Across State Bicycle Tours: Michigan

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League of Michigan Bicyclists is offering a series of Shoreline Bicycle Tours in 2017. See details on all the rides at the League of Michigan Bicyclists website.

Sunrise Adventure — Northeast Michigan along Lake Huron. 165 miles; 150 bicyclists. Dates: June 15-18, 2017.

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Tour (MUP) – Starts at St. Igance/Mackinac Island with overnights in Newberry, Paradise, Sault Ste. Marie, Paradise and De Tour Village. Dates: July 9-15, 2017.

Shoreline West Bicycle Tour – Three-day or 7-day options cover 160 or 385 miles; maximum 500 cyclists. Starts in Montague with overnights in Ludington, Frankfort, Traverse City, Charlevoix, and Harbor Springs. Dates: Aug. 5-12, 2017.

Pedal Across Lower Michigan uses scenic, paved roads ideal for beginning and intermediate cyclists; very kid friendly and ideal for families. Begins in Saugatuck with overnights in Otsego, Nashville, Eaton Rapids, Grass Lake, Milan. The ride ends at Lake Erie Metro Park. Daily mileages range between 35 to 60 miles, with longer options for those who want the challenge. Dates: June 24-30, 2017.

Michigander Bicycle Tour — An ideal ride for mountain and hybrid bikes on rails-to-trails riding (also includes route for roadies). Check website for route. Two-day and six-day options in 2015.  Sponsored by Michigan Trails and Greenway Alliance. Dates: July 15-22, 2017.

Tour da UP A 5-day bike tour of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula starting in St. Ignace. The bike ride is a fund-raiser for Teaching Family Homes of Upper Michigan and will benefit the abused and neglected youth. The tour is fully supported with food, equipment transportation and mechanical support. Side excursions are scheduled along the route. Dates – August

One Day Ride Across Michigan (ODRAM) This one-day bike ride covers 145 miles from Montague to Lake City across the mid-section of Michigan. Finishing party on the shores of Lake Huron. Benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Ride to Cure Program. Date – Aug. 12, 2017.

Dick Allen Lansing to Mackinaw Bicycle Tour (DALMAC) is a four- or five-day ride, covering 300 to 500 miles depending on which of the five routes riders choose. From East Lansing to (or over) the Mackinaw Bridge. Limited to about 1,900 riders. Sponsored by the Tri-County Bicycle Association. Dates: 4-Day: Aug. 30 – Sept. 3, 2017;  See the website for registration beginning Feb. 14, 2017.

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  1. Cheryl Sina

    Highly recommend the Tour Da UP – great ride, great people – awesome cause!

  2. Mary McGuire

    Thank you so much for including the Michigander Bicycle Tour on your list. We a really appreciate it.
    Best wishes,

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