The annual Tour de Leelanau bike race will be held next Saturday (Sep 15). The Tour de Leelanau is a point to point open road race for the top professional and amateur cyclists in the Midwest. The men’s course is 109 miles long and starts in Leland at 1 PM. The women’s race is 69 miles and starts at the Homestead around 2 – 2:30 PM. Both races wind all over the county and finish at the Leelanau Sands Casino in Peshawbestown.
This year’s Tour de Leelanau is sanctioned by USA Cycling and held under permit by the United States Cycling Federation making it one of the nation’s premier road biking races! You can get much, much more information at the Tour de Leelanau website and see more photos of Michigan’s most scenic bicycle race at the tour de leelanau tag on Flickr (view slideshow) and also in the Tour de Leelanau group on Flickr.