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Events in the month of May 2020
DateEvent
5/1/2020
Far East Fringe Friday Hines Ride

Ride along Hines Drive.

more info...
5/1/2020
Joe's Friday Breakfast Club (April 10am)

Friday morning ride to Dexter, Hudson Mills Metropark and beyond C: 19, 24, 32, 35+ miles
Much of the ride route is done on bike paths with optional breakfast stop in Dexter. 

Captains: Dan Harrison: 734-476-4944 or 
a2dan@sbcglobal.net
Vickie Smith:734-276-2096 or vickie.smith@comcast.net


more info...
5/2/2020
Chelsea West Quad County Ride (Saturdays 9:00am)

Start: Chelsea, Michigan Fire Station, 200 West Middle Street.
Parking: available in the 24-hour lot next to the fire station on West Middle Street.
Rider level: B/B+: 40-100+ mile options 

 

more info...
5/2/2020
Far East Fringe Saturday Ride

Ride scenic Hines Drive (20+ miles) and the roads west of Plymouth (30-50+ miles)

more info...
5/2/2020
Dexter Breakfast Ride

Dexter Breakfast Ride 9:00AM
AABTS’s most popular ride
follows scenic Huron River Dr to
Dexter, Chelsea, and beyond!

Ride options, total miles: Dexter,
22; farm stand, 30; Chelsea, 38;
Cavanaugh Lake, 48; Waterloo,
55; Munith, 70; beyond, 80-100.
Start: Wheeler Park (corner of
Depot and N. Fourth Ave. just
west of Amtrak station).

A/B/C: 22/30/38/48/55/70+ mi

more info...
5/3/2020
Far East Fringe Sunday Morning Ride

Ride the roads west of Plymouth (30-50+ miles) or Hines Drive (20+ miles).

more info...
5/3/2020
Dexter and Points West Ride (10:00 AM April, 9:00AM May-)

Dexter start at 9:00am Sundays at the Grand and Broad near the cemetery

Dexter and Points West Ride (variable mileage 16-80) via Chelsea and further to Waterloo via Clear Lake Rd., or Mt Hope Rd. or Portage Lake Rd or Wooster Rd. to Munith and return via Waterloo-Munith Rd. through Chelsea

Parking on Central Street  at Monument Park
A, B, C ride
Mileage out (approximate) Chelsea: 8 miles, Waterloo: 22 miles; Mt Hope Road: 23 miles; Portage Lake Road: 32 miles; Wooster/Munith: 40+



 

more info...
5/3/2020
Terry's Herd of Turtles No Drop Ride Sunday Afternoon Ride in the Park

A relaxing conversational ride through Hines Park. No ride if temperatures are below 60 or above 90 degrees.

more info...
5/4/2020
Chelsea Ride (Monday 9:00am )

This is a ride for all levels (A B, C) with destinations of Grass Lake, Munith, Pleasant Lake, and Stockbridge. Mileage between 35 to 65 miles.
NOTE: Occasionally, this ride will be on gravel roads.

more info...
5/4/2020
Far East Fringe Monday 9:00AM Ride

Ride Hines Park or alternate route on roads west of Plymouth.
A / B / C Rides.  30 + Miles

more info...
5/4/2020
Back Roads Ramble (Mondays 10am April; 9am May)

Ride Gravel roads to Independence Lake, Llama Farm and other low traffic destinations.
Start: Old St. Patrick's Church, 5671 Whitmore Lake Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Call if the temperature is below 45 or marginal weather.
Captains: Beth Caldwell, 734-663-5060
John Butwin,   734-717-7567
.

more info...
5/4/2020
Far East Fringe Monday Evening Ride

Hines Park to Dearborn; A/B/C 15-30+ miles

more info...
5/5/2020
A2 Early Morning Ride Tuesdays 9am

A ride imitating the Saturday Wheeler Park Ride.

more info...
5/5/2020
Far East Fringe Tuesday 9:00AM Ride

Ride Hines Park or alternate route on roads west of Plymouth.
A / B / C Rides.  30 + Miles

more info...
5/5/2020
Parks, Rivers and Trail Ride Starts April 14th (Tuesdays 10am)

Ride begins in Dexter and will proceed on the B2B bike trail to Hudson Mills.  Ride mileage range is from 13 to 25+ miles based on rider mileage preference.

 

The ride starts in Dexter at Jeffords St. between Alpine St and Forrest St, overlooking the start of the B2B trail. (Behind the Marathon gas station @ 8135 Main St, Dexter, MI 48130)

 


more info...
5/5/2020
Chelsea Gravel Grinder (Tuesdays 6pm)

Chelsea Gravel Grinder: A dirt/gravel ride.
Departs Aberdeen Bike every Tuesday evening
This ride continues on the winter calendar
 

more info...
5/5/2020
Far East Fringe Tuesday Evening Ride

Ride the roads west of Plymouth. Experienced riders; A/B; 20-33+ miles. 

more info...
5/6/2020
Northwestern Brunch Ride (Wednesdays 9:00AM)

Northwestern Brunch Ride Enjoy - some of our favorite roads from Leslie to Mason, Munith, Webberville and Grass lake. Ride will vary each week but always includes a brunch stop.

Start: Stockbridge Park, north end of N Wood St, 1st rt turn west of Main Square.

