Join the e-list to receive ride updates:
chaingangbicycle@gmail.com

Want to schedule a ride, hike, ski or kayak event?
Email Kate at ckpeople@aol.com

Coordinators:  email mileage reports to
Stat Master Mike at mikeadair8@gmail.com

Pace Classifications
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
If it looks like a ride may be cancelled due to bad weather, check for updates on the Facebook page for Chain Gang Bicycle & Adventure. Or contact the ride coordinator.

CURRENT SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 2019

August 17  The Baroudeur
https://baroudeur.wayne.edu/
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.
John Lombardi says: Join me on this great ride. Journey through the neighborhoods of Detroit and feel the energy as the city is reinvented.
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Monday, Aug. 19  We’re Going to Yale (ADV), 45 miles
Ride begins at 8 a.m. at the old Sear’s parking lot at 8 a.m. Coordinator Tom thomasjohnston@comcast.net
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Wednesday, Aug. 21 Tom's Wednesday Spin (ADV), 40-50 miles - no gravel!
Ride begins at 8 a.m. at Birchwood Mall (the old Sear’s) to ride both in the city and the country. The mid-point will be downtown Rudy. Coordinator Tom thomasjohnston@comcast.net

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NEW START TIME - 8 A.M.
Saturday, Aug. 24  This Way or That Way - Saturdays with Tom (ADV)

Ride begins at 8 a.m. at Birchwood Mall (the old Sear’s) to ride either north to Lexington or south to Marine City. Coordinator Tom thomasjohnston@comcast.net

Monday, Aug. 26  We’re Going to Yale (ADV), 45 miles
Ride begins at 8 a.m. at the old Sear’s parking lot at 8 a.m. Coordinator Tom thomasjohnston@comcast.net

FYI EVENT
Tuesday, Aug. 27  Slow Roll Bicycle Ride - Sponsored by Blue Water Chamber of Commerce and Friends of St. Clair River.
5-7 p.m. Ride begins at River Walk, Vantage Point
https://z-upload.facebook.com/events/419912668611772/
Register at: https://web.bluewaterchamber.com/events/SlowRoll%20Business%20After%205-6279/details

Wednesday, Aug. 28 Tom's Wednesday Spin (ADV), 40-50 miles - no gravel!
Ride begins at 8 a.m. at Birchwood Mall (the old Sear’s) to ride both in the city and the country. The mid-point will be downtown Rudy. Coordinator Tom thomasjohnston@comcast.net

CHAIN GANG 20TH ANNIVERSARY MAKE-UP RIDE
Celebrate 20 excellent years of cycling and adventure since our first group ride on June 10, 1999.
Thursday, Aug. 29  Lake FX Grind - Marysville to Marine City (REC/ADV)
, 20 to 38 miles - your choice, paved
Ride begins at 5:30 p.m. at Lake FX Grill parking lot, Military and 16th Street on the River. Post ride birthday party begins 8 p.m. at Lake FX Grill (hopefully outdoors on the riverside deck). Coordinator Kate ckpeople@aol.com

Saturday, Aug. 31  This Way or That Way - Saturdays with Tom (ADV)
Ride begins at 7 a.m. at Birchwood Mall (the old Sear’s) to ride either north to Lexington or south to Marine City. Coordinator Tom thomasjohnston@comcast.net

FYI EVENT
Sunday, Sept. 8 Tour di Lago - Port Austin
https://portaustinarea.com/tourdilago  
Recommended by Gary Fetting gary@midthumbauto.com . He's done the ride before. Generally good roads.

FYI EVENT
Sept. 13-19  Great Lake-to-Lake Trails Route #1 Inaugural Ride  - South Haven to Port Huron
A new cross-state bike event this fall will not only let cyclists dip their tires in two of the Great Lakes, but will mark the debut of a multi-use trail network that outdoor enthusiasts believe will become a destination corridor in Michigan. The Great Lake-to-Lake Trails Route #1 Inaugural Ride will take riders across the state from Sept. 13 to Sept. 19. The route begins in the beach town of South Haven and stretches east to Port Huron.
https://www.mlive.com/life/2019/08/great-lake-to-lake-bike-ride-debuts-on-trail-network-stretching-from-lake-michigan-to-lake-huron.html?utm_campaign=mlivedotcom_sf&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

Saturday, Sept. 14  Leelanau Harvest Tour
The Leelanau Harvest Tour is a great biking adventure for both families and single riders as the fall colors begin to show and apple trees are laden with fruit. Leaving from the Suttons Bay High School, routes of approximately 20, 40, 65, and 100 miles wind throughout beautiful Leelanau County on excellent paved roads passing by farms, orchards, vineyards, dunes, and through quaint villages.
https://www.cherrycapitalcyclingclub.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=87045&module_id=227723

NEW RIDE
Wednesday, Sept. 18 Lexington Your Way Tour (REC/ADV)
  22 - 30+ miles, paved
Ride begins at 5:30 p.m. at St. Denis in downtown Lexington. Choose your pace and meet together for after-ride refreshments. Coordinator Kate ckpeople@aol.com

NEW MORNING RIDE
Tuesday, Sept. 24  Beautiful Fall Morning Spin on the Macomb Orchard Trail (REC/ADV)  30-50 miles
Ride begins at 10 a.m. at MOT trailhead in Richmond. Ride out and back as far and fast as you like. Lunch after at Chaps or T's Rockin Roadhouse - TBA. Coordinator Kate ckpeople@aol.com

NEW RIDE
Tuesday, Oct. 1  Running Out of Daylight Ride - WTA Trail (REC/ADV), 14 miles paved, plus all the gravel miles you like
Ride begins at 5:30 p.m. at Wadhams-to-Avoca trailhead on Wadhams Road. Dinner to follow at Darrell's Steak & Seafood. Coordinator Kate ckpeople@aol.com

 

NOTE: Our cycle season typically runs from Mid-April through the end of September. 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.