Worst Day of the Year Ride 1/22/17

The weather outside is frightful, but a bike ride is so delightful. Bundle up and join us on a festive, winter ride around the streets of Ann Arbor.

The twelfth annual Worst Day of the Year Ride will take place on Sunday, January 22nd. This free event always promises to be a fun filled, snowy day of riding. We will offer a variety of routes for you to choose from including:

  • Polar Bear Ride - 40 miles  12:30pm
  • Polar Cub Ride - 20 miles  1:00pm
  • Abominable Snow Man Ride - Fat Bike Only loop 1:00pm (This Loop CANCELLED due to trail conditions)
  • Mountain Bike/Dirt Road - 16 miles 1:30pm (ride dependent on dirt road conditions)
  • Reindeer Ride - 12 miles  2:00pm

(Helmets are required on all rides)

All rides will be led by ride captains and will be at a casual pace. The Polar Bear ride will have a fast group leading the charge with moderate paced ride captains following the faster riders. You will be provided with route maps on the day of the event. All rides leave from the Kerry Town Farmer's market and end at the Conor O'Neill's where there will be free hot soup, attended bike parking, and cash bar. A full menu will also be available for those that want to purchase additional food.

Register for the event
Routes & start times
Winter cycling information
Sponsorship Opportunities
Volunteer Sign Up

Prizes & Giveaways

In years past there have been giveaways and prizes, and that will continue for 2017. We've been in contact with local businesses & bicycle vendors to gather up as many prizes and giveaways for the event as possible. Prizes will be distributed at the after party by a lottery drawing of those who pre-register for the event.  We'll post up prize information as we have it.


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