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6/7/2019 - 6/20/2019
This Bicycle Adventure Club tour in France is presented by Pure Adventures Tours. We will follow the Loire and its tributaries from Tours to the sea, stopping in medieval villages and Renaissance gardens, riding through fields, forests, vineyards and island marshes. Chateaux along the route include Villandry, Azay-le-Rideau, Chinon, Le Rivau, Usse, Langeais, Saumur, and Angers. After we leave the chateau region, we’ll explore the thatched roof villages in the ancient Briere Marsh, the walled city of Guerande and the salt flats before reaching the Atlantic shores of Brittany with two nights in the popular seaside town of La Baule.  Luggage support van, lodging & all breakfasts, and 8 group dinners provided in cost. wwww.bicycleadventureclub.org

 

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6/16/2019 - 6/29/2019
This is a Bicycle Adventure Club ride. See the website: bicycleadventureclub.org

OVERVIEW:  Besides having some of the most stunning scenery in the country, the Southwest of Ireland is also renowned for its archaeological treasures and for the hospitality and warmth of its native population. There is an abundance of superb cycling routes. This is basically a repeat of the ride led by George Ellis in July, 2018.

Centered on the beautiful town of Killarney, the region encompasses five spectacular peninsulas, each with its own unique scenery and attractions.To the west of Killarney, the beauty of the Ring of Kerry coastline is legendary. To the south, Beara is another wonderfully rugged and beautiful peninsula stretching out into the Atlantic. Sheep’s Head, the smallest and least visited of the peninsulas, has a quiet charm all of its own. Further south Mizen Head at the extremity of the Mizen Peninsula is the most southerly point on the Irish mainland.

THE RIDES:  Starting in Killarney, we spend a loop day climbing the rugged and remote Gap of Dunloe and visiting Killarney National Park, Muckross House, and Ross Castle.  We then ride east to Gougane Barra, where we have the option to ride around Lough Allua, and then head south to meet the coast at Bantry.  Using this as a base for two nights, we explore remote Sheep’s Head, before following the coast north to the Beara Peninsula.  The spectacular Healey Pass takes us through the Caha Mountains to Kenmare for another two night stop, where we can enjoy the town’s famous musical pubs.  The Ring of Kerry occupies the next 3 days of riding, with the option to visit the UNESCO World Heritage monastery at Skellig Michael by boat or attend the Skellig Experience on the mainland.  The wonderful Dingle Peninsula is then explored, climbing Conor Pass, the highest mountain pass in Ireland, before the long descent and flat stretch into the colorful town of Tralee.


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6/19/2019


Ride gravel roads on a great country circuit.

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

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

Captain: Beth Caldwell
Email: bethiacaldwell@gmail.com
Phone: 734-663-5060

 


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6/19/2019
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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6/19/2019
Snow Flake Ride (Northwestern Brunch Ride (Wednesdays, 9:00AM))
Wednesdays December Through March (Except February)
 
Northwestern Brunch Ride Enjoy some of our favorite roads during the winter months. Ride the area from Leslie to Mason, Munith Webberville and Grass lake. Ride will vary each week depending on weather.  Stop for brunch.

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

Stockbridge Park
N Wood St
Stockbridge, MI 49285

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

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6/19/2019
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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6/19/2019
Ride Hines Park or alternate route on roads west of Plymouth.
A / B / C Rides.  30 + Miles

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6/19/2019

The ride has two groups. A/B:25 mile ride and C:13-16 mile ride. Both rides use the B2B Trail to Hudson Mills. (No cars!) - C: ride is “no drop”

West Side Ride celebrating its 42nd Year!
Newcomers, casual riders, & recumbent bikes welcome!
Start: In Dexter, at parking lot northwest of Broad and Grand Streets overlooking the B2B trail “hairpin turn”. (northwest corner of cemetery)

A/B: 25 mi - Captains: Don & Gwen Evich 734-426-5116
C: 13 -16 mi - Captains: Brad Bates 734-665-4552 & Ross Richardson - 734-761-2659

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Start: In Dexter, at parking lot northwest of Broad and Grand Streets overlooking the B2B trail “hairpin turn”. (northwest corner of cemetery)


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6/19/2019
Cycle 30-40 miles south west of Saline.  Refreshments at local establishments after ride.
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6/19/2019
Hines Park to Dearborn. 15-30+ miles. A/B/C.
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6/19/2019
Hines Park to Dearborn. 15-30+ miles. A/B/C.
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6/20/2019
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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6/20/2019
Enjoy some of our favorite roads when traffic is low. Ride the area from Leslie to Mason, Munith, Webberville and Grass Lake.
Ride will vary each week. Stop for brunch.
 

