Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society Ride Calendar 2010
April-May Special Club Rides and Events
Rides are graded A+ (fast and hard) thru D (slow but determined)
Apr 4 (Sun) Apr 18 (Sun) May 9 (Sun) (Mother’s Day)
Easter Democratic Ride Earth Day Ride Strawberry Lake Ride
In the AABTS holiday ride tradition, those Celebrate Earth Day by observing our A ride to explore beautiful Strawberry Lake
who show pick where to go to find the best greening Mother Planet from the seat of Road.
Easter eggs and Chocolate bunnies. A/B/C the most earth friendly transport. Ride the A: 70 mi 9:00 am Wheeler Park
mileage determined by participants. scenic lake areas of Washtenaw and Captain: Drew McGuinness 734-646-8778
9:00 am Wheeler Park Livingston Counties. email@example.com
A: 55 mi 9:00 am Wheeler Park B: 60 mi 9:00 am Wheeler Park
Apr 6 (Tue) Captain: Jim Irrer 734-995-2944 Captain: Harold Klee 734-306-7161
Ride Calendar Meeting firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Meet to plan June and July rides. We need B: 55 mi 9:00 am Wheeler Park C: 40 mi 9:00 am Wheeler Park
ride ideas and ride volunteers! Pizza and Captain: Jan Tripp 734-996-8079 Captain: Gil Daws 734-451-3210
exotic soft drinks provided! Note: Meeting Jan_Tripp@comcast.net firstname.lastname@example.org
is on TUESDAY this month. C: 36 mi 9:00 am Wheeler Park
Time: 7:30 pm Captain: Ann Garvin 734-663-4075 May 14 (Fri)
Location: Jim Spencer’s, 76 Colony Ct, email@example.com WBWC Ride Around Town (RAT!)
Ypsilanti Township. 0.3 mi NW of the See Apr 9.
Hewitt-Ellsworth intersection, turn W on Apr 18 (Sun)
Colony Way, then S on Colony Ct. South Lyon Ride May 16 (Sun)
734-904-6431. Ride the South Lyon path to Kensington Zukey Lake Tavern Brunch Ride
Metropark & Island Lake State Rec. Area. Work up an appetite for a fabulous and
Apr 9 (Fri) B/C: 35-40 mi 9:00 am McHattie Park in inexpensive breakfast/brunch at Zukey
WBWC Ride Around Town (RAT!) South Lyon, 1/4 mi south of 10 Mile & 1/4 Lake Tavern in Pinckney. Part of the route
Get a start on urban cycling or polish your mi west of Pontiac Trail. will follow newly paved bike trail. Don’t
skills in a small town with lots of activity! Captain: Gil Daws 734-451-3210 forget to buy the shirt.
Ride winds through Ann Arbor downtown A: 62 mi 9:00 am Wheeler Park
streets for a 4 mile figure 8 route. Help Apr 22 (Thu) Captain: Jonathan Rodgers 734-426-4989
demonstrate to motorists and pedestrians Moonshadow Ride firstname.lastname@example.org
that bicyclists can interact safely and Celebrate the almost full moon with a car B: 62 mi 9:00 am Wheeler Park
courteously with motorized traffic. Helmets free ride along the Huron, on the paved Captain: Dan Harrison 734-476-4944
and lights required; bright colors and safety Gallup Park Pathway. Laps determine email@example.com
vests recommended. Bring a bell to ring as distance. No ride in rainy weather. C: 39 mi 10:00 am Wheeler Park
we entertain diners along Main Street! A/B/C: 8/16/24 mi 9:00 pm East end of Captain: Tom Maher 734-459-9233
After the ride we gather at a designated Mitchell Field parking Lot on Fuller Rd.
RAT! Hole. Updates and pre-ride/post-ride Captains: Jim & Jennifer Bryson May 16 (Sun)
discussion on WBWC Google discussion 734-424-2802 South Lyon Ride
group site. Ride the South Lyon path to Kensington
C-: 4+ mi 6:00 pm Liberty Plaza Park, Apr 25 (Sun) Metropark & Island Lake State Rec. Area.
corner of Liberty and Division in Ann Arbor. Mason Milieu B: 35-40 mi 9:00 am McHattie Park in
Captain: Frank Schwende 734-975-1989 Get that early season century in, plus a South Lyon, 1/4 mi south of 10 Mile & 1/4
firstname.lastname@example.org few more mile, as you ride with Tom up to mi west of Pontiac Trail.
the Lansing area. Captain: Jane Barrett 248-486-6809
Apr 10 (Sat) A: 101+ mi 9:00 am Chelsea, parking lot
Sixth Annual AABTS Appreciation Day W of Pierce’s Bakery, W. Middle St.
AABTS members are invited to stop in at Captain: Tom Sleeker 248-324-1879 May 19 (Wed)
Aberdeen Bike & Outdoors in Chelsea for email@example.com Ride of Silence
coffee and breakfast (provided by Mary A silent slow-paced National ride to honor
Ann of Zou Zou's) and discounts. The Apr 25 (Sun) those who have been injured or killed while
discount normally afforded to AABTS Pinckney Brunch Ride cycling on public roadways. AABTS
members will be double: 20% on in-stock Ride to the Pinckney Diner for a tasty participation will take place starting from
bikes & 30% on in-stock accessories and brunch. the following locations:
clothing. B: 53 mi 9:00 am Wheeler Park Ann Arbor: C: 7mi Wheeler Park. Gather
From 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Chelsea, Captain: Jim Irrer 734-995-2944 at 6:30 pm. Ride begins at 7:00 pm
Aberdeen Bike & Outdoors firstname.lastname@example.org Captain: Kathleen Donahoe 734-996-4985
1101 S Main, 734-475-8203 C: 33 mi 10:00 am Dexter Gazebo Kdonahoe@med.umich.edu
Captain: Peter Kappus 734-424-9039 Westland/Livonia: C: 15 mi Hines Park,
Apr 11 (Sun) email@example.com Nankin Mills Pavilion, just south of Ann
Sharon Hollow Black Sheep Ride Arbor Trail. Ride begins at 7:00 pm;
A pleasant ride to the Manchester area for May 2 (Sun) Wednesday Far East Fringe riders will
a fine breakfast; B riders will travel to Classic Bike-A-Thon Routes meet in Plymouth behind the Penn
Saline to join the C riders before cycling to Celebrate the best routes of Bike-A-Thons Theater, depart promptly at 6:10 pm and
Manchester. past - the Waterloo Wanderer, the Chelsea cycle Hines Drive to meet the Ride of
A: 67 mi 9:00 am Wheeler Park Metric, and the County Loop. Silence at Nankin Mills.
