We are shifting away from our usual spring ride format in this time of social distancing.  We still want to encourage you to get out on your bike, however, so we’ve designed this fun alternative:

BIKE YPSI Spring Challenge! Simply ride your bike to as many of the 30 checkpoints as you can during the month of May and receive our NEW ‘social distancing’ Bike Ypsi shirt at a special price. 

 

Sign up here!

Map of Checkpoints here!

 

Rules: 

  • event runs May 1 until May 31
  • ride a bicycle to the checkpoints (uni- and tri-cycles also acceptable)
  • take a selfie with your bike at the checkpoint
  • post your pic to Instagram, Twitter, and/or FB and with these tags:  @BikeYpsi  and  #BikeYpsiSpringChallenge2020
  • visit as many checkpoints as you can. Maps will be available online (FB and website) by May 1st
  • prizes (gift certificates to local businesses) will be awarded for creative participation 

 

Shirts will be delivered in early June. Register by May 10 to ensure your shirts/sizes.

 

Be Safe! Wear a helmet, observe traffic rules, and maintain social distance. Helmets required for riders under 16 (state law).

 

You can use one registration for multiple household/family members!

Wednesday, May 20, 7pm

The Ride Of Silence, a world-wide, third-Wednesday-in-May, a silent group bicycle ride to commemorate bicyclists killed or injured while riding and urging everyone, cyclists and motorists, to “share the road”, will be reformatted in 2020 due to the virus pandemic.

With the date for the ride coming up, May 20, the Ride Of Silence international board has decided to change the format for this year’s ride. Instead of group rides they are recommending each site to encourage their participants to do solo rides or with their household members. The national Ride of Silence international organizers are working on plans to allow participants to easily report these rides and link them together through an easy-to-use platform. Obviously, these rides should be held in accordance to rules and guidelines set by local and state authorities.

Please check back for suggestions on Ride Of Silence solo rides on the Bike Ypsi web and Facebook pages or visit www.rideofsilence.org.

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