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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5/24/17 – Tour de EGR

PedalGR ride begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 5/24/2017 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, due to my lower back being out-of-order, I am leaving you in the capable hands of three PedalGR regulars, Tad, Mark, and Phil. Give them a round of applause for stepping up in my absence. They’ll be taking you to EGR, with a lap around Calvin College, and a stop at the EGR Library overlook on Reed’s Lake. Meanwhile, I’ve got my first physical therapy appointment tomorrow, and hope to be back with you for the 6/7 ride.

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. 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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4-26-17 – PedalGR Kickoff Ride

PedalGR ride begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 4/26/2017 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 the kickoff ride for the 2017 season of PedalGR. It’s crazy to say that this is our 10th year leading this ride. Just for fun, here are the routes for three of them, 2014-2016, all on one map. On 4/26, we’re headed SE to Jaycee-MacKay Park, with various sites along the way, including a little ramp ride at the GRPS HQ.

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 ~1.5 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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