Social Ride/ Lunch September 14th 2019

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Please Join Us for our Social Ride/ Lunch September 14th 2019

This is an event for Club Members Only, so we can get together and socialize. There is a full priced tickets for people that are thinking about joining the club. Get tickets at below:

Buy Tickets Here

The Club will be footing most of the bill for the food, venue, and there will be a cash bar. We are charging for this event mostly to cover some of the cost and to make sure people show up as we have to pay per person for food. The cost is 15 dollars this is about half the cost of just the food, not the rental of the space. There will be Vegan and GF options.

***You must purchase tickets through the link in this event by Sunday Sept 8th at Midnight. There will be no at the door as we need a count for food****

The event will start with a 20 mile social group ride. We won’t drop anyone on this ride and we won’t be going very fast.

It will leave from the Sugar Kiss Bakery (2688 Coolidge Hwy, Berkley, MI 48072) at 10 am.

We will do a 20 mile loop and end at Berkley Common (3087 Twelve Mile Rd, Berkley, MI 48072) for food and drinks.

Parking: I suggest that everyone ride to the ride if they can, but if you are going to drive you can either park behind Berkley Common or on Coolidge in front of Sugar Kiss Bakery, Both have Free Parking.

***Please note that Berkley Common event space doesn’t have an elevator, you will need to walk up one flight of stairs***

Elizabeth Stevenson on the front page of USA Cycling

Look who just made the front page of USA Cycling, our very own Elizabeth Stevenson. Pretty cool pic as well

54TH ANNUAL DEBAETS-DEVOS BICYCLE RACES

2018 54th DD Race Flyer – Rev05 Sign up for the 54th Annual Debaets-Devos Bicycle Races on August  26th.  Get all the details here:

Annual Debaets-Devos Pro-AM Bicycle Race

Lexus Velodrome

Congratulations to Elizabeth Stevenson on her performance at the Jr. Women’s National Track Championships. Elizabeth won a Silver Medal in the Omnium and Bronze Medal in the Madison.

Woodward Loop Ride

Always fun and for a great cause, this year’s 10th Annual Woodward Loop Ride is Sunday, June 24 starting from Shain Park in Birmingham with two waves per usual. 7:30 am to Pontiac and back, 18 mph pace up to Pontiac and 17.miles. Includes the Fast Dash on the southbound segment for those who want to open it up.

The second wave starts at 8:30 am down Woodward Avenue 16-17 mph to Detroit with a racers loop to Belle Isle. The rest will make a stop on the way back for a 36+ segment. Contributions go to Michigan Youth Cycling. Suggested donations of $10 and $20 are appreciated. Join us for one of the most fun rides of the season along the iconic Woodward Avenue, the world’s first paved road!

 

 

 

Bike MS Ride Summary

by Erich Meier

In 2008, I participated in my first event after a work-out partner raved about his experiences and then began soliciting donations from family and friends. This is when I found out that my uncle’s wife, Jennifer, had been diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis) after having bouts of leg numbness, but was not yet ready to share her diagnosis. The first event went great, but left a feeling that I should be doing something more!

After participating in all 4 Michigan Bike MS events on multiple occasions, I ventured out to do the Vegas Challenge (NV), Bike to Jack and Back (TN), Coastal Challenge (CA), etc. with some great friends and have adopted the goal of doing an Bike MS event in every state. The locations chosen are always awesome and are only surpassed by the people that you meet during the event.

During the Coastal Challenge (Santa Monica to Santa Barbara), I met an amazing woman named Audrey. Audrey is the team captain for Team Audrey’s Heroes (TAH), which is the BP150’s (TX) largest friends & family team. Audrey was diagnosed in 2007 after numerous tests and being told that she was too young and cute to have MS, but she did. That following year 4 O2 members joined TAH for the BP150, which is an amazing event that attracts approximately 13,000 riders annually.

It is event camaraderie that keeps me looking forward to each event, but it is the people, like Jennifer and Audrey, that keep me passionate about the events.

In 2017, my state tally reached 15 through participating in the following events: Country Roads (WV) that starts at the historic Greenbrier Resort, Deception Pass Classic (WA) along the PNW Coastline, and Cycle the Silver Valley (ID) near the retired silver mines.

While each ride has been noteworthy, I am more thankful for those that have joined me over the years, their friendships, and the lasting memories that were created.

2018 will hold new routes, states, and adventures. I intend to do 3 or 4 new Bike MS rides. Please feel free to contact me at erich.j.meier@gmail.com.