Captain: Jenny Young 734-975-6648 A: 100 mi 9:00 am Wheeler Park Captain: Don Broadway 734-560-1601
firstname.lastname@example.org Captain: Jenny Young 734-975-6648 email@example.com
B: 53 mi 9:00 am Wheeler Park firstname.lastname@example.org Ypsilanti: C: 8-10 mi Recreation Park,
Captain: Joe Pavlovich,Jr 734-545-0541 B: 58 mi 9:00 am Wheeler Park corner of Congress and Elm. Meet near
email@example.com Captain: Jan Tripp 734-996-8079 the Senior Center. Ride begins at 7:00pm
C: 34 mi 10:00 am Saline Municipal Lot, Jan_Tripp@comcast.net Captain: Bob Krzewinski 734-487-9058
the block S of US-12 @ AA-Saline Rd. C: 30 mi 9:00 am Wheeler Park firstname.lastname@example.org
Captain: Joe Pavlovich,Jr 734-545-0541 Captain: James Partridge 734-997-7117
May 22 (Sat) May 27 (Thu) May 29-30 (Sat-Sun)
Border to Border Trail Ride for the Horsey Hundred AABTS Thursday Pre- Horsey Hundred
Hungry Ride See Invitational Ride Calendar
Newcomers and casual riders welcome! Georgetown Kentucky
Leisurely family-friendly ride along A/B/C: 30 - 75 mi 8:45 am May 30 (Sun)
Washtenaw County's Border to Border Meet at Georgetown College parking lot Memorial Day Sunday Democratic Ride
Trail to Hope Food Bank. Stop in Depot near 400 E. College Street, the second lot Holiday weekend democratic ride. Those
Town for lunch or ice cream. Fill your West of Military Street. who show pick where to go. A/B/C mileage
backpack, panniers, and Burleys with non- Captain: Dan Harrison 734-476-4944 determined by participants.
perishable food items. Bring extra to load email@example.com 9:00 am Wheeler Park
on my flatbed bicycle trailer!
For current needs see May 27 (Thu) May 31 (Mon)
www.thehopeclinicorg/givehope/wishlist.htm Moonshadow Ride Horsey Hundred Monday Democratic
D: 24 mi 11:00 am Mitchell Field parking Celebrate the FULL moon with a car free Ride
lot near trail to Gallup Park. 1900 Fuller ride along the Huron, on the paved Gallup Georgetown Kentucky
Road. Park Pathway. Laps determine distance. This is a democratic ride, bring your maps
Captain: Elizabeth Tidd 734-662-0205 No ride in rainy weather. from Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday
firstname.lastname@example.org A/B/C: 8/16/24 mi 10:00 pm East end of and choose one to ride on Monday.
Mitchell Field parking Lot on Fuller Rd. Group chooses an AABTS Ride Captain.
May 23 (Sun) Captains: Jim & Jennifer Bryson The captain records the AABTS miles
The Jackson County Tour 734-424-2802 A/B/C: 10-50+ mi 8:00 am
Tour with Tom as you explore the many Meet at Georgetown College parking lot
roads and byways of Jackson County. May 28 (Fri) near 400 E. College Street, the second lot
A: 109+ mi 9:00 am Chelsea, parking lot Horsey Hundred AABTS Friday Pre- West of Military Street.
W of Pierce’s Bakery, W. Middle St. Ride
Captain: Tom Sleeker 248-324-1879 Georgetown Kentucky May 31 (Mon)
email@example.com A/B/C: 30 - 75 mi 8:00 am Memorial Day Democratic Ride
Meet at Georgetown College parking lot In the AABTS holiday ride tradition, those
May 23 (Sun) near 400 E. College Street, the second lot who show pick where to go. A/B/C mileage
Hathaway House Ride West of Military Street. determined by participants.
Ride to the historic century old Hathaway (Note: the rides might join the new 9:00 am Wheeler Park
House in Blissfield. Enjoy the brunch Bluegrass Cycling Club-sponsored rides
staples of the casual Main Street Stable, on those days)
available from 11-2 for $13.95, or order Captain: Dan Harrison 734-476-4944
from the menu starting at noon. (If Brunch firstname.lastname@example.org. Bookend Miles:
is not offered, menu orders begin at 11.)
B: 65 mi 9:00 am Saline Municipal Lot, in May 28 (Fri) Ride mileage to and from
the block S of US 12 @ AA-Saline Rd. Horsey Hundred Weekend Friday Group an AABTS sponsored
Captain: Jeff Keeler 734-255-8853 Dinner ride should be included
email@example.com 6:00 p.m. Join AABTS members for dinner on the ride sheet for the
C: 45 mi 10:00 am Clinton City Lot, on US at the nearby Mi Mexico Restaurant, 440 specific ride.
12, the block east of Clinton Rd. Connector Rd in Georgetown, KY. You
Captain: Maury Kroopnick 734-646-4978 must reserve by Monday, May 10.
firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Carol Hohnke 734-663-6401 or
email@example.com for June-July
reservations and directions. Ride Calendar
Sunday Ride Ideas:
April 4 by e-mail, or at
Ride Calendar Meeting
Lead a Ride! Visit on April 6 (TUESDAY)
To Volunteer: www.aabts.org
for: Weekly & Invitational:
Sunday Rides: April 21 Final!
