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Mr. Bike & Ski

Mr. Bike & Ski

1016 Ludington Street
Escanaba MI, 49829

Tel: (906) 786-1200


Mr. Bike and Ski
Downtown Escanaba
TEL: (906) 786-1200

The local hub that connects people to an active lifestyle and outdoor community - Since 1985.
Service, Sales, Rentals, Gear Bicycles, Downhill and Cross Country Skis, Snowshoes, Snowboards

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 is 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.

  • May 31st

  • June 28th

  • July 26th

  • August 23rd

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.

  • June 14th

  • July 12th

  • August 9th

  • September 6th

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. 

Delta County Trail Users

This group is designed for trail users in Delta County to share information about trail conditions, coordinate group rides, hikes, ski and snowshoe outings and facilitate group engagement and discussion about trails.

Delta County Non-Motorized Trails

This non-profit group’s mission is to create and maintain sustainable non-motorized, multi-use trail systems in and connecting Delta County. DCNT works to expand recreational opportunities for residents and visitors.

906 Adventure Team

This non-profit group’s mission is to empower people to become the best version of themselves through outdoor adventure. Discover a community of kids and adults who believe in supporting each other and who are embracing a sport where there’s no bench. On 906 Adventure Team, everyone rides!

MISH Events Endurance Race Series

Experience the beautiful Lake Michigan Waterfront in Michigan's Upper Peninsula at one of their exciting endurance events. Events include a Waterfront Half or Full Marathon, 10K or Sprint Triathlon.

Delta County Century Ride

The Century Ride is designed to be enjoyable for all sorts of riders, regardless of their endurance level. Participants can choose from ride lengths of 100K, 78K, 40K, and 13K — it’s fun for the whole family.  No matter what route participants select they will be able to enjoy food, beverages and musical entertainment at a variety of rest stops during their ride.

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