Moonlight Madness 5K
Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

Moonlight Madness 5K

A unique, chip timed trail race starting and finishing at the beautiful Petoskey State Park located half way between Harbor Springs and Petoskey, Michigan on Little Traverse Bay. The race will start in the state park at the beach, take you along the Little Traverse Wheelway bike path, and bring you back on trails through the park where you will end your race by beautiful moonlight. Note this is an evening trail race, for your safety we require you to have some form of lighting. Be sure to wear your headlamps, shoe lights, glow in the dark clothing, or glow sticks to illuminate your way! 

The funds raised from this event will help the Emmet Conservation District continue its mission of protecting and conserving our natural resources, promoting the sound sustainable agriculture practices and providing educational opportunities for the community. 

Source:: https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Petoskey/MoonlightMadness5k

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Leelanau Harvest Tour - road
Sep
14
7:30 AM07:30

Leelanau Harvest Tour - road

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. Leaving from the Suttons Bay High School, routes of approximately 20, 40, 65, 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. 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 the Leelanau Trail from Dumas Rd.

After leaving the Leelanau Trail 10.5 miles south of Suttons Bay, the 65 mile route heads west through Maple City, north around Little Traverse Lake, through Lake Leelanau, up the east side of North Lake Leelanau and then over Herman Hill to the finish.

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Glacial Hills (MMBA Point Series) MTB
Aug
18
11:00 AM11:00

Glacial Hills (MMBA Point Series) MTB

Mtb Race for all skill levels. Click here for more info

11am Start time Event format change riding Counter Clockwise plus We are using the inter and outer loops this year.
All Elite & Experts will race the Inter/Outer loop then repeate the Outer loop then head Downtown to the finish for 31 total miles
Sport Classes will race the Inter/Outer loop then head Downtown to the finish 23 Miles
Beginners will race the Inter loop only then head Downtown to the finish for a 11 mile race - Counter clockwise this year!

Time Schedule: Saturday Aug 17th
6-9pm Short's Glacial Hills Challange @ Shanty Creek Resort - packet pick up/racer check in/Pasta dinner

Sunday Aug 18th 2019
8:30am - 10:30pm Late Registration and Pre-Registration # Pickup at John R Rodger Elementary 6535 John R Rodger Rd School parking Lot

Race Start & Event parking @ Bellaire John R Rodger Elementary 6535 John R Rodger Rd
11:00am Cross Country Race Elite & Expert classes 1.5 laps and Sport Mens 19-49 classes Sport classes 2 laps
11:10am Cross Country Race Sport classes 1 full lap
11:25am Cross Country Race Beginner classes 1/2 lap
2:00pm King Orchards Kids Races - Awards to all
2:30pm Awards for Sport & Beginner races

Required Equipment:
No License Required, Approved Helmet
Bicycle in proper working order, Lap counting ability and a Competitive spirit

General Information:

Race Start & Event parking @ Bellaire John R Rodger Elementary 6535 John R Rodger Rd 1 race start 11am all classes at 1 min intervals.
$cash in Purses - $50% Payback for Both men's and women's elite and $25% for all Expert classes!
King Orchards Kids races with Awards to all young riders!
Over 100 awards, Prize Drawings for all participants! Ideal Family fun, Spectators welcome free of charge.
Your best 5 races count for the 2019 MMBA CPS cross country race series!

Event Sponsors:
Short's Brewing Company, Shanty Creek Resorts, Paddles & Pedals, King Orchards , Chamois Butt'rGUTRGordon Water, Vie-13, Rapid Fire & Velocity

Contact & Additional Information:
Fun Promotions LLC 616-453-4245
Paddles & Pedals 231-533-4449

https://funpromotions.com/events/glacial-hills-challenge/

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Trail Running Series - DeYoung Natural Area
Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

Trail Running Series - DeYoung Natural Area

Traverse City Track Club presents the "Third Thursday" Trail Run Series, a series held on the third Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. on area trail systems with 5k and 10k options available for all paces and abilities.

Runners and walkers can join active friends to get off the roads and into the woods as a way to add variety to their training. Each session will include a brief member-led trail running Q&A before the start of each run. An optional social gathering will follow each trail run, featuring a nearby restaurant.


Where: Meet at DeYoung Natural Area (9509 E Cherry Bend Rd, Traverse City, MI, 49684)

Hosted by Christo Miner

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Dirt Church - MTB
Aug
4
9:00 AM09:00

Dirt Church - MTB

Our top pick for sadistic fun. Full speed, race pace on unmarked single track. You will get dropped so, bring your smart phone to navigate home. It may regroup depending on the repent needed from the prior days activities. This will either be the best or worst group ride you’ve ever been on. BYOB for after.

