The first annual Sleepy Bear Twilight Ride to benefit the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail takes place this Sunday, August 11. Trail maintenance costs approximately $1,000 per mile annually, and a donation of $30 for families and $10 for individuals will be used to keep the trail clean and clear for safe riding in the spring, summer, and fall and grooming for cross country skiing in the winter.
The non-competitive ride will begin at 8 PM at Cherry Republic in Glen Arbor and refreshments will be provided at Glen Haven. All ages are welcome at the event, and riders can choose from a 4.5 or 9 mile loop on the trail. Bike rental is available at Crystal River Outfitters. Register in advance through Friends of Sleeping Bear.