Ride Descriptions

Recurring Rides – Road

Monday Night Hines Dr Ride

Where: Parking Lot Across from Northville Post Office, Northville MI (map)
When: Mondays @ 6:00pm (April – Aug) / @ 5:30p (Sep) / No rides Oct – March
Distance: 43 miles
Level(s): A and B
No-drop? No for A, yes for B
Ride Leader(s): Matt Price

This new weekly ride will take place on the West Side of Metro Detroit. Starting in Northville, the ride takes place mainly on Hines Dr., one of the most cycle-friendly roads in the area. The “out and back” route gives cyclists a chance to shorten the route if needed by skipping Rouge Park or the Northville Middle School Loop. Click here for the route.


R4R Monday Night Recovery Ride

Where: Barnum Park, Birmingham, MI (map)
When: Mondays @ 6:30pm, starting May 2nd.
Distance: 18-25 miles
Level(s): C
Ride Leader(s): E.J. Levy

R4R RR will be held in the spirit of the old Monday Flower Shop Rides where riders of varying skill sets got together and experienced riders and racers could spin with and mentor new riders with tips on pedaling, shifting, handling, etiquette, and group riding skills.  The ride will start from the parking lot of Barnum Park in Birmingham off of George Street near Pierce Street. Start time will be 6:30 pm. Distances will increase as does daylight and temperatures but will vary between 18 and 25 miles on most evenings.

Tuesday Derby Ride

Where: Derby Middle School, Birmingham MI (map)
When: Tuesdays @ 6:00pm starting mid-March through mid-September
Distance: 35-50 miles (more miles in summer months due to sun availability)
Level(s): A, B and C groups depending on ride leaders.
No-drop? No for A and B, yes for C
Ride Leader(s): E.J Levy for C ride

This well-attended weekday ride offers something for every ability level. Routes vary based on the group but generally involve laps in and around Oakland University, Cross Creek Parkway (home of the Debaets Devos race), and the Chrysler Campus in Auburn Hills.

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Crosswinds

Where: Crosswinds Shopping Mall, West Bloomfield (map)
When: Saturdays and Sundays from mid-spring to mid-fall; start times ranging from 7:30am – 9:00am
Level(s): A + B (rider dependent)

Distance: 50-70 miles

Expect a solid 3+ hours of riding with destinations in Fenton or Brighton, depending on the ride leader(s). Lots of opportunities to practice pacelining and hill climbing. The “A” ride is generally a drop ride.

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D-Ride

Where: Starbucks, Birmingham MI (map)
When: Saturdays and/or Sundays year-round; start times vary from 8:00am – 11:00am
Distance: 50-60 miles
Level(s): A / B+ (no-drop)
Ride Leader(s): Ron Sollish – See D-Linquents Facebook Group for Details

Expect a fun group ride with occasional sprint intervals on a route that travels through downtown Detroit with destinations including Avalon Bakery and Astro Coffee (making this the best ride for foodies). Route can include one or more laps around Belle Isle or added legs up to Grosse Pointe.

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Women’s Wednesday Night Ride

Where: Stony Creek Metro Park – Boat Launch (map)
When: Wednesdays @ 5:30 PM From Mid-May to Late Fall
Distance: 6 mile loops, up to 50 miles
Level(s): B, C (no-drop)
Ride Leader(s): Virginia Adams

This ride takes place at Stony Creek Metropark, a 6 mile loop popular with local cyclists and runners. Expect a pace between 15 and 19 mph with flexible mileage and decent elevation. Since this is a loop, you can ride as little or as much as you want. The ride will start at 5PM at the boat launch and typically lasts 3 hours. Early and late season rides may be on mountain bikes.

