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Weekly Time Trials

Time Trials are held May through August every Monday evening (except during holidays and severe weather) on a 15-mile course in Ada and are open to all members. Results are recorded each week and published online on this web page. Try to improve your time each week!

Questions? Contact Time Trials Coordinator


Course Records

Time Trials Rules

Fact Sheet

Instructions for First-Time Riders

Facebook Page

Time Trial Photos

Time Trials are very visible to the area residents. Please ride in a responsible and courteous manner. Remember, you represent your club.

Who Can Participate?

Time Trials are open to all Rapid Wheelmen members. Not a member? Sign up on-line! If you sign up on-line less than a week before you come to the Time Trials, please bring your payment confirmation. Or download a Membership Application and bring it with you to your first time trial

The Time Trials are truly for participants at any level of fitness. All that is required is that you put forth your very best effort. We welcome people who have never ridden in a race before as well as seasoned athletes. There is room for everyone. If you have never raced before or feel that you may be slower, you can arrive early and request an early start time so that you finish with the others. You will establish your own base time at your own fitness level. You can come back as many times as you like throughout the season and try to improve your personal best time.

How Does It Work?

Please read the Fact Sheet for important changes for this year.

  • We meet at the corner of Grand River and Buttrick in Ada, MI, in the Grand River parking lot of Ada Park.
  • Sign up is from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m or contact the time trials coordinator in advance after 4:00 p.m.
    You are also required to sign a release form. If you are slower or a novice rider, arrive early enough to sign up for an early start time.
  • You will be assigned a start time and number.
  • Report to the starting area at least 3 minutes before your start time.
  • The first rider starts at 6:30 p.m. After that, riders leave in 30 second intervals. No warm up or cool down on Grand River after 6:30 p.m.
  • The course is out and back for a total of approximately 15 miles, and the terrain is flat to gently rolling.
  • Ride on the right side of the road approximately 7.5 miles to the turn-around at the signal ahead sign. There is a big pink X in the middle of the road.
  • Turn only when traffic is clear and return.
  • Call out your number near the finish line. Once you have completed the Time Trial, do not cross the finish line again. To reach Buttrick by bicycle once you have crossed the finish line, go through the park.
  • The timer will give the times in the parking lot only after the last rider finishes. Do not approach the timer for your time.

Also see Instructions for First-Time Riders, Time Trials Rules and Fact Sheet for more details.


  • A securely fastened ANSI/Snell approved helmet must be worn at all times while riding on the course.
  • All riders must read and sign a release form.
  • Riders under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign the release form.
  • Riders under 13 must ride with a parent or guardian.


It takes a couple dozen volunteers to run the Time Trials for the 4-month season. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the time trials coordinator.


2016 Results

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May 01, 2017

May 08, 2017

May 15, 2017

May 22, 2017

June 05, 2017

June 12, 2017

June 19, 2017

June 26, 2017

July 03, 2017

July 10, 2017

July 17, 2017

July 24, 2017

July 31, 2017

August 07, 2017

August 14, 2017

August 21, 2017

August 28, 2017


Past Results

2016 Results

2015 Results

2014 Results

2013 Results

2012 Results

2011 Results

2010 Time Trial Summary

2009 Time Trial Summary

2008 Time Trial Summary

2007 Time Trial Summary

     2007 Time Trial Overall Results

     2007 Time Trail Category Results

2006 Time Trial Summary

2005 Time Trial Summary

2004 Time Trial Summary

2003 Time Trial Summary

2002 Time Trial Summary

2001 Time Trial Summary

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