We suggest you click here before making any decisions. Its every Sunday from different places. Message through Dirt Church Facebook for time and place. Sometimes they make events. Sometimes they don’t. They don’t care if you come. They don’t care if you don’t.

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Cherry Roubaix - road
Aug
3
9:00 AM09:00

Cherry Roubaix - road

It’s a race and a tour. And for 2019 it’s the State Championships for Michigan.

At 10 am on Saturday morning, all cyclists will line up on Front Street downtown Traverse City. You'll Stage according to your intentions. Those going 90 miles will be in the front. 60 milers second, 40 third and then the 20 mile group. There will be a festive start with a relaxed neutral ride out of approximately 4 miles to the stop point on Cherry Bend Road. The rollout will be chaperoned by neutral pace cars. You may relax and talk with fellow riders during this neutral roll out and warm up phase of the event. It is not counted in your tour time but is a great part of the experience.

At a point to be determined on Cherry Bend Rd the neutral roll out will end and the race will start. The pace cars for each group will control the nuetral pace and the 90, will be released first, then the 60 and then the n40. all riders will stop and be regrouped, again with 90, 60, 40.

The 90 and 60 mile group will have a lead vehicle chaperone, and the course will feature the very best of Leelanau County. Epic climbs, rolling vineyards and views of the great lake Michigan. It's like our State Championship road race… for all riders. Those wanting to compete for prizes, CAN. Those who want to pace with a great group of cyclists, WILL. There will be water and food stations positioned strategically along each route and the 20 mile (low key) ride will offer stops along the route and great food! The 20 mile route will mainly be on the TART Trail but the last few miles will be on roads leading into Suttons Bay.

The finish venue is at Herman Park and after the race, you'll be invited to celebrate, listen to music, eat local food, enjoy local craft beers, play games and take in the best that our region has to offer.

There will be GREAT prizes for the Team competition for both men's teams of 5 and women's teams of 3 in the 90 and 60 mile route.

YES, It's a Race, YES it's a Ride and YES it will be a Party... it's everything you have ever wanted rolled into one big day of cycling, celebrating and fun. 

YES it’s Northern Michigan’s epic road cycling scene served up Cherry-Roubaix style.

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SUP Yoga at Oliv Board Shop
Aug
3
8:30 AM08:30

SUP Yoga at Oliv Board Shop

Enjoy the water, sun, and wonderment as your Paddleboard skills improve and your fitness is taken to a new level with Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga. Find your balance in the open water through mind & body meditation, breathing techniques, and asanas (physical postures) with trained instructors.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Cost: $25 weekdays $30 weekends

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Michigan Adventure Race - Multi Sport
Aug
3
8:00 AM08:00

Michigan Adventure Race - Multi Sport

The Traverse City Edition – August 3, 2019 click here for more info

Experience the best outdoor adventure experience in the Traverse City area by canoe, bike and on foot, navigating by map and compass. Choose from the easily doable 7-hour beginner/intermediate race on Saturday or the more challenging 18-hour race, which includes paddling and starts Friday evening, racing overnight and through much of Saturday (reflective flags will help). Everyone will come together to celebrate with a hearty post-race meal and award/raffle ceremony.

  • Length: 6-7 or 18 hours

  • Start: Greilick Outdoor Rec Center, Traverse City

  • Divisions: Solo, 2- and 3-4 person co-ed, females and males

  • Includes: free compass clinic, tech shirt, huge raffle and top prizes, dinner

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SOL Speed of Light (MTB)
Aug
1
6:00 PM18:00

SOL Speed of Light (MTB)

When: Thursday Nights 6pm sharp. Spring, Summer, Fall

Type: High Speed MTB Ride. Race Simulation.

Where: Vasa Pathway Bartlett/Bunker Hill Trail Head (search in maps). It actually starts about 2 miles into the woods so wait in the parking lot and follow the groups to “the split rail fence”. The group will gather there for a old school ten second countdown.

Who: all levels of XC racers. If your out for a casual pace, this aint the ride

Description: If Tuesday didn’t help you set a new ax heart rate this will fo sho. Held on the VASA pathway this is a 36-55 minute rip through the rolling hills and short single tracks sections. XC riders and roadies alike will find this ride to be very exciting. You will be contending with sand as summer progresses and precipitation becomes sparce, but this course is very fast, hilly and non technical.

Like any XC race this ride begins with a sprint start, before heading into the first set of climbs. This first 10 minutes will usually divide the riders into their appropriate groupettos. VASA can be confusing so if you get dropped make sure you wait for the next wave of riders coming through behind you. its also advisiable to download the route either on Strava segments titled SOL 2019 or download here.

