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Saturday B-Group Depot Road Ride

Hey gang, spring is here and I have been promised by the weather man that rain storms will hold off until late in the day.

Please join us for this great early morning ride.

Date: Saturday April 29th.2017

Time: 8 Am departure

Place: Depot Park, Clarkstonn, MI

Pace: 18-20 mph cruise.    Pending desires of those present, plan ~48 miles w/ stop half-way.

This is a no drop ride but, please (especially early in the season) be careful and midful about riding in close quarters of a pace line. Obey all traffic laws, same as vehicles. Safety is nost important.

If weather looks bad, I will post a cancellation note on this site.

I look forward to riding with you!

Dan Gauthier


Ride of Silence - Grand Blanc, May 17th at 7:00 pm

I am a FRCC member and I lead the self-contained tours as well as the Ride of Silence.  

I will be leading a Ride of Silence in Grand Blanc.  The details are below:  Please join us.

Contact:              John Palmer    Distance: 3 miles

Notes:   Come join the Grand Reserve's second annual Ride of Silence. Grand Reserve is a 55+ active adult community. Like last year, we will be starting/ending at the Grand Reserve clubhouse parking lot - address: 6300 Del Webb Blvd, Grand Blanc, MI. Our Ride of Silence is a leisure ride on residential streets with little to no hills. We ride under 10 mph. After the 3-mile silent ride, participants have been known to keep riding. Helmets are required.

Information on the Ride of Silence

On May 17, 2017 at 7:00 PM, the Ride of Silence will traverse and unite the globe as nothing before it. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn't aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves.


Polly Ann Ride Sunday April 23,10:30 am.

Weather is looking good!  Come and join us.  Evergreen's Coffee Shop in Oxford.


Wednesday gravel road ride - CANCELLED

If it's not raining where you are right now, wait 15 minutes and it will be. Going to cancel the ride for tonight. Sorry, folks. 



Wednesday gravel road ride

I'm keeping a close eye to the skies for the Wednesday night gravel road ride. The present forecast is calling for showers throughout the day Wednesday. If the roads are wet / muddy at ride time, then I'll be cancelling the ride. However, if the forecast is wrong and it stays dry, then the ride is on! Look for an update here before 4pm Wednesday. 

On a related note, have you paid your FRCC dues this year? While membership in the club is not a requirement to participate in the club ride, it is encouraged because the club has purchased insurance to cover club members on organized group rides. I had forgotten to pay my 2017 dues until just yesterday. Just a friendly reminder in case you're forgetful like me. 

Think warm and dry thoughts!



Preview - Saturday Depot B-Group Road Ride

Hi Gang.

Spring is here. I've been getting several private e-mails asking when the beloved Saturday Depot B-Group road ride will start. Here's the scoop. Several of us have been volunteering April 8, 15, and 22nd for the FRCC hosted road racing at Waterford Hills Raceway on Saturdays. We welcome you to join that fun too either by racing of volunteering.

God willing with reasonable weather, we will start the Depot B-Group morning ride on Saturday April 29th. Watch next week for further detail.

The B-Group is a no-drop ride. We cruise at 18-20 mph and are in close pace line formation. Safety is paramount. Obey all traffic laws and support each other. The ride is usually ~48 miles with a stop half way.

The Depot ride does not require that you are an FRCC member however, in my expereince, the Tuesday race track is where I have learned my paceline riding skills most effectively. Thaat is open to guests one time and then requires FRCC membership.




Polly Ann Ride Easter Sunday at 10:30 am.

Please join us Easter Sunday for the Polly Ann ride.  Please note we will be heading out at 10:30 from now on, or until further notice............Meeting at Evergreen's Coffee Shop in Oxford.  Hoping the weather holds out for us. 

Happy Easter!



Polly Ann ride Sunday April 9, 11:00am.

Join us this Sunday for the Polly Ann ride in Oxford.  Meeting at Evergreen's Coffee shop.  The weather is looking great!!!

Hope to see you,



Tuesdays At The Track Next Week

Despite the weather "setbacks" yesterday, Spring is here and club activities at Waterford Hills will start next Tuesday April 11th, and the forecast is actually looking reasonable (warm at least).

Remember, the track is now available free of charge for all active club members, so come on out and get some seat time in. Depending on the turnout and people's preferences, we'll either do group or individual activities.

Also, the Spring Training Racing Series starts tomorrow (April 8th), come on by and watch the action if you aren't quite ready for competition.


Polly Ann ride Sunday April 2, 11:00 am.

Finally looks like some good weather for Sunday, high of 59!  Meeting in Oxford at Evergreen's Coffee Shop.  Hope to see you there!