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2022 One Helluva Ride
July 9 @ 6:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society (AABTS) presents its 44th annual One Helluva Ride (OHR) on Saturday, July 9, 2022. Join us for a day of scenic bicycle touring over tree-lined, paved roads in Washtenaw, Ingham, Jackson and Livingston counties. The routes wind through rural and recreation areas on beautiful rolling terrain and vary enough to appeal to a broad range of bicyclists.
OHR riders can choose from four great loop routes this year – 40, 63 and 100 mile paved routes and a 40 mile gravel route.
All rides start and end at the Chelsea Fairgrounds in Chelsea, Michigan (20501 W Old US Hwy 12, Chelsea, MI 48118). Take I-94 Exit 159 North
All pre-registration will be online. Online registration will be open on February 20th
Day of ride registration at the Chelsea Fairgrounds is the only option after July 4, 2022.
Day of ride check-in: 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m
Early Bird – $35 (adult), $18 (minor, 7-17) and under 7 free.
After March 31st – $40 (adult), $20 (minor, 7-17) and under 7 free.
After June 20th – $45 (adult), $22 (minor, 7-17) and under 7 free.
Day Of – $50 (adult), $25 (minor, 7-17) and under 7 free.
Link to Registration System
T-Shirts are available in the store on the registration system (RunSignup)
Jerseys may be ordered directly from the manufacturer (Voler). There is more information on the Merchandise page or you may go directly to the Voler website
We will have four items for you this year; a short sleeve jersey, a long sleeve jersey, a jacket and a t-shirt. More info on the Merchandise page.
40 mile paved – 2 Rest Stops
63 mile paved – 3 Rest Stops
100 mile paved – 4 Rest Stops
40 mile Gravel – 2 Rest Stops
The 100 mile route will go through Hell, Michigan.
All routes will have road marks and maps will be provided.
GPS files will also be available.
All routes start and end at the Chelsea Fairgrounds (20501 W Old US Hwy 12, Chelsea, MI 48118). Take I-94 Exit 159 North (see map).
More route info on the Ride Routes Page.
Safety: YOU MUST WEAR A HELMET!
Cyclists are expected to obey all traffic laws. Like motorists, you can be ticketed if you fail to do so.
Ride with the traffic and never more than two abreast. Move into single file when motorists or other cyclists approach from the rear.
Signal all your intentions to motorists and the cyclists near you!
No cell phones, headphones, or texting while riding.
If you have to stop for a rest or an emergency, move yourself and your bike completely off the pavement.
Rear bike lights and rearview mirrors are recommended.
Helmets are required.
Please review our Ride Decorum & Rules page for more safety information.
Please carry personal contact information on your person while riding
Cyclists can minimize potential problems by having themselves and their bikes in good condition for this ride. A pump, patch kit, extra tube, on-the-road tools, sunscreen, and 1 or 2 water bottles are highly recommended accessories. You should know how to fix a flat tire and how to do your own repairs.
SAG vehicles will be making continuous circuits of all routes from 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Their help is available to all riders with problems. Priority will be given to those riders with serious medical problems, followed by those with significant mechanical difficulties, and lastly to those who simply “tire” or need to fix a flat tire!
Mechanics will be available at the Fairgrounds and at some of the rest stops.
In case of a medical emergency, call 911!
Showers will be available at Chelsea Fairgrounds until 5:00 PM. Bring your own towel and toiletries. Please be neat!
Chelsea Fairgrounds: 6:30 am to 10:00 am
Lunch & Snacks
The registration fee includes lunch after the ride at the Chelsea Fairgrounds from 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Volunteers will provide a wide variety of snacks and beverages at the Rest Stops. Please review the Rest Stop Hours to ensure that you do not arrive before they open or after they close. The routes pass through several small towns where additional food and drinks can be purchased. You are encouraged to stop, rest and take a break while replenishing your energy and making new friends! OHR’s traditional Ice Cold Watermelon will be served at the Waterloo Farm Rest Stop this year.
There will be restrooms and/or porta-john facilities at all designated Rest Stops.
Rest Stop Hours and Distances.
For a list of hotels/motels/campgrounds and a listing of special events, area attractions, and restaurants, see our Weekend in Ann Arbor page.
The people living along the One Helluva Ride routes are generally interested in the event and friendly to riders who give them the courtesy of riding to the right, obeying the traffic laws, and forming a single line to allow traffic to pass. Please review our Ride Decorum & Rules page.
You may reach us vis e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also reach us at: OHR, PO Box 1585, Ann Arbor, MI 48106
You may call us at: 734 273-9543. Leave a message and we will return you call
Additional Ride Calendars From Around The Region
- MBRA (Michigan Bicycle Racing Association) : http://www.mbra.org/calendar
- MMBA (Michigan Mountain Bike Association) RACE: https://www.mmba.org/events-race-calendar/
- Mountain Bike Michigan http://www.mountainbikemichigan.com/MBM_eventlist2021.htm
- Michigan Gravel Race Series: https://www.michigangravelraceseries.com/schedule/
- MMBA RIDE: http://chat.mmba.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=7
- Ontario Cycling Association: https://www.ontariocycling.org/events-organizers/event-calendar/
- Illinois Cycling Association: http://www.illinoiscycling.org/calendar
- League Of Michigan Bicyclists: https://www.lmb.org/events/ride-calendar/