proceeds go for the preservation of historic Fallasburg Village. Fallasburg Historical Society (616) 897-7161 | Fallasburg@yahoo.com www.fallasburg.org

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7/14 - 7/18 Wednesday - Sunday
Start: Almont High School Distance: 35-70 per day Fee: $170 The 21st annual tour is a five day circle route on the Lake Huron and St. Clair River shores in east Michigan. It is a bicycle camping tour with only two overnight locations, Algonac and Lakeport State Parks. There are two layover days. Limit 150 riders. Tri-County Bicycle Association (517) 882-3700 | summertour@biketcba.org www.biketcba.org
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SUMMER TOUR

7/17 - 7/18 Saturday - Sunday

Start: Indian River Distance: 35 miles per day Fee: $95 Michigander is a family-friendly ride that includes camping, two meals each day, with shuttle service for your luggage. It is a tour ideal for mountain or hybrid bikes, with a paved route option for road bikes. Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance (517) 485-6022 | michigander@michigantrails.org www.michigantrails.org

MICHIGANDER BICYCLE TOUR

7/17 Saturday
Start: Hillsdale Distance: 1 - 50 miles Fee: $5/person Choose from eight different routes. Very family friendly activities as well as a 50 mile route for the avid cyclist. Visit our website for a pledge collection form. Top pledge earners receive prizes. T-shirt and lunch provided. Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness (517) 437-3100 | capahillsdale@sbcglobal.net www.capahillsdale.org

MAGIC RIDE

7/17 - 7/24 Saturday - Saturday

Start: St. Ignace Distance: 334 Fee: See website for details The MUP Tour explores the Eastern UP. Rider’s have the option to visit Mackinac Island on Sunday. The ride will take you past the Soo Locks, Whitefish Point Lighthouse and Tahquemenon Falls. You will ride along three of the Great Lakes - Huron, Superior and Michigan. League of Michigan Bicyclists office@LMB.org www.LMB.org

MUP TOUR (MICHIGAN’S UPPER PENINSULA)

7/17 - 7/18 Saturday - Sunday

Start: Fenton Distance: 60, 75, 100 Fee: $60 registration fee, $250 min. pledges Bike MS is a premier cycling series in Michigan to raise awareness and funds for the National MS Society. Routes are fully supported with rest stops every 10 - 15 miles, SAG vehicles, mechanical support and medical volunteers. National MS Society, Michigan Chapter (517) 646-0807 | bike@mig.nmss.org www.bikemsmi.org

BIKE MS RIDE, GREAT LAKES BREAKAWAY - MID MICHIGAN

7/17 Saturday

Start: Holland Distance: 18, 36, 67, 100 Fee: $20 Pre Registar by July 1st. DOE The ride starts at the Herman Miller Greenhouse located at 10201 Adams St. (16th St), Holland, MI 49423. Rides leave between 7-10 am. We recommend 67-100 mile rides depart by 8 am. Macatawa Cycle Club www.macatawacyclingclub.org/hollandhundred

HOLLAND HUNDRED

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Join us on July 17th, 2010 for the 36th Annual Holland Hundred B i cycl e To u r , hosted by the Macatawa Cycling Club and their sponsors. The event takes place in Holland, MI and benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundations (JDRF) and Holland area charities. The event features scenic r i d e s t h r o u g h We s t M i c h i g a n farmland, orchards, vineyards, and along the lakeshore.
To u r i n c l u d e s t h e f a m o u s p a n c a k e b r e a k f a s t a t t h e E a s t S a u g a t u c k r e s t s t o p . L a s t y e a r ’s e v e n t attracted more than 1,200 riders of all ability levels. For more information visit our website at w w w. m a c a t a m w c y c l i n g c l u b . o r g / h o l l a n d h u n d r e d .

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7/18 - 7/23 Sunday - Friday

Start: Indian River Distance: 250-300 Fee: $298 Michigander is a family-friendly ride that includes camping, two meals each day, with shuttle service for your luggage. It is a tour ideal for mountain or hybrid bikes, with a paved route option for road bikes. Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance (517) 485-6022 | michigander@michigantrails.org www.michigantrails.org

MICHIGANDER BICYCLE TOUR

7/20 Tuesday

Start: Darby School (tentative) Distance: Road ride with three skill levels + night ride Fee: TBD Commemorating the life of Miles Levin, son of Nancy and Jon Levin, who died in 2007 of a sarcoma. Meet at 5:45 pm. Night riders will require proper lighting and mountain or cross bikes. Jon Levin joni11@comcast.net

DAY AND NIGHT FOR MILES RIDE

3 TRAILS IN 3 DAYS & 17TH ANNUAL FOPMRT SKATE & RIDE

7/23 - 7/25 Friday - Sunday

7/22 - 7/25 Thursday - Sunday

7/18 Sunday

Start: Elk Rapids, Michigan Distance: 25, 62,100 Fee: $23, after 7/1 $28 $35 DOE Ride around one of the loveliest (and longest) lakes in Michigan. Lightly trafficked rural roads past farms and orchard with fantastic views of Torch Lake and Lake Michigan. Cookout/ picnic on the beach after is included and swimming is an option. Applications available at our website late April/early May. Optional T-Shirts available to buy. Cherry Capital Cycling Club info@ridearoundtorch.org www.cherrycapitalcyclingclub.org

RIDE AROUND TORCH

Start: Traverse City/Chelse Distance: 300 Fee: $95 Registration $750 Fundraising Goal The Wish-A-Mile 300 is a three-day, 300-mile ride benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan. Please join us July 22-25, 2010 for our 23rd year. WAM unites cyclists of all levels for a common goal to grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan (616) 363-4607 | jgunn@wishmich.org www.wishamile.org

