Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Northwestern Indiana
Bikes: Schwinn LeTour III (2), High Sierra, Supersport (80's vintage)
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Plan on pretty much any type of weather. I've ridden the ACC in cold rain, hot sun, and somewhere in between. The terrain is rolling, with a few hills now and then, but nothing all that difficult. There is one stretch of about 1/2 mile of dirt road that has been on the ride the past couple of years that gets kinda sloppy if it's wet out. Last year there was one section of the ride that just seemed to suck the energy out of pretty much everyone, don't know exactly why but most of the folks I talked to mirrored the same sentiments.
Other than that, it's a great ride. It winds through some of south west Michigan's prettiest countryside. The SAG stops are conveniently spaced, and if it's cool they'll have some of their world famous potatoe soup. They always have apples, apple cider and trail mix, along with bananas and pretzels here and there.
My wife and I were signed up to go, but had a chance to take a family trip to Tenn over the weekend, so we opted to bail this year.
Good luck and have fun.