Parks & Nature Centers Family Bike Events and Fun in Southeast Michigan If you are looking for a family-friendly thrill, check out some of these upcoming bike races, rides, shows and safety rodeos in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties. « Previous Next » Christina Clark • April 21, 2017 Read Comments (3) Total: 21 19 0 0 1 1 0 Are you looking for a fun way to get some exercise? Biking is a great way to keep healthy, and it’s on quite the roll in metro Detroit. Whether you are just starting out and figuring out your community’s bike lanes, or are a more experienced rider who likes to navigate back wood biking trails, there are plenty of upcoming bike races, rodeos, rides and other events in metro Detroit for any level of biker. Here, you will find some of the region’s best 2017 bike-centered events, so grab your helmet, take a peek and find the right one for you. Rouge-A-Thlon at Rouge Park April 22, 2017 Address: Rouge Park, 11701 Burt Road, Detroit Time: 8 a.m. Cost: $75/regular ticket, $125/VIP Ticket Phone: 313-837-5900 Register: ASAP in advance; only 250 spaces available This “duathlon” combines running and cycling to form one huge event that includes a 5K run, a 10K bike ride, and a second 5K run to the finish line – all in support of Friends of Rouge Park. Ann Arbor Classic Bicycle Show and Swap Meet at Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds April 30, 2017 Address: Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor Time: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $5/ages 10-plus, free/kids under 10 Phone: 248-642-6639 This 37-year-old event features over 9,000 classic, vintage and collectible bikes, an electric-powered mini-bikes on display, a show bike contest, vendors, door prizes and more. Saturdays in the Park on Hines Drive in Westland May 6 -Sept. 30, 2017 (Saturdays only) Address: Hines Park from Outer Drive to Ann Arbor Trail Time: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost: Free Phone: 734-261-1990 A six-mile stretch of Hines Drive is closed to traffic every Saturday this summer for walkers, skaters and bike riders to enjoy. Metro Grand Spring Tour at Willow Metropark May 7, 2017 Address: Willow Metropark pool center, 23200 S. Huron Road, New Boston Time: 8 a.m. Cost: Individual: $20/advance, $20/after April 20; families: $50/advance, $60/after April 20. Phone: 734-282-6816 (ask for David) This 34-year-old tour takes riders through Wayne County’s southwest side, near the Huron River and down country roads. Choose from 25, 50-75 and 100-mile routes that are paved or gravel. Pre-registration required and a breakfast follows the rides. Bike Ypsi at Recreation Park May 7, 2017 Address: 1017 Congress St., Ypsilanti Time: 10 a.m. Cost: Free Phone: 734-358-3121 This annual offers a 15-mile leisure ride through the city, and 30- and 40-mile rides, which aim to challenge. A cookout follows the rides. Cycle into Spring at Maheras Gentry Park May 13, 2017 Address: 12550 Avondale St., Detroit Time: 7 a.m./packet pickup, 9 a.m./ride starts Cost: $30/ride, $40/ride and lunch, $15/lunch only Phone: 734-748-4270 Enjoy a 20-mile ride from the Detroit River to Eight Mile Road and back, through green spaces, neighborhoods and past schools and shops. An optional lunch catered by Slow’s To Go and Organaman follows. Kiwanis Children’s Cycling Clinic in Downtown Mount Clemens May 13, 2017 Address: Downtown Mount Clemens on Macomb Place (across from the Anton Art Center) Time: noon-2 p.m. Cost: Free Phone: 586-242-8960 (talk to president Chuck D’Luge) The Kiwanis Club of Mount Clemens presents a day of biking fun, which includes a bike obstacle course and decorating station, face painting, fun with Rosco the Clown and much more. Bike Night and Rodeo in Downtown Ferndale May 18, 2017 Address: Schiffer Park area, Ferndale Time: 4-8 p.m. Cost: Free Phone: 248-546-1632 Ride your bike to town for some biking fun, which includes helmet adjustments, skills tests, free bike licenses, and visits from local safety officials. 2017 Michigan Tour de Cure at Washtenaw Community College June 3, 2017 Address: Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor Time: 6:30 a.m./100-mile, 8 a.m./62-mile, 9 a.m./40-mile, 10:15 a.m./20 mile, 11:15 a.m./10-mile Cost: $20/advance, $25/March 1-April 30, $30/May 1-June 2, $35/June 3, $200/minimum fundraising Phone: 248-433-3830, ext. 6694 (ask for Leslie) This 26-year-old event aims to end diabetes, and offers 10, 20, 40, 62 and 100-mile routes. Kiwanis Bill Hoehn Bicycle Safety Rodeo & Family Safety Fair at Whispering Woods in Shelby Township June 4, 2017 Address: Whispering Woods, 11000 21 Mile Road, Shelby Township Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost: Free Phone: 586-731-5556 (ask for Rob Peterson) The Kiwanis Club of Utica-Shelby Township puts on this 29-year-old event, which includes prizes for the best decorated bikes, bike education and safety exercise, and a helmet giveaway. You’ll get to meet members of Shelby’s police and fire crews, too. Passport to Safety at Livonia Police Department June 17, 2017 Address: Livonia Police Department, 15050 Farmington Road, Livonia Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost: Free Phone: 734-466-2400 Kids ages 5-14 will learn how to stay safe while riding their bikes, learn first aid, be fitted for a bike helmet, and test their skills on the safety track. Tour De Troit Ride at Roosevelt Park Sept. 16, 2017 Address: Roosevelt Park, Vernor Highway, Detroit Time: 7 a.m./62-mile ride, 9 a.m./30-mile ride Cost: 30-mile ride: $50/May 1-Aug. 31, $60/Sept. 1-9; 62-mile ride: $50/Jan 1-April 30, $60/May 1 until sold out Contact: tour-de-troit.org This event offers a leisurely 30-mile main ride for beginners, and a 62-mile ride for more experienced bikers, and takes participants through the historic neighborhoods of the city. Bike PATH: Ride for Recovery at Lake St. Clair Metropark in Harrison Township Sept. 23, 2017 Address: Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metropolitan Parkway, Harrison Township Times: 8 a.m./check in, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m./ride Costs: $25/kids 2-mile ride with T-shirt, $40/all other rides, free/kids 12 and under without T-shirt Phone: 586-541-CARE (2273) Register: Through August with the code “Early Bird” and get $10 off Choose from a 62, 40, 25, 10 or 2-mile ride on Jefferson Avenue along Lake St. Clair and to Belle Isle in order to raise funds for addiction prevention and intervention programs. This post was originally published in 2016 and has been updated for 2017 by Aleanna Siacon.