- One Helluva Ride!
- Bike Routes
- Club Mileage
- Members Area
Join the Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society (AABTS) for a day of scenic bicycle touring over tree-lined, paved roads in Washtenaw, Ingham, Jackson and Livingston counties. The routes wind through rural and recreation areas on beautiful rolling terrain and vary enough to appeal to a broad range of bicyclists. The 100 mile ride famously passes through Hell ! (Michigan, that is). Cold watermelon at the historic Waterloo Farm Museum stop (http://waterloofarmmuseum.org).
OHR riders can choose from several paved and dirt road routes. All rides start and end at Chelsea Fairgrounds in Chelsea, Michigan where you can finish your ride with a buffet lunch and live music.
|100 mile paved||100||5||Chelsea Fairgrounds|
|62 mile paved||62||4||Chelsea Fairgrounds|
|40 mile paved||40||3||Chelsea Fairgrounds|
|50 mile gravel||50||1||Chelsea Fairgrounds|
|15 mile fun ride||15||1||Chelsea Fairgrounds|
All routes are clearly marked and maps provided.
Links to downloadable GPS routes will be emailed to pre-registered riders a week or so before the ride starts.
Routes to this year's ride found here
Children under 7 free. All minors (17 and under) must be registered and accompanied by an adult while on the ride. Once online registration is closed you may only register in person the day of the ride at Chelsea Fairgrounds.
Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Before March1st (online only)||$30||$12|
|March 1st to May 31st (online only)||$35||$15|
|June 1st to July 5th (online only)||$40||$15|
|After July 5th|
(In person day of ride only)
Chelsea Fairgrounds: new this year ! All rides start and end at the fairgrounds. Lunch at the end of the ride.
Please carry personal contact information on your person while riding
Cyclists can minimize potential problems by having themselves and their bikes in good condition for this ride. A pump, patch kit, extra tube, on-the-road tools, a light jacket, sunscreen, and extra water bottles are highly recommended accessories. You should know how to fix a flat tire and how to do your own repairs.
SAG vehicles will be making continuous circuits of all routes from 7 AM to 5 PM. Their help is available to all riders with problems. Priority will be given to those riders with serious medical problems, followed by those with significant mechanical difficulties, and lastly to those who simply “tire” or need to fix a flat tire!
Mechanics will be available at the Fairgrounds, at some of the rest stops, and on the routes.
In case of a true medical emergency, call 911!
Showers will be available at Chelsea Fairgrounds until 5:30 PM. Bring your own towel and toiletries. Please be neat!
For all rides the registration fee includes an end of ride buffet lunch and cold watermelon at Chelsea Fairgrounds from 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Volunteers will provide fresh fruit and beverages at snack stops as early as 7:30 AM. The routes pass through several small towns where additional food and drinks can be purchased. You are encouraged to stop, rest and take a break while replenishing your energy and making new friends! Chilled watermelon and lunch will be served to riders at the Fairgrounds at the end of the ride.
There will be restrooms and/or porta-john facilities at all designated food stops.
For a list of hotels/motels/campgrounds and a listing of special events, area attractions, and restaurants, see our Weekend in Ann Arbor page.
The people living along the One Helluva Ride routes are generally interested in the event and friendly to riders who give them the courtesy of riding to the right, obeying the traffic laws, and forming a single line to allow traffic to pass. Please review our Ride Decorum & Rules page.
Chelsea Fairgrounds (map)
20501 W Old US Hwy 12, Chelsea, MI 48118
I-94 Exit 159 North
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To order merchandise please follow the link above. A limited supply of merchandise will be available day of ride.