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
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 allows.
Tuesday, Jan. 15 WINTER FIESTA WALK – downtown Port Huron
Meet at 5:30 p.m. behind Tio Gordos to walk the waterfront (weather permitting) followed by dinner about 7 p.m. at Tio Gordos. If it’s too cold/windy, we can walk the track at the SC4 Fieldhouse – an impressive facility – and climb the tower. Cost $2. RSVP to Kate if you want to come so I can update you on final plans on Tuesday. email@example.com
Monday, Jan.21 SUPER BLOOD WOLF MOON WALK – downtown Wadhams (wink)
Meet at 5:30 p.m. at WTA Trail Head in Wadhams to walk the trail under a FULL MOON. Dinner afterwards at Darrel’s Steak and Seafood. Coordinator Kate firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: The actual lunar eclipse happens the night before. Check it out https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/lunar-eclipse-2019-how-watch-super-blood-wolf-moon-ncna954941
Paved trail. Lunch in Richmond at the end of the ride. Length - up to 47 miles and pace up to each rider. Good time to get back in riding shape.
Thursday, May 23, 9:00 am. Port Huron’s Vantage Point to St. Clair (REC)
Optional for some to ride to Marine City or start 1/2 hour earlier at the Birchwood Mall for a longer ride (part of details tbd). About 25-35 miles. Lunch stop in Port Huron at end of the ride.
Thursday, June 13, 9:00 am. Meet in Tierney Park in Lexington (REC), (about 20 miles north of BW Bridge). Ride along the shore to Port Sanilac, then part way back head west to Croswell. 30 miles (ride can be extended by those who wish to ride a little further). Stop at Dee’s Coffee Shop in Croswell, 4 miles from end of ride for coffee and treat.
Paddle - Kayakers only
Thursday, July 18, 8:00 am. Blue Water Loop.
The Port Huron - Mackinac race is July 20, so we will be able to see some of the sail boats in the Black River. Launch at North River Road Park in Fort Gratiot, paddle to the canal out to Lake Huron, go under the Blue Water Bridge to the Black River, then enjoy leisurely paddle back to launch. About 4 -5 hours. Bring snack. We can take out in Port Huron to stretch and snack.
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.