MUP Central 2021

MUP? Michigan Upper Peninsula Bicycle Tour!

July 10 thru July 17

Jan. 5 update on 2021 LMB tours, including Shoreline West and MUP:

We are still determining our registration opening date and some of the details for the tours, including capacity. We’ve got a lot of additional considerations this year to hold the tours safely, as you might imagine. We’ll be sure to announce the opening date with plenty of advance notice, so watch for an announcement soon!

Well, after last year, we here at League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB) are looking forward to our 19th MUP tour. To celebrate, we’ve added a few things like gravel options, a BBQ, an optional standard century, e-bike charging at rest stops, luggage transport to your hotel, vegan food options, and a few other fun things. For years people have asked and now we’re delivering a 3-day option for folks who want to use fewer vacation days but still experience the awesomeness of MUP!

Take a minute to remember the first time you rode your bike. Grinning from ear to ear as you pedaled down the street or across the fields feeling the freedom, independence, and fun of being on your bike.

So let’s get on our bikes and recapture that feeling of simple freedom, independence, and fun!

No matter what you ride, why you ride or where you ride, LMB works for all bicyclists to Make Michigan Bicycling Better. Educating new drivers, law enforcement, and children. Advocating to create and pass legislation concerning safe passing, distracted driving, and helping local bike shops last spring. Helping develop bicycling infrastructure across the state and supporting other bicycling events. Your MUP registration helps to fund LMB’s work. Thank You!

 


MUP Info

Situated on the campus of Michigan Northern University and just a few blocks from Lake Superior, MUP Central kicks off in Marquette at the world’s largest wooden dome, aptly named the Superior Dome! We’ll journey along Lake Superior via rail trails and quiet lakeshore roads exploring lighthouses, waterfalls, and of course, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Grand Island National Recreation Area, and Munising by boat, kayak, and bicycle. After a layover, we conduct a shore to shore transect of Michigan by saddling up on the shores of Lake Superior and riding through Hiawatha National Forest to Lake Michigan, enjoy a wine tasting in Manistique, and then meander back to Marquette on Saturday. Wow, seven days, century rides, breweries, wineries, the two greatest Great Lakes, a National Lakeshore, a National Recreation Area, and a National Forest… now that’s what you call an LMB tour!

Still included with your registration:

  • Awesome, incredible, friendly, helpful Volunteers
  • Beautiful  scenery
  • SAG Stops with hydration and light snacks
  • SAG wagons that patrol the route
  • Catered breakfast and dinner
  • Overnight camping
  • Showers
  • Luggage transport for two bags
  • Electronic charging station in camp
  • Professional Bicycle Mechanic
  • Free long term parking
  • Registration packet with an event t-shirt and other fun swag
  • Daily route info meetings with cue sheets, GPS turn by turn directions

Some things are new:

  • Gravel road options
  • Rail Trail options
  • Shower trailers for a private hot shower!
  • Outdoor dining option
  • Charter buses to the start for 3 day riders
  • E-bike charging at rest stops,
  • Optional luggage transport to your hotel
  • Ice-cold beverages and individually wrapped salty snacks available in camp daily
  • Pictured Rocks Century options
  • Winery and Brewery Tour options
  • Maple Bacon Pancake Challenge
  • Farewell Party

Other options include tent service, an LMB VIP boat cruise, kayak rentals, glass-bottom boat shipwreck tours, ferry rides, microbrew tastings, event jersey, and other fun stuff!


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MUP ITINERARY


To start, click each day below to expand the section and see details. Use the MUP Itinerary as a source for route maps, guides to local attractions and an easy way to develop your sightseeing plans. Please note, routes and itineraries may change without notice due to road closures, construction or inclement weather.

Click each day to view details and routes.

Saturday - Marquette Check-In

Welcome to MUP!

Join us at the Superior Dome on the campus of Northern Michigan University between 2 pm and 6:30 pm for packet pick-up. Right next to the check-in table will be our service desk where you can get punch cards, merchandise, maps, and sign up for one of the excursions. Once you’ve settled in, feel free to enjoy the town of Marquette where you’ll find several french style patisseries, our tour coffee provider Velodrome Coffee, and several breweries. For those needing to loosen up the legs, review the three route options above to see Presque Isle Park. A mandetory Rider Orientation runs from 6 – 7 PM followed by a beer and wine reception with light snacks (7:30 – 9:00 PM). If you want a hearty dinner, check out the many restaurants downtown! You’ll spend the night inside the Superior Dome!