WISH-A-MILE 300 BICYCLE TOUR

Start: Saginaw Distance: Up to 70 miles Fee: To be published in spring 2010 The 3 Trails 3 Days event is a fundraiser in support of the future Midland/Bay City/Saginaw connector trails. This event enables you to visit any or all of the current Saginaw Valley, Pere Marquette and Bay City RiverTrail/RiverWalk trails including a picnic & raffle on Sunday afternoon. See the web site for more details. Bay County/Midland/Saginaw Friends Groups http://www.lmb.org/pmrt/

7/24 Saturday

Start: Oxford Distance: 15, 30, 48 Fee: $18 by July 16th; $25 day of A one day scenic tour traversing northern Oakland and Macomb counties using the Polly Ann, Paint Creek, Macomb Orchard and Clinton River trails as well as Stony Creek Metro Park. Numerous rest stops along the way will feature fruit and snacks and drink prepared by the chefs of local restaurants. Oxford Addison Youth Assistance (248) 969-5177 | szlenkierh@oak.gov www.oxfordride.net

RURAL PEARL OF A RIDE

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7/31 Saturday

Start: Vassar High School Distance: 10, 15, 32, 64 Fee: $15 Ind/$33 Fam, after 7/16 $20/$40, DOE Enjoy a scenic bike tour through Tuscola County and the lovely towns of Frankenmuth and Vassar, ending at the Vassar High School for a lunch buffet. Come help build a home! 64 mile must start by 8:00 am. Helmets are recommended. We have maps, some of the best marked routes, SAG service, foodstops lunch, showers and T-shirts. Cass River Habitat for Humanity - Vassar- Jerry Peterson (989) 823-2228 | d.gillies@charter.net www.cassriver.com

CASS RIVER HABITAT’S RIDE FOR HOME

8/5 - 8/8 Thursday - Sunday

Start: New Buffalo Distance: 200 miles Fee: $300 for 4 days - single day ride options IRide is a four day inclusive cycling ride from New Buffalo to Ann Arbor MI. Open to all ages and abilities, bikes, trikes and handcycles. Meals and lodging included. 50-60 miles each day with breaks every 15 miles. Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living (734) 971-0277 | iride@aacil.org IndependenceRide.org

GREAT LAKES INDEPENDENCE RIDE (IRIDE)

8/7 Saturday

August
8/1 - 8/5 Sunday - Thursday 7/24 Saturday
Start: Lansing Distance: 8, 30, 50 Fee: $25 The Ability Tour is a ride to raise awareness for people overcoming disabilities. This event will include SAG and aid stations while you enjoy a scenic ride through Dewitt and St. Johns. People of all abilities are encouraged to ride. Peckham (517) 316-4017 | abilitytour@peckham.org www.abilitytour.org Start: St. Ignace Distance: 50-60 miles per day or approx. 225 for entire loop Fee: $375, after 7/1 $400 5-day on road cycling tour of Eastern Upper Peninsula. Stops on route Mackinac Island, Soo Locks, Tahquamenon Falls. Fully supported, SAG, camping and meals included. Proceeds benefit abused and neglected youth in Northern Michigan. Teaching Family Homes of Upper Michigan (906) 249-5437 | mikesmith@tfhomes.org teachingfamilyhomes.org

TOUR DA U.P.

ABILITY TOUR

Start: Boyne City Distance: 20,43,62,105 Fee: $20, after 7/30 $25, DOE 10th Annual Ride Around Lake Charlevoix. Bike the shoreline of Lake Michigan on a paved path. Free ride on the Ironton Ferry on some routes. Our metric century is the hilliest in Michigan featuring “The Wall.” Lunch, SAG service & food stops. Boyne Valley Lions Club & North Country Bicycle Club (231) 582-6421 | charx@att.net www.ridethecharx.org

RIDE THE CHARX

8/7 Saturday

8/1 Sunday

7/24 Saturday

Start: Mason High School Distance: 17, 32 & 50 mile loops Fee: $15 for adults, $8 ages 6 to 16, 5 and under free Registration day of ride 7:00 am -10:00 am. Ride includes maps, scenic roads, rest stops, lunch (10:30am-2:00pm), ride support (7:00 am - 3:00 pm) and showers (bring own soap and towel). Must wear helmet, carry water bottle and follow rules of the road. TCBA (517) 822-3700 | wow@biketcba.org www.biketcba.org

WOMEN ON WHEELS RIDE

Start: Milford Distance: 30 Fee: TBD Racers, this unique and challenging .92 mile course has a Main Street start/finish that’s sure to provide that adrenaline fix. For the fans, there’s something for everyone, fine curbside eateries, quaint shops and a Healthy Lifestyle Expo. For kids, there’s a playground and an all ages Kid’s Race. Milford Athletic Club (248) 330-2535 | Info@milfordcrit.org www.milfordcrit.org

MILFORD CRITERIUM

Start: Fenton Distance:15 km, 50 km, 100 km, Century (100 mile) & Tiny Tot Tour Fee: $10-$50 The 8th Annual TDL takes cyclists further thru the incredible landscapes of the area with the addition of a Century ride. All routes meander along many MI lakes with just enough climbs to make you appreciate the finish-line-prizes for biggest team. CycleFit Sports Club (810) 750-2348 | kfoerster@charter.net www.cyclefitmultisport.com

TOUR DES LACS

8/7 Saturday

8/1 Sunday

7/25 Sunday

Start: Grayling Distance: 100 miles or McKinley Class 2 riders 50 miles each Fee: $20, after 3/1 $25, after 7/1 $35 100 Mile Century Ride Grayling to Oscoda, MI along River Valley following AuSable Canoe Marathon. Ten riders per minute. Timing provided, certificates available. Only 12 stop signs. 100 raffle prizes- top prize new bike. Enter early - save money. Grayling Rotary Club (989) 370-5757 | Jerrygosnell@hotmail.com www.grayling-area.com/blackbear2010

