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    • 8 Jan 2019
    • 30 Apr 2019
    • 29 sessions
    • Cyclewerks, Whitehouse OH

    Yes, summer, at least spring, has arrived and the holidays are over! Therefore the Night Rides will continue starting this Tuesday. The ride leaves CycleWerks, Whitehouse at 6:30pm. Plan on a riding a road bike at a rolling speed 16-18 mph. The route will be on the Cannon Ball Trail through Oak Openings, approx 27miles.

    • 6 Apr 2019
    • 26 Oct 2019
    • 26 sessions
    • Cyclewerks, Whitehouse OH

    TAB Saturday Meandering Ride

    Location: Cyclewerks, Whitehouse OH

    Average: 12-15 mph

    Distance: 25-30 miles for April Rides

    • 7 Apr 2019
    • 27 Oct 2019
    • 27 sessions
    • Wildwood Metropark, Toledo OH

    TAB Sunday Breakfast Ride

    Location: Wildwood Metropark, Toledo OH (Parking lot near the big field)

    Average: 16-19 mph

    Distance: 35-45 miles

    • 7 Apr 2019
    • 27 Oct 2019
    • 27 sessions
    • Keener Park, Monclova OH

    TAB Sunday Afternoon Getaway

    Location: 4630 Keener Rd, Monclova, OH 43542

    Average: 16-18 mph

    Distance: 30 miles

    • 20 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Cyclewerks, Whitehouse OH

    TAB Saturday Morning Adventure Ride

    Big Blue Rendezvous

    Start: Cyclewerks, Whitehouse OH

    Average: 16-18 mph

    Distance: 40 miles


    • 20 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Pacesetter Park, Sylvania OH

    Meet at Pacesetter Park, 8801 Sylvania-Metamora Rd, Sylvania, OH 43560
    9am - Saddle up and ride
    7am - Pre-ride the route

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28989348

    2019 Introduction to Gravel Series

    Created by: Nate Burks

    Sat. April 6—Sat. October 5, 2019

    Location: Various, see description

    Welcome to the 2019 Gravel Series. If you are an experienced gravel rider, read to the end for pre-ride and bonus ride information. If you are new to gravel, this series is designed to take you from short and flat to long and hilly over the course of ten rides. These are "no rider left behind" rides with frequent regrouping.

    There are many advantages to riding roads less traveled. Riding gravel is a great way to increase leg strength and endurance. You are guaranteed to see fewer cars. We will encounter roads with varying terrain, hills, the occasional closed road or bridge, and sometimes dogs and livestock. You will never be bored.

    What to bring:
    -A positive attitude. There will be times when we are suffering. Suffering ain't so bad when in the right mindset.
    -Helmet
    -Eye protection
    -Gravel bike with 30mm+ tires, 29er, or fatbike. Road bikes are not suitable for these roads. 
    -Bike computer with the current week's route loaded
    -Snacks, gels, or other nutrition 
    -Water, at least two bottles or a hydration pack for longer routes
    -Lights: rear blinky required, front suggested for fog and rain
    -Tools, flat repair kit 
    -Headlight and/or helmet light for rides that begin before sun-up or will last after sun down
    -Change of clothes for after the ride (in case things get messy)

    Find the the routes (01 through 10) and dates below. All rides depart at 9am.

    If you are an experienced gravel rider or have a high level of fitness and fortitude, there will be a preride departing at 7am for rides in April through August. This will get you ready for the next level, the bonus rides in September and October. The bonus rides are much more difficult, both in distance and terrain. There are steep, long climbs and equally steep descents that will challenge your bike handling abilities. We will encounter all forms of gravel, from the smooth packed stuff from Michigan to the chunky and sometimes loose gravel around Mohican.

    Find the the bonus routes and dates below. All rides depart at 7am.


    • 21 Apr 2019
    • Address TBD, Perrysburg OH

    Mark your calendars! On Sunday, April 21st, the Easter Bunny Ride will roll out from Sue Richard's house in Perrysburg. Details TBD.



    • 27 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • POTO/DTE, Chelsea MI

    UPDATE:

    SOS Poto/DTE is being rescheduled to April 27th. Too much rain for either trail to be ridable. 
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1987662298210367/

    TAB’s Summer of Stupid (SOS)

    Ride schedule is done and looks good but, subject to change due to weather and trail conditions.

    A link to the final routes will be published prior to the date. You are responsible for your own navigation. Most of these rides are hard and need to be done at your own pace. I personally go downhill fast but, not so much on the uphill and I don't expect everyone to wait on me. Prior to the ride please download the latest route information.

    Be prepared for your own repairs; extra tubes, multi tool, missing link, co2 or pump, charged cell phone, snacks, water and some extra cash are great to pack. I won’t leave anyone behind but, we will be getting into some remote locations and might take some time to get back to you.

    Complete 6 of these 8 rides and you will receive a cool survivors plaque at the end of season party.

    4/20/19 Poto/DTE 48 miles 3200 elevation 
    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29172627


    • 27 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Secor Metropark, Sylvania OH

    TAB Saturday Morning Adventure Ride

    Secor Park to Blissfield

    Start: Secor Metropark, Sylvania OH

    Average: 16-18 mph

    Distance: 40 miles


    • 28 Apr 2019
    • Louisville KY

    PNC Tour de Lou

    The Kentucky Derby Festival is partnering with the Louisville Bicycle Club to produce PNC Tour de Lou, scheduled for Sunday, April 28, 2019. The Festival's sixth annual bike event is for riders of all levels of experience.

    The Tour de Lou route will be an open course, which will start and finish at Waterfront Park near Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville. There also will be three separate distances based on experience levels:

    • 8:30 am: 62.1 Mile Advanced Ride / Metric Century (Open course, no streets closed)
    • 8:40 am: 35 Mile Experienced Ride / More advanced (Open course, no streets closed)
    • 8:50 am: 20 Mile Intermediate Ride / New to cycling (Open course, no streets closed)

    The course highlights include an Olmsted Park Tour, including Shawnee, Chickasaw, Wayside, Iroquois and Cherokee parks. Cyclists will also travel through all areas of the city from Downtown and Churchill Downs to the South End and Highlands.

    Registration Includes: T-shirt, Water Bottle, Event Pin, SAG Support, 4 Water Fill Stations

    Date: April 28, 2019
    Distances: 20, 35, 62 miles
    City, State: Louisville, Kentucky
    Start Location: Waterfront Park
    Start Time: 8:30 am
    Online Information: https://discover.kdf.org/tour-de-lou/


    • 28 Apr 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 5055 Ann Arbor Saline Rd., Ann Arbor MI 48103

    MICHIGAN’S ANN ARBOR CLASSIC BICYCLE SHOW AND SWAP MEET Sunday, April 28, 2019 will be the 39th Anniversary of the Biggest, Oldest, and the Best Antique and Classic Bicycle Show in the Nation.

    This annual one day event held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor/Saline Rd. Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103 will host over 275 dealers from across the continent.

    There were over 10,000 bicycles at last year’s show.

    $5 admission (kids 10 and under free), Free Parking, 8:00am-3:00pm

    BIKE CORRAL IN BLDG “E”  only $10 and $5 returned if it doesn’t sell by Noon.

    The $5 cost for the public to get into the Show includes a free door prize ticket. Prizes will be given away each hour. This year a minimum of 4 new collector bikes will be given away to some lucky winner

    Location

    5055 Ann Arbor Saline Rd.
    Ann Arbor , MI 48103

    Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds


    • 28 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Amherst OH

    A Freebie Ride and Ohio Spring Tour (AFROST) is a free, flat, early season, unsupported tour of 25/50/64 rural miles. This is a ride for everyone to enjoy and an opportunity to put in some early season miles.  There will be one route with three cutoffs to provide routes of approximately 25, 55 and 61 miles.  This is an unsupported ride—we provide a map, but there are no provided rest stops, arrows, or SAG.  However, the routes pass by places where you can stop and buy food.

    REGISTRATION: Day-of registration will be from 8:00am to 9:30am and you may start at your leisure. Most riders will leave at 9:00am.  Pre-registration is optional.

    START/FINISH/REGISTRATION location: The start and finish as well as registration will be at the Amherst City Parking Lot #3.

    Amherst City Parking Lot #3
    259 Tenney Avenue
    Amherst, OH 44001

    From State Route 58, turn west on Park Ave (just north of the railroad overpass) and go until you see the mural of Marines raising the flag on Iwo Jima at the "Wall".  Turn left into the parking lot and go to the south end. 

    https://www.lorainwheelmen.org/events


    • 28 Apr 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • UpTown Green Park, Toledo OH

    When: April 28th starting at 5:00pm
    Where: Meet @ the Uptown Green Park Mural of Nefertiti

    1904 Madison Ave, Toledo, OH 43604


    Parking: Park wherever you can find a spot in the downtown district or go for extra credit and commute from Wersell’s Bike Shop (leaving at 4:15pm) to the meeting spot @ Uptown Green Park.


    What is it: Take an opportunity to see our city center of Downtown Toledo at a slower pace. On this group tour of Downtown Toledo you will get to see some of Toledo’s many beautiful works of Public Art in the Mural form. Not only will it be fun but an awesome opportunity for anyone who is keen to some cool photography!


    What’s required: Your own bicycle, helmet, lock and lights in case we go into the dark.
    Disclaimer: Remember bicycling is a potentially dangerous activity and we accept that everyone is responsible for their own safety and those they ride with. We are all here to have a good time but please be respectful of the roads and neighborhoods we ride in as we are merely guest. Join us after for some food and libations at our ending spot The Attic on Adams!

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    • 30 Apr 2019
    • 17 Sep 2019
    • 21 sessions
    • Cyclewerks, Whitehouse OH


    Back for 2019, one of our most popular regular rides, our Tuesday Night Ladies ONLY Rides! Featuring four rotating routes, rides will go approximately 18-25 miles, and happen most Tuesday nights from May to August. The rides are open to female riders of all ability levels and riding styles; please invite family and friends to join us! Julie is your ride leader, and excited to be riding with you!

    The four rotating rides include:

    * Ride the loop - 25 mile route around the Wabash-Cannonball Trail loop
    * Ride the Oaks - 20 mile route through Oak Openings
    * Ride the Rapids - 20 mile route to Grand Rapids for ice cream
    * Ride to the Idiot - 18 mile route to the Village Idiot in Maumee for food

    Ride the Loop Route Description

    The "Ride the Loop" route is approximately 25 miles from CycleWerks Whitehouse on the South Fork of the Cannonball-Wabash Trail to the North Fork connector, then County Rd. 1 back to the South Fork and CycleWerks Whitehouse. The stretch on County Rd. 1 will be about 5 miles of riding on the road.

    Ride the Oaks Route Description

    The "Ride the Oaks" route is approximately 18 miles from CycleWerks Whitehouse, North on Obee Rd. through Oak Openings on Oak Openings Pkwy., then North on County Rd 1 to Monclova Rd., turning East onto Keener Rd. before getting on the South Fork of the Wabash-Cannonball Trail back to CycleWerks Whitehouse.

    Ride the Rapids Route Description

    The "Ride the Rapids" route is approximately 18 miles from CycleWerks Whitehouse West on the South Fork of the Cannonball-Wabash Trail then South on Jeffers Rd. to River Rd. (Old US24) across the bridge into downtown Grand Rapids Ohio and our destination - Rita’s Dairy Bar for ice cream before returning back to CycleWerks Whitehouse via the same route.

    Ride to the Idiot Route Description

    The "Ride to the Idiot" route is approximately 20 miles from CycleWerks Whitehouse West on the South Fork of the Cannonball-Wabash Trail to Fallen Timbers, then cutting through Sidecut Metropark to River Rd. into downtown Maumee Ohio and our destination - The Village Idiot for food and beverages before returning back to CycleWerks Whitehouse via the same route.

