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.
Michigan Recumbent Rendezvous – Saturday, July 25 In Ann Arbor
Coming up on July 25 in Ann Arbor is the Michigan Recumbent Rendezvous starting with a approximately 20 mile group ride at 9am followed by recumbent displays, information tables, and used recumbents for sale, from 11am to 2pm. There will also be a “buying your first recumbent” talk at 11am.
The Recumbent Rendezvous will take place at Midwest Bike and Tandem, 1691 Plymouth Road in Ann Arbor, Michigan. For more information about the Rendezvous contact Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 734-487-9058. The event is free and open to the public. Also, if anyone can print up and distribute Recumbent Rendezvous flyers at local bike shops it would be very much appreciated. Two types of flyers are available, a single page flyer (click here to download) and a 2 smaller flyers on one page (must be cut in half – click here to download). Thanks in advance for any help on this!
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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