The 1st annual Third Coast Bicycle Festival is a weeklong celebration of 2 wheel fun in Traverse City that features something for every bicycle enthusiast.
Tonight there’s an evening ride through Leelanau that leaves from Darrow Park in TC (near Tom’s West Bay).
Thursday features a celebration of bicycles and bicycle fashion with a cruise on Front Street at 7:30 PM by the State Theatre in your best bike duds. Prizes will be given for best dressed, best bike, best combination bike/fashion, and best bike family followed by some short biking films and aspecial screening of Bicycle Dreams – The True Story of The Race Across America by Stephen Auerbach.
On Friday there’s tons of fun including a hill climb, Kids Bike Rodeo and downtown sprints at 6:30 PM and the Twin Bay Cyclocross Race at 5:30 and the Two Wheel Technique trials at 6:30 at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons.
Saturday afternoon features the Cherry Roubaix Criterium Road Races downtown. As someone who’s checked this the last two years, I have to say that this is about the most entertaining racing event I’ve seen as cyclists tear around a loop at high speed. There’s also Roller Sprints and a Cyclocross Race at the TC Microbrew and Music Festival at The Grand Traverse Commons.
Here’s video from the winter cyclocross to take you out!