PedalGR 6/11/14 – CANCELLED

It pains me to say it, but tonight’s PedalGR ride is CANCELLED! This is what has me concerned: “Next 6 Hours:
A period of rain showers and thundershowers between 7pm and 8pm.”
Safety first folks. No sense in taking a chance of getting caught in a thundershower.

We’ll be at Founders at 6:30pm drinking beer in a dry spot. Feel free to join us. Here’s the current tap list: I’m looking forward to a Devil Dancer.

2nd Annual Grand Rapids Bicycle Film Festival

Mark your calendars!  Saturday, February 7th at 7;30pm is the Grand Rapids Bicycle Film Festival at the Wealthy Theater.  The first GRBFF was held in the Dirk-Koning Micro-Cinema, a smaller, 60 seat theatre located within the Wealthy Theater space.  It was a hit and sold out!

This year, the GRBFF is all grown up and is in the big kids theater, the 400 seat Peter Wege Auditorium. (scroll down for the trailers)

Official Website:

GRBFF on Facebook.

Here’s the flyer (click for larger version):

I’m really looking forward to this year’s movies.   Last year, the highlight was definitely 24 Solo, a professionally produced film about Chris Eatough’s quest to win his 7th World Championship for 24 hour endurance mountain biking.  That film included some interviews with local elite endurance mtn biker Mark Hendershot (pdf).

Here are the trailers I could find for this year’s movies.
We Just Work Here:


Filmed By Bike (a video about the opening night in Portland, OR):

More Than 100 Miles – Riding to Cure Diabetes:

6/25/08 – PedalGR ALMOST cancelled due to rain

The radar is showing another batch of showers on the way. While it might be passed by 6:30 if we were lucky, it’s not a ton of fun to ride in the wet and I don’t think too many would show up. Of course, now the sun is out.  So, I’m going to show up at Founder’s at 6:30.  If there’s anyone there who wants to ride and it’s not immediately threatening rain, we’ll head out.

Otherwise, you should head to the Green Grand Rapids public meeting at DeVos Place at 6:30pm.

See you there!