8-16-17 – Taco Ride!

PedalGR ride begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 8/16/2017 at Founder’s Brewing Company, 235 Grandville Ave SW. PedalGR is a ride of the Rapid Wheelmen Bicycle Club, but membership is not required to participate.

The PedalGR Taco Ride is low on miles but high on quality stops, including the mini-velodrome, awesome tacos at Supermercado, Battjes Park, and Habitat for Humanity’s garden overlooking downtown.

Need to Know:

  • This is a no-drop ride. We will do our very best to keep the group together and make sure no-one gets separated or left behind.
  • Ride is only ~8.5 miles but will have multiple stops, including 25-30 minutes for tacos. The ride should take ~2 hours (PedalGR is not a race).
  • HELMETS ARE REQUIRED on Rapid Wheelmen Club rides. (The insurance company’s lawyers insist) Please email or comment if you need to borrow one and we will try to accommodate you.

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7-19-17 – Ice Cream Ride!!

PedalGR ride begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 7/19/2017 at Founder’s Brewing Company, 235 Grandville Ave SW. PedalGR is a ride of the Rapid Wheelmen Bicycle Club, but membership is not required to participate.

It’s time for the PedalGR Ice Cream Ride. This year’s ice cream ride will return to Tippy Cow, on the edge of downtown Grandville. Thanks to the generous support of the Rapid Wheelmen Bicycle Club, each rider will get $2, enough to buy a small cone. If you would like something fancier, bring a few extra bucks. I really love the Peanut Butter flurry.

Need to Know:

  • This is a no-drop ride. We will do our very best to keep the group together and make sure no-one gets separated or left behind.
  • Ride is ~14 miles and will have a 25-30 minute stop for ice cream. The ride should take ~2.5 hours (PedalGR is not a race).
  • HELMETS ARE REQUIRED on Rapid Wheelmen Club rides. (The insurance company’s lawyers insist) Please email or comment if you need to borrow one and we will try to accommodate you.

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6-21-17 – Blandford Ride and Tour

PedalGR ride begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 6/21/2017 at Founder’s Brewing Company, 235 Grandville Ave SW. PedalGR is a ride of the Rapid Wheelmen Bicycle Club, but membership is not required to participate.

We’ll head to Blandford Nature Center this week. Jason Meyer, Blandford’s Executive Director will meet us there to give us a tour of the new Mary Jane Dockeray Visitor’s Center. I’m super excited and a huge thanks to Jason for hosting us. Additionally, we’ll ride down Oakleigh to have a look at the newly purchased golf course that has doubled Blandford’s total acreage. If we have time, we’ll visit the Blandford Farm near the Wege Farm School.

http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2017/04/blandford_nature_center_celebr.html

Need to Know:

  • This is a no-drop ride. We will do our very best to keep the group together and make sure no-one gets separated or left behind.
  • Ride is ~15 miles and will have a tour of the new nature center building at Blandford. It should take ~2.5 hours (PedalGR is not a race).
  • HELMETS ARE REQUIRED on Rapid Wheelmen Club rides. (The insurance company’s lawyers insist) Please email or comment if you need to borrow one and we will try to accommodate you.

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6/7/17 – Tour de EGR Do-Over

PedalGR ride begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 6/7/2017 at Founder’s Brewing Company, 235 Grandville Ave SW. PedalGR is a ride of the Rapid Wheelmen Bicycle Club, but membership is not required to participate.

This week, we’ll be retrying a slightly shorter version of the route planned for 5/24. Two weeks ago, my lower back kept me from riding, and the threat of rain led to an abbreviated ride through Millenium Park. This week, we’ll feature a stop at the EGR Library overlook on Reed’s Lake. See you out there!

Need to Know:

  • This is a no-drop ride. We will do our very best to keep the group together and make sure no-one gets separated or left behind.
  • Ride is ~13 miles and will have a few regrouping stops along the way. It should take ~2 hours (PedalGR is not a race).
  • HELMETS ARE REQUIRED on Rapid Wheelmen Club rides. (The insurance company’s lawyers insist) Please email or comment if you need to borrow one and we will try to accommodate you.

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5/24/17 – Tour de EGR

PedalGR ride begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 5/24/2017 at Founder’s Brewing Company, 235 Grandville Ave SW. PedalGR is a ride of the Rapid Wheelmen Bicycle Club, but membership is not required to participate.

This week, due to my lower back being out-of-order, I am leaving you in the capable hands of three PedalGR regulars, Tad, Mark, and Phil. Give them a round of applause for stepping up in my absence. They’ll be taking you to EGR, with a lap around Calvin College, and a stop at the EGR Library overlook on Reed’s Lake. Meanwhile, I’ve got my first physical therapy appointment tomorrow, and hope to be back with you for the 6/7 ride.

Need to Know:

  • This is a no-drop ride. We will do our very best to keep the group together and make sure no-one gets separated or left behind.
  • Ride is ~15 miles and will have a few regrouping stops along the way. It should take ~2 hours (PedalGR is not a race).
  • HELMETS ARE REQUIRED on Rapid Wheelmen Club rides. (The insurance company’s lawyers insist) Please email or comment if you need to borrow one and we will try to accommodate you.

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