About the Celebration:

Click HERE to Register for the 22nd Annual Celebration of Cycling! If you would like to download a paper registration for the Celebration, click here!

In its inception, the Celebration of Cycling was the only fully inclusive ride in Michigan. 22 years later, we still believe that Everyone Can Ride; with routes ranging from 12 to 100 miles, cyclists of all abilities can participate in this great event!

Each year, we challenge our Summer Program students to meet their cycling goals. We encourage you to grab your friends, create a team and ride in the 22nd Annual Celebration of Cycling! In the past, we have been asked if there is any opportunity to pledge per mile; we are proud to say that the 21st Annual Celebration of Cycling will include this feature! Click Celebration 2013 pledge sheets for our pledge sheet and encourage your family and friends to help you meet your fundraising goals.

This year, the Celebration of Cycling is taking place on September 13th, 2014.

 

Frequently Asked Questions: 

What does this ride support?                                                         The Celebration of Cycling is PEAC’s fundraiser for the Summer Program. Each year, hundreds of students take part in our summer program to learn valuable cycling skills such as learning to ride a two-wheeled bike, entering the community on a tandem or learning to pedal and steer a tricycle. The Celebration of Cycling is a way for our students to showcase their skills to the community. Last year alone, PEAC was able to work with over 250 students in the community to help them reach their cycling goals and we couldn’t have done it without your support!

How can I register for this event?                                                   You can register for this event three different ways. You can register online at www.21celebrationofcyling.eventbrite.com, request a paper registration by emailing liz@bikeprogram.org or the day-of the event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?                            Yes, please bring your ticket to the event.

A group of my friends and I want to do this ride. Can we register as a team?   Of  course you can register as a team! You must register individually, but there is a registration question where you can enter your team name and captain name. Your team will be featured on our blog and the PEAC organization Facebook and the Celebration of Cycling Facebook event. So, grab some friends and we will see you on September 14th!

What is the refund policy?                                                                 All registrations are final and entry-fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

What does it mean to sponsor a cyclist?                                           With your help, all of our Summer Program participants receive a free registration for the Celebration of Cycling. Your sponsorship means that Everyone Can Ride!

Where exactly is this event?                                                               The event begins and ends at Warrendale Shelter in Hines Park.

The pavilion is located behind the HYPE Athletics building, which is located at 23302 W. Warren Ave. Dearborn Heights MI 48127

What are my parking options getting to the event?                   Parking will be available in front of the Warrendale Shelter in Hines Park.

What time does the event start?                                                     Registration begins at 7:30am and ends at 1:00pm.

If you going to be riding the 75 and 100 mile routes, please register by 10:00am.

Cyclists may begin riding at 7:30am.

What time does the event close?                                                     The event ends at 5:00pm.

Can I ride even  if I don’t have a disability?                                       At PEAC, we believe that Everyone Can Ride. The Celebration of Cycling is an event where people with and without can ride together to experience the joy of cycling. Please contact Liz at liz@bikeprogram.org or at 734-680-5573 if we can help with any accommodations that will make your Celebration great.

What are the routes that I can ride at the 21st Annual Celebration of Cycling?                     12 (traffic-free), 24, 35, 50, 75 and 100 miles.

I noticed that you have various routes, what if I register for one route, but change my mind the day of the event?                            That is perfectly fine! We will have maps for all of the routes available at the registration table and you can make up your mind that day for your route.

The 12-mile route is completely traffic free and is great for family riding. The other routes take place along Outer Drive. We will have the routes marked on the road with arrows, with A-frames on the side and maps will be available at registration.

Do I need to wear a helmet?                                                                Yes, all participants must wear a helmet.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?        Everyone can participate in the Celebration of Cycling. However, all students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a guardian.

My child is in the Summer Program. Is he/she really free for this event? How do I register myself and my family?                                 If your son or daughter is a participant in the 2013 PEAC Summer Program, then he/she will receive a free registration to the Celebration of Cycling. Each family member is $10 and will be given a code to register online.

What if my bike breaks down on the ride?                                   There is support on all of the routes if your bike breaks down. These vehicles will have SAG signs in their windows and have water, air pumps and tools to help you with an easy repair. The 6-mile closed route is patrolled by a bicycle that will help you with any of your needs.

Is there going to be food at this event?                                         There are 6 rest stops at the event: 3 snack stops and 3 lunch stops.

Each rest stop is marked along the route with arrows and signs and also on the map for ease of locating. Each rest stop will have refreshments, cookies, granola bars and fruit. The lunch stop has everything the snack stop has to offer plus the addition of sandwiches.

This looks like a pretty cool event. How can I (or my company) sponsor this event?                                                                                 We love to have our sponsors donate and to be represented at the Celebration of Cycling! Please email liz@bikeprogram.org for more information on how to become a sponsor for the Celebration of Cycling and what sort of items we need for the event.

Can I use my credit card at the event?                                          Yes, you can use your credit card at the event for day-of registration, additional donations or purchase of merchandise.

I am interested in volunteering for this event. Whom do I contact?   Please contact liz@bikeprogram.org or 734-680-5573 if you are interested in volunteering for the event or if you have any questions.