Ann Arbor cycling/racing

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by Peter Gager, Apr 27, 2003.

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  1. Peter Gager

    Peter Gager Guest

    I am considering a move to Ann Arbor for an academic job. Can anyone fill me in on the racing scene
    there (i'm cat 4, masters)? What about cycling in general - i came across an old post that mentioned
    it is limited to 6 months out of the year. Are there any hills? Thanks Peter
     
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  2. Mdscat4

    Mdscat4 Guest

    check out the Ann Arbor Velo Club at aavc.org
     
  3. Jeff Potter

    Jeff Potter Guest

    Ann Arbor is a great town for a bike! You really don't want a car for in-town anything.

    The outskirts of town have what we called a Ring of Death of a few miles of nastiness, bad
    roads, traffic.

    To the NW about 5 miles out of town and then for the next 50 miles it's all great riding though.
    Hilly, pretty, quiet, safe.

    To the S it can be kinda nice for flat riding in farmland.

    AA has a good club and team scene with several levels. They used to have a fierce Thurs Nite ride of
    about 45 miles. Silly because it hurt race results but fun for nonracers. I hope they have it in
    control now.

    There's also good racing in the area every weekend.

    Yeah, winter cuts down on riding.

    Enjoy!

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