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    • 8 Jan 2019
    • 26 Mar 2019
    • 12 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.

    • 23 Feb 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • DTE Foundation Trail, Chelsea MI
    Winter Warrior XVII

    Bike: DTE (MTB/Fat Tire) or Waterloo (Gravel/MTB/Fat)

    DTE Energy Foundation Trail

    17819 Stockbridge Chelsea Rd, Chelsea, Michigan 48118




    • 24 Feb 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Monclova Community Center
    • 165
    Register

    Online Registration OPEN!

    TAB's annual banquet will take place February 24th, 2019 at 5:30pm at the Monclova Community Center. 

    Social time @ 5:30-6:30pm, Dinner @ 6:30-7:00pm, awards and annual meeting following.

    Dinner Cost: $20 each meal (Free for 6 hours of TAB or MARR Volunteers, Ride Leaders, and Board Members)- Enter code VOL18)

    You can still RSVP instead of using the this site.

    Meal Descriptions

    Parmesan Chicken with Creamy Sage Sauce: All natural chicken breasts topped with crunchy breadcrumbs, Parmesan, butter and seasonings. Finished with a drizzle of creamy white sauce flavored with savory sage.

    Korean Style Pork Tenderloin with Sugar Snap Peas: Pork tenderloin marinated in a balanced sweet / salty vinaigrette. (Gluten and dairy free)

    Cuban Enchilada Casserole: Savory sweet potatoes, tangy black beans and corn make for a healthy and delicious entrée. Made with vegan cheddar cheese and corn tortillas. (Vegan, gluten and dairy free)

    The event will once again be catered by TAB member Cassie Egli's Super Suppers.

    Speakers 

    TAB will be leading it’s own loaded tours next year. We have had many members take Bike Tours this year, in various forms and TAB is considering it’s own loaded tours next year. Come hear a presentation on the variety of touring available to you, whether day trips, self supported, semi supported, or fully supported with guides.

    Rick Metcalf will give highlights of his many selfguided loaded tours.

    Mark Beeman will share his experiences with fully guided weeklong tours.

    Hugh Benning will cover their week long Cumberland Gap trip from Pittsburg to DC.

    Nathan Burks will speak on his upcoming Gravel Series.

    Doug Metzger and Chris Holmes will discuss their Epic Series of longer, out of town rides for road, gravel and mountain biking 

    • 2 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Tecumseh Brewing, Tecumseh MI

    Winter Warrior XVIII

    Tecumseh Gravel Grinder

    Tecumseh Brewing, Tecumseh MI


    • 9 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Island Lake Park, Brighton MI

    Winter Warrior XIX

    Island Lake Park, 

    6301 Kensington Rd Brighton, MI 48116


    • 16 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Original Gravity Brewing Co, Milan MI

    Winter Warrior XX

    Original Gravity Brewing Co.

    440 County St., Milan MI 48160


    • 16 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Big Portage Lake State Park, Grass Lake MI

    Kick off the cycling season by gritting on the gravel with Epic Races and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for a truly amazing experience: Waterloo G & G! This amazing adventure, will take you through the wilds of Lower Michigan’s largest park, where pristine forests, rolling glacial terrain, and sparkling lakes provide a breathtaking backdrop for the cycling experience of a lifetime.

    Given Waterloo Recreational Area’s glacial history, the bike courses will vary from rolling hill climbs and swift descents to winding curves and rare straightaways. Some of the roads will be paved. Some of the roads may be patched. Most of the roads will be dirt and rock. There may even be mud, ice, and snow. Expect to get dusty. Expect to get grimy. Expect to have the time of your life! Waterloo G & G is part of the Pure Michigan FITness Series of events and is endorsed by the Michigan Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health, and Sports.

    100K: 2 loops that wind through Waterloo’s more than 20,000 acres. Note: 100K participants must complete the first 50K loop by the 12:30 PM cut-off time.

    50K: Condenses the best that the 100K offers into half the distance (one loop)

    10-mile non-competitive, untimed: a little bit of everything!

    All courses run counterclockwise, turning left onto Seymour Road from Portage Lake, then right on List.

    Post race party presented by Short’s Brewing Company!