Veterans Memorial Park
North Wood Street
Stockbridge, MI 49285

Contact Person:
Jeffrey Spoon
(phone: 734-846-0604)
 

more info...
5/6/2020
Far East Fringe Wednesday 9:00AM Ride

Ride Hines Park or alternate route on roads west of Plymouth.
A / B / C Rides.  30 + Miles

more info...
5/6/2020
Wednesday Morning Kensington Metro Park Ride

Ride under I-96  to Island Lake and back to Kensington around the west side of Kent Lake; onto Milford (via path).  Stop for lunch at Americus Coney & Grill: then head back south around the east side of Kent Lake to the start.

Captains:
Kathleen Donahoe: 734 223-6042kdonahoe@umich.edu
Chris Flaviani:  248 982-0478cflaviani@yahoo.com
Kathleen/Dave Farmer:  248 318-4422daveandkathleen@yahoo.com

more info...
5/6/2020
Superior Salem Dirt Ride (Wednesdays 9am)


Ride gravel roads on a great country circuit.

Start: Trinity Church parking lot: 10101 Ann Arbor Rd, Plymouth MI, 48170 - corner of Gotfredson and Plymouth Rd.

C ride- Basic 19 miles with longer routes possible.   NOTE: Call if temperatures are below 50 or raining.

Captains:
Beth Caldwell: 734-663-5060; bethiacaldwell@gmail.com
Steu White: 734-663-5060; steucy@aim.com

 


more info...
5/6/2020
Early Morning Ride A2 West Side (Wednesdays 9:00AM)

Early Morning Ride from Ann Arbor West Side
B: 40+ mile ride to Chelsea, Whitmore Lake and beyond.

Bird Hills Park parking lot, 1951 Newport Rd.

Captain: Kevin McGuinness
kmcguinn@comcast.net
734-649-9762

more info...
5/6/2020
West Side Ride: Celebrating its 43rd Year! (Wednesday 5:30pm- Sharp)

Newcomers, casual riders, & recumbents welcome! (a no-drop ride)
Rides use the B2B Trail to Hudson Mills Metropark, via Dexter Huron Metropark and Dexter.
DQ visit possible on all routes.
Start: Stanley-Paladin parking lot, 2800 N. Zeeb Rd., just north of the Huron River Bridge.
A/B: 25 mi - Captains: Don & Gwen Evich 734-426-5116
C: 17 mi – Captains: Brad Bates 734-665-4552 - Ross Richardson 734-761-2659


more info...
5/6/2020
Far East Fringe Wednesday Evening Ride

Hines Park to Dearborn. 15-30+ miles. A/B/C.

more info...
5/7/2020
Jackson County Ride, Cavanaugh Lake Start (Thursdays 9:00am)

Enjoy some of our favorite low traffic roads. Ride Cavanaugh Lake to Leslie, Mason, Munith, Webberville and Grass Lake.
Ride will vary each week. Stop for brunch.
 

more info...
5/7/2020
Gravel Roads Ride (Thursdays 9am)

Ride the gravel and paved roads with destinations West as determined by the riders.

begin at Barton Park, 1010 W. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

 

more info...
5/7/2020
Far East Fringe Thursday 9:00AM Ride

Ride Hines Park or alternate route on roads west of Plymouth.
A / B / C Rides.  30 + Miles

more info...
5/7/2020
Bike and Brew Ride (Thursdays 5:30PM)

The weekly Bike and brew ride is moving!  To Thursday.

Due to scheduling conflicts my weekly bike ride will be moving to Thursday for 2020.  I hope to see you at the Municipal lot in Saline Starting in April.

Thanks,

Jeff

more info...
5/7/2020
Far East Fringe Thursday Evening Ride

Ride the roads west of Plymouth. Experienced riders; A/B; 20-33+ miles. 

more info...
5/8/2020
Far East Fringe Friday Hines Ride

Ride along Hines Drive.

more info...
5/8/2020
Joe's Friday Breakfast Club (April 10am)

Friday morning ride to Dexter, Hudson Mills Metropark and beyond C: 19, 24, 32, 35+ miles
Much of the ride route is done on bike paths with optional breakfast stop in Dexter. 

Captains: Dan Harrison: 734-476-4944 or 
a2dan@sbcglobal.net
Vickie Smith:734-276-2096 or vickie.smith@comcast.net


more info...
5/9/2020
Chelsea West Quad County Ride (Saturdays 9:00am)

Start: Chelsea, Michigan Fire Station, 200 West Middle Street.
Parking: available in the 24-hour lot next to the fire station on West Middle Street.
Rider level: B/B+: 40-100+ mile options 

 

more info...
5/9/2020
Far East Fringe Saturday Ride

Ride scenic Hines Drive (20+ miles) and the roads west of Plymouth (30-50+ miles)

more info...
5/9/2020
Dexter Breakfast Ride

Dexter Breakfast Ride 9:00AM
AABTS’s most popular ride
follows scenic Huron River Dr to
Dexter, Chelsea, and beyond!

Ride options, total miles: Dexter,
22; farm stand, 30; Chelsea, 38;
Cavanaugh Lake, 48; Waterloo,
55; Munith, 70; beyond, 80-100.
Start: Wheeler Park (corner of
Depot and N. Fourth Ave. just
west of Amtrak station).

