Announcing the Winners!

Congratulations to Jerry Browne for his winning entry in our PALM 36 Photo Contest!

His entry, “Sunset over Tent City” was selected from hundreds of entries to be this year’s winner.










Congratulations to Lynn Proeber, our Patch Contest Winner!

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PALM Picnic

Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 2:00 P.M.

Granger Meadows Park, Pavilion #1,
1275 Granger Meadows Lane, Dewitt Township Michigan

Please bring a dish to pass (hamburgers, hotdogs and a vegetarian option will be provided),
something to drink and your own table service.
The meeting will start at 2:00. Bring your routes, ideas and your stories of family, fun and travel.
Please remember no dogs are allowed in the park.
Hope to see you there.


From the North:
South on Business 27 to State Road (Marathon Station on the corner of State and 27)
Turn left on State Road; go east to Wood Rd. (first light)
Turn right on Wood Rd. (south)
Granger Meadows Park is just after you turn onto Wood Road.
Turn right into the park, we are at the first picnic area.

From the South:
North on US 127 to Lake Lansing Road.
Turn left onto Lake Lansing Road (west), after you go over the overpass, there is a mall, go past the mall
Turn right onto Wood Road (north), Speedway on corner
The entrance to the park is just before State Road (just before traffic light)
Turn left into the park, we are at the first picnic area.

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PALM Patch Design Contest

You can win a free registration to ride PALM (just the registration fee, not the meals or bus) by designing the PALM ride patch.

The deadline for entry is September 30. The winning design will be chosen at a regular PALM meeting by a vote of the staff. All patches are viewed with the identity of the artist unknown. All entrants will be notified and all non-winning entries returned. Of course, we retain the winning entry.


The rules are as follows:

  • All PALM riders are eligible to enter. You may enter as many designs as you want.
  • Entries must be postmarked on or before September 30. No exceptions. Late entries will be returned.
  • Use oval, diamond, square, rectangle, circle, etc. We prefer designs that do not create undue problems with the shape. An irregular shape (or scallops, etc. on the outline) is more expensive to make.
  • Computer-assisted designs are acceptable.
  • Size of the design should not be much larger than previous patches. We prefer a size of about 3.5 inches by 4.5 inches.
  • Colors should be pretty basic. A design that is gorgeous because it has many shades and colors may be difficult or impossible to reproduce in a patch.
  • The patch should include the year and ride number. It need not be in Roman numerals.
  • If you submit a good design, but it is not chosen – keep it. Change the number and year of the tour, and re-submit it the next year. Some years we are flooded with great designs, while the next year we may receive next to none.
  • We can improve the details, if you are not great at drawing.
    Please put your name, address, and phone number on the back of the patch design. Entries should be mailed to: PALM, P. O. Box 7161, Ann Arbor, MI 48107.
  • Entries may also be sent as an email attachment to
  • To see all of the past PALM patches you can find the link under the HISTORY heading.
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From the PALM Chairman

Another PALM is in the books. Lower mileage, a little hillier than usual, cooler weather and TAIL WINDS!
The rain held off until the last night so you didn’t have to sleep in a wet tent again.
I would like to thank all the hardworking staff who made my job so much easier. Their efforts are what make PALM one of the best and most affordable bicycle tours in the country.
Looking forward to seeing you all back for the June 23-29, 2018 PALM!
Andy Vast-Binder Chair PALM 36

Bikes in the field
Bikes in the field

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2017 PALM Photo Contest

Time to start thinking about this year’s PALM photo contest. We have new rules that should be a lot easier to follow. The winner will get a FREE registration for next year’s ride! We are using Google Photos as the site to upload your pictures. If you’re not signed up to Google Photos, do it now.

PALM Photo contest instructions

  1. Take photo!
  2. Click the link to the PALM Photo Contest Google Photos Album:
  3. Log onto your Gmail account or create one
  4. Click Upload Photo in the PALM Photo Contest album
  5. Find and select your contest photo
  6. Add a description to the photo with your name and any extra details about the photo you wish to include
  7. Wait for results (We’ll let you know after the ride if you have won)

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