In your Maps search; Vasa Pathway Bartlett Rd

OR…

From Downtown TC:

Continue onto US-31 N/Munson Ave heading North

Turn right onto Bunker Hill Rd (east)

0.8 mi to peak of the hill top

Turn right onto Bartlett Rd

Destination and parking will be on your left in about .5 miles

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City Bike Single Track Ride (Mtb)
Jul
29
6:30 PM18:30

City Bike Single Track Ride (Mtb)

You couldn’t ask for a friendlier more knowledgeable bunch of locals. Led by TC trail legend Tom White, this ride is fairly fast at the front but does run a sweeper and reroups / slow rolls at questionable intersections. This ride had been going for decades and started as a team only ride. But throughout the years its grown into a staple single track ride in the TC area. It uses almost all “unmarked single tracks” ensuring you’ll probably never really know where you are. Which is a good thing!! No worries!! If you fall, mechanical or anything else the group will wait. And probably help. The ride usually ends with the last couple of miles on the VST heading back to the parking lot. If you want to make friends after. Bring beer. Also ignore the parking fee signs. Don’t tell anyone I said that.

Any questions email: mittenoutfitters@gmail.com or text 231-620-4703

search in maps for directions :

VASA Singletrack Trailhead

Supply Rd, Traverse City, MI 49696

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Cherry Capital Monday Night Ride
Jul
29
6:00 PM18:00

Cherry Capital Monday Night Ride

Easier paced version of our Tuesday Night Ride/Race. This is a friendly ride on Old Mission Peninsula riding out along East Bay and return along West Bay.

Ride leaves promptly at 6:000 pm

Beware of high traffic areas and please ride single file in these areas. Especially Center Rd along East Bay and Peninsula Dr along West Bay south of Bowers Harbor

Where:

Central High School - west side parking lot
Milliken Dr. & Eastern Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686

Dave Anderson 231-631-1346 (p) email danderson231@aol.com

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Ride around Torch (RAT) Road
Jul
21
8:00 AM08:00

Ride around Torch (RAT) Road

  • 308 Meguzee Point Road Elk Rapids, MI, 49629 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tour Overview

The Ride Around Torch is an annual one-day 26, 40, 63, or 100 mile bicycle tour primarily along the scenic shores of Torch Lake, Michigan's longest and one of its most beautiful inland lakes with unusually clear, bright turquoise hued waters. Several villages and hamlets lie along the lake's shore including Alden, Eastport, Clam River and Torch River. You will enjoy a recreational, social tour that is neither a race nor a test of strength, although the very hilly 100 mile route can be a challenge.

The 26 mile ride is an out and back around the north end of Elk Lake through Torch River to the food stop at Crystal Beach Park. It features the same hills and flats of the other routes only less.

The 40 mile ride was added in 2016 and proved to be very popular. This route will extend the 26 mile ride from the Crystal Beach Park food stop, by going east, then north through the charming village of Alden, toward Clam River, before looping back to the Crystal Beach food stop. The route will then rejoin the 26 mile route to the post ride picnic in Elk Rapids.

Our signature 63 mile ride circles Torch Lake passing through Eastport, Clam River, Alden and Torch River with hills, flats, scenic views and multiple food stops. A shortcut is available that reduces the ride to just over 50 miles.

The 100 mile ride is a challenging century with the rolling shoreline of Torch Lake, numerous extreme hills and then some. Racing clusters are not recommended.

Fees

Save $$$ by registering early! Fee increases take effect in May and June, and for day of event registrations. See the "View full fees" link near the top of this page below the map to view online increases. Day of ride fees increase by another $10.

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Traverse City Trails Festival
Jul
20
8:00 AM08:00

Traverse City Trails Festival

  • 6841 Brown Bridge Road Traverse City, MI, 49696 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association's biggest fundraiser of the year is July 20. You can help support our trail maintenance and advocacy efforts by having an unbelievably fun day in the woods with friends. Yep. That's all you have to do.

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SUP Yoga at Oliv Board Shop
Jul
12
8:30 AM08:30

SUP Yoga at Oliv Board Shop

Enjoy the water, sun, and wonderment as your Paddleboard skills improve and your fitness is taken to a new level with Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga. Find your balance in the open water through mind & body meditation, breathing techniques, and asanas (physical postures) with trained instructors.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Cost: $25 weekdays $30 weekends

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Jul
9
6:00 PM18:00

TNR ( Tuesday Night Ride) Road

When: Tuesday Nights 6pm sharp. Spring, Summer, Fall

Type: High Speed Road Ride. Race Simulation.

