9-13-17 End of Season Party/Ride

PedalGR ride begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 9/13/2017 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 hard to believe that the 10th year of PedalGR is coming to an end. Thanks to everyone who’s come along for the ride. I’m grateful for the many great friends Amy and I have met through this ride and it’s been a pleasure being your ride captain. Cheers to 10 more years of PedalGR! To celebrate, we’ll be headed on a short, but somewhat hilly, route and stopping at the Midtown Green for our traditional cake celebration!

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 ~9 miles but will have multiple stops, including a stop for cake at Midtown Green. 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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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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