AABTS Featured Links
PLEASE NOTE: These links do *not* include specific rides! Individual invitational and weekly rides are listed on our aabts.org website at http://www.aabts.org/interactive/
Ann Arbor area contacts
Ann Arbor Triathlon Club: The Ann Arbor Triathlon Club is here to promote the sport of triathlon - that means swimming, biking and running. We aim to help out established and aspiring triathletes with training events and social activities that encourage a healthy lifestyle. http://www.aatriclub.org/news/index.php
getDowntown: The getDowntown program, in the Ann Arbor Area Chamber of Commerce, provides information and assistance to downtown businesses and employees on commuting options, such as biking, riding the bus, walking, and vanpooling. http://www.getdowntown.org/
Washtenaw Bicycling and Walking Coalition: The Washtenaw Bicycling and Walking Coalition is dedicated to increasing the quality and quantity of bicycling and walking opportunities in Washtenaw County, Michigan through advocacy and education. It's comprised of local bicycle and pedestrian clubs and organizations, as well as individual cyclists and walkers. http://www.wbwc.org/
Ypsilanti Bicycling Coalition: www.myspace.com/bikeypsi . " A new bicycling group has come to Ypsilanti: the Ypsilanti Bicycling Coalition or Bike Ypsi. After an email from Chief of Police Matt Harshberger regarding the new rule enforcement of no bicycling on the sidewalks in Downtown and Depot Town Ypsilanti, an email exchange among Ypsilanti residents began. Following that email exchange, it became clear that a group should meet to talk about bicycle safety and rules of the road." (from getDowntown.org Website) In its formative moments, the Y.B.C. hopes to hold every Sunday rides as interest and riders will allow. For more information and to get involved, please contact Natalie Holbrook at email@example.com or by phone at (734) 330-0555.
Ann Arbor Velo Club:
Ann Arbor Ski Club (Summer Mountain Biking):
Washtenaw Ski Touring Club
Michigan state contacts
Back Alley Bikes (Detroit community center): http://backalleybikes.org/
International Velodrome at Bloomer Park: http://www.ivbp.org/ Located in Rochester Hills, Michigan, IVBP is the only bicycle racing track of its kind in North America.
League of Michigan Cyclists: http://www.lmb.org Best source for information on cycling in Michigan: emphasis on bicycle tourism. Home to an outstanding annual calendar of Michigan invitational rides and multi-day tours. Conducts the Michigan Shoreline Tours.
Michigan Mountain Biking Association: The mission of the MMBA is to promote responsible mountain biking and to work toward the goals of common land access and natural resource protection through interaction with policy makers, the cycling industry, race promoters, mountain bikers and other trail users. http://www.mmba.org/
Midwest Cycling Group: The Midwest Cycling Group, also know as MCG, is an organization dedicated to providing premier bicycle road racing event and team management services. http://www.midwestcyclinggroup.com/index.php
Tailwind Enterprises (racing promotion): http://www.tailwind.net/
League of American Bicyclists: This is the U.S. national bicycling organization, based in Washington, D.C., which sanctions and promotes Road 1 bicycle courses. AABTS members who are instructors are certified through the LAB as LCI League Cycling Instructors.
Bicycle maintenance and safety
Sheldon Brown's Sheldon Brown Bicycle Technical Info: WHO is Sheldon Brown? The man of a thousand names ... wearer of the Eagle Helmet ... the world's "other" Foremost Authority, the veritable Professor Irwin Corey of bicycle maintenance. With one difference: Sheldon Brown you can TRUST with the straight dope on how to DIY yer rig. WARNING: URL is highly addictive. Must be accompanied by a child under age 10 to view.
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Non-profit organizations offering invitational fund-raising cycling events or tours
Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, "Ride to Cure Diabetes": The Ride to Cure Diabetes is a unique and exciting way to fight diabetes. Participants choose from one of five Ride locations and bike for their choice of distance (usually between 30 and 100+ miles) to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF). http://ride.jdrf.org/index.html
World Bicycle Relief: Simple, sustainable transportation is an essential element in disaster assistance and poverty relief. Bicycles help fulfill basic needs and empower individuals, their families, and their communities by providing increased access to healthcare, education and economic development. World Bicycle Relief provides access to independence and livelihood through The Power of Bicycles. http://www.worldbicyclerelief.org/
Colorado HeartCycle: The Colorado HeartCycle Association, Inc., is a non-profit Colorado corporation in its 30th year of providing bicycle tours. The club, originally formed as a cardiac research project, is organized and run by volunteers who enjoy the challenge and thrill of the sport and want to share their enthusiasm. http://www.heartcycle.org/