February PedalGR Moonlight Bi(ke)athlon

The February PedalGR Bi(ke)athlon will meet on Sunday, February 28th, 2010 at 7pm at Founders Brewing Co, 235 Grandville Ave SW.

Come say your last hurrahs to the snow (spring is just weeks away!) at the first ever PedalGR Moonlight Bi(ke)athlon.  I had planned to try this for January’s full moon, but the weather didn’t cooperate and melted our snow.

The plan will be for everyone to bring their bicycle and cross-country skis to Founders on Sunday.  We will ride to Millennium Park where we will then hop on the skis and do a short loop around the park.  I will bring my Xtracycle or a trailer to haul everyone’s skis, poles, and boots (if they absolutely won’t work with your pedals), so you don’t have to worry about that.  In the event that the snow melts again, we will just plan for a ride, possibly around Millennium Park, possibly elsewhere.  I’ve been itchin’ to meet up with some friends at Founders.

If you don’t have skis, ask around and see if you can borrow some.  XC skiing is pretty straightforward and we won’t be going too fast.  As usual, PedalGR is a social event, not a race.

I hope you can join us on Sunday evening!

Watch your inboxes for the 2010 PedalGR schedule, due out sometime in March.  I’ve got some things in the works I’m pretty excited about, including possible monthly 30-40 mile “PedalGR Barnstorming” rides on Saturdays/Sundays to view and document some of the historical barns in Kent County in support of the Michigan Barn and Farmstead Survey.  Of course, there will be stops for refreshments along the way and the pace will be suitable for most riders.