A special note to 3-Day Tour Participants

If you signed up to ride the shuttle from Munising to Marquette today please remember that bike loading is from 11 am to 1:30 PM today and the charter bus departs Munising at 2 PM.

Sunday - Marquette to Big Bay Coffee Grinder (Zero to 65 miles)

We start the day with a hearty catered breakfast (6:30 am – 8:00 am daily), and great coffee provided by one of our tours sponsors Velodrome Coffee. If you didn’t get to Presque Isle Park yesterday, add it to your out and back route today, it’s a MUPtastic loop. Today you can ride a little or clock in a metric century. The distance choices are infinite on this, fully supported, super caffeinated out and back route along scenic Big Bay Road. Each SAG stop today will feature a unique coffee from Velodrome Coffee. The route epitomizes the U.P. with miles of natural beauty along the Lake Superior shoreline and rolling wooded terrain. Just a little over 9 miles from the start is the Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area which consists of a 3,200 foot trail that leads to a summit view of Lake Superior, the picture is worth the climb but you may want to save it for on the way back! The gravel grinders will split off into their own world at mile 12 while those who opt for a short route can turn around at any point on the way to Big Bay. The sleepy village of Big Bay lies at the end of the road where you can stop at Thunder Bay Inn for a bite to eat. Just 4 miles later (the last 1.5 are dirt road), you’ll reach Big Bay Lighthouse where we’ll be providing a special treat for all those that make the journey before heading back to Marquette. As you head back to camp, The Burger Bus food truck will be on the route providing you with a big fat juicy burger (vegan available), fries and drink! If your still hungry, buy a second burger or head-on into town and sample one of the many fine breweries and restaurants.

Monday - Christmas in July! Marquette to Munising (44 miles)

Put on your favorite holiday jersey, it’s Christmas in July!

We start the day with breakfast in camp and great coffee provided by one of our tour sponsors Velodrome Coffee. Afterward, both the paved and gravel routes head east along the shoreline of Lake Superior traveling along the Iron Ore Heritage Trail. Then ride through the village of Lakenenland and the quirky Lakenenland Sculpture Park about 15 miles outside of Marquette, this is a must-see, featuring scrap-iron sculptures and interactive exhibits. There are many places today to stop and swim or grab a bite to eat along the way including a cool little spot called The Duck Pond Eatery and Beer Garden where you can get poutine and prime rib. Then make sure to stop at Santa’s Workshop in Christmas (yes Virginia, there is a Santa Clause) and take your Christmas in July photo to post on your social media page. After a good chuckle, it’s just a few more miles to Munising, the gateway to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. LMB will spend 3 nights here, which means you don’t have to pack your gear until Thursday morning! Fuel up tonight at dinner (5 – 7 pm daily) because tomorrow is a big mileage day!

Tue - Century City - Munising to Grand Marais (Zero to 100 miles)

Wear your favorite century jersey, its Century City Tuesday!

We start the day with our signature Maple Bacon Pancake breakfast. The great coffee is by Velodrome Coffee.

Ride 20 to 100 miles with full SAG support along the entire length of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Along the scenic Au Sable Point Trail you’ll get a chance to explore some of the most iconic places in the central UP including Log Slide Overlook, Grand Sable Banks, Grand Sable Falls, and the Au Sable Lighthouse. If you choose to go the full distance to Grand Marais, you can stop in this little village to pick up your MUP Century patch before going to see the locally famous Pickle Barrel house, swim in Lake Superior, fuel and hydrate at the local establishments and then head back to home base in Munising. Once back in camp, you’ll be ready for our locally catered Pig Roast BBQ before heading out into town and sampling some of Munisings micro-breweries.

Sadly today, we say goodbye to our 3-day riders, but hope they’ll stick around long enough to enjoy the BBQ and live band!

Wed - Layover Day in Munising

Today in camp, we’ll only be serving coffee provided by Velodrome Coffee, so head out and enjoy the many food offerings in Munising!! After testing your legs yesterday, today you can explore Munising by bike, boat, kayak, or even on foot! Bike out to Sand Point Beach or Miners Castle and Miners Falls (see routes above), grab a bite to eat at Taco Primo, tour the many hidden waterfalls in the area, hike (or gravel bike) around Grand Island, kayak the coastline, or visit shipwrecks through a glass-bottom boat. Of course, you can also just hang out in camp catching up on your bike maintenance and beauty sleep.

