Events

Please consult links below for details to local events in our community.  Some events require pre-registration, membership, fees, specific gear such as bike helmets, etc.  You can also find many additional events outside (and inside our community) on the League of Michigan Bicyclists popular Michigan Ride Calendar.  Make sure you also check out rides sponsored by the local bike clubs and shops by visiting their web pages.

Use your favorite search tool to find the latest information about popular events such as the Melting Mann and Barry-Roubaix (March) gravel/dirt road races,  Yankee Springs Time Trial (April) for mountain bikers, 24-hour National Challenge (June) on-road endurance event, DALMAC Lansing to Mackinaw bicycle tour (starts late August), Fall Fondo gravel road event (October) and the many triathlons, time trials, road races and century rides held outside our immediate community but within fairly easy reach.

“Mass-start” events aren’t the only way to participate in a bicycling event, locally.  Did you know that the greatest number of Randonneurs USA (RUSA) approved “permanent” randonneuring routes in Michigan start out of Portage and Kalamazoo? These long distance (100k+) self-supporting routes can be ridden locally for RUSA’s awards almost year-round — more or less on a date and time of your own choosing.  See RUSA for more information and the “Where to Ride” tab or go here for some local randonneuring routes. The Ultra-Marathon Cycling Association (UMCA) gives a “Year Rounder” and other awards for 90+ mile rides submitted via GPS logs (which can start right from your front door if you want); see UMCA‘s web site for more information.

If you know of a bicycling event in our community that is not listed below, please use our Contact form to let us know!  We regret that only events that can be linked to a web page and are within our local Metropolitan Planning Organization can be listed; we reserve the right to post events at our sole discretion.  For additional ideas and events, try browsing the links on our Clubs, Teams & Organizations tab and our Resources>Organization-National & Other page.

Note: Links and web pages for events older than today’s date may have changed.  Links are almost certainly out of date for events in previous years.  Event promoters – please notify us about your current local events that meet our listing criteria.  Not responsible for errors on this page or the events themselves.

2017

XTERRA Fort Custer – September 25, 2017 – Augusta, MI (off-road tri- and duathlan)

36th Annual Vineyard Classic Bike Tour – September 10, 2016 – Paw Paw, MI

Kids Get Active Triathlon – August 12, 2017 – Portage, MI

Shermanator Triathlon – August 5, 2017 –  Augusta, MI

BTR Park Bike Race – July 9, 2017 – Kalamazoo, MI

Men’s and Women’s Bike Racing Clinic – July 8, 2017 – Kalamazoo, MI

Women’s Cycling Clinic – July 8, 2017 – Kalamazoo, MI

Kalamazoo Scenic Bicycle Tour (KalTour) – June 25, 2017 – Kalamazoo, MI

Gull Lake Triathlon – June 24, 2017 – Hickory Corners, MI

Kalamazoo Scenic Bicycle Tour (KalTour) – June 25, 2017 – Kalamazoo, MI

Tour de Taylor – June 10, 2017 – Mattawan, MI

Kal-Haven Trail Tour – May 20/21, 2017 – two day overnight event

Bike-a-Palooza – May 20, 2017 – Kalamazoo, MI

Kalamazoo County Ride of Silence – May 17, 2017 – Portage, MI

Bicycle Safety Adventure – May 13, 2017 – Portage, MI

Kal-Haven Trailblazer – May 13, 2017 – Kalamazoo, MI (closest start location)

Kalamazoo Bike Week – May 13-21, 2017 – click on link for many events and locations (too many to list here)

KBC Bike Camp – May 10, 2017 – Portage, MI (start of 4 sessions)

Fort Custer Stampede – May 3, 2017 – Augusta, MI

BikeTheZoo – April 3, 2017 – Kalamazoo, MI (1st of rides held first Monday each)

Kalamazoo Bicycle Club – March 13, 2017 – (start of ride season; each weekday; various start locations)

Tune Up University – January 25, 2017 – Kalamazoo, MI  (1st of 4 sessions)