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Recurring Rides – Track

Where: International Velodrome at Bloomer Park (IVBP) – Map
Monday Night (5 PM)– Pace / Recovery riding. Pace lines for all levels – Open to all club members who have taken the track 101 class
Tuesday Night (6 PM)– Elite training night – open to all club members interested in track racing
Wednesday Night (5PM) – New Rider Night/Alternate week racing
Thursday (5PM)– Kids Night
Friday night (7 PM)– Race Night, Madison racing for elite, all other racers scratch and points races
Saturday Morning (10a-12p)– Track 101 class – Required for all new riders


Event Rides

Woodward Loop Ride

Where: Starbucks Coffee, Birmingham MI (map)
When: Twice a Year Charity Ride @ 7:30am for full loop, 8:30am for half loop
Distance: 56 miles full loop; 38 miles half loop
Pace: 15-17mph
Ride Leader(s): E.J Levy (details will be circulated via email and Facebook near to date)

The Woodward Loop Ride is becoming an anticipated tradition here in S.E. Michigan. Team O2 / Cadeiux Bicycle Club hosts this fun event which also raises funds for Michigan Youth Cycling. Over 120 riders participated in the last few ride.

Ride convenes in Birmingham at 7:30am for the “first” start, riding up Old Woodward onto Woodward Avenue (M-1) into Pontiac around the Loop and back to Birmingham. From there, at 8:30am we “second” start again with reinforcements and head south all the way to Hart Plaza with a photo opportunity in front of one of the landmark sculptures such as the “Spirit of Detroit” Statue.

We head back – usually with a stop at Avalon Bakery – and then continue home along Second and Hamilton Avenues to Palmer Park and through Pleasant Ridge, Oak Park and Berkley. The full round trip is 56 miles; about 38 miles for those on the second leg.


Day & Night Miles Ride

Where: Derby Middle School, Birmingham MI (map)
When: July 23rd 2013 @6:00pm
Distance:
Level(s):
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Tradition of charity continues on July 23 as Team O2 / Cadieux Bicycle Club will again host the DAY&NightMILES Ride in honor and memory of Miles Levin who passed away in 2007 from rhabdomyosarcoma. This seventh annual event is a fundraiser for the Sarcoma Society and offers a unique ride venue with four ride groups of varying levels – from racer to casual rider. A rabbinic blessing starts off the riders from Derby Middle School in Birmingham. Racers and strong riders head out on the traditional Tuesday evening route; other rides follow similar roads towards Oakland University and Chrysler Tech Center. A ‘novice’ ride travels 15 miles on low traffic roads for a memorable jaunt mostly in
Bloomfield Hills.

After, for those experienced, riders switch to mountain bikes with lights (cross bikes too) and ride about 25 or more miles, to make a riding metaphor acknowledging that, for this one day while we ride day and night, we note that people with cancer – and their families – endure their illnesses, all day and all night, 24/7. Donations are suggested.


Don Jaqua New Years Day Memorial Ride

Where: Starbucks, Birmingham MI (map)
When: January 1st (time TBD)
Distance: 30-40 miles
Level(s):
Ride Leader(s):

Our annual New Years Day ride, a charity event for Michigan Youth Cycling, is now dedicated to the memory of Don Jaqua, a devoted rider and coach. With a “photo op” at the Marshall Fredericks statue in Shain Park. This is a charity ride in aid of   MYC!


Exhale Fall Charity Ride

Where: Metamora
When: Fall – Details will be Emailed and Posted to Facebook Group and Page.
Distance: 10 – 44 miles
Level(s): varies
Ride Leader(s):

Nine seasons ago, Team O2 / Cadieux Bicycle Club’s visionary sponsor, Brian Hords, created Riders4Research and the EXHALE Charity Ride, an annual charity ride that offers riders the chance to experience the fall splendor in and around Metamora, northern Oakland County. EXHALE has been a significant fund-raising event for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, raising tens of thousands of dollars for this great cause. Held in early October during the spectacular autumnal color change in Michigan’s “Horse Country,” EXHALE offers rides for everyone from 10 miles up to 44 miles along mostly dirt country roads.