Wheels in Motion is committed to promoting cycling and awareness all around Ann Arbor. We have been busy helping keep the cycling community vibrant. Here's a sample of what we've been up to this year:
THE WORST DAY OF THE YEAR RIDE
FAT BIKE SERIES
Wheels in Motion is the co-sponsor of the Fun Promotions Fat Bike race at Rolling Hills Park in Ypsilanti. 2014 was the first year for this event, and we look forward to a great turnout and continuing our involvement with future Fat Bike races.
ANN ARBOR BIKE FEST
THE ECO RIDE
Working with the theme of the event, Wheels in Motion offers SAG support for the event on bicycles. We are able to rally all of our staff and racing team to ride the event with tubes and tools to help with any mechanical problems.
Visit https://ecoride.ecocenter.org/ for more information about this great event.
ONE HELLUVA RIDE
The Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society (AABTS) presents this 30+ year old event every July and we are out in force for a day of scenic bicycle touring over tree-lined, paved roads in Washtenaw, Ingham, Jackson and Livingston counties.
Once again, our crew gathers to offer rider SAG support on bicycle in addition to the great motorized support crew the AABTS always has on staff for this event. Most of the routes travel through rural and recreation areas on beautiful rolling terrain, and vary enough to appeal to a broad range of bicyclists. We also man a service booth along the route, so be sure to stop be and say "Hi!"
Go to the AABTS website for all the details.
Bike Ypsi as a 100% volunteer community group in Ypsilanti Michigan. They operate under the mission that ANYONE can get on a bicycle- no fancy bikes, clothes, or gears needed. Bike Ypsi helps people learn how to ride safely, on the road, and in groups while having fun. So many people have helped by volunteering (leading rides, organizing rides, coming to organizing meeting, filling in the gaps on the day-of events, etc).
Visit Bike Ypsi for more information about their rides and events.
Navigate the streets of Ann Arbor and the aisles of grocery stores searching for specific food and personal items. Once you've found them and made your way through the checkout lines to the finish line, all of your food and personal items will be donated to Food Gatherers and Ozone House!
Programs to Educate All Cyclists' purpose is to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities by using cycling for transportation, integrated recreation, fitness, and therapy.
PEAC helps individuals with cognitive, physical, and emotional disabilities reach their cycling goals by providing:
In addition, PEAC strives to integrate cyclists with disabilities into the mainstream cycling community by giving them the skills necessary to participate in tours, races, and bicycle club rides.
Wheels in Motion staff has been involved in educating and training participants with riding skills and has committed extensive technical support towards the bicycles they ride.
AMERICAN RED CROSS
By working with our customers and local contacts we were able to organize bicycle donations for this project and we plan on expanding this contribution in the coming year. Read what they had to say.
THE BIGGEST LOSER
When we met Pete he had just finished with NBC and was beginning his new life. When he left the shop that day we had him set up with new bike and on his way to his new life. Since then we've continued to work with Pete as he changes the life of others through his "Lose It Fast, Lose It Forever" program.