AVITA WATER BLACK BEAR BICYCLE TOUR

Start: Livonia Distance: Riders Choice Fee: $20 Donation to Dbn. Hts. Lions Club Charity ride in Hines Park on a bright August morning. All riders are invited from casual to proficient. Dearbron Heights Lions Club (734) 729-2240 | ttreppa@mindspring.com

DEARBORN HEIGHTS LIONS CHARITY BICYCLE RIDE FOR SIGHT

Start: Harrison Township MI Distance: 5, 25, 40 Fee: $10-$40 (No Pledges) For all ages! T-shirt, food, water stops, ice cream cart included to all riders. All different ride distances have scenic water view. Pre-registration highly recommended to 1st 400 riders. Mind Over Matter 2010 jersey option for donation $250. Mind Over Matter 2010 (Alzheimer’s Association) (586) 876-0827 | kristine@mindovermatter2010.com www.mindovermatter2010.com
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MIND OVER MATTER 2010 (6TH ANNUAL) ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION

8/8 - 8/14 Sunday - Saturday

24TH ANNUAL SHORELINE WEST 7-DAY

Start: Montague Distance: 384 Fee: See Website for Details This seven day tour explores the coastline of Lake Michigan. Ride past pristine beaches, cherry orchards, sand dunes, historical lighthouses and spectacular views. This is one of the best bicycle “vacations” in the entire country. League of Michigan Bicyclists office@LMB.org www.LMB.org

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8/8 Sunday

Start: Hines Park Westland Distance: 12 Fee: $15 Juniors, $25 Seniors Race against the clock on a out and back course closed to motorizes traffic. Great first timer time trial. Open to cyclist of all abilities and ages. A racing license is required for this U.S.A. Cycling event. A one day license is available Cycling Saddlemen (313) 274-7465 | saddlem@yahoo.com www.saddlemen.org
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HINES PARK TIME TRIAL

8/14 Saturday

Start: Swartz Creek Distance: 5, 10, 20 Fee: $10 Adult, $5 under 13 or free with $20 donation Starting at 9 am at the pavilion on Holland Drive in Swartz Creek, the 20 mile route will start, at 9:30 am, same location the 10 mile group will start and then at 10 am the 5 mile group will start. All routes are well marked. GFWC Swartz Creek Women’s Club (810) 635-9224 | messer1@chartermi.net

GFWC SWARTZ CREEK WOMEN’S CLUB BIKE A THON

8/21 Saturday
Start: Ludington Distance: 20, 62, 100 Fee: $25, after 8/7 $30 M.A.D. Ride routes are in scenic Mason county. Routes have rest stops with snacks at convenient intervals. The 20 mile route hugs Lake Michigan and is flat. The 62 and 100 mile routes finish with a hilly 22-mile stretch. Finish line picnic included. H.E.L.P Ministry - Gene McClellan (231) 843-6811 | help@help-ministry.org www.helpmadride.com

M.A.D. RIDE

8/12 - 8/14 Thursday - Saturday

24 ANNUAL SHORELINE WEST 3-DAY
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8/14 Saturday

Start: Traverse City Distance: 158 Fee: See website for details Explore the coastline of Lake Michigan by bicycle for 3 wonderful days of bicycling. Wonderful beaches, cherry orchards, lighthouses and spectacular views await you. League of Michigan Bicyclists (517) 334-9100 | office@lmb.org www.LMB.org

Start: Grand Rapids Distance: 5, 15, 30, 60 Fee: $40 adults, $30 children & seniors A family-friendly ride in southwest Grand Rapids which also serves as a great tune-up for the DALMAC ride. Pledges encouraged as all proceeds support Volunteers In Service and the hundreds of families they serve every year. Volunteers In Service (616) 459-7500 | info@visgr.org www.visgr.org

CYCLE TO SERVE

08/21 Saturday

Start: Meinert County Park, Montague Distance: 150 Fee: TBD ODRAM is coming back! More info coming soon. The route will be the same as it’s been in the past. New this year, ODRAM will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to help the effort to cure Type 1 Diabetes! Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation ODRAM2010@gmail.com

ONE DAY RIDE ACROSS MICHIGAN

8/21 Saturday

8/14 Saturday

Start: Ferndale Distance: 5 Fee: Free Family ride around Ferndale. 9 am start. Start and finish at the Green Alley. Helmets and signed waivers are required. Riders must obey all traffic laws. Riders under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Sierra Club (248) 549-6216 | greencruise@ michigan.sierraclub.org http://michigan.sierraclub.org/semg/Green_Cruise.html

GREEN CRUISE FAMILY RIDE

8/15 Sunday

Start: Swartz Creek Distance: 20, 32, 50, 62, 100 Fee: $12/$17 31st year for this popular multi-distance ride on paved low traffic rural roads through the farmland and villages of MidMichigan. Started in 1980, it has become one of Michigan’s premier century rides and is a popular DALMAC warm-up event. Riders of all abilities welcome and encouraged to participate. Genesee Wanderers Bicycle Club (810) 635-7844 | ride531@assenmachers.com http://www.assenmachers.com

ASSENMACHER 100

Start: Iron Mountain Distance: 9, 32, 45, 90, 100K Fee: $5-$25, DOE Beginner to advanced riders welcome. SAG support, food and beverages supplied. This is a day of fun for the entire family. Come and ride with us in the beautiful Upper Peninsula and join downtown Iron Mountain’s Italian Fest for free! Visit our website for early registration discounts and other information. Dickinson County Hospital Foundation (906) 776-5790 | erika.justus@dchs.org www.tourdedickinson.com

