Metro Grand Spring Tour 2021
Secure Online Event Registration
Join Downriver Cycling Club on Sunday, May 2nd, for the 38th Annual Metro Grand Spring Tour (MGST). MGST is one of Michigan's oldest, continually recurring rides and is generally acknowledged to be the start of the ride season in SE Michigan.For 2021, we have all new routes including a Full Century, Metric Century, Short Route and Gravel Grinder Route. There's also a family-friendly 15-mile route through the metro parks. Get all the details on our website.
Special Event Notes
The MGST is held at Willow Metro Park, located near Romulus Michigan, east off I-275 off of South Huron Road (exit 11), six miles south of I-94. A Huron Metro Parks entrance permit is required. One day permits are available at the park entrance.
Due to Covid-19, there will be no day of registration for this event. Online registration closes on Sunday, April 25th at 11:59pm. We will be practicing social distancing at package pick-up and masks will be required to pick up your packet. No mask = No packet. Additionally, we will not be offering our traditional pancake breakfast under the pavilion at the Willow Pool. Instead, we will be providing all riders with "Feed Bags" containing enough food to fuel your ride from our partner, XN Supplements. Additionally, there will be water stops along the Full Century and Metric Century routes with individual bottles of Absopure water.
No paper maps will be available. Click HERE for a link to our maps. Please download the appropriate fit file to your electronic device or print your own paper map. The Full Century, Metric Century and Short Routes will be marked. The Family Parks Route and Gravel Grinder Routes will not be marked and will be self navigated.
For more information, visit our website or our Facebook event page.
If you need help with your registration, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prices will increase to $35 for individuals (minors remain $10) after April 18th.
You must choose which route your planning on riding below. We will be providing individual feed bags containing nutritional food from XN Supplements based on route length that will contain enough fuel for your ride. Click here to view route maps. In the event you decide to ride a longer route that you originally signed up for, please check with our registration personnel for availability of additional fuel (no guarantee of additional food availability day of)
New for 2021, the MGST Century route is a full century that travels through Wayne, Washtenaw and Monroe counties with approximately 730 feet of elevation gain. You'll travel through the small towns of Willow, Sumpter, Saline, Milan, Dundee, Petersburg, Deerfield, Ida and Maybee. There are three rest/water stops along the route at approximately 25, 50 and 75 miles as well as numerous gas stations and convenience stores along the route. We designed this route due to the relative low traffic and pristine pavement conditions along the way.
New for 2021, the MGST Metric Century route utilizes the same great roads as our Century route and also travels through Wayne, Washtenaw and Monroe counties with approximately 528 feet of elevation gain. You'll travel through the small towns of Willow, Sumpter, Saline, Milan and Maybee. There are two rest/water stops along the route at approximately 25 and 45 miles as well as numerous gas stations and convenience stores along the route. We designed this route due to the relative low traffic and pristine pavement conditions along the way.
New for 2021, the MGST Short Route is a slightly longer version of our clubs highly popular Thursday Paceline Route with approximately 267 feet of elevation gain and travels through Wayne and Washtenaw counties. You'll travel through the small towns of Willow and Sumpter (a great stop for a treat is Lynn's Confections in downtown Sumpter). There are no water stops along this route due to it's relative short length. Our Club loves this route due to the great road conditions and low traffic on our Thursday group rides.
Back by popular demand, the MGST Family Route traverses the bike paths through the Willow, Oakwoods and Lower Huron Metro Parks. Stop alongside the picturesque Huron River for some pictures along the way.
New for 2021, the MGST Gravel Grinder route traverses lightly traveled gravel roads in both Wayne and Monroe county with approximately 375 feet of elevation gain. Be sure to take time to stop at Keller's Farm Bakery on Haggerty Rd. during your ride for some delicious home baked goods.
MGST Century riders must start by 8:00am
MGST Metric Century and MGST Gravel Grinder riders must start by 10:00am
MGST Short and Family Route riders must start by 11:00am
PLEASE NOTE: Orders placed prior to 4/1 will be available at the event. Orders placed after 4/1 will be shipped directly to your home 3-4 weeks after the event.
Borah MGST Jersey
Would you like to make an additional donation to the League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB) and Programs to Educate All Cyclists (PEAC)?
Note: DCC members that have already renewed their membership for 2021 are eligible for a discount. The coupon code has been previously mailed to you via our Club Newsletter.
Don't forget to add registration information for additional family members after clicking "Save Participant"