    Please note that for rides after dark, a Toledo Metroparks "After Hours Special Use Permit" is required. This permit grants riders permission to use the Wabash-Cannonball Trail after dark. Permits are free of charge, and are mailed directly to you via Metroparks Toledo. See below for the link to the "After Hours Special Use Permit" Application for the Wabash-Cannonball Trail. As this permit is mandatory for participation, please be sure to complete and submit the application prior to your first ride.

    https://metroparkstoledo.com/additional-information/permits-and-resource-management/general-permits/

    Additionally, as rides continue after dusk, headlights and taillights are also required to safely enjoy the rides. Reflective clothing and gear is also recommended. All three CycleWerks locations carry a wide array of lights and reflective products for purchase.

    • 1 May 2019
    • 25 Sep 2019
    • 21 sessions
    • Timberstone JHS, Sylvania OH

    TAB Windsday™

    Location: Timberstone JHS, 9000 W Sylvania Ave, Sylvania OH

    Average: 

    Group 1 (Fast & Furious): 19-23 mph

    Group 2 (Relatively Fast): 18-20 mph

    Group 3 (Reasonable & Reliable): 16-18 mph

    Distance: 25 miles

    • 2 May 2019
    • 26 Sep 2019
    • 21 sessions
    • Sidecut Metropark, Maumee OH

    TAB Thursday 6Fer

    Location: Sidecut Metropark (Silver Lake Side), Maumee OH

    Average/Distance: 

    Group 1 (Hot1): 20-23 mph for 26 miles

    Group 2 (Hot2): Slightly less hot for 26 miles

    Group 3 (Extra Spicy): 19-21 mph for 26 miles

    Group 4 (Spicy Plus): 18-19.5 mph for 26 miles

    Group 5 (Spicy): 16-18 mph for 24 miles

    Group 6 (GLR): 14-16 mph for 20 miles

    • 3 May 2019
    • 27 Sep 2019
    • 22 sessions
    • TBD (Varies Weekly)

    TAB Friday Coffee Club

    Location: TBD (Varies Weekly)

    Average: 16-19 mph

    Distance: 30-50 miles

    • 3 May 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Lourdes University, Sylvania OH

    Bike luncheon at Lourdes University. Laws pertaining to cyclists and strategies to safely navigate the roadway and/or bike trail. This will be followed with an on-road training on May 4. Presented by We Are Traffic. Reservations requested at 419.824.3707.

    • 4 May 2019
    • Island Lake Rec Area, Brighton MI

    DATE

    Sat. May 4, 2019

    LOCATION

    6301 Kensington Rd, Brighton, MI 48116

    DISTANCE

    Varies

    TYPE

    Multi-Sport Cycling

    Recreational

    COST

    Free

    HELMET POLICY

    Required

    REGISTRATION DAY OF

    Yes

    RIDERS

    500

    VISIT WEBSITE

    HOST ORGANIZATION

    MCMBA

    EVENT CONTACT

    Steve Steinberg

    EVENT EMAIL

    events@mcmba.org


    • 4 May 2019
    • Chattanooga TN

    Gran Fondo Hincapie - Chattanooga

    Join George on a ride through the Tennessee mountains

    Ride from downtown city streets to winding mountain roads. Gran Fondo Hincapie-Chattanooga begins in the center of the River City before taking you on a scenic ride along the Tennessee River and ascending Sequatchie Mountain. Celebrate your finish (and your survival of Sequatchie Mountain) at our family festival, with free food and beer for you and your friends.

    Registration deadline is April 7, 2019, so if you're interested...

    Date: May 4, 2019
    Distances: 15, 50, 80 miles
    City, State: Chattanooga, Tennessee
    Start Location:
    Start Time:
    Online Information: https://hincapie.com/granfondo/chattanooga/


    • 4 May 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Oak Openings Metropark, Whitehouse OH

    TAB Saturday Morning Adventure Ride

    Mallard Lake to Grand Rapids

    Start: Mallard Lake-Oak Openings Metropark, Whitehouse OH

    Average: 16-18 mph

    Distance: 40 miles


    • 4 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Lourdes University, Sylvania OH

    Road training. Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd. in Sylvania. A social ride with practical tips on riding in traffic. Presented by We Are Traffic and Maumee Valley Adventurers.

    • 4 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Original Gravity Brewing, Milan MI

    Meet at Original Gravity Brewing, 440 County St, Milan, MI 48160
    9am - Saddle up and ride
    7am - Pre-ride: 

    ridewithgps.com/routes/29037395

    2019 Introduction to Gravel Series

    Created by: Nate Burks

    Sat. April 6—Sat. October 5, 2019

    Location: Various, see description

    Welcome to the 2019 Gravel Series. If you are an experienced gravel rider, read to the end for pre-ride and bonus ride information. If you are new to gravel, this series is designed to take you from short and flat to long and hilly over the course of ten rides. These are "no rider left behind" rides with frequent regrouping.

    There are many advantages to riding roads less traveled. Riding gravel is a great way to increase leg strength and endurance. You are guaranteed to see fewer cars. We will encounter roads with varying terrain, hills, the occasional closed road or bridge, and sometimes dogs and livestock. You will never be bored.

    What to bring:
    -A positive attitude. There will be times when we are suffering. Suffering ain't so bad when in the right mindset.
    -Helmet
    -Eye protection
    -Gravel bike with 30mm+ tires, 29er, or fatbike. Road bikes are not suitable for these roads. 
    -Bike computer with the current week's route loaded
    -Snacks, gels, or other nutrition 
    -Water, at least two bottles or a hydration pack for longer routes
    -Lights: rear blinky required, front suggested for fog and rain
    -Tools, flat repair kit 
    -Headlight and/or helmet light for rides that begin before sun-up or will last after sun down
    -Change of clothes for after the ride (in case things get messy)

    Find the the routes (01 through 10) and dates below. All rides depart at 9am.

    If you are an experienced gravel rider or have a high level of fitness and fortitude, there will be a preride departing at 7am for rides in April through August. This will get you ready for the next level, the bonus rides in September and October. The bonus rides are much more difficult, both in distance and terrain. There are steep, long climbs and equally steep descents that will challenge your bike handling abilities. We will encounter all forms of gravel, from the smooth packed stuff from Michigan to the chunky and sometimes loose gravel around Mohican.

    Find the the bonus routes and dates below. All rides depart at 7am.


    • 4 May 2019
    • 8:30 PM
    • Oak Openings, Swanton OH


    • 5 May 2019
    • Willow Metro Park, New Boston MI

    DATE

    Sun. May 5, 2019

    LOCATION

    New Boston, MI

    DISTANCE

    15, 25, 50, 75, 100

    TYPE

    Road/Multi-Use Trail

    Recreational

    COST

    $25/50 Fam, After 5/1 $40/75

    HELMET POLICY

    Required

    REGISTRATION DAY OF

    Yes

    RIDERS

    1,000

    VISIT WEBSITE

    HOST ORGANIZATION

    Downriver Cycling Club

    EVENT CONTACT

    David M Nall

    EVENT PHONE

    (734) 740-5806

    EVENT EMAIL

    mgst_director@downrivercycling.org


    • 6 May 2019
    • 30 Sep 2019
    • 20 sessions
    • Cyclewerks, Whitehouse OH

    TAB Whitehouse Monday 4Fer Ride

    Location: Cyclewerks, 6720 Providence St, Whitehouse OH

    Average/Distance: 

    A: 20+ mph for 30 miles

    B: 18-20 mph for 30 miles

    C: 16-18 mph for 25-30 miles

    D,E,F: 10-16 mph for 10-18 miles (Dependent upon riders in attendance)

    • 6 May 2019
    • 30 Sep 2019
    • 20 sessions
    • Temperance Rd. Elementary, Temperance MI

    TAB Bedford Ride

    Location: Temperance Rd Elementary, 1575 W Temperance Rd, Temperance MI

    Average: 15-19 mph

    Distance: 25 miles

    • 7 May 2019
    • 24 Sep 2019
    • 21 sessions
    • Elmore Cycle & Fitness, Elmore OH

    TAB Speedtrap Ride

    Location: Elmore Cycle & Fitness, 453 Maple St, Elmore OH

    Average/Distance:

    Group 1: 20+ mph for 25 miles

    Group 2: 18-20 mph for 22-25 miles

    Group 3: 16-18 mph for 22 miles

    Group 4: 13-16 mph for up to 22 miles (Dependent on riders)

    • 7 May 2019
    • 24 Sep 2019
    • 21 sessions
    • Oak Openings Springbrook Lot, Swanton OH

    TAB Mountain Bike Tuesday

    Location: Oak Openings Springbrook Lot, 4600 Waterville-Swanton Rd, Swanton OH

    Average: N/A

    Distance: 11-12 mile single track MTB circuit on Beach Ridge Bike Trail

    • 7 May 2019
    • 24 Sep 2019
    • 21 sessions
    • Cyclewerks, Whitehouse OH

    TAB Old 24 Breakaway

    Location: Cyclewerks, 6720 Providence St, Whitehouse OH

    Average: 18-20 mph

    Distance: 25 miles

    • 11 May 2019
    • Nashville TN

    Tour de Nash 2019

    The 15th annual Tour de Nash presented by AAA is Nashville's largest urban bike ride. Take on the City Tour (8mi), Local Tour (25 mi), or Grand Tour (45mi) to suit your riding style. NEW for this year is the Family Bike Parade, suitable for the youngest riders in the bunch! Your paid registration includes a t shirt and a meal ticket for the Finish Festival in Public Square Park overlooking the Cumberland River. Join 1,500 riders and discover the city on 3 brand new routes!

    • Early Bird pricing available until 3/31/2019
    • Rider check-in and packet pickup begins at 7:30am 5/11/2019 and rides depart beginning at 8:30am
    • Day-Of Registration will be available at the ride.
    • Route support and Finish Festival end at 3pm.
    • Highlights:
    • Family Parade (less than 1 mile), 8, 25, and 45 mile ride options suitable for bicyclists of all skill levels.
    • Scenic routes highlighting Nashville's neighborhoods, bikeways and greenways.
    • Rest stops featuring refreshments, bathroom facilities, and basic bicycle maintenance equipment available every 10-15 miles.

    Ride starts and finishes at Public Square Park (Union St & 3rd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37243). Paid Tour de Nash registrants will receive one food voucher redeemable at participating vendors. And much more!
     

    Date: May 11, 2019
    Distances: 1, 8, 25, 45 miles
    City, State: Nashville, Tennessee
    Start Location: Public Park Square
    Start Time:
    Online Information: https://www.walkbikenashville.org/tourdenash


    • 11 May 2019
    • Mohican Bike Trail, Loudonville OH

    TAB’s Summer of Stupid (SOS)

    Ride schedule is done and looks good but, subject to change due to weather and trail conditions.

    A link to the final routes will be published prior to the date. You are responsible for your own navigation. Most of these rides are hard and need to be done at your own pace. I personally go downhill fast but, not so much on the uphill and I don't expect everyone to wait on me. Prior to the ride please download the latest route information.

    Be prepared for your own repairs; extra tubes, multi tool, missing link, co2 or pump, charged cell phone, snacks, water and some extra cash are great to pack. I won’t leave anyone behind but, we will be getting into some remote locations and might take some time to get back to you.

    Complete 6 of these 8 rides and you will receive a cool survivors plaque at the end of season party.

    5/11/19 Mohican Double 50 miles 4650 elevation 
    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29172616


    • 11 May 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Perrysburg YMCA, Perrysburg OH

    TAB Saturday Morning Adventure Ride

    Perrysburg to Pemberville

    Start: Perrysburg YMCA, Perrysburg OH

    Average: 16-18 mph

    Distance: TBD


    • 11 May 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Toledo Bikes, Toledo OH

    Bike Bash at Toledo Bikes! 1114 Washington St., Toledo, OH 43604
    A day of cycling, food, refreshment, live music, games, activities, raffles, and plenty of fun prizes presented by this bike co-op.

    • 15 May 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Tam-O-Shanter, Sylvania OH

    The TAB group will leave Tam-O-Shanter promptly at 6:00pm and ride down to the University of Toledo for the Ride of Silence. Below is RoL information:

    The 10th Annual Toledo Ride of Silence will be held on May 15 starting and ending at Gateway Area 25 located adjacent to the University Parks Trail at the University of Toledo (near Secor and Dorr).  The ride will be slow-paced (12 mph Max.) covering ~10 miles.  We will be escorted by Toledo City Police, Ottawa Hills Police and UT Police on route.  Helmets are required. This event is free and open to the public.  No registration necessary.

