Join us on our many weekly rides. We hope you enjoy riding with the Wolverine Sports Club. Become a WSC member online or download the form to send by mail.
Rules for all rides:
Helmets and bicycles in good working order are mandatory at all times on all rides. Riders are strongly encouraged to carry personal ID and emergency contact information (such as an I.C.E. entry in your cell phone). Always carry a spare tube, tire levers, and a pump or CO2 cartridge. Ride leaders/other riders can usually provide help, but please don’t count on others to have repair items for you.
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All Northville rides start at the Northville Square Parking lot (MAGS) on the SW corner of W. Cady and S. Center streets, across from the Northville Downtown Post Office.
Northville Wednesday Night Ride
6:00pm (in the late fall the ride changes to MT Bikes with lights)
Ride pace: average is typically 16-18 MPH; this is a no drop ride.
Morresa Meyer - email firstname.lastname@example.org, cell phone 248-752-3502.
Eric Noffz - email email@example.com
Ride typically goes down Hines Drive, but route may vary due to weather. Distance varies from 25 to 33 miles.
Northville Saturday AM Ride
Schedule: In April we roll out at 10am. In May through September we roll out at 9am.
The pace is usually 18-20 MPH average overall for 45-65 miles to Ann Arbor, Dexter, or Brighton. We then not so gradually work our way up to 60-65 miles and about 20 MPH. Once or twice a year, we’ll try to work in one or two 80-mile routes just for fun. It’s not an “A” group full of wannabe racers, but we’re not a slow, leisurely group either.
Please know your abilities. We try to keep the group together by regrouping after hard sections, but please be responsible and know you can do the pace and distance. If you think you’re at risk of not being able to maintain the pace of the group, please pay attention to the roads so you know how to get back to where you started.
Northville Sunday AM Ride
Schedule: Sunday 9am (Spring & Summer); 10am (Fall/Early Spring)
Pace: Mostly moderate, regroups at 3 designated points after fast/slow hilly stretches.
Route: Spring/Summer: 44 miles with a coffee shop stop in Ypsilanti: Ugly Mug Ride
Fall: 35 miles mostly on dirt roads to a cider mill: Dirt & Donuts Ride (watch WSC Yahoo Group email list for change)
Ride Leader: Brian Negele, firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch the WSC Yahoo Group email list for time (9/10am) and road surface (paved/dirt) changes. Post-ride refueling at the Northville Sports Den.
GROSSE POINTE RIDES
Grosse Pointe Sunday AM Ride
Schedule: Leaves at 10am (early Spring) 9am (late Spring/Early Summer) 8am (high/hot summer months) 9am (Autumn).
Sunday departure from the Grosse Pointe Woods City Offices has a variety of start times depending on the weather and season, so it is important to join the Wolverine Sports Club to take advantage of the email list and Facebook page. The start is located at: 20025 Mack Plaza Drive, Grosse Pte. Woods, MI 48236-2397. Enjoy secure parking next to the police station.
Pace changes from slow in the spring to moderate then to fast as the year and cycling season progresses so join up early. Average pace ranges from 15-20 MPH. Distance ranges from 35-100 miles. Rides stay together, regroups as needed.
Ride Leader: Glenn, email@example.com, and via Facebook page.
Overview: A bicycle riding group that starts in Grosse Pointe Woods on Sunday Mornings with rides are to Mt. Clemens for breakfast or to Detroit for coffee and a light snack. Century rides are sort of special events and are sometimes held on Saturdays. Rides will often venture to destinations like Grosse Isle or a lap around Outer Drive, too, so be prepared for anything! This ride is sponsored by the Wolverine Sports Club and includes many seasoned riders dedicated to bring novice cyclists comfortably and safely into this great activity called cycling with a particular focus on developing group riding skills. Participants are encouraged to join the club. Helmets and bicycles in good working order are mandatory.
Up to the minute ride details are best found on the Eastside Wolverine Ride Group Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/201410649881187/
All may view, only WSC members may join.
Grosse Pointe AC&F Wednesday Night Ride
American Cycle and Fitness Grosse Pointe Store, 20343 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
Ride Leader: Russ St. John
BEVERLY HILLS RIDES
All WSC Beverly Rides depart from Beverly Elementary School parking lot, 18305 Beverly Rd. (13 1/2 Mile), between Evergreen and Southfield Roads in Beverly Hills, Michigan. There are public restrooms at the Park just west of the start.
Beverly Tuesday and Thursday Night Rides
These rides go 25-35 miles returning just before Sunset. Routes variable at leader discretion. Tuesday is lead by Jeffrey and generally goes to the west on a highly variable route. Thursday is lead by Jim and usually takes a fixed route through Auburn Hills and towards the Rochester area. Tuesdays are generally more beginner friendly than Thursdays due to route and pace.
Beverly Saturday and Sunday AM Rides
Routes variable at leader discretion. Saturday lead by Jeffrey. Sunday generally lead by Jim. Saturdays are more beginner-friendly than Sundays due to route and length. Includes coffee stop: Saturday coffee is normally at the Starbucks on Orchard Lake Rd at Pontiac Trail. Sunday coffee is normally in or near Rochester.
