46th Annual 100 Grand Bicycle Tour

The Wheelmen's original touring event travels throughout Kent, Ottawa, and neighboring counties. The proceeds from this ride provide nearly 50% of the Club's annual income to support activities year-round. The ride offers four distance options with rest stops approximately every 20 miles, great food, SAG service to assist with on-the-road repairs and emergencies, and Road Bike 101.

Volunteers ride free!

Questions about the ride? Email 100grand@rapidwheelmen.com

2019 Ride

46th Annual
100 Grand Bicycle Tour
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Start Location and Times

Start Location: West Side Christian School, 955 Westend Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI 49504


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6:45 - 9:30 AM: Registration. Course opens at 8:00 AM.
8:00 AM: Road Bike 101
8:00 - 9:00 AM: Century route start.
All Century riders must start by 9:00 AM.
8:00 - 9:00 AM: Metric route start. All Metric riders must be started by 9:00 AM.
8:00 - 10:00 AM: Half-Metric and Cruiser routes start. All Half-Metric and Cruiser riders must be started by 10:00 AM.

Lunch and Rest Stops

Lunch is provided for ALL registered riders: BBQ sandwiches, pita wraps (with vegetarian option), tons of fruit, soda, homemade cookies, and other snacks. Metric and Century riders enjoy lunch out on their routes. Half-Metric and Cruiser riders have lunch at the school at the conclusion of the ride.

Rest stops are every 20 miles or so along each route and are stocked with homemade cookies, fruit, snacks, Gatorade, and water. Cruiser riders have a rest stop near their half-way point.

Registration

Register Online at BikeReg.com

  Single Family
Member $25 $45
Non-Member $30 $55
Prices go up by $10 May 1st!

 

To register by mail send a check to:

100 Grand
Rapid Wheelmen
PO Box 1008
Grand Rapids, MI 49501

Along with the following info for each rider:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Emergency Contact Name/Phone

Mailed entries MUST be postmarked by May 25th!

Rider Safety

Helmets are required for every rider on a club ride or event. Riders under the age of 16 must ride with an adult. Headphones should not be worn while riding.

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?)

 

Routes:

Century: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26696424
Metric: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26696454
Half-Metric: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26696445
Cruiser: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26696441

 

Road Bike 101

A special feature of the 100 Grand, Road Bike 101 is for cyclists of all ages who are wary of road riding but enjoy cycling trails and neighborhood streets. RB 101 riders join small groups with experienced Rapid Wheelmen Club roadies in the 100 Grand Half-Metric ride. You will build confidence in riding on the road and learn the basic "rules of the roadie" for cycling singly or in groups on our challenging but scenic route -- complete with hills both up and down! You will learn bike handling skills to help you no matter what types of riding you do. RB 101 riders must be able to ride the approximately 35-mile course in 3 to 4 hours.