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REC – Recreational ride, pace averaging 12-14 mph.
ADV – Advanced ride, pace averaging 16-18 mph.
TBD – Pace determined by participants at start of ride.
Note: Coordinators may adjust the ride to match the weather and participants wants. Riders are responsible for knowing the route and being safe.
Helmets are required.
Rides are open to adults age 18 and up.
Ride Cancellations – check Facebook
Ride cancellations or changes will be posted on Facebook at least 60 minutes before the ride. Riders not on Facebook should RSVP with ride coordinator at least 24 hours before the ride if they want to be notified of any changes.
CURRENT SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 2023
Updated March 17, 2023
ADVANCED PACE RIDES WITH TOM
SPRING 2023 FORMAT - through mid-April
Fall and Spring riding can be fantastic but advance scheduling can be problematic. Tom intends to lead rides two or three times a week with scheduling TBD as little as a day or two in advance. The rides will typically start in the morning from Lakeside Park and will be 25 to 40 miles at an advanced pace. Contact Tom at Tom53@Outlook.com and include your phone number for texting you with dates and weather updates if interested.
GET BACK INTO BIKING FORM - rides beginning April 15
Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays starting Saturday, April 15,
join Tom for a fun ride of between 25 and 45 miles to get back into biking form. We’ll leave from Lakeside Park at 10 a.m., head into the wind and try to include a couple of hills, even if the hills are only river banks. Because it’s Spring in Michigan, please provide me with a text number for last minute weather updates. I will plan to text you for confirmation of the ride as scheduled, cancellation or weather delay around 8 a.m. on the day of the ride. Contact me at Tom53@Outlook.com.
RECREATIONAL PACE RIDES
No scheduled rides at this time
IMPROMPTU RIDES POSTED ON FACEBOOK
Folks may post on Facebook impromptu rides in an effort to build our group rides.
Other months, impromptu bike rides, hikes, cross-country ski outings, kayak paddles, and more may be posted and announced as weather and interest allow.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY: People engaging in Chain Gang activities do so at their own risk.
PARTICIPANTS UNDERSTAND THAT BICYCLING IS AN INHERENTLY DANGEROUS ACTIVITY THAT CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY AND DEATH. PARTICIPANTS RECOGNIZE THAT CHAIN GANG ACTIVITIES MAY TAKE PLACE ON PUBLIC ROADS OPEN TO MOTOR VEHICLE TRAFFIC AND CONTAINING OTHER HAZARDS TO BICYCLISTS. PARTICIPANTS TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR OBEYING ALL TRAFFIC REGULATIONS AND PERSONAL SAFETY WHILE RIDING. PARTICIPANTS ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT CHAIN GANG PARTICIPANTS, INCLUDING THEMSELVES, OFTEN ENGAGE IN OTHER OUTDOOR ADVENTURES SUCH AS KAYAKING AND HIKING. PARTICIPANTS RELEASE AND WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AGAINST THE CHAIN GANG, ITS PARTICIPANTS AND/OR COORDINATORS, FOR ALL DAMAGES INCURRED AT OR ASSOCIATED WITH ANY CHAIN GANG ACTIVITY FOR THEMSELVES, THEIR HEIRS, THEIR EXECUTORS AND THEIR ASSIGNS.