    Please note: this event caps at 700 participants!

    https://www.bikesignup.com/Race/MI/GrassLake/WaterlooBikeRace


    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Brighton MI

    Winter Warrior XXI

    Brighton Rec

    Brighton MI


    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 18035 W State St, Vandalia MI 49095

    Melting Mann is a Dirt Road Challenge for Mountain Bike, Fat Bike and/or Cycle Cross Bikes of all skill levels. First time racers and experts welcome! You’ll race throughout  Newberg, Penn, and Marcellus Townships in Cass County Michigan. The Melting Mann event is named after one of the most challenging sections of the route, MANN Road. MANN Road has been known to turn bikers into hikers! Also accessed via MANN Road, but buried deep in the woods of Michigan’s State land, is Mount Misery, one the highest natural geographical points in Southwest Michigan.

    You may choose from a 24 mile, 35 mile, or the new 60 mile route. Come discover what many serious and successful bikers use as their training terrain!

    Date & Times

    Saturday, March 23rd, 2019
    Start time: 10:00 a.m.

    Waves for all three distances will be designated and announced as race day approaches.  You must start in the correct wave.

    Distances

    24 Mile Short Route, 35 Mile and a 60 Mile Long Route

    Location

    18035 W. State Street
    Vandalia, MI 49095

    Fees*

    *A portion of every race fee is donated to NIMBA (Northern Indiana Mountain Bike Association), SWMMBA (Southwest Michigan Mountain Bike Association) and LMB (League of Michigan Bicyclers). Thank you to them and all organizations that support our biking industry and passion.

    ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AT 5PM ON THURSDAY, MARCH 21st

    REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE RACE DAY ONLY IF WE HAVE NOT EXCEEDED 1,000 PARTICIPANTS

    • $48 through March 15th, 2019, $63 after March 15th, 2019 and day of race. *
    • Juniors, Age 18 and under, receive $10 off their registration fee.
    • Tandem Division $65 through March 15th, 2019, $80 after March 15th, 2019 and day of race.*
    • Fee includes a T-shirt in sizes S, M, L, XL, and XXL. Only those who register by March 15th will be guaranteed a T-Shirt.
    • Registration is limited to 1000 participants.
    • *Prices and registration deadlines may change.

    Divisions

    • 24 Mile/Short Route:Male and Female (0-19), (20-29), (30-39), (40-49), (50-59), (60 and Over). Male and Female Fat Tire.
    • 35 Mile Route:Male and Female (0-29), (30-39), (40-49), (50-59), (60 and Over), Male and Female Fat Tire, Co-ed Single Speed, and Tandem.
    • 60 Mile/Long Route: Open Class Race / Podium Pay Out & Prize Structure TBD.

    Early Packet Pick-up and Registration

    Early packet pick-up will be held on Friday, March 22nd from 5:00pm-8:00pm., at the “Melting Mann Registration Head Quarters” in the Vandalia Village Office/Youth Center, 18035 W. State St., (M-60) Vandalia, Michigan 49095. Race registration and merchandise pick-up will also be available starting at 7:30pm race day.

    Course

    Featuring 90% gravel roads, the 24 mile loop has over 1,000 vertical feet of ascent and the 35 mile loop has over 1,500 feet of vertical ascent.  The new 60 mile loop offers just over 75% gravel with almost 2,000 vertical feet of ascent.

    The course is an open road race course with vehicle traffic. You must follow the Michigan Vehicle Code and wear a ANSI/Snell approved bicycle helmet. RIDE SAFE and have tons of fun!

    Awards

    To be determined based on age and gender. 24 Mile Loop Placements receive medals. Cash and/or Gift Card prizes for 35 Mile Loop to be determined based on the number of participants. 60 Mile Route prize structure is being determined and will be announced closer to race date.  2018 Melting Mann total prizes amounted to over $5000.00.

    Timing & Results

    Timing and results will be provided by Macs Sport Timing. We will be using Chrono Track Systems, featuring the disposable B-tag that remains attached to the race number.

    Results will be posted continuously during the race for review, with results posted here after the completion of the event.

    Race Day Outline

    Please download and read the Race Day Outline for important information about your participation in Melting Mann.

    *PLEASE NOTE THE ABOVE RACE DAY OUTLINE WAS USED FOR 2018 AND IS POSTED FOR SAMPLE USE ONLY

    The 2019 Race Day Outline will be available closer to race day.

    Melting Mann Custom Merchandise

    Melting Mann Custom LS JerseyMelting Mann custom merchandise may be purchased during the online registration process or purchased separately. We have short and long sleeve jerseys, hoodies, mugs, beanies, growlers, buffs, insulated thermal mugs, hats and T-shirts for purchase. Some items have purchase deadlines, so order early to get your custom Melting Mann merchandise! All merchandise will be available for pick-up at the event.

