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.


FRIDAY, April 12th AABTS Potluck & Business meeting 
@ The Grotto Club, 2070 W. Stadium, Ann Arbor 

Set up and socialize 6:00 pm.
Dinner 7:00 pm.
Board of Directors election 8:15 pm 
Beer, wine, coffee, ice water furnished.  
Bring dish to pass to feed 6. No munchies, they will be furnished by AABTS.
Bring your own table service. 

WHAT: Family Ride from Dexter to Hudson Mills Metropark
WHEN: Sunday, April 7th, 10AM.
WHERE: Meet Mill Creek Park, Dexter, MI
See Ride Calendar for detailshttp://www.memberleap.com/Calendar/moreinfo.php?eventid=16318

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.


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

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Ride Calendar

Events Feed


AABTS Democratic Rides (Sundays 10:00am AND 1:00pm)

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Far East Fringe Sunday Morning Democratic Ride

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


Chelsea Ride (Mondays 9:00AM)

March 25, 2019

This is a ride for all levels with destinations of Grass Lake,Munith, Pleasant Lake and Stockbridge....