TOUR DE DICKINSON

8/22 Sunday

8/14 Saturday

Start: Ferndale Distance: 23 Fee: none Progressive ride starting at the Green Alley in downtown Ferndale. Stopping to pickup riders in: Huntington Woods, Southfield, Beverly Hills, Birmingham and two stops in Royal Oak. Helmets and signed waivers are required. Sierra Club (248) 549-6216 | greencruise@ michigan.sierraclub.org http://michigan.sierraclub.org/semg/Green_Cruise.html

GREEN CRUISE PROGRESSIVE RIDE

8/21 Saturday

Start: Milford or S. Lyon Distance: 9, 16, 30 Fee: $25 Pay tribute to our dear friend Paul Baker. Bike the beautiful, scenic Rails to Trails, Kensington or Island Lake bike paths. Proceeds will be donated to The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Ronald McDonald House and The Michigan Arthritis Foundation. Michael O’Neill (248) 421-7977 | elvis.77@comcast.net

PAUL BAKER MEMORIAL CHARITY BICYCLE EVENT

Start: Battle Creek Distance: 5, 50, 62, 100 Fee: $20/$35, after 8/15 $25/$45, DOE Start/finish in the State St. parking lot behind Team Active Bike Shop. New routes for 2010. Come early, Sat races downtown. Hotel discounts available. Full lunch halfway at Stewart’s Landing in Marshall. Battle Creek Bicycle Club (269) 969-0674 | bikerider@battlecreekbicycleclub.org www.battlecreekbicycleclub.org

CEREAL CITY CENTURY

8/22 Sunday

Start: Montague Distance: Family Friendly 25, Challenging 50, and Hilly 75 Fee: $15 Ind/$30 Fam, after 8/14 $20/$40, DOE Ride past orchards, fruit stands and stop at local Lake Michigan beaches. In addition to beautiful natural scenery we provide maps, SAG stops with food and lunch for all riders. Clean up at Montague Middle school. Tour limited to 300. West Michigan Coast Riders www.wmcoastriders.org

MOST (MUSKEGON OCEANA SCENIC TOUR)

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8/22 Sunday

Start: Thompsonville Distance: 15, 25, 45, 62 miles Fee: $24, after 8/13 $28 Bike Benzie Tour is hosted by Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa, Thompsonville, MI. Proceeds for the tour benefit Benzie Sunrise Rotary Club foundation and Rotary International Foundation. All routes feature great food stops and picturesque rides that challenge riders of all ages. Benzie County’s forests, 57 lakes, rolling hills, orchards, the Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore, the Bestie Valley Trail and our one traffic light welcome riders. Benzie Sunrise Rotary Club (231) 882-0791 | tjkrause1@aol.com www.benziesunriserotary.org

BIKE BENZIE TOUR

8/29 Sunday

Start: Memphis Distance: 23, 32, 60 100 Fee: $18, after 8/20 $25, DOE The Peach of a Ride traverses the countryside of rural northern Macomb and St. Clair counties. The slightly rolling terrain is lush farmland, apple orchards and forests making for an exhilarating escape from the suburban routine. Rest stops are plentiful and well stocked with fruit and the famous Slow Spokes homemade cookies. Complete the day with a light lunch including delicious homemade peach shortcake back at the school after the ride. Slow Spokes Bicycle Club (586) 247-6397 | jpwilhelm@hotmail.com www.slowspokes.org

PEACH OF A RIDE

46TH ANNUAL DEBAETS-DEVOS PRO AM CRITERIUM CHAMPIONSHIPS
Start: Auburn Hills Distance: Varying depending on race category Fee: TBD The longest ongoing race in the Midwest, these criterium races bring in nationally ranked racers on a fast, closed course in Auburn Hills, near Oakland U and Chyrstler headquarters. Junior racers race for free. Cadieux Bicycle Club/Team o2 (248) 388-3854 | EJ@riders4research.com www.riders4research.com

9/6 Monday

9/11 Saturday

8/28 - 8/29 Saturday - Sunday
Start: Athens Distance: 12, 25, 40, 62 Fee: $125 Adult, $100 under 12, $100 non-riders Ride & Float through a Native American countryside connecting four counties and two nations. Weekend includes Native American experiences, canoeing, and camping on the Reservation. Travel historic routes and explore Native American history and culture. Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi and AACF (269) 729-5151 | bphillips@nhbpi.com http://www.nhbpi.com/pedalpaddle/

POTAWATOMI PEDAL AND PADDLE EVENT

September
9/1 - 9/5 Wednesday - Sunday

Start: MSU Pavillion - E Lansing Distance: 303 – 414 Fee: $195 -$215 The objectives of DALMAC are to develop an awareness of bicycling and its needs in Michigan, to promote bicycling as a healthy means of transportation and recreation, and to encourage wider participation in bicycle use. Tri-County Bicycle Association (517) 882-3700 | dalmac@biketcba.org dalmac.org

DICK ALLEN LANSING TO MACKINAW BICYCLE TOUR (DALMAC)

Start: Chatham Distance: 15, 30 Fee: $35 - $55 Point to Point mountain bike race. 30 mile leave from Chatham Fairgrounds to Munising. 15 mile leaves from Valley Spur ski chalet to Munising. Anna River Pedalers (906) 439-5319 | contact@annariverpedalers.org Tourdawoods.org

TOUR DA WOODS MOUNTAIN BIKE CHALLENGE

9/11 Saturday

9/4 Saturday

Start: Milford Distance: 30 k Fee: $25 - $55 A challenging 30 Km fat tire or cycle cross ride/race. Lots of fun with great beverages, hamburger or chicken sandwiches and entertainment at the finish. Huron Valley Running & Athletic Club (248) 685-7580 | racedirector@laborday30k.com www.laborday30k.com

