2022 Green Cruise 8am 41-mile ride

The Saturday, August 13th, 2022, Green Cruise features two bicycle rides: an 8am 41-mile ride to Belle Isle, and a 9am eight-city 22-mile ride to Birmingham.

Eventbrite tickets for both rides https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/green-cruise-bike-rides-2022-333029

Both rides start from the Ferndale, MI City Hall, 300 E. Nine Mile Road and return to city hall at approximately noon.

The rides are rain-or-shine and there is no rain date.

Pace:
The 8am 42-mile ride has two groups: 17+ mph & 12-16 mph.
• Please do not join the 17+ mph group if you are not a highly accomplished bicyclist.
• If you have doubts about riding with the 17+ group, please consult the ride leader BEFORE the ride starts.
The 9am 22-mile pace: 12 mph

Sign up online for incorrect ride? Don’t worry, simply join the intended ride.

Note: you will need to sign a Sierra Club waiver the day of the event.

The Green Cruise features:
• Free pre-ride repairs from Sullivan’s Continental Bike Shop
• Free pre-ride snacks & rest stop snacks
• Recognition: Brent Bacher, 2022 Green Cruiser of the Year.
• Competent leadership

Free Parking:
First United Methodist Church of Ferndale, 22331 Woodward Ave (at Leroy) Ferndale, MI 48220, a few blocks from the start.

Lot and Street Parking:
• Ferndale City Hall/Library lot; 64 spots
No limit to hours
Mobile app “Park Ferndale,” credit card, cash
If paid before 11am, meter will start charging at 11
• On-street meters
2-hour limit
If using Mobile app: ask to start at 11am
Cash: meter starts charging when you pay

Questions may be directed to Jerry Hasspacher at jhasspac@gmail.com

THE WATERMOO

The Watermoo is a 111-mile gravel cycling road race on mostly gravel, some tarmac and a road that is no longer a road with a river crossing in the farmlands of southeastern Michigan. It will be an honest challenge for most, something riders will be proud of completing and is part of the Bearclaw Bicycle Co. Ultra Michigan Gravel Race Series. www.thewatermoo.com

De Ronde van Grampian Gravel Race p/b KLM/Cold Stone

Registration
https://www.bikereg.com/de-ronde-van-grampian-gravel-race-pb-klm–cold-stone#Location

The DRvG is a Gravel Event with its roots derived from a few special races and rides from years past in and around the local area of Oakland and Lapeer Counties. This ride pays tribute to the Ronde van Stony, Grampian Challenge and Fall50 p/b KLM/Cold Stone.

For 2022, DRvG will be held on Saturday August 6th starting and ending inside Addison Oaks County Park. There will be two distances: 50 mile and 25 mile courses consisting of 100% gravel with a nice two- track start and finish. These routes pay tribute to the Grampian Hills and the natural rolling terrain in the area with amazing scenic views and a special single/double track mixed in for good fun! There is even a Dutch Windmill out on the long course!

The 50 mile course has 3,134ft of elevation while the 25mile course has 1,633 ft of elevation. Both routes have a decisive double/single track section followed by a private seasonal road with a nice climb just a few miles into the course. After that, it’s a day spent hitting rollers!

With your $45 registration fee, we will provide marked routes, .gpx files, timing provided by Plot Gnar, free beer while it lasts, and food will be available for purchase provided by Uncle Peter’s Pasties Shelby. We also plan to have on-site bike mechanical support, DEMOs, swag for purchase all provided by KLM Bike and Fitness.

*This race uses Upland Hills private land only accessible during the event August 6th, 2022 from 9am to 12noon – NO EXCEPTIONS. You cannot pre-ride the upland hills section of the course. Violators will be reported to the local authorities for trespassing.

SPONSORS – KLM Bike & Fitness | Cold Stone Creamery (Rochester Hills) | CTS | Joseph Philip Craig Custom Homes | Donato Landscape | Franskoviak Tax Solutions | The Law Offices of Barton Morris | Stein’s Home Improvement | HealthQuest Physical Therapy | Mike’s Mix

DATE – Saturday, August 6, 2022

START – 9:00 am

START/FINISH – Addison Oaks County Park, 1480 W Romeo Rd, Leonard, MI 48367

Strava Routes (Routes are subject to change):

50 Miles: https://www.strava.com/routes/2948680729173075036

25 Miles: https://www.strava.com/routes/2948682926488440924

2022 Pedals Passports

Registration is now open!

PEDALS AND PASSPORTS is the Major Taylor Detroit – Metro 313 Cyclones’ signature event. For 2022, NO PASSPORT IS REQUIRED! Come ride with “the Cyclones” where we will start from the Jewel of Detroit, Belle Isle. Belle Isle is home to many local attractions. The island has been the location of the Detroit Grand Prix, and after the ride, relax and enjoy the cool breeze and water views of downtown Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

We are offering three routes that will take you throughout the historic city of Detroit, with the century route venturing into surrounding suburbs, and all eventually back to the island for an end of ride picnic. If you want to bring the kids, we are also offering a “kid friendly” Family Fun Ride, where you can leisurely ride around the island and enjoy the breezy views of the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair.

Come to the Motor City and enjoy what Detroit has to offer. The members of the 313 Cyclones are looking forward to hosting you!

Ride for the Living 2022

You’ll want to sit down for this!

(Note: This round-trip ride from Ferndale to the Detroit Riverfront is for riders of all ages and skill levels. Everyone from Slow Rollers (avg 11-12 mph), Cruisers (avg 13-15 mph) and Chasers (avg 16-18 mph). ebike rental is available, too.)

