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Rochester, MI, US

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Friends of the Paint Creek Trail

Motor City Brew Tours Charity Bike Ride 

Motor City Bike & Brew Tours: Cruisin' for the Trails - Charity Bike Ride
Bike Ride to Support Local Rail Trails
Saturday May 2, 2015 - 9:30 am - registration opens


Enjoy a bike ride along the Clinton River Trail and Paint Creek Trail
Special New Belgium Brewing Themed SAG stop (Beer and Donuts) at the Paint Creek Cider Mill. Post-ride New Belgium Brewing tap event atClubhouse BFD with drink specials, plenty of giveaways and a charity raffle to WIN a FAT TIRE bike! 

Fat Tire Bike


Tickets - $20 (ahead) / $25 (day of event / cash only )

Bike Ride Start/Parking: Clubhouse BFD - 2265 Crooks Rd. Rochester Hills, MI 48309

For more Info: or Ph: 248-850-2563


Bike Ride Frequently Asked Questions


What is included with my ticket on this bike ride? Every paid adult ticket includes a Bike Centric SWAG Gift Bag (Limited to the first 500 people registered/paid people), 1 New Belgium can of beer, 2 fresh donuts and water bottle station at the SAG stop and $1 off New Belgium draft beers at Clubhouse BFD. Bike support from Main Street Bicycles at registration and at the SAG stop. Enjoy a New Belgium Brewing themed SAG stop right off the trail at the Paint Creek Cider Mill. New Belgium Brewing giveaways, special taps & fat tire bike raffle back at Clubhouse BFD at the end of the ride. 


Are children allowed on this ride? With every paid adult ticket (for those 21 and older), one minor is allowed to attend the event. Only paid adults of legal drinking age will receive a SWAG bag - please bring an ID to event check-in. Please keep in mind that there is not a SAG support vehicle for the ride, so any children need to be able to complete the ride with you.


What time does the bike ride start? Registration begins at 9:30 am - 10:30 am. All riders need to have started the route by 10:30 am. The SAG stop is open from 10 am - 12:30pm. The New Belgium Bike drawing will be by 2pm.


Will you feed me on the bike ride? The SAG stop of the Paint Creek Cider Mill will have 1 New Belgium beer and 2 donuts per person and water bottle fill up station for attendees that show a event wristband. They will be grilling up food for purchase. Show your event wristband to get the SAG stop offers.


How far do we bike and is it hard? The main bike tour route is up to 17 miles, on flat rail trails and sidewalks. Clubhouse BFD to downtown Rochester is 3.5 miles each way. Rochester to Paint Creek Cider Mill is 5 miles each way. The entire Paint Creek trail from Rochester to Lake Orion is 10 miles each way. You can add on some extra mills and complete the whole entire Paint Creek Trail from Clubhouse BFD to Lake Orion and back, you get 27 miles for the day! Bonus (not part of official bike ride route) Rochester Mills Beer Co in Rochester and 51 North Brewing in Lake Orion as optional "Beverage Stops" on your journey! 


Where does the bike ride begin and where should I park? The ride will departs from and returns to Clubhouse BFD - 2265 Crooks Rd. Rochester Hills, MI 48309 (next to Eastside Marios). They offer a safe and convienent location off of Crooks road at M-59. The event parking lot is in the rear of the building. Registration for this event is in the front of the building. DO NOT PARK IN FRONT of Clubhouse BFD! Additional event day parking is available across the street in the parking lot of 2086 Crooks Rd. Rochester Hills, MI 48309(NW Corner of Avon Industrial & Crooks).


What is the policy regarding cancellations for this Bike Ride: Reservation Fees received by Motor City Brew Tours are non-refundable and not transferable to other events. If you are unable to attend an event, bike ride tickets can always be transferred to another guest. Motor City Brew Tours reserves the right to cancel events for safety concerns such as high winds, thunderstorms, excessive heat or cold, or other severe conditions. In the event of such a cancellation, you may either reschedule or request a full refund. We ride in cold, hot or even rainy weather - Spring in Michigan can be any of the above!


What type of bike is recommended for this ride? Mountain, comfort or road bikes are fine for this bike route. You will be riding on rail trails that are hard packed rock and dirt surfaces. For your safety, helmets are strongly recommended for all of our tours.


What should I bring with me on the bike tour? Yourself, a bike in good working condition, helmet, water, bike lock, identification, cell phone, a little money for other purchases, tire pump and a spare bike tube. Please wear seasonally appropriate clothing, sunblock and rain gear (if needed).

