The Michigander Bicycle Tour

Event Date

Sat, Jul 14, 2018


Cheboygan, MI

About This Activity

Welcome to the 27th Annual Michigander Bicycle Tour.

Named one of the "Top 10 Multi-Day Rides in America"
Bicycling Magazine

Presented by Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance and the Michigan Fitness Foundation, Michigan's Classic Cycling Vacation, The 27th Annual Michigander Bicycle Tour will take place in North Central Michigan with Camp Headquarters moving from Cheboygan to Petoskey to Harbor Springs  and back. We will ride from shore to shore from one Great Lake to the next starting on the sunrise side of Lake Huron and heading west into the sunset side from July 14-21, 2018. The Michigander is a classic cycling vacation that combines beautiful trails, Great Lakes beaches, lighthouses, forests, rivers ad streams amidst quaint Victorian Era towns, and historic sites in and around National Historic Landmarks in the Upper Midwest.

The tour offers three options; 2-Day Tour, 6-Day Tour or 8-day Tour (which combines both the 2-Day and 6-Day tours). Routes are mostly paved or crushed limestone, and on occasion jaunts on dirt roads. The 2-Day Michigander is designed to be a casual, easy ride up to 25-30 miles each day.  The 6-Day Tour moves upwards of 50-60 miles a day and moves from town to town every two days.

The 2-Day Michigander is designed as a casual loop ride, which means everyone will ride out and back on the same route, so those that prefer a shorter ride can simply turn back at any time.The 6-Day Michigander will visit multiple towns with loops every other day and the 8-Day combines both rides.

Breakfast and dinner daily.  gourmet coffee each morning,  SAGs (support and gear rest stops) every 15 miles with ice water, fresh fruit, KIND bars, and at select stops, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, as well as camping is included with registration. The Michigander Bicycle Tour is also a part of The Pure Michigan FITness Series. This series endorses local, regional and state events consistent with the Governor's Council mission to promote healthy choices, while offering a physical activity event open to all participants, regardless of skill level or age.

Please Note: Paper registration is available from February 15 through April 15, or whenever the ride reaches capacity. Check back here for the download link on February 15. If you have difficulty using this site, call us 517-485-6022 or email

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