Bikeable Leelanau: Ride down Phase I of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail

Jacob Wheeler of the Glen Arbor Sun writes that to the most beautiful place in America, second healthiest place nationwide, Leelanau County is on the verge of becoming a prime bicycle destination too! He took a ride down the nearly-completed first phase from the Sleeping Bear Dune Climb to downtown Glen Arbor on the brand new Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail. The trail officially opens on June 20, 2012 and could one day stretch 27 miles, from the Leelanau-Benzie County line to Good Harbor.

Jacob writes that with all these bikers coming to town, they’ll need a place to rent bikes & fix the inevitable flat tires wheels and fix the inevitable flat tires and rusty chains. Read more about the new businesses in Glen Arbor here, and check out this narrated video of a bike ride Saturday along the trail.

Also, the photo to the right is by Tom D’Ambrosio – see his great photos from the trail right here!!



3 replies
  1. tom
    tom says:

    Do you have a map that shows the distances from the dunes to different towns along the way.We will be in Leland on July 1st and 2nd, and are interested in doing a ride here. Thanking you in advance for your help, Tom N.


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