9/17/14 – End of Season Party/Ride

PedalGR, meeting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 9/17/2014 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.

Hard to believe this is the finale of the 7th season of PedalGR. It’s been a great trip so far! Thanks to everyone for showing up. Last year Founders was closed while they completed their beer garden renovation to open in time for ArtPrize. The previous year we ended at our house. This year, we return to Founders and there will be cake!

Come welcome fall with us!

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 ~7 miles and will have a few stops along the way. It should take about 1 1/2 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:

Save The Date:

KissCross! GR’s much loved cyclocross racing series continues this Sunday, 9/21, 11am at Richmond Park. Come out to race or to spectate and support the local scene! Schedule is here: http://kisscross.com/race-info/schedule/

Colorburst Tour – 10/4/14 – An annual Rapid Wheelmen charity ride starting at Fallasburg Park with many different mileage options. Details: http://www.rapidwheelmen.org/colorburst.html

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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!

6/20/12 – PedalGR – Blandford Edition


PedalGR, meeting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 6/20/2012 at Founder’s Brewing Company, 235 Grandville Ave SW. PedalGR is a ride of the Rapid Wheelmen Bicycle Club.

This weeks ride will take us to Blandford Nature Center.  We’ll also get a trip on the Meijer Walker/Standale trail.  If time allows, we may take the scenic river trail return route, or the O’Brien St shortcut.

Map:

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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 miles and will take about 2-2.5 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.

Save The Date:

Saturday, June 23 – Bikepacking Trip w/Ada Bike

Limited to 15 participants, the folks at Ada Bike will show you the ropes for an overnight bikepacking trip to Ionia.  Workshop to prepare is Tuesday, June 19.  More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/275943732500823/

Sunday, June 24 – Allegrina 100 Tour
Starts at the Felt Mansion between Holland and Saugatuck. 3 different length options, plus the family friendly “Ice Cream Cruiser”. More info: http://allegrina100.com/

Saturday, July 28– Grand Cycling Classic – USPRO National Criterium Championships
http://www.grcyclingclassic.com/
Also, check out the route for the Grand Cycling Challenge, a ride on a closed course the morning of the race, open to all riders. Challenge yourself and your friends to see how many laps you can complete. Register for the challenge, click here.

Mondays starting in May– Rapid Wheelmen Time Trial
http://www.rapidwheelmen.org/time-trials.html


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Ride Safe and see you Wednesday!