2016 Woodward Loop Ride

Sunday,  June 26th will be the 8th Annual Spring edition of the Woodward Loop Ride. This ride is a fundraiser for Michigan Youth Cycling, a scholarship charity for young riders and racers.  This is a two part ride, with a route and fun for nearly everyone.
The ride starts from Downtown Birmingham at the corner of Old Woodward and Maple Roads. The first loop heads out at 7:30 am and travels north to Pontiac, around the Pontiac Loop, formerly called Widetrack Drive, and back to Birmingham.  The ride pace is 18 mph, which is brisk as the route is an elevation gain to Pontiac. Once we get to St. Joseph Hospital, riders are welcome to pass the ride leader and ride back to Birmingham at whatever pace they wish.  The ride leader will sit in for riders staying at 18 mph or whatever pace is needed.  Riders who suspect that an 18 mph pace is a bit much are welcome to join in but can easily turn back and head south just by crossing at the median.
Once back in Birmingham there will be a very short break but we will regroup and join up for the 8:30 am start to Detroit. Ride Pace is about 16 or 17 mph but the road south is also slightly downhill to the City. We will head to Hart Plaza for our commensurate photo opportunity. Then strong riders will break off and head to Belle Isle for a fast lap (or two?). The rest of the riders will head north and most likely take a stop at Avalon Bakery.  We will head north most likely on what I call the “inland route” which heads onto Hamilton and Pontchatrain and back.  Stay with the ride leader. Routes have little traffic but there is some traffic.

Suggested donations of $20.00 are appreciated.  Functioning road bikes are suggested with spare tubes etc.
I look forward to riding with you again this year!
EJ Levy
Directeur Sportif

Cogs and Kegs


Cogs & Kegs, Presented by Powers Distributing
MIU Men’s Health Foundation
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Birmingham, MI

Partners for the event: Powers Distributing, Griffin Claw Brewery, Germack, American Cycle & Fitness, Wolverine Cycling Club, Team O2/Cadieux Bicycle Club, and the Astellas Professional Cycling Team.

This should be a fun evening with members of the Astellas Pro Cycling Team. Bikes and Beer for a good cause. The ride will start and finish from Griffin Claw Brewing Company.

A Casual ride (read “not a hammerfest”) with the Astellas guys, then there will be a post-ride celebration hosted by Griffin Claw Brewery that will include a raffle, Q&A with the Astellas Professional Cycling Team.

Supports MIU Men’s Health Foundation.
$30 registration includes a beer and a waterbottle.

Get the details and register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cogs-kegs-presented-by-powers-…

Bonus Ride for Volunteers!
Vounteers will have the opportunity to ride with members of the Astellas Team earlier in the day in a volunteer only ride. Sign up to volunteer (https://www.cognitoforms.com/MIUMensHealthFoundation/MIUMensHealthFoundationVolunteerForm)

See you there!

Yankee Springs MTB TT Race Recap

“Josh Hall, Jake Samborski, and myself went went to Yankee Springs for a long weekend of camping, riding, and racing. I had never ridden Yankee before, it was a blast, lot’s of elevation for lower Michigan, something about melting glaciers. The trail had some awesome descents which is a nice change up from the smaller, rolling hills found at our local trails. Yankee was Josh’s first Cat 1 XC race and he placed 13th out of 32 in the Cat 1 30-39 race!

Josh Hall

Mr. Samborski (aka the Gnardawg) definitely felt at home on this technical course, he placed 7th out of 19 in the Cat 2/3 Single Speed race and was geared 2:1! I just missed the podium with a 4th place finish in the Cat 2 19-29 race. Great weekend with some good results. Look out for an announcement regarding the Island Lake race on May 22nd.”

-Alec Linton, MTB Captain

Team 02 / Cadieux Team Kits Have Arrived

Team kit orders have arrived! Please contact Tracey (ragman@cadbc.org) for pickup location. Orders need to be picked up before April 17th! Suggested times for pickup this week are:

Wed 4/6 – Between 7pm and 8:30pm

Thu 4/7- Between 4pm and 9pm

Fri 4/8- Between 4pm and 6pm

Sat 4/9 – Tracey will be at Waterford for the Spring Training Series, you must contact her ahead of time so she brings your order.

Team O2 / Cadieux Members Ride FREE on Mondays at IVBP

If you are a Team O2 / Cadieux Bicycle Club member and you’ve been thinking about trying out the track, there’s no better time than now. Thanks to the club’s donation to the Community Foundation/Mike Walden Velodrome Fund in December, all members of Team O2 / Cadieux Bicycle Club are welcome to ride at the IVBP on Monday nights for the entire 2016 season for FREE. You don’t need your own track bike, you can borrow one for free. To receive this benefit, you’ll need to take the Track 101 class, which are available on Saturdays at 10 am. New Riders can also get trained on Wednesday evenings.

Thanks to Dale, Carolyn, Dave and the other volunteers that put in time to make it a great facility.

Dave Hicken is our Track captain, so reach out to Dave if you have questions.


Team O2/ Cadieux Bicycle Club Annual Meeting

Plan attending the Team O2 / Cadieux Bicycle Club Annual Meeting on the afternoon of Sunday February 21st. The meeting will be at “The Corners”, located on 2075 Walnut Lake Rd. It is just West of Inkster. 

 Food served at 1:30, Agenda begins at 2 PM with Club Business and Elections, followed by, Awards and Recognition, and  Guest Speakers— Track Update – IVBP and Detroit (Dale Hughes), LMB (Steve Roach), Finding your optimum position on the Bike (Fraser Bicycle).

This is an opportunity to learn about 2016 Rides, Races and Activities, and meet your Club Mates and officers. 

All are welcomed at this meeting.  Bring a friend or anyone interested in cycling.

End of Season Charity Party – November 21st

The “End of Season Charity Party” is around the corner and it is time to buy your tickets. Don’t delay and clink on link below. November 21st at Bastone Brewery in Royal Oak from 5.30pm.

Everyone is welcome so bring your friends, partners, husbands and wives. Will be a great night and may be a bit of chat about cycling.

Back by popular demand is the Charity Raffle if you would like to donate a prize or you have a contact for a company that would like to, please contact James Hill. This year we are raising funds for: JDRF, Michigan Youth Cycling and Make a Wish (Team Alex).

If you have any funny photos from the year please send them to James Hill for the photo montage and prizes will be awarded for comedy value.


WAM 300 2015 – Time to Give Back

If you are not able to take part in WAM 300 2015, it is not too late to make an impact and help a worthy cause. There are many of your club mates and teammates that are raising money for the Make-A-Wish foundation to help sick children. It truly is an amazing cause and one we are proud to ride for.

If you would like to donate to make a wish click on the link below and enter the name of the rider you would like to donate on behalf of. Club members include:

- Susan Armstrong
- Jon Kulevsky
- Thomas DiJulio
- Shelley Binkley
- Mark Cahn – El Presidenta
- Ron Sollish
- Charlie Deroo
- Matthew Sheppard
- Michael Emerson
- Jonathan Smith
- Heidi Wiegand
- James Hill

Please reply to this link if I have missed you off the list and let people know you are riding.