Enjoy fall colors, various distances, a pancake breakfast, cookies and fruit at rest stops, and hot soup and bread for lunch while it lasts. Proceeds benefit local charities (usually bicycle related) as voted on by Rapid Wheelmen members.
Colorburst was started in 1983 by Craig Campbell, a Rapid Wheelmen member, as a memorial to Donna Ryskamp, who was killed on August 9, 1983, by a drunk driver while bicycling. Craig Campbell was killed when a drunk driver struck his motorcycle on August 29, 1987; Craig was driving the route for Colorburst before printing the map for the ride. Now in its 29th year, Colorburst continues to honor Donna and Craig, and has raised more than $100,000 for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and other local charities. (More Colorburst History)
Postmarked by September 12:
Postmarked after September 12 and day of event:
Long Sleeve T-shirt
Order when you register for $17 - must order by September 12 to guarantee a shirt. A limited number of shirts will be available for $20 the day of the event.
17, 30, 62, and 100 mile loops on rolling terrain. There are also 30 and 62 mile gravel road loops for riders looking for a challenge or a change of pace; the routes will be about 80% gravel road and use the existing rest stops (no SAG for gravel road routes).
Start Location and Schedule
Start Location: Fallasburg County Park, 1124 Fallasburg Road Lowell, MI 49331
Check-in and Pancake Breakfast: 8:00 - 9:30 AM
Shelter House: open until 4:30 PM
With 209 miles of course, and higher gas prices, we will have call-in SAG for emergencies and repair. For serious injuries, call 911. Special thanks to The Motion Initiative and Alger Cyclery for providing SAG and repair services. No SAG provided for gravel road routes.
Helmets required for everyone. Riders under age 16 must ride with an adult. No headphones.
Rules of the Road
Please note that this is a leisure tour, not a race, and that we are riding on open roads, not a closed course. Riders are responsible for following all state and local laws regarding road use. Please respect and be courteous of other riders and our fellow road users. (need a refresher?)
Thank You to our 2013 Sponsors