On Sunday, September 21 the The Cherry Capital Cycling Club will host the annual Leelanau Harvest Tour. It’s an annual bicycle road ride that drew 1,000 riders last year and is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. To honor this milestone, a bluegrass band will perform at the end of the ride and special surprises along the routes are also planned.
The tour starts and ends at Glen Lake School, and route options cover 15, 25, 45, 67 and 100 miles through the hilly countryside. In an effort to encourage families and less inexperienced riders, the 15-mile route was added this year. The rides feature unique food stops every 20 to 30 miles at lakefront parks with a menu that includes specialties from area merchants and restaurants. Pre-registered riders will also enjoy a pasta and salad meal after the ride, which is included in the registration fee.
Proceeds from the tour benefit the Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation (TART) Trails and cyclists may register and get more details at leelanauharvesttour.org or by calling 941-4300.