Downriver Cycling Club to host 34th annual Metro Grand Spring Tour

Photo courtesy of Dan Spangler.

Join Downriver Cycling Club on Sunday, May 7, for the 34th Annual Metro Grand Spring Tour (MGST). MGST is one of Michigan’s oldest, continually recurring rides and is generally acknowledged to be the start of the ride season in southeast Michigan. The purpose of the event is to raise funds for our club so that it can support worthy bicycling causes such as safety awareness and education, U.S. Veteran recovery programs through cycling, adaptive access to bicycles for challenged individuals, promoting vulnerable roadway users legislation and other related causes.

The event starts and finishes at the Willow Metropark pool and activity area. Registration opens at 7 a.m. Last riders must be off the course by 4:30 p.m. The event offers four paved road route options that can be combined to total around 110 miles for the day. There’s also a family-friendly 15-mile route through Willow and Lower Huron Metroparks. In addition, a 39-mile gravel road route out to Rolling Hills and back is available, where you can take in their single track trails and also Hewens Creek on the way by.

This year will see the Kiwanis Club’s first time serving up their great pancake breakfast at our event. They will be right at the Willow start area so that riders doing any of our routes can enjoy a wholesome breakfast between 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Get all the details on our website or have a look at our Facebook event page:

The cost to participate is $20 per individual participant or $50 per family which includes breakfast and SAG services. Anyone interested in participating can use our secure online registration at:  or register at the event on May 7. Early discounted registration ends 11:59 p.m. on April 30. Registration then becomes $25 per person and $60 per family.

If you need help with your registration or have questions, send an email to:

Source: Dan Spangler


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