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6/20/2019
Ride Hines Park or alternate route on roads west of Plymouth.
A / B / C Rides.  30 + Miles

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6/20/2019
Co-Ed ride down Huron River Drive to Dexter and possibly further (16 - 25 miles)  Helmets are required.
more info...

6/20/2019
This ride leaves from Wheels in Motion and heads away from Ann Arbor to partake in the area's hillier terrain.
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6/20/2019

Frank Lloyd Wright Ride Enjoy lightly traveled dirt roads. Mountain or wide tire bikes recommended. Start: 2721 Georgetown Blvd, Ann Arbor (0.8 mi N off of Plymouth Rd, 0.5 mi W of US-23). C: 15-18 mi Captains: Beth Caldwell 734-663-5060 Beth Caldwell bethiacaldwell@gmail.com
Ann Yu wen_and_anneyu@hotmail.com,
John Butwin jbutwin18@gmail.com
Bill Pidgeon pidgb-opn@yahoo.com

NOTE: This ride ends August 30th


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6/20/2019
Ride the roads west of Plymouth. Experienced riders; A/B; 20-33+ miles. 
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6/21/2019

Friday morning ride to Dexter, Hudson Mills Metropark and beyond C: 19, 24, 32, 35+ miles

Captains: Dan Harrison: 734-476-4944 or 
a2dan@sbcglobal.net
Vickie Smith: 734-996-9461 or vickie.smith@comcast.net


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6/21/2019
6/22/2019 - 6/28/2019
Costs and Deadlines
Registration begins on January 13, 2019 and ends on May 10, 2019.

The Registration Fee includes six overnight campsites, T-shirt, baggage transport, limited SAG services, maps, patch, administrative fees and a box lunch after the tour.

A Breakfast – Dinner Meals plan, Bus service, and extra T-shirts, are available in the ADD-ONs section of registration.

All prices are per person or per item:

Adult (18 and older): $130.00
Minor (11 – 17): $75.00
Minor (0 – 10): $65.00
Meals Plan: $86.00 (6 Breakfasts and 5 Dinners)
Bus Service: $48.00 (Before or After the Tour; End site to Beginning site)
Extra PALM T-shirts: $8.00

Registration Fees:
Checkout Total    Fee Added
$0    $0
$.01 - $10.00    $2.00
$10.01 - $30.00    $2.50
$30.01 - $50.00    $3.00
$50.01 - $250.00    6% of Checkout Total
$250.01 - $1,000.00    5% of Checkout Total
$1,000.01+    4% of Checkout Total

The 2019 PALM towns are:
South Haven
Lawton
Union City
Jonesville
Adrian
Dundee
Luna Pier

http://www.palmbiketour.org/palm-2019/

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6/22/2019
Dexter Breakfast Ride 
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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6/22/2019
Start: Chelsea, Fire Station on W. Middle Street. Park: in the 24-hour lot next to the Fire Station on west Middle Street. B/B+: 40-100+ mi  

 

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6/22/2019
Ride scenic Hines Drive (20+ miles) and the roads west of Plymouth (30-50+ miles)
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6/23/2019
The 38th annual Blue Water Ramble on June 23rd, 2019 includes a tour of the beautiful Blue Water Region with views of the St. Clair River. 27, 46, 63 and 100 mile route options available. ALL routes will take a ferry onto Harsens Island, where riders will experience low traffic and breathtaking views. Perfect for family and novice riders, or advanced riders looking for a great route that's well supported. Century route provides a challenge and a spectacular view of the Blue Water Bridge.  This ride proudly supports the LMB $1 per rider program - we give $1 of your registration fee to LMB for Bicycle Education & Advocacy.

http://www.clintonriverriders.org/calendar/blue-water-ramble/

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6/23/2019
Ride the roads west of Plymouth (30-50+ miles) or Hines Drive (20+ miles).
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6/23/2019
Dexter start at 9:00am Sundays at the Trail head by Dexter Forest Lawn Cemetery (corner of Broad & Grand)
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
Beginning Sundays May 5, 2019
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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6/23/2019
A relaxing conversational ride through Hines Park. No ride if temperatures are below 60 or above 90 degrees.
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6/24/2019
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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6/24/2019
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.
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6/24/2019
Ride Hines Park or alternate route on roads west of Plymouth.
A / B / C Rides.  30 + Miles

