There are many ways to enjoy the summer cycling weather and give back while you ride; we invite you to check out this month’s $1 per Rider Events! The organizers of these rides have pledged to donate $1 to LMB for every person who registers for their event. Those dollars add up quickly and help tremendously in LMB’s education and advocacy work. We hope you will help support us, simply by registering for one of the stellar events below this month!
Go To Hell Backwards
We explore the farmland, woods and small towns of south-central Michigan. Starting in Canton we head south along the I275 bike trail thru the Matro Parks to Lake Erie, Monroe, Adrian, Jackson, and Marshall before heading back thru Eaton Rapids, Stockbridge and Ann Arbor (and not going thru Hell). An APC certified Brevet.
Grand Rapids Triathlon
The Grand Rapids Triathlon is known for it’s flat, fast course. It’s ideal for the new and experienced triathlete alike.The 2018 GR Tri will be the host of the USAT Clydesdale & Athena National Championship. With a beautiful swim in the lake-like Thornapple River with virtually no current, to a flat country-road bike course then on to the scenic, shaded run course with loads of local support. This race offers several free clinics leading up to the event, a pre-race swim and pre-ride at the race site the week before along with an amazing expo. It’s the largest independent triathlon in Michigan and offers a Sprint, Olympic and Half Iron, all with separate transition areas to give you a small race feel.
Pumpkinvine Bike Ride
Ride on country roads past Amish farms and workshops. Enjoy the 16-mile Pumpkinvine Nature Trail lined with flowers and trees as it passes through Goshen, Middlebury and Shipshewana. Cruise with horses and buggies past traditional farms with sheep, cattle and newborn foals in summer pastures. Generous SAGs serve drinks, fruit, energy foods and cold cut sandwiches. End your ride with the usual pie and ice cream. Children are welcome. Ride proceeds will support construction of the trail. Camping and showers will be available at the fairgrounds.
Thumbs Up 200, 400, 600
06/16/18 - 06/17/18
Enjoy the farmland of the Thumb and the Lake Huron shoreline, with controls in North Branch, Frankenmuth, Sebewaing, Port Austin and Lexington. Plus a 200k jaunt down to St Clair, Richmond, Rochester and a turnaround in Lake Orion more than half on trails. An ACP Certified Brevet.
Ferris State University Bulldog Bike Tour
A day of bicycling through rural Mecosta County on well-marked (all paved) routes. The scenic route will include rural agricultural areas, woods, and lakes. Ride proceeds to support student scholarships. Helmets required. Lunch following ride, SAG support, food stops with high-energy snacks and drinks, and T-shirt are included. All routes have a common outer loop so modifying distance as the ride goes is possible. Proceeds go to student scholarships!
06/16/18 - 06/16/18
Ride with us on June 16, 2018 as we join partner with Taste of Muskegon! The food and festivities of Taste of Muskegon will greet riders on their return to Hackley Park in downtown Muskegon. Participants will receive 10 tickets to use at their favorite Taste of Muskegon vendors! Choose from a 6, 25, 50, or 100 mile route, get registered, and start raising pledges! Pledge proceeds will provide bikes for children and work transportation for those in need.
Grand Traverse Tour
06/17/18 - 06/22/18
Take the beautiful Traverse City, toss in a ride out Old Mission Peninsula, and add 3 days in Leelanau County. You'll see quiet roads, great paved trails, orchards, wineries, and lighthouses.
Pedal Across Lower Michigan (PALM)
06/23/18 - 06/29/18
PALM is Michigan's premier family oriented bike tour since 1982. PALM covers 250 miles with longer optional miles each day. Optional meals and bus purchases. Paved roads. Suitable for the novice or veteran tour riders.
Northville Rotary Tour de Ville
The Tour de Ville is a supported ride that routes riders along beautiful Hines Drive and the countryside west of Northville. The event includes a light breakfast, and lunch. Join us after the ride for music by the Shawn Riley Band in the beer tent! Please see the web site for all the details including discounts for kids & Students. Truly fun for the whole family.
Mick Webster Memorial Bike Tour (Mick’s Ride)
Mick passed away May 17th 2006 after a 6 year battle with malignant melanoma. All proceeds from the ride will go to the Relay for Life helping to someday find a cure for this disease and others.
Mick's Ride begins with a Mass start at 8:30am and runs through southern Jackson County and along the Falling Waters Trail. Sag stops with refreshments and Sag vehicles are provided. After the ride Pulled Pork sandwiches and a whole lot more will be served for lunch.
Kalamazoo Scenic Bicycle Tour
KalTour 2018 has a new start location and new routes! We still have low-traffic country roads passing forests, fields, wetlands, orchards, and vineyards. We still have plenty to eat at rest stops and sandwiches, fruit, and cookies for lunch. We even have a few hills on the longer routes! We also have the advantages of our new location -- more parking, low-traffic roads right from the start, and fewer hills on the shorter routes. Our starting location is just off four lane US 131, and only eight miles south of I-94.
BLUE WATER RAMBLE
Tour the beautiful Blue Water region with views of the St Clair River and a ferry ride with your bike to Harsen's Island. Great food (vegetarian option) and music at the end. On tour photographs. Rest stops with snacks, SAG, and basic bike repair are included. This is a great ride for all abilities! We give our net club proceeds to local bike related charities, such as LMB, PEAC, Back Alley Bikes, Detroit Greenways, Variety Club, Macomb Orchard Trail, IVBP, etc. Register early as prices increase after May 23.
Big Mac 200
Starting in Petoskey then heading north thru Harbor Springs then along the Lake Michigan shoreline thru the Tunnel Of Trees probably the most beautiful rides in Michigan. We continue heading up to the Straights of Mackinaw then along the shore of Lake Huron until we turn around and get to enjoy the road again. An ACP certified Brevet.
Sleeping Bear 400
06/30/18 - 07/01/18
Starting in Petoskey then heading south thru Traverse City to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, then up the Leelanau Peninsula back thru Traverse city then back to Petoskey. An ACP certified Brevet.
Third Coast 600
06/30/18 - 07/01/18
Starting in Petoskey then heading south thru Traverse City to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, then up the Leelanau Peninsula back thru Traverse city then back to Petoskey. We then head up to enjoy the Tunnel of Trees and a view of the Mackinaw bridge. An ACP certified Brevet.