On Sunday, September 18th, the Cherry Capital Cycling Club will host the Leelanau Harvest Tour, an annual bicycle road ride through scenic Leelanau County. Over 900 riders (families and individuals) from all over Michigan are expected to participate in this non-competitive event. Proceeds from the tour benefit the Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation (TART) Trails, a Traverse City-based nonprofit trail and bicycle advocacy organization. TART Trails owns, operates, and maintains the Leelanau Trail, a 15-mile trail that stretches from Traverse City to Suttons Bay.
The Leelanau Harvest Tour is known for its unique food stops every 20 to 30 miles. Each stop is on a lakefront park with a menu that includes specialties donated by area merchants and restaurants. Pre-registered riders will also enjoy a post-ride pasta dinner, included in the registration fee.
Route options cover 15, 25, 45, 67, or 100 miles through beautiful Leelanau County. All of the routes cover hilly terrain and riders are rewarded with great views at the top of most hills.
The event starts and ends at Glen Lake Schools. Cyclists may register for $35, and families may register for $80.
To sign up online or to find out more information, please review the Leelanau Harvest Tour’s web site, leelanauharvesttour.org
Or, if you have other questions, please feel free to call the TART Trails office at 941-4300 to speak to someone about the Leelanau Harvest Tour.