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DREAMING! by Julie McGraw 2012 MICHIGAN BICYCLING PHOTO CONTEST WINNNER


See additional winners page 20.

Pedal & Paddle


May 18-19

June 14-16

Sunrise

#PnP13 #MUP13

#Sunrise13 #ShorelineWest13

LMB.org/tours

July 14-20

MUP

Shoreline West
August 4-10

League of Michigan Bicyclists


The League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB) is a non-profit, statewide membership organization that promotes bicycling and the safety of bicyclists on the roadways in Michigan.
Erica Briggs Dave Bourgeault Colleen Brown Jim Carpenter David Jones, Promotion Committee Chair Vic Lukasavitz, Board Treasurer,
Finance Committee Chair Rory Neuner, Vice Chair Steven Roach, Chair

LMB EVENTS
Join us in 2013 as we bicycle down Michigans canopied forest roads, past beautiful inland lakes and along picturesque Great Lakes shorelines. Well show you breathtaking scenery, magnificent beaches, unique shoreline communities and picturesque lighthouses. LMBs Bicycle Tours are a major source of funding for the Leagues efforts to promote bicycling and the safety of bicyclists on the roadways in Michigan. In addition to our Tours, LMB also hosts law enforcement trainings and an annual Advocacy Day held at the State Capitol. You can support LMBs bicycle education, advocacy and promotion efforts by attending events highlighted throughout this publication with a blue LMB Event box.

LMB Board:

Barbara Schmid, Board Secretary Mike Sheean, Education Committee Chair Michael Sproul Rich Moeller,

LMB Staff:

Executive Director

John Lindenmayer, Jenny Jensen,


Associate Director

Advocacy & Policy Director

$1-PER-RIDER EVENTS
In 2013, 66 events have pledged to donate $1 to LMB for every event participant. We are extremely grateful to the participating rides for their generous contributions to our efforts to promote bicycling and increase the safety of bicyclists on the roadways in Michigan. These dollars add up quickly, providing LMB with much needed funds that help with our education, advocacy and promotion efforts. By choosing $1-Per-Rider Events this season, you will be supporting LMBs efforts to make Michigan a safer state for bicyclists. The complete list of participating $1-Per-Rider Events is listed on the next page and are highlighted throughout this publication in bold red type.

Michigan Ride Calendar

LMB MEMBER EVENTS


The Michigan Ride Calendar continues to be LMBs signature publication and an essential resource for bicycle enthusiasts in Michigan and beyond. With support from the Michigan Department of Transportation and our advertisers, LMB annually publishes and distributes 45,000 Ride Calendars. The 2013 Ride Calendar lists 275 Michigan bicycling events. Ride Calendars are mailed to all LMB members each year. This publication is also available via MDOT Welcome Centers, Convention & Visitors Bureaus, bicycle clubs and shops, and at numerous bicycle-related events throughout the year.
Design & Layout: John Lindenmayer

LMB member clubs, shops and organizations host many fantastic bicycle events each year in Michigan. We strongly encourage you to support the groups that support us. Look for events throughout this publication with a blue LMB logo next to them. Non-member events appear in gray with smaller text size. Becoming a League member ensures that full-time bicycle-advocacy professionals are protecting your interests, keeping the roads open to bicyclists and working to educate the government and public about the benefits of cycling and the rights of bicyclists. Learn more about League membership on the inside back cover. Page 35 lists current LMB member clubs, shops, and organizations as of 1/10/13.

Ride Calendar Online


The online version of the Ride Calendar is updated regularly by event organizers. View updates at www.LMB.org/ridecal or scan this QR code using a barcode reader app on your smart phone.

Key
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(ALL PROCEEDS SUPPORT LMB PROGRAMS)

LMB EVENTS

(NAME IN RED)

$1-PER-RIDER EVENT

(DONATES $1-PER-RIDER TO LMB)

2014 Ride Calendar Submissions


Event Submissions: Rides and other bicycle-related events must be submitted to the LMB website by October 31st, 2013 to ensure that they will appear in the 2014 publication. Advertising: Reach 45,000 bicycle enthusiasts! To learn more about advertising opportunities in the 2014 Ride Calendar and other LMB publications; contact John Lindenmayer at 1-888-642-4537 or john@LMB.org.

(NAME BOLDED) LMB MEMBER EVENT NON LMB MEMBER EVENTS Events in Gray (HIGHLIGHTED IN SMALLER GRAY TEXT)
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DOE: SAG: (SUPPORT VEHICLES &/OR STAFFED REST STOPS) HELMETS: R = REQUIRED, NR = NOT REQUIRED, E = ENCOURAGED MAX: MAXIMUM # OF RIDERS PERMITTED
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RECURRING EVENT DAY OF EVENT REGISTRATION SUPPORT ASSISTANCE GROUP

2013 $1 PER RIDER EVENTS


LMB salutes this years $1-Per-Rider Events. $1 from every rider is donated to LMBs efforts to make Michigan a safe bicycling state. We encourage you to support our supporters by participating in the following rides, which are also listed in red throughout this publication.

$1

ULTIMATE CYCLE CHALLENGE HOLLAND WWW.ULTIMATECYCLECHALLENGE.COM (PG. 5) 4/28 DAWN FARM RIDE FOR RECOVERY YPSILANTI WWW.DAWNFARM.ORG (PG. 8) 4/28 TULIP TIME CRITERIUM HOLLAND WWW.TIDAL-NINE.COM (PG. 8) 5/5 METRO GRAND SPRING TOUR NEW BOSTON WWW.LMB.ORG/DCC/MGST (PG. 9) 5/17-19 THE SPRING FLING RETREAT SOUTH HAVEN WWW.BIKETOURVACATIONS.COM (PG. 9) 5/18-6/8 KBC BIKE CAMP 2013 PORTAGE WWW.KALAMAZOOBICYCLECLUB.ORG (PG. 9) 3/1-3/2 5/18
WWW.MHPVA.ORG (PG. 10)

6/18-19 MICHIGAN HUMAN POWERED VEHICLE RALLY CLARKSTON ASSOCIATED CHARITIES DONATE & CYCLE (ACDC) RIDE ADRIAN
WWW.VELOFOLK.WORDPRESS.COM (PG.10) 5/19 TRAIN~N~WHEELS SPRING DURAND WWW.NATIONALRAILROADMEMORIAL.COM (PG. 12) 6/1-2 THE KAL-HAVEN TRAIL TOUR KALAMAZOO WWW.BIKETOURVACATIONS.COM (PG. 12) 6/1 MDIS - RIDE FOR LITERACY EAST CHINA WWW.DYSLEXIA.NET (PG. 12)

6/7-10

NORTH WEST MICHIGAN TOUR

WWW.MICHIGANCYCLINGCHARTERS.COM/TOURS#NORTHWESTMICHIGANTOUR (PG.13) 6/15-16 THE WHITE PINE TRAIL TOUR GRAND RAPIDS WWW.BIKETOURVACATIONS.COM (PG. 13) 6/15 PUMPKINVINE BIKE RIDE GOSHEN WWW.PUMPKINVINE.ORG (PG. 14) 6/16-21 THE SUNRISE SHORE LIGHTHOUSE TOUR CHEBOYGAN WWW.BIKETOURVACATIONS.COM (PG. 15) 6/19-22 THUMBS UP LIGHTHOUSE BICYCLE TOUR LAKEPORT WWW.LMB.ORG (PG. 15)

7/20 HOLLAND 100 BICYCLE TOUR HOLLAND WWW.MACATAWACYCLINGCLUB.ORG/HOLLANDHUNDRED/TOUR-INFORMATION (PG. 19) 7/21 RIDE AROUND TORCH ELK RAPIDS WWW.RIDEAROUNDTORCH.ORG (PG. 23) 7/23 DAY & NIGHT FOR MILES BIRMINGHAM WWW.LEVINSTORY.COM (PG. 23) 7/27 CASS RIVER HABITATS RIDE FOR HOME TOUR VASSAR WWW.CASSRIVER.COM (PG. 24) 7/28 BLACK BEAR BICYCLE TOUR GRAYLING WWW.BLACKBEARBICYCLETOUR.COM (PG. 24) 7/28 U.S. COAST GUARD FESTIVAL BICYCLE TOUR GRAND HAVEN WWW.LOOSESPOKES.COM (PG. 24) 8/1-4 IRIDE ST. JOESPH WWW.INDEPENDENCERIDE.ORG (PG. 24) 8/3 TOUR DES LACS FENTON WWW.TDL4CHARITY.COM (PG. 24) 8/4-8 TOUR DA U.P. BARAGA WWW.TEACHINGFAMILYHOMES.ORG/TOURDAUP (PG. 25) 8/4-9 THE RIDE TO PICTURED ROCKS MANISTIQUE WWW.BIKETOURVACATIONS.COM (PG. 25) 8/10 ONE DAY RIDE ACROSS MICHIGAN MONTAGUE WWW.ODRAM.COM (PG. 26) 8/11-17 RIDE THE PORKIES WATERSMEET WWW.BIKETOURVACATIONS.COM (PG. 26) 8/11 KEVIN DEGEN BUM RIDE MILFORD WWW.KEVINDEGENFOUNDATION.ORG (PG. 26) 8/17 11 LEGGED LAKE TOUR ELK RAPIDS WWW.11LEGGEDLAKETOUR.WEEBLY.COM (PG. ) 8/17 HELP MAD BIKE RIDE LUDINGTON WWW.HELPMADRIDE.COM (PG. ) 8/17 EATON COUNTY WELCOME HOME BIKE TOUR CHARLOTTE WWW.POST42.ORG (PG. 26) 8/18 BIKE BENZIE TOUR THOMPSONVILLE WWW.BIKEBENZIE.ORG (PG. 27) 8/18 ASSENMACHER 100 SWARTZ CREEK WWW.ASSENMACHERS.COM (PG. 27) 8/23-25 WINE & CHEESE RETREAT SAUGATUCK WWW.BIKETOURVACATIONS.COM (PG. 27) 8/25 PEACH OF A RIDE MEMPHIS WWW.SLOWSPOKES.ORG (PG. 27) 8/25 BIRMINGHAM BIKE FESTIVAL BIRMINGHAM WWW.BIRMINGHAMBIKEFESTIVAL.COM (PG. 27) 8/31 LABOR DAY 30K FAT TIRE RIDE MILFORD WWW.LABORDAY30K.COM (PG. 28) 9/14-15 KAL-HAVEN TRAIL TOUR KALAMAZOO
WWW.BIKETOURVACATIONS.COM (PG. 28) 9/14 NORTH BANK BIKE TOUR FERRYSBURG WWW.NORTHBANKBIKETOUR.COM (PG. 28) 9/14 CELEBRATION OF CYCLING DEARBORN HEIGHTS WWW.BIKEPROGRAM.ORG (PG. 29) 9/15 RIDE FOR WARRIORS ALTO HTTPS://SITES.GOOGLE.COM/SITE/RIDEFORWARRIORS (PG. 29) 9/15 MICHIGAN PINK TOUR METAMORA WWW.MICHIGANPINKTOUR.ORG (PG. 29) 9/21 MAGICAL MYSTERY BICYCLE TOUR YPSILANTI WWW.MAGICALMYSTERYBIKETOUR.COM (PG. 30) 9/21 TRAIN~N~WHEELS FALL DURAND WWW.NATIONALRAILROADMEMORIAL.COM (PG. 30) 9/27-29 JACKSON FALL COLOR TOUR JACKSON WWW.BIKETOURVACATIONS.COM (PG. 31) 9/28 CLINTON RIVER TRAIL FALL CLASSIC AUBURN HILLS WWW.CLINTONRIVERTRAIL.ORG (PG. 31) 9/29 BIKE RIDE FOR THE RAILWAY ST. JOHNS WWW.CLINTONNORTHERNRAILWAY.ORG (PG. 31) 10/6 BLUE WATER RAMBLE ST. CLAIR WWW.LMB.ORG/CRR (PG. 33) 10/12 COLORBURST TOUR LOWELL WWW.RAPIDWHEELMEN.COM/COLORBURST.HTML (PG. 33)

6/21-25 MICHIGAN UPPER PENINSULA SIGHT SEEING ROAD RIDE LANSING, WWW.MICHIGANCYCLINGCHARTERS.COM/TOURS#MI-UP-SIGHTS (PG. 15) 6/22-28 PALM (PEDAL ACROSS LOWER MICHIGAN) NORTON SHORES
WWW.LMB.ORG/PALM (PG. 15) 6/22 PADDLE TO PEDAL BELDING WWW.RIVERVALLEYRAILTRAILS.ORG (PG. 15)

6/22

RIVER VALLEY MOUNTAIN BIKE CHALLENGE BELDING

WWW.RIVERVALLEYRAILTRAILS.ORG (PG. 15) 6/23 TOUR DI LAGO PORT AUSTIN WWW.PORTAUSTINKAYAK.COM (PG. 15)

6/23

MOST TOUR(MUSKEGON OCEANA SCENIC TOUR MONTAGUE

WWW.WMCOASTRIDERS.ORG (PG. 17) 6/29 BULLDOG BIKE TOUR BIG RAPIDS WWW.FERRISALUMNI.ORG (PG. 17) 6/29 MICKS RIDE JACKSON WWW.PANDTFITNESS.COM (PG. 17) 6/30-7/5 THE ADVENTURE UP TOUR ST. IGNACE WWW.BIKETOURVACATIONS.COM (PG. )

6/30 7/6 7/7

KALAMAZOO SCENIC BICYCLE TOUR (KALTOUR) KALAMAZOO ALGONAC LIONS PICKEREL TOURNAMENT BICYCLE TOUR

WWW.KALAMAZOOBICYCLECLUB.ORG (PG. 17)

CLAY TWP., WWW.ALGONACLIONS.ORG (PG. 17) COVERED BRIDGE BIKE TOUR LOWELL WWW.FALLASBURG.ORG (PG. 18) 7/13 ONE HELLUVA RIDE CHELSEA WWW.AABTS.ORG/OHR (PG. 18) 7/20 CHRISTIAN ADVENTURES RACE RODNEY WWW.CHRISTIANADVENTURES.ORG (PG. 19)

10/13

FALL COLOR TOUR GREATER ALGONAC CHAMBER

CLAY TWP

WWW.ALGONACCHAMBER.COM (PG. 33) 10/13 TOUR DE LIVINGSTON BRIGHTON WWW.TOURDELIVINGSTON.ORG (PG. 33)

Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and USA Cycling, the Michigan Bicycle Racing Association (MBRA) is the governing body that oversees the sanctioning of 35+ competitive and noncompetitive events throughout Michigan each year. Additionally, MBRA works to identify, develop, and support Michigan cyclists Schedule updates and more info at: through various initiatives and programs. www.mbra.org
DATE
MARCH 30 APRIL 6 7 13 13 14 14 20 21 27 27 29 MAY 4 5 8 *RE 17-19 25 26 JUNE 1 2 7 8 9 14 15

MBRA 2013 ROAD RACING SCHEDULE

C = criterium CR = circuit race RR = road race SR = stage race

TT = time trial V = velodrome (track) CX = cyclocross TOUR = tour (non-competitive)

Michigan Challenge
(A season long race series. Points are given to the top 15 placed riders in each category and at the end of the season the leader of the series is declared the winner.)

EVENT
FRCC Spring Fling # 1 FRCC Spring Fling # 2 AAVC STS #1 FRCC Spring Fling # 3 42-85 Spring Training Series Fisk Knob TT AAVC STS #2 42-85 Spring Training Series AAVC STS #3 Willow Time Trial 42-85 Spring Training Series AAVC STS #4 42-8 Spring Training Series Cone-Azalia FRCC "Wednesday Night Worlds" Summer Series: May: 8, 22, June: 5, 19, July: 3, 17, 31, August: 7 West Michigan Stage Race Das Tour de Frankenmuth Gran Fondo di Thumb West Branch Classic Road Race West Branch Classic Criterium Le Tour de Mont Pleasant Le Tour de Mont Pleasant Le Tour de Mont Pleasant Cherry Roubaix Cherry Roubaix - State Criterium Championship (Masters, Women & Juniors) Cherry Roubaix Festival of the Sun Meijer State Games - State Time Trial Championship Zeeland Criterium Herman Brickyard Classic Woodward Avenue Grand Rondo Road Race

TYPE CITY
CR CR C CR C TT C C C TT C C C RR CR SR RR TOUR RR C TT C RR TT C RR C TT C C RR C RR C TT C C C C Waterford Waterford Ann Arbor Waterford Grn Grand Rapids Ann Arbor Grand Rapids Ann Arbor New Boston Grand Rapids Ann Arbor Grand Rapids Milan Waterford Grand Rapids Frankenmuth Frankenmuth West Branch West Branch Mt Pleasant Mt Pleasant Mt Pleasant Traverse City Traverse City Traverse City Lansing Grand Rapids Zeeland Grand Rapids Detroit Kalamazoo Lawton Milford Dearborn East Grand Rapids Sylvania, OH Birmingham Auburn Hills

PROMOTER/CLUB
Flying Rhino Cycling Club Flying Rhino Cycling Club AAVC Juniors Team Flying Rhino Cycling Club 42-85 River City Velo Club AAVC Juniors Team 42-85 AAVC Juniors Team Frederic James LLC 42-85 AAVC Juniors Team 42-85 Ann Arbor Velo Club Flying Rhino Cycling Club 42-85 Revolution Racing Revolution Racing Michigan Youth Cycling Michigan Youth Cycling Mt Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce Mt Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce Mt Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce Haggerty Racing Haggerty Racing Haggerty Racing CFT Cycling Team 42-85 42-85 Arlington Sports IVBP Kalamazoo Bike Club Midwest Charity Racing Sarah Dolan Cycling Saddlemen Leadout Racing Maumee Valley Wheelmen Wolverine Sports Club Cadieux / Team O2

WEBSITE
www.flyingrhinocc.com www.flyingrhinocc.com www.aavc.org www.flyingrhinocc.com www.42-85.com www.fusioncycling.org www.aavc.org www.42-85.com www.aavc.org www.fredericjames.com/events www.42-85.com www.aavc.org www.42-85.com www.aavc.org www.flyingrhinocc.com www.wmsr.co www.tourdefrankenmuth.com www.tourdefrankenmuth.com www.westbranchclassic.org www.westbranchclassic.org www.tourdemontpleasant.com www.tourdemontpleasant.com www.tourdemontpleasant.com www.cherry-roubaix.com www.cherry-roubaix.com www.cherry-roubaix.com www.festsuncriterium.com www.stategamesofmichigan.com www.zeelandcriterium.com www.grcyclingclassic.com www.velodromeatbloomerpark.com www.kalamazoobikeclub.org www.midwestcharityracing.com www.milfordcrit.org www.hinesparktt.com www.ridewestmichigan.com www.maumeevalleywheelmen.com www.birminghambikefestival.com www.riders4research.com

16 22 23 28 29 30 JULY 13 Miller Energy Criterium 14 Maple Hills Race for Wishes - Road Race State Championship 28 Milford Criterium AUGUST 4 Hines Park TT 18 Delta Subaru Gaslight 24 Sylvania Cycling Classic Birmingham Bike Festival - State Criterium Championship 25 (Men Elite Categories) SEPTEMBER 2 Debaets-Devos Pro-Am Memorial Bicycle Race

Michigan Scholastic Cycling Association

See website for 2013 schedule:

MISCABIKE.ORG

Provide support to schools and organizations wishing to establish scholastic cycling clubs and teams. Develop and maintain an interscholastic competition series to promote the sport of cycling and allow kids to build fitness and compete in a healthy, outdoor environment. Provide college scholarships to qualifying students participating in interscholastic cycling competition. Promote the value of cycling to our youth and community as a mode of transportation and as a lifelong sport.
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LMB ANNUAL AWARDS


Annually, LMB recognizes bicyclists across the state who embody the mission of our organization and our work to promote and advance Michigan bicycling. See past award recipients and nominate worthy candidates in 2013 at: www.LMB.org/awards

KNOW THE LAW!


MICHIGAN BICYCLE LAWS
excerpts from the Michigan Vehicle Code

Sec. 257.257 - Each person riding a bicycle upon a roadway has all of the rights and is subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle This includes speed limits, stop signs and stop lights. Sec. 257.660a - A person operating a bicycle upon a highway or street at less than the existing speed of traffic shall ride as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway except as follows: (a) When overtaking and passing another bicycle or any other vehicle proceeding in the same direction. (b) When preparing to turn left. (c) When conditions make the right-hand edge of the roadway unsafe or reasonably unusable by bicycles, including, but not limited to, surface hazards, an uneven roadway surface, drain openings, debris, parked or moving vehicles or bicycles, pedestrians, animals, or other obstacles, or if the lane is too narrow to permit a vehicle to safely overtake and pass a bicycle. (d) When operating a bicycle in a lane in which the traffic is turning right but the individual intends to go straight through the intersection. (e) When operating a bicycle upon a 1-way highway or street that has 2 or more marked traffic lanes, in which case the individual may ride as near the left-hand curb or edge of that roadway as practicable. Sec 257.648 - Signals for stopping or turning (1) The driver of a ... bicycle ... shall give a signal as required by this section. (3) When a signal is given by means of the hand and arm (a) Left turn - hand and arm extended horizontally. (b) Right turn - hand and arm extended upward. (c) Stop or decrease speed - hand and arm extended downward. Sec. 257.662 - Bicycle Equipment (1) A bicycle being operated on a roadway between 1/2 hour after sunset and 1/2 hour before sunrise shall be equipped with a lamp on the front which shall emit a white light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet to the front and with a red reflector on the rear which shall be visible from all distances from 100 feet to 600 feet to the rear when directly in front of lawful lower beams of head lamps on a motor vehicle. A lamp emitting a red light visible from a distance of 500 feet to the rear may be used in addition to the red reflector. Sec. 257.636 - Safe Passing Distance; violation as civil infraction (1)(a) The driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle proceeding in the same direction shall pass at a safe distance to the left of that vehicle, and when safely clear of the overtaken vehicle shall take up a position as near the right-hand edge of the main traveled portion of the highway as is practicable.