Joe Pavlovich, Jr
firstname.lastname@example.org Forums, Calendar Sunday to:
734-545-0541 & Updates Jim Spencer
Saturday Rides: 734-904-6431
Ride Sheets or
Maps Joe Pavlovich, Jr
Weekly Rides: Club Mile Eligibility:
Ann Hunt Weekly to:
email@example.com Ann Hunt
734-761-1147 Invitationals must be firstname.lastname@example.org
published on the Ride
Vickie Smith Calendar while the ride is Invitationals to:
email@example.com still open Vickie Smith
for registration. 734-996-9461
AABTS April-May '10 ANN ARBOR AREA Weekly Rides
Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays
9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am (Tem p>50 degrees) 9:00 am 10:00 am (A pril) Seven or Sunrise Saturday
Back Roads Ram ble Parks, Lakes & Trails Bike Superior Salem Dirt Road Jackson Co. Brunch Ride 9:00 am (M ay) Ride June-July
Ride Ride Ride the less traveled roads W hitm ore Lk Coffee Break A slow-paced ride to Dexter Ride Calendar
Ride gravel roads to Ride gravel roads on a great
Join us as w e cycle through of scenic Jackson County. R ide the sm oothest road in for breakfast, leaving
Independence Lake, Llam a country circuit. Basic 19-mile Start: Cavanaugh Lake Park W heeler Park at sunrise
Farm and other low traffic Kensington, Island Lake and route; multiple longer loops. W ashtenaw C ounty to
destinations. In April, ride the new trail to M ilford. on Cavanaugh Lake Rd. 3.2 G loria’s or the Coney Island (or 7:00 am if sunrise is
Fewer miles for new riders. mi W of Chelsea. Sunday Ride Ideas:
only if it is above 40 degrees C hoose to ride 10 to 50+ in W hitm ore Lake. earlier than 7:00).
Start: Trinity Presbyterian
and roads are dry. Call m iles, all on paved bike Church parking lot at NE
B: 25-50+ mi
S tart: O lson Park on Dhu (www.sunrisesunset.com). April 4 by e-mail, or at
Captain: Start: W heeler Park Ride Calendar Meeting
captain to confirm that ride is paths. O ptional Brunch stop corner of Gotfredson Rd & V arren@ P ontiac Trail.
John Pierce 734-994-5908 D: 22+ m i
happening. before end of ride. Plymouth-Ann Arbor Rd. C : 20+ m i on April 6 (TUESDAY)
Start: 960 Forest Rd, off B/C: 19+ mi Captains:
S tart: M cH attie Park in 10:00 am C aptain:
Country Club Rd in Barton Captains: Apr 3, 10, 17 & all of May:
South Lyon, 1/4 m i south of Beth Caldwell 734-663-5060 Spring Unfolding Rides Joe D atsko 734-663-4498
Elizabeth Tidd 734-662-0205 Weekly & Invitational:
Hills 10 M ile & 1/4 m i west of A series of leisurely daytime
C: 15-35 m i
Marilyn Pobanz & Art Kitze Apr 24: Joe Pavlovich April 21 Final!
P ontiac Trail. 734-663-8980 rides around local neighbor- 6:00 pm
Captains: Jeanette & Chuck hoods to appreciate the 734-545-0541
B : 10-50+ m i Vivian Phillips 734-482-5103 Dexter DQ Ride
Hescheles 734-761-2885 C aptains: Jon & C arol seasonal delights of Ann Sunday to:
Start the weekend by riding 9:00 am
Beth Caldwell 734-663-5060 Stinson 734-449-2026 10:00 am (April) Arbor’s gardens, parks and
to the D exter DQ for a
9:00 am (May) cafes. Dexter Breakfast Ride jspencer_aabtscal@earthlink.
Northw estern Brunch Ride Start: Gallup Park Canoe Friday night snack. AABTS’s most popular ride net
9:00 am 6:00 pm (M ay only)
Chelsea Ride Enjoy some of our favorite Livery S tart: Abbot School, 2670 follows scenic Huron River Dr 734-904-6431
The Big Sky Ride roads when traffic is low. C: 10-15 mi Sequoia Pkwy, Ann A rbor to Dexter, and beyond! The
A ride for all levels. P edal the relatively quiet, or
Destination alternates Stop for breakfast/lunch. Captains: C : 26+ m i ride captain will depart
flat, picturesque roads south Start: Stockbridge Park, at Judy Schmidt 734-971-5763 Captain: shortly after the starting time Joe Pavlovich
between Stockbridge, Grass
Lake, Napolean, and
of Ann Arbor. north end of N W ood St, 1st Beth Caldwell 734-663-5060 Apr 2, 9, 16, 23 & all of May: with C riders & newcomers. firstname.lastname@example.org
S tart: York Baptist C hurch rt turn west of Main Square. The last riders should arrive 734-545-0541
Pleasant Lake. To arrange a A: 100 mi option Elizabeth Tidd 734-662-0205
parking lot, 1220 Stony 6:00 pm in Dexter no more than 1½
bike demo during ride, call B: 25-50 mi A pr 30: Joe P avlovich
C reek R d. (C orner of Platt). Chelsea Family Ride hours after leaving W heeler
bike shop at 734-475-8203. Captain: Alice Rawson A low key, introductory ride 734-545-0541 Weekly to:
Start: Chelsea, 1101 S. B : 15-30 m i 734-475-9297 Park. Sample the delights of
C aptains: M anfred & Judy for those new to cycling on the Dexter Bakery! Ann Hunt
M ain, in front of Aberdeen the roads. Call bike shop at email@example.com
Bike & Outdoors. Schm idt 734-971-5763 5:30 pm sharp! (April) Ride options, total miles:
734-475-8203 to arrange a 734-761-1147
B/C: 35-45+ & 55-65+ m i 6:00 pm sharp! (May) Dexter, 22; farm stand, 30;
bike demo during ride.
