Enjoy cycling, mead during annual Bløm 100 Mile Ride out of Ann Arbor

Cyclists enjoy a post-ride drink at Bløm Meadworks. (Bløm Meadworks)

ANN ARBOR – Looking for a way to get outside and be active during this weekend’s warmup?

On Sunday, Bløm Meadworks will be holding its fourth annual 100 Mile Ride for cycling enthusiasts of all riding levels.

The ride starts in Ann Arbor, continues to the meadery’s orchard in Holly, Michigan, and then ends back in Ann Arbor at Bløm Meadworks where riders can gather on the patio to enjoy fresh sparkling meads, ciders and a pop up by Pilar’s Tamales.

The free ride offers 50k, 100k and 100-mile options and will feature open road and mixed terrain.

“The ride is NOT A RACE and it’s NOT A NO DROP RIDE either,” reads the event’s website. “You could call it a glorified training ride if you really need to call it something. Go as fast or as slow as you’d like... We really don’t care. Just come ride your bike and have a good time!”

The rides will kick off at the following times:

  • 100-mile: 7:11 a.m.
  • 100k: 9:11 a.m.
  • 50k: 10:11 a.m.

Riders can change their distance the day of the event, according to their preferences.

“50k is for people looking to get a taste of gravel riding or to enjoy a super chill ride,” reads the website. “100k is for the seasoned rider looking to get in a good workout with friends. The 100-miler is for the hard core gravel enthusiast and it gets a little spicy towards the end.”

Registration closes on Thursday at 11:59 p.m.

For more information and to register, click here.

Bløm Meadworks is located at 100 S. 4th Ave. STE 110.


About the Author:

Meredith has worked for WDIV since August 2017 and was voted one of Washtenaw County's best journalists in 2019 by eCurrent's readers. She covers the community of Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in International Broadcast Journalism from City University London, UK.