    We will depart promptly at 7PM so please arrive 6:30~6:45PM.  During the ride, we will pause at Ottawa Hills HS in memory of Dave Larabee, killed on his way home from work in 2005, Toledo Children's Hospital in memory of Dr. Stephen Snedden, killed while biking along River Road in Perrysburg Township, and Ottawa Park in honor of Dr. Robert Brundage.  We will remember and honor Tom SantoroEric RamlowDouglas KaniaSierah JoughinMatthew BillingsJames LambertEmilee GagnonHarvey Bell IIIAndy Gast, Adam Little, Jimmy Hughey, Jeff Roth and others prior to the start of the ride.  This is a community event supported by the Maumee Valley AdventurersMaumee Valley WheelmenToledo Bikes and Toledo Area Bicyclists.

    For more details contact Keith Webb (keith@wearetraffic.org)  567-225-4032.


    • 15 May 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • City Park, Bowling Green OH

    Join us for the 3rd Bowling Green Ride of Silence to be held on May 15 starting and ending at City Park.  The ride will be slow-paced (12 mph Max.) covering ~7 miles.  We will be escorted by the Bowling Green Police Department and BGSU Campus Police on route.  Helmets are required. This event is free and open to the public.  No registration necessary.

    We will depart promptly at 7PM so please arrive 6:30~6:45PM.  Prior to the ride, we will remember Eric Ramlow who was killed in 2016 while riding on Sand Ridge Road.  We will also remember and honor Tom SantoroSierah JoughinDouglas KaniaMatthew BillingsJames LambertEmilee GagnonHarvey Bell IIIAndy Gast, Jimmy Hughey, Jeff Roth and others prior to the start of the ride.  This is a community event supported by We Are TrafficMaumee Valley AdventurersBowling Green Safety CommissionToledo Area Bicyclists and Bike 4 A Better BG.

    Contact Linda Kidd by email or call 567-703-6378 for any additional details.


    • 17 May 2019
    • Wherever You Are!

    Bike to Work Day. Find some friends and try commuting by bike. Most people in our area live less than 10 miles from work. 

    • 18 May 2019
    • 19 May 2019
    • Canal Winchester OH

    TOSRV

    There are many rides, but only one is Americas bicycle touring classic; TOSRV. The Tour of the Scioto River Valley began as a father-and-son outing 1962 before quickly growing into (at one time) the nations largest bicycle touring weekend.

    Typically, about 1500 cyclists participate in the annual May weekend tour, covering approximately 200 miles during the weekend (100 miles Saturday and 100 miles Sunday). The tour will leave from Canal Winchester on Saturday morning. There will be plenty of paved, secure, weekend parking next to and around this location.

    Since the TOSRV route runs along the Scioto River valley, it avoids the large hills of southern Ohio.

    Riders have many options for the amount of miles they want to ride. Registration options for the ride are available here.

    TOSRV is organized by Columbus Outdoor Pursuits (COP), an organization with a full range of non-competitive outdoor activities. The tour has become known as Americas Bicycle Touring Classic.

    New in 2019, riders can opt to ride from south to north for many options. Thanks to Portsmouth Connex for making these options a reality!

    Also new in 2019, Saturday riders can ride a Quarter TOSRV, 25 miles to the first food stop and 25 miles returning to either Canal Winchester or Portsmouth. The half TOSRV takes riders approximately 50 miles, through two foods stops, and back again. Canal Winchester will be hosting their annual Art Stroll and Festivities. The party in Portsmouth will take place in Tracy Park. Both festivities will include live music, food trucks, and fun!

    And the biggest new addition to TOSRV is a gravel ride in the Shawnee State Forest in Portsmouth. Details are still coming together for this fantastic addition to TOSRV. Sarah Swallow, a native to Ohio and nationally known adventure cyclist will be designing the route, along with the Southern Ohio Mountain Biking Association (SOMBA), who is also hosting the gravel ride option.

    Date: May 18 - 19, 2019
    Distances: 50, 100 miles per day
    City, State: Canal Winchester / Portsmouth, Ohio
    Start Location: see website
    Start Time: 6:00 - 9:00 am
    Online Information: http://www.tosrv.org


    • 18 May 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Wildwood Metropark, Sylvania OH

    TAB Saturday Morning Adventure Ride

    Wildwood to Wing Station (Swanton OH)

    Start: Wildwood Metropark, Sylvania OH

    Average: 16-18 mph

    Distance: 44 miles


    • 18 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Oak Openings, Swanton OH

    Meet at Oak Openings, Springbrook parking lot, 

    9am - Saddle up and ride
    7am - Pre-ride: 

    ridewithgps.com/routes/29185164

    2019 Introduction to Gravel Series

    Created by: Nate Burks

    Sat. April 6—Sat. October 5, 2019

    Location: Various, see description

    Welcome to the 2019 Gravel Series. If you are an experienced gravel rider, read to the end for pre-ride and bonus ride information. If you are new to gravel, this series is designed to take you from short and flat to long and hilly over the course of ten rides. These are "no rider left behind" rides with frequent regrouping.

    There are many advantages to riding roads less traveled. Riding gravel is a great way to increase leg strength and endurance. You are guaranteed to see fewer cars. We will encounter roads with varying terrain, hills, the occasional closed road or bridge, and sometimes dogs and livestock. You will never be bored.

    What to bring:
    -A positive attitude. There will be times when we are suffering. Suffering ain't so bad when in the right mindset.
    -Helmet
    -Eye protection
    -Gravel bike with 30mm+ tires, 29er, or fatbike. Road bikes are not suitable for these roads. 
    -Bike computer with the current week's route loaded
    -Snacks, gels, or other nutrition 
    -Water, at least two bottles or a hydration pack for longer routes
    -Lights: rear blinky required, front suggested for fog and rain
    -Tools, flat repair kit 
    -Headlight and/or helmet light for rides that begin before sun-up or will last after sun down
    -Change of clothes for after the ride (in case things get messy)

    Find the the routes (01 through 10) and dates below. All rides depart at 9am.

    If you are an experienced gravel rider or have a high level of fitness and fortitude, there will be a preride departing at 7am for rides in April through August. This will get you ready for the next level, the bonus rides in September and October. The bonus rides are much more difficult, both in distance and terrain. There are steep, long climbs and equally steep descents that will challenge your bike handling abilities. We will encounter all forms of gravel, from the smooth packed stuff from Michigan to the chunky and sometimes loose gravel around Mohican.

    Find the the bonus routes and dates below. All rides depart at 7am.


    • 18 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Farmers Market, Toledo OH

    Bike Day at the Farmers Market. Ride your bike to the downtown market, get a cup of a coffee and a t-shirt (while supplies last). 

    • 18 May 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Side Cut Metropark, Maumee OH

    Metroparks Outdoor Expo

    Saturday, May 18, 2019

    Side Cut Metropark

    10:00 am – 4:00 pm



    • 19 May 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Fitmi!/Sic Transit Cycles, Ann Arbor MI

    DATE

    Sun. May 19, 2019

    LOCATION

    Ann Arbor, MI

    DISTANCE

    27 miles

    TYPE

    Mountain Bike/Cyclocross

    Recreational

    COST

    Free

    HELMET POLICY

    Required

    REGISTRATION DAY OF

    Yes

    RIDERS

    200

    VISIT WEBSITE

    HOST ORGANIZATION

    fitmi! LLC

    EVENT CONTACT

    Jessica

    EVENT PHONE

    (734) 945-0125

    EVENT EMAIL

    bikefitmi@gmail.com


    • 24 May 2019
    • 26 May 2019
    • Georgetown College, Georgetown KY

    The 2019 Horsey Hundred will take place May 24 - 26 at Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY.

    • 25 May 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Oberlin OH

    Jerry's Jeromesville Journey (JJJ) has been a traditional club century ride (100 miles) for over 30 years. All who ride it find it offers a challenge due to the hills and possible wind.  The northern half (in Lorain County) is mostly flat.  The terrain starts to give way to some rollers as you get into Ashland County, and a tough one comes just outside Hayesville.  The ride home gets easier (if that's possible in a century) as you get farther north.  The route loses altitude as you make your way toward Oberlin. This is an unsupported ride so we provide a map but there are no provided rest stops, arrows, or SAG support.  However, the routes pass by places where you can stop and buy food.

    REGISTRATION: Day-of registration will be from 7:00am to 8:30am and you may start at your leisure. Most riders will leave at 8:00am. 

    START/FINISH/REGISTRATION location: The start and finish as well as registration will be at the Oberlin Depot.

    Oberlin Depot
    240 South Main Street
    Oberlin, OH 44074

    https://www.lorainwheelmen.org/events
    • 25 May 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Keener Park, Monclova OH

    TAB Saturday Morning Adventure Ride

    Keener Park to Grand Rapids

    Start: Keener Park, Monclova OH

    Average: 16-18 mph

    Distance: TBD


    • 26 May 2019
    • Chicago IL

    Bike The Drive

    With Chicago recently being named the #1 bicycling city in America by Bicycling magazine, what better way to celebrate than with a ride on the city's crown jewel roadway,  Lake Shore Drive. So grab your bike and enjoy almost 5 hours of car-free riding on Sunday, May 26. Proceeds benefit Active Transportation Alliance‚Äôs work to improve biking, walking, and transit throughout Chicagoland.

    Thank you to MB Financial Bank, the title sponsor of MB Bike the Drive, for making this event possible.

    The event benefits Active Transportation Alliance which is a non-profit, member-based advocacy organization that works to make bicycling, walking and public transit safe, convenient and fun. Active Trans is supported by more than 20,000 members and supporters. We hope you will consider joining us when you register for the event, and let your ride make an even greater impact on our region.

    Looking to tackle all 30 miles of Lake Shore Drive on May 26th? Make sure to sign up for the 30 mile challenge during registration! You'll receive a 30 Mile Challenge racing bib to show that youre riding for glory on event day AND if you complete the entire 30 mile course*, you'll receive a limited edition 30 Mile Challenge medal to commemorate your triumphant achievement!

    Date: May 26, 2019
    Distances: 30 miles
    City, State: Chicago, Illinois
    Start Location:
    Start Time: very early in the morning
    Online Information: http://bikethedrive.org/


    • 27 May 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Sidecut Metropark, Maumee OH

    Memorial Day 100k ride from Sidecut Metropark in Maumee out to Napoleon and back. Donations are encouraged and graciously accepted to benefit veterans organizations.

    1025 W River Rd, Maumee OH 43537


    • 1 Jun 2019
    • Birchwood Inn, Harbor Springs MI

    DATE

    Sat. June 1, 2019

    LOCATION

    Harbor Springs, MI

    DISTANCE

    14-30 paved trail, 20, 45, 60

    TYPE

    Road/Multi-Use Trail

    Recreational

    COST

    $30 Ind, after 5/30 $35

    HELMET POLICY

    Required

    REGISTRATION DAY OF

    Yes

    RIDERS

    200

    VISIT WEBSITE

    HOST ORGANIZATION

    Birchwood Inn

    EVENT CONTACT

    Front Desk Clerk

    EVENT PHONE

    (231) 526-2151

    EVENT EMAIL

    frontdesk@birchwoodinn.com


    • 1 Jun 2019
    • Fort Wayne IN

    Spring Cycle

    On Saturday, June 1, 2019, the 8th Annual Spring Cycle features a variety of tour distances so people of all ages and skill levels can participate! Tour distances include a 10 Mile Family Ride, medium and long distances, and a Metric Century 100K (63 miles). All distances are the same price.

    Packet Pick-up (shirt and goody bag) and Registration/Check-in will be Friday, May 31st and Saturday, June 1st. On-site registration will be available. SAGs (water stops with snacks, with the exception of the 10 mile stop) will serve all distances along the course at halfway points. Check the Tour Information page for more details on SAGs.

    Following the ride, there will be a Vendor Expo, Food Truck Alley (participants will receive a $3 voucher for food), beer garden, music, and a Kids Zone.

    9:00 AM START: 100K and 45 Mile

    10:00 AM START: 35 Mile, 20 Mile and 10 Mile

    More information will be posted closer to event date. Registration opens January 1, 2019.