Captain: M ick Osman 6:00 pm West Side Ride (33rd Year!) Chelsea, 38; Cavanaugh
Newcomers and casual riders Start: Chelsea, 1101 S.
517-285-6830 Dog & Suds Ride Main, in front of Aberdeen Lake, 48; W aterloo, 55; Invitationals to:
R ide to the w est or north welcome! Dexter DQ visit Munith, 70; beyond, 80-100.
possible on all routes. Bike & Outdoors.
Start: W heeler Park (corner
5:00 pm (April) from C helsea (April) or May 19 - group will ride C/D: 15-25+ mi vickie.smith@comcast.
5:30 pm (M ay) D exter (M ay). G uaranteed Captain: Mike Casey of Depot and N. Fourth Ave.
into Ann Arbor to join the net
Paved Country Roads Ride no potholes (w ell, alm ost Ride of Silence. 734-475-8203 just west of Amtrak station).
O ptional stop at Pleasant no potholes). C urrent ride Start: Sweepster Parking Lot, Alternative start: Barton 734-996-9461
2800 N. Zeeb Rd., just north 6:00 pm Park (on Huron River Dr.).
Lake Party Store. Hilly info, changes and
of Huron River Bridge. Chelsea Ride
Rides are graded Sign ride sheet in Dexter.
Schneider Rd included on cancellations posted to
longer routes. http://groups.google.com /group/ A/B: 25 mi Destination alternates A+ (fast and hard) A/B/C:
Captains: Don & Gwen Evich between Dexter, Grass Lake, 22/30/38/48/55/70/80-100 m i
Start: Pine C ross Ln, east aabts-w est-side-rides/w eb. thru D (slow but
off Parker R d, 1 m ile south S tart: April: C helsea, 1101 734-426-5116 Munith, Stockbridge and may not run on
C: 13-18 mi W aterloo area. Call bike shop determined) Captains:
of Jackson Rd.
Park: Pine Cross Ln, north
S. M ain, in front of Aberdeen
B ike & Fitness.
Captains: at 734-475-8203 to arrange a Apr 3: Vickie Smith major holidays.
Brad Bates 734-665-4552 bike demo during ride.
edge past m ailboxes. M ay: D exter A& W grass Ross Richardson Start: Chelsea, parking lot at A Riders are expected 734-996-9461 Check with ride
to be self sufficient. Apr 10: Carole Hann
A/B/C: 18/24/30 m i
Captains: Don & Gwen
parking lot, D ex-C helsea R d.
A/B : 25-30+m i
734-761-2659 1178 S. Main-w side of Main. 734-483-0448 captain.
B/C: 25-55+ mi
Evich 734-426-5116 C aptain: 6:00 pm (Apr) Apr 17: Tom Powell
Captain: Mick Osman B Ride captains will
D oug Tidd 734-678-8297 6:30 pm (May) 517-285-6830 734-994-6340
7:00 pm sharp! (M ay only) Kensington Ride check with slower riders Apr 24: Vickie Smith Visit
See Plymouth Area W eekly 6:45 pm (May only) near start, and at later 734-996-9461
The Civilized Ride
Recover from the weekend
Huron River Ride
Ride page. Ann Arbor Thursday stops. May 1: Carole Hann www.aabts.org
with a C/C-, no-drop ride. All E njoy the H uron R iver & 6:00 pm
Back for yet another exciting May 8: Maury Kroopnick
are welcome! Great for new Saline Ride
riders. Captains’ house is
environs on spring evenings.
S tart: Forsythe M iddle An A/B ride south to Milan season, this ride travels C&D Ride captains will 734-646-4978 Forums
available for changing into then west through the area through UM North Campus, ride sweep to assist all May 15: Drew Burton
School, 1655 New port R d, Barton Hills, and the scenic 734-994-3001
bike clothes and for post-ride A nn Arbor. around Britton-Macon. No riders.
pizza dinner. No ride on B /C : 18-40+ m i
Ride May 19 - we will join roads NE of Ann Arbor. As a
special bonus, riders will be
May 22: Maury Kroopnick & Updates
Ann Arbor Ride of Silence. 734-646-4978
Start: 610 Brierwood Ct, off
C aptains: Start: Saline Municipal Lot, in given the opportunity to All Riders are urged to May 29: Maury Kroopnick Newsletter
A pr 6, 13, 20 and all of M ay: the block S of US-12 @ AA- practice their climbing skills. be prepared to repair a 734-646-4978 Ride Sheets
Elizabeth Tidd 734-662-0205 Saline Rd. Start: Fuller Pool parking lot flat.
C/C-: 12 or 18 m i
Captains: Joel & W endy
Apr 27: Am y M cKinley A/B: 30+ mi A/B: 25+ mi Maps
734-971-9201 Captain: Geoff Crosbie Captain:
Hakken 734-945-4133 734-645-5840 Steve Dodge 734-996-9122
AABTS April-May '10 PLYMOUTH AREA Weekly Rides
Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays
10:00 am (A pril) 10:00 am (A pril) 9:00 am (Tem p>50 degrees) 10:00 am (A pril) 10:00 am (A pril) 9:00 am 9:00 am
9:00 am (M ay) 9:00 am (M ay) Su perior Salem D irt R oad 9:00 am (M ay) 9:00 am (M ay) Hines Park Saturday Ride Far East Fringe Sunday
Hines Park A.M . Ride Hines Park A.M . Ride Ride Hines Park A.M . Ride Hines Drive Ride A ride along scenic Hines Ride
R ide H ines Park. Alternate R ide H ines Park. Alternate S ee Ann Arbor A rea W eekly R ide H ines Park. Alternate R ide along H ines D rive. D rive. Stop in Plym outh after R ide the roads w est of
route is on roads w est of route is on roads w est of R ide Page route is on roads w est of S tart: N ewburgh Pointe the ride for coffee and Plym outh (30-50+ m i) and
Plym outh. Plym outh. Plym outh. R ec. Area parking lot conversation. on scenic Hines D rive (20+
S tart: Plym outh (downtown) S tart: Plym outh (downtown) 10:00 am (A pril) S tart: Plym outh (downtown) (on Hines D rive between S tart: Plym outh (downtown) m i).