Sponsored by:

New BelgiumClubhouse BFD

Main Street BikesPaint Creek Cider Mill



9th Annual Paint Creek Trail Labor Day Bridge Walk & Run

Monday, September 1, 2014

Thank you to the 220 people who registered for our event!  We raised $750 for our new Educational Pathway Project.  See you next year!

Road Construction Update

Orion Road between Snell and Collins is NOW OPEN.  The Road Commission replaced the bridge next to Flagstar Bank.  


2014 Paint Creek Crawl Logo

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Crawl!  Over 170 participants helped us raise $5,000 for trail improvements!  Photos will be posted soon!

Winners of the
2014 Calendar Photo Contest!

Thank you to everyone who entered our photo contest!  We had 150 photos, and chose 15 winners.  The winners are:

Bonnie Abiko
Janet Boltz
Lauri Bussell
Eva Carrio
Louis Carrio
Regina Denhard
Tom Geist
Tom Hughes
George Ingram
Lindsay Jarosz
Cindy Junker
Tracy Petipren
Todd Sand
Dawn Thompson
Joyce Winkler

The winners will be honored at our 30th Anniversary Celebration on October 12, 2013 at the Paint Creek Cider Mill.  Congratulations!

Would you like to purchase a calendar online?  Calendars are $12.00 each, plus $2.00 shipping. 

Use our paypal button below.  (You don't have to have a paypal account):



Friends of the Paint Creek Trail Receives $1,000 donation from Back to the Beach Races!
On June 3, 2013, Joe Burns presented a check to Friends President and Secretary, Jim and Doris VanDoorn



The third annual Back to the Beach races event was held at Stony Creek Metropark on May 19, 2013 and raised $15,000 for several charities.  Money rasied from the event supports their main charity,  a program called Medals4Mettle, where runners donate medals to children and adults that are fighting debilitating illnesses.  Joe Burns, pictured above, formed the local chapter of Medals4Mettles in 2009.  Other organizations receiving donations included the Special Olympics, Always Brothers, Michigan Transplant Game, and the Boys and Girls Club of Washington Township.  Thank you, Back to the Beach Races and Joe Burns for your donation!  We will use it toward our next drinking fountain on the trail.  For more information, visit Back to the Beach Races.

 Friends of the Paint Creek Trail Receives $1,500 donation from Motor City Brew Tours

On April 27, the Motor City Brew Tours held a “Cruisin’ for Trails” fundraiser on the Clinton River and Paint Creek Trails, to raise awareness of the trails and to raise money for trail improvements.  Over 250 cyclists participated in the ride, which included tours of the Rochester Mills Beer Co in Rochester and 51 North Brewing Company in Lake Orion.

Steve Johnson, President of Motor City Brew Tours, presented a check for $1,500 to the Friends of the Paint Creek Trail on May 16, 2013.  “Motor City Brew Tours would like to thank everyone who came out to support such a great cause. We appreciated all of the riders, volunteers and sponsors who made this first time bike event such an amazing success and we look forward to the opportunity to repeat this event’s success in 2014,” said Steve Johnson.  The Friends group has big plans for the unexpected donation. “The Friends of the Paint Creek Trail is excited to receive such a generous donation from Motor City Brew Tours.  We’ve been actively fundraising for trail enhancements, including a new drinking fountain at our Tienken trailhead, and additional rest areas.  This donation will go a long way to help us fund new projects,” said Jim VanDoorn, President, Friends of the Paint Creek Trail.  For more information, visit Thank you Steve!


3rd Annual Paint Creek Crawl

Saturday, May 18, 2013


Photos of the 2013 Paint Creek Crawl: 





This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Paint Creek Trail.  Happy Anniversary!  Thank you to everyone who made the trail what it is today!  We will be having a celebration, open to the public, on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 10:00am-Noon at the Paint Creek Cider Mill, 4480 Orion Road, Rochester, MI 48306.  Join us!


Exciting  News!

We recently purchased and donated our first enhancement for the Paint Creek Trail! A Bike Fixit Station was installed at the Paint Creek Cider Mill.  It comes with all of the tools and instructions that you need to make bike repairs.  You can place your bike on the hanger arms while making needed adjustments.  Scan the QR code with your iPhone or Smartphone, and easily access repair instructions.  We hope you enjoy this new amenity, and we couldn't have done it without your donations and support.  Thank you! Click here to read an article posted in the October 8, 2012 Community Lifestyles Newspaper.

 New Bike Fixit Station

Bike on hanger arms

QR Code on Fixit Station