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

NEW START TIME - 7:30 A.M. TO BEAT THE HEAT

Saturday, July 20  50th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing (ADV/REC) 30-40 Miles.
Ride begins at 7:30 a.m. at Burtchville Park.  Choose your own pace.  Doug will be riding with any REC pace riders who show up.
The route will be the old Gap Loop route.  (Burtch Rd, Todd/Duce Rd., Galbraith Line, and Lakeshore back to Burtchville Park)
Leader: Doug dborgman1957@gmail.com

FYI EVENT - Fun 5K Lexington
Sunday, July 21
at 8 a.m.

Monday, July 22  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

Wednesday, July 24  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

Saturday, July 27  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

Monday, July 29  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

Tuesday, July 30  Lexington Wayne's Way (pace & miles TBD)
Ride begins at 5:30 p.m. at St. Denys Church in downtown Lexington. Coordinator Wayne waynebank@sbcglobal.net

Wednesday, July 31  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

Saturday, Aug. 3  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

Monday, Aug. 5  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

Wednesday, Aug. 7  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

Thursday, Aug. 8  Canada Spin - Walpole Island (REC) about 42 miles paved
Ride begins at 8 a.m. at Marine City Kmart. BRING YOUR PASSPORT OR NEXUS.
Ride to Algonac, ferry to Walpole Island. Ride to Sombra and return the same way since there still is no ferry to Marine City. Ferry is $2 each way. Coordinator Gail gnawrock@gmail.com

Saturday, Aug. 10  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 - 2019 Sierra Club Green Cruise bike rides
Saturday, Aug. 10 Ferndale City Hall, 300 East 9 mile Road.
8 a.m. - 42 mile Detroit Ride
9 a.m. - 22 mile Eight City Ride
See registration details at sierraclub.org/greencruise

FYI EVENT - New Horizon Band Concerts at Fort Gratiot Lighthouse
Sunday, Aug. 11 at 2 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 12  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

Tuesday, Aug. 13  Our Favorite Skeeter’s Ride, Canada (REC), 22 miles paved, BRING PASSPORT!
Ride begins at 5:30 p.m. at Skeeter Barlow’s Restaurant, 2713 Old Lakeshore Road, Bright’s Grove, Ontario. (519) 869-2794. RSVP for this ride so you can be notified of any changes due to weather. And start picturing a beautiful warm evening with a spectacular Skeeter’s sunset. Coordinator Kate ckpeople@aol.com

Wednesday, Aug. 14  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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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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Saturday, Aug. 24  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

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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

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

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

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

 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

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.