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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.

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December 26, 2019
We have another bridge!
Border-to-Border Trail Bridge Slide

The second bridge for the B2B Trail in Dexter-Huron Metropark was successfully installed on Monday! The contractor fabricated a rail and roller system to slide the 220' long, 16' wide, 235,000 pound bridge approximately 25 feet into its final position. The slide process took about 2 hours.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=510263649589022&external_log_id=3cc756cf411ef0b6bef6ec6189076788&q=b2b%20trail

Although the bridges are in, the boardwalks are not connected to them yet so please refrain from using the trail until it is officially opened.

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Ann Arbor’s Transportation Plan Update

Dear Community and Advisory Committee Members,

Staff wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your engagement with the City’s Transportation Plan Update process this past year. As you can see on the project web page, we are making (good) progress with our work program. The Mobility in Ann Arbor Factbook available on the web page is a collection of interesting transportation facts for the public to gain insights on our current network. 

Also, please note our first Community Advisory Committee meeting in 2020 has been cancelled and rescheduled from the original date of January 16 to February 20, 2020. The meeting will commence at 9 a.m. in the City Council chamber located on the 2nd floor of Larcom City Hall, 301 E. Huron Street. Further information, including the agenda, will be forwarded as the meeting date approaches. All members of the public are welcome to attend CAC meetings, public comment time will be provided.

All persons are encouraged to participate in public meetings. Accommodations, including sign language interpreters, may be arranged by contacting the City Clerk's office at 734.794.6140; via email to: cityclerk@a2gov.org; or by written request addressed and mailed or delivered to:

City Clerk's Office
301 E. Huron St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Requests made with less than two business days notice may not be able to be accommodated.
Wishing each of you a safe and happy new year!

Respectfully,
Eli Cooper
Project Manager
ecooper@a2gov.org
 

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Gary Oak becomes the newest member of the elite 100,000 mile club.


Induction ceremony, September 7, 2019, at Wheeler Park

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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 

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 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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November 19, 2019
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AABTS Member Robb Pilkerton Died August 8, 2019

August 13, 2019
As some of you may have heard, Robb Pilkerton died unexpectedly this past Thursday, August 8th. We will be celebrating his life this...

Ride Calendar

Events Feed

 

Touring in Aotearoa (New Zealand) --- with Joe Pavlovich

January 24, 2020

Touring in Aotearoa (New Zealand) explore the remote but civilized islands of Aotearoa.  The starting...

 

Far East Fringe Friday Hines Democratic Ride

January 24, 2020

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

 

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

January 25, 2020

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

 

Far East Fringe Saturday Democratic Ride

January 25, 2020

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