    Date: June 1, 2019
    Distances: 10, 16, 32, 43, 62 miles, 20, 35, 45, 63 miles
    City, State: Fort Wayne, Indiana
    Start Location: Arts United Campus, Main Street
    Start Time: 9:00 am
    Online Information: http://fort4fitness.org/spring-cycle


    • 1 Jun 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Perrysburg YMCA, Perrysburg OH

    TAB Saturday Morning Adventure Ride

    Perrysburg to Luckey-Haskins Trail

    Start: Perrysburg YMCA, Perrysburg OH

    Average: 16-18 mph

    Distance: 45 miles


    • 1 Jun 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Waldo Community Park, Waldo OH

    On-line registration is now open for the 2019 Hot Tamale Tour! This year we'll have 9, 19, 33, and 66 mile routes. All except for the 9 mile route will visit the King's Mill covered bridge. The 2019 Hot Tamale shirts will be safety pink, and will only be available by pre-registration, with an ordering deadline of May 15. As always, we'll have wonderful homemade cookies, fresh strawberries, and friendly volunteers! http://www.hot-tamale.org/index_files/ride.htm

    • 1 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Original Gravity Brewing, Milan MI

    Meet at Original Gravity Brewing, 440 County St, Milan, MI 48160


    9am - Saddle up and ride
    7am - Pre-ride: 

    ridewithgps.com/routes/29185175

    2019 Introduction to Gravel Series

    Created by: Nate Burks

    Sat. April 6—Sat. October 5, 2019

    Location: Various, see description

    Welcome to the 2019 Gravel Series. If you are an experienced gravel rider, read to the end for pre-ride and bonus ride information. If you are new to gravel, this series is designed to take you from short and flat to long and hilly over the course of ten rides. These are "no rider left behind" rides with frequent regrouping.

    There are many advantages to riding roads less traveled. Riding gravel is a great way to increase leg strength and endurance. You are guaranteed to see fewer cars. We will encounter roads with varying terrain, hills, the occasional closed road or bridge, and sometimes dogs and livestock. You will never be bored.

    What to bring:
    -A positive attitude. There will be times when we are suffering. Suffering ain't so bad when in the right mindset.
    -Helmet
    -Eye protection
    -Gravel bike with 30mm+ tires, 29er, or fatbike. Road bikes are not suitable for these roads. 
    -Bike computer with the current week's route loaded
    -Snacks, gels, or other nutrition 
    -Water, at least two bottles or a hydration pack for longer routes
    -Lights: rear blinky required, front suggested for fog and rain
    -Tools, flat repair kit 
    -Headlight and/or helmet light for rides that begin before sun-up or will last after sun down
    -Change of clothes for after the ride (in case things get messy)

    Find the the routes (01 through 10) and dates below. All rides depart at 9am.

    If you are an experienced gravel rider or have a high level of fitness and fortitude, there will be a preride departing at 7am for rides in April through August. This will get you ready for the next level, the bonus rides in September and October. The bonus rides are much more difficult, both in distance and terrain. There are steep, long climbs and equally steep descents that will challenge your bike handling abilities. We will encounter all forms of gravel, from the smooth packed stuff from Michigan to the chunky and sometimes loose gravel around Mohican.

    Find the the bonus routes and dates below. All rides depart at 7am.


    • 1 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 PM
    • Oak Openings, Swanton OH


    • 8 Jun 2019
    • Downtown Adrian, Adrian MI

    LMB is thrilled to present Hadrian’s Ultimate Bicycle Fest! Whether you’re a roadie, mountain biker, or bringing up the next generation of cyclists, choose from one of HUB Fest’s four distinct routes before coming together for an evening celebration in historic downtown Adrian.

    The Hub Fest After-Party will feature local food trucks, craft beer on tap, live music, and fun activities for youth.

    DATE

    Sat. June 8, 2019

    LOCATION

    Adrian, MI

    DISTANCE

    Variable

    TYPE

    Road/Multi-Use Trail

    Recreational

    HELMET POLICY

    Required

    REGISTRATION DAY OF

    Yes

    HOST ORGANIZATION

    League of Michigan Bicyclists

    EVENT CONTACT

    Scott Elliott

    EVENT PHONE

    517-334-9100

    EVENT EMAIL

    selliott@lmb.org


    • 8 Jun 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • TBD

    TAB Saturday Morning Adventure Ride

    TBD to Fulton Villages

    Start: TBD

    Average: 16-18 mph

    Distance: 40 miles


    • 15 Jun 2019
    • Peninsula Beach Park, Boyne City MI

    The Spring Classic is the original MMM and we made it the toughest ride you could imagine. It is always held on the third Saturday of June (June 15th 2019) and is limited to 1,500 riders. It is a road bike event and is a timed challenge ride on the toughest terrain Michigan has to offer and will test you both mentally and physically. It is one of the most grueling and challenging rides you will ever participate in.
    Nothing compares to the hills of this ride matched up with the early season timing. Four routes to choose from: a 50K teaser, a 100K metric century, a 160K, (100 mile century), and for those who dare… a 200K double metric with almost 10,000 feet of climbing!

    DATE

    Sat. June 15, 2019

    LOCATION

    Boyne City, MI

    DISTANCE

    50K, 100K, 160K & 200K

    TYPE

    Road/Multi-Use Trail

    Recreational

    COST

    $85

    HELMET POLICY

    Required

    REGISTRATION DAY OF

    No

    RIDERS

    1500

    VISIT WEBSITE

    HOST ORGANIZATION

    Northern Michigan Cycling Club

    EVENT CONTACT

    Paul Nicholls

    EVENT PHONE

    (231) 675-0789

    EVENT EMAIL

    mmm10000feet@gmail.com


    • 15 Jun 2019
    • Bay Mall, Petoskey MI

    A beautiful and scenic route thru the famous “Tunnel of Trees” along the shoreline of Lake Michigan. We go up to view The Mackinaw Bridge then follow the Lake Huron coast and turn around at Mackinaw Straights State Park. That was so beautiful we get to enjoy it and again on the return.

    DATE

    Sat. June 15, 2019

    LOCATION

    Petoskey, MI

    DISTANCE

    200k / 125mi

    TYPE

    Road/Multi-Use Trail

    Recreational

    COST

    $5

    HELMET POLICY

    Required

    REGISTRATION DAY OF

    No

    VISIT WEBSITE

    HOST ORGANIZATION

    Detroit Randonneurs

    EVENT CONTACT

    Thomas H Dusky

    EVENT PHONE

    (248) 915-0222

    EVENT EMAIL

    tdusky@gmail.com


    • 15 Jun 2019
    • UAW Local 1219, Lima OH

    Pre-Registration:  Register online with Active.com CLICK HERE.  Or download a print form CLICK HERE.  Day of registration will be available and opens at 6:45 AM.  Print forms can be mailed to included form address for early registration opportunities.

    Pricing:  Low early-registration pricing available online at Active.com. Or have registration form delivered/mailed by June 1st (see form for address). All early individual registrations will receive a free t-shirt! T-shirts are only available for early registered riders, although there may be limited supply available for purchase the day of the tour.

    Pre-Registered by Tuesday May 28th (“early”):

    • Family 25 miles – $30 (2 free t-shirts included); Individual 25 miles – $15; Individual 40 or 65 miles – $25

    After Tuesday May 28th and Day Of Event:

    • Family 25 miles – $35; Individual 25 miles – $20; Individual 40 or 65 – $30

    Perks of our Tour:  Air conditioned registration/finish UAW Hall with restrooms (remember cycling shoes with exposed cleats and bikes are not allowed inside), Scenic country roads, sag/mechanic support, well marked roads with low traffic and flat-rolling terrain, most gravel corners swept, rest stop every ~15-25 miles depending on route, pre-ride and rest stop refreshments, maps, free lunch for all tour participants.

    Optional MASS GROUP Welcome and Start at 8:15 AM.

    NEW FOR 2019:  Included lunch for all tour riders!

    Lunch:  Available from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM.

    Giveaways:  Free t-shirts available to all early (May 28th deadline) Registrations.  2019 tour give-aways and prizes to be determined….stay tuned!

    Routes:  25 miles – Paved, low traffic rural roads with one rest stop and lunch.   40 miles with two rest stops and lunch;  65 miles with three rest stops and lunch.  Please plan your start time and pace in accordance with rest stop and SAG availability times listed below.

    We will have GPS routes available and established Strava Segments along our routes!

    Lodging: Hotels and restaurants available within 3 miles of tour start/finish.  Please email us if you need recommendations.  We recommend accommodations at the HWY309/Exit 125 off I75.  There are excellent local restaurants and cuisine throughout Lima.

    Event Check In Location and Start/Finish: 1750 Bible Rd, Lima, OH 45801.  UAW Local 1219 Park.  Indoor registration and restrooms available.  Easy access from I75, US30 and HWY81.  MAP CLICK HERE.

    Tour Schedule and Rest Stop Availability:

    • 6:45 AM – Registration Opens.  Refreshments available.  Pre-registered riders are required to check in.  Your ride can start at your convenience, but we encourage a mass start at 8:15 AM.
    • 7:00 AM – Routes open, but encouraged to consider MASS Start.
    • 8:15 AM – WELCOME and MASS GROUP START (optional).  Gather at 8:00.
    • 8:00 AM – Rest stop open.  The rural routes will have rest stop/refreshments available every ~15 to 25 miles depending on the route from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM.  Expect water, sport/energy drink, bars, fruit, etc.
    • 9:30 AM – Suggested cut off for 65 route start.
    • 10:30 AM –  All riders should be on the routes.  (i.e. registrations closes)
    • 11:00 AM – Lunch is available at the start/finish until 2:30 PM.  Giveaways and door prize winners will be posted!
    • 2:00 PM – Route rest stop(s) are closed.
    • 3:00 PM – Lunch and finish location is closed.  Limited support/SAG after this time only for special situations deemed necessary by tour organizers.

    Why the Limaland Tour with Team Roadrunners?:  This is our annual tour hosted by us, Team Roadrunners Bicycle Club. We use this tour to meet up with other cyclists, promote our communities and provide a small fund raising effort for our club. The funds raised are used for club bicycle initiatives in our community such as organizing rides, promoting cycling participation and awareness, growing a safer riding community and being a resource and organization for all cyclists in our area.  We are all volunteers, cyclists and love riding our bikes.

    For 2019, a charitable donation will be made to local bike charity mission: The Wheelhouse.  They refurbish and supply bicycles for youth and individuals in need of a bike and transportation.  They also offer bike repair, helmets and assistance for those in need.  Past tour proceed recipients have included the Veterans Food Pantry and Lafayette-Jackson Historic Society.

    Fine Print:  Sorry, no rain date or refunds. We will reserve the right to alter the event if lightning or other safety concerns develop.  Youth riders under 18 y/o must be accompanied by an adult.  Family = head of house+spouse+under 18 y/o dependent(s) for “family” pricing on the short route only.  Helmets are required!  We do our best to provide a safe, fun and friendly ride.

    Tour Contact: contact at teamroadrunners.org@gmail.com

    See YOU on the 15th of June.  Spread the word and bring some friends!


    • 15 Jun 2019
    • Glenmont OH

    TAB’s Summer of Stupid (SOS)

    Ride schedule is done and looks good but, subject to change due to weather and trail conditions.

    A link to the final routes will be published prior to the date. You are responsible for your own navigation. Most of these rides are hard and need to be done at your own pace. I personally go downhill fast but, not so much on the uphill and I don't expect everyone to wait on me. Prior to the ride please download the latest route information.

    Be prepared for your own repairs; extra tubes, multi tool, missing link, co2 or pump, charged cell phone, snacks, water and some extra cash are great to pack. I won’t leave anyone behind but, we will be getting into some remote locations and might take some time to get back to you.

    Complete 6 of these 8 rides and you will receive a cool survivors plaque at the end of season party.

    6/15/19 Funk Bottoms 62 miles $35 this year 7000 elevation
    http://funkbottomsgravel.blogspot.com/


    • 15 Jun 2019
    • 16 Jun 2019
    • Boyne Falls MI
    A very scenic and challenging route with 10,000 ft of climbing and a fantastic view of Lake Michigan at the Scenic Overlook in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park. 