Congratulations to our 2012 Award Winners


BICYCLE ADVOCATE AWARD MICHAEL UNSWORTH (Lansing) BICYCLE EDUCATOR AWARD KATHY VONK (Ann Arbor) LMB VOLUNTEER AWARD ANNE BALENGER (Alpena) COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR BICYCLING GREATER GRAND RAPIDS BICYCLING COALITION DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO LMB AWARD BILL DUEMLING (Clinton Township) RALPH FINNEREN ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD STEVE KINLEY, Inaugural Winner (Lake Orion) BOB GIBBS PASSION FOR PEDALING AWARD BOB GIBBS, Inaugural Winner (Okemos)

Members of the Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition at the State Capitol during the Lucinda Means Bicycle Advocacy Day accepting the 2012 Community Support for Bicycling Award from LMB Executive Director, Rich Moeller.

Sec. 257.660b - Individuals operating bicycles upon a highway or street shall not ride more than 2 abreast except upon a path or portion of the highway or street set aside for the use of bicycles.

For more information visit: www.LMB.org

COME RIDE
WITH US
2013 RIDE EVENTS

June 23

Paws Ride
August 17

Pedal For

28411 Schoenherr Warren, MI 48088

586.756.5400

Breast Cancer Ride

October 12

For more events, visit macombbike.com

March
3/1 - 3/2 Friday - Saturday Start: Holland - Ridge Point Community Church, 340 104th St. Distance: See Description Fee: $35 Adult/$15 Student, DOE The UCC is a non-competitve, indoor cycling fundraiser in which teams of participants keep stationary bikes in constant motion for 12 or 24 hours while enjoying live entertainment, health information and cancer awareness. 8th Annual. Tags: Other Max: NA Helmets: NR Ultimate Cycle Challenge | Tony Charameda (616) 494-9568 | tony@ultimatecyclechallenge.com www.ultimatecyclechallenge.com 3/16 Saturday

April
4/6 Saturday

4/20 - 10/6 Saturday/Sunday Dates

ULTIMATE CYCLE CHALLENGE

FRCC SPRING FLING #2

*(RE, see 3/30)

4/7 - 10/27 Saturdays *RE

Beat the Train in Detroit

Start: Detroit - Historic Fort Wayne, 6325 W. Jefferson Distance: 30+ M through urban Detroit Fee: Ride and park free. Buy a t-shirt, DOE 30+ miles at a brisk 15-18 mph pace. Please do not make this your first ride of the year. 9th Season. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Beatthetrain LLC | Andrew Staub (313) 729-6286 | Beatthetrain@gmail.com www.Beatthetrain.com

Start: Detroit - Traffic Jam & Snug Restaurant & Brewery, 511 W. Canfield St. Distance: 8-15 M Fee: $29.99, DOE We offer Guided Bike Tours from April to October with a Detroit history theme! We offer Brewery, Prohibition and Music/ Theater History tours. Tags: Road Tour Max: 20 Helmets: E Motor City Brew Tours | Steve Johnson (248) 850-2563 | info@motorcitybrewtours.com www.MotorCityBrewTours.com

MOTOR CITY BIKE & BREW TOURS

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Ann Arbor Spring Training Series, Race #3


4/20 Saturday

4/21 Sunday *(RE, see 4/7)

Detroit Bike City


Start: Detroit - Cobo Hall Distance: NA Fee: $10, kids 12 and under Free Detroits Annual Bicycle Show and Swap Meet. Detroit Bike City is the premier bicycle event of the year. Started in 2012, Detroit Bike City took hold of the cycling community with a bike show on a scale that Detroit had not yet seen, and it was met with great appreciation. Event returns to Cobo Center to fill an even bigger space Wayne Hall. With 100,000 ft of floor space, Wayne Hall is going to be filled with bikes, lots and lots of bikes. With vendors from all over the Midwest and beyond offering new, used, custom, road, mountain, BMX and more. All things two wheeled will be covered. 2nd Annual. Tags: Other Max: NA Helmets: NA Detroit Bike City | Jason Hall & Mike MacKool info@detroitbikecity.org www.detroitbikecity.org

4/7 Sunday *RE

Ann Arbor Spring Training Series, Race #1


Start: Ann Arbor - Runway Plaza Industrial Park, Concourse Dr. and Runway Blvd. Distance: 15-75 minutes (category dependent) Fee: $3 Juniors/$15-20 other groups, DOE An early season criterium race series designed to be fun, low key, and a great chance for new and experienced racers to learn and get back in the swing of racing. 29th Annual. Tags: MBRA Race Criterium Max: NA Helmets: R Ann Arbor Velo Club | Lucas Wall (734) 985-0602 | aasts-lmb13-web1.ljw2@0sg.net www.aasts.blogspot.com

Start: Kalamazoo - Kalamazoo River Valley Trail, Kal-Haven Trail Distance: 5, 10, 20 M Fee: $25 Ind/$40 Fam after 3/1 $30/$45, DOE Bicycling Fundraiser Event to bring awareness about addiction and its impact on our community. Tags: Trail Tour Max: NA Helmets: R GFM the Synergy Center | Kristina Borgais (269) 323-1954 | kristinab@gfmsc.org www.gfmsc.org 4/27 Saturday

BREAKING THE CYCLE OF ADDICTION

4/13 Saturday

FRCC SPRING FLING #3

*(RE, see 3/30)

3/30 Saturday

Start: Clarkston - Waterford, 4770 Waterford Rd. Distance: NA Fee: NA, DOE The spring fling race series is a great way to start off your racing season and see what racing is all about. FRCC Sping Fling #2 & #3: 4/16 & 4/13. Tags: MBRA Race Circuit Race Max: NA Helmets: R Flying Rhinos | Pete Newberry frccback40@yahoo.com www.flyingrhinocc.com

FRCC SPRING FLING #1

*RE

4/14 Sunday *(RE, see 4/7) 4/14 Sunday

Ann Arbor Spring Training Series, Race #2 Fisk Knob Time Trial
Start: Cedar Springs - Fisk Knob County Park, 17533 Algoma Ave. Distance: 17.3 M Fee: $22 Ind, DOE Fisk Knob County Park and the rolling hills of northern Kent County set the scene for one of Michigans classic spring races, the Fisk Knob Time Trial. 33rd Annual Tags: Road Competitive Max: 180 Helmets: R Fusion Cycling Team | Terry Bochenek (616) 516-6135 | bochenek@sbcglobal.net www.fusioncycling.org

Start: Romulus - Willow Metropark Distance: 13.2 M Fee: $29 Ind/$10 Juniors/$39 Tandems The Willow Time Trial is a USA Cycling sanctioned Time Trial using electronic timing. It is held on a flat low traffic 6 lap course for a total of 13.2 miles. It is the 1st event in the Michigan Challenge Race Series. 10th Annual. Tags: MBRA Race Time Trial Max: 250 Helmets: R Frederic James LLC / Wolverine Sports Club | Fred Nemenski (248) 812-9536 | fredericjames@live.com www.fredericjames.com/events

WILLOW TIME TRIAL

2013 Michigan Ride of Silence Locations


Adrian
Start: Behind downtown City Library, 143 E. Maumee Contact: Scott Elliott selliott@adrian.edu

Jackson (Cascades Cycling Club)

Start: Behind Ella Sharp Museum parking lot Contact: Dave Spencer spencerd_co_washtenaw@hotmail.com

Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti (AABTS & Bike Ypsi)

Start: Recreation Park Ypsilanti, Congress & Oakwood Contact: Jim Lee leej_48103@yahoo.com | 734-604-0696

Kalamazoo (Johnson Cycle Works)

Start: Johnson Cycle Works, 5309 Gull Rd. Contact: Jennifer and Steve Johnson jen.johnson@wmich.edu or steve@johnsoncycleworks.com

Battle Creek (Battle Creek Bicycle Club)

Lansing

May 15, 2013, 7pm


The Ride of Silence exists:
To HONOR those who have been To RAISE AWARENESS that we are here To ask that we all SHARE THE ROAD
injured or killed

Start: Getaway Sports, 636 Capital Ave. Contact: Chad Curtis getawaysports@yahoo.com | 269-979-1996

Start: MSU Bikes Service Center, Bessey Hall Auditorium Contact: Tim Potter flyingdutchman63@gmail.com | 517-432-3414 Start: Crampton Park Contact: Rebecca Forfar iron.faith@yahoo.com Start: Marina Park band-shell Contact: Ralph Muccilli nofish620@new.rr.com

Bay City (Tri-City Cyclists)

Lapeer

Start: Bay County Health Dept., across from Empire Theater Contact: John Geminder, Bicycle Headquarters Inc. jgeminder@aol.com | 989-496-2810

Boyne City (North Country Bicycle Club)


Start: Veterans Park Contact: Mike Sheean m_sheean@yahoo.com | 231-582-4030

Menominee (Cycle Path Bike Shop Spokes & Folks)

On May 15, 2013, at 7 pm, the Ride of Silence will begin in North America and roll across the globe. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor friends and family who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isnt aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves. The first Ride of Silence was organized in Dallas in 2003, when a nationally ranked endurance cyclist was struck and killed by a passing bus. It has grown from that single Ride to over 320 locations worldwide, taking place in 30 cities in MI, in all 50 states, in 24 countries, across seven continents! The Ride of Silence is a free ride that asks cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph and remain silent during the ride. Rides are typically 8 to 12 miles long. The ride, which is held during Bike Month and week, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The ride is also a chance to show respect for our brothers and sisters who have been killed or injured. Helmets are mandatory. Lights are suggested. Please arrive by 6:30 pm in all locations. Rides depart at 7 pm. Check the Ride of Silence website for additional details this spring. Mark Hagar, Ride of Silence Vice President, MI Director Mark.Hagar@rideofsilence.org | 616-835-7056

Cadillac

Start: City Pavillion (bike around Lake Cadillac) Contact: Kamie Wade upnorthtriathlete@gmail.com

Muskegon

Start: Heritage Landing Contact: Mark Dixon markdixon@clearchannel.com | 231-220-5287

Detroit (Wheelhouse Detroit)

Owosso

Start: Belle Isle, fountain area Contact: Steve Roach Roach@MillerCanfield.com | 313-496 7933

Start: House of Wheels, 814 W. Main St. Contact: Linda Schneider lindalou1982@yahoo.com

Flint (Friends of the Flint River Trail)

Port Huron

Start: Flint Farmers Market (9-10 miles) Contact: Jack Minore jacksonmin@aol.com 810-252-5258

Start: Lakeside Beach, Gratiot & Holland Ave. Contact: Jenine Ulrich jenineu@msn.com

Grand Rapids (Rapid Wheelmen Bicycle Club)


Start: Riverside Park, Monroe Ave. (2nd park entrance, heading north) Contact: Mark Hagar Mark.Hagar@rideofsilence.org | 616-835-7056

Royal Oak (Wolverine Sports Club)

Start: TBD, Contact Organizer or RofS website Contact: Colleen Brown rideofsilence4oaklandco@gmail.com | 248-417-6235 Start: Central Park, parking lot behind Ace Hardware Contact: Mark Stoll mestoll@sbcglobal.net | 616-402-1359

Spring Lake (West MI Coast Riders)

Start: YMCA Health Club, Lake MI Dr. Contact: Teila Bauer (contact for availability for non-club members) csimmons@grwmca.org

Grand Rapids - Spin for Silence (YMCA)

Traverse City (TART Trails & Cherry Capital Cycling Club)


Start: Old railroad depot near Woodmere Ave & 8th St. Contact: Kimberly Dittmar president@cherrycapitalcyclingclub.org

Grayling/Roscommon

Start: TBD Contact Organizer or RofS website Contact: Samara Sabin ssabin08@gmail.com | 989-390-9759

Westland/Dearborn/Livonia
(Friends of the I-275 Metro Trail)

Grosse Pointe (Wolverine Sports Club)

Start: American Cycle & Fitness, Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Woods Contact: Russ St. John surfkumu@sbcglobal.net

Start: The Pavilion on South Side of Hines Dr. Contact: Dave Duffield capops2@ameritech.net

Harbor Springs

Ypsilanti (Bike Ypsi)

Learn more & view updated Michigan locations at:

Start: Harbormaster Office parking lot, 250 E. Bay St. Contact: Christopher Benson cjbenson516@gmail.com

Start: Recreation Park, Congress & Elm Contact: Robert Krzewinski wolverbob@yahoo.com

rideofsilence.org
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Holland (Cross Country Cycle)

Start: Holland Civic Center, W 8th St. Contact: Laura Harris info@crosscountrycycle.com | 616-396-7491

Smart Commute 2013


Ann Arbor May 1 31
In May, the getDowntown Program, in partnership with the University of Michigan, the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority and the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority, hosts the Commuter Challenge-a month long competition that encourages Ann Arbor commuters to walk, bus, bike, etc. to work. During the Challenge individuals and organizations can win prizes, check out stats, and have a great time! In addition to the Commuter Challenge, the getDowntown Program hosts other fun events during the month of May, including Bike to Work Day. getDowntown Program Nancy Shore (734) 214-0100 | nancy@annarborchamber.org | www.getdowntown.org

Flint Team Challenge (June), Individual (Year-Round)

Bike Month: May Bike-to-School Day: May 8 Bike-to-Work Week: May 13-17 Bike-to-Work Day: May 17
Americans have been commemorating National Bike Month in May for 57 years, thanks to advocacy groups like the League of American Bicyclists and the League of Michigan Bicyclists. Timed to coincide with the arrival of warmer weather, the event has inspired countless bike rides, safety inspections, commuter challenges, ribbon-cuttings, share the road promotions, and other varied celebrations of bicycling in communities across the nation.
For bike-to-work resources visit: w ww.bikeleague.org/programs/bikemonth For tips and resources on Smart Commuting visit: www.MIsmartcommute.org

Join the Safe and Active Genesee for Everyone (SAGE) collaborative in celebration of National Bike Month by registering for the Team Challenge (June 1 30). Instead of driving, try people powered transportation and join the Bike It, Walk It, Bus It Team Challenge with a group of friends, relatives or coworkers. No team? No problem. Register as an individual and participate year-round. All participants can log onto www.bikewalkbus.org to record the trips made using active transportation for a chance to win prizes such as athletic wear, bike gear, gift certificates or lunch for your team. Safe and Active Genesee for Everyone (SAGE) Theresa Roach (810) 235-7894 troach@crim.org | www.bikewalkbus.org

Holland - Zeeland May 13 18

Green Commute Week will be launched with a leadership ride in the Holland-Zeeland area. Join community leaders on this scenic bike ride (Monday, May 13, 8:30 9:30 a.m.) or participate in the Commute Challenge among local employers competing to promote biking to work walking, carpooling, or taking public transit. Sign up to be eligible for discounts on coffee, meals, and merchandise during Green Commute Week. Organized by the Macatawa Area Coordinating Council (MACC), Macatawa Area Express Transportation Authority (MAX), and representatives from local businesses, health care professionals, and bike shops. Information available on Facebook Green Commute Week, Holland, MI. Green Commute Program Elisa Hoekwater (616) 395-2688, ext. 103 | ehoekwater@the-macc.org | www.the-macc.org

Jackson May 17

Join us in celebrating the joys of walking, biking, and riding the bus, and being more active during your work day. The Smart Commute kicks off on May 17 with a Leader Ride and Smart Commute Morning Meet-ups. The Smart Commute continues through the summer with events like the Paddle to Work, The Falling Waters Trail Group Commute, and the High Heel Bike Ride on Smart Commute Days, the third Friday of June, July, and August. Local businesses compete throughout the summer to get their work force commuting smarter by joining the Corporate Commuter Challenge. Fitness Council of Jackson Scott TenBrink (517) 990-9798 | scott@fitnesscouncil.org | www.fitnesscouncil.org

Kalamazoo Bike Week May 13-19

Kalamazoo celebrates cycling in all its forms during Kalamazoo Bike Week 2013 (May 12 17). Join cyclists of all levels as we bring out the bikes to promote cycling wellness, safety and advocacy through trails rides, road rides, a cyclist/ motorist forum, a progressive dinner and a bike-to-work day along with many other fun events. Kalamazoo Bike Week David Warwick (269-342-1100) | www.kalamazoobikeweek.com

Lansing June 9 22

Mid-MEACs Smart Commute helps people in the Capital Area walk, bike, paddle, ride the bus, ride share and telecommute. Communities, groups and neighborhoods can compete in our Smart Commute Challenge starting June 9, 2013. Kickoff event at Mid-MEACs Land Use Lunch on June 7, 2013. Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council (Mid-MEAC) Julie Powers (517) 292-3078 | midmeac@gmail.com | www.midmeac.org/smartcommute.html

Manistee May 18 24

Healthy Active Manistee (HAM it up!) is a program that encourages active, healthy living by offering mostly free events that showcase non motorized and sport amenities and creates a community environment to inspire healthy choices and friendships in the Manistee area. Several of the events are universally accessible for people of all abilities. Manistee Nonmotorized Transportation Committee Christa Johnson christajohnsondc@gmail.com

Traverse City June 1 8

Smart Commute TC program encourages walking, bicycling, carpooling, public transit and any other form of transportation that does not utilize a single occupied vehicle. Traverse City and neighboring communities in northwest lower Michigan celebrate our regions year-round Smart Commute-minded culture with a week long event the first full week of June (1st-8th 2013) Smart Commute Week showcases, promotes and encourages all transportation alternatives in the Grand Traverse region. Smart Commute Week events include daily complementary commuter breakfasts, a Smart Commute Challenge featuring custom bike-art prizes, Recycle-A-Bicycle Bike Swap, elementary walking school buses & bike trains, and much more! TART Trails, Inc. Lee Maynard lee@traversetrails.org | www.smartcommutetc.org
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1340 E. Atwater St Detroit, MI 48207

313-656-BIKE (2453) info@wheelhousedetroit.com Wheelhouse Detroit Bike Shop @wheelhouse_det www.wheelhousedetroit.com

4/27 Saturday

Start: Rochester Hills - Clubhouse BFD, 2265 Crooks Rd. Distance: 26 M Fee: See website for pricing, DOE Motor City Brew Tours & Clubhouse BFD Present: New Belgium Charity Bike Ride to benefit local rail trails in Oakland County. Tags: Trail Tour Max: NA Helmets: E Motor City Brew Tours | Steve Johnson (248) 850-2563 | info@motorcitybrewtours.com www.MotorCityBrewTours.com 4/28 Sunday

MOTOR CITY BREW TOURS PRESENTS NEW BELGIUM CHARITY BIKE RIDE

4/28 Sunday *(RE, see 4/7) 4/28 Sunday

Ann Arbor Spring Training Series, Race #4 Ann Arbor Classic Bicycle Show and Swap Meet
Start: Ann Arbor - Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor/Saline Rd. Distance: NA Fee: $4 admission, Kids under 10 Free 33rd Anniversary of the biggest, oldest, and the best antique and classic bicycle show in the nation featuring 250 dealers from almost every state in the country. Four new classic bikes given away free. Great family event. Rain or shine. 8am-3pm. Tags: Other Max: NA Paul and Anne Kleppert (248) 642-6639 | bikeshow@aol.com www.ann-arbor-bicycleshow.com

5/1 - 5/31 (BIKE MONTH) FILL UP THE BANK!

