49th 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 five routes with rest stops approximately every 20 miles, great food, and SAG service to assist with on-the-road repairs and emergencies.
Volunteers ride free!
Questions about the ride? Contact our Event Director listed below!
100 Grand Bicycle Tour
Saturday, July 1, 2023
Registration and the course open at 8am! Registration will be open until 2pm or so. We ask that folks be finished on the course by 4pm, and not start a new loop after 3pm.
Start Location and Times
Please notice our new start location! We'll be starting and finishing at Grant Pavilion at Secchia Meadows in Millennium Park.
Start Location: Grant Pavilion, 1415 Maynard Ave SW, Walker, MI 49534
Rest Stops and Party?!
Rest stops are every 20 miles or so along each route (unless otherwise noted) and are stocked with cookies, fruit, snacks, Gatorade, and water.
We will be trying something a little different this year. We will be having our much-delayed club 50(ish) Year Celebration! It was supposed to be in 2020, but some things came up, so celebrate with us this year. It will be combined with our first West Michigan Cycling Expo. Find out more at the Expo and Reunion page!
All our memberships are family/household memberships!
Any two or more folks from a household count as a single family entry.
(We will need a simple form filled out with everyone's name and age so we know who's on the road!)
Join the club for ride discount and other membership benefits!
All prices rise by $10 on May 29th
All prices rise by another $10 for day of registration
We would like to encourage pre-registration for planning, please preregister if you can.
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?)
Imperial Century - A classic 100 Grand route with rolling hills and farmland. Rolls through Lamont Conklin, Grant, and Kent City, and Marne before heading back to the start. 2023 100 Grand Century RideWithGPS Route
Metric Century - A 62 mile version of the full route with rolling hills and farmland. Rolls through Lamont, Conklin, and Marne before heading back to the start. 2023 100 Grand Metric RideWithGPS Route
Half Metric Century - A 62 mile version of the full route with rolling hills and farmland. Rolls through Lamont, Conklin, and Marne before heading back to the start. 2023 100 Grand Half Metric RideWithGPS Route
For those who use RideWithGPS, the routes can be viewed as a collection here:
2023 100 Grand RideWithGPS Route Collection
If you have any questions or comments about the event, contact the 100 Grand Event director, Evan Wilson