Watch the Beverly Ride Blog for notices on varying ride times due to weather, especially later weekend starts early and late season. Early season rides are shorter and easier, so start early to stay on.
Read the Blog and register for automatic email updates at beverlyride.wordpress.com.
These are user-friendly intermediate pace rides for recreational riders. Leaders attempt to keep the ride compact and grouped, and the ride will stop and provide REASONABLE assistance for mechanical issues and flats. This is NOT a NO-DROP ride, but the pace is adjusted for the group and weaker riders will not be intentionally stranded. This ride is NOT a racing, race training or hammer-fest ride. Yes, ladies, there are normally women on this ride and we endeavor not to lose any along the way. The best way to see if you can handle the pace is to come and try – most people do fine and we work at helping novices be successful.
Newer and developing riders are welcome and may receive coaching from ride leaders or more experienced riders in the group. Routes are VARIABLE at ride leader discretion covering much of Oakland County – don’t ask for a map, because there isn’t one! You should be riding a road-racing bicycle to carry the pace.
Come explore the City of Detroit with visits and stops at various historical and fun locations, usually with food and/or coffee stops. Routes will vary to keep it interesting with Ride Distance typically 35-45+ miles.
Beverly Hills Tuesday Night Ride – Moderate+ Pace
Hilly fixed route 30 miles moderate+ pace. May through September. Beverly School. This is a drop ride with reasonable regroups.
Ride Leader: Tony Scooros firstname.lastname@example.org
ROYAL OAK RIDES
Royal Oak Wednesday Night Ride
Fountain next to the Royal Oak Library, 222 E. 11 Mile Rd. Adjacent parking lot has 3-hour meters.
14.5 MPH average pace, usually same route out to Cranbrook and back.
Ride Leader: Calvin Hughes
Royal Oak Friday Night Ride
Fountain next to the Royal Oak Library, 222 E. 11 Mile Rd. Adjacent parking lot has 3-hour meters.
For individuals looking for a steady 12-14 MPH average no drop pace. Route and distance mirrors the Wednesday Night Ride from Royal Oak to Cranbrook but is slightly shorter, 24 miles. The Bridging the Gap Ride is great for new riders that want an additional ride to help them increase their conditioning and speed.
Ride Leader: Calvin T Hughes
ROCHESTER HILLS - IVBP
International Velodrome at Bloomer Park - Monday Track Workout
Free to all current Wolverine Sports Club members (dues paid for the current calendar year). Structured track workout. Bring fixed gear bike (no brakes), water and towel. No cost on Mondays to WSC members but Bloomer Park entry fee or annual pass applies. Bloomer Park is in Rochester Hills at the northern end of John R. Rd. (2 miles north of Auburn Rd.).
STONY CREEK GRAVEL/DIRT RIDE
Stony Creek Bay Point Beach Parking Lot - Thursday Morning
Gravel Grinder 40-45 miles. We go to various destinations, including Hilltop Pies in Bruce Twp., Addison Oaks, Cranberry Lake, Imlay City, etc. Pace is moderate with lots of dirt roads and moderate single track. Ride Leader: Deb Angst 586-542-3657.
Beverly and Royal Oak to Belle Isle Ride, 3rd Saturday every month from April to October
Start in Beverly Hills at 8:30am (Beverly School, 18305 Beverly Rd.)
Start in Royal Oak at 9:15am (Fountain next to the Royal Oak Library, 222 E. 11 Mile Rd.)
Ride pace: Moderate Pace 14-21 MPH with a fast Lap of Belle Isle 21+ MPH. The ride will regroup.
Ride Leader: Jean-Claude Azar, Jcazar5@comcast.net
The ride leaves from Beverly Hills then goes out to Belle Isle and comes back through Downtown Detroit, Royal Oak and finishes back in Beverly Hills. There is a coffee and snack stop in Midtown, near the Wayne State University campus. Urban ride experience!
Approximate Ride distance:
From Beverly Hills 60 Miles
From Royal Oak 40 Miles
Occasional special rides of a longer length in and/or outside of the City of Detroit during the riding season.
Start and finish in Royal Oak at the Fountain next to the Royal Oak Library, 222 E. 11 Mile Rd.
Ride pace: Casual moving speed about 15-19+ MPH.
Rides are at the call of the Ride Leader. Ride notifications are via the Yahoo Groups Wolverine List. All Non-Members are required to sign a club ride waiver.
Ride Leader: Lee Hoffman. If interested, email him at email@example.com.
2017 Mileage Log
The 2017 WSC Mileage Log comes in two versions. The PDF Chart allows you to write in and add up your mileage. The Excel Spreadsheet version allows you to log your miles and it calculates weekly and cumulative miles for you. The summary area automatically identifies your biggest mile day and biggest mile week. Both documents allow you to make a year-to-year comparison. The Spreadsheet version has protected/locked cells to ensure no accidental erasure of a formula, but you can modify it by unprotecting the sheet with the password “ride”.
Mileage PDF Chart Mileage Spreadsheet
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