ATTENTION: Based on the decision of the League Of Michigan Bicyclists to cancel all cycling events and group rides, and of USA Cycling to cancel all upcoming races and discourage informal group training rides, the Kalamazoo Bicycle Club has officially decided to cancel its entire group riding program, that is, all Monday and Wednesday Night rides, the Tuesday Night PWR, and the Friday Morning Women’s Rides, effective immediately. We will monitor the Corona Virus situation both locally and statewide, and restart our group rides, based in part on when the State Of Michigan allows restaurants to re-open, and when the League Of Michigan Bicyclists and USA Cycling decide to re-start their cycling events, group rides, and races. In the meantime, enjoy yourselves, and stay fit, by riding solo. Ride safe, and stay healthy!
Gordy Vader, KBC Ride Captain
KBC Time Trials (TTs) start June 2nd, 2020
We plan to run the TTs every Tuesday starting on June 2 for a few weeks to see how many folks are interested. Sign-up starts at 6:00 PM, first rider departs at 6:30 PM. Helmets are required. Any bike—TT, road, gravel, even e-bike is okay.
We’ve moved the start to the Vicksburg High School parking lot. We have a good, flat 11.5-mile course in mind. You can look at a map of it on Ride With GPS by searching “KBC Vicksburg Time Trial June 2020” on the Ride with GPS website. And this link will take you there also if you have downloaded ride With GPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32775190 The map will also be posted through KBC’s website. We will also paint arrows on the course.
Whether you wear a mask while preparing to ride is up to you, BUT, and this is a big BUT, we expect everyone to maintain serious social distancing—at least 15 feet at all times. Not just for everyone’s safety, but also because we truly want to be genuinely conscious of the image we present to the community as a whole.
Doug Kirk, President
Bike Camp 2020
Due to the COVID-19 situation, KBC has cancelled Bike Camp for 2020. We will be back next year for more great instruction, riding, and comradery.
Below are a couple resources to help you ride safe and smart this year:
- League of Michigan Bicyclists ‘What Every Michigan Bicyclist Must Know’ book, click here
- League of American Bicyclists Smart Cycling videos, click here
Paul Wells, Bike Camp Committee Chair
Due to the COVID 19 virus and the current social distancing guidelines, the next KalTour will take place in 2021. KalTour will return with our traditional road routes from 15 to 100 miles and the gravel routes that were initiated in 2019 as well as plenty to eat.
The 2019 KalTour routes are available on RideWithGPS at the following link:
Planning for KalTour 2021 will start in the fall, please contact me email@example.com if you would like to be involved.
Mike Krischer, KalTour Director