NorthWest Tour is a five day bicycle tour in the beautiful Sleeping Bear Dunes and Leelanau areas of Michigan’s northwest Lower Peninsula. The tour features great scenery on good roads through many small towns and tourist areas, all from the convenience of a single camping location. The Indigo Bluffs Resort, 3.5 miles east of Empire, is host for the tour.
The tour begins Wed., June 11th and ends on Sun., June 15th. Camping is available beginning Wed. after 12pm, noon. On Sun. riders must return to the campground in time to pack and leave by 3pm.
Daily routes typically have shorter and longer options of about 30, 60, and 100 miles. The first and last days are of the shorter variety to allow for travel time. Be prepared for hilly terrain no matter which routes you take.
This is primarily a tent camping tour, with provision for some RV’s (extra fee). Campsites are in a wooded area, with nice restrooms and showers.
Included in the basic fee ($150) are tent camping facilities, route maps, SAG service and meals. Breakfast and dinner Thurs.-Sat. and Breakfast on Sun. are provided and served under a large canopy in the camping area. There will be group campfires with “S’mores” and munchies in the evenings.
NorthWest Tour is sponsored by the Tri-County Bicycle Association (TCBA) of Lansing, MI and is open to all capable interested bicyclists. You need not be a member of any organization to participate.
Verify start time at website: www.biketcba.org.