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6/24/2019
Ride Name: Dexter B2B Trail
Start Time:  12:00 noon
Location:    Trail head by Dexter Forest Lawn Cemetery (corner of Broad & Grand)
Leaders:     Don & Gwen Evich
Phones:      Home: (734)426-5116  Don Cell: (734)800-6288  Gwen Cell: (734)846-6523
Emails:       donevich@att.net  &  gwenevich@att.net

Route Description:
Ride Dexter B2B Trail North from Dexter to the Hudson Mills metro park (~5 miles),
loop as desired around the park trail (~3 miles each loop),
and return to Dexter on the B2B trail (~5 miles).
A/B/C: 13/16/22+ miles (as usual can include miles ridden to/from ride).
 

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6/24/2019
Hines Park to Dearborn; A/B/C 15-30+ miles
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6/25/2019
A ride imitating the Saturday Wheeler Park Ride.
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6/25/2019

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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6/25/2019
Ride Hines Park or alternate route on roads west of Plymouth.
A / B / C Rides.  30 + Miles

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6/25/2019
A ride for women. Ride down Huron River Drive to Dexter and possibly further. Join us afterwards for dinner.
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6/25/2019
Ride the less traveled roads west, south and north of Chelsea. Gather for liquid refreshments and dinner after the ride. Ride lengths 20-30+ Bring Lights in April.
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6/25/2019
Chelsea Gravel Grinder: A dirt/gravel ride.
Departs Aberdeen Bike every Tuesday evening
 

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6/25/2019
Ride the roads west of Plymouth. Experienced riders; A/B; 20-33+ miles. 
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6/26/2019


Ride gravel roads on a great country circuit.

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

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

Captain: Beth Caldwell
Email: bethiacaldwell@gmail.com
Phone: 734-663-5060

 


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6/26/2019
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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6/26/2019
Snow Flake Ride (Northwestern Brunch Ride (Wednesdays, 9:00AM))
Wednesdays December Through March (Except February)
 
Northwestern Brunch Ride Enjoy some of our favorite roads during the winter months. Ride the area from Leslie to Mason, Munith Webberville and Grass lake. Ride will vary each week depending on weather.  Stop for brunch.

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

Stockbridge Park
N Wood St
Stockbridge, MI 49285

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

more info...

6/26/2019
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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6/26/2019
Ride Hines Park or alternate route on roads west of Plymouth.
A / B / C Rides.  30 + Miles

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6/26/2019

The ride has two groups. A/B:25 mile ride and C:13-16 mile ride. Both rides use the B2B Trail to Hudson Mills. (No cars!) - C: ride is “no drop”

West Side Ride celebrating its 42nd Year!
Newcomers, casual riders, & recumbent bikes welcome!
Start: In Dexter, at parking lot northwest of Broad and Grand Streets overlooking the B2B trail “hairpin turn”. (northwest corner of cemetery)

A/B: 25 mi - Captains: Don & Gwen Evich 734-426-5116
C: 13 -16 mi - Captains: Brad Bates 734-665-4552 & Ross Richardson - 734-761-2659

- -

Start: In Dexter, at parking lot northwest of Broad and Grand Streets overlooking the B2B trail “hairpin turn”. (northwest corner of cemetery)


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6/26/2019
Cycle 30-40 miles south west of Saline.  Refreshments at local establishments after ride.
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6/26/2019
Hines Park to Dearborn. 15-30+ miles. A/B/C.
more info...

6/27/2019
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...

6/27/2019
Enjoy some of our favorite roads when traffic is low. Ride the area from Leslie to Mason, Munith, Webberville and Grass Lake.
Ride will vary each week. Stop for brunch.
 

more info...

6/27/2019
Ride Hines Park or alternate route on roads west of Plymouth.
A / B / C Rides.  30 + Miles

more info...

6/27/2019
Co-Ed ride down Huron River Drive to Dexter and possibly further (16 - 25 miles)  Helmets are required.
more info...

6/27/2019
This ride leaves from Wheels in Motion and heads away from Ann Arbor to partake in the area's hillier terrain.
more info...

