There are many ways to enjoy the summer months bicycling and giving back while you ride; we invite you to check out this month’s $1 per Rider Events! The organizers of these rides have pledged to donate $1 to LMB for every person who registers for their event. Those dollars add up quickly, and help tremendously in LMB’s education and advocacy work. We hope you will help support us, simply by registering for one of the stellar events below this month!
06/09/17 - 06/12/17
ROCMichigan is a well managed 1 to 4 day recreational biking event to raise funds for strengthening urban neighborhoods. Riders raise $2/m to support urban renewal organizations. Suitable for beginners and experienced riders.
Fun scenic ride for all! All riders will leave from downtown Muskegon, enjoying routes along beautiful Lake Michigan to Pioneer Park. 50 mile riders will continue on along roads and the Hart-Montague trail to Whitehall. 100 mile riders will ride past seven inland lakes to Silver Lake. All riders will return to a fun and tasty finish line party at annual Taste of Muskegon festival in Hackley Park, featuring food and beverages from local restaurants and live music.
Pumpkinvine Bike Ride
The Pumpkinvine Bike Ride meanders past Amish farms and down a partially shaded trail spotted with wildflowers. Cruise on roads beside horses and buggies past traditional farms with sheep, cattle and newborn foals in summer pastures. Generous SAGs at Middlebury and Shipshewana serve drinks, fruit, energy foods and cold cut sandwiches. End your ride with pie and ice cream.
Thumbs Up 200k, 440k, 600k
Enjoy the farmland of the Thumb and the Lake Huron shoreline, with controls in North Branch, Frankenmuth, Sebewaing, Port Austin, and Lake Huron Roadside Park. An ACP Certified Brevet.
Leelanau Shores Comfort Tour
06/18/17 - 06/23/17
Traverse City and Leelanau County are in the nicest corner of Michigan, and you'll think you've died and gone to heaven with this tour! Great hotels, wonderful dining, thrilling sights, plus a kayak ride for fun! This full-service tour is super! Sights include Old Mission Peninsula, Traverse City, the Tart Trail, Suttons Bay, Leland, Glen Arbor and Crystal River.
Vuelta Puerto Sheldon / Tour of Port Sheldon Road Race
06/18/17 - 06/18/17
Racers of all experience, from novice to expert, are invited and will test their skills navigating race circuit. La ruta de Vuelta a Puerto Sheldon—the race course—speeds arrow-straight past conifer forests and rolls through peaceful lakeside neighborhoods before sweeping upon the most popular, winding lakeshore drive in West Michigan. ¡Feliz Dia del Padres! Happy Fathers Day!
Pedal Across Lower Michigan (PALM)
06/24/17 - 06/30/17
PALM is Michigan's premier family oriented bicycle tour since 1982. Our ride covers 253 total miles, with optional longer routes each day. Optional meal and bus purchases. Paved roads. Suitable for novice and veteran tour riders.
Mick Webster Memorial Bicycle Tour (Mick's Ride)
Mick past away May 17th, 2006 after a 6 year battle with malignant melanoma. All proceeds from the ride go directly to the Relay for Life, which Mick felt very strong about, so that some day a cure can be found for this disease and others.
Her ride starts at P & T Fitness with a mass start and runs through southwest Jackson County and along the Falling Waters Trail.
Blue Water Ramble
The Blue Water Ramble is a tour of the beautiful Blue Water Region with views of the St. Clair River. 27, 46, 63 and 100 mile route options available. Most routes will take a ferry onto Harsens Island, where riders will experience low traffic and breathtaking views. Perfect for family and novice riders. Century route provides a challenge and a spectacular view of the Blue Water Bridge.
Kalamazoo Scenic Bicycle Tour (KalTour)
KalTour travels the low-traffic rolling backroads of Western Kalamazoo and Van Buren Counties, passing orchards vineyards, farm fields, wetlands, and wooded hills. All routes join at our scenic lunch stop for sandwiches, fruit, and cookies.
Sea to Sea 2017
06/26/17 - 08/31/17
Sea to Sea 2017 will ride from Vancouver to Halifax. Riders can choose to ride the full distance, one week or two weeks depending on their availability. Sea to Sea is a fully supported tour including all meals, overnights, SAG, Rest Stops, Medics and Mechanics. Sea to Sea is a bicycling mission fighting poverty through fundraising and awareness. Riders from around the world cycle across North America advocating for hope and taking action to break the cycle of poverty.