Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society
The links on the left will take you to more information about our club. Go to our ride calendars and events page to view our schedule of rides.
We invite every cyclist to become a member; however you are not required to be a member to participate in an AABTS ride. New club memberships purchased after September 1 of any year are good through December 31 of the following year. Come ride with us!
Cookies Needed for AABTS-hosted PALM 2013 StopOnce again AABTS will be hosting a Cookie Table on the PALM, Pedal Across Lower Michigan ride, and we need your help making cookies.
PALM is a six-day ride geared to new riders and young families, and also numerous folks who ride it annually. This year the Cookie Table will be in Manchester on Wednesday, June 26, day 4 of the week-long bike tour. There will be about 800 riders, and so we are looking for 135 dozen because EVERYONE loves homemade cookies.
Last year's cookie coordinator, Jan Shubitowski, will be out of town so Christine Flaviani will be coordinating this year's table. Please contact Christine at email@example.com or 248-349-8862, with the number of cookies you can provide. All types of cookies, including brownies, are welcome!
John Finnegan has volunteered again this year to help with cookie collection and freezer space for the Far East Fringe area. We are still in need of freezer space and volunteers for collecting cookies in the Ann Arbor area. Please contact Christine if you can help out.
The Cookie Table is a great way to talk to other bicyclists about the benefits of joining AABTS and the fun they could have riding One Helluva Ride.
Upcoming Spring Events
AABTS at Horsey Hundred - May 22-27
The Bluegrass Cycling Club's Horsey Hundred is our club's favorite invitational! Once again AABTS will sponsor special pre- and post-tour rides and events so you can make this a 2-, 3-, 4-, or 5-day cycling vacation. More details will be available on the April/May ride calendar.
Chaney Bicycling Safety and Advocacy Fund
The Chaney Fund, an AABTS endowment fund with the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, has funded a number of "Bicycling for Everyone" projects including the Tour de Kids, giveaways (and fittings) of hundreds of helmets, and Common Cycle's Community Bicycle Program.
To further build the Chaney Fund, the AABTS Board has pledged to match member contributions to the Fund up to $2500 until July 31, 2013. Member donations in the amount of $2500 plus $2500 matching from the Club will make a "for good, for ever" $5,000 contribution to bicycling in the Ann Arbor, Plymouth and Ypsilanti areas.
To make a donation, make the check out to the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, marking the Lucian Chaney Bicycling Safety and Advocacy Fund in the memo line. The AAACF has been a good steward of our donations growing them through prudent investments. Let's help them strengthen the future of bicycling.
Donate now before the July 31, 2013 deadline.
Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation
301 North Main Street, Suite 300
Ann Arbor MI 48104
Bicycling For Everyone
AABTS invites proposals to fund projects that attract youth and non-traditional riders to bicycle touring. Click here for details (PDF).
Washtenaw CountyVisit the Washtenaw County Road Commission web site for a list of current projects.
For more information on all upcoming road work in Washtenaw Country, click here.
Wayne CountyVisit the Wayne County Public Services web site for road work announcements.
Join or renewVisit our join or renew page for AABTS membership enrollment options. New club memberships purchased after September 1 of any year are good through December 31 of the following year.
Latest update 5/24/13
Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society |
P.O. Box 1585
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
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