Motor City Bike & Brew Tours Presents: Cruisin' for the Trails
Bike Ride to Support Local Rail Trails
Enjoy a 7-27 mile bike ride along the Clinton River and Paint Creek Trails. Scheduled brewery tours along with food and drink specials at Rochester Mills Beer Company, 51 North Brewing Company and Clubhouse BFD.
Please note - All tickets after April 12 are not guaranteed a t-shirt!
(Tickets are available day of event - CASH only)
Bike Ride Start/Parking:
In the rear parking lot of Clubhouse BFD
Click link for map:2265 Crooks Rd. Rochester Hills, MI 48309
For more Information: http://MotorCityBrewTours.com
or call us: 248-850-2563
What is included with my ticket on this bike ride? Every paid adult ticket includes a T-Shirt, SWAG bag full of goodies, Vitamin Water, trail mix/granola bar, trail map, all brewery tours along with food and drink specials. Bike support from KLM Bike and Fitness will be available at registration and Main Street Bicycles will be at 51 North and Rpchester Mills. T-Shirts are guaranteed on tickets purchased prior to April 13. After that, it is first come first T-Shirted! Very limited quantities.
Example of some of the SWAG:
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 t-shirt and SWAG 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.
Will you feed me on the bike ride? Water and snacks are available at registration. Paid attendees will receive special food and drink specials at Clubhouse BFD, Rochester Mills Beer Company and 51 North Brewing Company. Show your event wristband to your server at each location on the day of the event.
How far do we bike and is it hard? The bike tour route is 7-27 miles, on flat rail trails and sidewalks. Clubhouse BFD to Rochester Mills is 3.5 miles each way. Rochester Mills to 51 North is 10 miles each way. If you do the whole bike ride roundtrip, you get 27 miles for the day!
Where does the bike ride begin and where should I park? The ride will departs from and returns to Clubhouse BFD - 2265 Crooks Rd. Rochester Hills, MI 48309 (next to Eastside Marios). They offer a safe and convienent location off of Crooks road at M-59. The parking lot and registration for this event is in the rear of the building. Additional event day parking is available across the street in the parking lot of Chapman's Mill - 2086 Crooks Rd. Rochester Hills, MI 48309 (Corner of Avon Industrial & Crooks).
What time does the bike ride start? Registration begins at 9:30 am - 11 am. All riders need to have started the route by 11:30 am.
What time do the brewery tours occur? Rochester Mills and 51 North will have brewery tours based on rider requests. This is subject to change due to number of bike ride guests at each location.
What is the policy regarding cancellations for this Bike Ride: Reservation Fees received by Motor City Brew Tours are non-refundable and not transferable to other events. If you are unable to attend an event, bike ride tickets can always be transferred to another guest. Motor City Brew Tours reserves the right to cancel events for safety concerns such as high winds, thunderstorms, excessive heat or cold, or other severe conditions. In the event of such a cancellation, you may either reschedule or request a full refund. We ride in cold, hot or even rainy weather - Spring in Michigan can be any of the above!
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 hard packed rock and dirt surfaces. For your safety, helmets are strongly recommended for all of our tours.
What should I bring with me on the bike tour? Yourself, a bike in good working condition, helmet, water, bike lock, identification, cell phone, a little money for other purchases, tire pump and a spare bike tube. Please wear seasonally appropriate clothing, sunblock and rain gear (if needed).
Is there anything I should do prior to arriving to the bike tour?
Please check the following items on your bike:
-Tires - Inflate tires to rated pressure listed on sidewall of tire.
-Chain - Check the chain. If the chain skips, you may need an adjustment.
-Wheel - Wheel hubs and/or quick release levers need to be tight on the bike frame.
-Inspect - Inspect the bike for loose or broken parts. Tighten or fix them before you ride.
-Ride - Take a quick ride to ensure derailleurs and brakes are working properly.
These tips are courtesy of the League of Michigan Bicyclists website (http://lmb.org)
Special thanks to our bike ride SAG partners at the registration:
Guided Bus, Bike & Walking tours to Michigan Breweries.