    DATES

    Sat. June 15 - 16, 2019

    LOCATION

    Boyne Falls, MI

    DISTANCE

    400k / 250mi

    TYPE

    Road/Multi-Use Trail

    Recreational

    COST

    $20

    HELMET POLICY

    Required

    REGISTRATION DAY OF

    Yes

    VISIT WEBSITE

    HOST ORGANIZATION

    Detroit Randonneurs

    EVENT CONTACT

    Thomas H Dusky

    EVENT PHONE

    (248) 915-0222

    EVENT EMAIL

    tdusky@gmail.com


    • 15 Jun 2019
    • 22 Jun 2019
    • Wood County Fairgrounds, Bowling Green OH
    Join us June 15-22 on a bicycling voyage to the Lake Erie region, Ohio’s No. 1 vacation destination.

    Set your own pace while making memories with family, friends and up to 1,500 other riders. The itinerary is designed to showcase the area's treasures, both natural and man-made, as you follow a large loop from Bowling Green to Fremont to Port Clinton to Oregon, then back to Bowling Green.

    Along the way, you can explore islands and marshes. Relax on beaches. Tour wineries. Step back into history. Thrill to amusement park rides. Taste the catch of the day. We’ll chart a course that’s sure to delight cyclists of all ages and interests.

    New for 2019, popular Port Clinton will become the first GOBA town to have two layover days, giving you more opportunities to sightsee, do optional rides or just sleep in.

    Also new for 2019, more choices on how far to ride. Want a challenge? Ride every day on fully supported routes, including an optional 100-mile century test, for a total of about 400 miles. Looking for less? Skip the three layover day rides and use our new, supported shortcuts on the four routes between host towns to reduce the distance to about 35 miles on each mandatory day, or about 140 miles for the week.

    As always, outdoor camping is a fun part of the GOBA experience. We sleep in tents at schools, parks and fairgrounds while enjoying the hospitality of the towns we visit. Your registration fee includes luggage trucks that transport your gear as you bike from town to town, and modern shower trucks that keep the hot water flowing all week.

    Don't like to camp? GOBA sells car-camper passes for RVs and trailers, and some of our overnight towns might rent indoor sleeping space in a dorm or on a gym floor. And there are multiple hotels within 10 miles of the four GOBA camps.

    Don't have a tent or don't like setting up one? You can purchase "deluxe" and "community" camping services, with two levels of pampering. And all riders can purchase towel service or rent a chair.

    Why wait when you can sign up now for GOBA and save! Early-bird registration is $275 per adult through December 31. The cost per child ages 6-15 is $95, and kids ages 2-5 are free (sorry, no children younger than 2). Be sure to add GOBA jerseys, T-shirts, raffle tickets and other valuable extras.

    Prepare to set sail on a memorable journey!


    • 15 Jun 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Secor Metropark, Sylvania OH

    TAB Saturday Morning Adventure Ride

    Secor Metropark to TBD

    Start: Secor Metropark, Sylvania OH

    Average: 16-18 mph

    Distance: TBD


    • 22 Jun 2019
    • Point Au Gres Marina, Au Gres MI

    Race the setting sun as you cross the mighty Mitten — from coast to stunning freshwater coast. Traverse 210 miles of fast gravel roads and signature two-tracks, spanning Michigan’s lower peninsula.

    Start your day at the sunrise shores of Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay. Make one all-out push west, 210 miles through Michigan farmlands and grasslands, the majestic Manistee National Forest, all the way to the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan at Ludington. May require a support vehicle (TBD if we will have shuttle from Ludington).

    Too many miles? No support crew? Choose our convenient 100 mile loop out of Ludington.  If Michigan is America’s high five, the Coast to Coast Gravel Grinder is how you earn it.

    DATE

    Sat. June 22, 2019

    LOCATION

    Au Gres, MI

    DISTANCE

    210 m or 100 m

    TYPE

    Mountain Bike/Cyclocross

    Competitive

    HELMET POLICY

    Required

    REGISTRATION DAY OF

    No

    VISIT WEBSITE

    HOST ORGANIZATION

    Michigan Adventure Racing

    EVENT CONTACT

    Mark VanTongeren

    EVENT EMAIL

    mark@miadventureracing.com


    • 22 Jun 2019
    • 28 Jun 2019
    • South Haven MI

    PALM is Michigan’s premier family oriented bike tour since 1982. PALM covers 250 miles with longer optional miles each day.Optional meals and bus purchases. Paved roads. Suitable for the novice and veteran tour riders.

    DATES

    Sat. June 22 - 28, 2019

    LOCATION

    South Haven, MI

    DISTANCE

    30-55 miles per day

    TYPE

    Road/Multi-Use Trail

    Recreational

    HELMET POLICY

    Required

    REGISTRATION DAY OF

    No

    RIDERS

    700

    VISIT WEBSITE

    HOST ORGANIZATION

    PALM

    EVENT PHONE

    (734) 669-0172

    EVENT EMAIL

    http://www.palmbiketour.org/


    • 22 Jun 2019
    • 7:00 AM
    • 23 Jun 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Owens Community College, Perrysburg OH

    Bike MS: Bike to the Bay Ohio is more than a ride. It's an experience grounded in camaraderie and marked by passion, inspiration, determination and pure enjoyment. It will be an experience you'll never forget, shared with new friends and old.


    https://secure.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR?fr_id=30192&pg=informational&sid=13231

    • 22 Jun 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Pearson Metropark, Oregon OH

    TAB Saturday Morning Adventure Ride

    Modified Pig Ride

    Start: Pearson Metropark, Oregon OH

    Average: 16-18 mph

    Distance: 40 miles


    • 23 Jun 2019
    • Elmore OH

    Portage River Bicycle Tour - Elmore
    Sunday, June 23, 2019

    More info TBD

    • 29 Jun 2019
    • Island Lake, Brighton MI

    TAB’s Summer of Stupid (SOS)

    Ride schedule is done and looks good but, subject to change due to weather and trail conditions.

    A link to the final routes will be published prior to the date. You are responsible for your own navigation. Most of these rides are hard and need to be done at your own pace. I personally go downhill fast but, not so much on the uphill and I don't expect everyone to wait on me. Prior to the ride please download the latest route information.

    Be prepared for your own repairs; extra tubes, multi tool, missing link, co2 or pump, charged cell phone, snacks, water and some extra cash are great to pack. I won’t leave anyone behind but, we will be getting into some remote locations and might take some time to get back to you.

    Complete 6 of these 8 rides and you will receive a cool survivors plaque at the end of season party.

    6/29/19 Island Lake/Brighton/Kessington
    Rte TBD

    • 29 Jun 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Cyclewerks, Whitehouse OH

    TAB Saturday Morning Adventure Ride

    TAB's Greatest Hits

    Start: Cyclewerks, Whitehouse OH

    Average: 16-18 mph

    Distance: TBD


    • 29 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Pacesetter Park, Sylvania OH

    Meet at Pacesetter Park, 8801 Sylvania-Metamora Rd, Sylvania, OH 43560


    9am - Saddle up and ride
    7am - Pre-ride: 

    ridewithgps.com/routes/28989348

    2019 Introduction to Gravel Series

    Created by: Nate Burks

    Sat. April 6—Sat. October 5, 2019

    Location: Various, see description

    Welcome to the 2019 Gravel Series. If you are an experienced gravel rider, read to the end for pre-ride and bonus ride information. If you are new to gravel, this series is designed to take you from short and flat to long and hilly over the course of ten rides. These are "no rider left behind" rides with frequent regrouping.

    There are many advantages to riding roads less traveled. Riding gravel is a great way to increase leg strength and endurance. You are guaranteed to see fewer cars. We will encounter roads with varying terrain, hills, the occasional closed road or bridge, and sometimes dogs and livestock. You will never be bored.

    What to bring:
    -A positive attitude. There will be times when we are suffering. Suffering ain't so bad when in the right mindset.
    -Helmet
    -Eye protection
    -Gravel bike with 30mm+ tires, 29er, or fatbike. Road bikes are not suitable for these roads. 
    -Bike computer with the current week's route loaded
    -Snacks, gels, or other nutrition 
    -Water, at least two bottles or a hydration pack for longer routes
    -Lights: rear blinky required, front suggested for fog and rain
    -Tools, flat repair kit 
    -Headlight and/or helmet light for rides that begin before sun-up or will last after sun down
    -Change of clothes for after the ride (in case things get messy)

    Find the the routes (01 through 10) and dates below. All rides depart at 9am.

    If you are an experienced gravel rider or have a high level of fitness and fortitude, there will be a preride departing at 7am for rides in April through August. This will get you ready for the next level, the bonus rides in September and October. The bonus rides are much more difficult, both in distance and terrain. There are steep, long climbs and equally steep descents that will challenge your bike handling abilities. We will encounter all forms of gravel, from the smooth packed stuff from Michigan to the chunky and sometimes loose gravel around Mohican.

    Find the the bonus routes and dates below. All rides depart at 7am.


    • 4 Jul 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Oak Openings Metropark, Swanton OH

    The annual Freedom Ride will take place on Thursday, July 4.

    EVENT DETAILS

    Riders meet at Mallard Lake in Oak Openings to begin a metric century (64 miles) at 8:00 a.m.(rear parking lot). Riders should be capable of holding a steady pace of 16 mph. The destination is Morenci. The group may split into two groups. Linda Posadny will lead a half-metric century (32 miles) that will begin at the same location at 10:30 a.m. for riders looking for a shorter distance/slower pace.

    More info TBD.


    • 6 Jul 2019
    • 13 Jul 2019
    • Manistique MI

    MUP Tour 2019

    This year we have a brand new route and we are ecstatic to share with you! In 2019 MUP explores the central area of the Upper Peninsula. The Tour begins and ends in Manistique. A mid-tour layover day in Marquette will give you plenty of time to discover its treasures. From Munising, you can take a cruise to Pictured Rocks, or take a ferry to Grand Island to experience the rugged beauty on one of the Upper Peninsula's largest islands, which features miles of hiking and mountain bike trails.

    Thank you for riding with the League of Michigan Bicyclists in 2019. Tour proceeds fund LMB's mission to make bicycling safe and convenient for everyone in Michigan. Proceeds support LMB's Micro-Grant Program to help fund on-the-ground advocacy work that promotes safe bicycling, especially among youth and underserved populations
    Routes are subject to change.

    UPDATE, Jan. 17 2019: We've decided to change the stop between Escanaba and Marquette from North Dickinson to Crystal Falls.

    • Sat/Sun 7/6-7/19 - Manistique Check-In
    • Mon 7/8/19 - Manistique to Escanaba (65 miles)
    • Tues 7/9/19 - Escanaba to Crystal Falls (75 miles)
    • Wed 7/10/19 - Crystal Falls to Marquette (75 miles)
    • Thu 7/11/19 - Layover Day in Marquette (optional 16 or 55 miles)
    • Fri 7/12/19 - Marquette to Munising (44-54 miles)
    • Sat 7/13/19 -Munising to Manistique (49 miles)
    Date: July 6 - 13, 2019
    Distances: 275 - 403 miles total
    City, State: Manistique, Michigan
    Start Location: Lakeview Park, W. Lakeshore DriveStart Time:
    Online Information: https://www.lmb.org/ride-calendar/michigan-upper-peninsula-tour-2019/
    Email: selliott@lmb.org
    More Information: Scott Elliott
    Phone: (517) 334-9100


    • 6 Jul 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Cyclewerks, Whitehouse OH

    TAB Saturday Morning Adventure Ride

    Summer Flower Viewing

    Start: Cyclewerks, Whitehouse OH

    Average: 16-18 mph

    Distance: TBD


    • 6 Jul 2019
    • 9:00 PM
    • Oak Openings, Swanton OH


    • 7 Jul 2019
    • 12 Jul 2019
    • Gray Wolf Lodge, Manistique MI

    Here’s an exciting tour. You’ll see two Great Lakes, ride about 250 miles, hike through the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and see the famous rock formations while riding in a boat on Lake Superior!

