People Cycling Rides

Western Shoreline of Michigan.

This is a Approved Ride
Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Rick Gallo
Tour Dates
Start Location
Grand Rapids, MI
End Location
Grand Rapids, MI
Cost (est.)
$1885 (USD + $100.00 ride fee)
$885 (USD
Payment Due
Avg. Distance
56 mi / 90 km
Avg. Elevation
1209 ft / 369 m
Ride Description

Pedal Along the Western Shore of Michigan

Over the past decades, the League of Michigan Bicyclists (established in 1981) have had a Shoreline West tour so we start this ride description by paying respect to LMB for all their work on making this route so enjoyable. This People Cycling tour is being co-led by Jim Lee (*officer with the Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society) and Rick Gallo (although from Brooklyn, has led tours since the 1990’s). We are looking forward to hosting a fun filled tour cycling along Lake Michigan. We make it easy for folks all over the country by starting and ending in Grand Rapids, where our first hotel is a couple of miles from the Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR).  Unfortunately, due to Covid, the hotel’s airport shuttle has been suspended and the hotel doesn't know what next July will bring.  If driving to the start, you can leave your vehicle there for the duration of the tour. The tour is being planned with maximum flexibility, meaning it will be a good ride for beginner cyclists, as well as more experienced cyclists doing the long routes. As such, there are days with multiple route options for every taste and ability level. There are a few short rolling hills, but the terrain is mostly gentle, yet we have options if you want to add miles. Although traffic can sometimes be busy, especially on weekends, we have made every effort to find quiet r… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

About People Cycling

People Cycling is a recently launched cycling club, which you can join for free, and is led by volunteer ride leaders. We will be offering tours in the United States and overseas. Our tours are made up of a small group of participants (typically 20-30 or so) who want to ride 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world.

Our ride leaders are volunteers and do not financially profit on tours they lead. They are also given broad discretion on how to lead their tours, and we consider them our greatest asset.

People Cycling tours are operated at cost or at lower cost (as negotiated by our ride leaders) than individuals can obtain on commercial tours. Within the cost of a tour, there is a nominal fee to support club operations and provide tools to ride leaders to manage their rides.

A lifetime membership in People Cycling is absolutely FREE, so please join us and become one of us – we the people, cycling together.