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Ride Around Kent County

Event Details 

Ride Around Kent County
When:
05/12/18 
Day of Week:
Saturday
Where:
Johnson Park, Butterworth Drive SE parking lot (1/ - Walker
Category:
Ride Cal. General
Event Type:
Road/Multi-Use Trail
Recreational or Competitive:
Recreational
Price:
15
Distance:
145, 100
Day of Event Registration:
No
LMB Member:
Yes
Max Participants:
150
Helmet Policy:
Required

Event Contact

Host Organization:
Rapid Wheelmen Bicycle Club
Website:
http://rapidwheelmen.com/rakc.html
Contact Person:
Michael Burden
Event Phone:
616-920-0724
Event Email:
[email protected]

Description

Ride Around Kent County

Ride Around Kent County145 miles touching the 4 corners of Kent County, with an optional 100 mile bail-out. There are at least two groups: "Fast" (18+ average mph) and "Good" (15+ average mph). Slower paced riders will not finish the 145 mile route by the 6pm cut-off.

SAG, snacks, ice, and sports drinks all around the route. Lunch for 145-milers about half-way around. Sandwich provided for 100-milers.

Lunch sandwiches will contain chicken and possibly nuts. Peanut butter, jelly, bread, bananas, oranges, trail mix, and "Aussie Bites" and/or "Sunrise bars" (organic energy bars) will be available as alternatives. If these options don't meet your dietary needs, then we welcome you to bring your own nutrition and our SAG vehicles will carry it to the lunch stop for you. Be sure to mark your name and route on the container so that it arrives at the correct lunch stop!

"Best supported ride I've been on."
"You guys are the greatest!"
"Best sandwich ever."

Ride Around Kent County is the second ride of a three-ride endurance training series leading up to the National 24-Hour Challenge. This year's ride will be hosted by Mike Burden, with assistance from a team of volunteers. We would like to thank John Crankshaw for starting this ride.

Ride 1: May 5, 2018 Dawn Patrol a 100+ mile ride on the 24-Hour route (see Ride Calendar to confirm). We will leave from Thornapple Kellogg Middle School (10375 Green Lake Rd, Middleville, MI 49333) at 8:00am on Saturday, May 6th and ride the 121 mile Loop 1 of the National 24 Hour Challenge route.

Ride 2: May 12, 2018 Ride Around Kent County
Ride 3: June 2, 2018 100 Grand Bicycle Tour

2018 Ride

Route files in GPX: 145 miles 100 miles
Zipped route files: 145 miles 100 miles
NOTE: you may need to right click the link and use "Save Link as". Some browsers will otherwise open the file instead of downloading it.

10th Annual
Ride Around Kent County
Saturday, May 12, 2018

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Start Time and Location

Start Time: 7:00 AM sharp

Start Location: Johnson Park, Butterworth Drive SE parking lot (1/4 mile east of Wilson Ave SE), Walker MI

NOTE: There are two parking lots on Butterworth -- one that is at the corner of Butterworth and Wilson, and one that is on Butterworth about 1/4 mile from Wilson. We will meet in the parking lot that is farther away from Wilson (it's a larger parking lot.)



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Registration

Register Online at BikeReg.com
Register Online

To register by mail send a check for $15 to:

RAKC
Rapid Wheelmen
PO Box 1008
Grand Rapids, MI 49501

Along with your:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Emergency Contact Name/Phone
  • Mailed entries MUST be postmarked by May 4, 2018!

    Venue

    Map
    Venue:
    Johnson Park, Butterworth Drive SE parking lot (1/
    Street:
    4051 Butterworth St SW
    City:
    Walker
    State:
    MI
    ZIP:
    49534
    Country:
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