    We begin in Manistique, on the north shore of Lake Michigan, with a Sunday afternoon ride out to Kitch-Iti-Kipi, Big Springs State Park. Then we head north for two nights in Munising, followed by one night in Grand Marais, and concluding with one night in Curtis.

    DATES

    Sun. July 7 - 12, 2019

    LOCATION

    Manistique, MI

    DISTANCE

    250 miles

    TYPE

    Road/Multi-Use Trail

    Recreational

    COST

    See website

    HELMET POLICY

    Required

    REGISTRATION DAY OF

    No

    RIDERS

    100

    VISIT WEBSITE

    HOST ORGANIZATION

    Bike Tour Vacations LLC

    EVENT CONTACT

    Jim Plaunt

    EVENT PHONE

    (248) 345-6929

    EVENT EMAIL

    jim@biketourvacations.com


    • 13 Jul 2019
    • Hanson Hills Rec Area, Grayling MI

    What is the Black Bear Gran Fondo? It’s a race, it’s a ride,  it’s an event for cyclists of all abilities and it’s a celebration at the finish line! Choose one of three chip-timed loops. Challenging elevations, rolling hills and flats on all three routes. Self-organized start based on riding speed and training program.  Timing starts when you roll across the starting line. Bring a friend or bring an entire team!  Here are some of the things you can expect with your registration:

     

    • NEW!!!!! On line registration through RunSignUp.com for 2019 event
    • On-site registration event weekend as follows:
      • Friday, July 12, 2019, 5PM-7:30PM – Northbound Outfitters in Grayling, MI
      • Saturday, July 13, 2019, 6:30A-8:30P – Main Lodge of Hanson Hills Recreation Area
    • Rustic camping behind the Main Lodge of Hanson Hills on Friday evening, July 12. Bathrooms in Main Lodge of HHRA and porta-potties also available.
    • Self-serve continental breakfast in the Rotary Pavilion at Hanson Hills Recreation Area on Saturday, July 13, 2018 from 6:30A-8:00A
    • Plenty of parking on the grounds of HHRA (look for signs)
    • Starting times: 100 miles = 8:00 AM, 62 miles = 8:30 AM, 45 miles = 9:00 AM
    • Chip timing through Endurance Evolution and,
    • Live to web results posted on the enduranceevolution.com site. Results also posted to  our RunSignUp page and linked on the Black Bear Gran Fondo Facebook page
    • 5 rest stations (some shared with all three routes) with nutrition and hydration approximately every 20 miles
    • Corner marshals on nearly all turns and when they aren’t, you’ll see clear signage
    • Roving SAG (support and gear) mechanics and SWEEPs following each of the loops
    • Music, fun and friends at the finish line with a tasty celebration meal under the Rotary Pavilion at Hanson Hills Recreation Area
    • First craft beer on us
    • Awards ceremony for top finishers
    • RunSignUp.com registration opened on January 1, 2019 through July 7, 2019

    DATE

    Sat. July 13, 2019

    LOCATION

    Grayling, MI

    DISTANCE

    45, 62, 100

    TYPE

    Road/Multi-Use Trail

    Recreational

    COST

    $35 until 1/31,$60 DOE,$25 Students

    HELMET POLICY

    Required

    REGISTRATION DAY OF

    Yes

    RIDERS

    500

    VISIT WEBSITE

    HOST ORGANIZATION

    Rotary Club of Grayling

    EVENT CONTACT

    Stephanie Riemer

    EVENT PHONE

    (989) 387-9990

    EVENT EMAIL

    blackbeargranfondo@gmail.com


    • 13 Jul 2019
    • Chelsea Fairgrounds, Chelsea MI

    The Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society (AABTS) presents the 43rd annual One Helluva Ride (OHR) on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Join us for a day of scenic bicycle touring over tree-lined, paved roads in Washtenaw, Ingham, Jackson and Livingston counties. The routes wind through rural and state recreation areas on beautiful rolling terrain with varying distances to appeal to a broad range of bicyclists.

     

    OHR riders can choose from several paved routes, shorter fun rides and a gravel road option. All rides start and end at the Fairgrounds in Chelsea, Michigan except for the fun rides. Please see the website for final details as the ride date gets nearer. New for this year, the lunch will be served at the end of the ride at the Chelsea Fairgrounds. As always, numerous rest stops along the routes will provide a range of hydration and snack options .

    SAG support and mechanics will be on duty. Every rider must have a helmet.

    For complete and up-to-date details about the ride and instructions to register, see www.aabts.org/one_helluva_ride.php. The ride is limited to the first 1600 riders.

    DATE

    Sat. July 13, 2019

    LOCATION

    Chelsea, MI

    DISTANCE

    16, 30, 40, 62, 75 and 100 m

    TYPE

    Road/Multi-Use Trail

    Recreational

    COST

    $30Ind/$12minor/ $40/$12 after 7/1

    HELMET POLICY

    Required

    REGISTRATION DAY OF

    Yes

    RIDERS

    1600

    VISIT WEBSITE

    HOST ORGANIZATION

    Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Organization

    EVENT CONTACT

    Doug Tidd

    EVENT PHONE

    (734) 719-0647

    EVENT EMAIL

    ohrinfo@aabts.org


    • 13 Jul 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • TBD

    TAB Saturday Morning Adventure Ride

    TBD to Michigan Villages

    Start: TBD

    Average: 16-18 mph

    Distance: TBD


    • 13 Jul 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Aberdeen Bike and Outdoors, Chelsea MI

    Meet at Aberdeen Bike and Outdoors, 1101 S Main St, Chelsea, MI 48118


    9am - Saddle up and ride
    7am - Pre-ride: 

    ridewithgps.com/routes/29185234

    2019 Introduction to Gravel Series

    Created by: Nate Burks

    Sat. April 6—Sat. October 5, 2019

    Location: Various, see description

    Welcome to the 2019 Gravel Series. If you are an experienced gravel rider, read to the end for pre-ride and bonus ride information. If you are new to gravel, this series is designed to take you from short and flat to long and hilly over the course of ten rides. These are "no rider left behind" rides with frequent regrouping.

    There are many advantages to riding roads less traveled. Riding gravel is a great way to increase leg strength and endurance. You are guaranteed to see fewer cars. We will encounter roads with varying terrain, hills, the occasional closed road or bridge, and sometimes dogs and livestock. You will never be bored.

    What to bring:
    -A positive attitude. There will be times when we are suffering. Suffering ain't so bad when in the right mindset.
    -Helmet
    -Eye protection
    -Gravel bike with 30mm+ tires, 29er, or fatbike. Road bikes are not suitable for these roads. 
    -Bike computer with the current week's route loaded
    -Snacks, gels, or other nutrition 
    -Water, at least two bottles or a hydration pack for longer routes
    -Lights: rear blinky required, front suggested for fog and rain
    -Tools, flat repair kit 
    -Headlight and/or helmet light for rides that begin before sun-up or will last after sun down
    -Change of clothes for after the ride (in case things get messy)

    Find the the routes (01 through 10) and dates below. All rides depart at 9am.

    If you are an experienced gravel rider or have a high level of fitness and fortitude, there will be a preride departing at 7am for rides in April through August. This will get you ready for the next level, the bonus rides in September and October. The bonus rides are much more difficult, both in distance and terrain. There are steep, long climbs and equally steep descents that will challenge your bike handling abilities. We will encounter all forms of gravel, from the smooth packed stuff from Michigan to the chunky and sometimes loose gravel around Mohican.

    Find the the bonus routes and dates below. All rides depart at 7am.


    • 14 Jul 2019
    • 19 Jul 2019
    • St. Ignace, MI

    The Great Waters Tour is our longest tour, coming in at 300 miles. You’ll see the mighty Mackinac Bridge at the start, and three Great Lakes! We travel from St. Ignace north to Sault Ste. Marie, and spend the night within view of the Soo Locks and giant 1,000 foot freighters.

    From the Soo we head west, and then north into Paradise for two nights. Our layover day you’ll get to see Whitefish Point, and both lower and upper Tahquamenon Falls. Thursday we head through Newberry on our way to Curtis, and the tour banquet overlooking Manistique Lake.

    Friday we return to St. Ignace, along the way riding on the Hiawatha Trail, and then enjoying beautiful vistas over the crystal sand beaches of Lake Michigan.

    9TH ANNUAL

    DATES

    Sun. July 14 - 19, 2019

    LOCATION

    St. Ignace, , MI

    DISTANCE

    300 miles

    TYPE

    Road/Multi-Use Trail

    Recreational

    COST

    See website

    HELMET POLICY

    Required

    REGISTRATION DAY OF

    Yes

    RIDERS

    100

    http://www.biketourvacations.com/


    • 20 Jul 2019
    • St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, Terre Haute IN

    RAIN is a one-day bicycle ride across Indiana. The 160-mile course runs mostly on Historic National Route 40, an older, divided four-lane road with light traffic and gentle rolling hills. The ride begins on the campus of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Terre Haute, Indiana, and crosses the state to Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. You should be able to average at least 12 to 14 mph for over 11 hours.

    All riders must register to participate in RAIN. All riders must finish the ride by 9 pm on Saturday, July 21. Your early registration ensures rest stops are properly stocked and staffed. Registration fees are non-refundable, so plan appropriately. Your entry fee includes: RAIN rider t-shirt; rider flag with your number; 5 rest stops during the ride, one including lunch; food at the finish; and a finish line souvenir. Participants must wear a bike helmet.

    https://www.rainride.org/



    • 20 Jul 2019
    • Whitehouse OH

    Metroparks Bicycle Tour 

    Saturday, July 20, 2019

    https://register.mvadventurers.org/


    • 21 Jul 2019
    • Elk Rapids MI

    Enjoy great views of Torch Lake and Lake Michigan while riding around one of Michigan’s premier lakes on lightly traveled roads, past scenic farms and orchards. Great food stops and after ride picnic lunch is included at Elk Rapids Beach, with swimming available. Night before camping available at Elk Rapids High School.

    DATE

    Sun. July 21, 2019

    LOCATION

    Elk Rapids, MI

    DISTANCE

    26, 40, 63, 100 m

    TYPE

    Road/Multi-Use Trail

    Recreational

    COST

    $35, rates increase after 5/20/19

    HELMET POLICY

    Required

    REGISTRATION DAY OF

    Yes

    RIDERS

    1200

    VISIT WEBSITE

    HOST ORGANIZATION

    Cherry Capital Cycling Club

    EVENT CONTACT

    Paula Anderson

    EVENT PHONE

    (231) 499-7625

    EVENT EMAIL

    ratdirector@cherrycapitalcyclingclub.org


    • 27 Jul 2019
    • Mohican MTB Trail, Loudonville OH

    TAB’s Summer of Stupid (SOS)

    Ride schedule is done and looks good but, subject to change due to weather and trail conditions.

    A link to the final routes will be published prior to the date. You are responsible for your own navigation. Most of these rides are hard and need to be done at your own pace. I personally go downhill fast but, not so much on the uphill and I don't expect everyone to wait on me. Prior to the ride please download the latest route information.

    Be prepared for your own repairs; extra tubes, multi tool, missing link, co2 or pump, charged cell phone, snacks, water and some extra cash are great to pack. I won’t leave anyone behind but, we will be getting into some remote locations and might take some time to get back to you.

    Complete 6 of these 8 rides and you will receive a cool survivors plaque at the end of season party.

    7/27/19 Mohican Trippple 100+ miles 10,000 elevationhttps://ridewithgps.com/routes/29185706


    • 27 Jul 2019
    • 28 Jul 2019
    • LaGrange IN

    Amishland and Lakes Bicycle Tour

    Amishland and Lakes, based at Lakeland High School in LaGrange, Indiana, visits a world where lifestyles have remained almost unchanged for over a hundred years.

    One of the friendliest rides around, you ll enjoy seeing and meeting families, women s groups, regional cycling clubs, and tandem pairs who tell us they love our routes because they are so tandem friendly. There are wide open spaces, clean country air, friendly people and lots of great food.

    There is plenty to explore, experience and eat. Amishland and Lakes is famous for great SAG food (watermelons, peaches, blueberries, bananas, fresh baked cookies and more), and there are also Amish bakeries, restaurants and homemade ice cream parlors along the route.

