PedalGR 2015

  • 9/16/15
  • 9/2/15
  • 8/19/15
  • 8/5/15
  • 7/22/15
  • 7/8/15
  • 6/24/15
  • 6/10/15
  • 5/27/15
  • 5/13/15
  • 4/29/15

5/13/15 - PedalGR SE Side Ride

PedalGR, meeting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 5/13/2015 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.

Hello all! It’s Active Commute Week! If you haven’t planned or executed an active commute this week, there’s still time! On Friday there will be over 20 pitstops all over GR to help you along on your morning commute. Stop by any of them for some encouragement, refreshment, and comeraderie. http://acwgr.org/events/pit-stops/

For this week’s ride, we weave our way around the SW side, checking out a small bit of the Plaster Creek Trail and exploring some new places where PedalGR hasn’t traveled. In 8 years of doing these rides, we’ve certainly covered a lot of the map, so I still love finding new places.

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 few stops along the way. It should take about 1 1/2-2 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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PedalGR Kickoff - 4/29/15

PedalGR, meeting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 9/17/2014 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.

Looks like the weather’s going to be perfect for our first ride of the year! Here’s the route for Wednesday’s kickoff ride:

See you there!!

2015 PedalGR Season Schedule

Announcing the 2015 PedalGR Season Schedule!
4/29
5/13
5/27
6/10
6/24
7/8
7/22
8/5
8/19
9/2
9/16

Mark your calendars! It’s our eighth year of PedalGR and it’s gonna be a fun one. Watch for the 4/29 route coming soon.

Shameless plug:
This September I am riding 300 miles from GR to Chicago as part of the Climate Ride Midwest, raising money for the Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition team.  I heard so many great stories from local riders last year that I knew I had to do it this year (#bikecamp!!!!).  If you want to do something fun and challenging to raise money and awareness around bicycle advocacy in Grand Rapids, this is it!  Ask me (send an email to joshuajduggan (at) gmail.com) how you can join, or plan to attend an informational meeting on 4/20 at Rapid Central Station.

Details for the 4/20 meeting are here (even if you aren’t on Facebook, you can still click the link): https://www.facebook.com/events/395251463979224/

Or, you can make a donation on my Climate Ride page. I would be so thankful for your support: http://bit.ly/joshdoesclimateride

I’ve also got a fundraising challenge in the works that I hope to announce sometime in April, and even if you make a donation now (RIGHT NOW), it will still count toward my challenge.

9/17/14 - End of Season Party/Ride

PedalGR, meeting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 9/17/2014 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.

Hard to believe this is the finale of the 7th season of PedalGR. It’s been a great trip so far! Thanks to everyone for showing up. Last year Founders was closed while they completed their beer garden renovation to open in time for ArtPrize. The previous year we ended at our house. This year, we return to Founders and there will be cake!

Come welcome fall with us!

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 ~7 miles and will have a few stops along the way. It should take about 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:

Save The Date:

KissCross! GR’s much loved cyclocross racing series continues this Sunday, 9/21, 11am at Richmond Park. Come out to race or to spectate and support the local scene! Schedule is here: http://kisscross.com/race-info/schedule/

Colorburst Tour – 10/4/14 – An annual Rapid Wheelmen charity ride starting at Fallasburg Park with many different mileage options. Details: http://www.rapidwheelmen.org/colorburst.html

Become a fan of PedalGR on Facebook to get updates about upcoming rides, or sign-up for emails using the box in the right hand column of the website.

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Ride Safe and see you Wednesday!

9/3/14 - The Untitled Ride

PedalGR, meeting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 9/3/2014 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.

Short and sweet! This week we head east. The route is relatively short, due to our dwindling daylight (hello FALL!!!) and highlights will include the Reed’s Lake overlook at the EGR library and our annual pilgrimage to the Hillcrest Community Garden to see what’s left of the season’s harvest.

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 ~10.5 miles and will have a few stops along the way. It should 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:

Save The Date:

KissCross! GR’s much loved cyclocross racing series begins this Sunday, 9/7, 11am at Highland Park. Come out to race or to spectate and support the local scene! Schedule is here: http://kisscross.com/race-info/schedule/

Become a fan of PedalGR on Facebook to get updates about upcoming rides, or sign-up for emails using the box in the right hand column of the website.

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Ride Safe and see you Wednesday!