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.


The new Freer-to-RR Tracks segment B-to-B Trail is almost open. This week workers have been installing the asphalt paving surface over the stone foundation, and the bridge over the Mill Creek will be completed soon.


Dexter-Chelsea Rd CLOSED at Amtrak crossing west of Lima Center Rd, 6/24 - 6/28 for Railroad crossing maintenance. 
Detour map


One Helluva Ride!
43rd Annual - Saturday, July 13, 2019

Order OHR Merchandise now at the link below. Online orders accepted until May 10th.
The jersey is sure to become a collector's item. A great value at only $65.
You do not have to register for the ride to order merchandise.
An OHR embroidered patch will be given to the first 1000 registered participants.

AABTS One Helluva Ride Merchandise Store 

You may view all merchandise for sale here


Island Lake Trail Grand Opening And Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 

Saturday, June 8 at 10:00 am

Green Oak Village Place Mall near J C Penney (9608 Village Place Blvd., Brighton MI 48116)
Details here


Huron River Drive CLOSED June 2, 2019

Huron River Dr between Mast Rd and Ann Arbor City Limit
Rolling road closure for the Dexter Ann Arbor Run
6/2 approx. 7:50 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Baker Rd between Shield Rd and Dan Hoey Rd  -  Rolling road closure - Dexter Ann Arbor Run  -  6/2 8:15 - 8:35 a.m.
Shield Rd between Parker Rd and Baker Rd  -  Rolling road closure - Dexter Ann Arbor Run  -  6/2 8:25 - 8:40 a.m.
Parker Rd between Shield Rd and Dexter- Chelsea Rd -   Rolling road closure - Dexter Ann Arbor Run  -  6/2 8:35 - 8:45 a.m.
Dexter-Chelsea Rd between Parker Rd and Dexter-Pinckney Rd  -  Rolling road closure - Dexter Ann Arbor Run  -  6/2 8:35 - 8:50 a.m.

Michigan Mountain Mayhem Spring Classic Sat. June 15, 2019 Boyne City, MI

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.


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!




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Ride Calendar

Events Feed


Back Roads Ramble (Mondays 9:00am)

June 24, 2019

Ride Gravel roads to Independence Lake, Llama Farm and other low traffic destinations.
Start: Old...


Chelsea Ride (Mondays 9:00am )

June 24, 2019

This is a ride for all levels (A B, C) with destinations of Grass Lake, Munith, Pleasant Lake, and Stockbridge....


Dexter B2B Trail (Mondays 12 noon)

June 24, 2019

Ride Name: Dexter B2B Trail
Start Time:  12:00 noon
Location:    Trail...