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Bike Ypsi Holiday Lights Ride

Bike Ypsi Holiday Lights Ride

Monday, December 17, 2018 at 7 PM – 8 PM
Arbor Brewing Company (Ypsilanti)  720 Norris St., Ypsilanti, Michigan 48198

Choose from a short (30-40 minute) or “little longer” (one hour) bicycle ride that will take take you through low traffic Ypsi residential neighborhoods to view holiday light displays from your bike. Socializing afterward at the Corner Brewery (Arbor Brewing Company – Ypsilanti). Please dress to stay warm and all riders should have working front and rear lights.

Special Alert – Vote For County Trails November 6th

Special Alert – Vote For County Trails November 6th


On the November ballot in Washtenaw County will be a renewal of a tax millage that would help fund the work of the Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission. Specifically, the millage would renew the Commission’s the development and acquisition fund, which largely goes to projects like the Border To Border (B2B) Trail and other non-motorized paths under the Commissions Connecting Communities program ( Locally Bike Ypsi, the Friends of the Border To Border Trail (, and the Washtenaw Bicycling & Walking Coalition ( have endorsed the millage renewal.


It should be noted that this ten-year millage was first approved by the citizens of Washtenaw County in 1988, and has been renewed for an additional ten year period two times. The ¼ mill renewal, though relatively modest, costs the typical homeowner about $30 per year. If approved, this tax would be levied for 10 years starting in December 2020 and would raise an estimated $3.84 million that year.


So please on November 6th vote yes on the “Proposition to Renew the Tax Limitation for Parks and Recreation Purposes Including Acquisition, Development, Maintenance and Operation of Park Lands and Recreation Facilities for the Benefit of Washtenaw County Citizens.”

Fall “Cider and Donuts” Ride

Fall “Cider and Donuts” Ride

Bike Ypsi Fall “Cider and Donuts” Ride 2018
Oct 21, 2018
2:00 pm

Leaves from: Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery, Norris Street
Ends at: Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery, Norris Street

This year we’re combining two great Bike Ypsi events.
The Bike Ypsi Fall Ride and the Cider and Donuts Ride.


With two routes…

18 miles round trip to
Plymouth Orchards Red Shed Market
10260 Ann Arbor Rd, Plymouth, MI 48170


and a 30 miles round trip to
Obstbaum Orchards
9252 Currie Rd, Northville, MI 48167


The routes are mostly paved but there will be some hard packed dirt road that are pretty smooth and totally road-bike-able.

Bring $ for treats at the orchard (and bags, if you plan to haul some home).


The 18 mile will have guides but no sag, so pump your tires, bring water, and, ideally, have a patch kit with you.

As with all our rides, helmets are strongly encouraged for everyone, and mandatory for riders under 16 (state law, people). Any minors who join us must ride with a parent or guardian.

Taco Tour XI

Taco Tour XI

8/21/2018: Update: Taco Tour Registration is full. Looking forward to seeing you all in September!

Before Tacos were hip, Ypsilanti had tacos. Before cycling was cool, Bike Ypsi was riding. Now you can do both in one event.  Ride your bike and enjoy tacos with like-minded folk.


Join us again for the eleventh iteration of Bike Ypsi’s Taco Tour on Sunday, September 16, as we roll out again to devour the best tacos of our environs!


Three ride options exist for your choosing:


  1. The Townie, a 5 mile ride, to visit 3 taquerias, and capped by a visit to Go! Ice Cream for a Choco-Taco, and finish at Cultivate Tap house where you will get a Taco Tour pint glass to keep and a free beverage to fill it with. Departs at 1:00pm. $25
  2. Your next choice is the Traditional, which is 15-17 miles of riding, starting in Ypsilanti, looping to Platt Rd in Ann arbor and back. Six tacos, (7 taquerias to choose from), then a Choco-Taco, 1 pint glass, 1 beverage at Cultivate.  Opportunity to vote for the best tacos from these taquerias! Departs at 12:15pm. $30
  3. Lastly, the Torture for the total taco experience: 30 miles (which is not the Torture part) 9 tacos (can you handle that?) plus a Choco-Taco, a pint glass and a beverage at Cultivate. Honestly, the miles are not enough for the tacos, you should skip breakfast!  This is not so much for serious riders as for serious eaters! Departs at 12:00pm. $35


The taquerias comprise the best local options, for you to sample. These small, sometimes unknown, locations provide traditional tacos for your enjoyment. Come discover some hidden gems in the greater Ypsilanti area.