LABOR DAY 30 K FAT TIRE AND CYCLE CROSS

Start: Kalamazoo Distance: NA Fee: Free Not an organized ride as such, but a chance to meet, discuss, test ride a variety of recumbent bikes and trikes. Friendly and knowledgeable owners and a few dealers will be present. Safe campus roads for test rides. Free and open to the public. Wolverbents (269) 373-5413 | Paul.Pancella@WMich.edu

MICHIGAN RECUMBENT RALLY - WEST

9/11 Saturday
Start: Cedar Springs Distance: 30 Hilly, 30 Rolling, 20 Flat Fee: $25 Ind/$50 Fam This unique ride offers three “mix and match” loops. This allows more social time between riders of different paces as all the routes loop back to Long Lake Park where our Cool Cooks with Hot Coals will be cooking up steaks, dogs, and veggie burgers! Rapid Wheelmen (616) 531-6153 | mapleleaf@rapidwheelmen.com http://RapidWheelmen.com/MapleLeaf

MAPLE LEAF

9/6 Monday

Start: Grand Haven Distance: 100 Km Fee: Free Ride 100 kilometers through the valley of the Grand River, breakfast in Allendale, returning well before noon for family activities. Meet at Rock ‘n’ Road Cycle by 7:15 am to split in two groups, leave at 7:30 am sharp. Pump tires and find your shoes the night before. Don’t forget breakfast money. team yogurt / Rock ‘n’ Road Cycle (616) 846-2800 | tim@rocknroadcycle.com www.rocknroadcycle.com

LABOR DAY CANADIAN CENTURY

9/11 Saturday

Start: Brighton Distance: Mtn. Bike - 5 & 9 miles, Road 12 & 24 Fee: $40 registration fee, $250 min. pledges Bike MS is a premier cycling series in Michigan to raise awareness and funds for the National MS Society. Routes are fully supported with rest stops, SAG vehicles, mechanical support and medical volunteers. National MS Society, Michigan Chapter (517) 646-0807 | bike@mig.nmss.org www.bikemsmi.org

BIKE MS RIDE - FALL BREAKAWAY

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9/12 Sunday

Start: Oxford Distance: 45, 71, 100 Fee: $35 One tour to raise money for breast cancer. Three loops to pick from that start and finish in Oxford, lots of food and support. MPI Main Street, Kuhnhenn Brewing Team (248) 505-0221 | tkcollins1@charter.net tourdepinkmichigan.com

MICHIGAN TOUR DE PINK

9/18 Saturday

9/12 Sunday

Start: Paw Paw Distance: 22, 39, 60 Fee: $15, under 12 free w/ adult, after 8/13 $20 Part of the Paw Paw Wine and Harvest Festival, this tour travels past lush vineyards and orchards at the peak of the season. Other activities include arts and crafts, grape stomping, winery tours, entertainment, and a parade. Homemade cookies! Paw Paw Service League (269) 657-6309 | oas@wmich.edu www.wineandharvestfestival.com/biketour.html

VINYARD CLASSIC

Start: Dearborn Heights Distance: 12, 35, 50, 75, 100 Fee: $20 Ind/$40 Fam; after 9/8 $30/$60 Have a great time riding your bike and helping individuals with disabilities become cyclists! This ride is truly for everyone, featuring a family friendly 12 miles traffic-free route, while more experienced cyclists can ride up to a century! Programs to Educate All Cyclists (PEAC) (734) 484-2758 | info@bikeprogram.org www.bikeprogram.org/coc

CELEBRATION OF CYCLING

9/25 - 9/26 Saturday - Sunday
Start: Frankenmuth Distance: 50, 75, 100 Fee: $60 registration fee, $250 min. pledges NEW RIDE - Bike MS is a premier cycling series in Michigan to raise awareness and funds for the National MS Society. Routes are fully supported with rest stops every 10-15 miles, SAG vehicles, mechanical support and medical volunteers. National MS Society, Michigan Chapter (517) 646-0807 | bike@mig.nmss.org www.bikemsmi.org

BIKE MS RIDE, GREAT LAKES BREAKAWAY - NEW ROUTE!

9/18 Saturday

9/18 - 9/19 Saturday - Sunday

Start: Mackinaw City Distance: 25, 50, 75 100 Fee: TBA Four inland and shoreline routes available with marked routes. SAG safety wagons patrol the routes and designated rest areas. Incredible scenery and a light cook-out lunch at rides end. On Sunday, 400 riders over 13 will climax their adventure with a ride across the magnificent Mackinac Bridge. Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce (231) 436-5574 | info@mackinawchamber.com www.mackinawchamber.com

BIG MAC SHORELINE FALL SCENIC BIKE TOUR & RIDE ACROSS BRIDGE

Start: Harbor Springs Distance: 20, 42, 61 Fee: $25, $30 day of 20th Anniversary of our semi-annual ride! “Tunnel of Trees” (M-119) a part of each route, refreshment stops, sag service, bbq lunch all included. T-shirts and lodging packages available. Join us for a great ride with lots of friendly people. HSCC c/o Birchwood Inn (231) 526-2151 | frontdesk@birchwoodinn.com http://www.birchwoodinn.com/specialevents.html

HARBOR SPRINGS CYCLING CLASSIC

9/25 Saturday

Start: Detroit Distance: 30 miles, 100 km Fee: $30 - $40 Ninth Annual! A leisurely, 30-mile, police-escorted ride that allows cyclists to explore Detroit’s historic areas and most breathtaking sights free of cars and traffic signs. Unescorted metric century option also available. Tour de Troit/Greater Corktown Development Corp. (313) 962-2425 | info@tour-de-troit.org www.tour-de-troit.org