A/B/C: 22/30/38/48/55/70+ mi

more info...
5/10/2020
Far East Fringe Sunday Morning Ride

Ride the roads west of Plymouth (30-50+ miles) or Hines Drive (20+ miles).

more info...
5/10/2020
Dexter and Points West Ride (10:00 AM April, 9:00AM May-)

Dexter start at 9:00am Sundays at the Grand and Broad near the cemetery

Dexter and Points West Ride (variable mileage 16-80) via Chelsea and further to Waterloo via Clear Lake Rd., or Mt Hope Rd. or Portage Lake Rd or Wooster Rd. to Munith and return via Waterloo-Munith Rd. through Chelsea

Parking on Central Street  at Monument Park
A, B, C ride
Mileage out (approximate) Chelsea: 8 miles, Waterloo: 22 miles; Mt Hope Road: 23 miles; Portage Lake Road: 32 miles; Wooster/Munith: 40+



 

more info...
5/10/2020
Terry's Herd of Turtles No Drop Ride Sunday Afternoon Ride in the Park

A relaxing conversational ride through Hines Park. No ride if temperatures are below 60 or above 90 degrees.

more info...
5/11/2020
Chelsea Ride (Monday 9:00am )

This is a ride for all levels (A B, C) with destinations of Grass Lake, Munith, Pleasant Lake, and Stockbridge. Mileage between 35 to 65 miles.
NOTE: Occasionally, this ride will be on gravel roads.

more info...
5/11/2020
Far East Fringe Monday 9:00AM Ride

Ride Hines Park or alternate route on roads west of Plymouth.
A / B / C Rides.  30 + Miles

more info...
5/11/2020
Back Roads Ramble (Mondays 10am April; 9am May)

Ride Gravel roads to Independence Lake, Llama Farm and other low traffic destinations.
Start: Old St. Patrick's Church, 5671 Whitmore Lake Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Call if the temperature is below 45 or marginal weather.
Captains: Beth Caldwell, 734-663-5060
John Butwin,   734-717-7567
.

more info...
5/11/2020
Far East Fringe Monday Evening Ride

Hines Park to Dearborn; A/B/C 15-30+ miles

more info...
5/12/2020
A2 Early Morning Ride Tuesdays 9am

A ride imitating the Saturday Wheeler Park Ride.

more info...
5/12/2020
Far East Fringe Tuesday 9:00AM Ride

Ride Hines Park or alternate route on roads west of Plymouth.
A / B / C Rides.  30 + Miles

more info...
5/12/2020
Parks, Rivers and Trail Ride Starts April 14th (Tuesdays 10am)

Ride begins in Dexter and will proceed on the B2B bike trail to Hudson Mills.  Ride mileage range is from 13 to 25+ miles based on rider mileage preference.

 

The ride starts in Dexter at Jeffords St. between Alpine St and Forrest St, overlooking the start of the B2B trail. (Behind the Marathon gas station @ 8135 Main St, Dexter, MI 48130)

 


more info...
5/12/2020
Chelsea Gravel Grinder (Tuesdays 6pm)

Chelsea Gravel Grinder: A dirt/gravel ride.
Departs Aberdeen Bike every Tuesday evening
This ride continues on the winter calendar
 

more info...
5/12/2020
Far East Fringe Tuesday Evening Ride

Ride the roads west of Plymouth. Experienced riders; A/B; 20-33+ miles. 

more info...
5/13/2020
Northwestern Brunch Ride (Wednesdays 9:00AM)

Northwestern Brunch Ride Enjoy - some of our favorite roads from Leslie to Mason, Munith, Webberville and Grass lake. Ride will vary each week but always includes a brunch stop.

Start: Stockbridge Park, north end of N Wood St, 1st rt turn west of Main Square.

Veterans Memorial Park
North Wood Street
Stockbridge, MI 49285

Contact Person:
Jeffrey Spoon
(phone: 734-846-0604)
 

more info...
5/13/2020
Far East Fringe Wednesday 9:00AM Ride

Ride Hines Park or alternate route on roads west of Plymouth.
A / B / C Rides.  30 + Miles

more info...
5/13/2020
Wednesday Morning Kensington Metro Park Ride

Ride under I-96  to Island Lake and back to Kensington around the west side of Kent Lake; onto Milford (via path).  Stop for lunch at Americus Coney & Grill: then head back south around the east side of Kent Lake to the start.

Captains:
Kathleen Donahoe: 734 223-6042kdonahoe@umich.edu
Chris Flaviani:  248 982-0478cflaviani@yahoo.com
Kathleen/Dave Farmer:  248 318-4422daveandkathleen@yahoo.com

more info...
5/13/2020
Superior Salem Dirt Ride (Wednesdays 9am)


Ride gravel roads on a great country circuit.

Start: Trinity Church parking lot: 10101 Ann Arbor Rd, Plymouth MI, 48170 - corner of Gotfredson and Plymouth Rd.

C ride- Basic 19 miles with longer routes possible.   NOTE: Call if temperatures are below 50 or raining.

Captains:
Beth Caldwell: 734-663-5060; bethiacaldwell@gmail.com
Steu White: 734-663-5060; steucy@aim.com

 


more info...
5/13/2020
Early Morning Ride A2 West Side (Wednesdays 9:00AM)

Early Morning Ride from Ann Arbor West Side
B: 40+ mile ride to Chelsea, Whitmore Lake and beyond.

Bird Hills Park parking lot, 1951 Newport Rd.