    Local Accommodations

    River Country TourismInn Between the Lakes

    Melting Mann encourages participants to take advantage of early packet pick-up held from 5pm-8pm on Friday, March 22nd. We will treat you right on race day but treat yourself the night before by arriving to the area Friday night. Plan for dinner at Jaywalker Restaurant in White Pigeon, The Rock in Marcellus, Yesterday’s of Granger, Indiana or Frankies and Roosters Wing Shack in Three Rivers. Choose one of the many local lodging options for a fun weekend and stress free race day. T&R Inn Between the Lakes is located less than 10 miles from Vandalia and several other options,starting at 15 miles away in southwest Michigan, are available through the the many River Country Tourism Lodgers.

    Volunteers

    Each year over 100 Melting Mann Volunteers make it happen!  Would you like to join us? Volunteer for Melting Mann

    Adverse Weather Policy

    Heart Smart Events, LLC reserves the right to delay or cancel the start of MELTING MANN in the event of inclement weather and/or unsafe road conditions. The definition of inclement weather and unsafe road conditions belongs solely to the discretion of the Heart Smart Events, LLC, Race Directors. Sorry no refunds)

    Michigan Gravel Race Series

    Melting Mann is one of the first races in the Michigan Gravel Race Series. Learn more about the series at www.michigangravelraceseries.com.

    Location

    18035 W State Street
    Vandalia, MI 49095


    • 30 Mar 2019
    • Saranac MI

    Small town, big gravel. From open farm country to gnarly hills, this course will not disappoint.
    Start and finish in Saranac, a short jaunt from Grand Rapids, MI. 30 mile and 14 mile options.
    www.Dirty30Gravel.com Like us at www.facebook.com/Dirty30Gravel/

    Join us on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 10 am and discover this gravel gem in the hills of Ionia County.
    With road names like Bliss and Ivan (as in terrible), this gravel race offers something for every level
    of cyclist.

    The Dirty Thirty gravel bike race course consists of almost 90% gravel roads, the largest percentage of
    gravel compared to other gravel grinder bike races in West Michigan. The distance of the long course is,
    you guessed it, 30 miles. The short course is 14 miles.

    The Dirty Thirty events will start and finish in downtown Saranac, just a short jaunt from Grand Rapids, MI.
    The first half of the course heads east into the open farm country, offering a combination of gently rolling
    hills and pancake flat gravel roads. The second half of the course brings you west into a hillier and more
    forested section of the course.

    DATE

    Sat. March 30, 2019

    LOCATION

    Saranac, MI

    DISTANCE

    14 miles 30 miles

    TYPE

    Mountain Bike/Cyclocross

    Competitive

    COST

    $30+

    HELMET POLICY

    Required

    REGISTRATION DAY OF

    Yes

    RIDERS

    1,000

    VISIT WEBSITE

    EVENT CONTACT

    Raymond Passchier

    EVENT EMAIL

    raymond@epicracetiming.com


    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Fairview Park, OH

    Choose from two routes

    METRIC CENTURY+ (62 miles)

    A wonderful tour through three Emerald Necklace Metroparks reservations. A great ride to start the season after a long winter’s break from cycling! Full-service, fun, and chili lunch stop. Prizes at the end of the ride.

    HALF METRIC CENTURY+ (31 miles)

    The same wonderful route as above but just less of it. This route also has a great chili lunch stop!

    SAG VEHICLES

    This service will circulate on the Chili March Metric. A phone number is provided in your registration packet for emergencies. Please carry it with you. Riders are responsible for minor repairs such as changing flat tires, etc. Please carry appropriate supplies and tools.

