Elk Rapids Rides

ER Rides is Elk Rapids’ weekly summertime, chit-chatty, age-friendly, slow-rollin’ community bicycle ride. One goal is to create awareness for the growing presence of people on bikes in Elk Rapids to foster a safer environment.

We use the power of the bicycle to build community, promote an active lifestyle, meet neighbors and have FUN!

Happy, smiley people on bicycles creates more happy, smiley people on bicycles. It’s infectious. So simple. So awesome. Bike trailers or tag-alongs? Yes and yes. Decades since you’ve been on a bike? Yes. This ride is age-friendly.

Every Wednesday, June 20-August 1. It begins at the Harbor Pavilion and ends at Shorts for kids’ games, beverages and food truck eats—or head to Evening on River Street on your own.

Meet at 5:45. Rolling at 6. (Weather dependent, but sprinkles are fun.)

The ER RIDES route: TBD.

Led by Village of Elk Rapids Parks & Rec Commissioner Charlie Pryde and other fine Elk Rapids volunteers. Show up and we’ll lead you on an easy five-mile loop. Kids wear helmets; adults be a good example. Don’t have one? Let us know so we can help. charlietpryde@gmail.com