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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6/8/16 – Blandford Ride!

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

Goats and veggies and wetlands…that’s right, PedalGR visits Blandford Nature Center. Our annual trip to this gem on the NW side. Come check it out with us! And…Amy is back!

wetland boardwalk at Blandford

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 few regrouping stops along the way, and a couple of stops at Blandford Nature Center. It should take about 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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9/16/15 – End of Season Party/Ride

PedalGR, meeting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 9/16/2015 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.

2014 PedalGR cake preview
2014 PedalGR cake preview

This is it! The End of Season Party/Ride. Three things to know!
1) This ride is short! 8 Miles. Darkness creeps up earlier and earlier this time of year, so we have a limited time to get everything in.
2) CAKE! We’ll be having a giant cake, courtesy of the generous support of the Rapid Wheelmen Bicycle Club. About 6 miles into the ride we’ll stop at Midtown Green. We’ll bring the plates, forks, and cake, you bring you and your friends.
3) Did I mention Cake?? We’ll also visit the beautiful campus of Aquinas College on the way to the cake. Then after the cake we’ll ride back to Founders for beer.

Also, this is your last chance to support Amy and I as we raising funds for the Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition (Amy is also raising funds for the League of Michigan Bicyclists) through the Midwest Climate Ride on Sept. 27-30. Fundraising ends on Friday. Give at least $30 and we’ll deliver you some of Amy’s famous no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies.

The organizations we’re supporting are doing critical advocacy work at the local and state level, speaking up for bicyclists and working toward a more bicycle-friendly Michigan. A huge thanks as well, to everyone that donated and attended our 9/2 fundraiser at Horseshoe Smokehouse. And also to those who have donated directly to our Climate Ride accounts. We are so grateful for your support.

If you love PedalGR, and biking in GR, please consider a donation to one or both of our Climate Ride accounts:
Amy: http://bit.ly/1E76eQp
Josh: http://bit.ly/joshdoesclimateride

 

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 8 miles, with a stop for cake in the middle. It should take about 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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