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 2020

NOTE: Our cycle season typically runs from Mid-April through the end of September.
Meanwhile, impromptu bike rides, hikes, cross-country ski outings, kayak paddles, and more may be posted and announced as weather and interest allow.

Chain Gang Early Season Rides 2020

RETURN TO BIKING FORM - APRIL PRE-SEASON RIDES WITH TOM (ADV) - Beginning April 1.

Rides begin at Lakeside Park. 25-40 miles depending on the weather. Wind speed and direction will determine the route. No go if it’s raining or snowing at ride time or below 40 degrees or in winds in excess of 15 mph. Call or text coordinator Tom if weather is questionable – 202-365-3442.

The Nooner - meet every Monday and Wednesday during April at noon at Lakeside Park.
Saturday Chores 10 a.m. - Meet every Saturday in April at 10 a.m. at Lakeside Park. (Except April 18 due to Mike's ride)

 

Thursday, April 16  Wadhams-to-Avoca Trail (REC) – 16 miles paved, optional gravel miles
Ride begins at 9 a.m. at WTA trailhead on Wadhams Road. Coordinator Gail gnawrock@gmail.com

Saturday, April 18 National Rail Trails Opening Day 2020 – WTA Trail (REC) paved and gravel
Ride begins at 10 a.m. at the trailhead by Speedy Q on Wadhams Road. Mike says we'll ride the paved part and the more adventurous riders can go out to the trestle and back. Coordinator Mike mikeadair8@gmail.com

Tuesday, April 21  Birchwood to St. Clair (REC), 40 miles miles paved
Ride begins at 9 a.m. at Birchwood Mall parking lot (near the old Sears). Those wanting to do a shorter distance can meet at Vantage Point at 9:30 a.m. Coordinator Wayne waynebank@sbcglobal.net

Sunday, April 26  Pancake Breakfast Ride (REC), about 30 miles paved
Ride begins at 9:30 a.m. at Birchwood Mall parking lot (near the old Sears). Pedal to Jeddo with a stop at the Grant Township Fire Hall for the annual pancake breakfast. (Bring $). Coordinator Mike mikeadair8@gmail.com

Thursday, April 23  Macomb-Orchard Trail (REC), about 30 miles paved, or more if you wish
Ride begins at 10 a.m. at MOT Trail Head in downtown Richmond.  Coordinator Sue sudurkee@yahoo.com

Thursday, April 30  Wadhams-to-Avoca Trail (REC) – 16 miles paved, optional gravel miles
Ride begins at 9 a.m. at WTA trailhead on Wadhams Road. Coordinator Gail gnawrock@gmail.com

 

GETTING BACK IN SHAPE - MAY RIDES WITH TOM (ADV)
Meet every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday in May at 10 a.m. at Lakeside Park. 25-40 miles depending on the weather. Wind speed and direction will determine the route. No go if it’s raining or snowing at ride time or below 40 degrees or in winds in excess of 15 mph. Coordinator Tom. Call or text if weather is questionable – 202-365-3442.
(Except May 9 due to Mike's ride)

 

Sunday, May 3  Fargo Loop (or possible Doug’s birthday ride) (REC/ADV), about 35 miles paved
Ride begins at 9 a.m. at at Birchwood Mall parking lot (near the old Sears). Coordinator Mike mikeadair8@gmail.com

Tuesday, May 5  Birchwood to St. Clair (REC), 40 miles miles paved
Ride begins at 9 a.m. at Birchwood Mall parking lot (near the old Sears). Those wanting to do a shorter distance can meet at Vantage Point at 9:30 a.m. Coordinator Wayne waynebank@sbcglobal.net

Thursday, May 7  Wadhams-to-Avoca Trail (REC) – 16 miles paved, optional gravel miles
Ride begins at 9 a.m. at WTA trailhead on Wadhams Road. Coordinator Gail gnawrock@gmail.com

Saturday, May 9 To St. Clair and Back (REC/ADV), about 40 miles paved
Ride begins at 9 a.m. at Birchwood Mall parking lot (near the old Sears). Those wanting to do a shorter distance can meet at Vantage Point about 9:30 a.m. Coordinator Mike mikeadair8@gmail.com

Monday, May 11  St. Clair to Marine City Ride (REC), about 22 miles paved.
Ride begins at 10 a.m. at Grieg Park on Carney Street in St. Clair. Coordinator Sue sudurkee@yahoo.com

Thursday, May 14  Wadhams-to-Avoca Trail (REC) – 16 miles paved, optional gravel miles
Ride begins at 9 a.m. at WTA trailhead on Wadhams Road. Coordinator Gail gnawrock@gmail.com

Tuesday, May 19  Birchwood to St. Clair (REC), 40 miles miles paved
Ride begins at 9 a.m. at Birchwood Mall parking lot (near the old Sears). Those wanting to do a shorter distance can meet at Vantage Point at 9:30 a.m. Coordinator Wayne waynebank@sbcglobal.net

< Non-Chain Gang event >
Wednesday, May 20 Ride of Silence
Details TBA.

Thursday, May 21  The Mall to St. Clair (REC), about 30+ miles paved
Ride begins at 9 a.m. at Birchwood Mall parking lot (near the old Sears). Those wanting to do a shorter distance can meet at Vantage Point about 9:30 a.m. Coordinator Sue sudurkee@yahoo.com

Thursday, May 28  Macomb-Orchard Trail (REC), paved - as far as weather permits!
Ride begins at 10 a.m. at MOT Trail Head in downtown Richmond.  Coordinator Sue sudurkee@yahoo.com

Tuesday, June 9  Birchwood to St. Clair (REC), 40 miles miles paved
Ride begins at 9 a.m. at Birchwood Mall parking lot (near the old Sears). Those wanting to do a shorter distance can meet at Vantage Point at 9:30 a.m. Coordinator Wayne waynebank@sbcglobal.net

Tuesday, June 23  Birchwood to St. Clair (REC), 40 miles miles paved
Ride begins at 9 a.m. at Birchwood Mall parking lot (near the old Sears). Those wanting to do a shorter distance can meet at Vantage Point at 9:30 a.m. Coordinator Wayne waynebank@sbcglobal.net

Saturday, July 25  WSU Baroudeur - Detroit - Considered a CG ride for club miles
Mike A. reports WSU is moving the from August to July this year.
https://www.lmb.org/ride-calendar/wayne-state-university-baroudeur-2/

LOOKING AHEAD - NON-CHAIN GANG 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.

Hub Fest - Saturday, June 6, 2020 - Adrian, MI. 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.
https://www.lmb.org/ride-calendar/hub-fest-2020

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.
https://www.lmb.org/ride-calendar/tour-de-livingston/

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.