    The routes range from 22 to 100 miles, offering smooth, quiet roads, where buggies are numerous and cars are few (both days begin and end at the High School). We also offer directions for a do-it-yourself Friday option to ride the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail.

    Camping is available at the 4-H Fairgrounds across from our start location.

    Date: July 27 - 28, 2019
    Distances: 22 - 100 miles Sat; 23 - 50 miles Sun
    City, State: LaGrange, Indiana
    Start Location: Lakeland High School
    Start Time: 7:00 am
    Online Information: http://amishlandandlakes.com/
    Email: info@amishlandlakes.com


    • 27 Jul 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Keener Park, Monclova OH

    TAB Saturday Morning Adventure Ride

    Keener Park to Red Rambler (Wauseon OH)

    Start: Keener Park, Monclova OH

    Average: 16-18 mph

    Distance: TBD


    • 27 Jul 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Forest View Lanes, Temperance MI

    Meet at Forest View Lanes, 2345 W Dean Rd, Temperance, MI 48182


    9am - Saddle up and ride
    7am - Pre-ride: 

    ridewithgps.com/routes/29185289

    2019 Introduction to Gravel Series

    Created by: Nate Burks

    Sat. April 6—Sat. October 5, 2019

    Location: Various, see description

    Welcome to the 2019 Gravel Series. If you are an experienced gravel rider, read to the end for pre-ride and bonus ride information. If you are new to gravel, this series is designed to take you from short and flat to long and hilly over the course of ten rides. These are "no rider left behind" rides with frequent regrouping.

    There are many advantages to riding roads less traveled. Riding gravel is a great way to increase leg strength and endurance. You are guaranteed to see fewer cars. We will encounter roads with varying terrain, hills, the occasional closed road or bridge, and sometimes dogs and livestock. You will never be bored.

    What to bring:
    -A positive attitude. There will be times when we are suffering. Suffering ain't so bad when in the right mindset.
    -Helmet
    -Eye protection
    -Gravel bike with 30mm+ tires, 29er, or fatbike. Road bikes are not suitable for these roads. 
    -Bike computer with the current week's route loaded
    -Snacks, gels, or other nutrition 
    -Water, at least two bottles or a hydration pack for longer routes
    -Lights: rear blinky required, front suggested for fog and rain
    -Tools, flat repair kit 
    -Headlight and/or helmet light for rides that begin before sun-up or will last after sun down
    -Change of clothes for after the ride (in case things get messy)

    Find the the routes (01 through 10) and dates below. All rides depart at 9am.

    If you are an experienced gravel rider or have a high level of fitness and fortitude, there will be a preride departing at 7am for rides in April through August. This will get you ready for the next level, the bonus rides in September and October. The bonus rides are much more difficult, both in distance and terrain. There are steep, long climbs and equally steep descents that will challenge your bike handling abilities. We will encounter all forms of gravel, from the smooth packed stuff from Michigan to the chunky and sometimes loose gravel around Mohican.

    Find the the bonus routes and dates below. All rides depart at 7am.


    • 28 Jul 2019
    • Grand Haven MI

    Cyclists ride some of West Michigan’s most prestigious shoreline crossing the Bascule Bridge. Miles of mixed “roller Coaster” hills and beautiful farm lands dot the routes. Live Music, BBQ grill & catered picnic, bev. tkts.,SAG, 5 Rest Areas, Mech.on duty, police escort, gran fondo type start.  Check out the video and map detail and to answer questions visit the Facebook Event page. Sign up using Bikereg.com or download and mail registration form.

    NOTE: For BOTH paper and Online registration, you will need to sign into receive your badge and sign waiver on the day of the event.

    Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2217908478446517/

    Bikereg.com Registration: https://www.bikereg.com/cgcc

    12TH ANNUAL

    DATE

    Sun. July 28, 2019

    LOCATION

    Grand Haven, MI

    DISTANCE

    100, 62, 33, 18

    TYPE

    Road/Multi-Use Trail

    Recreational

    COST

    $38 Ind, $76 Fam, aft 7/4 $44, $88

    HELMET POLICY

    Required

    REGISTRATION DAY OF

    Yes

    RIDERS

    700



    • 28 Jul 2019
    • 2 Aug 2019
    • Manistique MI

    Our most popular tour has two departure dates this summer, July 7 and again July 28! We’ve got six days and five nights, each full of activities and experiences for you. The standard tour has a 230 mile loop across the central Upper Peninsula, including a day off the bikes so you can see Pictured Rocks from land and also by boat.

    There’s great dining, live music, and a few pubs along the way. This is a tour you need to go on. Please visit our website and sign on today!

    6770 W US 2
    Manistique, MI 49854

    DATES

    Sun. July 28 - August 2, 2019

    LOCATION

    Manistique, MI

    DISTANCE

    250 Miles

    TYPE

    Road/Multi-Use Trail

    Recreational

    COST

    See website

    HELMET POLICY

    Required

    REGISTRATION DAY OF

    No

    RIDERS

    100

    http://www.biketourvacations.com/

    • 3 Aug 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Cyclewerks, Whitehouse OH

    TAB Saturday Morning Adventure Ride

    PRE-MARR Prep Rides

    Start: Cyclewerks, Whitehouse OH

    Average: 16-18 mph

    Distance: TBD


    • 3 Aug 2019
    • 9:00 PM
    • Oak Openings, Swanton OH


    • 4 Aug 2019
    • Oberlin OH

    August weather in Lorain County is usually hot and dry, hence the name of the ride. We could have a thunderstorm in the afternoon, but fingers crossed for clear weather! This is a free, unsupported ride through rural areas in Lorain and nearby counties.  There will be one route with three cutoffs to provide routes of approximately 28, 52 and 70 miles.  This is an unsupported ride so we provide a map but there are no provided rest stops, arrows, or SAG support.  However, the routes pass by places where you can stop and buy food.

    REGISTRATION: Day-of registration will be from 7:00am to 8:30am and you may start at your leisure. Most riders will leave at 8:00am.  Pre-registration is optional.

    START/FINISH/REGISTRATION location: All three will be at the Oberlin Depot.

    Oberlin Depot
    240 South Main Street
    Oberlin, OH 44074

    https://www.lorainwheelmen.org/events


    • 4 Aug 2019
    • 8 Aug 2019
    • Sault Ste. Marie MI

    This is a great opportunity to experience all that the eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan has to offer. Soo Locks, Sugar Island, Drummond Island, Big Mac Bridge, Macinac Island,Tahqumenon Falls, Paradise MI. The tour begins in Sault Ste. Marie Mi. travels 50-60 miles per day with stops overnight stops in Detour, St. Ignace and Paradise before returning back to Sault Ste. Marie. Cruise gear free past 3 of the great lakes. This trip includes meals, camping each night and awesome SAG support. There are options for motels as well as side excursions on our layover day in St. Ignace. The causual pace allows for lots of stops for exploring, snacks, lunch, pictues, shopping and beach combing. We provide top-notch SAG support that can even give you a ride in one of our SAG wagons if you can’t reach each day’s destination.

    This is an annual fundraiser for Teaching Family Homes of Upper Michigan that provides behavioral treatment and support services to children and families of upper Michigan. Check out our website at Teaching Family Homes.com for more information.

    DATES

    Sun. August 4 - 8, 2019

    LOCATION

    Sault Ste. Marie, MI

    DISTANCE

    approx. 50-60 m per day

    TYPE

    Road/Multi-Use Trail

    Recreational

    COST

    $450 Ind/$275stu, after 5/31add $25

    HELMET POLICY

    Required

    REGISTRATION DAY OF

    Yes

    RIDERS

    125

    VISIT WEBSITE

    HOST ORGANIZATION

    Teaching Family Homes of Upper Michigan

    EVENT CONTACT

    Mike Smith

    EVENT PHONE

    (906) 249-5437

    EVENT EMAIL

    msmith@tfhomes.org


    • 10 Aug 2019
    • Whitehouse OH

    TAB’s Summer of Stupid (SOS)

    Ride schedule is done and looks good but, subject to change due to weather and trail conditions.

    A link to the final routes will be published prior to the date. You are responsible for your own navigation. Most of these rides are hard and need to be done at your own pace. I personally go downhill fast but, not so much on the uphill and I don't expect everyone to wait on me. Prior to the ride please download the latest route information.

    Be prepared for your own repairs; extra tubes, multi tool, missing link, co2 or pump, charged cell phone, snacks, water and some extra cash are great to pack. I won’t leave anyone behind but, we will be getting into some remote locations and might take some time to get back to you.

    Complete 6 of these 8 rides and you will receive a cool survivors plaque at the end of season party.

    8/10/19 Marr Century 100 miles 25 elevation 
    5 hour century group ride


    • 10 Aug 2019
    • 7:00 AM
    • Whitehouse Village Park, Whitehouse OH
    Register


    • 17 Aug 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Secor Metropark, Sylvania OH

    TAB Saturday Morning Adventure Ride

    Secor Metropark to TBD

    Start: Secor Metropark, Sylvania OH

    Average: 16-18 mph

    Distance: TBD


    • 17 Aug 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Tecumseh Brewing, Tecumseh MI

    Meet behind Tecumseh Brewing, 128 W Chicago Blvd, Tecumseh, MI 49286


    9am - Saddle up and ride
    7am - Pre-ride: 

    ridewithgps.com/routes/29185302

    2019 Introduction to Gravel Series

    Created by: Nate Burks

    Sat. April 6—Sat. October 5, 2019

    Location: Various, see description

    Welcome to the 2019 Gravel Series. If you are an experienced gravel rider, read to the end for pre-ride and bonus ride information. If you are new to gravel, this series is designed to take you from short and flat to long and hilly over the course of ten rides. These are "no rider left behind" rides with frequent regrouping.

    There are many advantages to riding roads less traveled. Riding gravel is a great way to increase leg strength and endurance. You are guaranteed to see fewer cars. We will encounter roads with varying terrain, hills, the occasional closed road or bridge, and sometimes dogs and livestock. You will never be bored.

    What to bring:
    -A positive attitude. There will be times when we are suffering. Suffering ain't so bad when in the right mindset.
    -Helmet
    -Eye protection
    -Gravel bike with 30mm+ tires, 29er, or fatbike. Road bikes are not suitable for these roads. 
    -Bike computer with the current week's route loaded
    -Snacks, gels, or other nutrition 
    -Water, at least two bottles or a hydration pack for longer routes
    -Lights: rear blinky required, front suggested for fog and rain
    -Tools, flat repair kit 
    -Headlight and/or helmet light for rides that begin before sun-up or will last after sun down
    -Change of clothes for after the ride (in case things get messy)

    Find the the routes (01 through 10) and dates below. All rides depart at 9am.

    If you are an experienced gravel rider or have a high level of fitness and fortitude, there will be a preride departing at 7am for rides in April through August. This will get you ready for the next level, the bonus rides in September and October. The bonus rides are much more difficult, both in distance and terrain. There are steep, long climbs and equally steep descents that will challenge your bike handling abilities. We will encounter all forms of gravel, from the smooth packed stuff from Michigan to the chunky and sometimes loose gravel around Mohican.

    Find the the bonus routes and dates below. All rides depart at 7am.


    • 24 Aug 2019
    • Troy High School, Troy OH

    DETAILS

    The Tour de Donut is a unique bicycle event, where your ability to eat donuts is just as important as your ability to ride your bicycle fast. The event is a mass start timed bicycle "ride" where riders visit donut stops. For each donut the rider eats during the ride (and keeps down) they have 5 minutes deducted from their ride time. The ride is just like any other bike tour, except we have donuts. 1000 dozen. Donut stops are also stocked with bananas, local in season apples, other local fruit, yogurt, water, electrolyte drink and milk.

    Kid’s Events: 8:00 am 
    Thanks to Orthopedic Associates of Southwest Ohio in Greenville, this is a free event.
    Registration begins at 7am in the tent at the start/finish line
    Kids from 2 to 12 are welcome to participate Kids will line up by age group and ride a half block for the youngest and two blocks for the older kids. Each age group will start after the other finishes for safety and will ride through the start/finish line area though thousands of cheering fans.
    All roads are closed to traffic
    All Kids must wear a helmet
    We will have 25 new kids helmets to give away
    The first 120 kids will receive a Tour de Donut T-shirt. All kids will receive a custom finishers medal and all the donuts and milk they care to eat.

