Barry-Roubaix Results

Will's paparazzi shot for his 3rd place
Great to see a lot of the AAVC riders out at the Barry-Roubaix race this past weekend. Members showing up in the results are listed below.

37 Rich Stark

35 MILE: MEN 20-29
3 William Cawthorn
9 Rob Peters
26 Anthony Byram

35 MILE: MEN 30-34
7 Alex Mettler
9 Ben Penner

35 MILE: MEN 50-99
28 Rob Pulcipher

35 MILE: WOMEN 35-99
6 Laura Johnson

3 Kathleen Tipler

Ann Arbor Spring Training Series

Check out the event website for all the details on the 2011 Ann Arbor Spring Training Series.

Registration open for Susan G. Komen Ride for the Cure, Aug. 6, 2011

A note from the Susan G. Komen Ride for the Cure® organizers....
Hello Michigan Cyclists!
I'm proud to announce that Registration is OPEN for the 2011 Susan G. Komen Ride for the Cure® - yes that's right, finally a cycling event! Join us to ride or volunteer August 6, 2011 in Ann Arbor....
This is our second year organizing the Ride and we are still excited by the sucess of last year's event. Beautiful 73 degrees, clear skies, and hundreds of riders and volunteers, survivors and family all together made it a fantastic day. The event was designed to make a BIG, BOLD impact and it exceeded expectations, raising almost $100,000 in donations, sponsorships and registration fees. 
The dollars raised are used to fund crucial screening, education, and survivorship programs to women who would not otherwise have access to these programs. 75% stays locally in Michigan towns! It is the passion and commitment of our Riders, volunteers, community partners and sponsors that allow us to fund these live saving programs. 
This year's event will again feature three Ride lengths (30, 60, and 100 miles) starting and ending in scenic Ann Arbor. It's a fully supported ride that is fun, challenging and rewarding for novices and experienced riders alike. Medical and mechanical support as well as entertainment, snacks and lunch are provided during the day, so you can sit back and enjoy the ride.
Registered Riders commit to raise at least $500 to benefit the Mid-Michigan Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.  All Riders will be provided easy online fundraising tools as well as a personal donation page on the Komen website to assist with their fundraising efforts. Each rider who meets or surpasses the $500 goal will get a custom ride jersey in time to wear it on the ride.
As a network of cylcing clubs, we hope that you can share our event with your membership via meetings, rides, facebook or websites. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have or send ride flyers if you'd like. Register online today!
Thanks for the help and I hope to see some of you there!
Hollie Pietsch
Rider Recruitment Chair, Susan G. Komen Ride for the Cure®

Ann Arbor’s Bike to Work Day (May 20)

Looking for Volunteers for Ann Arbor’s Bike to Work Day on May 20.

The getDowntown Program, in partnership with several local bike shops and bike groups, is planning a bunch of great events for Bike to Work Day, happening on May 20, 2011.

Here is your chance to volunteer to help out!

Volunteer Opportunities for Bike to Work Day 2011

  • Help lead a ride to the Bike to Work Day rally.  Rides should start at 7:00am or earlier and will leave from various locations in Ann Arbor and Ypsi
  • Help staff a Bike Commuting Station (various Ann Arbor locations) from 6:30am-9:00am.
  • Volunteer at the Bike to Work Day Rally from 8:00am-9:00am at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market.
  • Volunteer at the Community Bike Swap from 6:00-7:00pm at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market.

Please email Nancy Shore to let her know how you’d like to help out.  Want more information on what’s happening during Bike to Work Day?  Go to


Nancy Shore, getDowntown Program

New Club Email Forum

To help club members be able to communicate with each other, there is a new Google Group called the AAVC Forum. It is intended to enable club members to share race reports, ask questions, coordinate rides, plan travel to races, or any other club or cycling related topic. All current or recent AAVC members and many friends of the club should have recently received an invitation to join the AAVC Forum Google Group. If you did not, simply visit the group's website and use one of the links to apply for membership. Access is hand-approved so we can keep out the spammers.

Make-A-Wish Tour, July 2011

If you're interested in riding, volunteering, or donating to the Make-A-Wish Foundation's one-day or three-day Wish-A-Mile Bicycle Tour, check out their flyer. The event takes place July 28-31, 2011—or July 31 for the one-day ride.