Captain: Kevin McGuinness
kmcguinn@comcast.net
734-649-9762

more info...
5/13/2020
West Side Ride: Celebrating its 43rd Year! (Wednesday 5:30pm- Sharp)

Newcomers, casual riders, & recumbents welcome! (a no-drop ride)
Rides use the B2B Trail to Hudson Mills Metropark, via Dexter Huron Metropark and Dexter.
DQ visit possible on all routes.
Start: Stanley-Paladin parking lot, 2800 N. Zeeb Rd., just north of the Huron River Bridge.
A/B: 25 mi - Captains: Don & Gwen Evich 734-426-5116
C: 17 mi – Captains: Brad Bates 734-665-4552 - Ross Richardson 734-761-2659


more info...
5/13/2020
Far East Fringe Wednesday Evening Ride

Hines Park to Dearborn. 15-30+ miles. A/B/C.

more info...
5/14/2020
Jackson County Ride, Cavanaugh Lake Start (Thursdays 9:00am)

Enjoy some of our favorite low traffic roads. Ride Cavanaugh Lake to Leslie, Mason, Munith, Webberville and Grass Lake.
Ride will vary each week. Stop for brunch.
 

more info...
5/14/2020
Gravel Roads Ride (Thursdays 9am)

Ride the gravel and paved roads with destinations West as determined by the riders.

begin at Barton Park, 1010 W. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

 

more info...
5/14/2020
Far East Fringe Thursday 9:00AM Ride

Ride Hines Park or alternate route on roads west of Plymouth.
A / B / C Rides.  30 + Miles

more info...
5/14/2020
Bike and Brew Ride (Thursdays 5:30PM)

The weekly Bike and brew ride is moving!  To Thursday.

Due to scheduling conflicts my weekly bike ride will be moving to Thursday for 2020.  I hope to see you at the Municipal lot in Saline Starting in April.

Thanks,

Jeff

more info...
5/14/2020
Far East Fringe Thursday Evening Ride

Ride the roads west of Plymouth. Experienced riders; A/B; 20-33+ miles. 

more info...
5/15/2020
Far East Fringe Friday Hines Ride

Ride along Hines Drive.

more info...
5/15/2020
Joe's Friday Breakfast Club (April 10am)

Friday morning ride to Dexter, Hudson Mills Metropark and beyond C: 19, 24, 32, 35+ miles
Much of the ride route is done on bike paths with optional breakfast stop in Dexter. 

Captains: Dan Harrison: 734-476-4944 or 
a2dan@sbcglobal.net
Vickie Smith:734-276-2096 or vickie.smith@comcast.net


more info...
5/16/2020
Chelsea West Quad County Ride (Saturdays 9:00am)

Start: Chelsea, Michigan Fire Station, 200 West Middle Street.
Parking: available in the 24-hour lot next to the fire station on West Middle Street.
Rider level: B/B+: 40-100+ mile options 

 

more info...
5/16/2020
Far East Fringe Saturday Ride

Ride scenic Hines Drive (20+ miles) and the roads west of Plymouth (30-50+ miles)

more info...
5/16/2020
Dexter Breakfast Ride

Dexter Breakfast Ride 9:00AM
AABTS’s most popular ride
follows scenic Huron River Dr to
Dexter, Chelsea, and beyond!

Ride options, total miles: Dexter,
22; farm stand, 30; Chelsea, 38;
Cavanaugh Lake, 48; Waterloo,
55; Munith, 70; beyond, 80-100.
Start: Wheeler Park (corner of
Depot and N. Fourth Ave. just
west of Amtrak station).

A/B/C: 22/30/38/48/55/70+ mi

more info...
5/17/2020
Far East Fringe Sunday Morning Ride

Ride the roads west of Plymouth (30-50+ miles) or Hines Drive (20+ miles).

more info...
5/17/2020
Dexter and Points West Ride (10:00 AM April, 9:00AM May-)

Dexter start at 9:00am Sundays at the Grand and Broad near the cemetery

Dexter and Points West Ride (variable mileage 16-80) via Chelsea and further to Waterloo via Clear Lake Rd., or Mt Hope Rd. or Portage Lake Rd or Wooster Rd. to Munith and return via Waterloo-Munith Rd. through Chelsea

Parking on Central Street  at Monument Park
A, B, C ride
Mileage out (approximate) Chelsea: 8 miles, Waterloo: 22 miles; Mt Hope Road: 23 miles; Portage Lake Road: 32 miles; Wooster/Munith: 40+



 

more info...
5/17/2020
Ride to Lake Erie on Lower Huron Greenways Bike Trail (Sundays -- 10:00AM Apr; 9:30AM May-Aug; 10:00AM Sept-Nov)

Direction to start:
Take Haggerty Road south from I-94 into Lower Huron Metro Park where the road name changes to S. Metropolitan Parkway. 
After passing the park entrance toll both, proceed 2.6 miles south and turn right at the Turtle Cove Aquatic Center sign.
 
Google Maps:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lower+Huron+Metropark+-+Turtle+Cove+Family+Aquatic+Center/@42.1779134,-83.4307052,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x1b240f8360af72c4!8m2!3d42.1779134!4d-83.4307052

40 Mile Route: Meet at Lower Huron Metropark - Turtle Cove Family Aquatic Center, 40151 E Huron River Dr, at 10:00AM (Oct-Nov)
The paved trail follows the Huron river basin through Lower Huron, Willow, Oakwoods, Lake Erie Metroparks and the communities of Flat Rock, Brownstown and Gibraltar to the 
Lake Erie shoreline.

