Thursday, May 7, 2009

Bike Events

Its been a bit of a slow week for me on the bike, but I've been concentrating on running a bit as well.  I've got about 150 miles in on the bike since the first of the month. I am planning on riding the 12 hour solo at Addison Oaks on Saturday so I'm taking it a bit easy. 

I did go out for a hard 30 miler yesterday and felt good. I headed south down College toward Mason. I really like riding the country roads that surround Lansing, but there is always a constant 15 mph headwind. it seems like every day i've been on the road in the last few months I've had to battle the wind from one direction or another. 

Enough babble about training, there are some great bike events coming up around Michigan in the month of May.

 Friday May 8th there is a Ride Around Town (RAT) in Lansing/ East Lansing. Here's the info as written by Marci Baranski:
In celebration of spring, please join us for a Friday evening Ride-Around-Town (RAT)** through the streets of Lansing and East Lansing. This is an informal, social, urban ride to demonstrate safe bicycling and establish a visible presence of cyclists on city streets.

We'll share the road, be friendly, keep a nice pace, and end at a local food / watering hole to talk about all things cycling here in the Lansing region. We think most of you are pretty smart and would hate to lose you, so helmets are strongly recommended.

When: THIS Friday, May 8th

Starts: We have two! Choose your own adventure! East Lansing start -- meet at 5:41PM at Beaumont Tower on campus; Lansing start -- meet at 6:01 where the Rivertrail meets the Impression 5 Parking lot.

(The two groups will merge at a surprise location.)

Who: Anyone!

RAT Watering Hole: Izzo's Pub / Pizza in REO Town, unless we have a better idea before Friday at 6.

** We are borrowing the RAT concept from the Washtenaw Biking and Walking Coalition.

May 9th the 2009 Bike Demo at Island Lake Rec. Area  from 10am to 5pm at the Dodge Parking lot at ILRA.

Also May 9th is the 6/12 hours of Addison Oaks Endurance Race put on by Brent Walk and Fun Promotions

Brent always puts on a great race with great food afterwards and always has some intersting Prizes to give away. Lets hope the weather holds out as I've heard the trail was in rough shape earlier this week but the Trail Coordinators from the Metro-North Chapter of the MMBA have been working their butts off to get this trail in ride-able condition for saturday. Come out and ride the Pain Train for a few hours!

For you Westsiders on May 9th is the Bike Rodeo put on by The Motion Initiative. Check the links for more information.

May 16th is the MSU Farm Daze Tour. Ride start is 8am- 10am and options are 25, 50, 75 and 100K routes. Click the link for more information.

Be there or be square! Huey Lewis says its hip to be square, but we all know that Huey Lewis is a drunk and a liar.  If you don't believe me, just check out all how much fun everyone is having in these pictures, courtesy of our team photog Danielle Jankowski.

I hope to see you at some of these events!


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