Parking lot behind Penn 9:00 am (M ay) Parking lot behind Penn S tart: Plym outh (downtown)
Parking lot behind Penn H aggerty & N ewburgh R ds.) Parking lot behind Penn
Theater, 760 Pennim an Hines Park A.M . Ride Theater, 760 Pennim an Parking lot behind Penn
Theater, 760 Pennim an R ide H ines Park. Alternate A/B /C : 20+ m i Theater, 760 Pennim an
A/B /C : 30+ m i A/B /C : 30+ m i A/B /C : 30+ m i C aptain: B /C : 20-50+ m i Theater, 760 Pennim an
C aptain: route is on roads w est of
C aptain: Plym outh. C aptain: Phyllis Czapla 734-453-8794 C aptains: B : 20-50+ m i
John Finnegan John Finnegan John Finnegan Jeff W itzburg 734-459-4013 C aptains: W endy D ’H aene
S tart: Plym outh (downtown)
734-981-0787 734-981-0787 734-981-0787 John Finnegan 313-505-5313
Parking lot behind Penn
Theater, 760 Pennim an 734-981-0787 wddhaene@ com cast.net
6:00 pm (A pril) 9:00 am A/B /C : 30+ m i 6:00 pm (A pril) Joe Skurka 248-449-6572
6:30 pm (M ay) Parks, Lakes & Trails Bike C aptain: 6:30 pm (M ay) joe@ skurka.us
Far East Fringe R ide Ride John Finnegan Far East Fringe R ide
H ines Park to D earborn. S ee Ann Arbor A rea W eekly 734-981-0787 H ines Park to Dearborn. 1:00 pm
S tart: Plym outh (downtown) R ide page. R ide, then socialize at the Terry’s H erd of Turtles N o
Parking lot behind Penn 6:00 pm (A pril) Box Bar afterw ards. Drop Sunday Afternoon
Theater, 760 Pennim an 6:00 pm (A pril) 6:30 pm (M ay) S tart: Plym outh (downtown) Ride in the Park Ride
A/B /C : 15-30+ m i 6:30 pm (M ay) Far East Fringe Ride Parking lot behind Penn A relaxing, conversational
C aptains: W ill M cW hirter Far East Fringe Ride H ines Park to Dearborn. Theater, 760 Pennim an ride through H ines P ark.
734-455-5766 R ide, then socialize at the A/B /C : 15-30+ m i R ide only if it is above 40, or
E xperienced riders.
D on Broadway B ox Bar afterw ards.
R ide the roads w est of M ay 19 - w e w ill depart
C aptain: D on Broadway June-July under 90, degrees and
734-560-1601 P lym outh, then socialize 734-560-1601 pavem ent is dry.
firstname.lastname@example.org prom ptly at 6:10 pm & ride
Ride Calendar S tart: N ankin M ill
after the ride. to Nankin Mills to join the
S tart: Plym outh (downtown) Deadlines: Interpretive C enter, north
W estland R ide of Silence .
Parking lot behind Penn S tart: Plym outh (downtown) side of H ines D r., 1/4 m ile
Theater, 760 Pennim an Parking lot behind Penn Sunday Ride Ideas: east of Ann Arbor Trail.
A/B : 20-33+ m i Theater, 760 Pennim an April 4 by e-mail, or at A/B /C : 20+ m i
C aptains: A/B /C : 15-30+ m i C aptain: Terry Treppa
W endy D ’H aene C aptain:
Ride Calendar Meeting 734-729-0150
313-505-5313 D on Broadway on April 6 (TUESDAY) ttreppa@ com cast.net
wddhaene@ com cast.net (c) 734-560-1601 Rides are graded
D on Broadway
Visit Weekly & Invitational: A+ (fast and hard)
April 21 Final! thru D (slow but
email@example.com 6:00 pm (A pril)
6:30 pm (M ay)
Kensington Ride for: Sunday to: determined )
A pleasant evening ride
ending with the sunset on Forums Jim Spencer
A Riders are expected
the lake. C all ride captain if jspencer_aabtscal@earthlink.
w eather is questionable.
Calendar net to be self sufficient.
S tart: U pper East Boat & Updates 734-904-6431
Launch parking lot, or B Ride captains will
K ensington Park Newsletter Joe Pavlovich check with slower riders Weekly Rides
B /C : 22-45 m i
C aptains: Ride Sheets firstname.lastname@example.org near start, and at later may not run on
D ave & K athleen Farm er Maps 734-545-0541 stops.
248-722-5954 (D ave) major holidays.
Weekly to: C&D Ride captains will Check with ride
Ann Hunt ride sweep to assist all
email@example.com riders. captain.
All Riders are urged to
Invitationals to: be prepared to repair a
Vickie Smith flat.
April-May 2010 Invitational Rides
Includes both non-commercial and commercial rides. A Club member must volunteer as ride captain.
In case of multiple volunteers, the first name received will be listed as ride captain.
These rides often require advance registration. Contact ride captain for information.
