Welcome to TrailBlazer 2013. Enjoy one of the first rides of spring on the Kal-Haven Trail.
This year’s TrailBlazer is being hosted by the Friends of the Kal-Haven and Kalamazoo River Valley Trailway. The mission of these groups is to provide support for expansion and maintenance of the Trails and continued programming, thereby attracting more people to take advantage of this regional resource. Enjoy the ride!
Cyclists wishing to ride on paved roads will find lightly travelled scenic country roads. All routes parallel the trailway where possible and riders will find the terrain flat except for a few miles near Kalamazoo which are moderately hilly. All bikers may use the entire length of the Kal-Haven Trail, which has a compacted limestone/slag surface. Remember this is a tour, not a race. Please be courteous to other riders, motorists, animals and habitat you find along the way.
New route markings will be painted on road surfaces at appropriate spots. Maps will detail both road and trail locations and points of interest. Signs will be posted to alert trail and road riders of rest stops along the way.
SAFETY: All participants are required to wear a helmet. Obey all traffic laws. Wear bright colors. Don’t ride more than two abreast, and move to single file when being overtaken by motor vehicles. Slower riders, please stay right. Be sure that you bike is safe and properly functioning BEFORE you begin your ride.
SHUTTLE SERVICES: Riders who wish to ride the trail one-way may do so by using the shuttle service. Departure time from the registration sites in Kalamazoo and South Haven will be at 8:00 am. Your bike will be transported by truck while you travel by bus to the registration site. The cost for this service is $12.00. Shuttle tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. If tickets are sold out prior to receipt of your entry, you will be issued a refund. Note: there will be no day-of-ride sale of shuttle tickets.
REFUNDS: Sorry, no refunds will be available, except as stated for Shuttle Service. We ride rain or shine.