    Donut Hole:
    10 mile mass start event with one Donut stop. This ride will feature an out and back on the Great Miami River Trail bike path. Donut Hole riders will have a chance at The Glazer prior to the finish.

    Mini Donut:
    20 mile mass start event with one Donut stop. Mini The Tour de Donut riders will have a chance at The Glazer prior to the finish. 
    Full Donut:
    40 mile mass start event... Full Tour de Donut riders will have a chance at The Glazer prior to the finish. 
    Double D Challenge:
    62 mile mass start event ......
    AMENITIES:
    Registration includes a commemorative shirt(if registered by August 7), custom finisher medal, custom bib number, all the donuts you can eat, aid station food, electronic chip timing and chance at awards. 
    HELMETS:
    Mandatory!
    HEADPHONES:
    According to Ohio State Law it is illegal. We think it is dangerous. 
    OHIO CYCLING LAWS: Ohio Bicycle Law with Steve Magas Ohio Bike Lawyer
    NUMBER MARKING:
    At each Donut Stop your number will be marked for each donut you are given. 
    KIDS-
    We are a cycling family and understand the different stages of kid cyclist. We would enjoy having as many kids as possible in our fun event. Parents should determine if their child is ready for the open roads or should do the kids events that take place prior to the main event start. 
    Riders alone on their own bikes must be experienced on open roads and can we escorted by a registered parent. 
    Tag a longs with a child stoker are welcome in the tandem classes as long as there is a child or sto-kid on the back.
    Bike trailers are permitted. We would encourage you just to register the person on the bike... not the people in the trailer. Kids in trailers must have parental permission/release form signed and wear a helmet. If you do bring a bike trailer, we encourage you to start farther to the back of the pack at the starting line. This gives those that are generally quicker on the start to get going as trailers tend to take a little longer to get up to speed.

    If you have a trailer/tag-a-long that is a single wheel with pedals. We encourage you to register in the Tandem Division. The second rider does need to register in these cases so they can get a shirt etc.
    PARKING:
    Troy High School 151 Staunton Rd, Troy, Ohio 45373
    PACKET PICK UP:
    Rec Center - 11 N Market Street,Troy, Ohio
    START/FINISH:
    Rec Center - 11 N Market Street,Troy, Ohio


    TIMING & RESULTS:
    We will be utilizing electronic chip timing from Good Times Event Services that will offer live scrolling results via television monitor and internet. You can check www.gtraces.com for live results. There will be electronic checkpoints along each route. You are required to cross the checkpoint to be considered for results. 

     AID STATION SCHEDULE:
    Donut Stop #1 Hole: Closes at 10:00
    Donut Stop #1 Mini: Closes at 11:30 
    Donut Stop #1 Full: Closes at 11:00 
    Donut Stop #2 Full: Closes at 11:30 
    Donut Stop #1 DD: Closes at 11:00 
    Donut Stop #2 DD: Closes at 11:30 
    Donut Stop #3 DD: Closes at 12:30 
    Glazer Stop: Closes at 1:30

    RULES

    Safety is our utmost concern for this event. The following rules will help you enjoy a fun and safe event and provide some insight into how the ride is conducted.
    All roads are open to traffic. While the roads are lightly traveled there will be cars. 
    Riders must ride within Ohio State Law including stopping at stop signs, riding on the correct side of the road and not wearing headphones. 
    We have corn that obscures intersections (see above rule about stop signs then the one above it about cars)
    Riders must ride in a safe and predictable manner
    Please make sure your bike is prepared for this event
    Helmets are mandatory for all riders. Straps must be fastened
    If you are going to pass please do so on the left after announcing your intentions
    If you stop along the route make sure you get off the road
    Your timing chip must be attached to your seat post (do not tape to your frame)
    Your number must be worn in an area that you want people touching you as this is where the donut helpers will mark your donut count. Your time does not start until you cross the timing mats so no need to rush to the front
    Rider Staging:
    Riders are not permitted to line up on the street until the kids events are complete
    Staging signs will be along the corral based upon your route color. All riders must start by 9am and must cross the start mat for timing to begin. 
    Donut Stops:
    Please be extra cautious entering and exiting the Donut stops
    Make sure your bike is not parked on the road or in a walkway
    You can take 3 donuts each time
    Your number will be marked for each donut you eat
    Donuts are not permitted to leave the donut enclosure
    If you are unable to finish your donuts please return to the counters for a recount
    You must eat one donut to be eligible for awards since 2013
    FINISH:
    Be extra cautious in the finish area
    After crossing the line slow to a safe stop and prepare for donut counting
    Enter the line for donut counting
    Riders on the Double D must be finished by 1:00 to be considered for awards
    Riders on the Full Donut must be finished by 12:00 to be considered for awards
    Riders on the Mini and Hole Donut must be finished by 11:00 to be considered for awards
    We will not ship packets, t-shirts or awards
    There are no refunds, transfers or deferrals
    We ride rain or shine

     Awards

    All riders must be present for awards ceremonies to be eligible for championship jersey. Jersey sizes will be collected during the awards ceremony and ordered directly after the event. NO EXCEPTIONS!

    HOLE(10 MILES):
    RIDERS MUST BE FINISHED BY 11:00 TO BE CONSIDERED FOR AWARDS- RIDERS CAN FINISH AFTER 11:00 THOUGH WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR AWARDS
    AWARDS CEREMONY WILL BE AT 11:30AM
    Awards are based upon donut adjusted time

    TANDEM top 3
    Male & Female top 3 OVER 65 YEARS OLD
    Male & Female top 3 50-64 YEARS OLD
    Male & Female top 3 36-49 YEARS OLD
    Male & Female top 3 19-35 YEARS OLD
    Male & Female top 3 18 YEARS AND UNDER
    Male & Female top 3 EASY CHAIR(RECUMBENT)
    Top male and female most donuts eaten will be awarded in each age group  


    MINI(20 MILES):
    RIDERS MUST BE FINISHED BY 11:00 TO BE CONSIDERED FOR AWARDS- RIDERS CAN FINISH AFTER 11:00 THOUGH WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR AWARDS
    AWARDS CEREMONY WILL BE AT 11:30AM
    Awards are based upon donut adjusted time

    TANDEM top 3
    Male & Female top 3 OVER 65 YEARS OLD
    Male & Female top 3 50-64 YEARS OLD
    Male & Female top 3 36-49 YEARS OLD
    Male & Female top 3 19-35 YEARS OLD
    Male & Female top 3 18 YEARS AND UNDER
    Male & Female top 3 EASY CHAIR(RECUMBENT)
    Top male and female most donuts eaten will be awarded in each age group  

    FULL(40 MILES):
    RIDERS MUST BE FINISHED BY 12:00 TO BE CONSIDERED FOR AWARDS- RIDERS CAN FINISH AFTER 12:00 THOUGH WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR AWARDS
    AWARDS CEREMONY WILL BE AT 12:30PM
    Awards are based upon donut adjusted time

    TANDEM top 3
    Male & Female top 3 OVER 65 YEARS OLD
    Male & Female top 3 50-64 YEARS OLD
    Male & Female top 3 36-49 YEARS OLD
    Male & Female top 3 19-35 YEARS OLD
    Male & Female top 3 18 YEARS AND UNDER
    Male & Female top 3 EASY CHAIR(RECUMBENT)

    DOUBLE D CHALLENGE(64 MILES):
    RIDERS MUST BE FINISHED BY 1:00 TO BE CONSIDERED FOR AWARDS- RIDERS MAY FINISH AFTER 1:00 THOUGH THEY WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR AWARDS
    AWARDS CEREMONY WILL BE AT 1:30PM
    Awards are based upon donut adjusted time

    TANDEM top 3
    Male & Female top 3 OVER 65 YEARS OLD
    Male & Female top 3 50-64 YEARS OLD
    Male & Female top 3 36-49 YEARS OLD
    Male & Female top 3 19-35 YEARS OLD
    Male & Female top 3 18 YEARS AND UNDER
    Male & Female top 3 EASY CHAIR(RECUMBENT)

    *All services will end at 1:30*

     THE FINE PRINT:
    We will not ship packets, t-shirts or awards
    There are no refunds, transfers or deferrals
    We ride rain or shine.   SHIRTS - We order you the size you specify on your registration. Every shirt manufacturer is sized slightly different. Ladie's cut shirts run smaller than unisex cut. Please understand that we will not exchange shirts at packet pickup due to them not fitting. If you are concerned that the shirt might be too small, then order up.

    FACEBOOK:Tour de Donut Ohio for the latest information

    QUESTIONS:info@rocketshipsports.com

    Tips

    The Tour De Donut is unique due to the donut eating aspect of the ride. While 50% of participants eat no donuts, below are some tips for those interested in competative eating.

     Tip #1

    Set a goal for how many you can eat and stick to it !

    Other Riders (OR): This is true with anything, including eating. Remember to set a realistic goal. Most of us can’t eat a dozen donuts.
    Competitive Eater (CE): To set a realistic goal, I like to practice eating the actual food in a set amout of time to get an idea of how I’ll fair against other eaters.

     Tip #2

    Eat 2/3 of your goal at the first stop (i.e. goal of 21, eat at least 14 at the first stop)
    OR: Very true! Most riders felt this was dead on.
    CE: I’ll be using the ¾ rule. A goal of 20, 15 at the first stop and at least 5 at the second stop.

    Tip #3

    Pick up as many donuts as you can and start eating them .Once you have committed and taken a bite, you will make yourself finish.
    OR: Most riders I spoke to like to eat in sets of 3 or 4 and not in each hand.
    CE: I’ll use the 1/3 rule here. If your goal is to eat 12 at the first stop then eat in increments of 4.

    Tip #4

    Drink enough water to keep your throat moist, but not too much.
    OR: Very true again!
    CE: Try flavoring your water with something that isn’t sweet. Mixing up the flavors will help get down those extra donuts.

    Tip #5

    Eat fast. There is a delay in the stomach telling your brain that it is full. The longer the breaks between bites, the more time for your stomach to start screaming!

    OR: Most riders had mixed feelings about this one. Eat at a pace which is comfortable for you.
    CE: This one I don’t agree on. Eat efficiently, not fast. The more you chew up the food, the more digestable it becomes, and the less space it takes up in the stomach. The body is very smart. Your not going to fool it by eating fast.

    Tip #6
    At least one week prior, stretch the stomach. One way is forcing yourself to chug water. Kobayashi (the hot dog eating champ) will force himself to chug a gallon of water in less than 2 minutes every morning! 

    OR: Most think it’s best to eat a large meal the night before. Maybe something high in carbs.
    CE: I agree on stretching the stomach before competition. However, water is not a good choice. And definitly not a gallon. I use a liquid that contains electrolites such as gatorade. Drinking large amounts of water is very risky and can lead to water intoxication

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    • 24 Aug 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Cyclewerks, Whitehouse OH

    TAB Saturday Morning Adventure Ride

    River Ride

    Start: Cyclewerks, Whitehouse OH

    Average: 16-18 mph

    Distance: TBD


    • 31 Aug 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • TBD, Swanton OH

    TAB Saturday Morning Adventure Ride

    Swanton to Fulton Hills

    Start: TBD

    Average: 16-18 mph

    Distance: TBD


    • 31 Aug 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Aberdeen Bike and Outdoors, Chelsea MI

    Meet at Aberdeen Bike and Outdoors, 1101 S Main St, Chelsea, MI 48118


    9am - Saddle up and ride
    7am - Pre-ride: 

    ridewithgps.com/routes/29185338

    2019 Introduction to Gravel Series

    Created by: Nate Burks

    Sat. April 6—Sat. October 5, 2019

    Location: Various, see description

    Welcome to the 2019 Gravel Series. If you are an experienced gravel rider, read to the end for pre-ride and bonus ride information. If you are new to gravel, this series is designed to take you from short and flat to long