Go! Ice Cream makes a once a year treat, the Choco-Taco just for us. It is their house-made dairy-free chocolate sorbet, in a taco/waffle shell, dressed with a chocolate glaze and dusted with chili spice!  This cold confection is so full of flavor you won’t want to miss it!


Cultivate Coffee and Tap House supplies us with an incredible beer selection in Ypsilanti at reduced prices for this event. Your first beer (or coffee or tea) is included in your registration cost. You will be able to get additional beer pours in the Garden at only $5 apiece.


Did we mention music? Cultivate has lined up a great band, Jive Colossus, playing from 4:30 pm until 6:30 pm.


Oh, there is swag too. You will receive a custom pint glass with the Taco Tour logo with which to contain your beverage and to take home when done.


Shirts will be available at an extra cost.  Order by 8-20-18 and you can get one, in your size, at $15 apiece. There will also be some extras available to purchase at the event. See the images below!



Here are the essentials:


September 16, 2018 Sunday, registration begins at 11:00am. Departure times for each ride listed above. Rides last all afternoon and finish about 4-5pm, with music and beverages afterward.


Start: Frog Island parking lot, 699 Rice Street. Behind the Ypsi Freight house.


Finish: Cultivate Coffee & Tap House  307 N. River Street. (note parking is insufficient here, use Frog Island lot, only 1.5 blocks away.)



The very hungry, taco-curious riders can obtain extra taco tokens from their ride guides for $2 apiece, or a Choco-Taco token at $4.


Kids who are riding with a supervising full-purchase adult can use just taco tokens at $2 each, Choco-Taco token at $4.


These rides are social, not racing, not training (except for the taco eating part).



Registration: by mail.

8/21/2018: Update: Taco Tour Registration is full. Looking forward to seeing you all in September!




-Name of each rider and their choice of:

-Ride event (Townie, Traditional, Torture)

-Meat or Vegan option (this helps taquerias prep)

-Shirt is $15 extra, include size if you want to pre-order. S,M,L, XL in Men or Women (see mockup images below!)

-Extra Taco tokens (also available during event) $2 each, Choc-Taco $4.

-check for the full amount.

-email address so we can confirm your registration.

– made payable to Tom Lennon


Questions?? email Tom.  “tom at taco tom dot net”




Bike To Work Day

Bike To Work Day

Bike To Work Day

Ypsilanti Commuter Station

Friday, May 18, 7am to 9am

Beezy’s Café – 20 North Washington Street

Consider biking or walking to work or for errands in Ypsilanti! This one-day of the year is dedicated to getting people on bikes so give it a try. If you are walking or bike riding to work or for errands in Ypsilanti, stop by the Commuter Station for biking/walking information, maps and free coffee/snacks. For those needing to go to Ann Arbor, join the Bike Ypsi group commute ride to Ann Arbor leaving at 8am from Beezys. For more information, including other bike commuter stations set up around Ann Arbor, visit

Ride Of Silence

Ride Of Silence

Ride Of Silence

Wednesday, May 16, 7pm

Recreation Park, 1015 North Congress Street

The Ride of Silence is meant to commemorate bicyclists killed or injured while riding and part of a world-wide event urging everyone, cyclists and motorists, to “share the road”. The event has a ride length of 9 miles at a relaxed pace taking approximately one hour. Wear a black armband, or if you have been hit while riding, a red armband. Also the Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society will have a limited supply of recently laundered “Ride Of Silence” t-shirts that cyclists can borrow for the ride (but must be returned at the end of the ride to use next year).

Cosponsored by Bike Ypsi, the Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society ( and the Program To Educate All Cyclists ( For more information, including a route map, visit and click on the ROS button.

Bike Ypsi Spring Ride 2018

Bike Ypsi Spring Ride 2018

Bike Ypsi Spring Ride
Recreation Park, 1015 North Congress Street
Sunday, May 6th
You know it is spring when the Bike Ypsi Spring Ride is here! Always the first Sunday in May.
Free community event. Rides, bicycle check ups, food, and games.
3 mile family fun ride (check-in by 10:45 a.m.)
15, 30, and 40 mile rides (check-in by 9:45 a.m.)
We encourage helmets (mandatory for under 16-years-old). Minors must be with an adult. The Spring Ride is on road or paved path.
Interested in volunteering? We need help with set up, clean up, registration, and ride guides. If you’d like to learn more, please email [email protected]
Bike Ypsi 2018 Annual Meeting

Bike Ypsi 2018 Annual Meeting


It’s time to talk rides for 2018! Want to plan something for the Ypsilanti area? An espresso ride? Brewery Tour? Dirt road ride? Little kid bike meander? Historic places of Ypsilanti ride? We got you. Come talk.