Apr 2-4 (Fri-Sun) May 2 (Sun) May 29-30 (Sat-Sun)
Easter Hill Country Tour Metro Grand Spring Tour (MGST) Horsey Hundred
There's a reason this is the 37th Annual, it’s the Willow Metro Park. Sponsored by the Downriver Arguably the biggest AABTS favorite
same reason that Lance calls this best cycling Cycling Club. 25-, 45-, and 62-mile routes along invitational, through the horse country and rural
in the world. Kerrville, TX. the Huron River and on scenic country roads in areas around Georgetown, KY. See Special
www.ehct.com Wayne & Monroe Counties. Rides & Events section of the calendar for pre-
Captain: Jim Datsko 231-264-0041 www.lmb.org/dcc/mgst/ There will be an and post-Horsey activities & rides.
firstname.lastname@example.org optional mass start and AABTS ride sign-in at www.bgcycling.org
9:00 AM at the registration pavilion next to the Captain: Dan Harrison 734-476-4944
Apr 6-11 (Tue-Sun) parking lot. Ride captain will be on a recumbent email@example.com
or ANY one day during tour wearing an AABTS shirt,
Ride2Recovery - Don’t Mess with Texas Captain: Joe Pavlovich 734-545-0541 May 29-31 (Sat-Mon)
Challenge firstname.lastname@example.org Cottonwood 200
San Antonio to Arlington TX. Ride2Recovery Topeka, KS. Three-day bicycle tour on paved
assists veterans in their mental & physical May 2 (Sun) roads through the Flint Hills of northeast
rehab programs (many will be on the ride); TD Bank Five Boro Bike Ride Kansas. 75-50-75 miles. Loop from the
proceeds from this tour provide bicycles, New York City. 42-mile route featuring all five Washburn University campus.
equipment, clinics, & outings for wounded vets. boros: Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, & cottonwood200.org/ride.html
Everything is BIG in Texas and this event Staten Island. The route is mostly flat, except Captain: Lloyd Strong 519-252-8674
should not disappoint. From the start in San for bridges, the most exciting being the email@example.com
Antonio to the state capitol of Austin to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge from Brooklyn to
finish at the baseball game at Texas Ranger's Staten Island. Fills quickly! May 31-Jun 5 (Mon-Sat)
Ameriquest Field vs. the KC Royals, this event www.bikenewyork.org/rides/fbbt/index.html or ANY one day during tour
will also feature visits to Brooke Army Medical Captain: Lloyd Strong 519-252-8674 Ride2Recovery - Memorial Challenge
Center, Randolph AFB, and Ft. Hood. firstname.lastname@example.org Washington DC to Virginia Beach VA.
Wounded Warriors from the Center for the Ride2Recovery assists veterans in their mental
Intrepid, Ft. Bliss, and Ft. Hood are expected to May 2 (Sun) & physical rehab programs (many will be on the
participate. www.ride2recovery.com Shasta Jamboree Century ride); proceeds from this tour provide bicycles,
One Day Rides: $75 (includes T-shirt) Cycle old cowboy towns with views of Mt. equipment, clinics, & outings for wounded vets.
Full Ride Limited to 200 participants, with a Shasta. Redding, CA. Follow historical roads and live American
minimum donation of $3000. (Includes: hotel, www.ShastaWheelmen.org history as you leave the National Memorial
support, meals, rest stops, jersey, T-shirt, socks Captain: Jim Datsko 231-264-0041 Parade on your way to your final destination of
and more!) email@example.com Virginia Beach. Along the way, you will pass by
Captains: Mt. Vernon, the famous civil war battlefields of
Sandy and Dave Hahn 734-455-6581 May 8 (Sat) Manassas or Bull Run, Fredericksburg,
firstname.lastname@example.org Michigan Recumbent Rally East Mechanicsville, and Richmond. The
Willow Metropark pool shelter, 9 am to 2 pm. settlements of Williamsburg, Jamestown, and
Apr 17-22 (Sat-Thu) Recumbent bicycle displays, test rides, dealers, Yorktown stopping in the heart of the largest
2010 Florida Safari used recumbents and a “Buying your first military bases in the U.S. The event ends with
Ride some of the best cycling rides in north recumbent” talk at 11 am and 2 pm. Group ride a USO sponsored VIP concert experience
Florida & south Georgia. Only move your tent at noon. Try out the most comfortable bikes on featuring American Idol winner David Cook.
once. Mileages per day: 30-100. Three and Six the planet! www.wolverbents.org www.ride2recovery.com
day options available (Six Day sells out Captain: Bob Krzewinski 734-487-9058 One Day Rides: $75 (includes T-shirt)
quickly!). www.floridafreewheelers.com email@example.com Full Ride Limited to 200 participants, with a
Captain: Deb Kelley 269-965-3598 minimum donation of $3000. (Includes: hotel,
firstname.lastname@example.org May 8-9 (Sat-Sun) support, meals, rest stops, jersey, T-shirt, socks
49th Annual TOSRV – Tour of the Scioto and more!).
Apr 25 (Sun) River Valley Captains:
Wildflower Century This Mother’s Day favorite is a 2-day, 200-mile Sandy and Dave Hahn 734-455-6581
Rated best century in CA, and in America's top bicycle tour from Columbus, OH to Portsmouth, email@example.com
10 overall. Chico, CA. Choose hilly or flat. OH, and back again. Half-TOSRV starts in
www.chicovelo.org Chillicothe. Fills quickly! www.tosrv.org
Captain: Jim Datsko 231-264-0041 Captain: Chris Marble 734-426-8694
May 1 (Sat)
Calvin’s Challenge Coming Up
This 12-hour bike race is held each year on the
weekend before Mother's Day, starting at Jun 5 (Sat) Jun 13-19 (Sun-Sat)
Southeast Michigan Tour de Cure The BAC Michigan Easy
Shawnee High School in Springfield, Ohio. Both Island Lake Recreation Area, Brighton, MI, A scenic ride Bicycle Adventure Club fixed-base ride out of Chelsea, MI.
the 50-mile loop and the 7-mile short loop are through beautiful Island Lake Recreation Area and Most daily rides are in the 35-45 mile range, with longer
flat to rolling on lightly traveled roads. Drafting Kensington Metro Park, while those who enjoy longer options available. This tour will feature some of AABTS’s
and aerobars are allowed. distances will cycle through the GM Proving Grounds and favorite routes to nearby towns. Contact Ride Captains
www.calvinschallenge.com/ downtown Milford. Fund raiser for the American Diabetes about participating in this ride.
