We get quite a few people asking about regular group rides happening in the area. You might be surprised how many different groups are riding, even throughout the winter w/ the advent of fat-tire/ snow bikes.
Here’s what I’m aware of organized by type of riding: (Photos courtesy of each group’s Facebook photo gallery – If I’ve missed any please drop me a line with a link to the group)
Casual/ Social/ Family:
Lansing Bike Party – LBP is a party on wheels! Casual slow roll cruise exploring town and nifty events. Food ’n’ bev stop. Nite ridin’ w lites. Boomboxes. Depart Fridays 6 pm Broad Art Museum, MSU & 6:30 pm Bike Co-op, Kzoo St, Lans. (Easter > Halloween. 6p Co-op starts Oct.)
Roll Lansing – The intent of the group is to promote fun social rides while doing things safely. We may evolve into more as we go and the group grows. Some Basics for Roll Lansing Rides: Have fun but not without being safety conscious. Promote Cycling.
Kidical Mass Lansing (MI) Area – A Family Bike Ride – This fun, open, and welcome group is for families (and family-friendly-folks) who want to ride bikes, build community, and enjoy the area together. We meet once per month on the weekend and start and end the ride at the same location.
MSU Cycling – MSU Cycling is a multi-discipline athletic club affiliated with MSU. As the oldest univ.-affiliated student-run organization, the club continues its long history of representing MSU through participation in regional and national cycling competition. Outside of the athletic world, MSU Cycling is actively conducting research in order to suggest the implementation of improved infrastructure on the MSU campus, as well as promoting the fight against skin cancer by partnering with the MSU Gran Fondo, the 4th largest such charity ride in the nation. As an athletic club that is highly involved in the community, MSU Cycling is continuously working to improve performance in sport and educate those interested in learning to ride safely and enjoy a healthy, active pastime.
Epic Mountain Bike -This group was created to help share information about mountain bike group rides, primarily in Mid-Michigan. Our regular group rides are on Wednesday night at Sleepy Hollow or Rose Lake. (This group does regular fat-bike rides thru the winter)
Denny’s Central Park Mountain Bike Group – This is a group of employees, customers, and more importantly friends of Denny’s Central Park Bicycles (Okemos, MI store). This group of mountain bikers consists of a very, VERY wide range of ages for men and women that also have equally the same wide rage of skill levels. Every Thursday night (weather permitting) we ride at different trails in Michigan.
SPIN OFF-Road events – happening throughout the year – Hosted/ organized by Spin Bicycle Shop, Old Town, Lansing.
Capital City Cyclocross (CCCX) – A Facebook group that offers Greater Lansing area info. on CX training rides and races.
MSU Cycling – See listing above in MTB/Cyclo-Cross section.
SPIN Monday Night Ride! – SPIN Monday Night Rides are an enjoyable, safe, cohesive social group ride of roughly 22 miles, at a 16-18 mph average pace. Hosted/ organized by Spin Bicycle Shop, Old Town, Lansing. Road ride season ends sometime in October.
Touring/ Road/ Family/ Other:
Tri-Co. Bike Association – (Facebook group for discussion, sharing info; Facebook page for official announcements re: events, etc.) Largest and oldest club in the region, serves bicyclists in the Tri-County area surrounding Lansing, MI and beyond. Visit the web site (www.biketcba.org) for information about scheduled club rides and our organized rides. Four organized/invitational rides each year including DALMAC, a nationally recognized multi-day ride from Lansing to Mackinac City. Group rides of varying lengths and speeds scheduled almost every day, weather permitting. Various other services to bicyclists.