Join us on a VIP boat tour of Pictured Rocks to explore the beautiful cliffs and waterfalls from the water! Scroll down for details.

Thur - MUP Transect - Munising to Manistique (64 miles)

MUP is primarily a paved road bicycle tour. However, cyclists may have a crushed limestone trail or short gravel road to add to their story!

It’s Throwback Thursday!! Put on your favorite vintage jersey for a shore to shore transect across the spine of the UP.

Today starts with breakfast and sadly the last day we can enjoy coffee from tour sponsor Velodrome Coffee. After a relaxing day to recharge, MUP goes shore to shore crossing the state to Lake Michigan! Start with a quick touch of your rear tire into Lake Superior. Then quickly find yourself climbing the 5 miles out of the Lake Superior basin onto a 30 mile stretch of forest road. Here the trees come almost right up to the shoulder as we head south through the Hiawatha National Forest, founded in 1909 by President Theodore Roosevelt. Along the way is Kitch-iti-kipi, Michigan’s largest spring. It is 200’ in diameter and delivers 10,000 gallons of crystal clear water per minute. Just the ticket for the end of a woodland ride. Leaving the spring it’s just a few miles to Manistique and Lake Michigan. Take time to head down to the water and touch your front tire to the waters of Lake Michigan so you can tell everyone how you biked across Michigan in one day! Tonight after dinner, to celebrate our transect of Michigan, LMB is providing live music, and a wine and beer tasting from Mackinaw Trail Winery and Brewery!

TGIF - Manistique to Chatham (61 miles)

It’s Fashion Friday! Wear your most crazy, fun, goofy jersey or t-shirt!

Today as usual, we start with breakfast in camp. It’s TGI Friday! While everyone else is looking forward to the weekend, we’ve been having fun all week. During the day, give your vote ticket to the person with the shirt or jersey you like the most. That night at dinner, we’ll tally up the votes, and award the winner a prize!

Last year this was our southern route from Munising. This year we head north and west to Chatham and the last night of the tour.

Chatham is a quiet town, perfect for our last night together where you’ll enjoy a special thank you for being a part of our MUP Tour. Kick back and relax with an outdoor movie provided by the Carey and Paul Group.

Sat - MUPday -Chatham to Marquette (38 miles)

It’s MUPday! Wear your old or new MUP jersey!

We awake today a little sad and a little happy. Alas, all good things must come to an end. After 7 days of exploring and enjoying the Michigan Upper Peninsula, enjoy the final miles of riding in the UP. A few miles past Chatham is an old railway junction, Eben Junction, home of the Eben Ice Caves where the winter ice creates some amazing formations. Luckily today, we won’t have to worry about ice!

Tailwinds, headwinds, and crosswinds won’t matter as the route takes you west and north into Marquette. It’s a short ride back to the bustle of the city and the Superior Dome, so take the time to enjoy the miles and reflect on your MUP friends new and old. When you arrive back at the Superior Dome, we’ll have hot showers and fond farewells waiting for you.

All of us at LMB want to extend a heartfelt thank you for riding with us this week and letting us share with you the amazing beauty of Michigan while supporting our advocacy work to enhance bicycle infrastructure, safety, and commerce in THE Great Lakes State!

Please note that the itinerary and route are subject to change.


Bicycles on MUP

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You can ride any human-powered cycle in good mechanical condition on MUP. This includes trikes, recumbents, tandems, unicycles, and of course e-bikes. The standard route is designed to accommodate road bikes. Mountain, hybrid, cyclocross, and gravel bikes will have a blast on both the standard route and the optional gravel sections.

LMB provides a professional mechanic for the entire tour. Minor adjustments are free. Any repairs, parts, assembly, disassembly, and shipping will incur a fee. Each SAG Stop and SAG wagon carry basic tools and a floor pump. They also carry spare tubes for sale. Our daily Super SAG Stop will have a generator available to provide charging for E-bikes. Our SAG service is designed to transport all the above-named cycles!