6/27/2019

Frank Lloyd Wright Ride Enjoy lightly traveled dirt roads. Mountain or wide tire bikes recommended. Start: 2721 Georgetown Blvd, Ann Arbor (0.8 mi N off of Plymouth Rd, 0.5 mi W of US-23). C: 15-18 mi Captains: Beth Caldwell 734-663-5060 Beth Caldwell bethiacaldwell@gmail.com
Ann Yu wen_and_anneyu@hotmail.com,
John Butwin jbutwin18@gmail.com
Bill Pidgeon pidgb-opn@yahoo.com

NOTE: This ride ends August 30th


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6/27/2019
Ride the roads west of Plymouth. Experienced riders; A/B; 20-33+ miles. 
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6/28/2019

Friday morning ride to Dexter, Hudson Mills Metropark and beyond C: 19, 24, 32, 35+ miles

Captains: Dan Harrison: 734-476-4944 or 
a2dan@sbcglobal.net
Vickie Smith: 734-996-9461 or vickie.smith@comcast.net


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6/28/2019
6/29/2019
Dexter Breakfast Ride
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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6/29/2019
Start: Chelsea, Fire Station on W. Middle Street. Park: in the 24-hour lot next to the Fire Station on west Middle Street. B/B+: 40-100+ mi  

 

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6/29/2019
Ride scenic Hines Drive (20+ miles) and the roads west of Plymouth (30-50+ miles)
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6/30/2019
Ride the roads west of Plymouth (30-50+ miles) or Hines Drive (20+ miles).
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6/30/2019
Dexter start at 9:00am Sundays at the Trail head by Dexter Forest Lawn Cemetery (corner of Broad & Grand)
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
Beginning Sundays May 5, 2019
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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6/30/2019
A relaxing conversational ride through Hines Park. No ride if temperatures are below 60 or above 90 degrees.
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7/1/2019
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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7/1/2019
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.
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7/1/2019
Ride Hines Park or alternate route on roads west of Plymouth.
A / B / C Rides.  30 + Miles

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7/1/2019
Ride Name: Dexter B2B Trail
Start Time:  12:00 noon
Location:    Trail head by Dexter Forest Lawn Cemetery (corner of Broad & Grand)
Leaders:     Don & Gwen Evich
Phones:      Home: (734)426-5116  Don Cell: (734)800-6288  Gwen Cell: (734)846-6523
Emails:       donevich@att.net  &  gwenevich@att.net

Route Description:
Ride Dexter B2B Trail North from Dexter to the Hudson Mills metro park (~5 miles),
loop as desired around the park trail (~3 miles each loop),
and return to Dexter on the B2B trail (~5 miles).
A/B/C: 13/16/22+ miles (as usual can include miles ridden to/from ride).
 

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7/1/2019
Hines Park to Dearborn; A/B/C 15-30+ miles
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7/2/2019
A ride imitating the Saturday Wheeler Park Ride.
more info...

7/2/2019

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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7/2/2019
Ride Hines Park or alternate route on roads west of Plymouth.
A / B / C Rides.  30 + Miles

more info...

7/2/2019
A ride for women. Ride down Huron River Drive to Dexter and possibly further. Join us afterwards for dinner.
more info...

7/2/2019
Ride the less traveled roads west, south and north of Chelsea. Gather for liquid refreshments and dinner after the ride. Ride lengths 20-30+ Bring Lights in April.
more info...

7/2/2019
Chelsea Gravel Grinder: A dirt/gravel ride.
Departs Aberdeen Bike every Tuesday evening
 

more info...

7/2/2019
Ride the roads west of Plymouth. Experienced riders; A/B; 20-33+ miles. 
more info...

7/3/2019


Ride gravel roads on a great country circuit.

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

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

Captain: Beth Caldwell
Email: bethiacaldwell@gmail.com
Phone: 734-663-5060

 


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7/3/2019
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...

7/3/2019
Snow Flake Ride (Northwestern Brunch Ride (Wednesdays, 9:00AM))
Wednesdays December Through March (Except February)
 
Northwestern Brunch Ride Enjoy some of our favorite roads during the winter months. Ride the area from Leslie to Mason, Munith Webberville and Grass lake. Ride will vary each week depending on weather.  Stop for brunch.

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

Stockbridge Park
N Wood St
Stockbridge, MI 49285

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

more info...

7/3/2019
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...

