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May, 2024

Wednesday
1
East Bay Park
9:30 AM
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Ride Old Mission. Route TBD
Wednesday
1
Vasa Singletrack Trailhead
4:00 PM
Thursday
2
Cherry Bend Community Park Pavilion
10:00 AM
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Meet at Cherry Bend Park in the parking lot east of the pavilion. Enter the park from Lincoln Road off Cherry Bend Road. Ride to/from Suttons Bay mostly on the Leelanau Trail. 32 miles. Meet at Chimoski Bakery for refreshments. Optional Lee Point Loop 40 miles.
Thursday
2
Vasa Singletrack Trailhead
4:00 PM
Friday
3
Vasa Singletrack Trailhead
4:00 PM
Saturday
4
East Bay Park
9:30 AM
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Ride Old Mission. Maybe to Haserot Beach.
Saturday
4
Vasa Pathway Trailhead
10:00 AM
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20 mile out and back road and trail ride to Yuba to kick off the touring season. If you‘re an experienced tourer, bring your bike, kit, and stories of the road. If you‘re new to touring, a bike and curiosity are all you need. Pace will be @10-12 mph. Join the Touring Interest Group to stay current on rides.
Sunday
5
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Oof! Another schedule conflict:( Let‘s do the usual ride, but just a day later, exploring the hills of Leelanau County. Forty-ish miles, 13-15 mph pace, ~2500 feet of climbing. This is a no-drop ride.
Sunday
5
Darrow Park
1:00 PM
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Ride to Sutton‘s Bay and back. 32 miles. No drop ride. After the ride, we are invited to join the BFF group to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Loco Boys in Slabtown.
Sunday
5
Loco Boys Brewing Company (I will park at the abutting lot @ medical office)
2:00 PM
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Our first ride of the season potentially resulting with sore buns. About 10 miles on the flat Leelanau trail at about 10mph. Ending at LocoBoys for some Cinco de Mayo snacks, beverages and socialization. Another group of CCCC riders may join us at LocoBoys. Park at Munson medical office on the corner of Elmwood and Front--entrance off off Elmwood--the abutting lot to LocoBoys--901 W Front.
Monday
6
Darrow Park
9:00 AM
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Touring Leelanau County. There WILL be hills. Road ride in beautiful, hilly Leelanau County. This is a no drop ride. Ride leader leads from the back.
Monday
6
Beulah Lakefront Park
10:00 AM
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Hello Everyone Monday‘s first Honor ride of the season will start, well, in Beulah.  Two route choices available, 25 and 32 miles.  See links below. Hope to see you in BEULAH on Monday. Mark https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46497125  (25 miles) https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46497207  (32 miles)
Tuesday
7
Glen Arbor Health Club
10:30 AM
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25-30 mile ride around GA.
Tuesday
7
Vasa Singletrack Trailhead
11:30 AM
Wednesday
8
East Bay Park
12:30 PM
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Ride Old Mission. Route TBD
Wednesday
8
East Bay Park
1:00 PM
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Ride the scenic Old Mission Peninsula. 30-36 miles. No drop ride.
Wednesday
8
Rotary Discovery Building
6:00 PM
Thursday
9
Glen Arbor Health Club
10:00 AM
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25-30 mile ride around GA.
Thursday
9
Darrow Park
10:00 AM
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Ride the Leelanau Trail to Suttons Bay and back from Darrow Park.
Thursday
9
Vasa Singletrack Trailhead
11:30 AM
Friday
10
Glen Arbor Health Club
9:00 AM
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30-35 mile ride
Friday
10
Cherry Bend Community Park Pavilion
9:30 AM
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Meet at Cherry Bend Park in the parking lot east of the pavilion. Enter the park from Lincoln Road off Cherry Bend Road. Ride to/from Suttons Bay mostly on the Leelanau Trail. 32 miles. Meet at Chimoski Bakery for refreshments. Optional Lee Point Loop 40 miles.
Friday
10
Vasa Singletrack Trailhead
4:30 PM
Saturday
11
Darrow Park
9:00 AM
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Ride the hills of Leelanau County. ~ 40 miles, ~2500 feet of climbing. Faster on the flats and much slower on the climbs, we‘ll finish with a 14-15 mph average speed. There are showers in the forecast, so bring a rain jacket. This is a no-drop ride.
Saturday
11
Vasa Singletrack Trailhead
5:00 PM
Sunday
12
East Bay Park
9:30 AM
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Ride Old Mission. Route TBD
Monday
13
Darrow Park
9:00 AM
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Touring Leelanau County. There WILL be hills. Road ride in beautiful, hilly Leelanau County. This is a no drop ride. Ride leader leads from the back.
Monday
13
Sleeping Bear Dunes parking lot.
10:00 AM
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We‘ll try something new and start at the Sand Dunes. Snack break at Bohemian - BYO. Those wanting to go further can continue NE on M22 and circle Traverse lake before resuming the route back at Bohemian.
