Bike Streets Events


Weekly Coffee Ride (for Friends New & Old)

Every Thursday at 2 PM. Email info@bikestreets.com for details on this week’s ride. An opportunity to meet, chat, and check out some Bike Streets.


April Bike Party!

Bring your friends and join us for our monthly, second-sunday bike party.

Date: Sunday, April 14

Time: 4 PM

Route: Fortune

Formation: Open

Starting Location: Start anywhere on the Fortune Bike Streets route between Albion and Monaco.

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May Bike Party!

Bring your friends and join us for our monthly, second-sunday bike party.

Date: Sunday, May 12

Time: 4 PM

Route: TBD

Starting Location: TBD


June Bike Party!

Bring your friends and join us for our monthly, second-sunday bike party.

Date: Sunday, June 9

Time: 4 PM

Route:

Starting Location:


The Bike Streets Group Ride Checklist

1. Be respectful -- Respect the rights of all users of the roadway.

2. Own the ride -- You’re responsible for yourself. Pay attention. Look at every intersection.

3. Watch for cars -- We are riding on and crossing streets that are not closed to cars.

4. Follow the rules -- Stop at stop signs and traffic signals. Use hand signals.

5. Use your voice -- Communicate. Repeat the announcements you hear like “Car Up!”

6. Know the formation -- Each ride has a designated formation: Tight, Accordion, or Open.


Ride Formation

Tight formation -- Best for rides with children, new riders, small group (<10) social rides -- Everyone will stay together throughout the ride in a 2-by-2 formation, except for where we need to be single file. The leader will ride in the front left position. After each intersection, big and small, the group that has crossed will wait for remaining riders to cross. Once the group has reassembled, the ride will proceed in a single group. [If multiple leaders are present] A second leader will be the “sweep” in the back left position.

Accordion formation -- Best for rides with more experienced riders and large groups (>10) -- We will naturally spread out over the route in an expanding and contracting way, due to different speeds and breaks in the pack that come from waiting at intersections. If you’re riding with someone, maintain a 2-by-2 formation, except for where you need to be single file. Immediately after turns and major intersections, the leader will wait and all riders will reconvene. [If multiple leaders are present] Leaders will be spread out from front to back with one in the “sweep” position at the back left. Leaders may also be stationed at walk-your-bike sections.

Open formation -- Best for casual, social rides, particularly those with very large groups (>50) -- All riders will use the designated route at their own pace and are independent of one another. Rendezvous locations along the route may be chosen.