Association. tour.diabetes.org/ www.bicycleadventureclub.org
Captain: Wendy D’Haene 248-437-9226 Captain: Mark Shields 734-455-4453 Captains: Graham & Lois Fleming 517-423-4702
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Jun 6-12 (Sun-Sat) Jun 19-20 (Sat-Sun)
Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska – BRAN National 24-Hour Challenge
2010 – The Year We Make Contact with the Outer Spaces Middleville, MI. A personal best bike road race to test
of Nebraska on the Space Cowboy Tour. Details coming endurance and determination. This event has been
soon to the web page. www.bran-inc.org traditionally been held on Father’s Day since 1983.
Captain: Lloyd Strong 519-252-8674 www.n24hc.org/home
email@example.com Captain: Laike Misikir 248-505-7067
Jun 19-25 (Sat-Fri) Jul 30-Aug 4 (Fri-Wed) or ANY one day during tour Sep 11-18 (Sat-Sat)
PALM XXIX – Pedal Across Lower Michigan Ride2Recovery - Rocky Mountain Challenge Cycle Oregon
This year we pay tribute to the long-time “voice of PALM,” Cheyenne WY to Colorado Springs CO. Ride2Recovery The Round-Up Ride - a two-state ramble through the
Doris West, who died on February 24, 2010. Emphasizing assists veterans in their mental & physical rehab programs canyons, wheat fields, vineyards and forests of NE Oregon
the social & recreational aspects of cycling, PALM is (many will be on the ride); proceeds from this tour provide and SE Washington that includes a two-day stop in
geared to the novice & intermediate rider, and is bicycles, equipment, clinics, & outings for wounded vets. Pendleton during the 100th anniversary of the Pendleton
particularly well suited for families. Daily distances of 35-60 The ride begins at the Cheyenne Days Rodeo. The Round-Up. Starting and ending in the historic host town of
miles; longer routes available. South Haven-Otsego- participants will head south along the foothills of the Rocky Elgin, the route includes stops in Enterprise, OR;
Hastings-Eaton Rapids-Grass Lake-Milan-Lake Erie Mountains. With a route that incorporates some of the best Clarkston, WA; Waitsburg, WA; and Pendleton, OR. Appx.
Metropark. This ride is filled. www.lmb.org/palm/ cycling roads in the US. Many areas in the route have 450 miles. www.cycleoregon.com/
Captain: Vickie Smith 734-276-2096 (cell) been used in such famous races as Coors Classic, Red Captain: Lloyd Strong 519-252-8674
firstname.lastname@example.org Zinger Classic, and the World Championships. The ride email@example.com
concludes with a visit to the Garden of the Gods before a
June 19-26 (Sat-Sat) grand finish at Ft. Carson. www.ride2recovery.com Sep 12-19 (Sun-Sun)
GRABAAWR (GReat Annual Bicycle Adventure Along One Day Rides: $75 (includes T-shirt) Biking the Pacific Marine Circle: History, Culture and
the Wisconsin River) Full Ride Limited to 200 participants, with a minimum Wildlife
Starting at the headwaters of the magnificent Wisconsin donation of $3000. (Includes: hotel, support, meals, rest Start & end at Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
River near the border of Upper Michigan, this ride follows stops, jersey, T-shirt, socks and more!) Explore the Gulf and Vancouver Islands by cycling through
the 427-mile length of the river as it winds through the Captains: Sandy and Dave Hahn 734-455-6581 lush forests and along beaches teeming with life. 24-40
northwoods, the central sands area and Wisconsin's firstname.lastname@example.org miles per day. Exploritas (formerly Elderhostel) Program
Dairyland. Averages 70 miles per day with an optional 18887RJ. Space limited!
century. You will experience a combination of rolling hills, Jul 31-Aug 7 (Sat-Sat) www.exploritas.org/programs/programdetail.asp?rowid=1-
flats and a few challenging hills along the way. Register CANDISC – Cycling Around North Dakota in 4Z9TB5
early for discount. www.bikewisconsin.com Sakakawea County Captain: Marlene & John Barr 734-483-0839
Captain: Chris Marble 734-426-8694 2010 Northern Tier Flyway tour. 447-mile loop tour from email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org Garrison, ND, featuring days of 43 to 89 miles. Cycle some
of the greatest unspoiled frontier in North America, Sep 26-Oct 1 (Sun-Fri)
Jun 19-26 (Sat-Sat) traveling to NW North Dakota and three of the state’s Chesapeake Bay Bicycle Tour
Border Raiders – 500 Miles of History magnificent National Wildlife Refuges. A bicycling vacation of the Eastern Shore of Maryland and
An 8-day, 4-state ride through scenic Missouri River Valley www.ndparks.com/recreation/activities/candisc.htm Delaware, a region defined by the numerous exquisite tidal
and by historic places where the border wars ignited Civil Captain: Lloyd Strong 519-252-8674 rivers that drain into the Chesapeake Bay. Miles of flat
War long before the first shots were fired on Fort Sumter. email@example.com coastal cycling, views of rural farmland, Chesapeake Bay
Loop ride from Lawrence, KS, and includes Missouri, Iowa, skipjacks and sailing craft, fishing boats, and quaint
& Nebraska. www.borderraiders.com Aug 7-14 (Sat-Sat) communities. Gail and I have toured with Carolina
Captain: Lloyd Strong 519-252-8674 Shoreline West Tailwinds before and find them to be exceptional. Space
firstname.lastname@example.org Ride the League of Michigan Bicyclists’ popular tour along limited, book early.
the coast of Lake Michigan, from Montague to Mackinaw www.carolinatailwinds.com/chesapeake.htm
Jul 5-9 (Mon-Fri) City. Terrain varies from flats to rolling hills to some Bud and Gail Preston 248-380-0691
Tri-State Ride challenging climbs. 3-day option also available. email@example.com
Offered by Shuttleguy Tours, this ride highlights some of www.lmb.org/index.php/events/lmb-bicycle-tours
the most scenic areas of Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa. Captain: Chris Marble 734-426-8694 Oct 3-9 (Sun-Sat) or ANY one day during tour
Challenging route, 52- to 63-mile days. Begins and ends in firstname.lastname@example.org Ride2Recovery – Golden State Challenge
McGregor, Iowa, which is nestled along the Mississippi San Francisco to Los Angeles CA. Ride2Recovery assists
River between towering bluffs. www.shuttleguytours.com/ Aug 21 (Sat) veterans in their mental & physical rehab programs (many
Captain: Lloyd Strong 519-252-8674 ODRAM – One Day Ride Across Michigan will be on the ride); proceeds from this tour provide
email@example.com ODRAM is back! We’ll follow the traditional route from bicycles, equipment, clinics, & outings for wounded vets.
