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Ride Around Kent County

Ride Around Kent County145 miles touching the 4 corners of Kent County, with an optional 100 mile bail-out. There are at least two groups: "Fast" (18+ average mph) and "Good" (15+ average mph). Slower paced riders will not finish by the 6 PM cut-off.

SAG, snacks, ice, and sports drinks all around the route. Lunch for 145-milers about half-way around. Sandwich provided for 100-milers.

Lunch sandwiches will contain chicken and possibly nuts. Peanut butter, jelly, bread, bananas, oranges, trail mix, and "Aussie Bites" and/or "Sunrise bars" (organic energy bars) will be available as alternatives. If these options don't meet your dietary needs, then we welcome you to bring your own nutrition and our SAG vehicles will carry it to the lunch stop for you. Be sure to mark your name and route on the container so that it arrives at the correct lunch stop!

"Best supported ride I've been on."
"You guys are the greatest!"
"Best sandwich ever."

Ride Around Kent County is the second ride of a three-ride endurance training series leading up to the National 24-Hour Challenge (June 20-21, 2016). This years ride will be hosted by Mike Burden, with assistance from a team of volunteers. We would like to thank John Crankshaw for starting this ride.

Ride 1: April 30, 2016 Dawn Patrol a 100+ mile ride on the 24-Hour route (see Ride Calendar to confirm)
Ride 2: May 14, 2016 Ride Around Kent County
Ride 3: June 4, 2016 100 Grand Bicycle Tour

2016 Ride

8th Annual
Ride Around Kent County
Saturday, May 14, 2016

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Start Time and Location

Start Time: 7:00 AM sharp

Start Location: Johnson Park, Butterworth Drive SE parking lot (1/4 mile east of Wilson Ave SE), Walker MI

NOTE: There are two parking lots on Butterworth -- one that is at the corner of Butterworth and Wilson, and one that is on Butterworth about 1/4 mile from Wilson. We will meet in the parking lot that is farther away from Wilson (it's a larger parking lot.)



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Registration

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To register by mail send a check for $15 to:

RAKC
Rapid Wheelmen
PO Box 1008
Grand Rapids, MI 49501

Along with your:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Emergency Contact Name/Phone

Mailed entries MUST be postmarked by May 6th!

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