Wine, Women & Wheels – January 12, 2017 – Portage, MI

Tune Up University – January 11, 2017 – Kalamazoo, MI  (1st of 4 sessions)

2016

8th Annual Fall Color Cruise – October 9, 2016 – Kalamazoo, MI

RunUP Cyclocross Race – October 2, 2016 – Kalamazoo, MI

Kalamazoo Tweed Ride – October 1, 2016 – Kalamazoo, MI

RunUP Cyclocross Race – September 25, 2016 – Portage, MI

35th Annual Vineyard Classic Bike Tour – September 11, 2016 – Paw Paw, MI

Kids Get Active Triathlon – August 13, 2016 – Portage, MI

Shermanator Triathlon – August 6, 2016 –  Augusta, MI

Gull Lake Triathlon – June 25, 2016 – Hickory Corners, MI

Kalamazoo Kids Tri – June 16, 2016 – (north of) Kalamazoo, MI

Peace-Pedal-Pray Ride for Kalamazoo – June 12, 2016 – Kalamazoo

Tribute Ride of Silence for Kalamazoo Bicycle Tragedy – June 8, 2016 – Kalamazoo, MI

Double Time Triathlon/Duathlon/Aquabike/Relay – May 28, 2016 – Vicksburg, MI

Ladies Mountain Bike Skills Clinic – May 22, 2016 – Augusta, MI

Open Roads Bike-a-Palooza Education Fundraiser – May 21, 2016 – Kalamazoo, MI

Bell’s to Bell’s Ride – May 21, 2016 – Kalamazoo, MI

Ride of Silence – May 18, 2016 – Portage, MI

“Local Bicycling Developments – 2016 & Beyond” – May 18, 2016, Portage, MI

Kalamazoo Bike Week – May 14-21, 2016 – many events and locations

Fort Custer Stampede – May 1, 2016 – Galesburg, MI

Tune Up University – January 20, 2016 – Kalamazoo, MI (1st of four sessions)

Fat Bike Demos and Drag Race – January 16, 2016 – Kalamazoo, MI

Pedal Wednesday Night Fat Bike Rides – continuing in 2016 – seasonal Portage location shop ride

Tune Up University – January 2, 2016 – Kalamazoo, MI  (start of 4 sessions)

2015

Culver’s Frozen Custer Fat Bike Race – December 19, 2015 – Fort Custer (Galesburg), MI

Pedal Wednesday Night Fat Bike Rides – begin December 2, 2015 – seasonal Portage location shop ride

RunUP Cyclocross Race – October 18, 2015 – Parchment, MI

2015 Fall Color Cruise – October 11, 2015 – Kalamazoo, MI

Arcadia to Arcadia Adventure – October 4, 2015 – Kalamazoo, MI

Tweed Ride – October 3, 2015 – Kalamazoo, MI

RunUP Cyclocross Race – September 27, 2015 – Portage, MI

Pedal to Your (Yoga) Mat – September 13, 2015 – Kalamazoo, MI

Michigan Recumbent Rally West – September 12, 2015 – Kalamazoo, MI

Brickyard Vintage Bicycle Show – August 29, 2015 – Kalamazoo, MI

Girl’s Best Friend Triathlon – August 15, 2015 – Vicksburg, MI

Kids Get Active Triathlon – August 8, 2015 – Portage, MI

Sherminator Triathlon – August 1, 2015 – Augusta, MI

Miller Energy BTR Criterium Race – July 11, 2015 – Kalamazoo, MI

The Sheep Ride – July 11, 2015 – Kalamazoo, MI

Kalamazoo Scenic Bicycle Tour (KalTour) – June 28, 2015

Gull Lake Tri – June 27, 2015

Pop-Up Bike Lane Test of KRVT Connector – June 18-21 – Kalamazoo, MI -(give feedback  at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/V988P95)

