Hi hi, Exhalers, family, and friends!
A heart-felt THANK YOU and major kudos to everyone who made this year’s Exhale Fall Charity Ride such an amazing success!!!
Together you all helped to raise over $11,000 toward JDRF’s efforts to end juvenile diabetes!!! Wow!!!
We really can’t thank you enough!!!
We’re estimating somewhere on the order of 180 riders, which is based on 154 pre-registrations (some being multi-registrant, some being donation-only), and 43 in-person registrations.
There were 122 confirmed via Strava, but many many participants aren’t on Strava.
Whatever the actual number of riders it was a record-breaking event on multiple levels!
Thanks again to everyone!
Now, let’s get back to training every day all year for next year’s event! 😉
\Leon and the Exhale Team
It is with great pleasure that #Riders4Research and Cadieux Bicycle Club announce the return of the Exhale Fall Charity Ride on Sunday October 17th. Many of you are already past participants in this fundraiser to benefit juvenile diabetes research. This year is going to be SPECTACULAR, because the leaves will be a bit further into their glorious autumnal colors.
DON’T MISS THIS GREAT FALL CYCLING ADVENTURE
FOR RACERS, RIDERS & FAMILIES
ABOUT THE GRAVEL / MTB / FAT BIKE RIDE:
The 15th Annual JDRF Exhale Fall Charity Ride is a dirt road cycling event that travels through scenic Metamora, Michigan. The event is a fundraiser to raise awareness and donations supporting JDRF.
Since its inception, the Exhale Ride has donated 100% of all proceeds to JDRF. Riders4Research and Cadieux Bicycle Club have received JDRF Achievement Awards annually for their fundraising efforts.
As always, the goal of the JDRF Exhale Ride is to seek donations and raise awareness for juvenile diabetes. All donations are greatly appreciated and Riders4Research thanks you for your support.
For more information and to register, go to https://exhaleride.com.
Please donate+register ahead of time / online as we are not accepting cash / credit cards in person, day-of.August 31, 2021
Thanks to all our amazing Sponsors and Volunteers, and for all our Racers!
We hope everyone had a GREAT TIME! =D =D =D
Results are posted, here:
Please follow these steps prior to AND continuing throughout the race day.
You’ll notice a big push for on-line registrations through BikeReg.com, which is for stream-lining the registration process and feeding data to our timing crew.
Online registrations are also for your safety in an effort to minimize the time and number of people standing in line to pick up bib numbers. Similarly, online registrations also avoids the need to handle cash, so if for any reason you cannot complete the registration online, please bring your credit card or Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay capable smartphone.
- Go HERE to buy a USACycling One-Day License (do this first if your license is expired or if you are unsure about it).
NOTE: The USACycling site is the only way to deal with an expired experienced rider’s license and it is also the preferred way to deal with a new / novice rider.
- Go HERE to register for the 56th Annual Debaets-Devos Bicycle Races, which is on Sunday, August 29th, 2021.
- Download the flyer, HERE (and you can preview it below also).
- On DAY-OF, remember to bring proof of unexpired USAC or UCI License, or ONE-DAY license.
PLEASE have your physical license, USACycling App, or license confirmation e-mail handy on your smartphone or printed out.
NOTE: The link from step 1 also serves as proof of license proof for ANY RIDER, when you show the page on your smartphone to registration staff; it has the information at the top even for year-long USACycling or UCI license holders
- If for some reason you could not e-sign a waiver on BikeReg.com, you can download a release, HERE, fill it in in your favorite PDF editor and/or print it and use a pen. PLEASE use use BLUE text-color/ink.
PLEASE PRINT SEPARATE FORMS FOR EACH RACE OF INTEREST, because we need this for efficient data-entry for timing purposes.
REMEMBER to BRING your printed release(s) to check-in, on DAY-OF.
HOPEFULLY everybody is fine with #1 + #2 and the e-release/waivers and #5 is not necessary!
(Scroll to the bottom of this page for the Changes History for the flyer).
Rev 2: The flyer was updated on August 27th to permit Women’s CAT 4 riders to participate in the Women’s PRO 1/2/3/4, because at time of pre-reg closure, there was only one qualified racer in that race.
Rev 1: The flyer was updated on August 9th to increase the Women’s Pro race to 45 minutes (from 40), while reducing the men’s Pro race to 75 minutes (from 90). This was done so that the Women’s races meet the MBRA and USAC length requirements for a State Championship.June 23, 2021
Back by popular demand the annual Woodward Loop Ride will take place this year this Sunday following the same format as in the past. We will head out in two waves the first at 7:30 am from Shain Park in Birmingham for a north Woodward Loop up to and around the famous Widetrack Drive in Pontiac. We hold an 18 mph pace on the uphill portion of the ride to Pontiac but then swing south and once we cross the tracks I’ll openup the gates and riders can zip at any speed they wish back to Shain Park. I’ll bring up therear. This is about an 18 mile section of the ride. We follow the laws, stop at lights and enjoy the famous road with very low traffic on Sunday morning. The second wave is from Shain Park again starting at 8:30 am. The pace is more recreational now at 16 to 18 mph but it is flat and relatively downhill to Detroit. We take off of Woodward before we get to the Q-line tracks and will pose for another Iconic Photo Image for your memory book. Some riders may then break off for a fast lap at Belle Isle but otherwisewe head north with a rest stop along the way. This will again be a fundraiser for Michigan Youth Cycling a scholarship program for young riders/racers. Many of our recipients are from the Lexus Velodrome and the IVBP and middle school and high school mountain bike racers. Suggested donations of $20.00 are appreciated and any amount will be put to the fund. This is one of the “must do” rides in the Detroit area. We hope you can join us!
VP: Cadieux Bicycle Club
Directeur Sportif: Motive Force