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Saturday Depot B-Group Road Ride

This Saturday weather looks to be much like last week. We had a good time.

Date: Saturday, May 6th

Time: 8 AM departue

Place: Depot Park, Clarkston, MI

Pace: 18-20 mph cruise.

Same routine.

Ps: This group is considering that once per month we would do a Columbiaville ride instead of Depot Park. I would live to hear your thoughts. Please e-mail me.


Saturday "A" Training Ride, May 6th.

Hi Everyone,

Lets meet at Depot Park in Clarkston on Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. Ride is approximately 50 miles, with a bathroom stop about halfway. Both route and pace are determined by those present at the park. The ride is a drop ride so, please bring navigational assistance if you decide to fall back. Rules of the road are observed as is proper paceline etiquette. Please look over your bike prior to avoid any mechanical issues out on the road. I hope to see you there!

Be well, Ken Pallach


Support needed for trails in Brandon, Groveland and Ortonville

There is a meeting in Brandon Township on May 1st at 6:30 at which the Township Board is expected to vote NO on an upcoming trail proposal. Read the details here and show to lend your support if you can.


MDB40 Volunteers Needed

Volunteers still needed for the Mother's Day Back 40 Challenge, sign up here:

The shifts are short, so you can pitch in AND ride (or visit your Mom) on the same day. Pancakes included!


Clothing Buzz.....

Hi Folks!

To advise you, there are a number of club clothing items available at Kinetic Systems. Both new and old design items are available across the size spectrum. My sense is that some of the items may be offered at reduced pricing levels. So, if you want to rock some Rhino clothing this spring, stop in the store and take a look through the available items. More on this to follow......

Be well, -Ken


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

Weather permitting please join us for the ride.  If it is raining or the radar looks scary I will cancel the ride by 9:30 am.  Think warm dry thoughts..........Meeting at Evergreen's Coffee Shop in Oxford.

Hope to see you,




Saturday "A" Ride?

Hi Everyone!

Look for ride posts to begin the first Saturday in May. Looking forward to a great season on the bike and seeing everyone out there!

Stay tuned! -Ken Pallach


Sci-Con Bicycle Travel Case

Hi Folks!

Debby Rowe has generously offered her new condition, Sci-Con Aero Comfort 2.0 TSA Cycle Travel Case for sale with the proceeds donated to the club. Feel free to negotiate a price with Debby. I invite you to take a look at the bag at and contact Deb at (810) 265-3374 or with any interest that you might have.



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.