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Start: Ypsilanti - Dawn Farm, 6633 Stoney Creek Rd. Distance: 25, 40 M, 10, 100 K Fee: $25 Ind, after 4/1 $30, DOE The Ride for Recovery is a fundraising bike ride and run which benefits Dawn Farm. Dawn Farm is a long term treatment center. The goal of Dawn Farm is to assist addicts and alcoholics in achieving long term recovery. 4th Annual. Tags: Road Tour, Other Max: NA Helmets: R Dawn Farm | Megan Rodgers (734) 485-8725 | mrodgers@dawnfarm.org www.dawnfarm.org 4/28 Sunday

DAWN FARM RIDE FOR RECOVERY

4/28 Sunday

Start: Holland - Downtown Distance: .09 M Fee: $30 Pre-reg/$40 Day Wake up and smell the tulips! Check your race readiness at this early season criterium - a revival of the popular old Holland Criterium course, this scenic course promises to be flat and fast, while offering plenty of spectator amenities. 1st Annual. Tags: MBRA Race Criterium Max: 250 Helmets: R Tulip Time Committee | Melissa Werkman (616) 915-0832 | mwerkman@tidal-nine.com www.tidal-nine.com

TULIP TIME CRITERIUM

Start: Waterford - Pontiac Lake Recreation Area, 7800 Gale Rd. Distance: 10 M loop Fee: $35 Elite/$30 Expert, Sport, Beginner/$10 U14, DOE The race course is an approximate 10 mile loop with a great combination of single & double track trails, fast flats, challenging climbs and technical sections. If you have enjoyed Pontiac Lake Trail in the past, you will surely enjoy it again! Tags: Mtn. Bike XC, Mtn. Bike Race, Mtn. Bike Kids Max: NA Helmets: NA Tailwind Racing | Rebecca Wissman (248) 980-9984 | rebecca.wissman@tailwind-racing.com www.tailwind-racing.com

Pontiac Lake Classic

Planning on riding your bike to work during Bike Month? Maybe even as a part of the National Bike Challenge (endomondo.com/campaign/national)? LMB is asking for your help to fill up the bank to support our bicycle advocacy, education, and promotion efforts in Michigan! For every gallon of gas saved by riding your bike to work (Endomondos free smartphone app/ website will calculate this for you), multiply gallons by the price of gas, then donate that amount to LMB to help support Michigan bicycling. Riding just once and donating those few dollars will help make a huge difference. Watch LMB.org for more info or contact jenny@LMB.org to pledge today! League of Michigan Bicyclists | Jenny Jensen (888) 642-4537 | jenny@LMB.org www.LMB.org/donate

Hare Racer Mountain Bike Race


Start: Adrian - Heritage Park, 3221 N. Adrian Hwy. Distance: 11 M Fee: $20, after 4/24 $25, DOE Grassroots ride in beautiful Heritage Park. The 11 mile, mostly single track course is very challenging with climbs, switchbacks and more. Age specific youth rides will follow the main event. 17th Annual. Tags: Mtn. Biking Tour, Mtn. Bike Race, Mtn. Bike Kids Max: NA Helmets: R City of Adrian, Parks & Recreation | Brent Kubalek (517) 264-4896 | bkubalek@adrianmi.gov

5/4 Saturday

May
Recurring Events for May:
Saturdays (see 4/7) Saturdays and/or Sundays (see 4/20)

5/4 Saturday

Mud Sweat & Beers Mountain Bike Race


Start: Traverse City - Mt. Holiday, 3100 Holiday Rd. Distance: 12, 22 M Fee: $55 MSB is dedicated to providing the best spring race in the Midwest by bringing together rockin terrain, races for all rider levels plus a great post party. Plus, we do it all for a worthy cause. Join us May 4th in beautiful Traverse City. 4th Annual. Tags: Mtn. Bike XC Max: 850 Helmets: R Mt. Holiday | James Kalajian (231) 409-0061 | james.kalajian@gmail.com www.mudsweatandbeers.com

Motor City Bike & Brew Tours Beat the Train in Detroit

5/15 Wednesday See page 6

RIDE OF SILENCE

5/17 - 5/19 Friday - Sunday

5/5 Sunday

5/8 Wednesday

Start: New Boston - Willow Metropark Distance: 16, 25, 45, 62 M Fee: $18 Ind/$48 Fam, after 4/23 $25/$60, DOE Join the DCC for 30th Annual Metro Grand Spring Tour on routes along the Huron River, through beautiful County Parks and scenic country roads. A great pancake breakfast is included to all who sign up. This is the ride that starts the riding season. 30th Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Downriver Cycling Club | Patrick Manick (734) 771-6541 | dcc.mgst@yahoo.com www.LMB.org/dcc/mgst 5/5 Sunday

METRO GRAND SPRING TOUR

The first-ever National Bike to School Day took place on May 9, 2012, in coordination with National Bike Month. Almost 1,000 local events in 49 states and the District of Columbia joined together to encourage children to safely bicycle or walk to school. The event builds on the popularity of Walk to School Day, National Bike to School Day provides an opportunity for schools across the country to join together to celebrate and to build off of the energy of National Bike Month. saferoutesmichigan.org/register-for-bike-to-school-day 5/11 Saturday

BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY

Start: South Haven Distance: Up to 100 M Fee: See website Ride with us in beautiful west Michigan on quiet country roads. Youll enjoy fine dining, a comfortable room at the inn, and special tours at a winery and at a farm with an artisan cheesemaker. Visit our website for full details! Tags: Road Tour Max: 40 Helmets: R Bike Tour Vacations | Jim Plaunt (248) 345-6929 | jim@biketourvacations.com www.biketourvacations.com 5/17 Friday

THE SPRING FLING RETREAT

BIKE TO WORK DAY See page 7


5/18 - 5/19 Saturday - Sunday

Start: Ypsilanti - Recreation Park, 1015 N. Congress St. Distance: 2, 15, 33 M Fee: Free, DOE Its that time of year- the BY Spring Ride and Festival! FREE guided routes, food, games, tune-ups, and more. Ride lengths for beginning and experienced cyclists. Come one, come all, lets get you riding! 6th Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: E Bike Ypsi | Kristen Cuhran (734) 330-0550 | bikeypsi@gmail.com www.bikeypsi.org 5/5 Sunday

BIKE YPSI SPRING RIDE AND FESTIVAL

Start: Kalamazoo and South Haven Distance: 25, 35, 45, 70, 100 M Fee: $20 Ind/$35 Fam, after 5/3 $25/$45, DOE Enjoy one of the first rides of spring and the first Michigander Challenge Ride on the KalHaven Trail. Fun for all. Warm lunch in Bloomindale Shuttle available from Kalamzoo and South Haven. Tags: Trail Tour Max: NA Helmets: E Friends of KalHaven & Kalamazoo River Valley Trails | Toni Thompson (269) 373-5071 | trailblazer.2013@yahoo.com www.kalcounty.com/parks/krvt 5/12 Sunday

TRAILBLAZER 2013

The Cone Azalia Classic Road Race


Start: Milan - Milan High School, 200 Big Red Dr. Distance: 10.1, 20.2, 30.3, 40.4, 50.5, 70.7 M Fee: $40 Senior/$10 Junior, DOE Southeastern Michigans Original Dirt Road Race has been called The Paris-Roubaix of the Midwest.The course consists of a 10.1 mile circuit which includes approximately 4 miles of dirt/gravel roads. Tags: Road Competitive Max: NA Helmets: R The Ann Arbor Velo Club | David Palan (734) 663-2067 | coneazalia@gmail.com coneazalia.blogspot.com

Start: Clarkston - American Legion Post 63, 8047 Ortonville Rd. Distance: 10, 16, 24, 48 M Fee: $20 Adults/$10 Seniors & Juniors, DOE A Mothers Day back road tour over the picturesque rolling hills north of Clarkston. Fat tire or cyclo-cross bikes are recommended for this scenic ride on gravel roads. Tags: Mtn. Biking Tour Max: 750 Helmets: R Flying Rhino Cycling Club | Mary Mickalich (248) 625-7000 | frcctourleader@gmail.com www.flyingrhinocc.com 5/13 - 5/17 See page 7

SPRING BACK 40 CHALLENGE

Start: Three Rivers (new location!) Distance: Variable (26-56 miles per day) Fee: See website Saturday morning, bicycle through the Amish Country in St. Joseph County and have lunch at a historic Covered Bridge Park. In the afternoon canoe/kayak down the Rocky River. On Sunday ride through the scenic lake area west of Three Rivers. River Country, is the name given the scenic farmland, meandering roads and rivers of the area. Dotted with historic towns, Native American names, and Amish farms, River Country has more navigable waterways than any other county in Michigan. Max: 100 Helmets: R League of Michigan Bicyclists | Rich Moeller (888) 642-4537 | rich@LMB.org www.LMB.org/pedalandpaddle

PEDAL AND PADDLE BICYCLE TOUR

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5/18 - 6/8 Saturday

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BIKE TO WORK WEEK

Start: Portage - YMCA, 2900 W Centre Ave. Distance: 5, 10, 15 M Fee: See website Camp runs Saturdays starting May 18th. Learn how to ride a bike properly, efficiently and safely on public roads. Topics include bike fit, rules of the road, maintenance, riding proficiently and fitness goals. Camp orientation Tuesday, May 14. 8th Annual. Tags: Other Max: 60 Helmets: R Kalamazoo Bicycle Club | Renee Mitchell (269) 329-7061 | bikecamp@kalamazoobicycleclub.org www.kalamazoobicycleclub.org
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KBC BIKE CAMP 2013

5/18 Saturday

Start: Adrian - Trestle Park Distance: 7, 14, 31, 62 M Fee: $25 Ind (16 & over)/$60 Fam, DOE A local ride supporting a local charity serving local needs. Come join the fun! Post-ride activities include t-shirts, give-a-ways, free lunch, and music in the park! 5th Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Associated Charities of Lenawee County | Scott Elliott (517) 315-9126 | selliott@adrian.edu www.velofolk.wordpress.com 5/18 - 5/19 Saturday - Sunday

ASSOCIATED CHARITIES DONATE AND CYCLE (ACDC) RIDE

5/18 Saturday

Start: Kinross - Great Lakes Electric Parking Lot, Kinross Lake Rd. Distance: 12.7 M Fee: $15 to ride/$20 with T-Shirt, DOE This is a Time Trial event to raise money for the Livestrong Foundation. It takes place in the Beautiful Eastern Upper Penisula. We ride in honor Philo TAG Budlong who was a P.O.W. and Avid cyclist who lost his battle with cancer. 5th May Event. Tags: Other Max: 150 Helmets: R Pro Sports (906) 632-8161 | sooprosports@hotmail.com 5/18 Saturday

TAG TIME TRIAL

5/18 Saturday

Start: Harbor Springs - Boyne Highlands Ski and Golf Resort, 600 Highlands Dr. Distance: 51 M Fee: $60, after 5/4 $75, DOE This is not a race! The Zoo-De-Mack is a scenic 51 mile bicycle ride and a weekend of huge parties in one of the most beautiful areas of Michigan. More than 4,000 outdoor enthusiasts gather each year to take part in this fun filled weekend. 24th Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: 5000 Helmets: E Zoo-De-Mackinac, Inc. | Greg Drawbaugh (313) 821-8414 | greg@zoo-de-mack.com www.zoo-de-mack.com 5/18 Saturday

ZOO-DE-MACKINAC BIKE BASH

Start: Clarkston - Waterford Hills Raceway, 4770 Waterford Rd. Distance: Short sprints & longer road races Fee: $30/one-day, $40/weekend, DOE Fun events open to all bicycles, recumbents, hand-cycles, tricycles, home-builds. One-Hour time trial, Hill Climb, Kilometer, Top Speed Sprints, 10 mile road race. Spectators free. Come see some of the worlds fastest streamlined bicycles. Prizes! 29th Annual. Tags: Other Max: 100 Helmets: R Michigan Human Powered Vehicle Association | Mike Mowett (586) 863-3902 | mowett@aol.com www.mhpva.org

MICHIGAN HUMAN POWERED VEHICLE RALLY

Start: Walker - Johnson Park, Butterworth St parking lot, Wilson Ave. SW & Butterworth St. SW Distance: 145 M Fee: $15 Ind 145 miles touching the Four corners of Kent County, with 50 and 100 mile bail-outs. There are at least two groups: Fast (18+ average mph) and Good (15+ average mph). Fabulous route, super support and a famous RAKCwich for lunch. Best ride ever! 5th Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: 100 Helmets: R Rapid Wheelmen | John Crankshaw (616) 209-8607 | rakc@rapidwheelmen.com www.rapidwheelmen.com/rakc.html

RIDE AROUND KENT COUNTY

Start: Rochester - Paint Creek Cider Mill, 4480 Orion Rd. Distance: 20+ M Fee: $25 Ind, after 5/1 $30, DOE Using the entire Paint Creek Trail and business districts from Rochester to Lake Orion, cyclists will play a scavenger huntstyle game, collecting many unique stamps to be entered in a prize drawing. Grand Prize: $500 Gift Card to Roch Bike Shop 3rd Annual. Tags: Other Max: 250 Helmets: R Friends of the Paint Creek Trail | Kristen Myers (248) 651-9260 | paintcreektrail@aol.com www.paintcreektrailfriends.org

PAINT CREEK CRAWL

Im one rider, Inspired by one little girl with diabetes, to join thousands of other riders across the nation, supported by contributions from thousands more. I ride for the 26 million people living with diabetes, and the 79 million more Americans currently at risk. I ride for one little girl. Who will you ride for?

Saturday, June 15, 2013 Brighton High School, Brighton, MI


Ride 10, 25, 62, or 100 miles on the road or hit the mountain bike trails! Enjoy the Finish Line Festival with lunch, music, massage, and more!

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER VISIT www.diabetes.org/michigantourdecure 1-888-DIABETES Extension 6694


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5/18 Saturday

Cycle Into Spring


Start: Detroit - Maheras Gentry Park, 12550 Avondale Distance: 20 M Fee: $25; $35 includes lunch, DOE 20 miles along Detroits eastside Conner Creek Greenway. Sites along the route include Chrysler plants, Chandler Park, Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Coleman Young Municipal Airport and the Better Made Factory. Funds raised support the greenway. 2nd Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Tour de Troit | Kelli Kavanaugh (313) 571-2800 | cycleintospring@gmail.com www.connercreekgreenway.org

5/22 Wednesday

Start: Lansing - E. Lansing - MSU Campus

LUCINDA MEANS BICYCLE ADVOCACY DAY

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5/19 Sunday

Start: Durand - High School, E. parking lot, 9575 E Monroe Rd. Distance: 3, 56, 32, 100 M Fee: $15 Ind/$40 Fam, after 5-15 $20/$45, DOE This tour supports the developement of a Memorial Park honoring all rail workers at a National level. We wish to build a park that will have bicycle and pedestrian access to our historial Depot and Museum. Families welcome. SAG, rest stops, food. Tags: Road Tour Max: 500 Helmets: E National Railroad Memorial Inc. | Leslie Dietrich (989) 288-2378 | dietrichs211@yahoo.com www.nationalrailroadmemorial.com 5/19 Sunday Start: Frankenmuth - E.F. Rittmueller Middle School, 965 E. Genesee St. Distance: 25, 50, 100 K Fee: $15, after 5/1 $20, DOE The routes wind out the village, along the cass river, across lush farmlands and end up back at the middle school. For more information check out our website and printable registration application. 28th Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: 400 Helmets: E Frankenmuth Morning Rotary Club | Dr Nancy Haskin (989) 798-8481 | drnancy94@yahoo.com www.fmrotary.com

TRAIN~N~WHEELS, SPRING

Distance: 4 M Fee: $10 Culminate Bike Month in Michigan by advocating for safer bicycling across the state! All bicyclists, whether they enjoy on-road or off-road riding, need safe accommodations to get to their destinations. Thats why the League of Michigan Bicyclists, Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance and Michigan Mountain Biking Association are joining forces again in 2013 to advocate for issues key to all bicyclists. The day will start with a short road rally ride from MSU Bikes to the State Capitol where volunteers from all three organizations will educate legislators on policy issues that facilitate a bicycle-friendly Michigan. Lunch will be provided after legislative visits, followed by an optional afternoon ride. LMB, MMBA, MTGA & MSU Bikes | John Lindenmayer (888) 642-4537 | john@LMB.org www.LMB.org/advocacyday

MotorCityBrewTours.com

Guided Bike Tours in Detroit Learn more at:

June
Recurring Events for June:
Saturdays and/or Sundays (see 4/20)

Motor City Bike & Brew Tours Beat the Train in Detroit

Saturdays (see 4/7)

6/1 - 6/2 Saturday - Sunday

FAHRRAD

5/25 Saturday

CARE of Southeastern Michigans Bike PATH


Start: Harrison Twp. - Lake St. Clair Metro Park (Metro Beach), 38965 Jefferson Ave. Distance: 2, 10 M Fee: $30/Children 12 & under Free, DOE as well as Pre-Registration Half of all children in the US are living with an Adult who has an addiction to substances. Join CARE on this energetic day for a 2 mile family ride or a 10 mile athletic ride, refreshments, raffles, bicycle parade, childrens activities and MORE! 1st Annual. Tags: Road Tour, Mtn. Bike Max: NA Helmets: R CARE of Southeastern Michigan | Meghan Kindsvater (586) 541-0033 | mkindsvater@careofsem.com www.careofsem.com

5/19 Sunday

Start: Frankenmuth - 730 S. Main St. in front of Zehnders Distance: 15-75 M, depending on category Fee: $40-45 No description provided. 7th Annual. Tags: MBRA Race Road Race Max: NA Helmets: R Revolution Racing | Ben Rollenhagen (614) 439-1282 | ben.rollenhagen@gmail.com www.tourdefrankenmuth.com 5/26 Sunday

TOUR DE FRANKENMUTH

Start: Kalamazoo - Kal-Haven Trail Head, 10th St. Distance: 35 M per day Fee: See website Our best traffic-free tour on Michigans premier bike trail! Park in Kalamazoo, ride to South Haven for a fun overnight stay, and return on Sunday! See website for full details. Tags: Trail Tour Max: 50 Helmets: R Bike Tour Vacations | Jim Plaunt (248) 345-6929 | jim@biketourvacations.com www.biketourvacations.com 6/1 Saturday

THE KAL-HAVEN TRAIL TOUR

Start: Frankenmuth - Walter Zehnders Park, 730 S. Main St. Distance: 30-130 M Fee: 30, DOE Short or Long ride on the flats of Michigans Thumb. We start in Frankenmuth on a sunday morning and ride as far as Ubly (65 miles out) or as short as the Village of Akron (30 mile out). There are four rest stops available, with food available. Tags: Road Tour Max: 200 Helmets: R Revolution Racing | Ben Rollenhagen (614) 439-1282 | ben.Rollenhagen@gmail.com www.tourdefrankenmuth.com 5/27 Monday

GRAN FONDO DI THUMB

Start: East China - East China Township Park, River Rd. Distance: 5, 25 M Fee: $30-40 Adult/$25-35 Kids, DOE Michigan Dyslexia Institute Inc. - St. Clair Center is a non-profit. Proceeds from the bike ride go to the scholarship fund for Adults and children, in financial need, to be used for tutoring in math, reading, writing, group study and with dyslexia. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Michigan Dyslexia Institute, Inc. - St. Clair Center | Dorcas Dunker (810) 329-7800 | ddunker@stclair.dyslexia.net www.dyslexia.net 6/1 Saturday

MDIS - RIDE FOR LITERACY

5/18 Saturday

Spin the Spokes for Habitat-Cycle for Homes Challenge


Start: Greenville - Greenville High School, 111 N. Hillcrest St. Distance: 8, 25, 36, 50 M Fee: $20 Ind/$30 Couple/$45 Team of 4, DOE This is a trail ride of varying distances along the Fred Meijer Heartland Trail (level rail-trail) and the Fred Meijer Flat River Trail (some hills) along the Flat River and Baldwin Lake. The ride features aid and snacks along the way. Tags: Trail Tour Max: NA Helmets: E Montcalm County Habitat for Humanity | Mo Beach (616) 754-5772 | director@montcalmhabitat.org www.montcalmhabitat.org
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Start: Grand Haven - Rock n Road Cycle, 300 N. Seventh St. Distance: 100 K Fee: Free, DOE Ride 100 kilometers through the valley of the Grand River, breakfast in Allendale, returning well before noon for family activities. Meet at ROCK n ROAD Cycle Grand Haven by 6:45 am to split in two or three groups, leave at 7:00 am SHARP. 9th Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Team Yogurt / Rock n Road Cycle | Tim Meyer (616) 846-2800 | tim@rocknroadcycle.com www.rocknroadcycle.com/rides

MEMORIAL DAY CANADIAN CENTURY

100 GRAND BICYCLE TOUR

Start: Grand Rapids - West Side Christian School, 955 Westend Ave. NW Distance: 17, 35, 65, 105, 141 M Fee: $25 Ind/$50 Fam, after 5/17 $30/$60, DOE Tasty food. Scenic, low-traffic roads. Friendly, helpful SAGs. Use our 141 mile route to set a personal best or train for the National 24 Hour Challenge. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Rapid Wheelmen Bicycle Club 100grand@rapidwheelmen.org www.rapidwheelmen.org/100-grand.html

6/9 Sunday

Addison Oaks Retreat


Start: Leonard - Addison Oaks County Park, 1480 W Romeo Rd. Distance: 6.5 M loop Fee: $35 Elite/$30 Expert, Sport, Beginner/$10 U14, DOE The race course is an approximate 6.5 mile loop with a great combination of single & double track trails, fast flats, challenging climbs and technical sections. A great course at a great park! Tags: Mtn. Bike XC, Mtn. Bike Race, Mtn. Bike Kids Max: NA Helmets: R Tailwind Racing | Rebecca Wissman (248) 980-9984 | rebecca.wissman@tailwind-racing.com www.tailwind-racing.com

6/8 - 6/9 Saturday - Sunday

6/1 Saturday

Ride for A Reason


Start: Allegan - Allegan Sports Complex, 29th St. Distance: 10, 25, 55 M, 1 M fun ride Fee: $30 Ind/ $50 Fam, DOE Touring Allegan County, the 55 & 25 mile routes feature rolling hills, challenging climbs, and stocked drink and snack stations. Event T-shirt and guaranteed with pre-registration. See website or facebook for further details and updates. 4th Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: E Allegan County Central Food Pantry | Tim Perrigo (269) 941-3509 | tim.perrigo@yahoo.com www.alleganrideforareason.com

Start: Holland - Dow Center, Hope College, 168 E. 13th St. Distance: 30, 50, 75, 100 M per day Fee: $30 1-day/$50 2-day, after 3/15 $40/60, DOE This figure eight route is designed to take you along the shoreline of Lake Michigan each day. Tags: Road Tour Max: 800 Helmets: R National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Michigan Chapter | Laura James (248) 936-0343 | bike@mig.nmss.org www.bikeMSmi.org 6/8 - 6/9 Saturday - Sunday

2013 WEST MICHIGAN GREAT LAKES BREAKAWAY BIKE MS RIDE

6/9 Sunday

Grand Rapids Triathlon


Start: Ada - Thornapple River boat launch, 7490 Thornapple River Dr. Distance: Sprint, Olympic, 1/2 Iron Fee: $65, $75, $145 The Grand Rapids Triathlon is the second largest and fastest growing triathlon in the state of Michigan. 3rd Annual. Tags: Multisport Max: 1500 Helmets: R Tris4health | Andy Vidro (616) 805-3059 | chris@tris4health.com www.grandrapidstri.com/prices.php

