5-9-18 – Wyoming Dreamin’

EDIT: 5/9 ride canceled due to rain. Same route on 5/23. Hope to see you at the Grand Rapids Ride of Silence on 5/16 at 6th St Park. Arrive at 6:30. Ride leaves at 7pm.

PedalGR ride begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 5/9/18 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.

New trail connects to Wyoming KDL (library)

This week we head to the wilds of Wyoming. Much of the route in Wyoming is new territory for PedalGR. Wyoming (pop. 75,567) is a mixed bag of many cultures, and you never know what you’re going to run into. You’ll see US-131 from vantage points you likely never have before, and you’ll experience the perils of being a pedestrian crossing 28th St. at US-131. Sounds fun, right!?! It will be, for sure.

We’ll also roll through the Grand Rapids Bike Park (scheduled for renovation later this summer), the former Studio 28 Lot, ride behind Rogers department store, roll down one of the best sweeping downhills in the metro area, and visit Habitat for Humanity’s HQ overlooking downtown. Sounds fun, right!?!

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.
  • This route contains many different riding surfaces, including some unpaved sections. It’s all ridable on a skinny tire road bike, but may require special handling skills or dismounting for short sections.
  • Ride is ~13.2 miles. The ride should take ~1.75-2 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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4-25-18 – PedalGR Kickoff Ride!

PedalGR ride begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 4/25/18 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! Let’s ride! For reasons unknown, our kickoff ride has traditionally toured the SE side of GR. 2018 is not much different than 2008, other than your rent is likely higher and we have more bike lanes. The weather is gonna be decent, so come ride bikes and kickoff the 2nd decade of PedalGR!

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. The ride should take ~1.75-2 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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Announcing the 2018 PedalGR Schedule

The schedule for 2018 will be pretty similar to the past few years, kicking off on the last Wednesday of April!

New this year, I’ve scheduled two moonlight rides in October and November, including one on Black Friday, which has a full moon in 2018. I’ll work out the details of these as we get closer. They’ll likely start around 8pm and we’ll ride around the trails at Millennium Park by moonlight.

Thanks for 10 great years of PedalGR from 2008-2017. We’re looking forward to the 2nd decade of PedalGR!

-9/12/18
-8/29/18
-8/15/18
-8/1/18
-7/18/18
-7/5/18SPECIAL THURSDAY RIDE
-6/20/18
-6/6/18
-5/23/18
-5/9/18
-4/25/18

Moonlight Rides
-10/26/18-Friday Moonlight Ride
-11/23/18-Black Friday Full Moon Ride