Monday
13
McLains' on 8th unless inclement, then, go to McLains' on Garfield. Check Ride Calendar and FB by 3:
5:00 PM
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We‘ll be planning our 6-wk season for both Road/Hybrid and Mountain/Fat Tire cycling at McLains‘ on 8th St. in the back parking lot from 5:00-6:00 pm. Bring something to sit on and some cash (optional) to join the club and purchase some logo gear. If inclement, we‘ll gather at the shop on Garfield. No planned rides that night. We‘ll go over expectations and details for the upcoming rides and answer questions so that everyone is ready to roll the following week.
Monday
13
The Filling Station
6:00 PM
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The 2024 Ride Leader Meeting will be held on Monday May 13 at The Filling Station Restaurant from 6pm-8pm and is intended for ride leaders or those that plan to become ride leaders. This meeting will go over some basic topics and some new information pertinent to being a ride leader for the club
Tuesday
14
Glen Arbor Health Club
1:00 PM
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30 miles in GA area
Tuesday
14
Vasa Singletrack Trailhead
5:30 PM
Tuesday
14
Right Brain Brewery
6:00 PM
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Ride the Boardman loop and a portion of the TART trail. We will start and end at Right Brain Brewery. The route is essentially flat and about 10-15 miles. It is a no drop ride. Non-riders can also join us at Right Brain for story telling and beverages.
Wednesday
15
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Start at East Bay Park with many ride options from 10-42 miles. Fairly flat course with several rolling hills on Center Road, Blue Water Rd.,etc. A number of bathroom facilities on the peninsula and many coffee options near the start and in Mapleton.
Wednesday
15
Palmer Woods Forest Preserve
10:30 AM
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8-10 Miles Palmer Woods is an intermediate-flowing single-track trail with advanced optional sections. This is a no-drop ride.
Wednesday
15
Brick Wheels Parking Lot
6:45 PM
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Join NMBBA for the annual Ride of Silence. Arrive by 6:45 so you are ready when the ride starts at 7 PM from the parking lot shared by Brick Wheels and McClains on 8th Street. They plan to ride 5 to 7 miles at a slow pace.
Thursday
16
Acme Meijer - far west lot directly opposite the big red Meijer sign
10:00 AM
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Ride to Elk Rapids to the Flour Pot Bakery. 30 miles. No drop ride.
Thursday
16
Darrow Park
10:00 AM
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Meet at Darrow Park and ride in Leelanau County
Thursday
16
Glen Arbor Health Club
10:30 AM
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Ride in the Glen Arbor area.
Friday
17
Cherry Bend Community Park Pavilion
9:30 AM
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Meet at Cherry Bend Park in the parking lot east of the pavilion, which can be entered from Lincoln Road off Cherry Bend Road. Ride to/from Suttons Bay mostly on the Leelanau Trail. 32 miles. Meet at Chimoski Bakery for refreshments. Optional Lee Point Loop 40 miles.
Saturday
18
Behind Traverse Catholic Credit Union
9:00 AM
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Ride from Interlochen Corners to Patty Cakes Restaurant in Buckley for a coffee stop and return. Total distance: 35 miles. Ride is mainly on quiet roads with a decent shoulder, but there is 1 mile on Cty 633, and 1 mile on Cty 602 that are busier with no shoulder. Riders should be able to ride paceline 17 mph. Not particularly hilly, but there is a good climb on Youker Road. We‘ll regroup at the top. Ride with GPS link included. Maps NOT provided. Call me at 231-313-0062 with questions.
Saturday
18
East Bay Park
9:30 AM
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Ride to Haserot Beach.
Sunday
19
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Please note the EARLIER START TIME. This week we‘ll go west on Grandview, Kasson, Kasson Center, Fritz and Bow to Big Glen Lake. We‘ll then head north and climb Trumbull before heading home through Maple City and over Kasben and Lincoln. ~45 miles, 2500-3000 feet of climbing. There may be a short stop in Maple City. Options to bypass the Trumbull and Lincoln climbs. Faster on the flats, much slower on the climbs, we‘ll finish with an average speed of 14-15 mph...not 17+ mph. We regroup at the tops of the climbs and at intersections. This is a no-drop ride.
Sunday
19
Glen Arbor Health Club
1:00 PM
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25-30 mile ride around GA.
Sunday
19
Loco Boys Brewery
1:30 PM
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Ride the Leelanau Trail from Loco Boys, then return to Loco Boys for refreshments and camaraderie. Bring $ for food/bevs. Parking available nearby Loco Boys. Meet in the parking lot on the west side of Loco Boys. Approximately 34 miles. Those not riding please feel free to join in for refreshments around 4:00.
Sunday
19
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8 miles at 8 mph.
Monday
20
Darrow Park
9:00 AM
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Touring Leelanau County. There WILL be hills. Road ride in beautiful, hilly Leelanau County. This is a no drop ride. Ride leader leads from the back.
Monday
20
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We‘ll save this one for next week. South from Honor to Crystal Mt then loop south before heading north to Thompsonville. One significant climb near start. Otherwise, moderate hills. 880 ft elevation gain. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46696982
Monday
20
Hull Park near Main Library
5:30 PM
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Join us for very short instructional session each week on various topics relating to safe road cycling followed by an enjoyable ride usually north out and back on Old Mission Peninsula. Small groups will be formed each week based on pace and distance depending on who shows up to ride. THIS WEEK ONLY we will meet at 5:30pm at Hull Park near the Main Library and join the Member Mixer at The Filling Station; bring some extra cash!!
