Three Oaks Spoke
The Three Oaks Spokes Bicycle Club is a non-profit bicycle touring club formed in 1974 for the purpose of promoting recreational cycling in Southwest Michigan & Northwest Indiana.
The Three Oaks Spokes Bicycle Club is the sponsor of the Apple Cider Century, and our members perform most of the duties associated with making the tour work. Members are expected to volunteer for the ACC weekend, for which they are amply rewarded by the fun the club has all summer! A clubhouse is located in the Dewey Cannon Trading Company, allowing us to relax and socialize before and after club rides as well as a location to faciliate the ACC.
The club organizes a number of rides and activities throughout the cycling season. Most are designed around food; you could say that we "ride to eat" more than we "eat to ride". The club also plans tours on area bike trails, and celebrates Memorial Day with a picnic. The club rides vary in length from 15 to 40 miles, and are suited for participation by all members. We don't have races or competitions, we are out to enjoy ourselves!
Newsletters are sent to club members featuring club and bicycling-related news, complete ride schedule & destination of rides, a roster of members and a note from the club president. Anyone in the Southwest Michgian and Northwest Indiana region may join the Spokes. Applications are available on this here.
Located in downtown Three Oaks, the Dewey Cannon Trading Company is the location for tourist and cycling information, bicycle rentals and T-shirts.
Operated by the Three Oaks Spokes Bicycle Club it also houses the Three Oaks Bicycle Museum for visitors, lovers of cycling and the curious. It's a wonderful collection of bicycles all the way back to their humble beginnings.
Bicycles for all ages are available for rental from the Dewey Cannon Trading Company. Please reserve bicycles in advance of the date desired for rental, at (888) 877-2068, or in the Three Oaks area, (269) 756-3361. Bicycles can be delivered to another location (within a 15 mile radius of Three Oaks) for an additional $10.00 delivery charge.
The following bicycles are available for rental:
Cruisers for men or women
Three Oaks Bicycle Museum
The Dewey Cannon Trading Company also houses the Three Oaks Bicycle Museum for visitors, lovers of cycling and the curious. It's a wonderful collection of bicycles all the way back to their humble beginnings.
In addition to the Apple Century event, the Three Oaks Spoke maintains the Backroads Bikeway trails which provide 20 self-guided tours on paved area roads, with lengths from five to sixty miles.
The routes follow secondary roads over rushing streams and through picturesque rolling hills, patchwork farmland and beautiful meadows, parks and forests. View area attractions such as the New Buffalo Railroad Museum on the New Buffalo and Four Winds Trails. Enjoy a walk through Warren Woods State Park or a swim in Lake Michigan at Warren Dunes State Park on the Warren Dunes and Singer Lake Trails.
The 12th edition of the Backroads Bikeway printing there are two maps, the North Routes and South Routes, each with 10 trails. A map and a list of directions and roads is provided for each tour. The brochure has information on bicycle rentals, the Three Oaks Spokes Bicycle Club, the Apple Cider Century bicycle tour as well as the Dewey Cannon Trading Company and Three Oaks Bicycle Museum.
The brochure can be purchased at the Dewey Cannon Trading Company. To defray publishing costs, there is a charge of 25¢ per brochure. However, we will mail out a brochure to you upon request if you provide a self-addressed #10 envelope with first class postage attached, and mail it in another envelope to:
Three Oaks Spokes
P. O. Box 366
Three Oaks, MI 49128
The Backroads Bikeway trails follow paved roads and are suitable for all types of bicycles.
Recommended equipment for riding these routes:
High Energy Snacks
Patch Kit for Tires
Extra Tire Tubes
BACKROADS BIKEWAYS MAPS
We offer the following marked routes for riders of all types and abilities. Click the trail name for a route map and instructions for each trail.