The Krakow JCC’s Annual Ride For The Living is a 34.5-mile bike ride from Auschwitz to the JCC Krakow that commemorates Jewish history and celebrates the miraculous rebirth of Jewish life in Poland today. Our satellite ride (approximately 30 miles) is our own way to commemorate and celebrate the living. Plus, proceeds from our ride will benefit the Krakow JCC.

We’ll meet up and start at Ferndale High School and finish (at our own pace) at Ferndale Project for food and drinks. With the first drink on us!

New for 2022. Rent an ebike!
We’ve worked out a special deal with American Cycle & Fitness for ebike rental. They’ll deliver and pick up for you at the start/finish so all you have to do is be pedal ready (an ebike is still a pedal bike but with electric motor assistance to go farther with less people power).

Let’s go for a ride to honor our Jewish heritage. Registration fee includes a fanny pack and one drink voucher.

Questions or need more information? Contact Bracha Katz at bkatz@jfmd.org or 248-203-1465.

Thank you to our event partner, the Zekelman Holocaust Center.

Mark Cahn, Mark Kowalsky, Ron Sollish, Eva Solomon, Lowell Weiss
Ride For The Living Chairs

Architecture Bicycle Tour

This informative overview of significant architecture in and around Downtown Detroit is one of our most popular tours. Led by architect Chris Gongora, the discussion centers on architecture in relation to urban planning, past and future developments and the social implications of architectural design, good and bad, in Detroit. Sites include Hart Plaza, Financial District, Cass Corridor, Brush Park, Eastern Market, and the Dequindre Cut.

Ride Distance: 15 miles
Ride Length: 3 hours
Cost: $45/$55 with bike rental
Max Capacity: 10 riders

Tree Farm Relay

Your favorite tiki party and bike race of the summer is on!

Get ready for the 16th Annual Tree Farm Relay at Lakeshore Park in Novi, presented by the MCMBA and Team Tree Farm. This is the same format you have all grown to love… a unique 4-person team relay race! The course features lots of hills, passing zones and fun! This is a perfect race for the beginner looking to see what team / endurance racing is all about and for experienced racers looking to test their skills against rival teams.

Rain or shine (usually rain), it’ll be your favorite event of the summer.

More details at https://mcmba.org/relay

The Baroudeur

The Baroudeur is back! After a two summer hiatus, the best ride in Detroit will return Saturday, July 23. Join us as we ride through the Motor City and beyond in support of Wayne State University student scholarships and the university’s Helping Individual Go Higher (HIGH) Program. The Baroudeur is a fun, noncompetitive event that gives riders of all abilities an opportunity to explore the Motor City and surrounding area on two wheels while helping economically disadvantaged students pursue higher education. Learn more at: baroudeur.wayne.edu

The Baroudeur offers four routes — 20, 37, 62 or 100-miles — to accommodate riders of all experience levels.

As an official Wayne State University event, all participants and volunteers are required to receive a COVID-19 vaccination and booster as part of WSU’s vaccine mandate. Participants will be asked to upload proof of vaccination during the registration process. All participants are expected to comply with campus safety guidelines on ride day, and will be required to wear a mask while indoors.

Schedule of events:

100-mile start time: 7 a.m.
62-mile start time: 8:30 a.m.
37-mile start time: 8:30 a.m.
20-mile start time: 10 a.m.

Pricing
February 23 through 11:59 p.m. on May 23: $65
May 24 through 11:59 p.m. on June 23: 75
June 24 through 11:59 p.m. on July 19: $85
Registration will close at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19

Your registration fee includes:
* Post-ride lunch, beer and music
* Refreshments along the route
* Limited edition Baroudeur T-shirt
* Support and Gear (SAG) vehicles and ride support
* Free parking

Tuesday Training Rides
Increase your pedal power at training rides for the Baroudeur! Please join us for weekly group bicycle rides that preview sections of the Baroudeur routes, giving an up-close sneak peek at the texture and character that defines metro Detroit. You’ll also build camaraderie with other riders while enjoying a workout.

There are a minimum of three distinct groups based on speed and distance, so we have something for everyone from the competitive cyclist to the weekend cruiser. All of these no-drop rides depart at 6 p.m. from the TechTown Lot on the northeast corner of Cass and Amsterdam. The entrance is on Amsterdam between Cass and Woodward and there is no gate. Bathrooms are available in the TechTown building across Cass and one block south. Cyclists of all abilities are welcome to join the complimentary rides. Free parking is provided.

M1 Cycling Classic (Now Saturday and Sunday)

Basemedia Racing is pleased to announce a premier bike event and road bike race in the Michigan area, featuring up to $10K in prize money, a public ride event and ebike demos. Food and drinks will be available on-site. The M1 Cycling Classic is being hosted at the M1 Concourse in Pontiac, MI. This is a criterium race format on the closed race track at M1. The race schedule will cover a complete set of amateur races for all skill levels and end with elite races for men and women. The multi lap format on the closed course provides lots of action for spectators during the day. Fans of racing and those interested in learning more about cycling are encouraged to come and check out the action. Pick your favorite racer and follow along to see how they do!

M1 Cycling Classic (Now Saturday and Sunday)

Basemedia Racing is pleased to announce a premier bike event and road bike race in the Michigan area, featuring up to $10K in prize money, a public ride event and ebike demos. Food and drinks will be available on-site. The M1 Cycling Classic is being hosted at the M1 Concourse in Pontiac, MI. This is a criterium race format on the closed race track at M1. The race schedule will cover a complete set of amateur races for all skill levels and end with elite races for men and women. The multi lap format on the closed course provides lots of action for spectators during the day. Fans of racing and those interested in learning more about cycling are encouraged to come and check out the action. Pick your favorite racer and follow along to see how they do!