Where: Leaves from the TC Central High School parking Lot.

Who: A,B,C groups to acomodate most skill levels. Previous group experience a must.

Description: Every town has their Weekday Night Worlds. This is ours. 44 miles, roughly 2hrs or less, 3 Sprint Points and one hill Finish is sure to elevate your heart to the max. The race heads outs along the Eastern Sea Board to the Old Mission Light House for the first sprint point. The front group will average 22-25mph depending on wind. When you get dropped there WILL be people behind you. And the front group will be coming by to swoop you back up. It’s also a Penninsula ride so its pretty hard to get lost. Everyone regroups and regathers from the shrapenal on the way out. We then head South Via Center, Eimen, Neatawanna (sprint point), Pennisula Dr, and Wilson (hill sprint point), then XXX for the final townline sprint.

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Annual Pancake Ride (road)
Jul
6
7:45 AM07:45

Annual Pancake Ride (road)

My my my how things have grown. Join 100’s of your cycling comrades for the annual Pancake ride! This ride is a must if you like beautiful rides, good company and of course Pancakes. One of the best cycling routes Michigan has to offer. You’ll wind around the areas most iconic inland lakes, see the massive awe of the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes all while rolling up and down through the rural landscapes of Leelanau County. This ride has everything you could want from a group ride. All speeds welcome but you do need to be able to cover the distance.

Where: Cherry Bend Park

When: Ride leaves at 8. We suggest being there around 7:30-7:45 to deal with parking and what not.

Speed: All speeds. Front group will treat it like a race. The back of the pack will chat and have a good time.

How long: 60 miles 3-5 hours. To shorten the 60 mile route you can take a right when you get to the North end of Glen Lake. This will cut off Inspiration Point and going around North End of Glen Lake. Most of the group will regroup in downtown Glen Arbor. Its a short break so don’t commit to any long lines in the Grocery or Coffee Shop. Front Group May not regroup, sometimes they just blow through.

Any questions email mittenoutfitters@gmail.com or text 231-620-4703

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SOL Speed of Light (MTB)
Jul
4
6:00 PM18:00

SOL Speed of Light (MTB)

When: Thursday Nights 6pm sharp. Spring, Summer, Fall

Type: High Speed MTB Ride. Race Simulation.

Where: VASA Pathway Bartlett/Bunker Hill Trail Head (search in maps). It actually starts about 2 miles into the woods so wait in the parking lot and follow the groups to “the split rail fence”. The group will gather there for a old school ten second countdown.

Who: all levels of XC racers. If you’er out for a casual pace, this aint the ride

Description: If Tuesday didn’t help you set a new max heart rate this will fo sho. Held on the VASA pathway this is a 36-55 minute rip through the rolling hills and short single track sections on the VASA 25k. XC riders and roadies alike will find this ride to be very exciting. You will be contending with sand as summer progresses and precipitation becomes minimal. This course is very fast, hilly and non technical.

Like any XC race this ride begins with a sprint start, before heading into the first set of climbs. This first 10 minutes will usually divide the riders into their appropriate groupettos. VASA can be confusing so if you get dropped make sure you wait for the next wave of riders coming through behind you. Its also adviseable to download the route on Strava . Segment is titled SOL 2019

In your Maps search; Vasa Pathway Bartlett Rd

OR…

From Downtown TC:

Continue onto US-31 N/Munson Ave heading North

Turn right onto Bunker Hill Rd (east)

0.8 mi to peak of the hill top

Turn right onto Bartlett Rd

Destination and parking will be on your left in about .5 miles

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Jul
2
6:00 PM18:00

TNR ( Tuesday Night Ride)

When: Tuesday Nights 6pm sharp. Spring, Summer, Fall

Type: High Speed Road Ride. Race Simulation.

Where: Leaves from the TC Central High School parking Lot.

Who: A,B,C groups to acomodate most skill levels. Must be able to ride 44 miles a steady pace. Previous group experience a must.

Description: Every town has their Weekday Night Worlds. This is ours. 44 miles, roughly 2hrs or less, 3 Sprint Points and one hill Finish is sure to elevate your heart to the max. The race heads outs along the Eastern Sea Board to the Old Mission Light House for the first sprint point. The front group will average 22-25mph depending on wind. When you get dropped there WILL be people behind you. And the front group will be coming by to swoop you back up. It’s on a Peninsula so its pretty hard to get lost. Everyone regroups and regathers from the shrapnel on the way out. We then head South Via Center, Eimen, Neatawatever (sprint point), Penisula Dr, and Wilson (hill sprint point), then XXX for the final townline sprint.

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