32 Mile Route: Meet at Willow Metropark - Washago Pond, 23200 S. Huron Road at 10:30AM (Oct-Nov). Directions: 94 East to I-275 SOUTH and exit 11A for South Huron Road. This exit leads directly into the park. Once in the park, take the first left to Washago Pond where there is a restroom pavilion, pond and parking lot. The longer bike route group will meet the 32 mile group on the bike path by the Pavilion. 

October 11 Ride leaders:  Lynn Babcock <clbabcock74@gmail.com> 734-546-1047​ and John Reiter.



more info...
5/17/2020
Terry's Herd of Turtles No Drop Ride Sunday Afternoon Ride in the Park

A relaxing conversational ride through Hines Park. No ride if temperatures are below 60 or above 90 degrees.

more info...
5/18/2020
Chelsea Ride (Monday 9:00am )

This is a ride for all levels (A B, C) with destinations of Grass Lake, Munith, Pleasant Lake, and Stockbridge. Mileage between 35 to 65 miles.
NOTE: Occasionally, this ride will be on gravel roads.

more info...
5/18/2020
Far East Fringe Monday 9:00AM Ride

Ride Hines Park or alternate route on roads west of Plymouth.
A / B / C Rides.  30 + Miles

more info...
5/18/2020
Back Roads Ramble (Mondays 10am April; 9am May)

Ride Gravel roads to Independence Lake, Llama Farm and other low traffic destinations.
Start: Old St. Patrick's Church, 5671 Whitmore Lake Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Call if the temperature is below 45 or marginal weather.
Captains: Beth Caldwell, 734-663-5060
John Butwin,   734-717-7567
.

more info...
5/18/2020
Far East Fringe Monday Evening Ride

Hines Park to Dearborn; A/B/C 15-30+ miles

more info...
5/19/2020
A2 Early Morning Ride Tuesdays 9am

A ride imitating the Saturday Wheeler Park Ride.

more info...
5/19/2020
Far East Fringe Tuesday 9:00AM Ride

Ride Hines Park or alternate route on roads west of Plymouth.
A / B / C Rides.  30 + Miles

more info...
5/19/2020
Parks, Rivers and Trail Ride Starts April 14th (Tuesdays 10am)

Ride begins in Dexter and will proceed on the B2B bike trail to Hudson Mills.  Ride mileage range is from 13 to 25+ miles based on rider mileage preference.

 

The ride starts in Dexter at Jeffords St. between Alpine St and Forrest St, overlooking the start of the B2B trail. (Behind the Marathon gas station @ 8135 Main St, Dexter, MI 48130)

 


more info...
5/19/2020
Chelsea Gravel Grinder (Tuesdays 6pm)

Chelsea Gravel Grinder: A dirt/gravel ride.
Departs Aberdeen Bike every Tuesday evening
This ride continues on the winter calendar
 

more info...
5/19/2020
Far East Fringe Tuesday Evening Ride

Ride the roads west of Plymouth. Experienced riders; A/B; 20-33+ miles. 

more info...
5/20/2020
 -5/25/2020
Horsey Hundred 2020

Horsey Hundred 2020  
Special Features: AABTS extra riding days, motel group rates, and group dinners
        

The Bluegrass Cycling Club's Horsey Hundred is our club's favorite invitational.   This 2-day event, based in Georgetown, Kentucky, takes place Memorial Day Weekend, this year on May 23rd and 24th.   It offers routes from 26 to 100 miles each day through the horse farm country north of Lexington.   Every year about 60 Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society (AABTS) members make the 5-6-hour drive to see what other club members are raving about.  Each year we are joined by several members of the Great Canadian Bicycle Tours (GCBT) bicycle club.

AABTS Contacts:  Ride Captain: Terri Keppler   tlk1972@gmail.com 734-645-5696
 

more info...
5/20/2020
Northwestern Brunch Ride (Wednesdays 9:00AM)

Northwestern Brunch Ride Enjoy - some of our favorite roads from Leslie to Mason, Munith, Webberville and Grass lake. Ride will vary each week but always includes a brunch stop.

Start: Stockbridge Park, north end of N Wood St, 1st rt turn west of Main Square.

Veterans Memorial Park
North Wood Street
Stockbridge, MI 49285

Contact Person:
Jeffrey Spoon
(phone: 734-846-0604)
 

more info...
5/20/2020
Far East Fringe Wednesday 9:00AM Ride

Ride Hines Park or alternate route on roads west of Plymouth.
A / B / C Rides.  30 + Miles

more info...
5/20/2020
Wednesday Morning Kensington Metro Park Ride

Ride under I-96  to Island Lake and back to Kensington around the west side of Kent Lake; onto Milford (via path).  Stop for lunch at Americus Coney & Grill: then head back south around the east side of Kent Lake to the start.

Captains:
Kathleen Donahoe: 734 223-6042kdonahoe@umich.edu
Chris Flaviani:  248 982-0478cflaviani@yahoo.com
Kathleen/Dave Farmer:  248 318-4422daveandkathleen@yahoo.com

more info...
5/20/2020
Superior Salem Dirt Ride (Wednesdays 9am)


Ride gravel roads on a great country circuit.

Start: Trinity Church parking lot: 10101 Ann Arbor Rd, Plymouth MI, 48170 - corner of Gotfredson and Plymouth Rd.

C ride- Basic 19 miles with longer routes possible.   NOTE: Call if temperatures are below 50 or raining.

