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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Ride Safe and see you Wednesday!

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!

7-3-13 – Blandford Second Attempt

PedalGR, meeting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 7/3/2013 at Founder’s Brewing Company, 235 Grandville Ave SW. PedalGR is a ride of the Rapid Wheelmen Bicycle Club.

We ride to Blandford Nature Center this week. Our previous ride to Blandford in June was cut short by rain. This time, we’ll take a different route, and tie in some newer Millennium Park trail on the way back.

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.


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Save The Date:
TBD – Go ride your bike.

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Ride Safe and see you Wednesday!