Registration & Information


Register Before Sept 5th Click here   If you register before Sept 5th you will receive a Tour de Shane T-shirt! (T-shirts only guaranteed if pre-registered )
Registration Fees After Sept 5th After the 5th or on the day of the event $30 Adults and $20 Youth
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Time & Location

8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for a fun ride on the POLLY ANN TRAIL
Bike 5, 10, 22 miles or tour Oxford!
Walkers are welcomed too!


Registration begins at @ 8:00 am
Ride begins @ 9 am at
1550 W. Drahner
Oxford MI, 48371

Rural Pearl of a Ride
*** The 2012 Rural Pearl of a Ride has been cancelled due to lack of volunteer, sponsor and participant interest.  Contact the Trail Manager if you or someone you know can help bring back the Rural Pearl in 2013.***
The Rural Pearl Bike Ride; a one-day rail-trail and back-roads bike tour of scenic northeastern Oakland County. The event will take place on the beautiful Polly Ann Trail, beginning in Oxford, Michigan and is sponsored by funding from the Brooksie Way Minigrant Program. Main Street Bicycles (Oxford & Washington) and Paint Creek Bicycles (Downtown Lake Orion) will host aid stations and other activities.

Participants have a choice of three routes – 15, 30 or 48 miles – on developed Oakland County Trails and through rural countryside and parkland. Riders may begin anytime after 7:00 am after registration in Oxford. Riders may also register online at Riders who choose the 48-mile route must register and begin no later than 10:00 am. Enjoy rest stops stocked with refreshments. Before and after your ride, take advantage of the fantastic breakfast and lunch specials by our downtown Oxford vendors. Spend the rest of your day exploring the shops and discovering the charm of downtown Oxford. 

Cost for participation is a $20.00 donation for single riders and a $35.00 donation for families. On-site registration and check-in is located at the Oxford Village Offices, at 22 W. Burdick St. in downtown Oxford. Registration is from 7:00 - 11:00 am on the day of the event. Those who pre-register by September 16th will receive discounted costs of $15.00 for single riders and $25.00 for families. 

 Donations are also accepted, and checks made out to PATMC can be mailed to Polly Ann Trail, 23 E. Elmwood PO Box 112, Leonard, MI 48367. The Polly Ann Trail Management Council is a 501 (c) 3 organization. Registration fees and donations are tax deductible. Visit for more information and links to Brooksie Way event activities.

If you would like to volunteer, help is needed with trail marking, working rest stops or set up and clean up. Please contact Trail Manager Juliane Bagley at 248-969-8660 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Polly Ann Trail is a 14.2 mile long trail and part of the Oakland County network of trails and greenways in Southeastern Michigan. The trail begins in Orion Township and continues northeast, connecting the communities of Orion Township, Oxford Township, the Village of Oxford, Addison Township, and the Village of Leonard to the Oakland/Lapeer County line at Bordman Road. Potential connections include the Paint Creek Trail, Bald Mountain Recreation Area, the Macomb Orchard Trail, the Clinton River Trail, County Parks, and numerous recreational, and public places. This popular linear park utilizes the abandoned P.O. & N. railroad corridor and transverses through some of the most beautiful and untouched landscape in northern Oakland County. The trail is open year round during daylight hours and is restricted to non-motorized uses. Walking, hiking, jogging, cycling, horseback riding, and cross country skiing in winter are just some of the activities enjoyed by users of all ages. Visit to learn more.
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Charter Township of Orion Parks & Recreation Department's Annual
Fun for All Ages!!!

2012 Date TBD
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friendship Park, Orion Township
(Baldwin & Clarkston Roads)

Admission: $5.00 per vehicle/$15 per bus
  • Chamber Chili Challenge
  • Inflatables (socks required)
  • 4-H Petting Farm
  • Farm Fresh Produce
  • Pony Rides $2 each
  • Hay Maze
  • Face Painting
  • Children's Carnival Games - $1 each Carnival Card
  • Demonstrations
  • Living History Hay Wagon Rides with a Civil War Re-enactment and Arkansas/22 Michigan Company K Volunteer Infantry