TOUR DE TROIT

LEELANAU HARVEST TOUR 27TH ANNUAL

9/19 Sunday

9/25 Saturday

9/18 Saturday

Start: Auburn Hills Distance: 5, 15, 25, 40 Fee: $20, $25 day of, family rates available Enjoy the beauty of Oakland County’s five-community Clinton River Trail at the 6th annual FCRT Fall Classic Ride. Auburn Hills Riverside Park registration, lunch & displays. Several route options, rest stop, trail map provided. Enjoy a scenic ride. Friends of the Clinton River Trail (248) 342-8795 | info@clintonrivertrail.org www.clintonrivertrail.org

CLINTON RIVER TRAIL FALL CLASSIC RIDE

Start: Maple City Distance: 15, 25, 45, 67, 100 Fee: TBD The Leelanau Harvest Tour is hosted by the Cherry Capital Cycling Club as a benefit for TART Trails, Inc. Leelanau County is one of the most picturesque counties in Michigan. It offers stunning vistas of sand dunes, water and farmlands. The food stops feature local produce and products and are located at waterfront parks. Free camping is available at the Glen Lake School. The area has many great activities and attractions for both riders and non-riders. Make plans to join us for the entire weekend! Cherry Capital Cycling Club (231) 941-4300 | info@leelanauharvesttour.org leelanauharvesttour.org

Start: Emerson Park, Orchard Dr & W. Main, Midland Distance: 62, 102 Fee: $15, after 9/15 $20 Ride and support the TCC MS150 Team in 2010. An Unsupported century (100 miles) with metric option (62 miles). No SAG or sponsored rest stops. We provide route maps, directions, & clearly marked route. Maps include, markings for food, & water at (stores etc). Come enjoy the flattest century in Michigan. Start time: 8:00 am to 9:30 am Hobart Barker (989) 839-5788 | hobe_midland@yahoo.com www.tcc.clubexpress.com

MIDDLE OF THE MITTEN CENTURY

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10/9 Saturday

Start: Grand Ledge Distance: 12 mile one-way/24 mile round trip Fee: $3 adult, $2 12 & under, $8 family Scenic, leisurely ride to the Country Mill (cider mill) on Otto Rd. Participants may want to bring additional money to purchase items at the Country Mill. Eaton County Parks (517) 627-7351 | parksdept@eatoncounty.org www.eatoncountyparks.org

FITZGERALD PARK FAMILY BICYCLE COLOR TOUR

37 APPLE CIDER CENTURY
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9/26 Sunday

10/3 Sunday

10/9 Saturday

Start: Three Oaks Distance: 15, 25, 37, 50, 62, 75, 100 Fee: $25, after 12/31, $30 until 5/31 A recreational tour for families and casual riders of orchards, forests and wine country. Pre-ride ice cream social/ entertainment on Saturday evening, an all you can eat Spaghetti Dinner following ride. SAG service along routes, includes food, restrooms, repairs and EMT’s. Three Oaks Spokes Bicycle Club (888) 877-2068 | applecidercentury@sbcglobal.net www.applecidercentury.com

Start: Metamora Distance: 20 - 40 on dirt, 23 paved Fee: TBD Staging from the Historic White Horse Inn in Metamora, the Exhale ride is a fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Dirt roads in the area are spectacular as are paved roads for road riders are a great option. Ride leaders. Team o2/Cadieux BC, Riders4Research (248) 388-3854 | EJ@riders4research.com www.riders4research.com, www.exhaleride.com

EXHALE CHARITY RIDE

Start: Potterville Distance: 4 mile round trip Fee: $2 per person, $8 per family Scenic, leisurely ride to the Country Mill (cider mill) on Otto Rd. Participants may want to bring additional money to purchase items at the Country Mill. Eaton County Parks (517) 627-7351 | parksdept@eatoncounty.org www.eatoncountyparks.org

FOX PARK FAMILY BICYCLE COLOR TOUR

10/8 - 10/10 Friday - Sunday

10/10 Sunday

October
10/2 - 10/3 Saturday - Sunday
Start: Comstock Park Distance: up to 184 Fee: $60 TWPT is a two-day, 184 mile color tour of the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park from Grand Rapids to Cadillac and back. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the White Pine Trail, who promote, develop, and maintain the trail. Friends of the White Pine Trail (616) 516-6193 | tourwpt1@gmail.com www.TourWPT.org

TOUR OF THE WHITE PINE TRAIL

Start: Walloon Lake Distance: 25, 40, 60, 80 Fee: $225 per Team, includes room and board Spend the weekend at the Boyne Valley Lodge riding the roads around scenic Lake Charlevoix and Walloon Lake, Meet new friends and ride with old Fun for the whole Family. Midwest Bike and Tandem (734) 213-7744 | midwesttandems@comcast.net midwesttandems.com

WALLOON LAKE TANDEM WEEKEND

Start: Brighton Distance: 5, 10, 28, 38, 62,100 Fee: $25, after 10/08 $35, DOE Enjoy the beautiful fall colors thru Livingston County on the rural roads, bike paths and thru state parks. Event includes bfast, lunch, snacks. Long sleeve shirt available for $10. $200 pledges includes custom jersey and entry. Howell Rotary Club (810) 494-3000 | info@tourdelivingston.org www.tourdelivingston.org

TOUR DE LIVINGSTON

10/9 Saturday

10/2 Saturday

Start: Clay Township Distance: 24, 42 Fee: $25, DOE The 24 mile ride will start in Algonac and go through a 24 mile loop including the river and the state park. The 42 mile ride will take you across the ferry and around Harsen’s Island. Greater Algonac Chamber of Commerce (810) 794-5511 | execdirector@algonacchamber.com www.algonacchamber.com

GREATER ALGONAC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FALL COLORS BIKE TOUR

