Spend your summer on a bike in one of Outside Magizine’s Best Places to Live! Since 1993, Trailhead Bike Shop has offered bicycle tours, rentals, sales and service in beautiful downtown Ludington, Michigan. Seasonal positions are available as Bicycle Tour Guides, Mechanics, and Sales Reps from April through September, with a minimum 3-month commitment. Job descriptions and an application is available upon request. Call us at (231) 845-0545 or (231) 690-7328, or email Jeff@Trailheadbikeshop.com, to discuss the details.
Who wants to go for a little bike ride?
For the third year in a row the June 9 Love Ludington weekend will feature an attempt to break a world record (actually TWO this year). All we need is 1,500 folks with a bicycle, a helmet is strongly recommended.
The Shoreline Cycling Club is partnering with the Love Ludington committee and hopes to claim the records for the longest parade of bicycles (1,186) as well as the longest line of bikes in a row not moving (1,448). Thanks to the Mason Oceana Manistee board of realtors, Metalworks, House of Flavors, Smith and Eddy Insurance and Borema-Hamm Insurance for sponsoring this madness.
What? – Setting two Guinness World Records When? – Saturday morning, June 9th between 7:30 am and 11:30 am. Why? – Because we’re nuts. Where (and some more when)? – Oriole Field, Ludington, registration will be Friday night from 5-8pm near the ticket booth at the corner of Gaylord and Tinkham Avenue, morning of registration will be from 7:30am to 9:15am, ride will start at 9:30 am sharp and we should be done with the riders by 11. Who? – Anyone with a bike, and, preferably a helmet. The ride will be no more than 5 miles and the pace will be a very casual 8-9 miles an hour.
Parking Information, There will be some parking on the north side of Oriole Field off Lowell Street and the city streets east of where the Lakestride runners will park. You’ll have a bike so we think there should be parking downtown and on any of the streets east of Rath as well as the high school, St Simons and the Methodist Church said it’s fine to use their parking lots as overflow. Both are within a mile of the event start. If you’re an experienced rider that has the capability to ride to the event please do so.
The shop is open by appointment only while Jeff recovers from knee surgery, probably through the middle of April, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form to the right if you need something.
Shoreline Cycling Club members have completed their work on the 3.1 miles of Cartier Park trails and they are awesome. If you ride both sets of trails twice backwards you can get a 17.5 mile trail ride in, all within a just over a mile of downtown Ludington.
You can park anywhere downtown, the school parking lots, or there is a trailhead at the corner of Rath and Bryant and you can park at the Methodist Church on Bryant, see the map for both locations. If you like the trails be sure to sign up for email alerts for the Singletrack Showdown, a local race that raises money for the Shoreline Cycling Club.