Captains:
Beth Caldwell: 734-663-5060; bethiacaldwell@gmail.com
Steu White: 734-663-5060; steucy@aim.com

 


more info...
5/20/2020
Early Morning Ride A2 West Side (Wednesdays 9:00AM)

Early Morning Ride from Ann Arbor West Side
B: 40+ mile ride to Chelsea, Whitmore Lake and beyond.

Bird Hills Park parking lot, 1951 Newport Rd.

Captain: Kevin McGuinness
kmcguinn@comcast.net
734-649-9762

more info...
5/20/2020
West Side Ride: Celebrating its 43rd Year! (Wednesday 5:30pm- Sharp)

Newcomers, casual riders, & recumbents welcome! (a no-drop ride)
Rides use the B2B Trail to Hudson Mills Metropark, via Dexter Huron Metropark and Dexter.
DQ visit possible on all routes.
Start: Stanley-Paladin parking lot, 2800 N. Zeeb Rd., just north of the Huron River Bridge.
A/B: 25 mi - Captains: Don & Gwen Evich 734-426-5116
C: 17 mi – Captains: Brad Bates 734-665-4552 - Ross Richardson 734-761-2659


more info...
5/20/2020
Far East Fringe Wednesday Evening Ride

Hines Park to Dearborn. 15-30+ miles. A/B/C.

more info...
5/20/2020
Ride of Silence - Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor Area (No Group Ride This Year)

2020 Ride of Silence Ypsilanti (No Group Ride This Year)

Silent ride held around the world on the 3rd Wednesday of May to commemorate bicyclists killed or injured while riding and part of a world-wide event urging everyone, cyclists and motorists, to “share the road”. The Ypsilanti Ride Of Silence takes place Wednesday May 20 at 7pm at Recreation Park – Rutherford Pool Parking Area, Congress at Elm, Ypsilanti (map at https://goo.gl/maps/8sBRH7j5Rzj). Ride length of 9 miles at a relaxed pace taking approximately one hour. Co-sponsored by the Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society (www.aabts.org), Bike Ypsi (www.bikeypsi.org) and the Program To Educate All Cyclists (www.bikeprogram.org). For more information, including a route map, visit www.bbwypsi.org and click on the ROS button. For more information about the Ride Of Silence in general, visit www.rideofsilence.org.
 

Special Announcement - Apr. 5, 2020

To the Ride of Silence organizers throughout the world,
We have not stood by and watched as this virus changes the world about us. With the date for the ride coming up, May 20, the board has decided to change the format for this year's ride. Instead of group rides we are recommending each site organizer encourage their participants to do solo rides or with their household members.

We are working on plans to allow participants to easily report these rides and link them together through an easy-to-use platform (more on that in the next email "blast"). Obviously, these rides should be held in accordance to rules and guidelines set by local and state authorities.

We want to keep the ride going on the same date it always has, the third Wednesday in May at 7 pm local, for 17 years. Thank you for sticking this out with us.

We're going to be OK.

Chris Phelan
Founder


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5/21/2020
Jackson County Ride, Cavanaugh Lake Start (Thursdays 9:00am)

Enjoy some of our favorite low traffic roads. Ride Cavanaugh Lake to Leslie, Mason, Munith, Webberville and Grass Lake.
Ride will vary each week. Stop for brunch.
 

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5/21/2020
Gravel Roads Ride (Thursdays 9am)

Ride the gravel and paved roads with destinations West as determined by the riders.

begin at Barton Park, 1010 W. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

 

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5/21/2020
Far East Fringe Thursday 9:00AM Ride

Ride Hines Park or alternate route on roads west of Plymouth.
A / B / C Rides.  30 + Miles

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5/21/2020
Bike and Brew Ride (Thursdays 5:30PM)

The weekly Bike and brew ride is moving!  To Thursday.

Due to scheduling conflicts my weekly bike ride will be moving to Thursday for 2020.  I hope to see you at the Municipal lot in Saline Starting in April.

Thanks,

Jeff

more info...
5/21/2020
Far East Fringe Thursday Evening Ride

Ride the roads west of Plymouth. Experienced riders; A/B; 20-33+ miles. 

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5/22/2020
Far East Fringe Friday Hines Ride

Ride along Hines Drive.

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5/22/2020
Joe's Friday Breakfast Club (April 10am)

Friday morning ride to Dexter, Hudson Mills Metropark and beyond C: 19, 24, 32, 35+ miles
Much of the ride route is done on bike paths with optional breakfast stop in Dexter. 

Captains: Dan Harrison: 734-476-4944 or 
a2dan@sbcglobal.net
Vickie Smith:734-276-2096 or vickie.smith@comcast.net


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5/23/2020
Chelsea West Quad County Ride (Saturdays 9:00am)

Start: Chelsea, Michigan Fire Station, 200 West Middle Street.
Parking: available in the 24-hour lot next to the fire station on West Middle Street.
Rider level: B/B+: 40-100+ mile options 

 

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5/23/2020
West Torch Lake Ride

West Torch Lake Ride from Pine Hill Nursery to Elk Rapids

C/D 18/30 Miles

Captains:  Jeanette & Chuck Hescheles

734-660-4775 (Call if directions needed)


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5/23/2020
Far East Fringe Saturday Ride

Ride scenic Hines Drive (20+ miles) and the roads west of Plymouth (30-50+ miles)

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5/23/2020
Dexter Breakfast Ride

Dexter Breakfast Ride 9:00AM
AABTS’s most popular ride
follows scenic Huron River Dr to
Dexter, Chelsea, and beyond!

