The AABTS (Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society) invites you to the OHR (One particular Helluva Ride) for some enjoyable and physical exercise. This celebration normally requires put on July 9th, 2011, and is at the moment in its 35th year of existence. This occasion is a single-day scenic tour, traveling across paved, tree-lines roads in Livingston, Jackson, Ingham and Washtenaw counties.
Riders can pick from 6 diverse loop routes, with 4 starting and ending at the Chelsea Fairgrounds, and two informal rides (Exciting Rides) starting up and ending in Portage Lake State Park. A terrific element of this function is that all routes share the exact same Portage Lake Park lunch halt, so associates and family members members who take part in different loops can even now enjoy lunch with each other. Maps are provided and every single route is plainly marked.
Registration and Positive aspects
The to begin with one,800 to register acquire an OHR patch
Customized pre-ordered merchandise should be postmarked by May 6th, 2011
On-line registration is offered by the conclusion of June
Mail-in registration must be postmarked by the finish of June
Most troubles can be avoided by making guaranteed you and your bicycle are in the correct problem for the event. Advisable components are drinking water bottles, sunscreen, jacket, common instruments, further tire tube, patch kit and a pump. You must have normal bicycle knowledge and be ready to make your individual minimal repairs. Helmets are a have to, as very well as emergency speak to info.
All through the riding hours, help cars will be traveling the routes to provide aid. Support is made available on a priority basis, with all those needing health interest currently being tended to first, and then these with key mechanical failures. Lastly, they will help any person who needs aid with a flat, or has only tired. Mechanics are also readily available at the Chelsea Fairgrounds, and at a several relaxation stops along the way.
Your entry price comes with a great buffet-fashion lunch at the Portage Lake State Park beginning at 10am and lasting till two:30pm. The distance to the lunch site can range significantly from route to route, so program your trip accordingly so you really don’t skip out on lunch. Swimming is also offered within the park.
There will be snack retailers available along the route starting as seven:30am, with volunteers passing out drinks and fruits. Each and every route passes through small towns, and riders are encouraged to stop, take a break, and grab something to try to eat if they desire. At the conclusion of the journey, chilled watermelon will be produced out there at the Fairgrounds.
The One Helluv a Ride is indeed, just that. It’s a very enjoyable day that usually is accompanied y great summer weather. But it is not a ride for the casual, around-the-block weekend cyclist. To finish this ride, you need to be in excellent shape. That means you have put in a lot of trining miles and have done several long rides of over 50 miles. But if you have done this, you should have no trouble finishing this annual ride.
Source: Mike Carroll