Come out to the Second Annual Black Friday Ride at Rolling Hills and Hewens Creek Parks in Ypsilanti Township on Friday 11/26. Meet at the Rolling Hills trailhead parking lot at 10 AM. Avoid the shopping crowds and get off your behinds to work off the Thanksgiving Day meals and break out of the tryptophan stupor.
As with 2009's well-attended inaugural event, the ride will combine the nearby MTB rides at Rolling Hills and Hewens Creek Parks for a total length of ~11 miles. However, this year the ride includes the new 1 mile out-back loop at Hewens and the newly completed connector from Rolling Hills to Bemis Road. The connector eliminates the need to ride along the busy Stony Creek Road corridor which has no shoulder. It will officially open when Rolling Hills Park re-opens on 11/15. See the attached JPG for a schematic of the connector location.
Also, you will have a chance to see the area at Rolling Hills slated for both the MTB trail expansion and the proposed skills park. There has been and remains a lot of construction at Rolling Hills to expand the park, so new MTB work won't get started until the spring of 2011.
Keep an eye on this forum at MMBA.org for ride updates and potential weather related changes or cancellations.