Ride options, total miles: Dexter,
22; farm stand, 30; Chelsea, 38;
Cavanaugh Lake, 48; Waterloo,
55; Munith, 70; beyond, 80-100.
Start: Wheeler Park (corner of
Depot and N. Fourth Ave. just
west of Amtrak station).

A/B/C: 22/30/38/48/55/70+ mi

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5/24/2020
Far East Fringe Sunday Morning Ride

Ride the roads west of Plymouth (30-50+ miles) or Hines Drive (20+ miles).

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5/24/2020
West Torch Lake Ride

Ride from west side of Torch Lake to Norwood on paved roads, hilly countryside, views of Lake Michigan

Captains:  Jeanette & Chuck Hescheles

734-660-4775 (Call for directions if needed)


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5/24/2020
Dexter and Points West Ride (10:00 AM April, 9:00AM May-)

Dexter start at 9:00am Sundays at the Grand and Broad near the cemetery

Dexter and Points West Ride (variable mileage 16-80) via Chelsea and further to Waterloo via Clear Lake Rd., or Mt Hope Rd. or Portage Lake Rd or Wooster Rd. to Munith and return via Waterloo-Munith Rd. through Chelsea

Parking on Central Street  at Monument Park
A, B, C ride
Mileage out (approximate) Chelsea: 8 miles, Waterloo: 22 miles; Mt Hope Road: 23 miles; Portage Lake Road: 32 miles; Wooster/Munith: 40+



 

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5/24/2020
Terry's Herd of Turtles No Drop Ride Sunday Afternoon Ride in the Park

A relaxing conversational ride through Hines Park. No ride if temperatures are below 60 or above 90 degrees.

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5/25/2020
Chelsea Ride (Monday 9:00am )

This is a ride for all levels (A B, C) with destinations of Grass Lake, Munith, Pleasant Lake, and Stockbridge. Mileage between 35 to 65 miles.
NOTE: Occasionally, this ride will be on gravel roads.

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5/25/2020
Far East Fringe Monday 9:00AM Ride

Ride Hines Park or alternate route on roads west of Plymouth.
A / B / C Rides.  30 + Miles

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5/25/2020
West Torch Lake Ride

Ride from west side of Torch Lake to Norwood on paved roads, hilly countryside, views of Lake Michigan

Captains:  Jeanette & Chuck Hescheles

734-660-4775 (Call for directions if needed)


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5/25/2020
Back Roads Ramble (Mondays 10am April; 9am May)

Ride Gravel roads to Independence Lake, Llama Farm and other low traffic destinations.
Start: Old St. Patrick's Church, 5671 Whitmore Lake Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Call if the temperature is below 45 or marginal weather.
Captains: Beth Caldwell, 734-663-5060
John Butwin,   734-717-7567
.

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5/25/2020
Far East Fringe Monday Evening Ride

Hines Park to Dearborn; A/B/C 15-30+ miles

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5/26/2020
A2 Early Morning Ride Tuesdays 9am

A ride imitating the Saturday Wheeler Park Ride.

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5/26/2020
Far East Fringe Tuesday 9:00AM Ride

Ride Hines Park or alternate route on roads west of Plymouth.
A / B / C Rides.  30 + Miles

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5/26/2020
Parks, Rivers and Trail Ride Starts April 14th (Tuesdays 10am)

Ride begins in Dexter and will proceed on the B2B bike trail to Hudson Mills.  Ride mileage range is from 13 to 25+ miles based on rider mileage preference.

 

The ride starts in Dexter at Jeffords St. between Alpine St and Forrest St, overlooking the start of the B2B trail. (Behind the Marathon gas station @ 8135 Main St, Dexter, MI 48130)

 


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5/26/2020
Chelsea Gravel Grinder (Tuesdays 6pm)

Chelsea Gravel Grinder: A dirt/gravel ride.
Departs Aberdeen Bike every Tuesday evening
This ride continues on the winter calendar
 

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5/26/2020
Far East Fringe Tuesday Evening Ride

Ride the roads west of Plymouth. Experienced riders; A/B; 20-33+ miles. 

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5/27/2020
Northwestern Brunch Ride (Wednesdays 9:00AM)

Northwestern Brunch Ride Enjoy - some of our favorite roads from Leslie to Mason, Munith, Webberville and Grass lake. Ride will vary each week but always includes a brunch stop.

Start: Stockbridge Park, north end of N Wood St, 1st rt turn west of Main Square.

Veterans Memorial Park
North Wood Street
Stockbridge, MI 49285

Contact Person:
Jeffrey Spoon
(phone: 734-846-0604)
 

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5/27/2020
Far East Fringe Wednesday 9:00AM Ride

Ride Hines Park or alternate route on roads west of Plymouth.
A / B / C Rides.  30 + Miles

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5/27/2020
Wednesday Morning Kensington Metro Park Ride

Ride under I-96  to Island Lake and back to Kensington around the west side of Kent Lake; onto Milford (via path).  Stop for lunch at Americus Coney & Grill: then head back south around the east side of Kent Lake to the start.

Captains:
Kathleen Donahoe: 734 223-6042kdonahoe@umich.edu
Chris Flaviani:  248 982-0478cflaviani@yahoo.com
Kathleen/Dave Farmer:  248 318-4422daveandkathleen@yahoo.com

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5/27/2020
Superior Salem Dirt Ride (Wednesdays 9am)


Ride gravel roads on a great country circuit.