Start: Lowell Distance: 17, 30, 62, 100-paved, 30 & 62-unpaved Fee: $20 Ind/$40 Fam, after 9/29 $30 Since 1983, charity tour honoring Donna Ryskamp and Craig Campbell, cyclists killed by drunk drivers. Pancake breakfast, homemade cookies, hot beverages, soup lunch, and fantastic fall colors. Full SAG on paved roads. Try our fun gravel road routes. Rapid Wheelmen Bicycle Club colorburst2010@rapidwheelmen.com http://www.rapidwheelmen.com/colorburst

COLORBURST BICYCLE TOUR FALLASBURG PARK

10/10 Sunday

Start: Ypsilanti Distance: 15, 30 Fee: none No frills group rides of varying lengths with option to ride in slower or faster groups. Fall rides begin and end at the Corner Brewery. Further details can be found at bikeypsi.org. Ride on! Bike Ypsi (734) 330-0550 | bikeypsi@gmail.com www.bikeypsi.org

BIKE YPSI FALL RIDE 2010

10/10 Sunday

10/9 Saturday

10/3 Sunday

Start: St. Clair Distance: 100, 65, 45, 30 Fee: $18, after 8/23 $25 This will be the 29th international bike tour. Optional route to Canada crosses the St. Clair river by ferry. Passport required for border crossing. Fee includes ferry to and from Canada. See fall colors and freighters on river. Hot lunch served in US on all routes. Post ride showers included. No day of event registration. Clinton River Riders bluewaterramble@yahoo.com LMB.org/crr/

BLUE WATER RAMBLE

Start: Warren Distance: 10, 35 Fee: $25 Scenic 35 mile route along Lake Shore Drive or 10 mile route through neighborhood streets. Both rides begin at 10 am. All proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Lunch to follow. Don’t forget to wear a little pink! Macomb Bike & Fitness (586) 756-5400 | ride@macombbike.com www.macombbike.com

MACOMB BIKE BREAST CANCER AWARENESS RIDE

Start: Clarkston Distance: 8, 14, 24, 48, 66 Fee: $20 adults, $12 seniors & juniors A back roads tour over the rolling hills of North Oakland County. Fat tire or cyclocross bikes are recommended for this ride on dirt roads. Registration will be available via our website. Flying Rhino Cycling Club secretary@flyingrhinocc.com www.flyingrhinocc.com

FALL BACK 40 CHALLENGE

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November
11/17 Wednesday

IT’S THE LAW!
MICHIGAN BICYCLE LAWS
excerpts from the Michigan Motor Vehicle Code

Start: Westland Distance: 16K Fee: TBD Wayne County Parks offers bike riders a chance to “Bike through the Lights” of the Wayne County Annual Lightfest. This is a point to point event and totals 16K. Wayne County Parks (734) 261-1990 | kfernley@co.wayne.mi.us http://waynecounty.com/mygovt/dps/depts/parks/

WAYNE COUNTY BIKE THROUGH THE LIGHTS

Sec. 257.257 - Each person riding a bicycle upon a roadway has all of the rights and is subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle … Sec. 257.660b - Individuals operating bicycles upon a highway or street shall not ride more than 2 abreast except upon a path or portion of the highway or street set aside for the use of bicycles. Sec. 257.660a - A person operating a bicycle upon a highway or street at less than the existing speed of traffic shall ride as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway except as follows: (a) When overtaking and passing another bicycle or any other vehicle proceeding in the same direction. (b) When preparing to turn left. (c) When conditions make the right-hand edge of the roadway unsafe or reasonably unusable by bicycles, including, but not limited to, surface hazards, an uneven roadway surface, drain openings, debris, parked or moving vehicles or bicycles, pedestrians, animals, or other obstacles, or if the lane is too narrow to permit a vehicle to safely overtake and pass a bicycle. (d) When operating a bicycle in a lane in which the traffic is turning right but the individual intends to go straight through the intersection. (e) When operating a bicycle upon a 1-way highway or street that has 2 or more marked traffic lanes, in which case the individual may ride as near the left-hand curb or edge of that roadway as practicable. Sec 257.648 - Signals for stopping or turning; violation as civil infraction. (3). When a signal is given by means of the hand and arm … (a) Left turn - hand and arm extended horizontally. (b) Right turn - hand and arm extended upward. (c) Stop or decrease speed - hand and arm extended downward. (4) A person who violates this section is responsible for a civil infraction. Sec. 257.612 - Traffic control signals (1) When traffic is controlled by traffic control signals … (c)(i) Vehicular traffic facing a steady red signal alone shall stop (3) A person who violates subsection (1) or (2) is responsible for a civil infraction. Sec. 257.671 - Stop Signs (3) A person who fails to obey a stop, yield, or merge sign erected pursuant to this section is responsible for a civil infraction. Sec. 257.662 - Bicycle Equipment (1) A bicycle being operated on a roadway between 1/2 hour after sunset and 1/2 hour before sunrise shall be equipped with a lamp on the front which shall emit a white light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet to the front and with a red reflector on the rear which shall be visible from all distances from 100 feet to 600 feet to the rear when directly in front of lawful lower beams of head lamps on a motor vehicle. A lamp emitting a red light visible from a distance of 500 feet to the rear may be used in addition to the red reflector.