6/12 - 6/16 Wednesday - Sunday Start: Empire - Indigo Bluffs RV Park, 6760 W. Empire Highway Distance: Daily options, 30-100 M Fee: 150 Bike the beautiful Sleeping Bear Dunes and Leelanau areas with us for spectacular scenery through small towns and tourist areas, all from the convenience of a single campground. Come prepared for hilly terrain, good food, and a great time! 7th Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: 300 Helmets: R Tri-County Bicycle Association | Jeff Dillingham (517) 882-3700 | nwtour@biketcba.org www.nwtour.biketcba.org 6/14 - 6/16 Friday - Sunday

6/1 Saturday

Start: Harbor Springs - Birchwood Inn, 7291 S. Lake Shore Dr. Distance: 20, 44, 62 M Fee: $25, $30 day of event Tunnel of Trees (M-119) is a part of each route. Short route great for novice riders, longer routes will challenge you with hills and reward you with great scenery and views of Lake Michigan. Lunch is included. Lodging packages available. 23rd Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Birchwood Inn | Janece Clark (231) 526-2151 | frontdesk@birchwoodinn.com www.birchwoodinn.com/specialevents/hscyclingclassic.html 6/1 Saturday

HARBOR SPRINGS CYCLING CLASSIC

Start: Mackinaw City - Mackinaw City Recreation Complex, 507 W. Central Ave. Distance: 25, 50, 75, 100 M Fee: $20, after 6/1 $25, DOE Four inland and shoreline routes available with marked routes to direct you. SAG safety wagons patrol the routes and designated rest areas. Incredible scenery and a light cook-out lunch at rides end. On Sunday, ride over the amazing Mackinac Bridge (riders over 13 only). Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: E Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce | Kelly Vieau (231) 436-5574 | info@mackinawchamber.com www.mackinawchamber.com 6/8 Saturday

BIG MAC SPRING BIKE TOUR & MACKINAC BRIDGE RIDE

NORTHWEST TOUR

Kalamazoo Bicycle Film Festival


Start: Kalamazoo - Western Michigan University Little Theatre, Oliver Lane and Oakland Dr. Distance: NA Fee: $8 General/$5 Student, DOE The festival is a collection of short films that celebrate bicycles and the culture that surrounds them. The films feature a wide spectrum of experiences, stories and images of bicycling. Show times 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM. 4th Annual. Tags: Other Max: 400 Helmets: NA Kalamazoo Bicycle Film Festival | Brian Moon (269) 365-3850 | KBFF@live.com www.kalamazoobicyclefilmfestival.com

6/7 - 6/10 Friday - Monday

Start: Lansing - 13570 Blackwood Dr. Distance: 25-30 M Fee: $145 Ind/$270 for Two We will ride the Leelanau Peninsula starting in Frankfort and end in Traverse City following M-22. Passing through scenic cherry farms and Michigans finest wineries. 2nd Annual Tags: Road Tour Max: 10 Helmets: R Michigan Cycling Charters | Rick Hogle (517) 614-5659 | rick@michigancyclingcharters.com www.michigancyclingcharters.com/ tours#NorthWestMichiganTour

NORTH WEST MICHIGAN TOUR

Start: Laingsburg - Laingsburgh High School Distance: 8 K (FREE!), 25, 50, 100 K Fee: Free to $17 (depending on T-shirt), DOE Again this year, we will offer a 8K (5 mile) option for families and/or riders who are not quite ready for the longer routes. Other riders have three routes from which to choose: 25K, 50K, and 100K loops. All routes start together with each one splitting off at different mileage points to form its particular loop. Routes use rural Shiawassee County roads. Since 1979. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Tri County Bicycle Association | TCBA (517) 882-3700 | tshirt@biketcba.org www.biketcba.org/tours.php?pg=T-shirt 6/8 Saturday

THE 100,000 METRE T-SHIRT RIDE

Start: Alpena Distance: Variable, 20-60 miles per day Fee: see website A three-day bicycle adventure showcasing the pristine natural beauty of northeast Michigan along the sunkissed shores of Lake Huron. Each day will feature a different loop tour from Alpena. Highlights include Hubbard Lake, Lake Huron, Wooden Boat Show, Presque Isle Lighthouses (Old and New) and Shipwreck Tours. Join us as the people in Alpena roll out the welcome mat. Tags: Road Tour Max: 150 Helmets: R League of Michigan Bicyclists | Rich Moeller (888) 642-4537 | rich@LMB.org www.LMB.org/sunrise

SUNRISE BICYCLE TOUR

E V LMB EN T

Michigan Mountain Mayhem


Start: Boyne City - Boyne City High School, 1035 Boyne Ave. Distance: 50, 100, 160, 200 K Fee: 60 The Michigan Mountain Mayhem (MMM) is a cycling/road bike event which will test you both mentally and physically. It is one of the most grueling and challenging rides you will ever participate in. Can you handle 10,000 feet? Tags: Road Tour Max: 1500 Helmets: R Northern Michigan Cycling Club | Paul Nicholls (231) 675-0789 | paul@michiganmountainmayhem.com www.michiganmountainmayhem.com

6/15 - 6/16 Saturday - Sunday

Start: Grand Rapids Distance: 95 M over two days Fee: See website Great traffic-free trail riding, plus the option to ride roads around the unpaved portions of the trail. See our website for a full description of tour attractions. Tags: Trail Tour Max: 20 Helmets: R Bike Tour Vacations | Jim Plaunt (248) 345-6929 | jim@biketourvacations.com www.biketourvacations.com

THE WHITE PINE TRAIL TOUR

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6/15 - 6/16 Saturday - Sunday

Start: Middleville - Thornapple Kellogg Middle School, 10375 Green Lake Rd. Distance: All you can ride in 24 hours Fee: $85-$135 (see website for details) A personal best, on-road bicycle ride to test your endurance and determination. NOT a race. Held annually on Fathers Day weekend since 1983. Riders have come from all over the USA, Canada and beyond. So, set your goal and try to achieve it. 31st Annual. Tags: Road Competitive Max: 500 Helmets: R National 24-Hour Challenge, Inc | Kathy Steve (616) 340-0702 | n24hc@charter.net www.n24hc.org 6/15 Saturday

NATIONAL 24-HOUR CHALLENGE

6/15 Saturday

Start: Brighton - Brighton High School, 7878 Brighton Rd. Distance: 10, 25, 62, 100 M Road Routes Fee: $15 Ind, after 4/1 $25, DOE $35 Register as an individual or form a team, and fundraise a minimum of $200 per rider to go towards research, education, and advocacy. Fully supported routes for all riding levels plus a spectacular Finish Line Festival awaits you! 22nd Annual. Tags: Road Tour, Mtn. Biking Tour Max: NA Helmets: R American Diabetes Association | Nicki Gabel (248) 433-3830 | ngabel@diabetes.org www.diabetes.org/michigantourdecure 6/15 Saturday

MICHIGAN TOUR DE CURE

6/15 Saturday

Pere Marquette Clare County Wilderness Ride


Start: Clare - Clare Moose Lodge 2268, 1890 E. Ludington Dr. Distance: 25-50 M Fee: $20, DOE Tour the recently paved western segment of the Pere Marquette Trail. Snacks will be provided at the various small towns along the way. Determine your own desired mileage on this rail-trail through meadows, woods and portions alongside streams. Inaugural Event. Tags: Trail Tour Max: NA Helmets: E Friends of Clare County Parks and Recreation | Don Kolander (989) 539-2761 | Kolanderd@clareco.net www.clarecountyrecreation.org

Start: Goshen, IN - Abshire Park, 1302 E. Lincoln Ave. Distance: 10, 13, 21, 30, 51, 60 & 100 M Fee: $25 Ind, after 5/31 $35 , DOE Bicycle on 6.8 miles of trail from Goshen and 5.5 miles between Middlebury and Shipshewana. A Friday evening Amish dinner ride is available. Join 1300 bicyclists and ride on county roads with horses and buggies and see new-born colts in fields. 14th Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Friends of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail | Robert Carrico (574) 266-1362 | rjcarrico1@frontier.com www.pumpkinvine.org

PUMPKINVINE BIKE RIDE

Start: Boyne City - Veterans Park, Lake St. Distance: 7, 20, 42 & 55 M Fee: $30 Ind/$50 Fam, DOE Scenic bike routes around Lake Charlevoix and through surrounding communities to raise funds for breast cancer programs offered at Charlevoix Area Hospital and McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital. 11th Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: 300 Helmets: R Bike4BreastCancer | Gay Pung (231) 330-1399 | b4bcbccharem@yahoo.com www.bike4breastcancer.org

CHARLEVOIX/EMMET CO. BIKE4BREASTCANCER RIDE

6/15 Saturday

Tour de Taylor
Start: Mattawan - Mattawan Consolidated Schools, 56720 Murray St. Distance: 12, 31, 62 M Fee: $30 Ind/$70 Fam, DOE Quickly becoming the favorite bicycle tour in scenic Southwest Michigan! A Family Fun Bicycle Tour. All proceeds go to Walk Tall Foundation for Kids Inc. benefiting Make-A-Wish Michigan Chapter and childrens education scholarships. 2nd Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: 1000 Helmets: R Team Taylor | Brian Nelson (269) 491-0946 | brian@tourdetaylor.org www.tourdetaylor.org

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Control.

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Services include: Bacchetta Khs Santana Co-Motion Only recumbent test ride center in the area!
(we stock approximately 15 tandems at any given time)

Full bike tune ups and overhauls

6/22 Saturday

Only tandem test ride center in the Midwest!! Basic and yearly maintenance General riding advice
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1691 Plymouth Rd. behind Subway in the Courtyard Shops

Ann Arbor, MI 48105

734-213-7744

6/16 - 6/21 Sunday - Friday

Start: Cheboygan Distance: 200 M over 5 days Fee: See website Take a tour on the Sunny Side and enjoy the Lake Huron shorline from Cheboygan down to Saginaw Bay. Youll have time to tour several lighthouses, and theres an optional glass-bottom boat tour in Alpena. Visit our website for full details. Tags: Road Tour Max: 20 Helmets: R Bike Tour Vacations | Jim Plaunt (248) 345-6929 | jim@biketourvacations.com www.biketourvacations.com 6/19 - 6/22 Wednesday - Saturday

THE SUNRISE SHORE LIGHTHOUSE TOUR

6/21 - 6/25 Friday - Tuesday

Start: Lansing - 13570 Blackwood Dr. (then drive Newberry) Distance: 30-40 M per day Fee: $160 a person or $300 for 2 people Guided road riding Tour, 30-40 miles a day, through the rolling back roads of the central UP. Each day we stop for lunch at some of the most scenic areas the UP has to offer. 4th Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: 10 Helmets: R Michigan Cycling Charters | Rick Hogle (517) 614-5659 | rick@michigancyclingcharters.com www.michigancyclingcharters.com/tours#mi-up-sights 6/22 - 6/28 Saturday - Friday

MICHIGAN UPPER PENINSULA SIGHT SEEING ROAD RIDE

Start: Belding - Double R Ranch, 4424 Whitesbridge Rd. Distance: 12 M Fee: $30, DOE 1st annual River Valley Mountain Bike Challenge compliments our Paddle to Pedal event held at the same time making this more of a bike fest weekend. The moutain bike race consists of a 12 mile challenging course that runs through wide hard packed horse trails leading to long single track sections that paralell the Flat River giving the rider spectaular views as well as a challenging course. 1st Annual. Tags: Mtn. Bike Race Max: NA Helmets: R Friends of the Fred Meijer Flat River Valley Rail Trail | John Ploeg (616) 754-5358 | jploeg@steelcase.com www.rivervalleyrailtrails.org 6/22 Saturday

RIVER VALLEY MOUNTAIN BIKE CHALLENGE

Lions Eye Bike Ride


Start: Auburn - Auburn City Park / Lions Pavilion, Intersection of US10 & Auburn Rd. (Nine Mile Rd.) Distance: 18, 30 M, 4 M family ride Fee: $20 Ind/$35 Couple/$40 Fam, DOE Enjoy a mid-Michigan country road loop ride or a family city ride while benefiting the Lions Eye Bank. SAG, snacks, water, and Barbeque lunch provided: T-shirt $8 upon registration. Couple with the nearby rail trails and enjoy a weekend of riding. 1st Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Auburn - Williams Lions Club | Debra VanTol (989) 496-3541 | debraj106@aol.com

Start: Lakeport - Lakeport Elementary School, 3835 Franklin St. Distance: 41-51 per day Fee: $70 Ind/$50 Ages 12-18 Four day ride ranging from 41 to 51 miles per day. Stops in Port Sanilac and Port Hope with return to Lakeport. Fruit stops and lighthouse viewing along the route. Open to all who can ride 50 miles per day. 4th Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: 25 Helmets: R Thumbs Up Bicycle Club | Tom Zuzanek (586) 677-7982 | thumbsupbicycleclub@comcast.net 6/21 - 6/23 Saturday

THUMBS UP LIGHTHOUSE BICYCLE TOUR

Start: Saint James - Dalwhinnie Bakery & Deli, 38240 Michigan Ave. Distance: 40 M entire island or 20 M shortcut Fee: $65 Ind, DOE Ride 20 or 40 miles of natural scenery on well marked dirt and gravel roads past incredible shorelines, island monuments and historic sites. Includes a registration party, 3 rest stops, lunch, B-B-Q buffet, 2 nights of live music, and a cool t-shirt. 4th Annual. Tags: Mtn. Biking Tour Max: NA Helmets: E Cycle Life Events | John Sohacki (231) 342-2003 | john@beaverislandbikefestival.com www.BeaverIslandBikeFestival.com

BEAVER ISLAND BIKE FESTIVAL

Start: Norton Shores Distance: By Day 47, 46, 49, 55, 41, 30 M Fee: $120 Adult/$65 Youth/$55 Child 270 total miles; optional longer routes each day. Optional meal and bus purchase. Paved roads. Suitable for novice or veteran tour riders. Applications available on our website in mid-January. 32nd Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: 700 Helmets: R PALM (Pedal Across Lower Michigan) (734) 669-0172 | palmbiketour@yahoo.com www.lmb.org/palm 6/22 Saturday

PALM (PEDAL ACROSS LOWER MICHIGAN)

6/22 Saturday

Iron Horse Ride to Defeat ALS


Start: Chelsea - Aberdeen Bike Shop, 1101 S. Main St. Distance: 30, 62, 100 M Fee: TBD, DOE Get ready for the Ride of Someone Elses Life. Enjoy a fully supported ride through beautiful Washtenaw County. 30, 67, 100 Mile route Options. Support by Aberdeen Bike Shop. Gears & Beers after party featuring beer by Arbor Brewing, music, and food. Tags: Other Max: NA Helmets: R The ALS Association Michigan Chapter | Paula Morning (248) 680-6540 | pmorning@alsa-michigan.org www.ironhorseride.org

Start: Belding - Double R Ranch, 4424 N. Whitesbridge Rd. Distance: 6, 12, 19, 25 M Fee: $35/$50/$55/$70 (see website for details), DOE Paddle to Pedal West Michigans One Day Adventure tour. 1-1.5 mile float on beautiful Flat River. Once at Double R Ranch the bike loops are 6 mi family, 12 mi mountain, 19 & 25 mile roadie loops. All loops lead to and over a historic covered bridge. 3rd Annual. Tags: Road Bike Tour, Mtn. Biking Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Fred Meijer Flat River Valley Rail Trail Friends Group | John Ploeg (616) 754-5358 | jploeg@steelcase.com www.rivervalleyrailtrails.org

PADDLE TO PEDAL

6/23 Sunday

Start: Port Austin - Port Austin Kayak, 115 East Spring St. Distance: 12.5, 25, 62, 100 M Fee: $15 Ind/$30 Fam, DOE Join us for the 2013 Tour di Lago in Port Austin! This fun and relaxing event will take you on a tour around the Thumb of Michigan including our stunning lakeshore, as well as the wonderful farmland that makes Huron County a unique destination. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: E Port Austin Kayak | Jane Loegel (989) 553-6271 | tour_di_lagol@yahoo.com www.portaustinkayak.com
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TOUR DI LAGO

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6/23 Sunday

Start: Montague - Montague High School, 4900 Stanton Blvd. Distance: 25, 50, 66, 75 M Fee: $15 Ind/$30 Fam, $20/$40, DOE The MOST Tour is an great ride on flat to rolling terrain in Muskegon & Oceana Counties. There are some challenging hills on the longer routes. The tour goes along Lake Michigan and passes by inland lakes, beaches and fruit farms. Come join us. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R West Michigan Coast Riders | Chris Doubek (231) 799-0008 | wmcoastriders@gmail.com www.wmcoastriders.org 6/23 Sunday

MOST TOUR(MUSKEGON OCEANA SCENIC TOUR)

6/29 Saturday

Start: Jackson - P & T Fitness, Downtown Jackson, 225 N. Jackson St.Distance: 18, 28, 50 M, 100 K Fee: $20 Ind/$30 Fam, after 6/22 $25/$35, DOE A Tour of southern and western Jackson County celebrating the life of Mick Webster who passed away from malignant melanoma in 2006. funds support Relay for Life. Mass start with police escort. Sag stops with snacks and lunch served after the ride. 5th Annual Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R P & T Fitness Relay for Life Team | George Webster (517) 789-6362 | Info@pandtfitness.com www.pandtfitness.com 6/29 Saturday

MICKS RIDE

Bloomer Park Daze


Start: Rochester Hills - Bloomer Park, 345 John R Rd. Distance: 6 M loop Fee: $35 Elite/$30 Expert, Sport, Beginner/$10 U14, DOE The race course is an approximate six mile loop of great singletrack and two-track trails. It includes challenging hills, technical switchbacks (a Bloomer Park Trademark!), fast flats, and lots of FUN. Tags: Mtn. Bike XC, Mtn. Bike Race, Mtn. Bike Kids Max: NA Helmets: R Tailwind Racing | Rebecca Wissman (248) 980-9984 | rebecca.wissman@tailwind-racing.com www.tailwind-racing.com

6/30 Sunday

6/30 Sunday

Start: Stevensville - Berrien County Cancer Service, 7301 Red Arrow Highway Distance: 15, 25, 42 M & 100 K Fee: $20 Ind/$25 Fam, after 6/14 $35/$40, DOE The 15 & 25 M rides are family oriented with flat terrain and some rolling hills. The longer 42 M and 100 K are for the more experienced riders with straight, country roads with minimal traffic going through farmland and fruit orchards. 18th Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: 500 Helmets: NA Berrien County Cancer Service | Julie Koch (269) 429-3281 | staff@bccancerservice.org www.bccancerservice.org 6/23 Sunday

BERRIEN COUNTY CANCER SERVICE BIKE RIDE

MSU Gran Fondo


Start: Grand Rapids - The B.O.B., 20 Monroe Ave NW Distance: 12, 35, 80 M Fee: $50 Ind, after 6/1 $60, after 6/24 $70, DOE A rolling party to benefit MSU skin cancer research. Scenic route to Lake Michigan and back. Start, finish, and After Sparty at the B.O.B. in downtown Grand Rapids. Gourmet food stations presented by the Gilmore Collection. Non-competitive ride for all skill levels. Electronic timing and ride results posted on website. Tags: Road Tour, Road Competitive, Mtn. Biking Tour, Mtn. Bike Kids, Other Max: NA Helmets: R Michigan State University | Wayne Brown (616) 855-1972 | support@msugranfondo.com www.msugranfondo.com

Woodward Avenue Gran Fondo


Start: Rochester - Downtown on Woodward Ave., 407 1/2 Main St. Distance: 54 M Fee: $35 Ind, DOE 1st Woodward Ave Gran Fondo - the Big Ride will be a recreational ride for thousands while the Big Race will feature 200 Elite racers - all on the 54 miles of Woodward Avenue thru 11 Cities! Fundraiser for the Woodward Ave Action Association. Inaugural Event. Tags: Road Tour, MBRA Race Road Race, Other Max: NA Helmets: R Woodward Ave Action Association | Christine Walden Hughes (248) 961-3705 | dale@nas-track.com woodwardavenuegranfondo.org

July
Recurring Events for July:
Saturdays and/or Sundays (see 4/20)

6/30 - 7/5 Sunday - Friday

Start: Warren - Macomb Bike & Fitness, 28411 Schoenherr Rd. Distance: 10, 25 M Fee: $10 Ind/$20 Fam, DOE Scenic tour of Warrens historic sites and points of interest. Complimentary lunch served following the ride. 2nd Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Macomb Bike & Fitness | Jeff Radke (586) 756-5400 | ride@macombbike.com www.macombbike.com 6/23 Sunday

TOUR DE WARREN

Start: St. Ignace Distance: 260 M over 5 days Fee: See website See the great sights in the eastern UP! Visit 3 Great Lakes, plus the Soo Locks, Tahquamenon Falls, lighthouses, and two nights at Old Forest Inn, our vavorite B&B. Full sag-wagon support, great dining, and lodging included. Tags: Road Tour Max: 20 Helmets: R Bike Tour Vacations | Jim Plaunt (248) 345-6929 | jim@biketourvacations.com www.biketourvacations.com 6/30 Sunday

THE ADVENTURE UP TOUR

Motor City Bike & Brew Tours Beat the Train in Detroit

Saturdays (see 4/7)

7/4 Thursday

Start: Lansing - TBD Distance TBD Fee: See website for pricing, DOE Lansing Beer Week Presents: Brewery Crawl Bike Ride. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: E Motor City Brew Tours | Steve Johnson (248) 850-2563 | steve@lansingbeerweek.com www.LansingBeerWeek.com 6/29 Saturday