To create a safe and scenic tour, MUP will at times travel along crushed limestone trails and unpaved country roads. This year the standard route includes almost 10 miles of such surfaces. To best traverse the standard route on a road bike or touring bike, consider fitting the widest possible tires. Any optional routes or loops labeled “Gravel” can have long sandy sections and are best attempted with a 37c or wider tire that has a tread or knobby surface.

Bike transport is included as part of your charter bus transportation. Click here for details on how to prepare your bike for truck transport. We try to be as careful as possible, but we are not responsible for damage during transport by our trucks or SAG.

Click here for details on shipping your bike to and from the tour.


SAG on MUP

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LMB thinks of SAG as the “Support Assistance Group.” SAG service includes mobile SAG wagons, stationary SAG stops, SAG shuttles, and Sweep. SAG vehicles are marked with LMB flags and magnetic LMB signs

SAG stops are stationed along the primary route. During the Riders Meeting as we review the next day’s route, we’ll provide the approximate location of these SAG stops. They are spaced on an average about 15 miles apart, but this will vary depending on route conditions. SAG Stops are rest stops located on route and identified with LMB signage. They are stocked with water, electrolytes, light snacks, basic tools, floor pumps, and close to restrooms or porta-potties. Our daily Super SAG Stop will also have a generator to provide e-bike charging.

SAG wagons will provide assistance to riders experiencing physical or mechanical issues along the primary route and gravel route. SAG wagons will transport riders and their bikes to a SAG stop or to seek medical treatment. Please be aware that SAG wagons do not go to camp, they stay on the route to provide the fastest possible service in emergency situations.

SAG shuttles will periodically travel along the route picking up riders at SAG stops and transport them to camp.

Each SAG Stop and SAG wagon carry basic tools and a floor pump. They also carry spare tubes for sale. Our SAG service is designed to transport all supported cycles! Please note, SAG support is not available off route or after hours.

LMB provides a professional mechanic for the entire tour. Minor adjustments are free. Any repairs, parts, assembly, disassembly, and shipping will incur a fee. The mechanic will be posted on the route each day and also in camp each afternoon. If your bike requires repair beyond the capacity of our mechanic, you will be referred to the nearest bike shop.

Private SAG’s are allowed.  A private SAG is a person or group of people who are on the tour to provide support to their rider. We simply ask for vehicle and rider information, and for drivers to use alternate routes that intersect with the tour route to help keep riders safe. If a private SAG wants to use overnight facilities, meals, and tour resources then we ask that they register as Private SAG/Non-Riders.


Meals on MUP

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Registration includes meals EVERY RIDING DAY! You’ll enjoy professionally catered breakfasts and dinners with options for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free lifestyles. Breakfast is 6:30 – 8:00 am, dinner is 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Meals vary and you’ll always find a few staples offered each day. For breakfast you’ll always be able to find oatmeal, yogurt, granola, fresh fruit and cereal in addition to various hot dishes. During dinner you’ll always be able to find fresh salads, fruit, bread, peanut and almond butter, along with hot entrees, side dishes and dessert. All meals are served in camp except where noted in the itinerary. You’re on your own for lunch every day except the last day into Marquette.

On Wednesday, the layover day in Munising, we’ll provide hot coffee from our tour coffee provider Velodrome Coffee. You’re on your own for the rest of the day. Those individuals who signed up for the VIP Pictured Rocks Boat Tour will enjoy an onboard reception with hors d’oeuvres and beverages followed by dinner onshore.

On the final day, Saturday, we’ll provide lunch. We’ve made arrangements with Northern Michigan University to provide you a light lunch between 11 am – 1 pm on campus. We don’t want you to leave on an empty stomach!

A hungry biker is an unhappy biker.  So, keep an eye out in camp for the pop-up food truck or vendor. You never know who will drop in during the afternoon selling carnival food, pizza slices, hotdogs, and other treats! LMB punch cards make getting a snack in camp easy and economical. The punch card is available for purchase during registration,  in the e-store, and on tour at the service desk. Each card provides 12 punches for $10 and all profits go to our community grant programs. Each punch is worth $1 and can be used at the service desk to purchase snacks, beverages, t-shirts, jerseys, and swag. Each day you can find sweet and salty snacks along with ice-cold beverages at the service desk between 2 pm and 9 pm.


