I am planning an IBA Pre-Approved Great Lakes 100 ride that will start on Thursday July 26th at the 76th Street Auto Truck Plaza just south of Grand Rapids and just west of US-131 Exit 75. The route isn't the shortest possible route around all 5 Great Lakes, but I think this route will be more enjoyable. The route avoids the New York Thruway, Deer Alley, and the Buffalo area. If you live along the route or closer to the route than Grand Rapids, you may be able to start & end nearer your home. Email me if you are interested in this option. For more information, check out the ride webpage at : http://members.triton.net/vandenbe/GRTLKS80.html EDIT : The ride is now on the IBA Event Calendar.