LANSING BEER WEEK PRESENTS: BREWERY CRAWL BIKE RIDE

Start: Big Rapids - Ferris State Univeristy, Student Rec. Center, 401 South St. Distance: 10, 25, 50, 75, & 100 M options Fee: $50, after 6/1 $70, DOE A day of scenic bicycling through rural Mecosta County on well marked routes. Ride proceeds to support student scholarships. Lunch following ride, SAG support, foodstops with high energy snacks and drinks, showers & T-shirt are provided. Inaugural Event. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Ferris State University Alumni Association | Kelly Seitter (231) 591-2659 | seitterk@ferris.edu www.ferrisalumni.org

BULLDOG BIKE TOUR

Start: Kalamazoo - Bronson Athletic Club, 6789 Elm Valley Dr. Distance: 13, 15, 31, 62, 100 M Fee: $20 Ind/$30 Fam, after 6/15 $25/$45, DOE KalTour travels the backroads west of Kalamazoo next to orchards, vineyards, farm fields, wetlands, and wooded hills. Chose your distance, enjoy our scenery, and get plenty to eat! All routes meet at a common lunch stop featuring local bakeries. 22nd Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Kalamazoo Bicycle Club | Michael Krischer (269) 823-2819 | kaltour@kalamazoobicycleclub.org www.kalamazoobicycleclub.org

KALAMAZOO SCENIC BICYCLE TOUR (KALTOUR)

Start: Grand Haven - Rock n Road Cycle, 300 N. Seventh St. Distance: 100 K Fee: Free, DOE Ride 100 kilometers through the valley of the Grand River, breakfast in Allendale, returning well before noon for family activities. Meet at ROCK n ROAD Cycle Grand Haven by 6:45 am to split in two or three groups, leave at 7:00 am SHARP. 8th Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Team Yogurt / Rock n Road Cycle | Tim Meyer (616) 846-2800 | tim@rocknroadcycle.com www.rocknroadcycle.com 7/6 Saturday

JULY 4 CANADIAN CENTURY

Start: Clay Twp. - Algonac Banquet Center, 1905 Mill St. Distance: 25 and 40 M Fee: $20, after 6/16 $30, DOE Proceeds benefit Lions Charities. Event held rain or shine. Free ferry rides along St. Clair River. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Algonac Lions | Ken Hall (810) 794-1455 | algonaclions@yahoo.com www.algonaclions.org

ALGONAC LIONS PICKEREL TOURNAMENT BICYCLE TOUR

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7/6 Saturday

Ellebration Bike Tour


Start: Ellsworth - Ellsworth High School Parking Lot, 9467 Park St. Distance: 32 M Fee: $35 Ind/$30 Youth, $40/$35, DOE The ride is 32 miles through winding back roads of Antrim County. The last 5 miles are rolling hills and optional. On this ride you will follow the Chain O Lakes from Ellsworth to Bellaire and back up Six Mile Lake. This is a beautiful ride. 3rd Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Ellebration Committee | Marcie Potter (231) 676-0483 | mpotter@shantycreek.com www.ellebration.com

7/13 - 7/14 Saturday - Sunday

Start: Charlevoix Distance: 28 M per day Fee: $99 Adult/$89 Youth Both experienced and beginner cyclists will enjoy this 2-day adventure in NW Michigan. Its a family-friendly ride on trails that includes overnight camping, two meals, and luggage shuttle. Bring your road, hybrid or mountain bike. 22nd Annual. Tags: Road Tour, Trail Tour, Mtn. Biking Tour Max: 750 Helmets: R Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance | Barry Culham (517) 485-6022 | michigander@michigantrails.org www.michigantrails.org 7/13 - 7/14 Saturday - Sunday

MICHIGANDER 2-DAY (WEEKEND)

7/13 Saturday

7/7 Sunday

Start: Lowell - Fallasburg Schoolhouse, 13944 Covered Bridge Rd. NE Distance: 12, 28, 40, 50, 62, 78, 100 M Fee: $25 Ind/$35 Fam, after 7/1 $30/$40, DOE A wonderful ride through some of West Michigans scenic areas with tasty goodies at our rest stops and a great homemade meal at the end. Our volunteers work hard to make your ride safe and enjoyable. All routes begin and end in historic Fallasburg. 19th Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: E Fallasburg Historical Society | Ken Tamke (616) 682-0785 | kentamke@comcast.net www.fallasburg.org

COVERED BRIDGE BIKE TOUR

Start: Chelsea - Chelsea Fairgrounds, 20501 West Old US 12 Distance: 15, 30, 39, 64, 76, 100 M Fee: $20 Ind/$12 Minors, after 6/1 $25, after 7/1 $35 , DOE A day of scenic bicycle touring over tree-lined, paved roads through rural and recreation areas. Six loop routes with a common lunch stop so friends on different routes can meet. There will be lunch, entertainment, SAG support and mechanics on duty. 37th Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: 2000 Helmets: R Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society | ohrinfo@aabts.org www.aabts.org/ohr 7/14 - 7/19 Sunday - Friday

ONE HELLUVA RIDE

2013 MID MICHIGAN GREAT LAKES BREAKAWAY BIKE MS RIDE

Start: Linden - Lake Fenton High School, 4070 Lahring Rd. Distance: 60, 75, 100 M Sat & Sun, 30/50 Sun Fee: $30 1-Day/$50 2-Day, after 3/15 $40/$60, DOE This out and back route is designed to take you through the gently rolling hills of Mid Michigan. You will cycle along quiet country roads and pass through small towns. Two day riders will spend the night at Michigan State University. Tags: Road Tour Max: 800 Helmets: R National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Michigan Chapter | Laura James (248) 936-0343 | bike@mig.nmss.org www.bikeMSmi.org

Start: NW Michigan - TBD Distance: Approx. 250 M Fee: $357 Adult / $337 Youth Both experienced and beginner cyclists will enjoy this 6-day adventure in NW Michigan. Its a family-friendly ride on trails that includes overnight camping, two meals, and luggage shuttle. Bring your Road, Hybrid or Mountain Bike. 22nd Annual. Tags: Road Tour, Trail Tour, Mtn. Biking Tour Max: 750 Helmets: R Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance | Barry Culham (517) 485-6022 | michigander@michigantrails.org www.michigantrails.org

MICHIGANDER 6-DAY TOUR

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7/14 - 7/20 Sunday - Saturday

Start: St. Ignace Distance: 334 M Fee: See website Explore the Eastern UP by bicycle. From Mackinac Island to Drummond Island to the Soo to Paradise to Whitefish Point Lighthouse to Tahquemenon Falls. You will ride past three of the Great Lakes. 12th Annual Tags: Road Tour Max: 150 Helmets: R League of Michigan Bicyclists | Rich Moeller (888) 642-4537 | rich@LMB.org www.LMB.org/mup

MUP TOUR (MICHIGANS UPPER PENISNULA)

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7/20 Saturday

Start: Rodney - Cran-Hill Ranch, 14444 17 Mile Rd. Distance: 12 M mt. bike, 2 M canoe, 5 M run Fee: $50/Team, DOE Two-person teams will race through the woods, roads, trails, and lakes around Big Rapids, Michigan. Race includes a 12-mile Mountain Bike, 2-mile Canoe, and 5-mile Run with challenges along the way! Proceeds send youth to camp and adventure trips! 3rd Annual. Tags: Multisport Max: 100 Helmets: R Christian Adventures | Rylan Kahly (866) 796-4453 | info@christianadventures.org www.christianadventures.org 7/20 Saturday

CHRISTIAN ADVENTURES RACE

7/20 Saturday

Start: Midland - Tridge Trail Head, Pere Marquette Rail Trail Distance: Up to 60 M Fee: $15 Adult, Kids under 12 free, DOE We are partnering with the Midland Area Community Foundations River Days events to host a ride to encourage riders of all ages and in particular kids to ride the trail. Kids who ride to specific rest stops will be given an Ice Cream voucher. Inaugural Event. Tags: Trail Tour Max: 300 Helmets: R Friends of the Pere Marquette Rail Trail | Mark McCartney (989) 687-7586 | mccrtny@tds.net www.lmb.org/pmrt 7/20 Saturday

RIVER DAYS ICE CREAM RIDE

26, 63 and 100 mile routes along the shores of stunning Torch Lake Sunday, July 21 ridearoundtorch.org

Start: Holland - Herman Miller - Greenhouse, 10201 Adams St. Distance: 18, 36, 67 & 100 M Fee: $25/$30/$35, DOE Four tour length options: 18, 36, 67 (100 kilometers), or 100 mile route options. Scenic highlights include rolling farmlands and orchards, the winery in Fennville, beautiful lakeshores, majestic overlooks, and the quaint town of Saugatuck. Tags: Road Tour Max: 2000 Helmets: R Macatawa Cycling Club | Nate Hoogeboom (616) 394-0000 | info@macatawacyclingclub.org www.macatawacyclingclub.org/hollandhundred/ tour-information

HOLLAND 100 BICYCLE TOUR

Start: Lansing - Peckham, Inc, 3510 Capital City Blvd. Distance: 8, 30, 50 M Fee: $25, DOE The Ability Tour is a ride to raise awareness for people overcoming disabilities. This event will include SAG, Aid Stations, and Chipotle burritos. People of all abilities are endouraged to ride. 5th Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: 837 Helmets: R Peckham, Inc. | Justin Walworth (517) 316-4017 | abilitytour@peckham.org www.abilitytour.org

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2012 MICHIGAN BICYCLING PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS


LMB is pleased to announce the winners of our inaugural Michigan Bicycling Photo Contest. Over 100 photos were submitted to our 2012 contest. A panel of judges had the difficult job of narrowing the images down to a set of 18 Finalists. Final voting was then done by the general public through the LMB website. We would like to thank all the photographers who submitted photos to our contest and congratulate our 2012 contest winners. We would also like to thank American Cycle and Fitness for being a generous sponsor of our 2012 contest.

DREAMING! by Julie McGraw

1st Place

(On the Cover) Eight year old Hunter McGraw, of Freewheeler Racing, watching the pro men peloton fly by at the Grand Rapids Cycling Classic on July 28, 2012 - dreaming of when he'll be racing alongside his idols. Earlier in the day Hunter raced to a 3rd place podium finish in his division. Dream Big!

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MALLORY AT THE TRIDGE by Terri Dufendach Mallory Beswick taking in the view from the Tridge in Midland during the 2012 PALM.

2nd Place

3rd Place

DEVILS ELBOW M-119 TUNNEL OF TREES, MICHIGAN FALL CYCLING by Edward C. Shipman

Honorable Mentions
FALL CYCLING ALONG SHIPMAN ROAD by Edward C. Shipman LATE FALL PENINSULA RIDE TRAVERSE CITY by Edward C. Shipman MASS START - 5 WAVES LINED UP AT FOUNDERS BARRY-ROUBAIX: THE KILLER GRAVEL ROAD RACE by Joshua Duggan

Visit www.LMB.org/photocontest to view additional photos and submit images to our 2013 contest.
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Ride to Grant Wishes!


Join us for the 26th annual Wish-A-Mile Bicycle Tour
WAM 300: July 25 July 28, 2013 WAM 50: July 28, 2013 Register today! www.wishamile.org
For more information, please call Janelle Gunn, 877.631.WISH (9474) or email, jgunn@wishmich.org

2012 Andrew Knapik Photography

Make-A-Wish Michigan grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

7/20 Saturday

Start: Mason - Mason High School, 1001 S. Barnes St. Distance: 17, 32, 50 M loops Fee: Free to $17 (w/ T-shirt), DOE Women on Wheels Bike Tour. Family-friendly all-ages tour traveling the scenic country roads southeast of Lansing. Snack stops with fruit, cookies and drinks, lunch after the ride and showers available. Since 1980. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Tri County Bicycle Association | TCBA Tours (517) 882-3700 | wow@biketcba.org www.biketcba.org/tours.php 7/20 Saturday

WOMEN ON WHEELS

7/20 Saturday

Rural Pearl

7/21 Sunday

Start: Oxford - Powell Lake Park, 530 Pontiac Rd. Distance: Several routes from 1 M to 30 K Fee: $15 Ind/$25 Fam, after 6/1 $25/$35, DOE The newly reformatted Rural Pearl is designed for participants at all experience levels. Several route options will be available from 1 mile to 30k through the most scenic landscapes in northern Oakland County. 15th Annual. Tags: Trail Tour Max: NA Helmets: E Polly Ann Trail - Oakland County | Juliane Bagley (248) 969-8660 | manager@pollyanntrailway.org www.pollyanntrailway.org

7/20 Saturday

Start: Elk Rapids - Elk Rapids High School, 308 Mequzee Point Distance: 26, 63, 100 M Fee: $30 Ind/$70 Fam, after 7/28 $35/$80, DOE Enjoy great views of Torch Lake and Lake MIchigan while riding around one of Michigans premier lakes on lightly traveled rural roads past scenic farms and orchards. After ride picnic lunch is included at Elk Rapids beach with swimming available. Tags: Road Tour Max: 1200 Helmets: R Cherry Capital Cycling Club | Carrie Baic (231) 938-9315 | info@ridearoundtorch.org www.ridearoundtorch.org 7/23 Tuesday

RIDE AROUND TORCH

Start: Hillsdale - Downtown, 1 Howell St. Distance: 1, 5, 10, 15, 25, 50 M Fee: $15 Ind/$30 Fam, DOE Come participate in a ride that helps raise funds for prevention for Child Abuse in Hillsdale County. Courses wind through the southern part of the county, after the ride enjoy our sidewalk sales and farmers market next to the finish line. 13th Annual. Tags: Other Max: 200 Helmets: E Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness | Christie Campbell (517) 437-3100 | capahillsdale@sbcglobal.net www.capahillsdale.net

CAPA~MAGIC RIDE

Brighton Rec Repeat


Start: Howell - Brighton Recreation Area, 6360 Chilson Rd. Distance: 6.5 M loop Fee: $35 Elite/$30 Expert, Sport, Beginner/$10 U14, DOE The race course is an approximate 6.5 mile loop with a great combination of single & double track trails, fast flats, challenging climbs and technical sections utilizing the Murray Lake trail system. Tags: Mtn. Bike XC, Mtn. Bike Race, Mtn. Bike Kids Max: NA Helmets: R Tailwind Racing | Rebecca Wissman (248) 980-9984 | rebecca.wissman@tailwind-racing.com www.tailwind-racing.com

Start: Birmingham - Derby Middle School, 1300 Derby Rd. Distance: 15, 25, 35 M Fee: $5 Ind/$10 Fam minimum suggested , DOE 7th Annual ride honoring cancer victim Miles Levin who died a few days short of his 19th birthday two years after the onset of a soft tissue sarcoma. All skill levels welcome. Day road ride followed by night ride on Mt. bikes. 7th Annual. Tags: Road Tour, Mtn. Biking Tour Max: 150 Helmets: R Cadieux / TEAM02 / LooseSpokes | Jon Levin (248) 505-4884 | yoni11@comcast.net www.levinstory.com

DAY& NIGHT FOR MILES

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7/25 - 7/28 Thursday - Sunday

Start: Traverse City Distance: 300 M Fee: $95 Reg. fee/$900 Fundraising req., DOE Join Make-A-Wish Michigan for this amazing cycling adventure. The Wish-A-Mile Bicycle Tour (WAM) takes riders through the beautiful state of Michigan for the ultimate joy of granting wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. 26th Annual Tags: Road Tour Max: 900 Helmets: R Make-A-Wish Michigan | Janelle Gunn (616) 363-4607 | jgunn@wishmich.org www.wishamile.org 7/26 Friday

WISH-A-MILE (WAM) 300 BICYCLE TOUR

7/28 Sunday

Start: Grand Haven - Harbor Island, Coho Drive & Third St. Distance: 33, 62, 100 M Fee: $32, after 7/4 $37, DOE Cyclists ride some of West Michigans most prestigious shoreline over roller coaster type hills and miles of beautiful farmland. Live music, pizza party, SAG service, great rest areas, freebies for early registration. See website for details! 7th Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Loose Spokes, Bicycle Sales & Service | Jack Crawford (616) 847-1980 | jack@loosespokes.com www.loosespokes.com

U.S. COAST GUARD FESTIVAL BICYCLE TOUR

Start: Traverse City - Old Train Depot, Railroad Place Distance: 19 M Fee: $30 Adults/$5 Children, DOE Hit the TART and Leelanau Trails for a family-friendly evening ride that begins at the old train depot located at 8th Street/ Woodmere Ave in Traverse City and ends at Marina Park in the Village of Suttons Bay. Last years event sold out! 13th Annual. Tags: Trail Tour Max: 600 Helmets: R TART Trails, Inc | Arianne Whittaker (231) 941-4300 | arianne@traversetrails.org www.traversetrails.org/event/tour-de-tart 7/27 Saturday

TART TRAILS TOUR DE TART

WISH-A-MILE (WAM) 50 BICYCLE TOUR

7/28 Sunday

Start: Brooklyn Distance: 50 M Fee: $50 Reg. fee/$300 Rundraising req. , DOE The Wish-A-Mile Bicycle Tour, or WAM as it is affectionately known by riders, is a premier, statewide cycling event benefiting Make-A-Wish Michigan. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Make-A-Wish Michigan | Janelle Gunn (616) 363-4607 | jgunn@wishmich.org www.wishamile.org

8/3 Saturday

Start: Vassar - Vassar High School, 220 Athletic St. Distance: 10, 15, 32, 64 M Fee: $15 Ind/$33 Fam, after 7/14, $20/$40, DOE Enjoy a scenic bike tour through Tuscola County and lovely towns for Frankenmuth and Vassar, ending at the high school for lunch. 64 mile must start by 8 am. Helmets recommended. We have maps, some of the best marked routes, Sags, foodstop, showers and T-Shirts. 10th Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: E Cass River Habitat for Humanity-Vassar | Donna Gillies (989) 823-2228 | d.gillies@charter.net www.cassriver.com 7/28 Sunday

CASS RIVER HABITATS RIDE FOR HOME TOUR

August
Recurring Events for August:
Saturdays and/or Sundays (see 4/20)

Motor City Bike & Brew Tours


Saturdays (see 4/7)

Start: Fenton - The Laundry - Shiawassee St. Distance: 12, 35, 62, or 100 M Fee: $30, DOE The TDL is again hostng a party at the finish-Beer tasting and BBQ provided by The Laundry for all participants. This casual ride is for anyone at any fitness level with 100% of the proceeds being donated to U-M Congenital Heart Center. 11th Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: 800 Helmets: R CycleFit Sports Club | Kim Foerster (810) 750-8883 | kfoerster@charter.net www.TDL4Charity.com 8/3 Saturday

TOUR DES LACS

Beat the Train in Detroit


8/1 - 8/4 Thursday - Sunday Start: St. Joesph - 2900 E. Lakeview ave. Distance: 250 M Fee: $300 This event is an exciting four day cycling trip across Michigan where people with or without disabilities ride together. It begins on the west side of the state on and ends in Ann Arbor. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living | Mary Stack (734) 971-0277 | Mary@aacil.org www.independenceride.org 8/2 - 8/4 Friday - Sunday

IRIDE

Start: Grayling - The Bicycle Shop, 200 E. Michigan Ave. Distance: 100 M or 2 riders 50 M each Fee: $25-$40, DOE 100 Mile Century Ride - Grayling to Oscoda, MI along river valley following AuSable Canoe Marathon. Ten riders per minute. Timing provided. Certificates available. Only 12 stop signs. Enter early - save money. Raffle prizes - top prize new bike. 13th Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: 600 Helmets: R Grayling Rotary Club | Wayne Koppa (989) 370-5757 | riemers55@gmail.com www.blackbearbicycletour.com

BLACK BEAR BICYCLE TOUR

Start: Harrison Township - Lake St. Clair - Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway Distance: 2.5, 22, 42 M Fee: $10 - $40, DOE For ALL AGES! Breakfast, lunch, ice cream cart, and T-shirt included to ALL RIDERS! All three ride distances have scenic water view. Pre-registration highly recommended (guarantees your t-shirt size) to the 1st 400 Riders. Same Day Registration add $10. M.O.M 2013 Jersey $250. 9th Annual. Tags: Other Max: 400 Helmets: R Alzheimers Association | Kristine Korpal (586) 876-0827 | kristine@mindovermatteralz.com www.mindovermatteralz.com 8/3 Saturday

MIND OVER MATTER ALZHEIMERS CYCLING EVENT

Start: Howe - The Howe School, 5755 North State Rd. 9 Distance: 14-100 Fee: $30 Ind/$60 Fam, DOE Amishland & Lakes is family friendly bicycle tour through the Amish countryside of NE Indiana & lakes country of SE Michigan. It originates on the campus of The Howe School in Howe, IN. Meals, camping & low cost dorm rooms are available. 39th Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: 1500 Helmets: R Michiana Bicycle Association | Ray Halicki (574) 387-6449 | info@amishlandlakes.com www.amishlandlakes.com

AMISHLAND AND LAKES

Start: Boyne City - Veterans Memorial Park, 101 N Lake St. Distance: 20, 43, 62, 105 M Fee: $35 (T-Shirt before 7/19), DOE Ride along the shores of Northern Michigan lakes and over the hills of Charlevoix and Antrim counties including The Wall or ride the Ironton Ferry. Great roads with rest stops and SAG supported. Great DALMAC training ride. Lunch included. 13th Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: 500 Helmets: R Boyne Valley Lions Club & North Country Bike Club | Ralph Gillett (231) 582-6421 | charx@att.net www.ridethecharx.org

RIDE THE CHARX

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8/3 Saturday

Start: Grass Lake - Lone Oak Vineyard Estates, 8400 Ann Arbor Rd. Distance: 7, 15, 36, 63 M Fee: $25 Ind/$10 Child, after 7/21 $30/$10, DOE Come experience the beautiful county side of the Grass Lake area by bike. Stop by wineries along your ride. Pre-registrants enjoy a chef created lunch at Lone Oak Vineyard. Preregistered non-rider lunch is available for $10. See website for details Inaugural Event. Tags: Road Tour Max: 300 Helmets: R Cascades Cycling Club | Dave Spencer (517) 784-4634 | spencerd_co_washtenaw@hotmail.com www.cascadescyclingclub.org 8/3 Saturday