Lodging and Tent Service

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MUP is a bicycle tour with options, for those who love to camp, registration includes luggage transportation and a campsite at each overnight location.  Please refer to the route map for each day, located in the itinerary for the exact location of each overnight camp. You’ll also receive a list of overnight camp addresses as part of your orientation e-mail which comes in late June. Camp includes LMB staff and services including the mechanic, charging stations for electronic devices, separate charging stations for e-bikes, SAG drop off, breakfast and dinner service, showers, toilets, green space, shade, and storm shelters. We also offer a few upgrades for those who don’t want to bring a tent. You can choose one of these optional services now or add it later by going to the LMB Store.

VIP Tent Services

Love to tour but hate setting up the tent, or just don’t own one? This year we’ve again partnered with Comfy Campers to offer VIP tent service on MUP! Imagine after a great day on the bike, you stroll up to your ready and waiting, private tent and comfy mattress. Then imagine each morning, heading out without having to deal with your tent. No more spending time each afternoon searching for a spot to pitch your tent, hassling with setting it up, wrestling a wet tent into your bags each morning, drying out your towel and other joy suckers. Nope, just ride, rest and repeat!

You can choose single or double occupancy if you have a riding partner, and their friendly staff will have a tent waiting each day. If this sounds good to you, make sure to select the VIP Tent Service during registration. Click the button for details. Don’t worry, you don’t have to decide now, you can add it later by going to the LMB Store or visiting the Comfy Camper website.

VIP TENT SERVICE

Hotel Services

Love riding your bike? Hate sleeping on the ground? Well, GREAT NEWS! You have options this year. Participants who prefer to sleep in a bed can choose one of the following:

LMB VIP Hotel Service – If camping is not your thing, you want a private bathroom, and your gear with you at night, then this is the right choice.  We’ll reserve a block of rooms with a designated hotel near the camp and arrange to securely store your luggage until you check-in. Each morning, you bring your luggage to the lobby where it will be securely stored. LMB volunteers will pick up your luggage from the lobby and drop it off at the next hotel by 2 pm.

Please note we do not make reservations for you and room rates are not included in our registration fee. We only provide daily luggage transportation to the designated hotels. A list of designated hotels will be provided upon request.

LMB Bike Commute Service – Don’t want to stay at the designated hotel and don’t need ALL your gear with you each night? Then the Bike Commute Service is the right choice. Your bags stay at camp locked in the gear truck. You stop by to pick up the things you want and then bike commute to your chosen overnight lodging. The next morning, commute back into camp and reunite with your gear before heading out for the day.

Don’t worry, you don’t have to decide now, you can add VIP Tent or Hotel Services later by going to the LMB Store. Hotel availability is limited. For more choices that are not part of the LMB’s VIP Hotel Services, check with the local visitor’s bureau in Marquette, Munising, and Manistique for other lodging options. Unfortunately at this time, we can only provide luggage drop-off as part of the VIP Hotel Service.


Pictured Rocks VIP Boat Tour

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You can see Pictured Rocks from shore or soak it in by boat. VIP Boat Tour participants will see this incredible natural wonder in the best possible way! Get ready for an amazing tour of more than 30 miles of colorful sandstone cliffs, sometimes towering over 200 feet and dropping straight into Lake Superior.

Join us on Wednesday, as we cruise along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, voted the most beautiful place in Michigan by Condé Nast Traveler!

What makes this a VIP tour? Well, glad you asked! As you enter the boat you’ll be given a lovely gift bag filled with all kinds of goodies, then enjoy hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages as you tour the mineral-rich rock formations and waterfalls, followed onshore with a relaxing dinner. A great value at $75 per person. Tickets are limited.

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Other Layover Day Activities

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During our layover in Munising you’ll find lots to do, below are a few examples.

Kayak Rental – Munising Layover Day – $160. Get close enough to reach out and touch the towering cliffs and rock formations of Pictured Rocks.

Ferry to Grand Island – Munising Layover Day – $20 per person and $8 per bike.

Glass Bottom Shipwreck Tour – Munising Layover Day – $35

Please note, you’ll need to contact these businesses to arrange for any purchases.


Transportation Options

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7-Day Riders

Since MUP starts and ends at the Superior Dome in Marquette, you only have to get yourself, gear and bike to the start/finish line.

