2018 Lenawee Bike Tour www.rotarylenaweebiketour.com will be held on September 22, 2018. This event is hosted and organized by the Adrian Noon Rotary http://www.adrianrotary.org. The Adrian Noon Rotary Club in Adrian, MI, is a vibrant, creative, and community-oriented club. We are growing our membership and financial capability with strong, locally committed business members who are working towards improving the quality of life within the communities we serve. Our mission is to constantly make a significant impact on the Adrian community and the world in which we live.
Our bike tour event features a combined program with road routes, a Family Fun Ride on the Kiwanis Trail, great food, spirits and community comradery. This event coincides with downtown Adrian’s Artalicious http://artalicious.org/ hosting more than 70 artists. Regional food, snacks, spirits and post-ride events will follow the conclusion of the day’s biking events. Individual and team awards will be presented for our FONDO participants, as well as individual awards, at that time.
Participants in the Tour / Fondo (chip timed ride) will enjoy road routes through Lenawee County. Participants in the Family Fun Ride will be on the Kiwanis Trail. These events with staggered start times will enhance a versatile experience for all ages and experience levels.
Four routes have been developed for our Fondo and Tour participants:
• The 100-mile route
• The 62-mile route
• The 40-mile route
• The 25-mile route
All four routes start and end at the Adrian Plaza located at 408 W. Maumee Street, Adrian, MI 49221.
o Well-marked roads with route-arrows
o SAG Support throughout routes
o All riders must wear helmets.
o Michigan law requires cyclists to ride as near to the right as practical, with no more than two abreast.
o Children 15 and under must be accompanied by a cycling adult.
Tour/Fondo Saturday Event – Adrian Plaza
Early sign-up – through August 30th Single Adult $55, Family* $100
September 1 – Day of Ride** Single Adult $65, Family* $125
* Immediate family with minor children.
** Day of Ride registrations will not include Goodie Bags / Event T-Shirt.
Family Fun Ride route:
This new family event is an out-and-back ride on the Kiwanis Trail starting at the Adrian Plaza with at least 4 event stops. This ride incorporates a scavenger hunt, a children’s book reading and other family friendly activities along the way. Planned activity stops include
• The Trestle Park Pavilion in Adrian
• The Kiwanis Trail Head on the corner of Bent Oak and Riverside Avenue
• Adrian Center for the Arts
• St. John’s Pavilion on the corners of N. Adrian Hwy (Rt. 52) and W. Valley Road, 3448 N. Adrian Hwy., Adrian, Michigan 49221.
Children 15 and under must be accompanied by a cycling adult.
Families are welcome to continue biking down the trail all the way to the Rotary Garden near Green Highway, Tecumseh.
Family Fun Ride Saturday Event – Adrian Plaza
Sign-up Family* $25
September – Day of Ride** Family* $25
* Immediate family with minor children.
** First 100 children registering will receive an Event T-Shirt.
For community events, hotel, restaurants, dining and commissary needs check out the Lenawee Now, our local Chamber of Commerce at:
Other community events include:
Artalicious Fine Arts Fair in Adrian, Michigan September 21 & 22, 2018.
Artalicious is the perfect mix of fine art, food, and entertainment. Featuring more than 70 talented local and regional artists, you are sure to find something that speaks to you. Many of our artists provide demonstrations of their craft. As you shop, your experience is complemented by talented entertainment sprinkled among the artist tents, non-profits booths, and hands-on art project tents. As visitors stroll they will enjoy entertainment, such as Harpist Caresse Boyers, Guiness Book of World Records setter, Erik the Juggler, acapella singers, barbershop groups, and more. The North Main Street Stage will still feature local groups and acts similar to last year’s fair, which included a poetry slam, high school and college musical groups, story yoga, and comedian to mention a few. This intertwining of art and entertainment is sure to make for an all-around, pleasurable, aesthetic experience.
Another addition is a new community partnership between Artalicious and the Adrian Armory Events Center, located half a block west from the West Maumee Street portion of the fair. Artalicious is thrilled to expand its base to include the Armory, which will host well-known entertainers on Friday at 8:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. These concerts, sponsored by Artalicious, will be free to the public. Friday night’s concert brings back the crowd-pleasing band Los Hermanos Villegas, a Tejano Band which fuses the musical stylings of folk and popular music originating among Mexican-Americans of South Texas. Saturday’s performance showcases "The Chairman of the Board meets the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll!" "Elvis"
impersonator, Matt King and "Sinatra/Rat Pack" style vocalist, Gary Sacco, will recreate the music and style of two American legendary favorites.
Bring a friend, make a day of it, and take advantage of the special food events and vendors on site. Located in the heart of historic downtown Adrian, Artalicious is an easily walkable district with plenty of free parking. The area has wonderful shops and restaurants surrounding the event as well as multiple hotels within a few minutes’ drive. Artalicious is a great way to spend the weekend relaxing and taking in all of the art and culture that the southeast Michigan region offers.
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This event is managed and promoted by Fun Promotions LLC, an experienced organization specializing in providing professional management and administration of timed biking events. "Our goal is to provide on time quality events that meet or exceed our racers, sponsors, and spectator expectations". http://www.funpromotions.com/index.html
All proceeds from the Lenawee Bike Tour (LBT) will be retained by Adrian Noon Rotary. Adrian Rotary is a member of the League of Michigan Bicyclist and supports the Michigan organization with a commitment to fund $1 Dollar per Rider program supporting the LMB and their efforts.
Lenawee Bike Tour – September 22, 2018 – Event Schedule
Friday evening Sept. 21, 2018: Early registration packet pickup downtown will be at the Adrian Armory, 230 W. Maumee Street, Adrian, MI 49221 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Look for the Rotary pop-up tent in front of the building. Parking is available on side or back streets. With your early pickup packet Friday evening, you will receive a coupon for a free beverage at Cotton Brewery, located within the Artalicious event downtown.
Saturday morning Sept. 22, 2018: Day-of-event registration packet pickup will be available at 7:00 a.m. at the Adrian Plaza parking lot at 408 W. Maumee Street, Adrian, MI 49221.
The Saturday ride start location is the Adrian Plaza, 408 W. Maumee Street, Adrian, MI 49221.
Starting times will be related to weather.
• Fondo and Tour participants: the goal is to get riders in the 100-mile event out at 7:30 a.m. and the 60-mile event out by 8:00 a.m. The 40-mile and 25-mile events will follow.
• The Family Friendly Ride will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a Safety Briefing by the Adrian Police Chief; the ride on the Kiwanis trail should begin around 9:30 a.m.
After the ride:
secure bike parking area will be available at the Adrian Armory, 230 W. Maumee Street, so participants can also enjoy the Artalicious event in downtown Adrian.
Downtown Adrian Artalicious web site link: http://artalicious.org/