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AABTS Ride Calendar Updates

Please note the following policy on Invitational Rides, for the purposes of AABTS Club Mileage Accumulation:
"Invitational rides sponsored by non-profit organizations, such as other cycling clubs or charitable organizations, can count for club mileage, as long as they appear in the ride calendar and an AABTS member is designated as ride leader.  

Also, commercial rides for profit (such as VBT or Backroads) may count for mileage credit and can be placed on the calendar, as long as
there is room and time for other AABTS members to join.
Notice of invitational rides must appear in plenty of time for other members to make arrangements to attend. Rides will not be placed on the ride calendar if it is not reasonable that others may register and get into the ride."




For our far west riders....
May 16 (Monday and subsequent Mondays)
10:00 am
Falling Waters Adventure - NEW
Start at trailhead of Falling Waters Trail on Weatherwax Rd, in Jackson
and ride trail to Concord -lunch- return to trail head.
Flat and scenic' crossing thru Lime Lake.
C:22 miles RSVP (Call ride captain if you intend to ride.)
Connie Cavanaugh at 517 764-3340 or 586-929-0251

As I look out my window at rain and nearly freezing temperatures, I  wonder if this announcement is even necessary....and I hope no one went out today for the first ride and found no other riders... Beth and Judy have decided to remove this ride from the April - May Ride Calendar, but assured me they still have faith that Spring will unfold eventually (and those few days in February weren't it).
10:00 am
Spring Unfolding Rides - CANCELLED 
A series of leisurely daytime rides around local neighborhoods to appreciate the seasonal delights of Ann Arbor’s gardens, parks and cafes.
Start: Gallup Park Canoe Livery
C: 10-15 mi
Captains: Judy Schmidt 734-971-5763 Beth Caldwell 734-663-5060
Mar 17, 24, 31
6:00 pm
Thursday Far East Fringe Democratic Ride
Take advantage of the early start for DST and ride the roads west of Plymouth. One rider should submit a ride sheet to Vickie Smith.
Experienced riders A/B: 20-33+ mi 6:00 pm
Start: Plymouth (downtown) parking lot behind Penn Theater, 760 Penniman
Captain: Steve Dodge  734-996-9122  smdgoblue@sbcglobal.net
OUT OF AREA Weekly Rides 
Daily Dec 2015 – April 2016
Key Largo Rides
Typically start in Key Largo and ride to the ocean, bay, breakfast or whatever feels good at the time.
A/B/C – Various start times and distances
Captains: Bud and Gail Preston 305-414-8316 or 248-464-2221. Contact for start location, destination, and distance.
Added:  May 1 (Sun)
First newly-revived AABTS time trial
Riders will start at 2-minute intervals and ride west on a timed 9-km (5.6 mi) course on Huron River Drive, ending just short of Zeeb Road (where there is now a stop sign).  1-2 volunteers (who can also participate in the time trial) are needed to help with timing.  If you are willing to help, please contact the ride leader.  The event will be postponed to the following Sunday if the road is wet.
A/B/C: 18 km / 11 mi (including ride back to start)
9 am Barton Park
Captain:  Craig Stephan,  734-274-6350,  
Added: May 18 (Wed)
Ann Arbor & Ypsilanti Ride of Silence
Silent ride to commemorate bicyclists killed or injured while riding and part of a world-wide event urging everyone, cyclists and motorists, to “share the road”. Ride at a relaxed pace taking approximately one hour. Cosponsored by AABTS and Bike Ypsi. For more information, including a route map, visit
http://www.bbwypsi.org/  and click on the "Ride of Silence" button.
C: 9 mi Recreation Park, Oakwood at Congress, Ypsilanti
Captain: Bob Krzewinski 734-487-9058

Ride times clarified to be 8:00 & 8:45 am
May 22 (Sun)
Ride to Ohio and Back
8:00 am Wheeler Park – A 88 mi
8:45 am B/C 70 mi
Saline Municipal Lot, in the block S of US 12 @AA Saline Rd -
Captain: Randy Rubin, 734-660-8800,


Apr 16-21 (Sat-Thu)
36th Annual Florida Bicycle Safari
Springtime cycling adventure in beautiful North Florida & South Georgia. (3-day option also available.) Two days based at Suwannee County Fairgrounds in Live Oak, followed by three nights at Cherry Lake Campground near Madison. Breakfasts & dinners catered by the Dixie Grill.
Captain: Debbie Kelley 269-579-3599 djkelley45@gmail.com
Added:  April 21 – 24, 2016
Tennessee Rides

Ride to various destinations south of Nashville, Tennessee, around Brentwood and Christiana, Tennessee.
A/B 33 – 63 mi
Captains:  Tom Sleeker (248) 761-7634
    Sharon Sleeker (248) 761-5792
Contact captains for start location, destination, time and distance.
Jul 17-22 (Sun-Thu)
Tour de Wyoming
20th year. 350-rider-limit ride offering a no-frills approach to a supported bike tour. The challenging & beautiful 2016 route starts & ends in Sheridan WY. Overnights include Buffalo, Ten Sleep, Meeteetse, Basin, & the Bear Lodge Resort near Burgess Junction. Registration lottery starts Feb. 15 & closes Feb. 29.
Captain: Debbie Kelley 269-579-3599 djkelley45@gmail.com
Aug 28-Sep 5 (Sun-Mon)
REI Vienna to Prague Cycling Tour
Starting in Vienna, explore medieval towns & castles in southern Moravia & Bohemia en route to Prague. Daily mileage of 25-35 miles with longer options available. Space limited—sign up early! https://www.rei.com/adventures/trips/cycling#Europe
Captain: Jim Knight 734-478-0424 jwknight46@gmail.com