There are numerous clubs, groups, and organizations supporting biking in its many forms. Whether you prefer leisurely cruises or have a need for speed, these partners across the Washtenaw area can help you get connected, get involved, find your tribe, and hit the road.
Washtenaw Area Organizations and Clubs
The Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society (AABTS) organizes daily group rides for road and mountain bike enthusiasts—view our ride calendar for details. We also participate in a variety of in- and out-of-state tours. We publish a member newsletter and host potluck dinners. There is no charge for non-members to participate in individual rides. Visit our join or renew page for membership enrollment options and area discounts.
The Ann Arbor Velo Club (AAVC) develops southeast Michigan's cycling community with weekly training rides, coaching, and races. We represent everyone from casual fitness riders to professional racers, with a focus on developing people new to the sport.
Ann Arbor Bike Party hosts slow bike rides throughout Ann Arbor for everyone. Last Friday of the month. Post-ride fun with friends, neighbors, and visitors around the community.
Bike Ypsi hosts a variety of social biking events aimed to build interest and reflect the diversity of the Ypsi community. Bike Ypsi seeks to raise awareness, support the creation of bicycle friendly infrastructure, increase actual and perceived safety of bicycling on Ypsilanti’s streets, and increase public and political support for transportation and recreational cycling.
Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative (HWPI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps to facilitate the development and use of non-motorized recreational pathways in Washtenaw County and surrounding areas. To date, our primary focus has been the Washtenaw County-wide Border to Border Trail (B2B Trail).
Common Cycle is a community-based organization empowering Ann Arbor to ride bicycles by providing access to education, workspace, and resources. We want to help people ride their bikes more by teaching them how to keep their bikes happy. Happy bikes -> happy people -> happy community.
PEAC empowers individuals with disabilities through cycling, active transportation, and self-advocacy education. We believe that biking and alternative modes of transportation play a critical role in increasing community access, fostering social involvement & self-esteem, and promoting healthy lifestyles for everyone.
POTO is the Potawatomi Chapter of the International Mountain Biking Association. Our mission is to maintain and develop mountain biking trails, promote and advocate for the sport of mountain biking and build the mountain biking community in Washtenaw and Livingston counties.
Walk BIke Washtenaw has been promoting transportation options for a sustainable & livable community since 2001. WBW is comprised of local organizations, & retail stores, as well as individual cyclists & walkers. Our mission is to make Washtenaw County a national leader in bicycling & walking by improving facilities, policies, & community support through advocacy & education. WBW is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, & donations are tax-deductible.
Ypsi Bike Co-op promotes cycling for transportation by helping the community keep their bikes in good working order. The YBC is particularly interested in the voices of the underserved - young folks, under/unemployed, working class, and/or women and gender non-conforming cyclists. We are dedicated to making a safe and dynamic space for people to learn about bicycles from all cultural, ethnic, and racial realities.