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May Ride on the Paint Creek Trail in Support of the Trail

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Name: May Ride on the Paint Creek Trail in Support of the Trail
Date: May 1, 2021 - May 31, 2021
Event Description:

Virtual Charity Bike Ride to benefit the "Friends of the Paint Creek Trail"


 

For details: Virtual Charity Bike Ride: Paint Creek Trail | Motor City Brew Tours (fareharbor.com)

Duration

3 hours

About

We have taken this event virtual this year. Enjoy a 20-mile bike ride on the Paint Creek Trail on your own or at a safe distance with friends at any time during the month of May. Net proceeds benefit the Friends of the Paint Creek Trail.

Includes

  • Goodie bag (available to pickup at Oat Soda in Lake Orion - available from May 1 - May 31). It will include offers from Oat Soda, Main St Bicycles, Paint Creek Cider Mill, Rochester Mills Beer Co and swag from Motor City Brew Tours.

What to Bring / Wear

  • A bike in good working condition.

  • Helmet

  • Water

  • Bike lock

  • Cell phone

  • Some money for purchases

  • Tire pump

  • Spare bike tube

  • Wear seasonally appropriate clothing, sunblock, and rain gear (if needed).

Virtual Charity Bike Ride FAQs

What is included with my adult ticket?

  • Goodie bag (available to pickup at Oat Soda in Lake Orion - available from May 1 - May 31). Net proceeds benefit the Friends of the Paint Creek Trail.

When does the bike ride begin?
To keep everyone safe and not riding in large groups, we made this event a virtual charity bike ride this year. We suggest you ride the Paint Creek Trail at a time that fits your schedule. Even though the ticketing page defaults to May 1 @ 9:30 am, you can do the ride at any time during the month of May. We will have a goodie bag to all paid riders available for pickup at Oat Soda in Lake Orion from May 1 - May 31, during normal business hours. Checkout their website for hours of operation.

What is the bike route and Where does the bike ride begin and where should I park?
You are biking the Paint Creek Trail. Starting from downtown Rochester, we suggest you park in and around Rochester Mills Beer Co - 400 Water St, Rochester, MI 48307. They have parking directly behind the building. Other downtown Rochester parking lots include the Rochester Farmers Market and across from the Post Office & Rochester Public Library. You can bike to the trail from any of those lots and easily stop into Rochester Mills Beer Co for a pre or post ride drink. Just follow the signs to and from the paint Creek Trail.

Starting from downtown Lake Orion, we suggest you start from Oat Soda - 197 S Broadway St, Lake Orion, MI 48362. Street parking and multiple city of Lake Orion parking lots are available.

Are children allowed on this ride?
With every paid adult ticket (for those 21 and older), one minor is allowed to attend the event. Only paid adults of legal drinking age will receive the goodie bag. Please keep in mind that there is not a SAG support vehicle for the ride, so any children need to be able to complete the ride with you.

How far do we bike and is it hard?
The main bike tour route is 20-miles round-trip if you bike from Rochester Mills Beer Co in downtown Rochester to Oat Soda bar in downtown Lake Orion and back or vice-versa. The entire trail is slightly uphill going to lake Orion and slightly downhill coming back. You can bike the route as far as you like and are not required to bike all the way to Lake Orion, but the goodie bag is ONLY at Oat Soda, so if you don't bike all the up there, drive on over to Oat Soda at a later point to pick up the goodie bag.

What type of bike is recommended for this ride?
Mountain, comfort, or road bikes are fine for this bike route. You will be riding on rail trails that are paved, hard-packed rock and dirt surfaces. For your safety, helmets are strongly recommended for all of our events.

This ride is dependent on COVID-19 restrictions and the date and offering may change!

 

For details and registration:

 

Virtual Charity Bike Ride: Paint Creek Trail | Motor City Brew Tours (fareharbor.com)

 

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