From Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery:
We’re teaming up with our friends at Bike Ypsi for a casual ride on the border to border trail (or as we like to call it – the brewery to brewery trail!)
10am – depart Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery in Ypsilanti.
All ages and fitness levels are welcome. The ride will take most people somewhere between 45 and 75 minutes.
11ish – grab brunch at Arbor Brewing Company Brewpub in Ann Arbor
After brunch we’ll ride back to the Microbrewery and relax in the beer garden with a pint of our brand new B2B Trail Ale.
There is no charge or purchase required to participate.
Some of the Bike Ypsi women will be joining with thousands of other women around the world to ride a metric century (63 miles) on Sunday, July 26, 2015.
Want to join us? If so, consider coming out for some of our shorter training rides (25-30 miles). Information on training rides can be found on our Google Calendar (Bike Ypsi) and on Facebook. We hope to have a couple more training rides with longer miles leading up to the big day!
More info on the Rapha initiative is here:http://pages.rapha.cc/
Those of us leading these events have an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female” and we welcome trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people who are significantly female-identified on these rides. Our goal is not to exclude but rather to build the presence of traditionally underrepresented groups in cycling.
We haven’t finalized many of the details yet as I’ve been trying to collect information on who wants to ride and at what pace. Right now, it looks like it will be a small group that we may split into 2 with a group leaving at 7:30 and a group leaving at 9:00am from Recreation Park (Congress and Oakwood) in Ypsi. The early group will be slow, at 11mph (ish) average. The later group will average more like 15mph. There is no official signup and no specific qualifications, riders should have good experience biking and have ridden a 40+ miler before attempting this. We will stay in groups so as to share the work and make it a social ride, but all riders should be self sufficient, including a tuned up road bike, equipment for changing flats, and be carrying food, water, phone, etc. I hope to make SAG and rest stop refreshments available, but haven’t ironed that out yet!
If you are interested in joining us, we’d love to have you! Here is a link to the FB we’ll be using to discuss details: https://www.facebook.com/