Sunday, February 25th, 4-6 PM
Maiz Mexican Cantina, Fiesta Room, 36 East Cross Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48198


You must reserve a seat (free, of course) by using this link to register on EventBrite.


Thanks, Your 2017 Bike Ypsi HUB,

Kristen Cuhran Fuller, Georgina Hickey, and Ryan Jordan



Changes/New Items for Agenda?

Year in review (2017)

-round up of rides (# rides/riders – Bike Yps Hub)
-Finances (Clay?)

Ride Scheming and Dreaming for 2018
– Website & Facebook policy/procedure for having an event (Kristen)
– Bike Ypsi Spring Ride
– 2018 Calendar. Who wants to plan what?

Bike-related developments you should know about
– I-94 Bridge update (Nathan Voght/Georgina)
– Ypsi Bike Co-op (Ryan McGavock)
– Bike Alliance Meeting (Ryan Jordan/Georgina)
– EMU Bike share (Nathan Voght)

Bike Ypsi HUB elections



Sunday, February 25th, 4-6 PM
Maiz Mexican Cantina, Fiesta Room
36 East Cross Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48198

First Ride in the First Hour of 2018 – NYE!


The When:

Friday, January 1, 2018
12:30am (yes… 30 minutes after midnight!)

The Where:

Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery, 720 Norris St, Ypsilanti

The What:

Start the year off right by riding in the first hour of the New Year! Ride leaves promptly at 12:30am as it will be too cold to wait around. Ride on low traffic residential streets. Lights (front and rear) mandatory. Ride will be around 6 miles long and take around 30-45 minutes. The start location is The Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery so people can warm up inside before the ride starts (and participate in ABC’s New Year’s Eve party). Ride leader is Bob at 734-649-6283 or [email protected]

Bike Ypsi Holiday Lights Ride

Bike Ypsi Holiday Lights Ride

December 17, 2017

7:00 pm

Arbor Brewing Company – Ypsilanti (Corner Brewery), 720 Norris Street, Ypsilanti


This year both a short (4-5 miles) and “little longer” (8-10 miles) bicycle ride will take place through Ypsilanti’s residential neighborhoods to view holiday light displays from your bike. Socializing afterward at the Corner Brewery. All riders should have working front and rear lights. Ride leader is Bob at 734-487-9058 or [email protected].


Bike Ypsi Easy Ride

Bike Ypsi Easy Ride

October 14th, 2017

10:30 am

Ypsilanti Farmers Market in Depot Town, Ypsilanti, MI 48197


Meet up at 10:30 am, launch at 11:00 am


Leisurely but educational one hour ride using bike lanes, paved paths and the Border to Border Trail. Come earlier to get have Ypsi Bike Co-op help you get your bike in order, 9:00 am-11:00 am.


Helmets strongly encouraged. This ride is aimed at helping adult riders get more comfortable pedaling in our community and is not designed for kids riding solo on bikes.

Tour de Fresh

Tour de Fresh

September 9, 2017
10 AM
Leaves from: Ypsilanti Depot Town Farmers Market at 100 Rice Street
Ends at: Cultivate Coffee House at 307 N River Street


Join Growing Hope and Bike Ypsi for a bicycle tour and stories of some of Ypsilanti’s best gardens! Come early to get your bike tuned up!


Tour de Fresh 2017 is a group bike tour that highlights the local food system in the Ypsilanti community. Bikers see and learn about positive projects impacting the city including farmers markets, community gardens, urban micro-farms, local honey projects, home vegetable gardens and more.


This year we will be focusing on garden and gardeners with amazing food stories to share that highlight the importance of sustainable food production and healthy food access in Ypsilanti. This event presented to you by Growing Hope and Bike Ypsi.


$10-$25 Sliding Scale


The ride meets at 10 am, from the Ypsilanti Depot Town Farmers Market at 100 Rice st, Ypsilanti, MI and will end approximately at 2 pm at Cultivate Coffee House at 307 N River St, Ypsilanti.