Bike Ypsi Fall Ride 2017

Bike Ypsi Fall Ride 2017

Oct 15, 2017

1:00 pm


Back for it’s eleventh year!  2 routes: one dirt roads, one paved roads. Route length TBD.


Leaves from Corner Brewery (Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery), returns there at the end. Feel free to stay for socializing afterward if you like – it’s highly likely there will be folks hanging around afterwards in the beer garden.


Rides launch at 1pm from Arbor Brewing Microbrewery. Come earlier to sign in and get yourself set up.


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.


Note: this is a longer paved route than usual for a “main route”. We’ll break into groups – faster will be 15-16mph average. Expect to ride for 1.75 -3 hours depending on your group’s pace.

Cider and Donut Ride

Cider and Donut Ride

October 21, 2017
3 PM
A seasonal favorite returns again in 2017: Cider and Donuts.
  • Out-and-back route, so we’ll roll out together as a group at 3pm from Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery on Norris Street, Ypsilanti.
  • Return as you like, at whatever pace or grouping appeals to you and your (potentially) cider-and-donut-filled belly.
  • Bring $ for treats at the orchard (and bags, if you plan to haul some home).
As always, with Bike Ypsi rides:
  • Helmets are strongly encouraged for everyone.
  • Helmets are required for riders under 16, including kids in trailers.
  • Minors should have an adult riding with them at all times.

This is a self-supported ride with no sag, so pump your tires up at home, bring water and, ideally, have a patch kit with you.

The route is 99% paved (the last 1/8 mile to the orchard is a dirt road, but smooth and totally road-bike-able)

Oct 21 for Cider and Donuts (3pm) — rain date for Cider ride is Oct 22.




Taco Tour Ten

Taco Tour Ten

Sunday, September 17th
Depot Town, Ypsilanti
Varied roll-out times, see below.


It’s Taco Tour time again!! This is now the Tenth Taco Tour and you are invited to join in the fun.


Tacos, bikes, beer, what more could you want?

How about a new taco? How about a real Taco truck? How about great beer?


Each ride will swing by GO! Ice Cream for a “Choco Taco.” The Choco Taco is an exclusive treat just for the Tour featuring dairy-free chocolate sorbet in a taco/waffle shell, dressed with chocolate glaze, dusted with chili spice!    


On the longer routes you will be served by a real Taco Truck.


Then, we will finish at Cultivate Coffee and Tap House to savor the best beer selection in Ypsilanti!!! The first beverage is included, and subsequent beer is $1 off! Coffee, tea and wine options also.


Here are this year’s choices:


Townie : $ 20.   6 MILES in Ypsilanti only

             3 tacos, 1 choco-taco, 1 custom bandanna, 1 beverage at Cultivate.


Traditional : $30.   17 MILES starting in Ypsi and looping to Platt Road and back

              6 tacos, 1 choco-taco, 1 custom bandanna, 1 beverage at Cultivate.


Torture : $35.    30 MILES starting in Ypsi and looping to west Ann Arbor and back

              9 tacos, 1 choco-taco, 1 custom bandanna, 1 beverage at Cultivate.


The really Hungry Riders can get extra taco tokens for $2 apiece, the Choco-taco token is $3.50


Kids who ride with a supervising adult can use extra taco tokens at $2 apiece without buying the full package.  Extra Bandanna is $5.


As is the custom, mail your check to:


Taco Tom

1110 Sweet Road

Ypsilanti, MI  48198


And, please indicate whether you wish meat or vegan tacos (helps vendor preparation), ride distance (Townie, Traditional, Torture) and any extra tokens desired. Make check payable to Tom Lennon.


First come, first served. We can take only 200 riders.


Important !!!

Our start and finish are different this year.

New Starting Point:  Frog Island parking lot. 699  Rice Street.

New Finish – Cultivate Coffee and Tap House. 307 N. River Street.

These are both in Depot Town, only a block apart. Please park cars at Frog Island, as River street parking is inadequate.


Sign-in and group assignment for event begins at 11:30 day of event, Sunday, September 17th.

Park at Frog Island, sign-in, and join your group, ride and enjoy!


Torture Tour rolls out at 12:30

Traditional rolls out at 1pm  

Townie rolls out at 1:15


Questions? Email Taco Tom at tom at tacotom dot net