The Michigander Bicycle Tour

Mon July 13 - Sat July 18, 2020 Traverse City, MI US 49686 Directions
2020 Routes

All routes below are tentative and may undergo changes. Final Routes will be identified with the word “FINAL” in the title of the route as we progress over the coming months.

 
 

Michigander 2020 Daily Schedule

Day 1 – Travel from Traverse City to the tip of Old Mission Peninsula
Day 2 – Travel from Traverse City to Suttons Bay on the Leelanau Trail
Day 3 – Travel from Traverse City to Frankfort
Day 4 – Travel from Frankfort to Glen Arbor on the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail
Day 5 – Travel from Frankfort to Thompsonville on the Bestie Valley Trail (13 miles on crushed limestone)
Day 6 – Travel from Frankfort back to Traverse City

For more information on the ride, visit the Michigan Trails website.

All Michigander routes will be marked with pins and all turns will be clearly indicated. All tour participants will be invited to join our Michigander 2020 event on Ride with GPS, which will allow you to download daily route maps and cue sheets. You will be able to use these daily routes on your mobile device in an off-line mode including turn by turn instructions if desired. Know that routes are tentative while we are tweaking them as we work with the county road commissions and police departments to ensure a great and safe ride. 

All registrants will be provided with daily cue sheets with printed routes along with things to see and do along the way. This is primarily a trail ride, with some days where we utilize connecting, paved back roads as we loop.  

The Betsie Valley Trail has a crushed limestone surface for 13 miles from Beulah to Thompsonville. For 6-Day riders, this section of crushed limestone is only 4% out of the total number of miles. 

 

Trail Regulations

  • Betsie Valley Trail
    • Class I E-bikes, also known as peddle assist bikes, are permissible on the Trail. Class II and Class III bikes which can exceed 20 mph speeds are not allowed on the Trail.
  • Leelanau Trail
    • Class 1 and Class 3 are permissible on the Trail. 
  • Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail
    • Class 1 and Class 3 are permissible on the Trail. 

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