Bike-Bus-Walk Events In Ypsilanti
Bike Ypsi Spring Ride
May 2, 2021
Recreation Park, 1015 North Congress, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
The Bike Ypsi Spring Ride and Festival is the perfect event to jump start your summer of cycling. With guided rides for all skill levels, mechanics to get your bike road ready, and no shortage of friends, food, and fun. For more details visit www.bikeypsi.org.
Bike-Bus-Walk Week In Ypsilanti September 20-26, 2020
Note: Due to pandemic, this traditional May event has been moved to September for 2020. Try alternative transportation (bike, walk or take a bus) for a day or a week. It may become a healthy habit. For more information click here.
Ride Of Silence - May 20, 2020
Silent ride to commemorate bicyclists killed or injured while riding and part of a world-wide event urging everyone, cyclists and motorists, to “share the road”. Due to pandemic, no organized group ride in 2020 but solo (NOT GROUP) rides encouraged. Click here for more details.
City Of Ypsilanti Non-Motorized Transportation Committee Meetings
1st Thursday of the month, 7pm, Ypsilanti District Library 229 West Michigan Avenue. Everyone interested in making Ypsilanti a better place to walk or bike is encouraged to attend. For more about the Committee, click here. Interesting in serving on the Committee? Visit the Committee Member Duties and General Information sheet by clicking here.
Bike Ypsi Weekly Rides
Friday - 8am - Bike To Work (or just bike) Ride, 8am, all year - Beezys Cafe, North Washington Street. Also, visit Bike Ypsi at www.bikeypsi.org for a full listing of upcoming events.
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Your car is not the only way to get around Ypsilanti! We urge people, just once, to try bicycling, walking or taking the bus for transportation for work, errands or just to get around. We hope that once you try these alternative forms of transportation, you will be encouraged to continue using them all year.
Ypsilanti is a great place to bicycle with loads of quiet residential streets, an emerging network of bike lanes, a grass-roots bicycle club (Bike Ypsi - www.bikeypsi.org) and a volunteer-run bike repair service, the Ypsi Bike Co-Op - www.facebook.com/ypsibikecoop. Also, the town is very compact in size, meaning you can hop on your bike and in a very short time travel to local merchants, schools, restaurants and parks. And for icing on the cake, the cross-county non-motorized, hard surface Border To Border Trail cuts right through Ypsi (see www.bordertoborder.org for more information on the Trail). For a downloadable bicycling map of Ypsilanti, click here.
And don't put that bike away for winter!
For an information sheet of General Winter Riding Advice - Click here
For an information sheet on Bicycle Lighting - Click here
For a listing of winter riding links and local winter riding events - Click here
Ypsilanti Bike Friendly Business Program
The Ypsilanti Bicycle Friendly Business campaign is a way to promote active and healthy lifestyles for employees and customers in the Ypsilanti area. The campaign will honor corporations, organizations, associations, government agencies or non-profit groups located in Ypsilanti that actively promotes bicycling for transportation, recreation, exercise and sport. An Ypsilanti Bicycle Friendly Business welcomes bicyclists to their business, has secure and convenient (i.e. nearby) bicycle parking and displays an “Ypsilanti Bike-Friendly Business” window sticker. For more information, and a listing of Ypsilanti Bike-Friendly Businesses, click here.
Being not that large of City, Ypsilanti is wonderful for walking, with pretty much any spot in town easily reached by sidewalk. A fairly new addition to the City is the Water Street Trail, which is a very scenic urban trail along Huron River.
Ypsilanti is served by the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (AATA) with a downtown bus depot on Pearl Street, just west of Washington Street. AATA busses also have bike racks mounted on the front of the bus, meaning you can bike somewhere and on the return trip, travel on the bus along with your bike. For more information on bus service visit www.theride.org.
Bike Benefits Local Ypsi Discounts
Just a reminder that the organization Bike Benefits allows local members ($5 lifetime dues through a sticker you buy for your helmet) to receive discounts at such local merchants such as Beezy’s, The Corner Brewery, Congdon's Ace Hardware, Wurst Bar and many others. For more information visit http://bb2.bicyclebenefits.org/#/home