Fri September 13 - Wed September 18 South Haven, MI 49090 US

The Great Lake-to-Lake Trails Route #1 Inaugural Ride will bring together cycling enthusiasts for the first time on a 275-mile sightseeing trail adventure from South Haven to Port Huron. The Inaugural Ride marks the grand opening of Michigan’s first fully-marked destination trail that travels from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron.

Cyclists on the Inaugural Ride will pedal down canopied trails through urban and rural areas while exploring popular coastal destinations as well as towns off the beaten path. Riders will stay in casual upscale hotels along the way and flock to trail towns during the evening, experiencing local flavor, culture and eateries.

The 7-day, 6-night ride begins on the beautiful Lake Michigan beach town of South Haven. The route travels down old railway corridors through vast farmlands, forests and popular metropolitan areas like Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Jackson, Green Oak Township, Pontiac and Rochester Hills. The ride ends in the historical coastal town of Port Huron, with picturesque views of Lake Huron. Riders will enjoy beaches, museums, wineries, breweries and excursions along the way. 

Cyclists on the Inaugural Ride will also be treated to the first viewing of the Great Lake-to-Lake Trails Route #1 navigational trail head buoys. Two huge 2.5-ton original Great Lake maritime buoys are being refurbished to represent the start and end of the Great Lake-to-Lake Trails Route #1.   This creates a perfect photo opportunity to record the beginning and completion of the bike tour, and photo submissions can be posted online.   

Volunteers are needed on route, please contact


Great Lake-to-Lake Trails Inaugural Ride

September 13th – 18th, 275 Miles, South Haven to Port Huron
The ride is limited to 150 cyclists
Registration cost $750.00 per cyclist
Included with the Inaugural Ride is:
  • Dipping your tire in Lake Michigan and in Lake Huron
  • 5 breakfasts, 5 catered dinners (includes the ceremonial meals)
  • Ribbon-cutting ceremony, police escort
  • Ceremonial breakfast on the beach at the start of the tour 
  • Free SAG stops, wayfinding and route marking
  • Free transporting of cyclist luggage to and from recommended hotels each day
  • Free secure overnight bike storage will be available
  • A bike maintenance support specialist is available on the route
  • First Aid and emergency support services and safety planning
  • Extra afternoon activity in the Auburn Hills area 
  • Finish line ceremony with photo opportunities and dinner in Port Huron
  • Being a part of the first historical crossing on the Inaugural Ride
  • All registered cyclist will receive a bike bell, Great Lake-To-Lake Trails Inaugural Ride 2019 path sign and limited edition Inaugural Ride t-shirt
60 Water St
South Haven, MI US 49090

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