Worst Day of the Year Ride 1/22/17

The weather outside is frightful, but a bike ride is so delightful. Bundle up and join us on a festive, winter ride around the streets of Ann Arbor.

The fourteenth annual Worst Day of the Year Ride will take place on Sunday, January 20th 2019. This FREE event always promises to be a fun filled, snowy day of riding. We will offer a variety of routes for you to choose from including:

  • Polar Bear Ride - 40 miles  12:30pm
  • Polar Cub Ride - 20 miles  1:00pm
  • Mountain Bike/Dirt Road - 16 miles 1:15pm (ride dependent on dirt road conditions)
  • Abominable Snow Man Ride - Fat Bike Only loop 1:30pm (ride dependent on trail conditions)
  • Reindeer Ride - 12 miles  2:00pm

(Helmets are required on all rides)

All rides will be led by ride captains and will be at a casual pace. The Polar Bear ride will have a fast group leading the charge with moderate paced ride captains following the faster riders. You will be provided with route maps on the day of the event. All rides leave from the Kerry Town Farmer's market, where Zingerman's Deli will be providing hot chocolate and pre-ride treats while you check in for your ride. We end the ride at the Conor O'Neill's where there will be free hot soup, valet bike parking (until 5pm), and cash bar. A full menu will also be available for those that want to purchase additional food.

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