Bike Ypsi’s Annual Holiday Lights Ride

Tuesday, December 17th, 7:30pm, Corner Brewery (Arbor Brewing Ypsilanti), Norris at Forest


Choose from a short (30-40 minute) or “little longer” (one hour) bicycle ride that will take you through low traffic Ypsi residential neighborhoods to view holiday light displays from your bike (“decked” out bikes encouraged). 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. Ride leaves promptly at 7:30pm.


PS – By popular demand from previous year’s rides, selected 5th grade band holiday music selections, where the band members are playing their hearts out and trying soooo hard, will be played by ride leaders during the course of the ride. Visit here – – for a sample!

January 1st at 12:30am (yes… 30 minutes after midnight!)
Arbor Brewing Ypsilanti (Corner Brewery), Norris at Forest.

Get the year off right by riding in the first hour of the New Year on this annual ride! The ride leaves promptly at 12:30am.

Ride on low traffic residential streets. Lights (front and rear) mandatory. Ride will be approximately 6 miles long and take around 30 minutes. The start location is the Corner Brewery so people can warm up inside before the ride starts (and take in their free New Years party along with a bonfire in the outdoor beer garden) and have a post-ride libation (the Corner Brewery is open to 2am).

Ride leader is Bob at [email protected] or 734-487-9058.


PLEASE NOTE: Ride cancelled if Winter Weather Advisory/Watch, or temperatures below 15 degrees, at midnight.

PS – Many people hear of this ride and think “that’s crazy, with all the drunks out on the road!!!” In past years, riders of this even have observed little if any car traffic during the ride and what traffic there is, you can see coming a long way out.

Ypsilanti Cold Weather Bicycling Talks – December 7th & 8th

Don’t put your bicycle away for the winter! Discussion on how to dress for cold weather riding, what precautions to take, what equipment your bicycle should have and what special maintenance procedures are needed. Also, riding at night, and indoor cycling using your own bicycle on a trainer, will be discussed. Talks will be given on…

Saturday, December 7th, 2pm, downtown Ypsilanti Library, main floor meeting room
Sunday, December 8th, 3pm, Corner Brewery, Forest at Norris in Ypsilanti.

The talks are sponsored by the City of Ypsilanti Non-Motorized Advisory Committee, Bike Ypsi (, and the Ypsi Bike Co-op ( For more information call 734-487-9058 or email [email protected].

PS – A good place to put to use what you learned at these talks will be the Bike Ypsi Holiday Lights Ride, Tuesday, December 17th, 7:30pm at the Corner Brewery, Norris at Forest in Ypsilanti. Details at or