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Trail Towns Tour


Sun October 1, 2017
Location: South Lyon, MI US 48178 Directions
Type: Other
Things to Know
Things to Know

Overview:

  • This is a casual family friendly bicycle ride.
  • There will be SAG stops (support and gear) along the way with water and treats.
  • All riders must wear a helmet.
  • Cyclists are encouraged to explore the downtown areas of South Lyon, Wixom and Milford.
  • This is not a race.
  • The tour will begin and end at Witches Hat Brewing Company.
  • Riders may begin the ride anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
  • Return by 2:00pm
  • Ride ends and afterparty is finished at 3:00pm
  • The route is just under 30 miles and takes about 3.5 hours riding at a moderate pace. 
  • Park at the Depot Museum across the street from Witches Hat
Ride Support

There will  be two support stops or SAG Stops (as we call them).The first is about 10 miles out and riders will have access to water jugs to refill their water bottles, a porta john and have cider and donuts courtesy of American Cycle and Fitness. Their staff will be able to assist with any light bicycle repair needs such as air for tires and minor adjustments. 


The second SAG Stop is in downtown Milford in Central Park adjacent to the modern restroom facility on the top of the hill to right as you enter the park. Vincere Cycle will be on hand to assist with any light bicycle needs, air for your tires and other minor adjustments. They are also able to fix flat tires and more complex maintenance for a fee.

The third SAG stop is at the Island Lake/Kensington junction near the modern restrooms. This will be staffed by the Friends of Island Lake.

After Milford, riders will make their way back to downtown South Lyon and end the ride at Witches Hat Brewing where we will pick up a round for all riders and celebrate the day. There will be a great food truck on site serving hand crafted pizzas starting at 1pm as well.

Rules of the Road

Do

  • Warm up and stretch before the ride.
  • Wear a helmet (required to participate).
  • Wear reflective clothing and riding gloves.
  • Wear sunscreen (year 'round).
  • Ensure your bicycle is in good working order.
  • Bring rain gear (just in case)
  • Have fun!
  • Safety:
  • Obey traffic signals.
  • Use hand signals.
  • Stay on designated trail/path.
  • Keep to the right when riding.
  • Pass on the left.

Road Courtesy

  • Signal when stopping (especially important to alert the riders behind you).
    Announce your presence to other riders when passing with a statement such as “passing on your left."
    Yield to slower moving traffic such as equestrians and pedestrains.

Don't

  • Ride Double, no handlebar riding or second riders on the seat or other parts of the bicycle.
  • Ride "no-handed."
  • Ride recklessly.
Cycling as a Family

This ride is approximately 30 miles. Children must be able to ride their own bicycle this distance or ride with their parents on a tandems, in a child seat, with a burley carts or on a tag-a-longs, no bikes with training wheels will be permitted. 

  • Familarize your children with the rules of the road
  • Look both ways at every intersection
  • Encourage and teach children to stop, look and listen at all crossings.
  • Ensure you cross all intersections with your children and ensure your children are in front of you when crossing.
  • Ensure they have plenty of rests along the way, this is not a race.
  • Ensure frequent stops and snacks are a part of the journey to make this an enjoyable experience.
  • Take plenty of pictures
  • Give encouragement along the way.
  • For tips about riding family cycling; click here.
  • What Every Michigan Driver Should Know About Bike Lanes Brochure by MDOT; click here.
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