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IT'S BIKE MONTH!

Your Guide to the Good Stuff

   

Every month is Bike Month at PEDAL, but May is extra special. In addition to kicking off our regular group rides for the season,  our Kalamazoo community comes together to celebrate all things cycling. 

Embark on the Kalamazoo Commuter Challenge

Join us for our E-Bike Open House

We'll keep you updated with all of the fun happenings, and make sure you and your bike are ready for the ride!



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Check out these special Bike Week enhancements to our regular fun stuff:

May 18: Mountain Bike Level 1 Fundamental Skills Clinic

 

MONDAY
MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE

TIME: 6:00PM meet, 6:15PM ride

WHO: Everyone

LOCATION:
1st Monday: Warnaar Trail.
2nd Monday: Maple Hill Trail 
3rd Monday: Warnaar Trail 
4th Monday: Maple Hill Trail 
5th Monday: Ft. Custer.

Check here for last-minute weather updates.

MONDAY LADIES MTB AT CUSTER

TIME: 6:00PM

WHO: Women riding MTB bikes

LOCATION: Ft. Custer trailhead

Put on by our friends at Lady Parts MTB, this is a ride for all adult mountain biking women! All skill levels are welcome, we ask that you have a basic working knowledge of your bike.  If you don’t, check out Pedal MTB clinics!   We like to say that Mondays are about community, not competition. So plan on a no drop ride, breaks and a supportive group a women!

Reach out to LadyPartsMTB on the Insta with questions!

TUESDAY BREWERY RIDES

WHEN: First and Third Tuesday of the month (except May, which is weird)

WHO: Casual Riders. Maybe you.

LOCATION:  
1st Tuesday of the Month, we ride to One Well  from the Romence store at 7:15.

3rd Tuesday of the Month, we ride to an undisclosed location from the Downtown store at 6:15.

These are fun, casual rides. We'll ride, stop for a snack and ride back to the shop. It'll get dark! Lights are required!

WEDNESDAY
WOMEN'S MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE

TIME: 6:00PM

WHO: Women riding MTB bikes

LOCATION:
Warnaar Trail,
Maple Hill Trail,
 Al Sabo Recreation Area.

This ride bounces from trail to trail. There's a detailed schedule of where it'll be that you can access by depressing the button. Tell it your problems.

THURSDAY
ROAD RIDE

TIME: 6:00PM

WHO: Everyone; 15 mph pace and up

LOCATION:
Pedal - 611 W. Michigan

Click on that red button to get details about the ride. Please! Please click the button!

MICHIGAN TRAILS INFORMATION

For a more information on local mountain bike trail maps and trail conditions check out Singletracks.

There are lots of ways to help keep up our local trails.

REPORT CONDITIONS to West Michigan Trail Conditions or Singletracks.

VOLUNTEER FOR TRAIL DAYS with SWMMBA.



SPECIAL EVENTS

  

There's even more to enjoy in May, from getting recognized for your daily commute to learning more about E-Bikes to racing or volunteering. Join us for all of the fun!

 

Kalamazoo Commuter Challenge

May 17-30, 2024

Ride to work and win prizes! Get your colleagues to form a workplace team and...win prizes! 

Join the challenge and log your miles.

Get Started!

PEDAL Level 1 Fundamental Mountain Bike Skills Clinic

May 18, 2024 

Level 1 Fundamental skills clinics will take place on Saturday at Al Sabo Recreation Area from 9am-11am.

Cost is $50/person. Adults only, or 14+ with an adult present in the class. 


Skills we focus on are: 

- Braking & Shifting

- Level pedals, brake coverage, eyes out and scanning.

- Bike/ Body separation up and down hills and over obstacles. 

- loading & unloading the front wheel to get over stuff

- general bike maintenance and gear 

We do a short skills drill session at Texas Drive Park, then proceed with a guided trail ride. 

People who benefit the most are parents who are looking to ride with their kids, and new mountain bikers.

Call PEDAL South: 269-324-5555 to register or ask more questions.


E-Bike Open House

May 19, 2024

Curious about E-bikes? Maybe want to try one or two? Maybe talk to some folks who have experience with these things? Come to our E-Bike Open House from 10-2 on May 19th at the Romence Store. It's super chill and informative. We'd love to introduce you to the fun of riding an e-bike. Join us!

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Questions? Hit up the shop of your choice. We're happy to help.