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The Winnewana Ride is a free self-support gravel/mixed terrain ride. The ride is not a race and it’s not a no drop ride either. You can call it a glorified training ride, fake racing, or a chill ride with friends, if you need to call it something. Go as fast or as slow as you’d like. In the land of Winnewana, it’s not about winning or losing. It’s about surviving! Bring a cell phone, snacks, fluids, tubes, money, a fork, and any other supplies that you may need. If you want to be guaranteed to ride with someone, keep up with one of the groups that will form along the way, or bring all your rad cycling friends. Proceeds from the post-ride raffle will go to Karen’s Trail. Please take a moment to review this guide so you can survive this ride!
TICKER TRAINING - 4109 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 has graciously offered to host the 2019 Winnewana Ride. Learn more about Ticker Training and what they have to offer athletes at www.tickertrained.com
RIDING TO THE START
Here is a good way to get to Ticker Training if you are riding on your bike to the start from downtown Ann Arbor https://www.strava.com/routes/20752129
The Winnewana Ride is a self-supported ride, which is code for you better know where you are going. We recommend that you download the route from Strava to put on your Garmin... or follow a friend you trust who has done so. If you don’t know how to do that try asking a local shop who carries Garmin to help you out. We will roll at 8:08am from TICKER TRAINING - 4109 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.
WHEELS IN MOTION TREK RAFFLE
Show up between 7:30-7:45am to purchase tickets to win a TREK bike from Wheels in Motion. You can buy tickets before the ride starts for $1.00/ticket. Buy as many tickets as you'd like to increase your chances of winning and to support a good cause. Don’t lose your tickets and better yet take some photos of them just in case you do. The winning ticket will be drawn while we are out riding and you can find out who won when you get back from the ride. 100% of the proceeds go to KAREN’S TRAIL : http://huron-waterloo-pathways.org/karens-trail/
DTE FOUNDATION TRAIL - WINN LOOP
At mile 38.8 of the 100k and mile 62.0 of the 100-mile you’ll enter (blue arrows) the DTE Foundation Trail Winn Loop. Go left, clockwise on Mondays. You’ll be on the Winn Loop for a little over 3-miles. This is a pretty new and smooth trail, so rip away! When you exit (orange arrows) the trail on Cassidy Rd the 100k goes right and the 100-mile goes left.
WINN LOOP - RAIN OPTION
If it is raining or was raining and we can’t get on DTE here are the alternate routes that do not go onto DTE.
100k (NO DTE) : https://www.strava.com/routes/21193331
100-mile (NO DTE) : https://www.strava.com/routes/21193207
PLEASANT LAKE RD & SHARON HOLLOW RD INTERSECTION
This might be the only funny part on the road that gets a little confusing if you aren’t paying attention. At 22.7-miles into the 100k and 100-mile you will be heading north on Sharon Hollow Rd. The road takes a slight bend to the right and turns into Pleasant Lake Rd. At that point you want to cut back to the left to stay heading north on Sharon Hollow Rd. If that’s confusing just stay with someone that knows where they are going.