Thursday, June 11, 2009


Hey gang! It's time once again for The World's Coolest Team to gather up our collective energy and spirit and cover some miles! I really hope to have the pleasure of your company this weekend! Here are the details of this week's ride, hosted by the Holland contingent of the Team - J.D. Stone, John Jasker, Linda and myself:

Where?: Eldeans' Shipyard (3222 S. Shore Dr, Holland 49423) There's a pool, hot tub, grills, deck, etc.

When?: Arrive any time after 12:00 noon, we ride @ 1:00pm

Who?: You! Plus your family (they can hang by the pool while we ride) and any "guest riders' that you think oughta be invited. There's a great playground for kids of all ages too!

What's the route?: The long loop will be a variation of the locally-infamous Hutchin's Lake Loop - featuring quiet farm country roads, the Kalamazoo river, Saugatuck, Douglas, Fennville, Lake Michigan & more! Figure on 46-50 miles. There will be a option to trim it to approx. 30 miles as well. (Still a very cool ride!)

What's to eat?: Burgers, brats, corn on the cob, cookies, pizza, whatever else anyone brings.

What do I bring?: Lawn chairs, swimsuit, flip-flops, pool toys, rubber duckies, towels, sunscreen & other items of a "pool-y" nature.

Thanks to Herb @ Pat Eldean (JDRF donors!), the Piper restaurant (for the pizza) & J.D and Maggie Stone for setting this up. Thanks to John Jasker for helpin' w/ the route and the detail work.

Directions for you non-MapQuest folks . (There are a few of us left, aren't there?)
From the east (G.R., Lansing, Flint, Boston)) take the 2nd Holland exit from I-196. Go right (west) @ the stop sign to Country Club Road. (2 lights) Go left (south) on C. Club to 32nd street. ( 2 lights) . Turn right (west) on 32nd and follow it all the way 'till it curves right and ends @ South Shore Drive. You are there - look for the signs and cars w/ bike racks.
From the north (Grand Haven, Montague, Alaska) take US 31 to the 32nd Street intersection and turn right.
From the south (Fennville, Saugatuck, Memphis) Take US 31 to 32nd street and go west.


Proletariat Cyclist said...

Babysitting is available for anyone wanting to bring the kiddo's and RIDE.

ZipMike said...

Won't be there, dropping Taylor off at diabetes camp. She's a councelor this year.