7/3/2019
Ride Hines Park or alternate route on roads west of Plymouth.
A / B / C Rides.  30 + Miles

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7/3/2019

West Torch Lake Ride (9am Wednesday, July 3)

C/D ride

Ride from Pine Hill Nursery to Elk Rapids

20-30 miles

paved, rolling road, scenic views of Torch Lake

Captains:  Jeanette & Chuck Hescheles

734-660-4775


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7/3/2019

The ride has two groups. A/B:25 mile ride and C:13-16 mile ride. Both rides use the B2B Trail to Hudson Mills. (No cars!) - C: ride is “no drop”

West Side Ride celebrating its 42nd Year!
Newcomers, casual riders, & recumbent bikes welcome!
Start: In Dexter, at parking lot northwest of Broad and Grand Streets overlooking the B2B trail “hairpin turn”. (northwest corner of cemetery)

A/B: 25 mi - Captains: Don & Gwen Evich 734-426-5116
C: 13 -16 mi - Captains: Brad Bates 734-665-4552 & Ross Richardson - 734-761-2659

- -

Start: In Dexter, at parking lot northwest of Broad and Grand Streets overlooking the B2B trail “hairpin turn”. (northwest corner of cemetery)


more info...

7/3/2019
Cycle 30-40 miles south west of Saline.  Refreshments at local establishments after ride.
more info...

7/3/2019
Hines Park to Dearborn. 15-30+ miles. A/B/C.
more info...

7/4/2019 - 12/15/2019


Cycling from Tuktoyuktuk which is about as far north as you can get on the continent, to about as far as one can go in North America  to Panama City Panama. Cycle along the Rockies, Yellowstone, Baja Ca. and Central America and a whole lot of other neat places along the way!

https://tdaglobalcycling.com/north-american-epic

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7/4/2019
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...

7/4/2019
Enjoy some of our favorite roads when traffic is low. Ride the area from Leslie to Mason, Munith, Webberville and Grass Lake.
Ride will vary each week. Stop for brunch.
 

more info...

7/4/2019
Ride Hines Park or alternate route on roads west of Plymouth.
A / B / C Rides.  30 + Miles

more info...

7/4/2019
Northern Torch Lake 4th of July
Ride Ride from the west side of Torch Lake north, then east to Central Lake to enjoy a great
Independence Day parade. Pancake breakfast, BBQ and flea market also available.

C/D: 30-60+ mi

9 am Pine Hill Nursery on US31

Captains: Jeanette & Chuck Hescheles
734-660-4775 cell 734-395-6404

more info...

7/4/2019
Co-Ed ride down Huron River Drive to Dexter and possibly further (16 - 25 miles)  Helmets are required.
more info...

7/4/2019
This ride leaves from Wheels in Motion and heads away from Ann Arbor to partake in the area's hillier terrain.
more info...

7/4/2019

Frank Lloyd Wright Ride Enjoy lightly traveled dirt roads. Mountain or wide tire bikes recommended. Start: 2721 Georgetown Blvd, Ann Arbor (0.8 mi N off of Plymouth Rd, 0.5 mi W of US-23). C: 15-18 mi Captains: Beth Caldwell 734-663-5060 Beth Caldwell bethiacaldwell@gmail.com
Ann Yu wen_and_anneyu@hotmail.com,
John Butwin jbutwin18@gmail.com
Bill Pidgeon pidgb-opn@yahoo.com

NOTE: This ride ends August 30th


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7/4/2019
Ride the roads west of Plymouth. Experienced riders; A/B; 20-33+ miles. 
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7/5/2019

Friday morning ride to Dexter, Hudson Mills Metropark and beyond C: 19, 24, 32, 35+ miles

Captains: Dan Harrison: 734-476-4944 or 
a2dan@sbcglobal.net
Vickie Smith: 734-996-9461 or vickie.smith@comcast.net


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7/5/2019
7/6/2019
Dexter Breakfast Ride 
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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7/6/2019
Start: Chelsea, Fire Station on W. Middle Street. Park: in the 24-hour lot next to the Fire Station on west Middle Street. B/B+: 40-100+ mi  

 

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7/6/2019
Ride scenic Hines Drive (20+ miles) and the roads west of Plymouth (30-50+ miles)
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7/6/2019 - 7/7/2019

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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7/7/2019
Ride now so you can help on the big day!  Members' OHR - AABTS

Rides start at Aberdeen Bike & Fitness,
1101 S Main in Chelsea.

The 39, 62 and 100 mile routes will have refreshments at Gregory and Waterloo Farm Museum.
The 40 mile routes will have lunch at Waterloo Farm Museum. 

