How long has it been going on? I can’t remember. It started years ago at somebody’s house as a way to give Old Man Winter the finger and goof around on bikes. A few years later it was a pot luck fundraiser in a brewery. This year it remains a fund-raiser (for Open Roads) and takes place in a full-service bar. Yep, we’re talking The Hair of the Dog Ride, poetically bookended at Old Dog Tavern.

You don’t have to be hard core. You doesn’t have to freeze your keister off. Heck, you don’t even have to ride if you don’t want. But you can. And then you can be done and warm up in the cozy confines of a lovely public house with like-minded people. It’s fun and a nice way to start the New Year.

Details: Ride starts at 1:00 at Old Dog. We have a 12-ish mile route planned. If it’s cold , we’ll have a way shorter route for folks who have to ride just a little bit. Entry fee is $10. Half of that goes directly to Open Roads. The other half gets you some nice snacks. Beverages are on you.

Click on this to check out the flier.

I hope we’ll see you there. Happy New Year!

2018 Pedal Cyclocross

We’re gonna host two races this year. One is on September 16 at Markin Glen. The other is October 14th at The Pit in Three Rivers.

Here’s how it works: Registration is $20 USD payable in cash or check on race day. Please note that the race schedule is different from years past:

  • Beginner race starts at 11:00 and lasts 30 minutes
  • Expert race starts at noon and lasts an hour
  • Intermediate race starts at 1:00 and lasts 45 minutes

We’ll burn something on the grill for lunch and will have a big time. Bring the family. Race like crazy. Hang out with like-minded people afterward. Enjoy the beautiful Michigan fall. Big fun.