WELCOME TO THE MICHIGAN WOLVER-BENTS RECUMBENT BICYCLISTS
Have you already discovered the fun and speed of recumbents? Or are you becoming tired of the "pain" of riding a regular bike? Join the Wolver-Bents for their monthly rides in southeast Michigan. Wolver-Bents is a very informal group with two main goals…
• To offer current recumbent riders a chance to meet as well as ride on a regular basis.
• To allow those interested in recumbents a chance to examine various bicycles, talk to current owners, and have recumbent questions answered.
For those not familiar with recumbents, these bicycles have an extremely comfortable, lightweight "chair" to sit on instead of a painful, narrow saddle. To recumbent riders, neck, back, wrist and seat pain are virtually unknown. While major bicycle manufacturers (and most bicycle shops) have ignored recumbents, the number of these bicycles being produced by smaller companies is growing by leaps and bounds. For more information about recumbents, including the most frequently asked questions, visit http://www.bentrideronline.com/archives/bentfaq.html or http://www.recumbents.com/choose_a_bent.asp.
Monthly Wolver-Bent recumbent rides are held at Lake St. Clair Metropark (April through November) and Willow Metropark (year-round). For more details visit the “Rides” link on the Wolver-Bents web page.
March 22, 2014 - Michigan Human Powered Vehicle Association Annual Meeting - Detroit area
The MHPVA (www.mhpva.org) holds an annual meeting in the late winter every year. Rather than a stuffy, boring meeting, most of the time at the MHPVA is spent “talking recumbent” with the most popular segment being a “show and tell” of recumbent and human powered vehicles, many of them homebuilt. Overall the MHPVA is a great mid-winter “cabin-fever” break. For more information on the 2014 meeting, go to www.mhpva.org and click on the "Annual Meeting" link. May 10, 2014 - Michigan Recumbent Rally East - Jacks Bicycle & Fitness, 24308 Michigan Ave. (map link at http://goo.gl/maps/mxl8K), Dearborn, MI, 10am-2pm. Recumbent test rides, displays, "buying your first recumbent" talk at 11am and 1pm, used recumbents for sale, ride maps for the nearby Lower Rouge non-motorized path. A special emphasis will be on recumbent trikes (some being very-high performance) of which Jacks is one of the largest recumbent trike dealers in the nation.
For more Michigan recumbent events, click on the "Events" button on the left.
No dues or membership applications are required to join the Wolver-Bents as the group is more or less a gathering place and time for recumbent enthusiasts rather than a formal bicycle club.
To be placed on a Wolver-Bents E-News, send a message to Bob Krzewinski at email@example.com (please state in your email you want to be on the Wolver-Bents list). You will then receive about 12-14 e-mail messages a year about recumbent activities in Michigan and the central Great Lakes including a monthly reminder about the Wolver-Bents rides. Your name and e-mail address will not be given out to junk e-mail senders (we hate spam too!).
Please note that occasionally the monthly Wolver-Bents E-News are returned to the Wolver-Bents as "undeliverable" due to an invalid e-mail address. If you signed up for the E-News list but have not received an issue in at least 45 days, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to reactivate your listing.
Wolver-Bents Message Center
For those who want to subscribe, the Wolver-Bents has a "message center" established where recumbent riders can exchange messages back and forth, on a group forum basis. This "message center" is purely voluntary, requiring an e-mail request to join. A person can also unsubscribe at any time from the list if no longer interested. There is no charge for being on the message center. Please note, however, to help eliminate spam senders from sending items to the list, any request to be placed on the message center has to be approved by a moderator.
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