Virtual Charity Bike Ride to benefit the “Friends of the Paint Creek Trail” – May 1 – May 31
We have adjusted this event due to COVID-19 safety precautions. We have taken this event virtual this year. Enjoy a 20-mile bike ride on the Paint Creek Trail on your own or at a safe distance with friends. Net proceeds benefit the Friends of the Paint Creek Trail.
Event Includes: Goodie bag (available to pick up at Oat Soda in Lake Orion – available from May 1 – May 31). It will include special offers from Oat Soda, Main St Bicycles, Paint Creek Cider Mill, Rochester Mills Beer Co and swag from Motor City Brew Tours.
Virtual Charity Bike Ride FAQs
What is included with my adult ticket? Goodie bag (available to pickup at Oat Soda in Lake Orion – available from May 1 – May 31). Net proceeds benefit the Friends of the Paint Creek Trail.
When does the bike ride begin? To keep everyone safe and not riding in large groups, we made this event a virtual charity bike ride this year. We suggest you ride the Paint Creek Trail at a time that fits your schedule. We will have a goodie bag to all paid riders available for pickup at Oat Soda in Lake Orion from May 1 – May 31, during normal business hours. Checkout their website for hours of operation.
What is the bike route and Where does the bike ride begin and where should I park? You are biking the Paint Creek Trail. Starting from downtown Rochester, we suggest you park in and around Rochester Mills Beer Co – 400 Water St, Rochester, MI 48307. They have parking directly behind the building. Other downtown Rochester parking lots include the Rochester Farmers Market and across from the Post Office & Rochester Public Library. You can bike to the trail from any of those lots and easily stop into Rochester Mills Beer Co for a pre or post ride drink. Just follow the signs to and from the paint Creek Trail. Starting from downtown Lake Orion, we suggest you start from Oat Soda – 197 S Broadway St, Lake Orion, MI 48362. Street parking and multiple city of Lake Orion parking lots are available.
More Virtual Charity Bike Ride Frequently Asked Questions:
Are children allowed on this ride?
With every paid adult ticket (for those 21 and older), one minor is allowed to attend the event. Only paid adults of legal drinking age will receive the goodie bag. Please keep in mind that there is not a SAG support vehicle for the ride, so any children need to be able to complete the ride with you.
How far do we bike and is it hard?
The main bike tour route is 20-miles round-trip if you bike from Rochester Mills Beer Co in downtown Rochester to Oat Soda bar in downtown Lake Orion and back or vice-versa. The entire trail is slightly uphill going to lake Orion and slightly downhill coming back. You can bike the route as far as you like and are not required to bike all the way to Lake Orion, but the goodie bag is ONLY at Oat Soda, so if you don’t bike all the up there, drive on over to Oat Soda at a later point to pick up the goodie bag.
What type of bike is recommended for this ride?
Mountain, comfort, or road bikes are fine for this bike route. You will be riding on rail trails that are paved, hard-packed rock and dirt surfaces. For your safety, helmets are strongly recommended for all of our events.
This ride is dependent on COVID-19 restrictions and the date and offering may change!
Do I get sent an actual ticket?
You will be sent a confirmation email after the checkout and payment. We will have the name you registered with on an event will-call list at Oat Soda in Lake Orion to pick up the goodie bag. No printed ticket is needed. Just show your ID. Available from May 1 – May 31.
Is my registration/ticket transferable?
Your reservation payment received by Motor City Brew Tours for tours, cruises, and charity rides are non-refundable and not transferable to other events. If you are unable to attend an event, tickets can be transferred to another guest. They just give your name at the event check-in. Please note: Due to COVID-19, all tour dates are subject to change. Should this occur, your reservation payment will be transferable toward another event or fully refunded.
Can I call you to make a ticketing reservation?
We do not make public tour ticketing reservations over the phone. When we schedule tours, online ticketing is available here.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? For more Info: [email protected] or call us: 248-825-3085.