A: 100 miles 8:00 am Chelsea
Captain: Randy Rubin 734-660-8800 randy@northernvending.com

B: 62 miles 8:00 am Chelsea
Captain: Jon Rodgers 734-347-1259 jrodgers@umich.edu

C: 39 miles 9:00 am Chelsea
Captain: 
Ann Hunt 734-604-3351 aehunt@comcast.net

B: 40 miles Gravel 9:00 am Chelsea
Captain: Jim Lee, 734-604-0696 leej_48103@yahoo.com


One Helluva Ride Routes (Ride with GPS link coming in July)

You may download the files you need and transfer them to your bike computer. Follow the instructions on the Ride with GPS page (Click on "EXPORT", upper right of the page)

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7/7/2019
Dexter start at 9:00am Sundays at the Trail head by Dexter Forest Lawn Cemetery (corner of Broad & Grand)
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
Beginning Sundays May 5, 2019
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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7/7/2019
Ride the roads west of Plymouth (30-50+ miles) or Hines Drive (20+ miles).
more info...

7/7/2019
A relaxing conversational ride through Hines Park. No ride if temperatures are below 60 or above 90 degrees.
more info...

7/8/2019
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...

7/8/2019
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.
more info...

7/8/2019
Ride Hines Park or alternate route on roads west of Plymouth.
A / B / C Rides.  30 + Miles

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7/8/2019
Ride Name: Dexter B2B Trail
Start Time:  12:00 noon
Location:    Trail head by Dexter Forest Lawn Cemetery (corner of Broad & Grand)
Leaders:     Don & Gwen Evich
Phones:      Home: (734)426-5116  Don Cell: (734)800-6288  Gwen Cell: (734)846-6523
Emails:       donevich@att.net  &  gwenevich@att.net

Route Description:
Ride Dexter B2B Trail North from Dexter to the Hudson Mills metro park (~5 miles),
loop as desired around the park trail (~3 miles each loop),
and return to Dexter on the B2B trail (~5 miles).
A/B/C: 13/16/22+ miles (as usual can include miles ridden to/from ride).
 

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7/8/2019
Hines Park to Dearborn; A/B/C 15-30+ miles
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7/9/2019
A ride imitating the Saturday Wheeler Park Ride.
more info...

7/9/2019

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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7/9/2019
Ride Hines Park or alternate route on roads west of Plymouth.
A / B / C Rides.  30 + Miles

more info...

7/9/2019
A ride for women. Ride down Huron River Drive to Dexter and possibly further. Join us afterwards for dinner.
more info...

7/9/2019
Ride the less traveled roads west, south and north of Chelsea. Gather for liquid refreshments and dinner after the ride. Ride lengths 20-30+ Bring Lights in April.
more info...

7/9/2019
Chelsea Gravel Grinder: A dirt/gravel ride.
Departs Aberdeen Bike every Tuesday evening
 

more info...

7/9/2019
Ride the roads west of Plymouth. Experienced riders; A/B; 20-33+ miles. 
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7/10/2019


Ride gravel roads on a great country circuit.

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

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

Captain: Beth Caldwell
Email: bethiacaldwell@gmail.com
Phone: 734-663-5060

 


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7/10/2019
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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7/10/2019
Snow Flake Ride (Northwestern Brunch Ride (Wednesdays, 9:00AM))
Wednesdays December Through March (Except February)
 
Northwestern Brunch Ride Enjoy some of our favorite roads during the winter months. Ride the area from Leslie to Mason, Munith Webberville and Grass lake. Ride will vary each week depending on weather.  Stop for brunch.

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

Stockbridge Park
N Wood St
Stockbridge, MI 49285

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

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7/10/2019
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...

7/10/2019
Ride Hines Park or alternate route on roads west of Plymouth.
A / B / C Rides.  30 + Miles

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7/10/2019

The ride has two groups. A/B:25 mile ride and C:13-16 mile ride. Both rides use the B2B Trail to Hudson Mills. (No cars!) - C: ride is “no drop”

West Side Ride celebrating its 42nd Year!
Newcomers, casual riders, & recumbent bikes welcome!
Start: In Dexter, at parking lot northwest of Broad and Grand Streets overlooking the B2B trail “hairpin turn”. (northwest corner of cemetery)

A/B: 25 mi - Captains: Don & Gwen Evich 734-426-5116
C: 13 -16 mi - Captains: Brad Bates 734-665-4552 & Ross Richardson - 734-761-2659

- -

Start: In Dexter, at parking lot northwest of Broad and Grand Streets overlooking the B2B trail “hairpin turn”. (northwest corner of cemetery)


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7/10/2019
Cycle 30-40 miles south west of Saline.  Refreshments at local establishments after ride.
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7/10/2019
Hines Park to Dearborn. 15-30+ miles. A/B/C.
more info...

7/11/2019
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...

7/11/2019
Enjoy some of our favorite roads when traffic is low. Ride the area from Leslie to Mason, Munith, Webberville and Grass Lake.
Ride will vary each week. Stop for brunch.
 

more info...

