What a great November for cycling! Not too windy, not too cold, we've been pretty lucky these last few weeks! We thought we'd share a couple of organized rides coming up. This Saturday, November 14, Detroit Bikes! is hosting their Third Annual Java Junket. Starting Location: Biggby Cafe, 4501 Woodward Ave. just south of Forest Scheduled stops include Cafe 1923 in Hamtramck, Cafe con Leche in Mexicantown, 1515 Broadway Cafe Downtown and Good Girls Go to Paris Crepes in the Park Shelton. The ride starts at 9 a.m. sharp and will conclude at about 1 p.m. Ride length is about 18 miles. The cost is FREE, but riders are encouraged to bring cash to patronize the stops. Bonus: Biggby is offering a free apple cider donut with purchase of a grande beverage before the ride, so get there a bit early.
On Wednesday, November 18, Wayne County is hosting its annual Bike Through the Lights on Hines Drive. It's about a 10-mile ride previewing the great light display that lines Hines for the holidays. It starts at Merriman Hollow, which is off Merriman between Ann Arbor Trail and Warren. Lights and helmets are required. Onsite registration is $20 and includes a long-sleeved t-shirt. There are prizes for decorated bikes. Ride starts at 7 p.m.