    Registration Information

    Registration for the 2019 CMM is now open

    REGISTRATION FEE

    Register by February 28: $15/person
    Register after February 28: $20/person

    REGISTRATION INCLUDES

    Rider number, route map, road markings, snack stop, hot chili lunch at half-way points. SAG vehicles. 

    https://lakeeriewheelers.org/cmm/

    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Location Pending

    Winter Warrior XXII

    ErnestBW - Wabash Triangle


    • 6 Apr 2019
    • Oak Openings Beach Ridge Center, Swanton OH

    Winter Warrior Beach Ridge Party

    Oak Openings Beach Ridge Center

    Time: TBA

    Swanton OH


    • 6 Apr 2019
    • 26 Oct 2019
    • 30 sessions
    • Starting Locations vary week to week
    TAB Saturday Morning Adventure Ride

    Start: Varies week to week

    Average: 16-18 mph

    Distance: 40-55 miles

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

    TAB Saturday Meandering Ride

    Location: Cyclewerks, Whitehouse OH

    Average: 12-15 mph

    Distance: 20-40 miles

    • 6 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Farnsworth Metropark, Waterville OH

    Meet at the Roche de Boeuf area of Farnsworth, 670 S River Rd, Waterville, OH 43566

    9am - Introductions, saddle up and ride

    7am - Pre-ride the Towpath

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28989364


    TAB Intro to Gravel Series

    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.


    • 6 Apr 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Wersell's Bike Shop, Toledo OH

    Wersell's Bike Shop

    2860 W. Central Ave. Toledo Ohio 43606


    From Wersell's Rob Schoenlein:

    "For the Wersell's MTB Trail Clean Up Day we will be meeting in the shop parking lot after we arm everyone with the necessary supplies to pick up any and all trash on the Jermain/Ottawa park MTB trail system.


    We are very fortunate to have this trail in our community and we believe now is the time to take it into our own hands to keep it in the best shape possible along with improving it where necessary.


    We will end by heading over to our friends at Patron Saints Brewery, located at 4730 W Bancroft St. Ste. #8 Toledo, OH for beers and possibly a campfire out back. Typically you can also find Rodney's Coast to Coast food trolley parked out front, serving up all the delicious eats. We look forward to making this trail and park a better part of our community!"

    • 7 Apr 2019
    • 27 Oct 2019
    • 30 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
    • 30 sessions
    • Monclova Elem School, Monclova OH

    TAB Sunday Afternoon Getaway

    Location: Monclova Elementary School, 8035 Monclova Rd, Monclova OH

    Average: 16-18 mph

    Distance: 30 miles

    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 7:00 AM
    • Hastings, MI

    A classic gravel road race featuring a variety of terrain and surfaces to test all your cycling skills.

    WHAT IS THE BARRY-ROUBAIX

    The largest gravel road bicycle race in the world!
    Kick off the race season with 0ver 3,500 of your fellow cyclists
    Challenging race traversing the rolling and scenic gravel roads throughout Barry County, Michigan
    Over $34,000 in awards cash and prizes
    Cyclocross, Mountain, Road, Single-Speed, Fixed gear, Fatbikes & Tandem bicycles are welcome in any category
    The course will be marked. Directional arrows will be coordinated with your race length. RED = 62 mile, YELLOW = 36 mile and BLUE = 22 mile race
    Neutral aid stations
    A huge after-party and awards ceremony
    Founders beer and food vendors inside the awards party ( cash only)

    WHERE IS THE BARRY-ROUBAIX?
    CITY: Hastings, Michigan 49058
    COUNTY: Barry County
    Start/Finish/Parking: Downtown,Hastings 49058

    WHEN IS THE BARRY-ROUBAIX?
    April 13, 2019
    April 18, 2020
    April 17, 2021
    March 26, 2022

    WHO IS THE BARRY-ROUBAIX FOR?
    Cyclists and racers of all kinds and performance levels (no license required) that want to start their season with a real challenge and experience the scenery of the Barry County back roads

    WHAT ELSE CAN I EXPECT AT THE BARRY-ROUBAIX?
    An exceptionally organized and executed event
    Race start waves, determined by race length and previous years category average speed. We try to keep waves around 125.
    Very well marked courses.
    Over $34,000 in awards cash and prizes total.
    Over $12,000 cash awards plus trophies to the winners of the 62-mile categories.
    Over $3000 cash awards (sponsored by Greenware) plus trophies or medals to the top ten men and women OVERALL 36 mile categories. Additionally, medals or prizes to the top five 36 mile racers in each age category.
    Trophies and prizes to the top 3 overall men and women 22 mile racers and medals or prizes to the top three 22 mile racers in age category.
    Trophies and prizes will be awarded to the top 5 men and women in the 100 mile race.
    The 100 mile race will start at 7 a.m.
    The remaining race waves start at 10:00 a.m. The 62 mile race waves start first followed by 36 mile and 22- mile race categories. All race wave start times will be published and communicated race week as well as on the back of your number plate. Starting in the wrong wave will result in disqualification! No exceptions!
    Instant Chronotrack Timing by Newton Timing. Rigid handlebar number plates with timing chips will be used for the best timing available. The race will be scored as a time trial (just like Iceman) to avoid a mass start of 3500 racers!
    The event organizers reserve the right to delay, reschedule or cancel the race due to, but not limited to include; weather, emergencies and any unforeseen situations that may put at risk the safety of the racers, spectators, volunteers and general public. No refunds will be provided, however the race organizers may offer registrants a partial refund or credit to a future race.