7/11/2019
Ride Hines Park or alternate route on roads west of Plymouth.
A / B / C Rides.  30 + Miles

more info...

7/11/2019
Co-Ed ride down Huron River Drive to Dexter and possibly further (16 - 25 miles)  Helmets are required.
more info...

7/11/2019
This ride leaves from Wheels in Motion and heads away from Ann Arbor to partake in the area's hillier terrain.
more info...

7/11/2019

Frank Lloyd Wright Ride Enjoy lightly traveled dirt roads. Mountain or wide tire bikes recommended. Start: 2721 Georgetown Blvd, Ann Arbor (0.8 mi N off of Plymouth Rd, 0.5 mi W of US-23). C: 15-18 mi Captains: Beth Caldwell 734-663-5060 Beth Caldwell bethiacaldwell@gmail.com
Ann Yu wen_and_anneyu@hotmail.com,
John Butwin jbutwin18@gmail.com
Bill Pidgeon pidgb-opn@yahoo.com

NOTE: This ride ends August 30th


more info...

7/11/2019
Ride the roads west of Plymouth. Experienced riders; A/B; 20-33+ miles. 
more info...

7/12/2019

Friday morning ride to Dexter, Hudson Mills Metropark and beyond C: 19, 24, 32, 35+ miles

Captains: Dan Harrison: 734-476-4944 or 
a2dan@sbcglobal.net
Vickie Smith: 734-996-9461 or vickie.smith@comcast.net


more info...

7/12/2019
7/13/2019

One Helluva Ride!

 

  • Lunch and snack stops
  • Entertainment
  • SAG support
  • Mechanics on duty
  • Quality custom merchandise
  • Friendly volunteers
  • Post-ride ice cold watermelon at Chelsea Fairgrounds
  • Multicolored, embroidered patch to first 1,000 registrants

43rd Annual - Saturday, July 13, 2019

 

     

General Information

Join the Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society (AABTS) 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 recreation areas on beautiful rolling terrain and vary enough to appeal to a broad range of bicyclists.  The 100 mile ride famously passes through Hell ! (Michigan, that is).  

OHR riders can choose from several paved and dirt road routes. All rides start and end at Chelsea Fairgrounds in Chelsea, Michigan.   

new this year ! All rides start and end at Chelsea Fairgrounds where you can finish your ride with a buffet lunch, cold watermelon and live music.

************
 

Our Rides

Description

Total
Distance
(miles)

Rest
stops* 

Start &
End Location

Distance
between
stops
(miles)

100 mile paved 100 5 Chelsea Fairgrounds 26,33,29,12
62 mile paved 62 4 Chelsea Fairgrounds 15,21,14,12
39 mile paved 39 3 Chelsea Fairgrounds 14,13,12
40 mile gravel  40 1 Chelsea Fairgrounds 25,15
15 mile fun ride 16 1 Chelsea Fairgrounds 16


* includes lunch at ride end


All routes are clearly marked and maps provided.
Links to downloadable GPS routes will be emailed to pre-registered riders a week or so before the ride starts.


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7/14/2019
Dexter start at 9:00am Sundays at the Trail head by Dexter Forest Lawn Cemetery (corner of Broad & Grand)
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
Beginning Sundays May 5, 2019
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...

7/14/2019
Ride the roads west of Plymouth (30-50+ miles) or Hines Drive (20+ miles).
more info...

7/14/2019
A relaxing conversational ride through Hines Park. No ride if temperatures are below 60 or above 90 degrees.
more info...

7/15/2019
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...

7/15/2019
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.
more info...

7/15/2019
Ride Hines Park or alternate route on roads west of Plymouth.
A / B / C Rides.  30 + Miles

more info...

7/15/2019
Ride Name: Dexter B2B Trail
Start Time:  12:00 noon
Location:    Trail head by Dexter Forest Lawn Cemetery (corner of Broad & Grand)
Leaders:     Don & Gwen Evich
Phones:      Home: (734)426-5116  Don Cell: (734)800-6288  Gwen Cell: (734)846-6523
Emails:       donevich@att.net  &  gwenevich@att.net

Route Description:
Ride Dexter B2B Trail North from Dexter to the Hudson Mills metro park (~5 miles),
loop as desired around the park trail (~3 miles each loop),
and return to Dexter on the B2B trail (~5 miles).
A/B/C: 13/16/22+ miles (as usual can include miles ridden to/from ride).
 

more info...

