Michigan Recumbent Rally - West
The annual Michigan Recumbent Rally - West takes place Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, from 10 a.m to 2:30 p.m. at the Western Michigan University College of Engineering parking lot on the Parkview Campus in Kalamazoo. If it rains, we will use the lower (and dry) level of the adjacent parking structure.
Join other recumbent fans for test rides and information on recumbent bikes and trikes.
Enthusiasts are welcome, along with anyone who is curious about these cycles. Hard to find in bike shops, this free event will feature a variety of recumbent pedal-powered machines, most available for test rides on the low-traffic campus road network. If you are a recumbent owner in the area, please bring it and share your experiences.
To get a flier, which includes a map, go to www.wolverbents.org, then scroll down to "special events."
Many attending the rally will participate on Sunday in the Vineyard Classic Bicycle Tour, which starts in nearby Paw Paw and is part of that community's annual Wine and Harvest Festival.
Registration is from 7 to 9 a.m. and participants have a choice of 20, 40 or 60-mile routes. For more information, go to www.wineandharvestfestival.com/tour.htm.
For more information about the rally, contact Paul Pancella at (269) 373-5413 or Paul.Pancella@WMich.edu.