Tour de Taylor – (Make-A-Wish Foundation charity ride) – June 13, 2015

Kids at Custer Tri – June 11, 2015

Bikers’ Blessing – June 6, 2015 – Kalamazoo, MI

Double Time Triathlon/Duathlon/Aquabike/Relay – May 30, 2015 – Vicksburg, MI

Bicycle Safety Adventure (Safe Kids) – May 30, 2015 – Portage, MI

Bike-a-palooza – Open Roads Project Fundraiser – May 16, 2015

10th Annual Bike Camp Orientation Meeting – Kalamazoo Bicycle Club – May 13, 2015 (+ next four Saturday mornings)

Ride of Silence Tribute – May 13, 2015 – Portage, MI

Strategic Plans for Bicycling (Public Presentations) – May 13, 2015 – Portage, MI

Kal-Haven Trailblazer – May 9, 2015 – Kalamazoo/Van Buren Counties

Kalamazoo Bike Week 2015 – May 9-16, 2015  (too many events to list here; click on link for more)

Fort Custer Stampede – May 3, 2015 – Fort Custer Mountain Bike Trails

Bike Swap – April 12, 2015 – Kalamazoo, MI

Kalamazoo Bicycle Club Rides (scheduled most weekdays March/April – season)

2014

Links may not be current for older events.

Bicycle Safety Adventure – August 23, 2014 – Portage, MI – Safe Kids of Kalamazoo County and Portage Dept. of Public Safety sponsored event; free T-Shirt and helmet to first 100 child participants

Girl’s Best Friend Triathlon – August 16, 2014 – Vicksburg, MI

Kids Get Active Triathlon – August 9, 2014 – Portage, MI

Kalamazoo Dream Ride –  August 9, 2014 – supporting the Kalamazoo Dream Center ministry for the poor and homeless

Sherminator Triathlon – August 2, 2014 – Augusta, MI

Wish-A-Mile 50 and 300 –  July 27, 2014 (50 miles) and July 24-27 (300 miles-fully supported), supporting Make-A-Wish of Michigan 

Miller Energy BTR Criterium Race – July 12, 2014 – Kalamazoo, MI

Kid’s Tri – July 11, 2014 – Portage YMCA

Kalamazoo Scenic Bicycle Tour (KalTour) – June 29, 2014

Gull Lake Tri – June 28, 2014

Tour de Taylor (Make-A-Wish Foundation charity ride) – June 14, 2014

Kids at Custer Tri – June 12, 2014

BFK Public Meeting (see MDOT-KATS-BFK-140507 Meeting) – May 14, 2014 – Community-wide bike route network; Governor’s vision for bicycling in Michigan – public invited

9th Annual Bike Camp Orientation Meeting – Kalamazoo Bicycle Club – May 14, 2014 (+ next four Saturday mornings)

Kalamazoo Bike Week 2014 – May 10-17, 2014  (too many events to list here; click on link for more)

Kal-Haven Trailblazer – May 10, 2014

Totally Spoked Spring into Biking – Open Roads Fundraiser – April 12, 2014

Kalamazoo Bicycle Club Rides (scheduled most weekdays March/April – season)

2013

Links may not be current for older events.

Kalamazoo Bicycle Club Rides (scheduled most weekdays April – season)

Kids Get Active Triathlon – August 10, 2013

Bicycle Safety Camp – August 6, 2013

Shermanator Triathlon – August 3, 2013

Gull Lake Triathlon – July 7, 2013

Kalamazoo Scenic Bicycle Tour (KalTour) – June 30,2013

Tour de Taylor – June 15, 2013

Kids At Custer Triathlon – June 12, 2013

Double Time Triathlon – June 1, 2013

XTERRA Last Stand Triathlon/Duathlon and Trail Run May 19, 2013

Kids Tri 4 Hope – May 18, 2013

Portage Ride of Silence  – May 15, 2013

8th Annual Bike Camp Orientation Meeting – Kalamazoo Bicycle Club – May 14, 2013 (+ next four Saturday mornings)

Kalamazoo Bike Week – May 11-18, 2013 

Kal-Haven Trailblazer – May 11, 2013

Kalamazoo Bicycle Club Dirt Road Ride – April 21, 2013

Monday Morning Cruisers on the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail – Mondays 9am, April – May 2013