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The Michigander Bicycle Tour
Fri, Jul 15, 2016
About This Activity
Welcome to the 25th Annual Michigander Bicycle Tour. Named one of the "Top 10 Multi-Day Rides in America" by Bicycling Magazine, The Michigander combines beautiful trails, Great Lakes beaches, lighthouses, rivers, virgin white pines, and a healthy serving of brewpubs.The Michigander Bicycle Tour is also a part of the Michigan Fitness Foundation Challenge. This challenge 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.
The 2016 Michigander is a casual bicycle tour and offers three tour options; 2-Day Tour, 6-Day Tour or 8-day Tour which combines both the 2-Day and 6-Day Tours. Routes feature a mix of paved and crushed limestone surfaced trails and roads, and on occasion (if necessary) short jaunts on dirt roads and or unpaved trails. The 2-Day Michigander is designed to be a casual, easy ride up to 30-35 miles each day. It starts and finishes in the same town, so those that prefer a shorter ride can simply turn back at any time. The 6-Day Tour moves upwards of 50-60 miles a day and moves from town to town. Those that do the 8-Day Tour often consider the 2-Day Tour as a good warm up to the 6-Day Tour.
Camping is included as well as breakfast and dinner daily. About 20% of the riders stay in nearby recommended hotels. For those that prefer to have someone else set up their camp, Michigan Cycling Charters offers set up and tear down service for a reasonable fee.
The Michigander Bicycle Tour includes:
Dinner and Breakfast daily
Hearty and Healthy Fare with Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free meals available.
Mix of schools and campgrounds
Hot Showers/Shower Trucks
Gourmet Coffee Daily
Fresh Water and Snacks every 10-15 miles
Cell phone charging stations
Yoga & Stretching
Detailed ride information may be found via the menu on the left of this page. We hope to have answered all of your questions here, but feel free to email us should you need additional information.
Thank you, we look forward to seeing you on the 25th Annual Michigander Bicycle Tour.