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Another Chili Ride in Ypsi February 16th


Another Wheels in Motion FREE event for cyclists? You know it. Its winter people and anything we can do to motivate the masses to get out on their bikes, we're there. So grab your bike and lets ride! NO, this is not a race, its a RIDE. That doesn't mean you have to ride slow, just do what you do and be nice to other riders doing what they do.

Sunday, February 22nd is when it will go down. Starting at ABC Microbrewery near Depot Town, Ypsilanti. Ride your bike down and get some grub before the ride. If your driving in, there is plenty of parking in Depot Town and you can park up at the ABC Microbrewery and roll down to Depot Town (more info on the chili challenge as we get it). All routes will end at the Corner so you'll be all set.

Thanks to help from Tom Lennon & Bike Ypsi we have some good routes picked out. We have start times below and you can do with those what you want. We'll be at ABC Microbrewery handing out maps for the routes up until about 3:30pm. These times will give you enough time to ride and get back for the Chili Challenge (see below. Click on Route name for Map). If eating great chili and helping out a great charity is not your thing, you can roll off your bike and into the ABC Microbrewery, into your car, back home on your bike, or whatever.

1:30pm  28 Mile Route

2:00pm  12 Mile Route

3:00pm  4 Mile Route

We'll have Wheels in Motion gang and  some of the Bike Ypsi crew out on the rides leading the way and making sure no one gets lost.

At the Corner Brewery we'll have bike parking and the Wheels in Motion crew there to watch out for your rigs and keep would be bike thieves away while you eat your chili, drink your beer, or whatever.

There will be limited space for bikes at the Brewery so if you have a lock, please bring it and hook it up to the fence line to help conserve the space. If you are driving in and can stuff your bike back into you car after the ride, please do.

The crew watching the bikes will probably roll out around 6:00ish, so plan accordingly.

The Corner will offer Happy Hour drink prices for the duration of this event!

3-6pm February 22nd

Sponsored by SOS Community Services, this event brings the community together for a good cause and dishes out the best chili around.  All proceeds go to SOS Community Services.

The following locations will be participating in the Chili Challenge.

     Cafe Ollie
Each Location will be serving a veggie and meat option for a total of 12 chilis. The starting and ending point will be Woodruff's.
Cost of the Chili Challenge is $5 and all proceeds benefits SOS Community Services. The Chili Challenge will run from 3-5:30pm. The Winner will be announced at Woodruff's at 6:00pm.

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*Bikes will NOT be allowed inside of ABC Microbrewery.




Wheels In Motion - Bike Shop

3402 Washtenaw Ave.

Ann Arbor, MI 48104