PALM 2017 Poster

Perfect for posting at your local bike shop!

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The Application Is Now Available

The 2017 PALM application is now available here and on the Downloads tab.

Please tell everybody you know. We don’t have everybody’s email.

To register for PALM 2017, mail the completed application (with the required signatures), a business sized stamped self-addressed envelope, and a check or money order covering the appropriate fees for all participants on the application to PALM, PO Box 7161, Ann Arbor, MI 48107.

If you want to register as part of a group, include all the applications for your group in the same envelope when you mail them to us. That way either everybody in your group will get on PALM or no one from your group will get on PALM.
If some members of your group live far away, have them download the Signature Waiver now, sign it, and send it to you beforehand so that you can put the signed waivers in the same envelope as your application(s) that you are mailing to us.

We have filled as quickly as two days. We use the postmark on the envelope as the cutoff. To guarantee the earliest possible postmark, take the envelope to a post office and ask them to postmark the envelope immediately and mail it 1st class. You don’t have to mail the application by priority mail: that doesn’t affect the postmark. We go by postmark even if it takes days for us to receive it.

If you have questions or concerns Please email us at or call 734-669-0172.


We have approval for the 2017 PALM XXXVI sites!

The mileage numbers link to the associated map on


Sun Mon Tue Wed Thur



Otsego Nashville Eaton Rapids Grass Lake Milan

Lake Erie

Approx. Mileage


46 45 44 41




67 70 101 57


Saturday optional 21 miles

As with previous years, the form will need to be mailed in with payment.  Online registration is planned for 2018.The application will be posted on Sunday, January 8, 2017



Are you interested in riding PALM 36 (XXXVI) June 24 – 30, 2017? Make sure you put the dates on your calendar. We will be posting more information as we confirm the route. We hope to see you next year.

Letter From the Chair

Wow, what a great year to be Chair of PALM!
New and exciting things are in store for us.

We are working on a very beautiful route through the
southern half of the state, and our registration process
is being updated so it will be more convenient for everyone
to use.

I would like to thank all riders who participated in PALM 35.
A lot of sun and very little rain gave us one of the best years
ever. I know that it was hot on some days, but we all drank
plenty of water and made it just fine.

About one third of PALM 35 participants were new to week long touring.
To them I say, congratulations!
Some of the days were long and hilly but, as Gary (our route Chair)
would say, “That builds character”.
I am so proud of the riders who completed their
first metric or full century on this year’s tour.
That is quite an accomplishment to look back on.

Please feel free to browse our web page for information on
our ride and some fun pictures. Look for some new features
as well.

Thanks again, and see you on the road!

Andy Vast-Binder

Chair, PALM 36