Option 1 – Fly into Sawyer International Airport, located about 20 miles south of Marquette. Many airlines have reduced the bike fee to that of an additional bag, so do a little research if you choose to do this. Otherwise, you can ship your bike directly to the LMB office and we’ll transport your boxed bike to the start. Click here for details on shipping your bike to and from the tour. our mechanic can have the bike ready for a fee. Also, you can ship your bike directly to Quick Stop Bike Shop ( 1100 N 3rd St, Marquette, MI 49855) about 4 blocks from the Superior Dome. If you’d like it assembled, either the shop or our mechanic can have the bike ready for a fee.

Option 2 – Drive, meet us on Saturday after 2 pm at the Superior Dome, 1401 Presque Isle Ave, Marquette, MI 49855. Park your vehicle in the provided long term parking area and bicycle your way back the next Saturday! Please note, we can only provide parking for one motor vehicle per rider. Please contact us with any questions.

3-Day Riders

3-Day MUP is a linear tour that starts at the Superior Dome in Marquette on Saturday, July 10, and ends in Munising on July 13. If you don’t have the convenience of someone dropping you off or picking you up, we’ve set up two options.

Option 1 – Charter Bus transportation to Marquette for yourself, gear, and bike. Park your vehicle at the designated parking lot in Munising, ride LMB’s shuttle to Marquette, enjoy the 3-Day tour back to your vehicle. Bike loading is from 11 am to 1:30 PM on Saturday, July 10, and the charter bus leaves Munising at 2 PM. You, Gear, & Bike – $75.

Bike transport is included as part of your charter bus transportation. Click here for details on how to prepare your bike for truck transport. We try to be as careful as possible, but we are not responsible for damage during transport by our trucks or SAG. Please contact us with any questions.

Option 2 – Drop off or ship your gear to the LMB office. Make sure it arrives by 9:00 am Wednesday, July 7, 2021. We’ll haul it to Marquette so it’s waiting for you on Saturday, July 10. Park your car at the designated long-term parking lot in Munising. Ride your bike to Marquette (44 miles, no SAG support). Meet up with us and your gear on Saturday at the Superior Dome.

Don’t worry, you don’t have to decide now, you can add either option later by going to the LMB Store.

PURCHASE BUS OPTION

 


Luggage Transport

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Personal luggage – 2 duffle bags weighing less than 35 pounds each are included with your registration fee. Participants are politely reminded that their luggage should be limited to two soft-sided bags each weighing thirty pounds or less. Can’t fit it all in two? Add an extra bag for a small fee. For more information please review the LMB Packing List and the MUP Participant Guide.

ADD a third bag

PACKING LIST

A list of required and recommended items can be found at the LMB website. Follow this link.


MUP Merch

We’re still designing the 2021 Jersey so stay tuned to your email for the big reveal! But you can still order vintage jerseys along with other LMB Gear (note sizes limited on some styles):

 

 

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T-Shirt Upgrade

A standard cotton T-shirt is included with all registrations. Upgrade to a moisture management performance fabric T-shirt for $20. We’re still designing the 2021 t-shirt so stay tuned to your email for the big reveal!

Order T-shirt upgrade

 



Ride Safe, Ride Smart

  • Helmets are required whenever a rider is on a bicycle.
  • Riders must be able to complete the daily route. Please train.
  • Riders must be equipped and able to change a flat tire.
  • Riders must carry at least one water bottle or equivalent for hydration.
  • Riders must have a rear reflector or red blinking light mounted on their bicycle.
  • Be ready to have FUN!

 



Registration Dates and Fees

Members enjoy exclusive members-only access in January and discounted pricing through June 30. We welcome all to join the League of Michigan Bicyclists to make Michigan bicycling better. Prior to registering, please take a moment to review and understand our Cancellation and Refund Policy.

Registration dates are as follows:

  • Members Only Access – January 1 thru January 14
  • Early-Bird Registration – January 15 thru February 28
  • Regular Registration – March 1 thru June 30, 2021
  • Late Registration – July 1 thru July 11

Members, please make sure to log in when you register to access member rates. Need to Join or Renew? Do it before you register and save!

Non-Members, please make sure to log in when you register to access Early Registration rates. Want to save more? Become a Member!

