Tour de Hops - Kalamazoo, MI

Tour de Hops
September 13, 2014 9:00 am

Kalamazoo, MI



Come out and enjoy a bike ride on rail-trails and backroads in West Michigan on this one day charity bike ride to support the American Lung Association. The bike ride will take from downtown Kalamazoo to bike along the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail.

Riders have two route options.  The longer ride will go from Kalazamzoo to  Paw Paw and then back to Kalamazoo. The shorter ride will go from Kalazazoo to Paw Paw.  Riders can end their journey there or choose to take a SAG wagon back to Kalamazoo.

Riders will start in Kalamazoo and take the trail west to the start of the Kal-Haven Rail-trail. We continue on the Kal-Haven trail west toward the town of Gobels for a scheduled SAG stop. The bike route then heads south to Paw Paw along backroads. We will have lunch and a beverage awaiting folks at Paw Paw Brewery. Riders will then have the option to either take a paid shuttle service back to Kalamazoo or bike the 28 miles back to Kalamazoo. At the conclusion of the bike ride, we will have a post-ride party arranged at one of the downtown Kalamazoo breweries. The total round-trip bike ride is 56 miles.