Start: Trinity Church parking lot: 10101 Ann Arbor Rd, Plymouth MI, 48170 - corner of Gotfredson and Plymouth Rd.

C ride- Basic 19 miles with longer routes possible.   NOTE: Call if temperatures are below 50 or raining.

Captains:
Beth Caldwell: 734-663-5060; bethiacaldwell@gmail.com
Steu White: 734-663-5060; steucy@aim.com

 


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5/27/2020
Early Morning Ride A2 West Side (Wednesdays 9:00AM)

Early Morning Ride from Ann Arbor West Side
B: 40+ mile ride to Chelsea, Whitmore Lake and beyond.

Bird Hills Park parking lot, 1951 Newport Rd.

Captain: Kevin McGuinness
kmcguinn@comcast.net
734-649-9762

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5/27/2020
West Side Ride: Celebrating its 43rd Year! (Wednesday 5:30pm- Sharp)

Newcomers, casual riders, & recumbents welcome! (a no-drop ride)
Rides use the B2B Trail to Hudson Mills Metropark, via Dexter Huron Metropark and Dexter.
DQ visit possible on all routes.
Start: Stanley-Paladin parking lot, 2800 N. Zeeb Rd., just north of the Huron River Bridge.
A/B: 25 mi - Captains: Don & Gwen Evich 734-426-5116
C: 17 mi – Captains: Brad Bates 734-665-4552 - Ross Richardson 734-761-2659


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5/27/2020
Far East Fringe Wednesday Evening Ride

Hines Park to Dearborn. 15-30+ miles. A/B/C.

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5/28/2020
Jackson County Ride, Cavanaugh Lake Start (Thursdays 9:00am)

Enjoy some of our favorite low traffic roads. Ride Cavanaugh Lake to Leslie, Mason, Munith, Webberville and Grass Lake.
Ride will vary each week. Stop for brunch.
 

more info...
5/28/2020
Gravel Roads Ride (Thursdays 9am)

Ride the gravel and paved roads with destinations West as determined by the riders.

begin at Barton Park, 1010 W. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

 

more info...
5/28/2020
Far East Fringe Thursday 9:00AM Ride

Ride Hines Park or alternate route on roads west of Plymouth.
A / B / C Rides.  30 + Miles

more info...
5/28/2020
Bike and Brew Ride (Thursdays 5:30PM)

The weekly Bike and brew ride is moving!  To Thursday.

Due to scheduling conflicts my weekly bike ride will be moving to Thursday for 2020.  I hope to see you at the Municipal lot in Saline Starting in April.

Thanks,

Jeff

more info...
5/28/2020
Far East Fringe Thursday Evening Ride

Ride the roads west of Plymouth. Experienced riders; A/B; 20-33+ miles. 

more info...
5/29/2020
Far East Fringe Friday Hines Ride

Ride along Hines Drive.

more info...
5/29/2020
Joe's Friday Breakfast Club (April 10am)

Friday morning ride to Dexter, Hudson Mills Metropark and beyond C: 19, 24, 32, 35+ miles
Much of the ride route is done on bike paths with optional breakfast stop in Dexter. 

Captains: Dan Harrison: 734-476-4944 or 
a2dan@sbcglobal.net
Vickie Smith:734-276-2096 or vickie.smith@comcast.net


more info...
5/30/2020
Chelsea West Quad County Ride (Saturdays 9:00am)

Start: Chelsea, Michigan Fire Station, 200 West Middle Street.
Parking: available in the 24-hour lot next to the fire station on West Middle Street.
Rider level: B/B+: 40-100+ mile options 

 

more info...
5/30/2020
Far East Fringe Saturday Ride

Ride scenic Hines Drive (20+ miles) and the roads west of Plymouth (30-50+ miles)

more info...
5/30/2020
Dexter Breakfast Ride

Dexter Breakfast Ride 9:00AM
AABTS’s most popular ride
follows scenic Huron River Dr to
Dexter, Chelsea, and beyond!

Ride options, total miles: Dexter,
22; farm stand, 30; Chelsea, 38;
Cavanaugh Lake, 48; Waterloo,
55; Munith, 70; beyond, 80-100.
Start: Wheeler Park (corner of
Depot and N. Fourth Ave. just
west of Amtrak station).

A/B/C: 22/30/38/48/55/70+ mi

more info...
5/31/2020
Far East Fringe Sunday Morning Ride

Ride the roads west of Plymouth (30-50+ miles) or Hines Drive (20+ miles).

more info...
5/31/2020
Dexter and Points West Ride (10:00 AM April, 9:00AM May-)

Dexter start at 9:00am Sundays at the Grand and Broad near the cemetery

Dexter and Points West Ride (variable mileage 16-80) via Chelsea and further to Waterloo via Clear Lake Rd., or Mt Hope Rd. or Portage Lake Rd or Wooster Rd. to Munith and return via Waterloo-Munith Rd. through Chelsea

Parking on Central Street  at Monument Park
A, B, C ride
Mileage out (approximate) Chelsea: 8 miles, Waterloo: 22 miles; Mt Hope Road: 23 miles; Portage Lake Road: 32 miles; Wooster/Munith: 40+



 

more info...
5/31/2020
Terry's Herd of Turtles No Drop Ride Sunday Afternoon Ride in the Park

A relaxing conversational ride through Hines Park. No ride if temperatures are below 60 or above 90 degrees.

more info...