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We're hosting 2 rides for Kalamazoo Bike Week

Kalamazoo Bike week starts this weekend and we’re excited to again be participating and sponsoring two events.

Bikes are special to us. From sponsoring two bike races, the Iceman Cometh Challenge and the Copper Harbor Trails Festival, to bike parking at the Café, we have always supported those who travel by gears.

Here are the two events we are sponsoring this week:

Pedal Your Bell’s Off: A Bike Week Scavenger Hunt

We’re kicking off the week with Pedal Bicycles for a special scavenger hunt on Saturday, May 14. Riders will travel to landmarks across Kalamazoo. The more places you visit, the more chances you have of winning prizes. We’ll announce the list of locations at the event on Saturday.

Bikers will meet at the Eccentric Café’s Beer Garden. Registration begins at noon and the ride will take place between 1 and 3 p.m.. There is no pre-registration.

There is a suggested donation of $10, which will benefit the Markin Glen Trail, a single-track mountain bike trail that under construction.

Use the hashtag #PedalYourBellsOff to document your journey on social media. For the latest information, check out our Facebook event.

4th Annual Bell's to Bell's Bike Ride

The following Saturday, we’re hosting our 4th annual bike ride from the Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo to our brewery in Comstock.

The 14-mile roundtrip will take place on the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Eccentric Cafe & the ride kicks off with a safety demo at 1 p.m. You can pre-register here. All ages are welcome.

Once we reach our Comstock Brewery, you’ll be given a tour and then ride back to the Eccentric Cafe for beers and a chance to win raffle prizes.

There will be a bike valet at Comstock Brewery from 1-3 p.m. during tours.

All donations go to the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail.

See a full list of Kalamazoo Bike Week events and safe riding!