CLICK HERE FOR FEES & INFO

7-Day Registration Fee Schedule

  • Members Only Access – January 1 – January 14
    • LMB Ambassador: $399 + $500 Fundraising Commitment
    • LMB Members $575
    • Child (12 & under) accompanying a Member $300
    • Non-Riders/Private SAG accompanying a Member $350
  • Early-Bird Registration – January 15 thru February 28, 2021
    • LMB Ambassador: $399 + $500 Fundraising Commitment
    • LMB Members $575
    • Non-Members $599
    • Child (12 & under) $300
    • Non-Riders/Private SAG accompanying a Rider $350
  • Regular Registration – March 1 thru June 30, 2021
    • LMB Ambassador: $399 + $500 Fundraising Commitment
    • LMB Members $575
    • Non-Members $625
    • Child (12 & under) $300
    • Non-Riders/Private SAG accompanying a Rider $399
  • Late Registration – July 1 – July 11, 2021
    • LMB Ambassador: $399 + $500 Fundraising Commitment
    • LMB Members $995
    • Non-Members $995
    • Child (12 & under) $300
    • Non-Riders/Private SAG accompanying a Rider $399

3-Day Registration Fee Schedule

Marquette, Big Bay, Munising, Grand Marais

Designed for those who just want a few days of adventure! Your 3-Day MUP adventure includes a Saturday night reception, catered meals from Sunday thru Tuesday, SAG stops, e-bike and mobile device charging, mobile SAG wagons, beautiful campsites, live entertainment, luggage transportation, hot private showers, turn by turn directions, access to GPS routing, event t-shirt, rider swag, and an amazing U.P. adventure that ends on Tuesday after a day cycling along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore!

Members, please make sure to log in when you register to access member rates. Need to Join or Renew? Do it before you register and save!

Non-Members, please make sure to log in when you register to access Early Registration rates. Want to save more? Become a Member!

  • Early-Bird Registration – December 1 thru February 28, 2021
    • LMB Ambassador: $199 + $500 Fundraising Commitment
    • LMB Members $399
    • Non-Members $425
    • Child (12 & under) $250
    • Non-Riders/Private SAG accompanying a Rider $275
  • Regular Registration – March 1 thru June 30, 2021
    • LMB Ambassador: $199 + $500 Fundraising Commitment
    • LMB Members $399
    • Non-Members $450
    • Child (12 & under) $250
    • Non-Riders/Private SAG accompanying a Rider $299
  • Late Registration – July 1 – July 11, 2021
    • LMB Ambassador: $199 + $500 Fundraising Commitment
    • LMB Members $595
    • Non-Members $595
    • Child (12 & under) $250
    • Non-Riders/Private SAG accompanying a Rider $450

 


1-Day Century Ride Registration

Munising Century Ride

A beautiful relaxed ride, not a race! Designed for those who want to ride along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in a relaxed fully supported ride. Your registration includes our signature Maple Bacon Pancake breakfast on Tuesday morning, Pig Roast BBQ that evening, SAG stops with hydration and light snacks, mobile SAG wagons, free parking, as many miles as you can ride from 7 am to 5 pm, turn by turn directions, access to GPS routing, event t-shirt, and an amazing U.P. adventure!

Ride 20 to 100 miles with full SAG support along the entire length of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Along the scenic Au Sable Point Trail you’ll get a chance to explore some of the most iconic places in the central UP including Log Slide Overlook, Grand Sable Banks, Grand Sable Falls, and the Au Sable Lighthouse. If you choose to go the full distance to Grand Marais, you can stop in this little village to pick up your MUP Century patch before going to see the locally famous Pickle Barrel house, swim in Lake Superior, fuel and hydrate at the local establishments and then head back to home base in Munising. Once back in camp, you’ll be ready to relax to the live music and our locally catered Pig Roast BBQ before heading out into town and sampling some of Munisings micro-breweries.

  • Early-Bird Registration – December 1 thru February 28, 2021
    • LMB Members $65
    • Non-Members $75
    • Child (12 & under) $20
  • Regular Registration – March 1 thru June 30, 2021
    • LMB Members $75
    • Non-Members $75
    • Child (12 & under) $20
  • Late Registration – July 1 – July 11, 2021
    • LMB Members $99
    • Non-Members $99
    • Child (12 & under) $25

Learn about our cancellation policy



For more information about MUP

MUP PARTICIPANT GUIDE


 

Location

1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, MI 49885

Superior Dome

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