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
Meanwhile, impromptu bike rides, hikes, cross-country ski outings, kayak paddles, and more may be posted and announced as weather and interest allow.
Thursday, Dec. 12 SC4 Track & Tower Climb, downtown Port Huron
Meet at 10 a.m. at the SC4 Fieldhouse (on McMorran Blvd. east of Erie St.) to walk the indoor track and climb the tower.
Lunch at 11:30 a.m. at Kate's Downtown. Coordinator Char firstname.lastname@example.org
Gail's Holiday Concert Invite - SC4 Symphonic and Jazz Bands
Friday, December 13 at 7 p.m. in the SC4 Fine Arts Building
The SC4 Symphonic and Jazz Bands will feature some wonderful songs of the season, including Christmas Greens, adapted and transcribed by former SC4 Band Director and well-known St. Clair County musician, Charles Stephens. We also are excited to have a very special soloist, Julianne Ankley, joining us. The concert is free! Come early to make sure you have a seat.
Sunday, Dec. 15 Hike Columbus County Park, Columbus Township - Weather Permitting
Meet at 11 a.m. at Columbus Park, 1670 Bauman Road, to hike the beautiful winter trails for 2 hours.
Lunch nearby at 1 p.m. Coordinator Char email@example.com Let Char know if you plan to attend so you can be notified if plans change .... Wouldn't it be great if the hike became a cross-country ski or snowshoe event?!?!
Gail's Holiday Concert Invite - Blue Water New Horizons Music
Sunday, December 15 at 3 p.m. at the First Church of Nazarene in Port Huron.
Blue Water New Horizons Music presents a concert featuring the orchestra, string quartet and brass ensemble. A $5 donation at the door is asked and up to $500 will be matched by Women’s Life Insurance. That money will go towards scholarships to provide assistance to adults who would like to play with this group. Free cookies and punch available to enjoy after the concert. And there will be a sing-along!
START DREAMING OF 2020 FUN
Don't want to lose track of these ideas for future events.
The PALM - June 20-26, 2020
Mike A. says next year's PALM Ride will be ending in Harbor Beach next year. Starts in Whitehall (near Muskegon).
Keep it in mind. More details to follow.
Likely in June - Hub Fest - 2020 registration opens Jan. 1.
Whether you’re a roadie, mountain biker, or bringing up the next generation of cyclists, choose from one of HUB Fest’s four distinct routes before coming together for an evening celebration in historic downtown Adrian. The Hub Fest After-Party will feature local food trucks, craft beer on tap, live music, and fun activities for youth.
Early October - Tour De Livingston
A fully supported bike tour through scenic Livingston Co during peak autumn colors. Exclusive opportunity to ride the GM Proving Grounds.
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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.