Meinert County Park north of Montague, MI, all the way to Travel down the beautiful and scenic Highway 1, while
Jul 10 (Sat) Bay City State Park on Saginaw Bay. Proceeds from enjoying stunning views of the Pacific Coast at every turn!
OHR XXXIV – One Helluva Ride! ODRAM will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research From San Francisco the pacific ocean will be off your right
Our fabulous annual Club Invitational, always held on the Foundation. www.odram.com shoulder as you head south through great cities like Santa
2nd Saturday in July. Rides of 39, 64, 76 & 100 miles start Captain: Laike Misikir 248-505-7067 Cruz, Big Sur, San Simeon, Pismo Beach, Solvang and
at the Chelsea Fairgrounds; 15- and 30-mile Fun Rides firstname.lastname@example.org Ventura. www.ride2recovery.com
start at Portage Lake State Park. (AABTS members: One Day Rides: $75 (includes T-shirt)
Please consider volunteering to work on ride day, and ride Aug 28 (Sat) Full Ride Limited to 200 participants, with a minimum
the route the Sunday before on the Members’ OHR. To Shorefire Century donation of $3000. (Includes: hotel, support, meals, rest
volunteer contact the OHR Volunteer Chair, Joe Pavlovich Bike flat to gently rolling farmland in central Delaware and stops, jersey, T-shirt, socks and more!)
734-545-0541 or email@example.com). Maryland's Eastern Shore, on your choice of a 35-, 65- or Captains: Sandy and Dave Hahn 734-455-6581
Captain: Dave Adams 734-786-3380 100-mile route. Loop rides based in Middletown, DE. firstname.lastname@example.org
"Bicycle friendly food" provided at rest stops.
Jul 22-25 (Thu-Sun) www.whiteclaybicycleclub.org Dec XX – XX (Sat-Thu) or ANY one day during tour.
Wish-A-Mile (WAM) 300 Bicycle Tour Captain: Jan Shubitowski 734-476-2203 Ride2Recovery – Florida Challenge
Three-day, 300-mile tour designed to raise funds for the email@example.com Tampa to Jacksonville, FL. Ride2Recovery assists
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan. Ride starts in veterans in their mental & physical rehab programs (many
Traverse City and ends in Chelsea. Bus provided from Sep 1 or 2-5 (Wed- or Thu-Sun) will be on the ride); proceeds from this tour provide
Chelsea to start of ride. www.wishmich.org DALMAC – Dick Allen Lansing to Mackinaw Bicycle bicycles, equipment, clinics, & outings for wounded vets.
Captain: John Finnegan 734-981-0787 Tour www.ride2recovery.com
firstname.lastname@example.org The 2009 version of this club favorite featured 5 routes, One Day Rides: $75 (includes T-shirt)
including one into the U.P. The 2010 event is in the Full Ride Limited to 200 participants, with a minimum
Jul 24-25 (Sat-Sun) planning stage; applications will be available early in the donation of $3000. (Includes: hotel, support, meals, rest
MS Ride: Grand Bend-London-Grand Bend year. Fills quickly! www.dalmac.org stops, jersey, T-shirt, socks and more!)
Grand Bend, Ontario. Appx. 75k/day. $250 Canadian Captain: Gwen Evich 734-426-5116 Captains: Sandy and Dave Hahn 734-455-6581
minimum pledge required. Overnight accommodation on email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday at University of Western Ontario in London. Over
1500 riders in 2009 raised almost $1 million! Join the Sep 3-6 (Fri-Mon)
GCBT (from Kentucky Horsey Hundred) Team Midwest Tandem Rally
www.mssociety.ca/ontario/bike_grandbend.htm Shipshewana, Indiana. Optional ice cream ride on Friday,
Captain: Sharlene McGugan 519-685-8034 rides of various lengths on Saturday and Sunday, and an Doing an invitational
email@example.com on-your-own breakfast ride on Monday. Registration $50 (June or later)
before July 1; $60 after, includes two lunches. Banquet
Jul 25-31 (Sun-Sat) extra. www.mtr2010.org/ you don’t see in
RAGBRAI XXXVIII– Register's Annual Great Bicycle Captain: Joel & Wendy Hakken 734-945-4133 Coming Up?
Ride Across Iowa firstname.lastname@example.org
Classic cross-state bicycle tour - the granddaddy of them
all. RAGBRAI XXXVIII will treat riders to one of the Sep 10-19 (Fri-Sun) Email
shortest and flattest routes ever as it winds through BAC Cape Cod and the Islands
northern Iowa from Sioux City to Dubuque -- a total of 442 Bicycle Adventure Club ride starting in Hyannis, MA and email@example.com
miles. But remember: Iowa ain't flat! April 1, 2010 - ending in Provincetown, MA. Easy paced, short distances or Call 734-996-9461
Deadline for week-long online entry submission. Fills (longer options offered), and easy terrain; includes two
quickly! www.ragbrai.org nights on Martha’s Vineyard, which gives us a chance to
Captain: Vickie Smith 734-996-9461 explore other nearby islands. This ride is now filled; waiting NOW to get it listed.
firstname.lastname@example.org list only. www.bicycleadventureclub.org.
Captain: Vickie Smith 734-996-9461