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Mr. Bike & Ski

Mr. Bike & Ski: Tuesday Road Ride

Tuesday July 18th 2023 Runs from Tuesday May 30th 2023 thru Tuesday September 5th 2023

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Mr. Bike & Ski
1016 Ludington St. Escanaba, MI


Cost:  Free Admission

Web:  click/tap

Tel:  (906) 786-1200

join us for a group ride!

Our group rides are open to all adult riders and skill levels. We prefer beer-drinking, and dog-loving folks but ultimately want to grow our community of cool people, doing cool things. Come as you are! We usually end the ride at a local pub.

The Mr. Bike Group Rides begin the Tuesday and Wednesday after Memorial Day and end the Tuesday and Wednesday after Labor Day. For the 2023 season, the dates start May 30th through September 6th meeting at 6pm either at our local downtown shop or at the Days River Pathway Trailhead.

All riders are required to wear a bike helmet and select rides require the appropriate bike. First and foremost, our group rides offer folks an opportunity to gather with like-minded outdoor lovers. Our intention is to create an environment that gets riders comfortable with riding on the road or trail by learning appropriate hand signals and road riding etiquette that keeps riders and drivers/trail users safe. Our group rides will help you gain confidence with riding on your own by learning about tool kit essentials you would want to have in your ride pack in the event you get a flat or need a quick fix.

Remember to check out the Mr. Bike Group Rides page on Facebook for reminders and details about the current week's ride!

Tuesday Road Ride

All of our road ride groups require a road bike. If you are uncertain what a road bike is, more than likely, you do not have one. Road bikes are bicycles designed to take you as far and as fast as your legs can manage on paved surfaces. The road bike gets its name from the terrain it is designed to be used on – the road. Interested in the road bike lifestyle? Fantastic! Come see us and we’ll tell you everything we know.

12 Mile Group - Old State Road Route

The 12 mile group is for beginner riders that ride approximately 12 miles, averaging 10-14 mph. The 12 mile group is lead by owner Heidi or a Mr. Bike and Ski crew member. We recommend arriving at 6pm to allow time to interact with your group and to ensure your bike is good to go. A helmet and road bike are required.

25 Mile Group - M35 Route

The 25 mile group is for intermediate riders that ride approximately 25 miles, averaging 15-19 mph. The 25 mile group is lead by owner Adam or a Mr. Bike and Ski crew member. We recommend arriving at 6pm to allow time to interact with your group and to ensure your bike is good to go. A helmet and road bike are required.

40+ Mile Group

The 40+ mile group is for advanced riders that ride 40+ miles, averaging 20+ mph. The route typically varies from week to week and does not typically lead by a Mr. Bike and Ski crew member. A helmet and road bike are required.

Wednesday Cruiser Ride

Join Mr. Bike and Ski every other Wednesday for a casual and fun bike ride around beautiful Ludington Park! Helmets are required and any ole bike will do! The meeting location is in the back lot behind our shop. The group ride will leave promptly at 6:00pm but come before, score some free air and get acquainted with the route and group ride leaders. Afterwards, stick around and mingle with other riders for a beer and a grill out behind our shop.

Wednesday Mountain Ride

Let’s get more folks biking on the trails! Join us at Days River Pathway for a mountain bike ride every other Wednesday. This ride is best suited for folks that are first-timers, newer to mountain biking or new to riding with a group. Meet at the trailhead parking lot at 5:45pm, the group ride will leave promptly at 6:00pm. The group is lead by owners Heidi and Adam or a Mr. Bike and Ski crew member. A helmet and mountain bike are required.

Got Questions?

Please stop in to chat! Mr. Bike and Ski does inclusive really well. We absolutely love helping and meeting people wherever they’re at in their biking journey.

Looking for more group Stuff?

If you are looking for additional group activities in the outdoors, we encourage you to connect with our outdoor community. These groups provide opportunities for group rides or other outdoor activities, including volunteer and membership opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. 

Annual events in Escanaba

Are you uncertain when to plan your trip to the Bays de Noc? Check out some of our popular annual events and come during your favorite! 

Rapid River Relic Ride

Each year, this vintage snowmobile ride, show and swap happens in the last weekend of January. Do you have an older sled yourself? Come join the fun! The group also makes announcements on their Facebook page

The Big Freeze Ice Fishing Derby

In February, this ice fishing derby invites anglers to the Walleye capital of the world. The bigger your catch, the better the prize! Find updated information as the event nears on our Big Freeze Ice Fishing Derby page

Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day Celebrations

Spend your long weekend in the Bays de Noc and celebrate our country with us! Plan for parades, picnics, live music, fireworks, food and more. Search the event calendar for these specific weekends to find each municipality’s plans. 

Kruisin' Klassics

As June approaches, the classic cars cruise into the Bays for the Kruisin’ Klassics Car Show and Swap Meet at the U.P. State Fair Grounds. Peruse the vehicles on display, see who wins best in show awards, test your own speed in a fun run and stick around for the grand finale — a parade!

Fayette Heritage Days

This August event at Fayette Historic State Park and Townsite celebrates the “hey-day” of Fayette as a bustling iron smelting town. Activities include period displays, food, music and a historic baseball game —1860’s style. And you will be invited to play! 

U.P. State Fair 

Since 1928, the Upper Peninsula State Fair has delighted folks from all over as they experience and celebrate the unique culture of Michigan’s U.P. It’s seven days of thrilling rides, enthralling grandstand shows and lots of blue ribbon fun. 

Yooper Fest

Celebrating Yoopers! Each September, join others on Ludington Street in downtown Escanaba as they visit vendors, play games, eat delicious food and enjoy live music and more. 

Holiday Events

Plan your winter trip around these annual holiday events

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