Start date: 09/23/2023

Registration: opens 03/01/2023
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Tour Overview

The Leelanau Harvest Tour is a great biking adventure for both families and single riders as the fall colors begin to show and apple trees are laden with fruit.

Starting and finishing at Herman Park in Suttons Bay, routes of approximately 20, 40, 64, and 100 miles wind throughout beautiful Leelanau County on excellent paved roads passing by farms, orchards, vineyards, dunes, and through quaint villages.

So come, ride, relax, and enjoy all that this beautiful peninsula has to offer.

Beautiful Routes

After nine miles on the Leelanau Trail, the 20 mile route follows the east side of South Lake Leelanau then returns to the Trail to finish in Suttons Bay. Being mostly flat this is an ideal route for younger riders. This route includes one food stop at mile 13.

The 40 mile route begins the same as the short route then continues north along the east side of both North and South Lake Leelanau and passes though the village of Lake Leelanau before returning to Suttons Bay via M-22 from Setterbo Road. This route includes food stops at 13 and 26 miles.

After leaving the Leelanau Trail 10.5 miles south of Suttons Bay, the 64 mile route heads west through rolling countryside, north around Little Traverse Lake, through Lake Leelanau, up the east side of North Lake Leelanau and then returns to Suttons Bay via Setterbo Road and M-22. This route includes food stops at 25 and 49 miles.

The 100 mile route extends the 64 mile route north to the Grand Traverse Lighthouse at the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula and the village of Northport with more hills and scenic views. This route includes food stops at 25, 49, and 77 miles.

Ride Fees

$55 - (3/1/23 - 5/31/23)

$60 - (6/1/23 - 9/17/23)

$35 - children 12 and under

Online registration only

*fee and sales tax (when applicable) applied at checkout

Tour is limited to 500 riders

No Day OF Event Registration

Ride Details

Highlights

  • Well-marked roads on all routes
  • Detailed route maps with cue sheets provided
  • Roving SAG support for emergencies
  • Food stops with toilet facilities
  • Post ride lunch at Herman Park Pavilion in Suttons Bay
  • Pre-ride tech support provided by Suttons Bay Bikes
  • Swimming at the Village Beach located at Marina Park, on N. Front Street
  • Tour profits are donated to organizations¬†that support and improve bicycling in our region
  • All classes of e-bikes are welcome

Food Stops

Rest stops on longer routes are spaced 15-30 miles apart, most with lake views. Each rest stop has toilet facilities.

Post-Ride Harvest Lunch

A box lunch will be served at Herman Park from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 pm. The lunch is included in the tour fee for all registrants. Box lunch choice will be offered as part of registration.

Safety

  • All riders are expected to follow the health guidelines at the time of the ride. Hand sanitizer will be readily available at all locations during the day. Cooperation with guidelines is imperative for the success and safety of the Leelanau Harvest Tour and we thank you for your efforts.
  • Helmets must be worn by all riders
  • Riders¬†are to obey all traffic rules and laws and to ride in a courteous and safe¬†manner. Michigan law requires cyclists to ride as close to the right as practicable¬†and not more than two abreast.
  • Children¬†15 and under¬†must¬†be accompanied by a cycling adult.

Packet Pick-up

  • Packet pick-up is 7:30-10:00 am at the Herman Park Pavilion
  • Earlier packet pick-up is not available
  • Parking is available at Suttons Bay High School (500 South Elm Street) which is adjacent to Herman Park

PLEASE NOTE

  • Century riders should plan to start by 8 am; 64¬†milers by 9 am; 20 and 40 milers by 10 am.
  • Lunch service ends at 4:30 pm and SAG support ends on all routes at 4:30 pm, so gauge your ride time appropriately
  • Parents or guardians must sign a release for riders aged 17 or under
  • Your wristband is your admission to food stops, the picnic and for SAG support
  • This is a rain or shine tour
  • Relevant COVID-19 policies and procedures¬†(e.g., masks and social distancing when not riding) will be followed. Details and updates will be provided via email to all participants.

Start/Finish Location

All routes start and finish at Herman Park in Suttons Bay located 16 miles north of Traverse City at 1060 S Herman Rd, Suttons Bay, MI  49682.

REFUND POLICY

The bike tour is a rain or shine event. Individuals may cancel their registration and request a refund up to August 27.

Additional Information

Questions may be directed to lhtdirector@cherrycapitalcyclingclub.org or by using the Contact Event tab near the top of this page.

For information on hotel, motel, and camping options and area attractions, please use these links: Leelanau County, Traverse City, PureMichigan. Local camping options include the Leelanau Pines Campground and Lake Leelanau RV Park both on the west side of Lake Leelanau.

Our two, one-day tours, the Ride Around Torch and the Leelanau Harvest Tour  have enabled the CCCC to conduct a productive and meaningful grant program that supports bicycling projects that contribute to achieving our mission of  promoting bicycling as part of a healthy lifestyle.  Since 1999 the CCCC has proudly granted over $375,000 to local organizations seeking to do projects like this.

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