7/15/2019
Hines Park to Dearborn; A/B/C 15-30+ miles
more info...

7/16/2019
A ride imitating the Saturday Wheeler Park Ride.
more info...

7/16/2019

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...

7/16/2019
Ride Hines Park or alternate route on roads west of Plymouth.
A / B / C Rides.  30 + Miles

more info...

7/16/2019
A ride for women. Ride down Huron River Drive to Dexter and possibly further. Join us afterwards for dinner.
more info...

7/16/2019
Ride the less traveled roads west, south and north of Chelsea. Gather for liquid refreshments and dinner after the ride. Ride lengths 20-30+ Bring Lights in April.
more info...

7/16/2019
Chelsea Gravel Grinder: A dirt/gravel ride.
Departs Aberdeen Bike every Tuesday evening
 

more info...

7/16/2019
Ride the roads west of Plymouth. Experienced riders; A/B; 20-33+ miles. 
more info...

7/17/2019


Ride gravel roads on a great country circuit.

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

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

Captain: Beth Caldwell
Email: bethiacaldwell@gmail.com
Phone: 734-663-5060

 


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7/17/2019
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...

7/17/2019
Snow Flake Ride (Northwestern Brunch Ride (Wednesdays, 9:00AM))
Wednesdays December Through March (Except February)
 
Northwestern Brunch Ride Enjoy some of our favorite roads during the winter months. Ride the area from Leslie to Mason, Munith Webberville and Grass lake. Ride will vary each week depending on weather.  Stop for brunch.

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

Stockbridge Park
N Wood St
Stockbridge, MI 49285

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

more info...

7/17/2019
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...

7/17/2019
Ride Hines Park or alternate route on roads west of Plymouth.
A / B / C Rides.  30 + Miles

more info...

7/17/2019

The ride has two groups. A/B:25 mile ride and C:13-16 mile ride. Both rides use the B2B Trail to Hudson Mills. (No cars!) - C: ride is “no drop”

West Side Ride celebrating its 42nd Year!
Newcomers, casual riders, & recumbent bikes welcome!
Start: In Dexter, at parking lot northwest of Broad and Grand Streets overlooking the B2B trail “hairpin turn”. (northwest corner of cemetery)

A/B: 25 mi - Captains: Don & Gwen Evich 734-426-5116
C: 13 -16 mi - Captains: Brad Bates 734-665-4552 & Ross Richardson - 734-761-2659

- -

Start: In Dexter, at parking lot northwest of Broad and Grand Streets overlooking the B2B trail “hairpin turn”. (northwest corner of cemetery)


more info...

7/17/2019
Cycle 30-40 miles south west of Saline.  Refreshments at local establishments after ride.
more info...

7/17/2019
Hines Park to Dearborn. 15-30+ miles. A/B/C.
more info...

7/18/2019
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...

7/18/2019
Enjoy some of our favorite roads when traffic is low. Ride the area from Leslie to Mason, Munith, Webberville and Grass Lake.
Ride will vary each week. Stop for brunch.
 

more info...

7/18/2019
Ride Hines Park or alternate route on roads west of Plymouth.
A / B / C Rides.  30 + Miles

more info...

7/18/2019
Co-Ed ride down Huron River Drive to Dexter and possibly further (16 - 25 miles)  Helmets are required.
more info...

7/18/2019
This ride leaves from Wheels in Motion and heads away from Ann Arbor to partake in the area's hillier terrain.
more info...

7/18/2019

Frank Lloyd Wright Ride Enjoy lightly traveled dirt roads. Mountain or wide tire bikes recommended. Start: 2721 Georgetown Blvd, Ann Arbor (0.8 mi N off of Plymouth Rd, 0.5 mi W of US-23). C: 15-18 mi Captains: Beth Caldwell 734-663-5060 Beth Caldwell bethiacaldwell@gmail.com
Ann Yu wen_and_anneyu@hotmail.com,
John Butwin jbutwin18@gmail.com
Bill Pidgeon pidgb-opn@yahoo.com

NOTE: This ride ends August 30th


more info...

7/18/2019
Ride the roads west of Plymouth. Experienced riders; A/B; 20-33+ miles. 
more info...

7/19/2019

Friday morning ride to Dexter, Hudson Mills Metropark and beyond C: 19, 24, 32, 35+ miles

Captains: Dan Harrison: 734-476-4944 or 
a2dan@sbcglobal.net
Vickie Smith: 734-996-9461 or vickie.smith@comcast.net


more info...

7/19/2019