Creston Brewery

DESTINATION:

Creston Brewery (click for website) a local neighborhood favorite in a cool old building. If you're looking for a drink, know that Creston only carries their (excellent) beers - no wine or spirits.

Street address: 1504 Plainfield Ave. NE, Grand Rapids MI 49505 (click for Google Maps link)

DISTANCE

~1 mile (one way)

ROUTE PROFILE

Flat, slight downhill. Riding on roadways in bike lanes nearly the whole way.

DIRECTIONS

  • Unlock your bike from the rack, get your helmet on. You'll be riding in the road (in marked bike lanes) for this route, so review your hand signals and turn on those lights!
  • Facing the street (Plainfield Avenue) start heading south - to your right - in the bike lane. Remember, when you're on public roadways you need to follow the same rules as cars, so stop for stop lights and yield to pedestrians! Head south on Plainfield about 1 mile.
  • Creston Brewery is in a building on the left, at the northeast corner of Plainfield and Quimby. Lock your bike up to the rack on Quimby and enjoy a beer with your cool White Pine discount! CB also has some amazing nachos, just sayin'.

NOTE: If you go a little bit overboard at Creston- it happens - remember, you have time to spare to sober up! Take your time. Have a sandwich. If you're not comfortable getting back on your bike, don't do it! Remember, buzzed biking is drunk biking, and just as dangerous as drunk driving! Bus route 11 has a stop immediately outside - just across Quimby from the brewery - and can take you straight back to the bike racks.  The bus costs $1.75 and you can put the bike right on the front of the bus for no extra charge. Biking around the city, ending up at Creston, and taking the bus back is a certainly not uncommon for our riders. Check out the bus system and routes at this page: https://www.ridetherapid.org/howtoride/bicycles-on-the-rapid Tell the driver you want to get off at Eleanor Street, it's just past the Knapp Avenue stop.