PEDAL TO WHINE

8/4 - 8/10 Sunday - Saturday

Start: Rodney - Cran-Hill Ranch, 14444 17 Mile Rd. Distance: .5 K swim, 12 K bike, 4 K run Fee: $10 Kids/$25 Ind/$60 Team, DOE The mission of the Cran-Hill Triathlon is to raise awareness and funds that enable youth and families to participate in programs such as youth camps, family camps, retreats, and adventure experiences through Cran-Hill Ministries. 17th Annual. Tags: Multisport Max: NA Helmets: R Cran-Hill Ranch | Rylan Kahly (231) 796-7669 | rylan@cranhillranch.com www.cranhillranch.com 8/4 - 8/8 Sunday - Thursday Start: Baraga - 201 Lyons St. Distance: 40-65 M per day Fee: $400 Ind/$275 Students 5-day loop tour of the Keweenaw Peninsula with one layover day in Copper Harbor. Cost includes 11 meals, camping, baggage transport, SAG support, mechanical support, and side excursions. Proceeds benefit abused and neglect children of the U.P. 23rd Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: 125 Helmets: R Teaching Family Homes of Upper Michigan | Mike Smith (906) 249-5437 | msmith@tfhomes.org www.teachingfamilyhomes.org/tourdaup 8/4 - 8/9 Sunday - Friday

CRAN-HILL TRIATHLON

Start: Montague Distance: 159 or 386 M Fee: See website Experience the Lake Michigan Shoreline for seven glorious days of riding (three-day option also available). There is so much to see and do that you wont be able to do it all. From swimming in the lake, to the sand dunes, Watermelon Hill, the sights and sounds of Traverse City, through the Tunnel of Trees, and finishing with a spectacular view of the Mackinac Bridge. Come join us for our 27th year of exploring the coastline of Lake Michigan. Tags: Road Tour Max: 500 Helmets: R League of Michigan Bicyclists | Rich Moeller (888) 642-4537 | rich@LMB.org www.LMB.org/west

SHORELINE WEST BICYCLE TOUR

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8/10 Saturday

8/4 Sunday

Big M Resurection
Start: Manistee - Big M Ski Area Manistee National Forest, Udell Hills Rd. Distance: 6.5 M loop Fee: $35 Elite/$30 Expert, Sport, Beginner/$10 U14 The race course is an approximate 6.5 mile loop with a great combination of single &double track trails, fast flats, challenging climbs and technical sections. Come out to experience this great course as it only appears in the series every few years. Tags: Mtn. Bike XC, Mtn. Bike Race, Mtn. Bike Kids Max: NA Helmets: R Tailwind Racing | Rebecca Wissman (248) 980-9984 | rebecca.wissman@tailwind-racing.com www.tailwind-racing.com

Start: Montague Distance: 149 M Fee: $30, after 3/17 $40, after 7/28 $50, DOE Be a part of ODRAM 2013 on August 10th. We provide lunch in Blanchard and after ride picnic at Bay City. New for 2013 - refreshment stations! Based on interest, we will provide transportation back to the start. Tags: Road Tour Max: 1000 Helmets: R Third Coast Cycling, LLC | Chris Radford (616) 920-0201 | odraminfo@gmail.com www.odram.com 8/10 Saturday

ONE DAY RIDE ACROSS MICHIGAN

Green Cruise 4 mile Family Ride


Start: Ferndale - 9 Mile & Woodward, 1840 Planavon Distance: 4 M Fee: Free, DOE Easy paced ride for everyone in Ferndale and Pleasant Ridge. 9th Annual

TOUR DA U.P.

Green Cruise 22 Mile Birmingham

8/10 - 8/11 Saturday - Sunday

Start: Manistique Distance: 200 M over 5 days Fee: See website Take a week and enjoy the best of the U.P! Ride with us from Manistique to Munising, to Grand Marais on newly paved road, and see the Pictured Rocks and two Great Lakes! Full sag-support plus good food & lodging make this a great choice for you. Tags: Road Tour Max: 20 Helmets: R Bike Tour Vacations | Jim Plaunt (248) 345-6929 | jim@biketourvacations.com www.biketourvacations.com

THE RIDE TO PICTURED ROCKS

Start: Bay City - Bay City Area Hotel, TBD Distance: 25-35 M Fee: See website Michigan Brew Tours presents: B2B - Bike to Brew Tour. A fully supported 2 day bike tour from brewery to brewery. Bike 25-35 miles on Michigan roads and rail trails. Finish each riding day with a VIP brewery tour, beer dinner and hotel room. Tags: Road Tour Max: 20 Helmets: R Michigan Brew Tours | Steve Johnson (248) 850-2563 | info@michiganbrewtours.com www.MichiganBrewTours.com

B2B - BIKE TO BREW TOUR

Start: Ferndale - 9 Mile & Woodward, 1840 Planavon Distance: 22 M Fee: Free, DOE A safe and scenic route from Downtown Ferndale to Birmingham and back. SAG wagon provided.

Green Cruise 40 Mile Detroit Ride

Start: Ferndale - 9 Mile & Woodward, 1840 Planavon Distance: 40 M Fee: Free, DOE Riding into Detroit may surprise you. Fast smooth and safe. We will visit the River Walk, The Dequindre Cut, The Heidelberg Project,Belle Isle, Indian Village and a few surprises. We will return to participate in the Green Cruise Parade at Noon. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Sierra Club | Tom Dusky (248) 915-0222 | greencruise@michigan.sierraclub.org www.sierraclub.org/greencruise

Bike Advocacy & Education Toolkits


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Bike Benzie Tour August 18, 2013
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8/17 Saturday

8/17 Saturday

Sunday, August 25, 2013


22 mile, 32 mile, 60 mile and 100 mile paved route rides. 26 mile off-road ride. Starts from Memphis Junior High School
Memphis, MI Courses Open 7:00 am Early registration fee is $18.00
Organized by

Start: Ludington - Trinity Evangelical Free Church, 1212 Monona Dr. Distance: 14, 20, 60, 100 M Fee: $25 Ind, DOE The MAD Ride is a fun ride with a choice of four route lengths. The ride is a fund-raising event for HELP, with proceeds going to assist those is need in Mason and surrounding Counties. Test stops, SAG drivers, and picnic following event. 11th Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: 300 Helmets: E Hands Extended Loving People (HELP) | Gene McClellan (231) 843-6811 | help@help-ministry.org www.helpmadride.com 8/17 Saturday

HELP MAD BIKE RIDE

Start: Warren - Macomb Bike & Fitness, 28411 Schoenherr Rd. Distance: 10, 25, 35 M Fee: $20, DOE Benefits Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society. Scenic ride along Lake St. Clair on Jefferson Avenue and Lake Shore Drive. Complimentary lunch served following the ride. 3rd Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Macomb Bike & Fitness | Jeff Radke (586) 756-5400 | ride@macombbike.com www.macombbike.com 8/17 Saturday

PEDAL FOR PAWS

www.slowspokes.org

8/11 - 8/16 Sunday - Friday Start: Watersmeet Distance: 250 M over 5 days Fee: See website The western Upper Peninsula has great road cycling and great sights for you. Our staff will lead you around and up to the Porcupine Mountains, and along the shore of Lake Superior. Check our website for details! Tags: Road Tour Max: 20 Helmets: R Bike Tour Vacations | Jim Plaunt (248) 345-6929 | jim@biketourvacations.com www.biketourvacations.com 8/11 Sunday

RIDE THE PORKIES

Start: Elk Rapids - 707 E. 3rd St. Distance: 14.2, 31, 57.5 M Fee: $35 Ind/$75 Fam, after 7/17 $40/$80, DOE Start with a healthy breakfast featuring MI Farmboy Flapjacks. Scenic routes around quaint villages, picturesque orchards and the beautiful Chain OLakes including Torch. Delicious lunch upon your return. Free entry into a raffle. Proceeds to charity. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Chalfonte Foundation & Michigan Donor Family Council | Rich & Cindy Giannini (586) 979-7135 | giannini@comcast.net www.11leggedlaketour.weebly.com 8/17 Saturday

11 LEGGED LAKE TOUR

Start: Cedar Springs - Long Lake Park - 13700 Long Lake Dr. Distance: 20, 32, 35, Mix & Match Fee: $20/40 Ind/Fam, after 8/4 $25/50, DOE Three mix and match loops, You decide how many miles. This allows more social time between riders of different paces as everyone loops back to Long Lake Park, where our Cool Cooks with Hot Coals will be cooking up steaks, dogs, and veggie burgers! Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Rapid Wheelmen | Mike Burden (616) 920-0724 | mapleleaf@rapidwheelmen.com www.rapidwheelmen.com/maple-leaf.html 8/17 Saturday

MAPLE LEAF

Start: Milford - Kensington Metro-Park, Maple Beach Pavillion, 2240 W. Buno Rd. Distance: 1, 8, 16, 30, 60 M Fee: $40 Ind/$80 Fam, after 7/1 $50/$100, DOE Family-oriented event to honor the life and dedication of lifelong biker Kevin Degen. Proceeds will benefit the Kevin Degen Open Road Foundation whose mission is to improve the lives of those with special needs through biking. New route. T-shirt included. 2nd Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Kevin Degen Open Road Foundation | Mr. Rick Branstner (248) 737-0967 | RBranstner@KevinDegenFoundation.org www.KevinDegenFoundation.org
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KEVIN DEGEN BUM RIDE

Start: Charlotte - American Legion Post 42, 1000 West Lawrence Distance: 20, 40, 62 M Fee: $35 Ind/70 Fam, after 8/1 $40/80, DOE A tour featuring quiet county road passing Orchards, Parks, restored Charming Country Schools and Amish Farms. Short routes great for families, longer routes great for Dalmac bound riders. SAG, food stops, lunch included. 2nd Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: E Sons of the American Legion Squadron 42 | Lee A Gillett (517) 543-1344 | leeagillett@gmail.com www.post42.org

EATON COUNTY WELCOME HOME BIKE TOUR

Start: South Haven Distance: 25, 40, 75,100 M Fee: $25 Ind/$35 Fam, DOE A countryside bike tour of artist studios, fruit farms and wineries near Fennville, Saugatuck and South Haven, MI. There are rides of various distances, designed for persons of all abilities. Includes Iunch, snacks and concierge service. 2nd Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Friends of the Blue Star Trail | Jim Van Buren (269) 998-3834 | registration@lhcbt.com www.lhcbt.com 8/17 Saturday

LAKESHORE HARVEST COUNTRY BIKE TOUR

Habitat for Humanity - Bike to Build


Start: DeWitt - Redeemer United Methodist Church, 13980 Shavey Rd. Distance: 20, 45, 75 M Fee: $30, after 7/31 $35, DOE Ride North Lansing and Clinton County countryside to support HFH of Lansing and Clinton County. SAG support, rest stops, restrooms and snacks included. Eat lunch at DeWitt Ox Roast. Free T-shirt if registered by 7/31. 4th Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Habitat for Humanity Lansing & Clinton County | Ginny Noble (517) 374-1313 | volunteer@habitatlansing.org www.habitatllansing.org

Michigans Great End-of-Summer Bike Tour

DALMAC

Labor Day Weekend 2013 ~ Lansing - Mackinaw - U.P.

Dick Allen Lansing to Mackinaw

< Dick Allen, enjoying his ride

4 Routes! | All Ages | 4 and 5-day Routes | Century option Lansing - Mackinaw Summer bike camping tour Check out the details online! Registration opens March 2013 Ride Across the Mackinac Bridge*
*not all routes

DALMAC.org

8/18 Sunday

Start: Thompsonville - Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa, 12500 Crystal Mountain Dr. Distance: 15, 30, 45, 62,100 M Fee: $24 Ind/$54 Fam, after 8/1 $28/$57, DOE The Benzie Sunrise Rotarys Fifth Annual Bike Benzie Tour with great food stops featuring regional snaks, including cherry pie. Picturesque rides that challenge riders of all abilities. Proceeds benefit area children charities. 5th Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: 400 Helmets: R Benzie Sunrise Rotary Club | Tim Krause (231) 882-0791 | tjkrause1@aol.com www.bikebenzie.org 8/18 Sunday

BIKE BENZIE TOUR

8/23 - 8/25 Friday - Sunday

Start: Swartz Creek - Assenmacher Cycling Center, 8053 Miller Rd. Distance: 20, 32, 50, 62, 100 M Fee: $15 Ind/$35 Fam, after 8/1 $20/$45 , DOE A popular multi-distance ride on generally good low traffic roads through the farmland and villages of mid Michigan. Started in 1980, it has become one of Michigans premier century rides and a popular DALMAC warm-up event. 34th Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Genesee Wanmderers bicycle club | Matt Assenmacher (810) 635-7844 | ride531@assenmachers.com www.assenmachers.com

ASSENMACHER 100

Start: Saugatuck Distance: Up to 100 M over the weekend Fee: See website Enjoy a late-summer blast in the wine country of west Michigan. Great weekend road touring, plus wine tasting and a visit to an artisan cheese farm. See website for more details. Tags: Road Tour Max: 20 Helmets: R Bike Tour Vacations | Jim Plaunt (248) 345-6929 | jim@biketourvacations.com www.biketourvacations.com 8/24 Saturday

WINE & CHEESE RETREAT

8/25 Sunday

Start: Memphis - Memphis Junior High School, 34165 Bordman Rd. Distance: 23, 32, 60, 100 M (road), 26 (dirt) Fee: TBD, DOE The Peach of a Ride traverses the countryside of rural Macomb and St. Clair counties. The terrain is lush farmland, apple orchards and forests. Rest stops are plentiful stocked with fruit and homemade cookies. Lunch is served at the finish. 41st Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: 750 Helmets: R Slow Spokes Bicycle Club | Paul Wilhelm (586) 697-5075 | jpwilhelm@hotmail.com www.slowspokes.org 8/25 Sunday

PEACH OF A RIDE

Route Race

Start: Holland Distance: 135 plus or minus route choice Fee: $175 Break out of the rat race and join the route race! Teams of 5 work together to make it to 2 check points. The first, by using a specific route, the 2nd is team choice. Road bikes only and tires must be less than 25mm. Choose your route wisely! 1st Annual. Tags: Road Competitive Max: 20 Helmets: R Team Foolish | Melissa Werkman (616) 915-0832 | mwerkman@tidal-nine.com www.tidal-nine.com

Start: Birmingham - The Surnow Building, 320 Martin St. Distance: .06 M Fee: $45, DOE USA cycling sanctioned criterium races,family and children races, charity races, live music and vendors at Shane Park. Bicycle demos, related give aways, and family oriented festival fun. 3rd Annual. Tags: MBRA Race Criterium Max: 750 Helmets: R Wolverine Sports Club | Jeffrey Surnow (248) 877-4000 | Jeff@surnow.com www.Birminghambikefestival.com
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BIRMINGHAM BIKE FESTIVAL

9/8 Sunday

Start: Paw Paw - Van Buren County Human Services Building, 801 Hazen St. Distance: 22, 39, 60 M Fee: $20, DOE This tour travels past lush vineyards and orchards at the peak of harvest season. Cyclists pass by woodlands, rivers, lakes and neighboring Villages. Fruit, juice, PB & J, and homemade cookies are served. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Paw Paw Service League | Donna Oas (269) 657-6309 | oas@wmich.edu www.wineandharvestfestival.com 9/8 Sunday 8/25 Sunday 9/2 Monday

VINEYARD CLASSIC BICYCLE TOUR

Pedaling For Parkinsons


Start: Fruiport - Pomona Park Distance: 12 Fee: $20 minimum donation, DOE To raise awareness of Parkinsons Disease and the benefits that can be gained through the motion of pedaling in alleviating symptoms of PD, we are hosting a group bike ride around Spring Lake. This is a non-competitive, untimed bike ride. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: E Generation Care | Katie Jarvi (231) 737-4374 | jarvik@generationcare.org www.generationcare.org

Michigan Titanium
Start: Grand Rapids - Versluis Park, 5380 Northland Dr. NE Distance: 1/2 and full distance Iron Fee: $145, $370 Held in and around beautiful Versluis Park in Plainfield Township, The Michigan Titanium is the first full Iron distance race in Michigan. Tags: Multisport Max: 600 Helmets: R Tris4health | Doug Tuttle (616) 437-3199 | chris@tris4health.com www.michigantitanium.com

8/28 - 9/1 Wednesday - Sunday Start: East Lansing, 4301 Farm Lane Distance: 380 M Fee: $195-$215 DALMAC is Michigans great end-of-summer bicycle camping tour. Four routes wind northward through Michigans small towns, from East Lansing to up north destinations, ending in Mackinaw City or St. Ignace in the U.P. Ride the Mackinac Bridge by bike! Since 1973. Tags: Road Tour Max: 1800 Helmets: R Tri County Bicycle Association | Heidi Vanator (517) 882-3700 | dalmac@biketcba.org www.dalmac.org 8/31 Saturday

DALMAC

Start: Grand Haven - Rock n Road Cycle, 300 N. Seventh St. Distance: 100 K Fee: Free, DOE Ride 100 kilometers through the valley of the Grand River, breakfast in Allendale, returning well before noon for family activities. Meet at ROCK n ROAD Cycle Grand Haven by 6:45 am to split in two or three groups, leave at 7:00 am SHARP. 7th Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Team Yogurt / Rock n Road Cycle | Tim Meyer (616) 846-2800 | tim@rocknroadcycle.com www.rocknroadcycle.com 9/2 Monday

LABOR DAY CANADIAN CENTURY

9/14 - 9/15 Saturday - Sunday

Debaets-Devos Pro Am Criterium Championships


Start: Auburn Hills - Crosscreek Parkway Distance: Varies per race Fee: Race fees dependent on category, DOE The longest ongoing bike race in the Midwest and the season finale for the MBRA points series, the fast course in Auburn HIlls is a great circuit for first time racers and still challenging for the professionals. Junior racers will again race free. 49th Annual. Tags: MBRA Race Road Race Max: NA Helmets: R Cadieux Bicycling Club/Team o2 - Essex Brass | EJ Levy (248) 388-3854 | EJLMotiveForce@bikerider.com

Start: Kalamazoo - Kal-Haven Trail Head Distance: 35 M each day Fee: See website Join us for a traffic-free roll down the Kal-Haven Trail, out on Saturday and back on Sunday. Quiet, safe riding, plus four meals and overnight lodging. See website for full details. 2nd Annual. Tags: Trail Tour Max: 50 Helmets: R Bike Tour Vacations | Jim Plaunt (248) 345-6929 | jim@biketourvacations.com www.biketourvacations.com 9/14 - 9/15 Saturday - Sunday

KAL-HAVEN TRAIL TOUR

Start: Milford Distance: 30K Fee: $25-45 (see website, DOE) Our scenic course with beautiful dirt roads takes you on a shaded roller coaster of hills through Proud Lake & Highland Recreational Areas. Enjoy a post-race party atmosphere. Prizes for top male and female biker. Tags: Mountain Bike Max: NA Helmets: R Huron Valley Athletic Club | Doug Klingensmith (248) 735-7000 | racedirector@laborday30K.co www.laborday30K.com

LABOR DAY 30K FAT TIRE RIDE

9/7 Saturday

Start: Kalamazoo - Western Michigan University Parkview Campus Distance: NA Fee: Free, DOE Informal test rides and information on recumbent bikes (and trikes). No charge, no schedule, drop in any time between 10 and 2:30. East parking lot. Event goes on rain or shine; cover is available in nearby parking structure. Tags: Other Max: NA Helmets: E Michigan Human Powered Vehicle Association | Paul Pancella (269) 373-5413 | Paul.Pancella@WMich.edu 9/7 Saturday

MICHIGAN RECUMBENT RALLY WEST

Start: Mackinaw City - Mackinaw City Recreation Complex, 507 W. Central Ave. Distance: 25, 50, 75, 100 M Fee: $20, after 9/1 $25, DOE Four inland and shoreline routes available with marked routes to direct you. SAG safety wagons patrol the routes and designated rest areas. Incredible scenery and a light cook-out lunch at rides end. On Sunday, ride over the amazing Mackinac Bridge (riders over 13 only). Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: E Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce | Kelly Vieau (231) 436-5574 | info@mackinawchamber.com www.mackinawchamber.com 9/14 Saturday

BIG MAC FALL BIKE TOUR & MACKINAC BRIDGE RIDE

September
Recurring Events for September:
Saturdays and/or Sundays (see 4/20)

Ithaca Grand Prix of Cyclocross


Start: Ithaca - Woodland City Park, 400 W. Center Distance: Cs 30 min, Bs 40 min, As 50 min Fee: TBD, see website for details, DOE The Ithaca Grand Prix of Cyclocross is a fantastic, family-oriented event that takes place in Ithacas Woodland City Park. The course is mostly grass but will incorporate the gravel paths, pavement, and sand. Terrain is rolling to hilly. 5th Annual. Tags: MBRA Race Cyclocross Max: NA Helmets: R Team Sandbag | Brian Hancock (989) 714-5331 | racepromoter@gmail.com www.IthacaGP.blogspot.com

Motor City Bike & Brew Tours Beat the Train in Detroit

Saturdays (see 47)

Start: Ferrysburg - Coast Guard Park, 18161 North Shore Rd. Distance: 25, 50, 100 M Fee: $35, DOE Enjoy the autumn colors while biking through wooded acreage and farms, along lakes, beaches and rivers and charming lakeside communities. There are numerous parks to rest and enjoy the view. Routes to accommodate the recreational to experienced riders. 2nd Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Grand Haven & Spring Lake Rotary Clubs | Bill Bassow (616) 846-8544 | northbankbike@gmail.com www.northbankbiketour.com

NORTH BANK BIKE TOUR

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SAVE THE DATE


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2013

Henry Ford Health Systems Tour de Ford - Wheels that Heal event raises funds for the Tom Groth Patient Medical Needs Fund, which benefits underinsured patients in southeast Michigan. Riders can participate in either the 10, 35, or 70 mile route.