    Location

    Center street and Church Street
    Hastings, MI 49058

    Hastings, MI


    • 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.


    • 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


    • 1 May 2019
    • 25 Sep 2019
    • 22 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
    • 22 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

    • 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
    • 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.


    • 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
    • 22 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
    • 22 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

    • 15 May 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • University of Toledo, Toledo OH

    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.


    • 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.


    • 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.

    • 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
    • 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.


    • 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


    • 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
    • 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!


    • 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/


    • 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.


    • 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
    • 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.


    • 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/



    • 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
    • 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.


    • 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
    • 8:00 AM
    • Whitehouse Village Park, Whitehouse OH

    See the TAB MARR page for more information on our annual signature ride.

    • 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.


    • 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 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.


    • 7 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Taylor Rd Park, Tecumseh MI

    Meet at Taylor Road Park, 2060 W Taylor Rd, Tecumseh, MI 49286

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29029791

    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 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • South Chagrin Falls Reservation, near Chagrin Falls OH

    Meet at South Chagrin Reservation, near Chagrin Falls OH

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29029626

    goo.gl/maps/CpPWge2UMcv

    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.


    • 22 Sep 2019
    • Monroe Community College, Monroe MI

    Starting at Monroe County Community College, the ride will consist of a group start metric and half metric road ride and a metric gravel route around Monroe County. Stocked break stops with a beautiful stop on the shore of Lake Erie. Lunch after.

    DATE

    Sun. September 22, 2019

    LOCATION

    Monroe, MI

    DISTANCE

    50K Road, !00K Road, 100k Gravel

    TYPE

    Road/Multi-Use Trail

    Recreational

    COST

    $25 till 9/10, $35 day of

    HELMET POLICY

    Required

    REGISTRATION DAY OF

    Yes

    RIDERS

    1000

    VISIT WEBSITE

    HOST ORGANIZATION

    Monroe Cycling Club

    EVENT CONTACT

    Samantha Stevens

    EVENT PHONE

    (734) 755-6049

    EVENT EMAIL

    monroecyclingclub@gmail.com


    • 28 Sep 2019
    • Rotary Park, Boyne City MI

    The Gravel Grinder is a gravel road race like nothing you can imagine.
    It is limited to 2000 riders.
    The Gravel Grinder is essentially three races in one. The Easy 18 mile race is flat and easy, a great race for beginners or even the kids in the family. The Fast 40 mile race is a gravel race best suited for Cross bikes. The seasonal roads have been removed for this route. Expect lots of fast gravel mixed with some tough climbs. The Sadistic 60 mile race is for the person who wants a true challenge. You get five monster climbs, lots of fast gravel roads, multiple sections of tough seasonal roads which have sand, mud and rocks and also a white knuckle descent. Whatever bike/tire you choose it will be the wrong one at some point. This route will test your mental sanity.

    DATE

    Sat. September 28, 2019

    LOCATION

    Boyne City, MI

    DISTANCE

    18 Mile, 40 Mile & 60 Mile

    TYPE

    Mountain Bike/Cyclocross

    Competitive

    COST

    $45

    HELMET POLICY

    Required

    REGISTRATION DAY OF

    Yes

    RIDERS

    2000

    VISIT WEBSITE

    HOST ORGANIZATION

    Northern Michigan Cycling Club

    EVENT CONTACT

    Paul Nicholls

    EVENT PHONE

    (231) 675-0789

    EVENT EMAIL

    mmm10000feet@gmail.com


    • 28 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Wakefield Park, Morenci MI

    Meet at Wakefield Park, 555 W Main St, Morenci, MI 49256

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29029625

    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.


    • 5 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Loudonville OH

    Meet at a parking lot at Riverside & Main St. in Loudonville,

    327 W Main St Loudonville, OH 44842

    goo.gl/maps/5Nqie3gkoqm

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29029627

    Busch lights will be poured out in the memories of the fallen.

    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.


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