2019 Destination Tour Schedule - Mark your calendars!
Written by Amy Copeland and Jennifer Altherr, May 2019
After much pondering and planning we are happy to announce the destination tour schedule for 2019. Please keep in mind we can’t control the weather or any DOT or park boards construction schedules so while we intend things to go as planned there is always the potential we may need to change things up. Additional details will be posted in the Quick Release Newsletter and on-line as they get closer. We may also find ways add in some bonus rides.
Sunday May 5th- The Pumpkin Vine Trail- Ride Leaders Jennifer Altherr, Andrea Egeland and Sue Zuber.
Meet at 8:00 am at AMC Movie Theater at 3930 E Dupont Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825 to carpool. Begin our ride at about 10am on the Shipshewana trailhead on County Road 850. We will ride about 37 miles for the day. Lunch will be at Goshen Brewing Company and we will briefly stop at the Kinder Gardens in Middlebury The Pace will be 10-12 mph, E riders welcome! Any bike will work for this ride. Special thanks to Kym Byers for organizing this ride. Kym will be meeting us at the end of one of her training rides in Goshen and she will ride with us back to Shipshewana.
Friday- Sunday June 7-8-9 Kal-Haven -Ride Leaders Jennifer Altherr, Amy Copeland
Depart from Fort Wayne early morning Friday June 7 to carpool to Kalamazoo Michigan. Ride bikes on the 34 mile Kal-Haven Bike Trail (former rail trail). Spend Friday and Saturday nights in South Haven at the Kal-Haven Outpost. Saturday ride trails from South Haven along the lake. Sunday ride bikes back to Kalamazoo. Drive back to Fort Wayne Sunday. The two reserved cabins have already been filled, however, additional participants are still welcome to make individual reservations and join us. Email Amy at: firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
For additional information:
Kalhaven Bike Trail: http://www.kalhavenbiketrail.com/
Kalhaven Outpost: https://www.kalhavenoutpost.com/
Saturday July 20th- Lansing Michigan Trails Ride Leaders Amy Copeland and Andrea Egeland
Hosted by Lansing resident and current club member Denise Egeland. We will be exploring the paved greenway trails around Lansing with a visit to the MSU dairy store (hint hint... ice cream). Grilling out at the Egeland house after the ride with an optional overnight tent camping in the yard or limited indoor accommodations. Club membership required for cookout/overnight portion. Departure time and location TBD
Saturday August 3rd- Indianapolis Cultural Trail/Monon Trail Ride leaders Jennifer Altherr, Amy Copeland, and Andrea Egeland
Back by popular demand and hoping for mothers natures cooperation this year. Paved trails and bikes lanes suitable for any bike. Departure time and location TBD
Saturday September 7- Ride Leaders Pamela Fennell and Jennifer Altherr
Waterloo to Angola for lunch out and back combination gravel road ride and off-road trails. You might want to leave your road bike at home for this one. Departure time and location TBD
Saturday October 5th- Nickel Plate Trail Ride Leaders Jennifer, Amy, Andrea
Also making a return this year it is all multi-use trail running from Rochester to Kokomo. It will be an out and back with a lunch stop. Start and turn around points are TBD at this point as the trail is 37 miles long and we are not likely to make it a 74 mile one day trip. Departure time and location TBD
We look forward to seeing many of our club members of these trips again this year!