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 2020
NOTICE MARCH 24: Official Chain Gang group rides are currently suspended,
in order to comply with Governor Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order issued March 23, 2020.
UPDATE APRIL 14: ALL RIDES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED THROUGH APRIL 30, 2020
UPDATE APRIL 25: ALL RIDES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED THROUGH MAY 15, 2020
UPDATE MAY 8: ALL RIDES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED THROUGH MAY 28, 2020
UPDATE MAY 30: ALL RIDES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED THROUGH JUNE 12, 2020
We all look forward to posting a new summer schedule as soon as restrictions are lifted.
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.