Welcome to the Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society


The Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society has been active in Ann Arbor and the surrounding communities for over forty years. We organize numerous rides each week for cyclists of many different skill levels and interests.  Our signature event is the long running "One Helluva Ride" which takes place each year in July.

We also support, and many of our members are active in, numerous cycling advocacy, safety, and charitable groups throughout the greater Ann Arbor area.  Look at the rest of our site for rider guidelines and calendars, and bicycle news in general.

Hope to see you at one of our rides soon.


AABTS Potluck: Friday, December 6, 2019
The Grotto Club, 2070 W. Stadium, Ann Arbor

Set up and socialize 6:00 pm. Dinner 7:00 pm
Beer, wine, coffee, ice water furnished. Bring dish to
pass to feed 6. No munchies, they will be furnished
by AABTS. Bring your own table service.

Friday - December 6th AABTS Potluck
The Grotto Club, 2070 W. Stadium, Ann Arbor


•WHEN: Starting Wednesday, December 4, 2019
•WHERE: Huron River Drive between Mast Road and Zeeb Road in Scio Township
•WHY: Non-motorized bridge delivery
•BACKGROUND: Starting Wednesday, December 4, 2019, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will periodically close Huron River Drive between Mast Road and Zeeb Road in Scio Township for short periods of time while sections of bridge #2 of the non-motorized pathway are delivered to the work site within the Dexter-Huron Metropark.
Five deliveries are expected over the next two weeks.
The road closures will be short in duration but could occur any time during the day. Flaggers will be on site directing traffic when lane restrictions and/or temporary road closures are required.
Since the bridge sections are traveling from Minnesota, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to regional weather conditions.
•CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Michele Ford, (734) 327-6652, or via email at fordm@wcroads.org
•ISSUE DATE: 12/02/19

Gary Oak becomes the newest member of the elite 100,000 mile club.

Induction ceremony, September 7, 2019, at Wheeler Park


October 24, 2019
We have a bridge!

Today was a big day on the Huron River Drive segment of the Border-to-Border pathway in Scio Township – Bridge #1 was installed! Earlier today, our contractors placed the bridge structure over the Huron River. Bridge decking will be installed in the coming weeks. Our contractor will also be pouring concrete for the bridge backwalls soon.

Paving on parts of the pathway is scheduled to start next week, weather pending. In order to conduct this work, our contractor will need to work under lane closures on Huron River Drive. A separate update will be sent with the lane closure details.

While we are making good progress, this is still an active construction zone. For the safety of yourself and the work crews, please stay away from the construction zone, including bridge and boardwalk structures.

For more details and aerial photos:



Get the AABTS Mobile apps for iOS (Apple iPhones) and Android devices are ready to install and use on your mobile devices - phones and tablets.

You may follow the link appropriate to your device below to begin installation:

 iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=1236283590&mt=8
 Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.memberleap.AABTappforaabt 



 Discover the Power of the Pedal

The links above will take you to more information about our club. Go to our ride calendars 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!




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December 11, 2019

Snow Flake Ride (Northwestern Brunch Ride (Wednesdays, 10:00AM))
Wednesdays through December.


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December 11, 2019

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December 12, 2019

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Ride Hines Park or alternate route on roads west of Plymouth. 
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