To register, or for more information, visit our website at henryford.com/tourdeford.


Sponsored by Henry Ford Emergency Departments.

9/14 Saturday

Start: Dearborn Heights - Warrendale Picnic Area in Hines Park Distance: 6, 12, 24, 35, 50, 75, 100 M Fee: $25 Ind/$45 Fam, after 9/6 $35/$70, DOE PEACs believes that Everyone Can Ride and the 21st Annual Celebration of Cycling is truly for everyone! Routes range from a traffic-free 12 mile route up to a challenging 100 mile route. SAG supported, rest-stops and lunch are provided. 21st Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Programs to Educate All Cyclists | Liz Horvat (734) 484-2758 | liz@bikeprogram.org www.bikeprogram.org 9/14 Saturday

CELEBRATION OF CYCLING

9/14 Saturday

Start: Harbor Springs - Birchwood Inn, 7291 S. Lake Shore Dr. Distance: 20, 44, 62 M Fee: $25/$30, DOE Tunnel of Trees (M-119) is a part of each route. Short route great for novice riders, longer routes will challenge you with hills and reward you with great scenery and views of Lake Michigan. Lunch is included. Lodging packages available. 23rd Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Birchwood Inn (231) 526-2151 | frontdesk@birchwoodinn.com www.birchwoodinn.com/specialevents.html 9/15 Sunday

HARBOR SPRINGS CYCLING CLASSIC

9/15 Sunday

Start: Kinross - Great Lakes Electric Parking Lot, Kinross Lake Rd. Distance: 12.7 M Fee: $15 Ride/$20 Ride & shirt, DOE This is a Time Trial Event to raise money for the Livestrong Foundation. It takes place in the Beautiful eastern upper Penisula. We ride in Honor of Philo TAG Budlong who was an avid cyclist and former P.O.W., who lost his battle with Cancer. 5th Annual. Tags: Other Max: 150 Helmets: R Pro Sports | Pro Sports (906) 632-8161 | sooprosports@hotmail.com

TAG TIME TRIAL

Start: Alto - 6052 Linfield Ave. Southeast Distance: 12, 21, 50 M Fee: $25 Ind/$30 Fam, DOE The Ride for Warriors is a one day cycling event in support of the brave men and women that fight and have fought for our freedom. Procedds will go toward Veterans in West Michigan area who are in need of home modifications. Tags: Road Tour Max: 75 Helmets: R Ellen W. Seese (616) 821-9554 | rideforwarriors@gmail.com www.sites.google.com/site/rideforwarriors

RIDE FOR WARRIORS

Start: Metamora - Metamora Park (Behind the White Horse Inn), 1 East High St. Distance: 45, 75 M (Paved), 40 M Gravel Fee: $30, DOE Michigan Pink Tour - ALL NEW Routing for 2013! Tour the scenic roads of Lapeer county. Well stocked rest stops and SAG support. This tour best enjoyed if riders have road tour experience and are comfortable sharing main roads with motorized vehicles. Bonus t-shirt for anyone pre-registering by Sept 1! 5th Annual. Tags: Road Tour, Mtn. Biking Tour Max: 150 Helmets: R MPI Mainstreet Race Team | Maureen Parrish (248) 202-6233 | michiganpinktour@gmail.com www.michiganpinktour.org 9/15 Sunday

MICHIGAN PINK TOUR

Start: Ypsilanti - Corner Brewery, 720 Norris St. Distance: TBD Fee: $20 (includes food/swag) Taco Tour Seis- the tastiest bicycle tour in Michigan! We typically visit five taquerias in the Ypsilanti area- meat/veggie/vegan options available. Further info available on our website or Facebook, closer to the date. Tags: Other Max: NA Helmets: E Bike Ypsi | Tom Lennon (734) 330-0550 | tlennon@rc.net www.bikeypsi.org

BIKE YPSI TACO TOUR SEIS

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September 15th, 2013 Gladstone, Michigan


Registration and Starting Location at Gladstone High School
BIKE ROUTES FOR ALL ENDURANCE LEVELS LONG SLEEVE T-SHIRT AVAILABLE GREAT REST STOPS
Delta County Chamber of Commerce 230 Ludington Street, Escanaba 906-786-2192 888-deltami

Register online at: www.deltami.org

9/15 Sunday

Start: Suttons Bay - Suttons Bay HIgh School, 500 South Elm St. Distance: 20, 40, 65, 100 M Fee: $30 Ind/$70 Fam, after 8/14 $35/$80, DOE Ride beautiful Leelanau County on excellent roads by orchards, wineries and through quaint villages. The secenic terrain varies from flat to rolling with a few challenging hills on each route. So come, ride and enjoy this wonderful peninsula. Tags: Road Tour Max: 1100 Helmets: R Cherry Capital Cycling Club | Ray Landfair (231) 946-0467 | info@leelanauharvesttour.org www.leelanauharvesttour.org 9/15 Sunday

LEELANAU HARVEST TOUR

9/15 Sunday

Start: Sylvania, OH - Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Rd. Distance: 10, 31, 62, 100 M Fee: $25, after 9/9 $30, DOE Ride traverses varied terrain of Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Shorter loops are flat. Longer routes enter Michigans Irish Hills region. Rest stops for all with lunch on longer routes. Routes are marked with pavement arrows. 41st Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Maumee Valley Adventurers, (formerly HI-Toledo Area) | Patti Rapp (419) 250-0262 | Patti.Rapp@gmail.com www.mvadventurers.org 9/20 - 9/22 Friday - Sunday

IRISH HILLS TOUR

9/21 Saturday

Start: Durand - Sandula Clock Tower, 100 E Main St. Distance: 3, 56, 32, 100 M Fee: $15 Ind/$40 Fam, after 9/14 $20/$45, DOE This tour supports the delvelopement of a National Railroad Memorial. Proceeds will help to build a bicycle and pedestrian overpass to the Historial Durand Union Station. SAG,rest stops, cookies provided. Rural, rolling area, beautiful friendly area. 4th Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: 500 Helmets: E National Railroad Memorial Inc. | Leslie Dietrich (989) 288-2378 | dietrichs211@yahoo.com www.nationalrailroadmemorial.com 9/21 Saturday

TRAIN~N~WHEELS, FALL

Delta County Century Ride


Start: Gladstone - Gladstone High School Distance: 13, 40, 78, 100 K Fee: Vary Depending on Date, DOE This cycling tour for the entire family is sure to be a day full of great food and fun; so sign up today! The 100, 78, 40 and 13 K routes all begin at the Gladstone High School. Organizers stress that this is a fun, touring event and not a race. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Delta County Chamber of Commerce | Delta Chamber (906) 786-2192 | shughes@deltami.org www.deltami.org

9/15 Sunday

Tour de Ford Bike Ride


Start: Detroit - Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 W. Grand Blvd. Distance: 10, 35, 70 M Fee: $55 10-Mile/$65 35 & 70-Mile, DOE All proceeds from the Tour de Ford go to the Tom Groth Patient Medical Needs Fund, which provides underinsured in Southeast Michigan with funds for medical treatment. The 10, 35, and 70 mile ride all begin and end at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. 4th Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Henry Ford Health System | Dr. Otero (586) 977-5688 | tourdeford@hfhs.org www.henryford.com/tourdeford

Start: Harbor Springs - Boyne Highlands Resort, 600 Highlands Dr. Distance: 30 M + variety of longer options Fee: $50 Ride/$150 Hotel package, DOE This is not a race! Biketemberfest is a scenic 30 mile fall color bicycle ride and a weekend of parties in one of the most beautiful areas of Michigan. Approximately 400 outdoor enthusiasts gather each year to take part in this fun filled weekend! Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: E Zoo-De-Mackinac, Inc. | GregDrawbaugh (313) 821-8414 | greg@zoo-de-mack.com www.zoo-de-mack.com 9/21 Saturday

FALL FRENZY / BIKETEMBERFEST

2013 GREAT LAKES FALL BREAKAWAY BIKE MS RIDE

Start: Ypsilanti - Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stoney Creek Distance: 100 Metric M & 50 Metric M Fee: $25 Ind/$35, DOE Scenic fall ride through southern Washtenaw and Lenawee Counties. Two rest/refreshment stops and lunch at the end of the ride. Proceeds to benefit local childrens causes. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Ann Arbor Kiwanis Morning Edition | Bela Sipos (734) 358-1055 | kbsipos@ccim.net www.magicalmysterybiketour.com

MAGICAL MYSTERY BICYCLE TOUR

Start: Brighton - Dodge Pavilion Island Lake Recreation Area, 12950 East Grand River Distance: 5, 9 M (trails), 12, 24 M (road) Fee: $25, after 6/15 $30, DOE Island Lake Recreation Area is a 4,000 acre park in Livingston County that offers an up north experience without leaving southeast Michigan. Tags: Road Tour, Mtn. Biking Tour Max: 200 Helmets: R National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Michigan Chapter | Laura James (248) 936-0343 | bike@mig.nmss.org www.bikeMSmi.org 9/21 Saturday

Tour de Troit

Start: Detroit - Roosevelt Park, 2200 Michigan Ave. Distance: 30 M, 100 K Fee: $30-$65 depending on date, DOE The Tour de Troit is a bike ride that explores some of Detroits historic areas, views many of its most breathtaking sights, and provides bicyclists a unique opportunity to legally take over city streets. 2012s ride attracted over 5,000 riders. 12th Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Tour de Troit | Kelli Kavanaugh (313) 338-8687 | info@tour-de-troit.org www.tour-de-troit.org

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9/28 - 9/29 Saturday - Sunday

September 21, 2013

2013 GREAT LAKES BAVARIAN BREAKAWAY BIKE MS RIDE

Join more than 5,000 other cyclists for a 30-mile or 100-km tour of Motown sans Motor!
Check out our other rides too! 1st Annual 2nd Annual
May 18, 2013

January 21, 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Ride

Start: Frankenmuth - Harvey Kern Pavilion, 601 Weiss St. Distance: 30, 50, 75, 100 M each day Fee: $25 1-Day/$30 2-Day, after 6/15 $30/40, DOE This route starts and finishes in Frankenmuth, Michigans Little Bavaria. You will enjoy this fast, flat route while riding through the serene roads and quaint towns such as Vassar, Mayville, Chesaning, and Otter Lake. Tags: Road Tour Max: 600 Helmets: R National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Michigan Chapter | Laura James (248) 936-0343 | bike@mig.nmss.org www.bikeMSmi.org 9/28 Saturday

Start: St. Johns - St. Johns Depot, 107 East Railroad St. Distance: 20, 40, 60 M Fee: $15 Ind/$20 Fam, after 9/1 $20 Ind/$40 Fam, DOE This is a family-oriented ride to raise funds for the restoration of historic railcars. Ride through beautiful mid-Michigan countryside on all paved roads. At rest stops trivia fun for all ages with prizes, plus good snacks. Delicious meal at the end. 2nd Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Clinton County Arts Council | Beth Smith (989) 224-6629 | mccampbellsj@gmail.com www.clintonnorthernrailway.org 9/29 Sunday

BIKE RIDE FOR THE RAILWAY

Start: Three Oaks - Three Oaks Elementary School, 100 Oak St. Distance: 15, 25, 37, 50, 62, 75, 100 M Fee: $35, after 5/31 $45 A one-day bicycle tour of the orchards, forest and wine country in and around Three Oaks, Michigan. A recreational and social tour for bicyclists. It is intended that all participants ride in a safe manner. 40th Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: E Three Oaks Spokes Bicycle Club | Bryan Volstorf (269) 756-3361 | bryanvolstorf@sbcglobal.net www.applecidercentury.com

APPLE CIDER CENTURY

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Start: Auburn Hills - Riverside Park, corner of Squirrel Rd. & Auburn Rd. Distance: 5 - 40 M Fee: $20 Ind, DOE Enjoy a scenic ride on Oakland Countys five community Clinton River Trail at the 9th Annual FCRT Fall Classic. Auburn Hills Riverside Park registration, shirt, breakfast, lunch & displays. Route includes rest stop, trail map provided. 9th Annual Clinton River Trail Fall Classic. Tags: Trail Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Friends of the Clinton River Trail | John Hensler (248) 506-0942 | info@clintonrivertrail.org www.clintonrivertrail.org 9/28 Saturday 9/22 Sunday

CLINTON RIVER TRAIL FALL CLASSIC

October
Recurring Events for October:
Saturdays and/or Sundays (see 4/20)

Motor City Bike & Brew Tours Beat the Train in Detroit

Saturdays (see 4/7)

Tour of the White Pine Trail

10/5 - 10/6 Saturday - Sunday

Fall Pedal

The Angel Ride, 100 Mile Bike Ride


Start: Big Rapids - North End Park, 1050 N. Fourth Ave. Distance: 13, 26, 52, 100 M Fee: $40 Ind/$35 Group/$50, DOE This ride is more than just a cycling event it is a awesome way to support the mission of Angels of Action and help raise money and support for childhood hunger. Enjoy a scenic ride with fabulous fall colors on the White Pine and Pere Marquette Trails. T-shirt, Rest stops (high energy food and water), SAG support, lunch provided. 2nd Annual. Tags: Trail Tour, Other Max: NA Helmets: R Angels of Action | Joni Thompson (734) 716-2121 | joni@angelsofaction.org www.angelsofaction.org

Start: Allegan - Allegan Sports Complex, 29th St. Distance: 25, 52 M Fee: $40 Ind, DOE Celebrate fall pedaling thru scenic Allegan County. T-shirt with pre-registration, stocked drink and snack stations, and Fat Mikes Famous BBQ. Bicycling safety and hands on exhibits for the kids. See website or facebook for details and updates. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: E Childrens Museum of Fennville | Traci Perrigo (269) 686-0276 | traci.perrigo@gmail.com www.fenvillechildren.org

Start: Comstock Park - Fifth Third Ballpark, Comstock Park, 4500 West River Dr. Distance: 92 or 184 Fee: $65 2-day/$55 1-day An Epic 2-day, 184 mile color tour of the entire Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park from Grand Rapids to Cadillac and back. Half is UNPAVED. The hardest trail ride youll ever love! All proceeds go to further trail development (FWPT). 10th Annual. Tags: Trail Tour Max: 100 Helmets: R Friends of the White Pine Trail | Dennis Hamel (616) 258-3868 | tourwpt1@gmail.com www.tourwpt.org

10/5 Saturday

Iron Horse Ride to Defeat ALS


Start: Lowell - Fallasburg Park, 1124 Fallasburg Rd. Distance: 5, 30, 60,100 M Fee: TBD, DOE Get ready for the Ride of Someone Elses Life. Enjoy a fully supported ride through beautiful Kent County. 5, 30, 60, 100 Mile route Options. Support by Village Bike Shop. Gears & Beers after party featuring beer by Founders Brewing, music, and food. Tags: Other Max: NA Helmets: R The ALS Association Michigan Chapter | Robbie Banfill (616) 459-1900 | robbie@alsa-michigan.org www.ironhorseride.org

9/27 - 9/29 Friday - Sunday

Start: Jackson Distance: 100+ M over 3 days Fee: See website Two nights at the charming Rose Trellis Bed & Breakfast, plus three days of great country riding near Jackson. Youll love it! See our website for full details. 2nd Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: 20 Helmets: R Bike Tour Vacations | Jim Plaunt (248) 345-6929 | jim@biketourvacations.com www.biketourvacations.com

JACKSON FALL COLOR TOUR

9/28 Saturday

Dairy Roubaix
Start: West Olive - Pigeon Creek Park (tentative) Distance: 36 M Fee: $40 Saddle up for a fast and largely flat, primarily gravel road race through the farming communities of North Ottawa county. Recover with a cold frosty glass of milk (or beer) at the Pigeon Creek Lodge afteward with friends and family. Inaugural Event. Tags: Road Competitive Max: 500 Helmets: R Tidal Nine Events | Melissa Werkman (616) 915-0832 | mwerkman@tidal-nine.com www.tidal-nine.com

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League of Michigan Bicyclists


Promoting bicycling and the safety of bicyclists on Michigan roadways since 1981.

Support better bicycling become a member today!


Join/renew using the back page or at:

Save the Date October 13, 2013

www.LMB.org/membership

www.tourdelivingston.org
10/6 Sunday

Start: St. Clair - St. Clair High School, Distance: 30, 45, 65, 100 M Fee: $20, after 8/23 $25, limited, DOE at $40, International bike tour. Optional route to Canada (passport required). Cross St. Clair River by ferry. Fee includes ferry to and from Canada. Hot lunch served in U. S. for all routes. Post ride showers available. 32nd Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: 1200 Helmets: R Clinton River Riders | John Tarantino (586) 850-2485 | redtandom@yahoo.com www.lmb.org/crr 10/6 Sunday

BLUE WATER RAMBLE

10/12 - 10/16 Saturday - Wednesday

Exhale Charity Ride


Start: Metamora - White Horse Inn, 1 East High St. Distance: 10, 20, 40 M Fee: $20 minimum donation requested The Exhale Ride is a fundraiser for the JDRF where all proceeds go to the charity. A dirt road exploration of the scenic horse country in northern Oakland County. Riders off all ages and skill levels welcome. Mountain or cyclecross bikes. 9th Annual. Tags: NA Max: NA Helmets: R Riders 4 Research | Pam Wilcox (248) 744-1000 | Pam@o2creativesolutions.com www.exhaleride.com

Start: Muskegon - Fairfield Inn, 1520 East Mt. Garfield Rd. Distance: 310 M Fee: $550 Ind - All inclusive What better way to see the fall colors than from the saddle of your bike. Breakfast, two sags, dinner, and national chain hotel each day included with on the road service repairs. A beautiful ride in a beautiful state. Limited to 20 riders. 2nd Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: 20 Helmets: R Michigan Coast Riders | Michael Roon (616) 450-3450 | michigancoastriders@gmail.com www.michigancoastriders.com 10/12 Saturday

MICHIGAN COAST RIDERS COLOR TOUR

10/13 Sunday

10/11 - 10 Friday - Sunday

Start: Walloon Lake - Boyne Valley Lodge, 3780 M-75 Distance: Routes up to 75 M per day Fee: $250 - includes room & board The Walloon Lake Tandem Rally is a very friendly small rally. Riding some of Michigans great waterfronts. But the fun keeps going after you return from the ride, cocktails and Dinner then sit aroundthe firerplace with all of the new friends you met. 5th Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: 25 Helmets: R Midwest Bike &Tandems | Joel Hakken (734) 213-7744 | midwesttandems@comcast.net www.midwesttandems.com/events 10/12 - 10/12 Saturday

WALLOON LAKE TANDEM RALLY

Start: Lowell - Fallasburg Park, 1124 Fallasburg Park Dr. NE Distance: 17, 30, 62, 100 M (paved), 30, 62 M (gravel) Fee: $25 Ind/$50 Fam, after 9/27 $35/$70, DOE Since 1983, charity tour honoring Donna Ryskamp and Craig Campbell, cyclists killed by drunk drivers. Pancake breakfast, homemade cookies, hot beverages, soup lunch, and fantastic fall colors. Full SAG on paved roads. Try our fun gravel road routes. 31st Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Rapid Wheelmen Bicycle Club | President colorburst@rapidwheelmen.org www.rapidwheelmen.com/colorburst.html 10/12 Saturday

COLORBURST TOUR

Start: Brighton - 4141 Bauer Rd. Distance: 5, 9, 12, 28, 38, 62,100 M Fee: $30/$40 includes bfst/lunch, DOE Enjoy the beautiful fall colorsf thru Livingston County. on rural roads, bike paths and thru state parks. A must do event! Includes breakfast, lunch and enroute hospitality stops. Mommemorative long sleeve shirt $10. 6th Annual. Tags: Road Tour, Mtn. Biking Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Howell Rotary Club | Peter Bowen (810) 494-3000 | info@tourdelivingston.org www.tourdelivingston.org 10/13 Sunday

TOUR DE LIVINGSTON

Family Bicycle Color Tour - Fitzgerald Park


Start: Grand Ledge - Fitzgerald Park, 133 Fitzgerald Park Dr. Distance: 12/24 M Fee: $3 Adult/$2 Child/$8 Fam, DOE Scenic, leisurely ride to the Country Mill (cider mill) on Otto Rd. Participants may want to bring money to purchase items at the Country Mill. 27th Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: E Eaton County Parks | Jackie Blanc (517) 627-7351 | parksdept@eatoncounty.org www.eatoncountyparks.org

Start: Clay Twp. - 4710 Pte Tremble Distance: 24, 42 M water view Fee: $20, after 10/1 $30, DOE This is a great all paved ride. Ferry ride to Harsen Island. Most of the ride has a water view. Lunch is included at the end of the ride. 4th Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: E Greater Algonac Chamber | Bob Weisenbaugh (586) 725-1279 | Baysidetanning86@yahoo.com www.algonacchamber.com 10/13 Sunday

FALL COLOR TOUR, GREATER ALGONAC CHAMBER

Start: Warren - Macomb Bike & Fitness, 28411 Schoenherr Rd. Distance: 10, 25, 35 M Fee: $25, DOE Entry fee benefits Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Scenic route along Lake St. Clair on Jefferson Avenue and Lake Shore Drive. Rest stop available. Complimentary lunch served following the ride. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Macomb Bike & Fitness | Jeff Radke (586) 756-5400 | ride@macombbike.com www.macombbike.com