January 2011
1/1 Saturday
Start: Dearborn Distance: 12 Fee: $10 / $12 DOE Start the New Year off right with a 12 mile ride through the streets of west Dearborn. Snacks and hot soup at the end of the ride. Cycling Saddlemen (313) 562-3318 | saddlemen@yahoo.com www.saddlemen.org

FIRST DOZEN

1/1 Saturday

Start: Clarkston Distance: 16 Fee: $15 adults, $10 juniors & seniors A beautiful winter wonderland ride on snow covered dirt roads over the rolling hills of North Oakland County. Registration will be available via our website. Flying Rhino Cycling Club secretary@flyingrhinocc.com www.flyingr hinocc.com

FLYING RHINO POLAR RIDE

1/23 Sunday

Start: Ann Arbor Distance: 6, 12, 20, 40 Fee: none The third weekend of January is notoriously the worst day so what else is there to do but ride! Wheels in Motion Cycling and Fitness (734) 971-2121 | wheelsinmotion3400@comcast.net wheelsinmotion.us

WORST DAY OF THE YEAR RIDE

Bike Advocacy & Education Toolkits
Spring 2010

www.LMB.org

For a complete list of Michigan bicycle laws visit: www.LMB.org
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FIXING A FLAT
BASIC TOOLS:
• Tire lever • Pump or inflator • 6” crescent wrench (if wheels bolted on) • Patch kit

BEFORE YOU RIDE —
• Spare tube

A is for Air B

ABC Quick Check

THEFT PREVENTION
Precautions:

Any lock can be broken, given enough time and the right tools, but there are ways to reduce the theft risk.

• Inflate tires to rated pressure listed on sidewall of tire • Use a tire gauge to insure proper tire pressure • Check for damage to tread and sidewall; replace damaged tire
• Inspect brake pads for wear; replace if less than ¼”

A

B

RELEASE BRAKES:
A) On side-pull brakes there is usually a tensionrelease lever on side. B) On cantilever brakes remove cable from arm.

is for Brakes

REMOVE WHEEL:
Unlock quick-release lever or loosen wheel nuts and remove wheel from frame.

C is for Cranks, Chain and Cassette

remains • Check pad adjustment; make sure they do not rub tire or “dive” into spokes • Check brake-lever “travel”; with brakes applied, you need at least 1” between the lever and handlebar • Make sure crank bolts are tight; lube only the threads, nothing else • Check chain for wear; 12 links should measure no more than 12-1/8” long • If chain skips on freewheel or cassette, you may need an adjustment or new chain and freewheel/cassette • Wheel hubs need to be tight in the bike frame; your hub quick release should engage at 90° • Hub quick releases should point to the back of the bike to ensure they don’t catch on anything (releasing the wheel) • Inspect brake quick releases to ensure that brake cables have been re-engaged
• Take a quick ride to ensure derailleurs and brakes are working properly • Inspect the bike for loose or broken parts; tighten, fix, or replace them before you ride • Pay extra attention to during the first few miles

• If at all possible, take your bike indoors with you; next best is locking it where you can still see it. Otherwise, lock your bike in a highly visible area as close to your destination as possible. • Always lock your bike, even if you’re just going to be gone for a minute or two; stealing an unlocked or improperly locked bike only takes a few seconds. • Never lock just your bike’s front wheel; you’ll come back to find just the front wheel. • Lock your frame and wheels to something solid and permanent; a thief can lift a bike over and off a sign post. • Take anything removable — unlocked wheels, seats, computers, lights, bike bags, etc. — with you; if you can remove it, anyone can.

Locks & Cables:
• “U” locks are the strongest; cable locks are only a minor deterrent to a bike thief. If you can, remove your front wheel and U-lock it to the rear wheel and the frame so that you fill the “U” of your U-lock. • You can add cables, locking quick-releases, and/or seatpost bolts to secure your wheels and seat. • Try to lock your bike to: A bike rack, when available. (Inverted-“U” bike racks have two points of contact, making it less likely your bike will fall over.) • Don’t lock or cable your bike to: Fire hydrants or police and fire call boxes, electric traffic-signal poles, poles in bus or loading zones, or “crowding” an intersection, trees, or handicap ramps.

UNSEAT TIRE:
Use tire irons to unseat tire from rim on one side only.

Quick is for Quick Releases

REMOVE TUBE:
Reach in to tire and pull tube out. Generally first pull opposite the valve stem.

is for “Check it over”

CHECK TIRE/ TUBE:

SIGNS AND SIGNALS
Obey all stop signs and signals; cyclists are not exempt from traffic laws. Signal your intentions clearly and in plenty of time. • Signal left turns by extending your left arm straight out to the left. • Signal right turns with an upturned left arm. • Signal stopping or slowing by extending your left arm straight down with your palm facing rearward.

Serial Numbers & Registration:

Check the tire and tube for embedded objects such as glass, nails, etc.

INSTALL NEW TUBE:

Even if the police recover your stolen bike, you won’t get it back without the serial number; they need proof of ownership. If your bike-shop salesperson doesn’t show you your new bike’s serial number on the frame and on the sales paperwork, ask for it. Some communities will register the serial number to help you recover your stolen bike.

Slightly inflate tube to give it shape. Put valve stem in first.

PUT TIRE ON RIM:

Work tire back on rim, making sure not to pinch tube between rim and tire. Start with section by valve. Push valve upwards to make sure it is not caught between tire and rim.

Left Turn

Right Turn

Slowing

ANATOMY OF A BIKE
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Look for your bicycle’s serial number in these locations.

PUMP TIRE:
Use your pump or inflator to re-inflate the tire.

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In Case of Theft:
• File a police report at the local police station, with details of the theft, including your bike’s serial number, and request a case number. • Cite the case and serial numbers whenever you communicate with the police. • Follow up by phone periodically to see if your bike has been recovered. • If you have purchased “scheduled item” insurance on your bike, contact your insurance agent. Otherwise, you must weigh the cost versus benefits of filing a homeowners-insurance claim.

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REPLACE WHEEL:

Put the wheel back into the frame. Remember to close the quick release mechanism or tighten wheel nuts for the wheel. Also remember to reattach your brakes.

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Saddle Stem Handlebars Brake/Shifters Headlight Front Brake Tire Rim Spokes Front Hub Pedals

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Crank Arm Chain Ring Chain Rear Derailleur Cassette/Freewheel & Rear Hub Fender Rear Brake Reflector Seat Post Front Derailleur Fork

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