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

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.

 

RETURN TO BIKING FORM
APRIL & MAY PRE-SEASON RIDES WITH TOM

The Nooner
Meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during April and May at noon at Vantage Point (or at 11:40 a.m. at Lakeside Park). The route is time and weather dependent. For those on a schedule (i.e. those not retired) we will return to start within an hour. No go in active rain or worse. Coordinator: Tom thomasjohnston@comcast.net

Saturday Chores
Meet every Saturday in April and May at 7 a.m. at Birchwood Mall (near the old Sears) for a quick ride to Lexington and back. We’ll hug M-25 which if relatively peaceful at that time of day. No go in active rain (or worse), temperatures below 40 degrees or wind from the north exceeding 20 knots. Coordinator: Tom thomasjohnston@comcast.net

 

Saturday, April 13  WTA Trail (REC)
Ride begins at 10 a.m. at Wadhams Road Trail Head. This is trails opening day.  Further details may be coming.
Coordinator: Doug dborgman1957@gmail.com .
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Monday, April 15  Farm Tour from Lexington (REC), 20-25 miles paved
Ride begins at 5:30 p.m. at St. Denis Church parking lot in downtown Lexington. Coordinator Wayne waynebank@sbcglobal.net
MORNING RIDE
Friday, April 19  Macomb Orchard Trail (REC)

Ride begins at 10 a.m. 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. Coordinator Gail gnawrock@gmail.com
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MORNING RIDE
Monday, April 22  Laura's Earth Day Cycle - from Lexington. Pace TBD, 22-30 miles pavedRide begins at 10 a.m. at St. Denis Church parking lot in downtown Lexington. Coordinator Laura lefeve@sbcglobal.net In case of bad weather, the make up day will be on Tuesday, April 23.

Thursday, April 25 Burtchville Park Cycle (REC), 20-25 miles paved
Ride begins at 5:30 p.m. at Burtchville Park in Lakeport (across from Tally Ho). Coordinator Wayne waynebank@sbcglobal.net

Sunday, April 28 Doug's Metric Birthday / Pancake Breakfast Ride (REC), 62K (35.5) miles paved
Ride begins at 9 a.m. Leaving from the NE Corner of the Birchwood Mall Parking Lot (near the old Sears). Pedal to Jeddo and back with a stop at the Grant Twp. Fire Dept. Pancake Breakfast on the return leg. Coordinator Mike mikeadair8@gmail.com

MORNING RIDE
Wednesday, May 1  Doug's 62nd Birthday Ride:  62 Miles
, Pace TBD
Ride begins at 9 a.m. in Richmond at the Macomb Orchard Trailhead.  We'll ride to Stoney Creek Park for two loops around the park and then back to Richmond on the MOT.  Ride all or part of the distance.  Coordinator:  Doug dborgman1957@gmail.com

Monday, May 6  Bike to Applegate (REC), 20-25 miles paved
Ride begins at 5:30 p.m. at St. Denis Church parking lot in downtown Lexington. Coordinator Wayne waynebank@sbcglobal.net

Tuesday, May 14  Fiesta Ride - Downtown Port Huron (REC), 18-22 miles paved
Ride begins at 5:30 p.m. behind Tio Gordos in downtown Port Huron. AFter-ride celebration at Tio Gordos. Coordinator Kate ckpeople@aol.com

<NOT A CHAIN GANG EVENT>
Wednesday, May 15   Annual Ride of Silence
- 10 miles through town
Ride leaves Lakeside Park at 7 p.m. Contact Jenine to learn more jenineu@msn.com The Ride of Silence asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph, wear helmets, follow the rules of the road and remain silent during the ride. The ride aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. Learn more about this global event: www.rideofsilence.org

Tuesday, May 21 WTA Spree (REC/ADV), 14-28 miles paved with optional gravel
Ride begins at 5:30 p.m. at WTA trailhead in Wadhams. Choose your pace and mileage. Dinner after at Darrell's Steak and Seafood on Lapeer. Coordinator Kate ckpeople@aol.com

MORNING RIDE
Thursday, May 23  Port Huron’s Vantage Point to St. Clair (REC)

Ride begins at 9 a.m. at Vantage Point. 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. Coordinator Gail gnawrock@gmail.com

WATCH FOR MORE WEEKLY RIDES TO BE ADDED AFTER OUR MID-MAY PLANNING MEETING

Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day Tip of the Thumb Ride (REC), about 50 miles
Ride leaves at 10 a.m. from Stafford County Park in Port Hope. Includes a stop at the Grindstone City General Store for ice cream! Coordinator Mike mikeadair8@gmail.com

Sunday, June 9 Frankenmuth/Columbiaville Ride (REC), about 50 miles paved
Ride leaves at 10 a.m. from the parking lot behind the Fairfield Inn in downtown Frankenmuth. Approx 50 miles rural paved roads and rail trail. Lunch afterwards at the Frankenmuth Brewery. Coordinator Mike mikeadair8@gmail.com

MORNING RIDE
Thursday, June 13  Lexington - Port Sanilac - Croswell (REC)
, 30 miles paved.
Ride begins at 9 a.m. at Tierney Park in Lexington, 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. Coordinator Gail gnawrock@gmail.com

JUNE 23 Blue Water Ramble
http://www.clintonriverriders.org/calendar/blue-water-ramble/
Report your miles to Mike after this event: mikeadair8@gmail.com

Tuesday, July 4 Richmond to Rochester on the MOT (REC) approx 52 miles
Ride leaves at 10 a.m. from the Richmond trailhead . Lunch stop at the Rochester Mills Brewery. Coordinator Mike mikeadair8@gmail.com

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. Coordinator Gail gnawrock@gmail.com

Saturday, July 20  50th Anniversary of the first moon landing.
Ride details TBA. Coordinator: Doug dborgman1957@gmail.com
 

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.