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Bike clubs in the detroit area(10 posts)

Bike clubs in the detroit areaJackDanielsFSU
Jun 27, 2002 6:46 PM
Any good clubs in the detroit area? I want to try to do some group rides. I'm new to road riding and don't mind getting hooked up with other newbies or even with experenced riders that are willing to show me the ropes.
re: Bike clubs in the detroit areafatguyonalittelbilke
Jun 27, 2002 8:26 PM
Hay there
There are a few good ones. The wolforines,Clinton river riders. I'm from the detroit area sorta .

My Email is Doomsday670@hotmail
If you whant to get to gether to ride some time just Email me.
curious...nova
Jun 28, 2002 3:53 AM
I'm from Mt. Clemans originally. (now live in the DC area).

Do you get much leeway or even respect riding on the roads in the land of the automobile, aka Detroit?

The only time I've ridden in MI is to do laps around the lake at Stony Creek Park. That was nice.
curious...JackDanielsFSU
Jun 28, 2002 4:41 AM
I am pretty new to road riding and its not very bike friendly out here. I am in sterling heights and I do 10 to 15 miles early in the morning and alot of the times I get cars honking at me, a few people cut it really close when they try going around me. I have had people yell at me to get on the sidewalk! Stony Creek is nice to ride though. I haven't ridding the path around the lake yet but have ridden the mountain bike trails many times. I am planning on doing a road ride there this weekend. Hopefully its not super crowed there but it prob will be.
road rage in autolandRavik
Jun 28, 2002 5:32 AM
I'm originally from the East, and found riding in Boston very easy - most drivers gave you what room they could.
I nowlive on the west coast of Michigan and am constantly getting honked at, yelled at and having things thrown at me by these idiot drivers.
The general consensus at the LBS is that these drivers resent bikes using "their" roads.
It gets really tired.
Fortunately, I live in a smaller city and the cops follow up on complaints - at least to the point of reacting to a call from riders with calls of their own to the motorists and issuing warnings.
What a pain in the ass, though.
Stony Creek this weekend is host to the state time trial, by the way, in the morning so it may be pretty busy over there.
road rage in autolandJackDanielsFSU
Jun 28, 2002 5:39 AM
Road time trial or mtb one?
road rage in autolandRavik
Jun 28, 2002 6:20 AM
it's road and, by this time, closed.
but the wolverine club sponsors open ones all the time
over there. check out the bikesport website for times/dates
Cadiuex Cafeoff roadie
Jun 28, 2002 5:56 AM
When I was growing up on the east side there was a Belgian resturaunt on Cadieux between Mack and Warren Ave (in Detroit, near Grosse Pointe Woods) called "The Cadiuex Cafe". There were some pretty big rides out of there on the weekends and maybe weekday nights, seemed like they were very well run and had huge attendance, maybe 30-60 riders in 2 or 3 groups.

The last time I went by there was maybe 6 or 10 years ago, but the place was such a neighborhood institution, I bet its still around, and folks are still running rides. Its a nice place to hang out, anyhow- they had an attached feather bowling lane and satalite dish for picking up bike races and other "foriegn" sports, and specialize in fresh muscles. The bar was very well stocked, I'm told.
Cadiuex CafeJackDanielsFSU
Jun 28, 2002 6:10 AM
That place is still around. Great food and lots of fun to hang out at. I haven't heard about them having rides out of there but when I get a chance to today maybe I will give them a call and find out.
Birmingham Bloomfield area has riderssidley
Jun 28, 2002 7:44 AM
I am orginally from Detroit (Rosedale Park in the northwest side of the city) but now live in New York. However, my folks, having sold out and moved to the burbs, now live in Birmingham where they often report seeing big group rides. Sorry I can't be of any more assistance but call "Bike USA" on Maple and Woodward and perhaps they can hook you up with a club.