Berrien County Trike Rallyin Buchanan, Michigan
Human Powered Race America
June 21 - 22, 2014Fun racing on Saturday -- Beautiful Country ride on Sunday A higher resolution image is available for some pictures by clicking on the image.
On Saturday we race.
Here is where the Saturday racing will be.
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A Go-cart track out in the country to give you the " I'm a Gran Prix racer" feeling. Tight turns, slight rises, dips and sweeping corners.
|This is a trike only event conducted by the Human Powered Race America (HPRA).It is a beautiful facility for trike racing, and we'll have chip timing for all events. The racing day will include solo events, and events where you will race with a small group of similar strength racers.|
| 7:30 AM Gates will open
7:30 AM until 9 AM Registration, trike inspection will be open
9 AM until 11 AM Solo racing will be run
11 AM Group racing will begin and will continue (with a lunch break) through the afternoon. How long it takes to give everyone their fill of racing will depend on how many show up to race.
|Directions: The track is located 2 miles west of Redbud Trail on Miller Rd.
From the north: Take US 31 south to Snow Rd. Exit #13. Go (right) west for about a mile and turn (left) south on Redbud Trail (at stop sign.) Go about 4 miles south and turn right on Miller Rd (name on yellow Junction sign.)
From the south: Take US 31 north to US 12. Exit #3. Go (left) US 12 west for about two miles and turn (right) north on Redbud Trail (at traffic light.) Go through Buchanan (traffic light) and continue on Redbud trail for about 4 miles and turn left on Miller Rd (name on yellow Junction sign.)
From the west: Take US 12 east Exit #4a off Interstate 94 (4 miles from Indiana border). Go (right) east for about 16 miles and turn (left) north on Redbud Trail (second traffic light.) Go through Buchanan (traffic light) and continue on Redbud trail for about 4 miles and turn left on Miller Rd (name on yellow Junction sign.)
|The nearest restaurants are in Buchanan. There is a Pizza Hut, McDonalds, Subway, a chinese restaurant (mainly take-out) and a family restarant, all clustered up the hill to the east from downtown Buchanan. Downtown there are a couple of taverns the serve food, a pizza shop (generally only open evenings), a sub sandwich shop (only open lunch times but good sandwiches), an icecream shop, and about a mile west of town on the main drag (Front St.) is Sonny's Lounge, a place I frequent. All these places are about 5 miles (less than 10 minutes) away.|
|There is very little lodging in Niles or Buchanan so I suggest that you find lodging near the junction of Route 51 and the Indiana Toll Road (exit #77) or along Interstate 94 in St Joseph-Benton Harbor. There are lots of choices.|
The Azee Prize(Old person - young person team)
The Ceepee PrizeChild-Parent team
The fees are $25 for walk-in racing Saturday, $25 for walk-in ride Sunday. If you need to cancel or make any changes to your registration, email firstname.lastname@example.org .
On Sunday we ride.
|Sunday we join in a great local ride, the BCCS Bike Ride
The Berrien County Cancer Service Bike Ride is one of our annual major fundraisers. All proceeds from the bike ride benefit the Berrien County Cancer Service, Inc. Your registration fee and/or contribution will help us continue to provide nursing care and other support measures at no cost for those with cancer in Berrien County.
Come enjoy scenic Southwest Michigan on a bicycle. This area has farmlands, fruit orchards, and rolling hills with hardwood forests. There are 4 routes to choose from: 15 miles, 25 miles, 42 miles, and 100K.
The 15 and 25 mile routes are family oriented with flat terrain through farmlands with some rolling hills. The SAG stop is at scenic Hess Lake Park in Baroda.
The 42 mile and 100K routes have a more challenging terrain with steeper hills and many scenic views.
Our goal is to have all routes safe, smooth and scenic.
When and Where:
You will start and finish, from the Berrien County Cancer Service in Stevensville, Michigan. Riders may hit the routes between 7a.m. and 11 a.m. All riders must be off the routes by 2 p.m. The main group of Trike riders will plan to leave at 8 A.M. sharp to do the 42 or 62 mile route.
SAG stops with free healthy refreshments will be available throughout the ride. SAG wagons will follow all routes to provide limited support for the riders. Professional bike mechanics will offer repair services prior to the ride, as needed. SAG service will end at 2 p.m.
For your safety, every rider is required to wear an ANSI or Snell approved helmet. This ride is designed for those in good physical condition. Riders must be capable of riding the distance of their own choice.
From I-94: Exit 23, Red Arrow Highway, south. Follow Red Arrow Highway for approximately 4 miles. The Berrien County Cancer Service office (brown building) will be on the east side of the road at the corner of Linco and Red Arrow Highway.
From U.S. 31 Bypass: Take exit 15, Berrien Springs/Niles/St. Joseph. Turn north onto M-139 (Old U.S. 31) toward St. Joseph. Go approximately 1.5 miles and turn left onto Linco Road. Follow Linco Road until it ends at Red Arrow Highway, approximately 8 miles. The Berrien County Cancer Service will be on the south side of the road.