Motor City Brew Tours Presents: Cruisin' for the Trails
Bike Ride to Support Local Rail Trails
Saturday April 26, 2014 - 10am
Enjoy a bike ride along the Clinton River Trail and Paint Creek Trail.
Special New Belgium Themed SAG stop at the Paint Creek Cider Mill.
Post-ride New Belgium Brewing tap takeover at Clubhouse BFD with food and drink specials, plenty of giveaways and a special raffle to WIN a FAT TIRE bike!
Proceeds from the bike raffle will support:
Friends of the Paint Creek Trail
Tickets are available day of event - $25 cash only please
(No event shirts remain for day of event sales)
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
New Belgium Brewing After Party Tap Event @ Clubouse BFD
Official Beer List:
Fat Tire, Snapshot, Shift, Ranger, 1554, Wild Double, Yuzu, Bierre de Mars and the Seasonal Releases of: Gruit & Summer Helles
2014 - Bike T-Shirt Design (100% Polyester - performance shirt):
What is included with my ticket on this bike ride? Every paid adult ticket includes a event 100% Polyester Event T-Shirt (See picture above), trail mix/energy bar, trail map, SAG stop refreshments, food and drink specials at Clubhouse BFD, Rochester Mills Beer Co and 51 North Brewing. Bike support from Apto Cycling Studio at registration and Main Street Bicycles will be available at the SAG stop. We are working hard to create an amazing New Belgium themed SAG stop right off the trail at the Paint Creek Cider Mill. New Belgium Brewing tap takeover and Fat tire bike raffle back at Clubhouse BFD at the end of the ride.
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 - please bring an ID to event check-in. 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. The SAG stop of the Paint Creek Cider Mill will have grilling up food and have cider and donuts for purchase. Paid attendees will receive special food and drink specials at Rochester Mills Beer Co, 51 North Brewing and Clubhouse BFD. Show your event wristband to your server on the day of the event to get special offers.
How far do we bike and is it hard? The main bike tour route is up to 17 miles, on flat rail trails and sidewalks. Clubhouse BFD to downtown Rochester is 3.5 miles each way. Rochester to Paint Creek Cider Mill is 5 miles each way. The entire Paint Creek trail from Rochester to Lake Orion is 10 miles each way. You can add on some extra mills and complete the whole entire Paint Creek Trail from Clubhouse BFD to Lake Orion and back, you get 27 miles for the day! Bonus (not part of official bie ride route) Rochester Mills Beer Co in Rochester and 51 North Brewing in Lake Orion as optional "Beverage Stops" on your journey! You just show your event wristband to get 15% off food/drink at Rochester Mills Beer Co, 51 North Brewing and specials at Clubhouse BFD
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 event parking lot is in the rear of the building. Registration for this event is in the front of the building. DO NOT PARK IN FRONT of Clubhouse BFD! 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 10 am - 11 am. All riders need to have started the route by 11:00 am.
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)
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