Monday
20
The Filling Station Microbrewery
6:00 PM
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Meet up at The Filling Station to socialize with your fellow club members. Beer and Food available for purchase. Some appetizers provided. There will be a short educational program. Weather to determine if there will be a ride before the event.
Tuesday
21
Glen Arbor Health Club
9:00 AM
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Ride in the Leelanau County area. Stop midway for breakfast. Route could be hilly. Pace of the slowest rider.
Tuesday
21
East Bay Park
9:30 AM
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Ride Old Mission. Route TBD
Tuesday
21
Cherry Bend Trailhead - Leelanau Trail
10:30 AM
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Riding north on the Leelanau trail and getting off at Otto Road and eventually on Duck Lake road to the Nine Bean Rows Bakery for a stop. Then downhill into Sutton‘s Bay and returning to the Trail. 36 miles. No drop ride. Hills on Otto road
Wednesday
22
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Casual Ride for riders of all abilities that will be separated in several groups depending on pace desired as well as distance expectations.
Wednesday
22
Palmer Woods Forest Preserve
10:00 AM
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10-12 Miles Palmer Woods is an intermediate-flowing single-track trail with advanced optional sections
Wednesday
22
Vasa Singletrack Trailhead
4:00 PM
Thursday
23
TART Trail parking lot east of Walgreen off Holiday Road
9:00 AM
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Riding north out and back on the Acme connector for an hour. Will ride Bates road past Flintfields Horse area and by many orchards. There will be a few hills. No drop ride. 25 miles.
Thursday
23
Glen Arbor Health Club
10:30 AM
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Ride in the Leelanau County area. Stop midway for breakfast. Route could be hilly. Pace of the slowest rider.
Thursday
23
Vasa Singletrack Trailhead
6:00 PM
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Join us for weekly fun trail rides using Vasa single track and other single track, so watch for start location as it may change. Small groups will form based on pace, distance and depending on who shows up. All levels welcome for relaxed pace ride. There will be sand and roots.
Friday
24
Cherry Bend Community Park Pavilion
9:30 AM
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Meet at Cherry Bend Park in the parking lot east of the pavilion, which can be entered from Lincoln Road off Cherry Bend Road. Ride to/from Suttons Bay mostly on the Leelanau Trail. 32 miles. Meet at Chimoski Bakery for refreshments. Several ride groups based on speed and comfort level. Optional Lee Point Loop 40 miles. Jim Cooper‘s ride for max 42 miles. https://ridewithgps.com/trips/126399924 Have fun ya‘ll!
Sunday
26
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Exploring the hills of Leelanau County. We‘ll head out on Grandview and Kasben before heading north of Cedar to do some climbing on Schomberg, Narlock, Lime Lake, and French before returning to Cedar for a short break. The return will be our usual route over Kasben and Lincoln with an opportunity to bail out on the Lincoln climb. ~45 miles, 2500-3000 feet of climbing. Faster on the flats, much slower on the climbs, we‘ll finish with a 14-15 mph average speed. This is a no-drop ride.
Sunday
26
Darrow Park
1:00 PM
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Riding to Sutton‘s Bay and back on the Leelanau trail. 32 miles. No drop ride. Plan to join the BFF group at Loco Boys afterwards.
Sunday
26
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Meet at Darrow Park. We will ride the TART trail...making one detour to ride through Oakwood Cemetary and pay respect to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Our ride will end at LocoBoys where we will be joined by riders from a "B" ride for food and drinks. Non-riders are welcome to meet us directly at LocoBoys. Pace will average 10 mph and distance average 10-15 miles. Flat paved surface.
Monday
27
Central High School - west side parking lot
6:00 PM
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Join us for very short instructional session each week on various topics relating to safe road cycling followed by an enjoyable ride usually north out and back on Old Mission Peninsula. Small groups will be formed each week based on pace and distance depending on who shows up to ride.
Tuesday
28
Glen Arbor Health Club
9:00 AM
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Ride in the Leelanau County area. Stop midway for breakfast. Route could be hilly. Pace of the slowest rider.
Wednesday
29
Darrow Park
5:30 PM
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Put A Load On (PALO) rides are conditioning rides in preparation for bicycle touring. Put some pounds in your panniers, add some junk to your trunkbag and join other weighty cyclists in a slow moving procession while plotting grand getaways to bike world. This weeks ride will be an out and back to Shady Lane on the Leelanau Trail; 20 miles total. Expected pace: 10 mph.
Thursday
30
Glen Arbor Health Club
9:00 AM
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Ride in the Leelanau County area. Stop midway for breakfast. Route could be hilly. Pace of the slowest rider.
Thursday
30
Vasa Singletrack Trailhead
6:00 PM
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Join us for weekly fun trail rides using Vasa single track and other single track, so watch for start location as it may change. Small groups will form based on pace, distance and depending on who shows up. All levels welcome for relaxed pace ride.
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