Welcome to the Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society

The Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society has been active in Ann Arbor and the surrounding communities for over forty years. We organize numerous rides each week for cyclists of many different skill levels and interests.  Our signature event is the long running "One Helluva Ride" which takes place each year in July.

We also support, and many of our members are active in, numerous cycling advocacy, safety, and charitable groups throughout the greater Ann Arbor area.  Look at the rest of our site for rider guidelines and calendars, and bicycle news in general.

Hope to see you at one of our rides soon.


Michigan Mountain Mayhem Spring Classic
The Spring Classic is always held on the third Saturday of June and is limited to 1,500 riders. It is a road bike event and is a timed challenge ride on the toughest terrain Michigan has to offer and will test you both mentally and physically. It is one of the most grueling and challenging rides you will ever participate in.  Four routes to choose from: a 50K teaser, a 100K metric century, a 160K, (100 mile century), and for those who dare… a 200K double metric with almost 10,000 feet of climbing!
Event fees are $75 and all riders will receive an awesome goodie bag, which will include a Michigan Mountain Mayhem t-shirt and free swag from their sponsors.
Registration opens Jan. 12. Register now, as the event sells out in 2 or 3 days.


Give Now to B2B

Still looking for that unique holiday gift? This beautiful poster, commissioned by Katherine Larson, captures so many special spots in Washtenaw County and is sure to brighten any wall space! Now available for purchase framed or unframed. She is generously donating proceeds to the B2B Trail! Give a gift that gives back! Illustrated poster of the B2B Trail is now available for purchase. The artist, Katherine Larson, is donating 100% of the proceeds to the B2B. Over 700 private donors are making this trail happen to provide a safe and scenic trail connecting 6 cities in Southeast Michigan. It's a great cause. Check it out.


Do you know about the Lexus Velodrome (601 Mack Ave., Detroit, Mi 48201)?


Will McWhirter Reaches 100,000 Miles


Gravel Road Maps and Biking Routes - Gravelmap
Gravelmap is a tool for finding and sharing local gravel roads for biking, gravel grinding, exploration and more.


Get the AABTS Mobile apps for iOS (Apple iPhones) and Android devices are ready to install and use on your mobile devices - phones and tablets.

You may follow the link appropriate to your device below to begin installation:

 iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=1236283590&mt=8
 Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.memberleap.AABTappforaabt 



 Discover the Power of the Pedal

The links above will take you to more information about our club. Go to our ride calendars page to view our schedule of rides. We invite every cyclist to become a member; however you are not required to be a member to participate in an AABTS ride. New club memberships purchased after September 1 of any year are good through December 31 of the following year. Come ride with us!




News Feed

Wahoo CEO Details Fixes for Issues Surrounding KICKR 2018 & KICKR CORE

January 22, 2019
Since the Wahoo KICKR 2018 and KICKR CORE were announced back at Eurobike 2018 (in July), it hasn’t entirely been smooth sailing...

Construction of new Border-to-Border trail segment begins this month

January 18, 2019
The 1.2-mile segment of the Border-to-Border path will begin at the Dexter-Huron Metropark and end at the Zeeb Road and Huron River...

73-year-old Ann Arbor cyclist rides his seventh continent: Antarctica

January 06, 2019
After riding on six of seven continents, cyclist Al Newman said he’d just about given up on getting to ride Antarctica, the snowy,...

Huron Waterloo Pathways 2018 Year-End Report

December 15, 2018
2018 has been an amazing year for everyone involved with the Border-to-Border (B2B) Trail and the Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative...

11 Things That Happen When You Ride All Winter

December 11, 2018
You’ve made the commitment to tough it out and keep riding right through the winter this year. It won't be easy, but you can...

Wind Chill Chart for Winter Cyclists and Ice Bikers

December 11, 2018
Note that bike speed into still air is the same as wind speed. Cyclists are often moving at 15mph even on very cold days. A quick glance...

Ride Calendar

Events Feed


Far East Fringe Thursday Democratic Ride (10:00am)

January 24, 2019

Ride Hines Park or alternate route on roads west of Plymouth.  Start time 10:00am.


Far East Fringe Friday Democratic Hines Ride

January 25, 2019

Ride along Hines Drive.  Riders choose destination and ride leader to report Club miles ridden.


Far East Fringe Saturday Democratic Ride

January 26, 2019

Ride scenic Hines Drive (20+ miles) and the roads west of Plymouth (30-50+ miles).
Riders choose...


Dexter Breakfast Ride Winter Edition (Saturdays 10:00AM and 1:00PM)

January 26, 2019

Dexter Breakfast Ride Winter Edition (Democratic Ride)
AABTS’s most popular ride follows...