PedalGR 8-15-18 – Ice Cream Ride!

PedalGR ride begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 8/15/2018 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 Too Talls on Coit. 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.

Unsurprisingly for PedalGR, there will be some short sections on unpaved trails during the route. We’ll also visit the cemetery at the Michigan Home for Veterans, and check out parts of the Seward Ave Bikeway.

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 ~2-2.25 hours (PedalGR is not a race).
  • Lights are suggested, just in case we start to run out of daylight.
  • 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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7-5-18 PedalGR – Huff Park Ride

PedalGR ride begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 7/5/18 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.

We’ll tour the newly re-built boardwalk at Huff Park, which is being officially rededicated on 7/13, https://www.facebook.com/events/1153713231437201/, so be prepared for about a 1/2 mile walk. If you want to skip the walk there should be some shady sitting spots to wait for us. We’ll hit a few other highlights on the NE side, including John Ball’s headstone and Aspen Lake.

It’s still going to be in the mid-80s, so don’t forget your water!

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 short unpaved sections.=
  • Ride is ~16 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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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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