TREK WSD RIDE FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

10/12 Saturday

Family Bicycle Color Tour Fox Memorial Park


Start: Potterville - Fox Memorial Park, 3981 E. Gresham Hwy. Distance: 4 M Round Trip Fee: $2 Ind/$8 Fam, DOE Scenic, leisurely ride to the Country Mill (cider mill) on Otto Rd. Participants may want to bring money to purchase items at the Country Mill. 27th Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: E Eaton County Parks | Jackie Blanc (517) 627-7351 | parksdept@eatoncounty.org www.eatoncountyparks.org

Start: Ypsilanti - Corner Brewery, 720 Norris St. Distance: 15, 33M Fee: Free, DOE A free event in celebration of fall and bicycles and fun and friends and...well, you name it! The Fall Ride starts and finishes at the Corner Brewery. Road and dirt routes. A great ride to learn road rules and how to ride in groups. 7th Annual. Tags: Road Tour, Trail Tour Max: NA Helmets: E Bike Ypsi | Kristen Cuhran (734) 330-0550 | bikeypsi@gmail.com www.bikeypsi.org

BIKE YPSI FALL RIDE

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10/13 Sunday

Start: Clarkston - American Legion Post 63, 8047 Ortonville Rd. Distance: 10, 16, 24, 48 M Fee: $20 Adults/$10 Seniors & Juniors, DOE Enjoy the changing leaf colors on this tree lined back roads tour over the rolling hills of North Oakland County. Fat tire or cyclocross bikes are recommended for this challenging gravel road ride. Tags: Mtn. Biking Tour Max: 750 Helmets: R Flying Rhino Cycling Club | Mary Mickalich (248) 625-7000 | frcctourleader@gmail.com www.flyingrhinocc.com 10/19 Saturday

FALL COLOR BACK 40 TOUR

January 2014
1/1 Wednesday Start: Clarkston - American Legion Post 63, 8047 Ortonville Rd. Distance: 7 & 16 M Fee: $15 Adults/$10 Seniors & Juniors, DOE Start the New Year off with a beautiful winter wonderland ride on the snow covered back roads north of Clarkston. Please come early for a warming bowl of chilli or soup before venturing out into the cold. 25th Annual. Tags: Mtn. Biking Tour Max: 300 Helmets: R Flying Rhino Cycling Club | Mary Mickalich (248) 625-7000 | frcctourleader@gmail.com www.flyingrhinocc.com 1/1 Wednesday Start: Ypsilanti Distance: 6 M Fee: Free, DOE Takes place at 12:30 am (yes, 30 minutes after midnight) on January 1st, 2012. Meet outside the front door of the Corner Brewery. Ride length is around 6-8 miles on quiet, neighborhood streets. Please dress warm and have working front and rear lights. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: NA Bike Ypsi | Bob Krzewinski (734) 487-9058 | wolverbob@gmail.com www.bikeypsi.org 1/1 Wednesday

POLAR RHINO RIDE

1/1 Wednesday

Don Jaqua New Years Day Memorial Ride


Start: Birmingham, Shain Park, stage prior Biggby Coffee Distance: 10 to 25 M Fee: $5 donation requested, DOE Mountain bike suggested. Modest paced ride around Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills to start out the new year. Contributions go towards Michigan Youth Cycling in Dons memory. Tags: NA Max: NA Helmets: NA Team o2/Cadieux BC | E.J. Levy (248) 388-3854 | EJLMotiveForce@bikerider.com www.ridersforresearch.com

Start: Detroit - Historic Fort Wayne, 6325 W. Jefferson Distance: Approx 2 M course done in laps. Fee: $25/$30, DOE Join us for the 5th annual MACX as we bring CX racers from all over the region to compete on the most unique course in the Cyclocross world. Registration opens in September but start training early for the best Cycloross race in the state of Michigan 5th Annual. Tags: MBRA Race Cyclocross Max: 400 Helmets: R Beatthetrain LLC | Andrew Staub (313) 729-6286 | Beatthetrain@gmail.com www.Beatthetrain.com

Mad Anthony Cyclocross Classic

1/20 Monday

FIRST RIDE IN THE FIRST HOUR

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Bike Ride


Start: Detroit Distance: 10 M Fee: $5-$10, DOE Celebrate & honor Martin Luther King, Jr. with this 10-mile ride. Sites include the Museum of African American History & Campus Martius, where King first gave his Have a Dream speech. Proceeds will benefit youth build-a-bike programs in Detroit. 2nd Annual Event. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Tour de Troit | Kelli Kavanaugh (313) 338-8687 | info@tour-de-troit.org www.tour-de-troit.org

November
11/15 Friday LMB Event

Start: Lansing - Downtown Lansing, Washington St. Distance: 2 Fee: Free, DOE LMB is once again hosting a bicycle-themed float in the annual Silver Bells Electric Light Parade to be held November 15th at 6:00 pm. We are inviting cyclists from across the state to light up their bikes and join us for this annual celebration in downtown Lansing. Tags: NA Max: NA Helmets: NA League of Michigan Bicyclists | John Lindenmayer (888) 642-4537 | john@LMB.org www.silverbellsinthecity.org/parade.html

SILVER BELLS ELECTRIC LIGHT PARADE BICYCLE FLOAT

E V LMB EN T

1/25 - Saturday

Start: Dearborn - Olive Branch Masonic Lodge, 1170 Mason Distance: 12 M Fee: $10, after 12/18 $15, DOE Enjoy 12 miles of flat easy Dearborn street riding. 41 Annual. Tags: Road Tour Max: NA Helmets: R Dearborn Cycling Saddlemen | Jim Boylan (313) 562-3318 | jimmyboylan@aol.com www.saddlemen.org

FIRST DOZEN BICYCLE TOUR

Noquemanon World Championship Snowbike


Start: Marquette Distance: 12, 24, 50 K Fee: $30-$45 50K Snowbike Saturday, January 26, 2012 on the full Noquemanon course after all skiers have passed through. Race time TBA. The 50K race will be part of new Great Lakes Fat Bike Series, which currently includes five snow bike races in the Midwest. 3rd Annual Tags: Other Max: NA Helmets: R Noquemanon Trail Network | Nicole Dewald (906) 235-6861 | noquenetwork@gmail.com www.noquemanon.com/snow-bike

E V LMB EN T

After a 15 year absence LMB is bringing back the wildly popular Sno Ride, No Ride. It burst on to the scene in 1997 and was as popular as today's "Flash Mob" events. But due to the damage that Y2K caused it has taken us this long to revive it. Start your 2014 cycling season off in style by participating in this wildly popular event to be held in January of 2014. More information coming soon: www.LMB.org.

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FIXING A FLAT
BASIC TOOLS:
Tire lever Pump or inflator 6 crescent wrench (if wheels bolted on) Patch kit

BEFORE YOU RIDE


Spare tube

A is for Air B

ABC Quick Check

THEFT PREVENTION
Precautions:

Any lock can be broken, given enough time and the right tools, but there are ways to reduce the theft risk.

Inflate tires to rated pressure listed on sidewall of tire Use a tire gauge to insure proper tire pressure Check for damage to tread and sidewall; replace damaged tire
Inspect brake pads for wear; replace if less than

RELEASE BRAKES:
A) On side-pull brakes there is usually a tensionrelease lever on side. B) On cantilever brakes remove cable from arm.

is for Brakes

REMOVE WHEEL:
Unlock quick-release lever or loosen wheel nuts and remove wheel from frame.

C is for Cranks, Chain and Cassette

remains Check pad adjustment; make sure they do not rub tire or dive into spokes Check brake-lever travel; with brakes applied, you need at least 1 between the lever and handlebar

UNSEAT TIRE:
Use tire irons to unseat tire from rim on one side only.

Quick is for Quick Releases

Make sure crank bolts are tight; lube only the threads, nothing else Check chain for wear; 12 links should measure no more than 12-1/8 long If chain skips on freewheel or cassette, you may need an adjustment or new chain and freewheel/cassette Wheel hubs need to be tight in the bike frame; your hub quick release should engage at 90 Hub quick releases should point to the back of the bike to ensure they dont catch on anything (releasing the wheel) Inspect brake quick releases to ensure that brake cables have been re-engaged
Take a quick ride to ensure derailleurs and brakes are working properly Inspect the bike for loose or broken parts; tighten, fix, or replace them before you ride Pay extra attention to during the first few miles

If at all possible, take your bike indoors with you; next best is locking it where you can still see it. Otherwise, lock your bike in a highly visible area as close to your destination as possible. Always lock your bike, even if youre just going to be gone for a minute or two; stealing an unlocked or improperly locked bike only takes a few seconds. Never lock just your bikes front wheel; youll come back to find just the front wheel. Lock your frame and wheels to something solid and permanent; a thief can lift a bike over and off a sign post. Take anything removable unlocked wheels, seats, computers, lights, bike bags, etc. with you; if you can remove it, anyone can.

Locks & Cables:


U locks are the strongest; cable locks are only a minor deterrent to a bike thief. If you can, remove your front wheel and U-lock it to the rear wheel and the frame so that you fill the U of your U-lock. You can add cables, locking quick-releases, and/or seatpost bolts to secure your wheels and seat. Try to lock your bike to: A bike rack, when available. (Inverted-U bike racks have two points of contact, making it less likely your bike will fall over.) Dont lock or cable your bike to: Fire hydrants or police and fire call boxes, electric traffic-signal poles, poles in bus or loading zones, or crowding an intersection, trees, or handicap ramps.

REMOVE TUBE:
Reach in to tire and pull tube out. Generally first pull opposite the valve stem.

is for Check it over

CHECK TIRE/ TUBE:

SIGNS AND SIGNALS


Obey all stop signs and signals; cyclists are not exempt from traffic laws. Signal your intentions clearly and in plenty of time. Signal left turns by extending your left arm straight out to the left. Signal right turns with an upturned left arm. Signal stopping or slowing by extending your left arm straight down with your palm facing rearward.

Serial Numbers & Registration:

Check the tire and tube for embedded objects such as glass, nails, etc.

INSTALL NEW TUBE:

Even if the police recover your stolen bike, you wont get it back without the serial number; they need proof of ownership. If your bike-shop salesperson, DOEsnt show you your new bikes serial number on the frame and on the sales paperwork, ask for it. Some communities will register the serial number to help you recover your stolen bike.

Slightly inflate tube to give it shape. Put valve stem in first.

PUT TIRE ON RIM:

Work tire back on rim, making sure not to pinch tube between rim and tire. Start with section by valve. Push valve upwards to make sure it is not caught between tire and rim.

Left Turn

Right Turn

Slowing

ANATOMY OF A BIKE
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Look for your bicycles serial number in these locations.

PUMP TIRE:
Use your pump or inflator to re-inflate the tire.

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In Case of Theft:
File a police report at the local police station, with details of the theft, including your bikes serial number, and request a case number. Cite the case and serial numbers whenever you communicate with the police. Follow up by phone periodically to see if your bike has been recovered. If you have purchased scheduled item insurance on your bike, contact your insurance agent. Otherwise, you must weigh the cost versus benefits of filing a homeowners-insurance claim.

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REPLACE WHEEL:

Put the wheel back into the frame. Remember to close the quick release mechanism or tighten wheel nuts for the wheel. Also remember to reattach your brakes.

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Saddle Stem Handlebars Brake/Shifters Headlight Front Brake Tire Rim Spokes Front Hub Pedals

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Crank Arm Chain Ring Chain Rear Derailleur Cassette/Freewheel & Rear Hub Fender Rear Brake Reflector Seat Post Front Derailleur Fork

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LMB MEMBER SHOPS, CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS


SHOPS
Adrian Locksmith & Cyclery, Adrian adrianlockandbike.com Al Petri & Sons Bicycles, Lincoln Park, Woodhaven
petribikes.com

Cycling Saddlemen Bicycle Club, Dearborn


saddlemen.org

Downriver Cycling Club, Southgate LMB.org/dcc Easy Riders Bicycle Club, Grosse Pointe Park
LMB.org/easy

CycleSafe, Cascade cyclesafe.com Danto & Company, Detroit dantos.com Dawn Farms, Ypsilanti dawnfarm.org Delta County Chamber of Commerce, Escanaba
deltami.org

Als Qu ick Release Bicycle Sales & Service, Davison


alsquickrelease.com Alger Bikes, Grand Rapids algerbikes.com American Cycle & Fitness, Grosse Pointe Woods E. Lansing, Macomb Twp., Sterling Heights,Walled Lake, Royal Oak, Pontiac americancycleandfitness.com Assenmacher Cycles, Swartz Creek assenmachers.com Bay Vac & Pedal, Bay City bayvacandpedal.net Bicycle Headquarters, Inc, Midland bicyclehq.com Bike & Tour Shop, Livonia Breakaway Bicycles, Grand Haven, Muskegon, Portage breakawaybicycles.com Brick Wheels, Traverse City brickwheels.com Continental Bike Shop * Hazel Park continentalbikeshop.com * LIFE MEMBER Dennys Central Park Bicycles, Okemos dennyscentralparkbikes.com

Flying Rhino Cycling Club, Genesee flyingrhinocc.com Genesee Wanderers Bicycle Club, Flint
geneseewanderers.org

Gotta Ride Easy, Livonia Kalamazoo Bicycle Club, Kalamazoo


kalamazoobicycleclub.org

Duo-Gard Industries, Canton duo-gard.com Farm Dog Cycles, Harrow, Ontario farmdogcycles.com Frankenmuth Morning Rotary Club, Frankenmuth
fmrotary.com

Friends of the Clinton River Trail, Rochester


clintonrivertrail.org paintcreektrail.org

Keweenaw Trekkers, Chassell admin.mtu.edu/~rbdalqui Macatawa Cycling Club * Holland Michiana Bicycle Association, Granger, IN mbabike.com Michigan Coast Riders, Grandville michigancoastriders.com Michigan Human Powered Vehicle Association, Michigan United Tandem Society * Statewide
Statewide, mhpva.org sites.google.com/site/mutsclub *LIFE MEMBER Miller Canfield Cyclists, Detroit North Country Bicycle Club, Boyne City Rapid Wheelmen Inc, Grand Rapids LMB.org/rapidwheels Revolution Racing, Saginaw revolutionracing.jimdo.com Shoreline Cycling Club, Ludington shorelinecyclingclub.org Sleeping Bear Cycling Club, Frankfort Slow Spokes Bicycle Club, Sterling Heights LMB.org/spokes Three Oaks Spokes Inc * Three Oaks applecidercentury.com/spokes.htm *LIFE MEMBER Tri-City Cyclists, Midland tricitycyclists.org Tri-County Bicycle Association, Lansing biketcba.org West Michigan Coast Riders, Spring Lake wmcoastriders.org Wolverine Sports Club, Birmingham wolverinesportsclub.com macatawacyclingclub.org *LIFE MEMBER

Friends of the Paint Creek Trail, Rochester Hills Friends of the Pere Marquette Rail Trail, Midland
LMB.org/pmrt

Friends of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail, Inc. Grand Haven/Spring Lake North Bank Bike Tour, Grayling Rotary Club, Grayling grayling-area.com GSM Synergy Center, Portage Hands Extended Loving People - HELP, Howell Rotaty Club, Howell Innate Chiropractic Center, Lansing Kevin Degen Open Road Foundation, Lansing
kevindegenfoundation.org Ludington help-ministry.org Grand Haven Goshen, IN pumpkinvine.org

Fraser Bicycle, Fraser fraserbicycle.com Jacks Bicycle Shop, LCC, Bay City jacksbikeshop.com Loose Spokes Bike Shop, Grand Haven loosespokes.com Macomb Bike & Fitness, Warren macombbike.com Metro Bike-N-Sport, Clinton Township Midwest Bike and Tandems, Ann Arbor
midwesttandems.com

Lakeshore Harvest Country Bike Tour, South Haven


lakeshoreharvestcountry.com

Mobile Bike Repair, Three Rivers MSU Bikes, East Lansing bikes.msu.edu On Two Wheels, Jackson otwjackson.com P & T Fitness, Jackson pandtfitness.com Port Austin Kayak, Port Austin portaustinkayak.com Pro Sports & Cycle, Sault Ste Marie Ride 45 Boards & BMX, Petoskey ride45.com Rochester Bike Shop, Rochester rochesterbikeshop.com Rock n Road Cycle, Grand Haven, Holland
rocknroadcycle.com

Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan, Maumee Valley Adventures, Toledo, OH
mvadventurers.org Statewide wishmich.org Mackinaw City mackinawchamber.com

ORGANIZATIONS
Alman Associates, Ann Arbor mindovermatteralz.com Alzheimers Association, Harrison Twp.
mindovermatteralz.com

MI Bike LLC, Holt Michigan Cycling Charters, Lansing


michigancyclingcharters.com mmba.org

Roll Models, Allen Park rollmodelsbikeshop.com South Lyon Cycle, South Lyon southlyoncycle.com The Hub and Back Alley Bikes, Detroit
thehubofdetroit.org

Michigan Mountain Biking Association, Statewide Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance, Statewide
michigantrails.org

westmichiganbike.com zeelandschwinn.com

The Stable of Saginaw, Saginaw thebikestable.com Tims Bike Shop, St. Clair Shores Velo City Cycles, Holland velo-citycycles.com Village Cyclery, Schoolcraft villagecyclery.com West Michigan Bike & Fitness, Kentwood

American Diabetes Association, Southfield diabetes.org Ann Arbor Kiwanis Morning Edition, Ann Arbor Associated Charities of Lenawee County, Adrian
thecharities.org

Benzie County CVB, Benzonia visitbenzie.com Benzie Sunrise Rotary Club, Beulah
benziesunriserotary.org bccancerservice.org

Motor City Brew Tours, Troy motorcitybrewtours.com National 24 Hour Challenge, Caledonia n24hc.org National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Dimondale
nationalmssociety.org

Berrien County Cancer Service, Stevensville Bike Michiana Coalition, South Bend, IN bikemichiana.org Bike Tour Vacations, LLC, South Lyon biketourvacations.com Bike4BreastCancer, East Jordan bike4breastcancer.org Boals Bike Park, Grand Blanc boalsbikepark.blogspot.com Briggs Colegrove, P.C., Detroit briggscolegrove.com CAPA-Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness,
Hillsdale capahillsdale.net

National Railroad Memorial, Inc, Saginaw


nationalrailroadmemorial.com

Zeeland Schwinn Cycle & Fitness, Zeeland

PALM, Ann Arbor LMB.org/palm Paw Paw Service League, Paw Paw PEAC Programs to Educate All Cyclists, Ypsilanti
bikeprogram.org

CLUBS
Ann Arbor Bicycling Touring Society, Ann Arbor abts.org Big Rapids Bicycle Club, Big Rapids Bike Ypsi, Ypsilanti bike.ypsi.org Cascades Cycling Club, Jackson
cascadescyclingclub.org cherrycapitalcyclingclub.org

Peckham Inc, Lansing abilitytour.org Priority Health, Grand Rapids priorityhealth.com Re-Bicycle Lenawee, Adrian
velofolk.wordpress.com/re-bicycle-lenawee-2

Cascade Engineering, Kentwood cascadeng.com Cass River Habitat for Humanity-Vassar, Caro
cassriver.com

Cherry Capital Cycling Club, Traverse City


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Clinton River Riders Bicycle Club, Fraser LMB.org/crr

Catalyst Partners, Grand Rapids catalyst-partners.com Christian Adventures, Rodney cranhillranch.com Clinton County ARTS Council - Railway Museum, St Johns clintoncountyarts.org

TART Trails, Traverse City tarttrails.org Third Coast Cycling, Rockford Washtenaw Bicycling & Walking Coalition, Zoo-De-Mackinac, Grosse Pointe Park zoo-de-mack.com
Ann Arbor wbwc.org

Advocating for safe bicycling conditions throughout Michigan requires a lot of hard work. Your support of the League of Michigan Bicyclists is a great investment in making Michigan a more bicyclefriendly state.

Join, renew, or donate today by check or credit card using the form below or through LMBs secure website:
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League of Michigan Bicyclists Membership & Donations

Becoming a LMB member ensures that full-time bicycleadvocacy professionals are protecting your interests, keeping the roads open to bicyclists, and working to educate the government and public about the benefits of cycling and the rights of bicyclists. Membership aligns you with bicyclists throughout Michigan to become part of a proven, effective, grassroots advocacy organization. There are approximately two million bicyclists in Michigan; and we all know there is greater strength in numbers especially if we all pedal together. Whether you are a racer, recreational rider, mountain biker, tourist or commuter, the League of Michigan Bicyclists represents your right to safe bicycling conditions. LMB IS WORKING TOWARD: Improved Facilities (bike lanes, sharrows, paved shoulders) Acceptance of responsible bicyclists as legitimate road users Education of bicyclists and motorists Representation of bicycling issues within all levels of govt. Policies that are properly enforced, which advance bicycling and protect the rights of bicyclists

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MEMBER BENEFITS INCLUDE: Subscription to Michigan Bicyclist Magazine Discounts on LMB Bicycle Tours Reduced advertising rates in our magazine & Ride Calendar
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This ticket entitles Bike MS cyclist to one firST TiMe free regiSTraTion
register online at bikeMSmi.org or call 248.936.0343 Discount code: MigT2r13
TickeT To ride ruleS & regulaTionS Holder MUST be a first-time cyclist Ticket is good for one free regiSTraTion with Bike MS: Michigan Chapter Ticket may only be used for non-registered Holder is still responsible for raising cyclists. refunds will not be given to first-year the $250 pledge minimum cyclists who are already registered.

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