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 2019

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

The Nooner  - NO RIDES MAY 27 & 29 (Final Nooner on May 31)
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 - NO RIDE MAY 25 (see three June dates added below)
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

MORNING RIDE
Monday, May 20  Tom's Nooner training ride (ADV)
Meet 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

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
Wednesday, May 22  Tom's Nooner training ride (ADV)
Meet 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

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

MORNING RIDE
Friday, May 24  Tom's Nooner training ride (ADV)
Meet 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

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

MORNING RIDE
Wednesday, May 29  St. Clair to Algonac Jaunt (REC)
40+ miles paved
Ride begins at 10 a.m. at Greig Park on Carney Street in St. Clair.  Coordinator Sue D. sudurkee@yahoo.com

MORNING RIDE
Friday, May 31  Tom's last Nooner training ride (ADV)
Meet 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, June 1  Saturday Chores with Tom  (ADV)
Meet 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 is 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

Tuesday, June 4  Lake FX Grind - Marysville to Marine City (REC), 34 miles paved
Ride begins at 5:30 p.m. at Lake FX Grill parking lot, Military and 16th Street on the River. Post ride revelry begins 8:30 p.m. at Lake FX Grill. Coordinator Kate ckpeople@aol.com

MORNING RIDE
Thursday, June 6  Port Huron to St. Clair Spin (REC), 30-40 miles paved
Ride begins at 9 a.m. at Birchwood Mall parking lot NE corner or at 9:30 a.m. at Vantage Point. Coordinator Sue D. sudurkee@yahoo.com

Saturday, June 8  Saturday Chores with Tom (ADV)
Meet 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 is 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

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

FYI EVENT - New Horizon Band Concerts at Fort Gratiot Lighthouse
Sunday, June 9 at 2 p.m.; Sunday, July 7 at 2 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 11 at 2 p.m.

JUNE 10 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHAIN GANG
Today is the 20th anniversary of the first Chain Gang ride on June 10, 1999.
MORNING CELEBRATION RIDE
Monday, June 10  Wadhams-to-Avoca Trail (REC),
miles TBD
Ride begins at 9 a.m. at trail head on Wadhams Road. Coordinator Gail gnawrock@gmail.com

MORNING RIDE
Tuesday, June 11 Lexington Tour (REC/ADV),
22-40 miles paved
Ride begins at 10 a.m. at St. Denys Church in downtown Lexington. Coordinator Laura lefeve@sbcglobal.net

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

Saturday, June 15  Saturday Chores with Tom (ADV)
Meet 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 is 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

Wednesday, June 19  The Streak - Lexington to Port Sanilac (REC/ADV), 22+ miles paved.
Ride begins at 5:30 p.m. at St. Denys Church in downtown Lexington. Coordinator Doug dborgman1957@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

Saturday, June 29 THE GARY FETTING INVITATIONAL (TBD), 30-40 miles paved
Ride begins at 10 a.m. at St. Denys Church in downtown Lexington. Coordinator Doug dborgman1957@gmail.com

FYI EVENT - Parkinson Fighter Walk & 5K in Lexington
Sunday, June 30 from 9-11 a.m. Sign up day of event. Contact Emilee for details erhrbcek@gmail.com

Tuesday, July 2  Lexington Wayne's Way (pace & miles TBD)
Ride begins at 5:30 p.m. at St. Denys Church in downtown Lexington. Coordinator Wayne waynebank@sbcglobal.net

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

FYI EVENT - New Horizon Band Concerts at Fort Gratiot Lighthouse
Sunday, July 7 at 2 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 11 at 2 p.m.

MORNING RIDE
Thursday, July 11  Harsen's Island Cycle Tour (REC), about 35 miles paved
Ride begins at 8 a.m. at Kmart parking lot in Marine City. Coordinator Gail gnawrock@gmail.com

Tuesday, July 16  Lexington Wayne's Way (pace & miles TBD)
Ride begins at 5:30 p.m. at St. Denys Church in downtown Lexington. Coordinator Wayne waynebank@sbcglobal.net

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

FYI EVENT - Fun 5K Lexington
Sunday, July 21
at 8 a.m.

Tuesday, July 30  Lexington Wayne's Way (pace & miles TBD)
Ride begins at 5:30 p.m. at St. Denys Church in downtown Lexington. Coordinator Wayne waynebank@sbcglobal.net

MORNING RIDE
Thursday, Aug. 8  Canada Spin - Walpole Island (REC)
about 42 miles paved
Ride begins at 8 a.m. at Marine City Kmart. BRING YOUR PASSPORT OR NEXUS.
Ride to Algonac, ferry to Walpole Island. Ride to Sombra and return the same way since there still is no ferry to Marine City. Ferry is $2 each way. Coordinator Gail gnawrock@gmail.com

FYI EVENT - 2019 Sierra Club Green Cruise bike rides
Saturday, Aug. 10 Ferndale City Hall, 300 East 9 mile Road.
8 a.m. - 42 mile Detroit Ride
9 a.m. - 22 mile Eight City Ride
See registration details at sierraclub.org/greencruise

FYI EVENT - New Horizon Band Concerts at Fort Gratiot Lighthouse
Sunday, Aug. 11 at 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 13  Our Favorite Skeeter’s Ride, Canada (REC), 22 miles paved, BRING PASSPORT!
Ride begins at 5:30 p.m. at Skeeter Barlow’s Restaurant, 2713 Old Lakeshore Road, Bright’s Grove, Ontario. (519) 869-2794. RSVP for this ride so you can be notified of any changes due to weather. And start picturing a beautiful warm evening with a spectacular Skeeter’s sunset. Coordinator Kate ckpeople@aol.com

 August 17  The Baroudeur
https://baroudeur.wayne.edu/
The Baroudeur is a fun, noncompetitive event that gives riders of all abilities an opportunity to explore the Motor City and surrounding area on two wheels while helping economically disadvantaged students pursue higher education.
John Lombardi says: Join me on this great ride. Journey through the neighborhoods of Detroit and feel the energy as the city is reinvented.
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Saturday, Sept. 14  Leelanau Harvest Tour
The Leelanau Harvest Tour is a great biking adventure for both families and single riders as the fall colors begin to show and apple trees are laden with fruit. Leaving from the Suttons Bay High School, routes of approximately 20, 40, 65, and 100 miles wind throughout beautiful Leelanau County on excellent paved roads passing by farms, orchards, vineyards, dunes, and through quaint villages.
https://www.cherrycapitalcyclingclub.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=87045&module_id=227723

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.

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.