PedalGR 2014

  • 9/17/14
  • 9/3/14
  • 8/20/14
  • 8/6/14
  • 7/23/14
  • 7/9/14
  • 6/25/14
  • 6/11/14
  • 5/28/14
  • 5/14/14
  • 4/30/14

9/11/13 - PedalGR End of Year Party/Ride

Cake! from 2009

PedalGR, meeting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 9/11/2013 at Founder’s Brewing Company, 235 Grandville Ave SW. PedalGR is a ride of the Rapid Wheelmen Bicycle Club.

Hard to believe another summer of PedalGR has passed. Despite the heat, fall is on the way. Tigers are on their way to the post-season. Football!?!? Already??? And of course, cyclocross!!! (<--Click to see me crashing at Sunday's KissCross race)

I am so thankful for everyone who comes to ride with me and Amy. I love the experiences that PedalGR has given me and all the new places and neighborhoods I've discovered as a result of planning this ride. Tradition now dictates that every year we throw a little bash, to say thank you to all of you for showing up. This year, Founders is closed to finish renovations of their amazing new beer garden, so we'll be partying right nearby at the Pyramid Scheme on Commerce. We'll serve cake and they usually have 8-10 Short's Brewing beers on tap that are all half-off on Wednesday nights.

See you 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 only 8 miles and will have a few stops for photos and scenic views. It should take about 1 to 1 1/2 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.

Route:

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Save The Date:
Sept 21 - Tour de Donut, Greenville
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Oct 12 - Colorburst Tour – Fallasburg Park
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8-28-13 - Hillcrest Community Garden Ride

PedalGR, meeting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 8/28/2013 at Founder’s Brewing Company, 235 Grandville Ave SW. PedalGR is a ride of the Rapid Wheelmen Bicycle Club.

A visit to the Hillcrest Community Garden in August is never boring. One of the largest community gardens in the Michigan with over 100 plots, urban farming gem is tucked into the Fulton Heights neighborhood on Lyon St and is sure to be packed full of ripe produce of all kinds. We’ll also visit an assortment of sites on the near NE side including Aquinas College, Marywood Campus of the Dominican Sisters, Fulton St Farmer’s Market and the Kent County Jail (not necessarily in that order).

Also, if you’re looking for something to do before PedalGR, the Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition is hosting their quarterly Handlebar Happy Hour from 5pm-7pm at Brewery Vivant on Cherry St. Checkout the details or RSVP at their Facebook event.

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 about 12 miles and will take about 1 1/2 to 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.

Route:

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Save The Date:
Sept 11 - PedalGR End of Season Party/Ride

Founders will be closed for our normal End of Season Party/Ride. They are finishing their renovations on the new beer garden, which is going to be amazing! Location of the final party is TBD, but I’m accepting suggestions. Let me know your ideas and I’ll work something out over the next two weeks.

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8-14-13 - TACO RIDE!!

Tacos El Moroleon in 2008

PedalGR, meeting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 8/14/2013 at Founder’s Brewing Company, 235 Grandville Ave SW. PedalGR is a ride of the Rapid Wheelmen Bicycle Club.

It’s the annual PedalGR Taco Ride! In addition to a great route through Wyoming and SW Grand Rapids. As always, we’ll hit up the mini-velodrome in Marquette Park. Then we’ll head to Tacos El Cuñado Dos on Grandville Ave. It’s located in the same building as Tacos El Moroleon, our stop on the very first PedalGR Taco Ride in 2008.

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 about 13 miles and will take about 1 1/2 to 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.

Route:

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Save The Date:
TBD – Go ride your bike.

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7-31-13 - Versluis Orchard Ride!!

PedalGR, meeting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 7/31/2013 at Founder’s Brewing Company, 235 Grandville Ave SW. PedalGR is a ride of the Rapid Wheelmen Bicycle Club.

This week we ride to Versluis Orchard for a tour by The Farmer, Nate Versluis himself. Nate is an active elite mountain bike racer for Farm Team Racing. He’s hosted many bicycle races on his orchard in the past few years, mostly in the wintertime. The first year of PedalGR we were lucky enough to get some peaches right off the trees. This year the timing has worked perfectly to repeat that event. I CAN’T WAIT!!! Be prepared for a little sandy, gravelly areas in the orchard, but people with skinny tires make it through every year.

Also, in case you missed it, the City of Grand Rapids announced a ground-breaking 3-year bicycle education grant from MDOT, with local support from public and private funds. As we continue to expand our network of bike lanes and regional trails, this investment is a great opportunity to positively impact bicyclists and motorists in Grand Rapids, and become a model used around the state and country. More info on Mlive: http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2013/07/632k_bicycle_safety_education.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 about 16.5 miles and will take about 1 1/2 to 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.

Route:

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Save The Date:
TBD – Go ride your bike.

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7-17-13 - Ice Cream Ride!!

PedalGR, meeting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 7/17/2013 at Founder’s Brewing Company, 235 Grandville Ave SW. PedalGR is a ride of the Rapid Wheelmen Bicycle Club.

Ice Cream ride!!!!  We’ll head out on a shaded route, mostly on trails.  Highlighted by the Johnson Park Scenic Drive, we’ll head back via Millennium Park and stop at Power Play Ice Cream and Treatery on Seward Ave.  You’ll get $2 to spend on the ice cream of your choice from the Rapid Wheelmen Bicycle Club.  Bring extra $$ if you want something fancy.

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 about 16.5 miles and will take about 1 1/2 to 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.

Route:


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Save The Date:
TBD – Go ride your bike.

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Ride Safe and see you Wednesday!