8/17/16 – Taco Ride!

PedalGR ride begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 8/17/2016 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.

Tacos! We’re headed out for the Taco Ride! After a quick jaunt to Wyoming, and our annual visit to the mini-velodrome in Marquette Park, we’ll hit up Tacos El Cuñado on Burton St. Bring a few bucks and enjoy a taco or three! Afterward, we’ll head back north and if we have time we’ll stop at Motu Viget (the tire swing), which has been reinstalled near City Hall on Calder Plaza. Should be a great ride. Tacos!

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 ~12.5 miles and will have a few regrouping stops along the way. It should take about 2-2.5 hours (PedalGR is not a race). With the taco stop, we’ll likely be pushing the end of our daylight by the time we get back.
  • 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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8/3/16 Orchard Ride & Millennium Park

PedalGR ride begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 8/3/2016 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.

If you do one PedalGR this year, this should be the one! We’re switching things up this year, going in the Collindale side of Versluis Orchard. Farmer Nate will meet us there and surprise us with a tasty treat. Last year it was his famous “better than sex” sweet corn. Will it be peaches? Plums? Blueberries? Hard to know, but this is your chance to ride your bike into an orchard, eat fresh food you just picked at the source, and ask the farmer any questions you might have.

After that, we’ll head to Millennium Park. We’ll tour the new(ish) extension to the Hansen Nature Trail, and see the brand new boardwalk at “The Meadows”, which towers 24′ above the water offering panoramic views of the ponds to the east.

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 ~17.4 miles and will have a few regrouping stops along the way. It should take about 2-2.5 hours (PedalGR is not a race). With the orchard stop, we’ll likely be pushing the end of our daylight by the time we get back.
  • 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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7/20/16 – Ice Cream Ride!

PedalGR ride begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 7/20/2016 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 gonna be hot. That means you bring the water and we’ll take you to ICE CREAM! It’s TRUE!

We’ll head to Tippy Cow in downtown Grandville. Once there, I’ll hand each rider $2 for a small treat, courtesy of the Rapid Wheelmen Bicycle Club, as a thank you for riding and being awesome! If you want a fancy treat, bring a few extra bucks.

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 ~16 miles and will have a few regrouping stops along the way. It should take about 2-2.5 hours (PedalGR is not a race). With the ice cream stop, it may be pushing the end of our daylight by the time we get back.
  • 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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7/6/16 – Woodland Adventure

PedalGR ride begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 7/6/2016 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 PedalGR, we’re headed to the mall. Well, sort of. Our south-easterly route takes us near Woodland Mall, with many other sites en route, including a drive-in church, Reed’s Lake, and Marywood.

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 ~17 miles and will have a few regrouping stops along the way. There’s also a set of stairs we’ll have to walk down. It should take about 2-2.5 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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6/22/16 – Riverside Ride

PedalGR ride begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 6/22/2016 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 PedalGR, we’ll have the most daylight of any ride this year. I’ve got a big ride planned at 17 miles, with a couple of stops at Motu Viget (aka the Big Tire Swing), and the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans’ Cemetery. Other highlights include the Fish Ladder, Riverside Park, and a swing through the Cheshire-area of the Creston neighborhood.

Grand Rapids Home for Veterans’ Cemetery

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 ~17 miles and will have a few regrouping stops along the way, and a couple of stops at Motu Viget (The Tire Swing) and the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans’ Cemetery. It should take about 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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