7-5-18 PedalGR – Huff Park Ride

PedalGR ride begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 7/5/18 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 tour the newly re-built boardwalk at Huff Park, which is being officially rededicated on 7/13, https://www.facebook.com/events/1153713231437201/, so be prepared for about a 1/2 mile walk. If you want to skip the walk there should be some shady sitting spots to wait for us. We’ll hit a few other highlights on the NE side, including John Ball’s headstone and Aspen Lake.

It’s still going to be in the mid-80s, so don’t forget your water!

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.
  • This route contains many different riding surfaces, including some short unpaved sections.=
  • Ride is ~16 miles. The ride should take ~1.75-2 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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8/19/15 – Taco Ride!

PedalGR, meeting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 8/19/2015 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.

Taco Ride! Much like beer, bicyclists seem to love tacos. But, everyone loves tacos, so don’t go feelin’ special. Do join PedalGR for our annual taco ride.  We ride, we stop for tacos along the way. Pretty simple.

This year we’ll hit up Tacos el Cunado on Bridge Street. It’s one of our go to restaurants for a fast, delicious meal. They have experienced a string of overnight break-ins, so we’ll show them our support and give them our dollars.

Amy and I are participating this Sept. 27-30 in Climate Ride, raising funds for the Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition (Amy is also raising funds for the League of Michigan Bicyclists). These organizations are doing critical advocacy work at the local and state level, speaking up for bicyclists and working toward a more bicycle-friendly Michigan. On Sept. 2nd, PedalGR will collaborate with the GGRBC Climate Ride team on a fundraiser at Horseshoe Smokehouse at 333 Grandville Avenue, 1 block south of Founders in the historic LaMar Hotel building. Meet before the ride for BBQ, anytime after 5pm. Ride will leave at the normal 6:30pm start time. A portion of the evening’s receipts will be donated to the GGRBC Climate ride team.

Details at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1474095836222550/
If you love PedalGR, and biking in GR, please also consider a donation to one or both of our Climate Ride accounts:
Amy: http://bit.ly/1E76eQp
Josh: http://bit.ly/joshdoesclimateride

Additionally, the Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition will be hosting a Handlebar Happy Hour at Elk Brewing Company on Monday, 8/31. Elk will generously donate 15% of their receipts that evening to the GGRBC Climate Ride Team. Come check out Elk’s new menu and support a great cause.

 

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 ~11 miles. It should take about 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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