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July, 2024

Monday
1
Acme Meijer - far west lot directly opposite the big red Meijer sign
9:00 AM
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Ride among the cherry orchards on the way to Elk Rapids....the trees are loaded down w/cherries! 30-36 miles. No drop ride.
Monday
1
Beulah VIllage Park
9:00 AM
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Start at the Village Park on the beach in Beulah. Ride 13 miles to Dreeszen‘s cottage for a coffee stop. Return through Elberta then join the Betsie Valley Trail to Beulah. 26 miles total, 1,165 feet of elevation. Rolling. Ride with GPS map link attached.
Monday
1
AB Maley Park (across from Honor Family Market)
9:00 AM
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Start at Maley Park in Honor (the usual Monday morning spot). Ride through Beulah to Dreeeszen‘s cottage for a coffee stop. 19 miles. Return over Bryce‘s Col (Stratton Hill on M-22) to Elberta to the Betsie Valley Trail. Option to take the Trail all the way to Beulah, or use the road route on the Ride w/GPS map. From Beulah, take Narrow Gauge to Moss to Eastman to Marshall and return to Honor. Total distance 38 miles. Elevation 1,900 feet.
Monday
1
Vasa Trailhead-Bunker Hill Rd
6:00 PM
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Mountain Bike Skills for Intermediates
Tuesday
2
Glen Arbor Health Club
9:00 AM
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Ride in the Leelanau County area. Stop midway for breakfast. Route could be hilly. Pace of the slowest rider.
Tuesday
2
East Bay Park
9:00 AM
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Avoid the Cherry Festival by staying on the east side.
Wednesday
3
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Leaving from East Bay Park with many ride options from 10-41 miles. Faster riders start first for road safety with possible break sites at Haserot Beach, The Old Mission lighthouse, Mapleton market, etc. * This ride has been rated as the most beautiful in Michigan,
Thursday
4
Glen Arbor Health Club
9:00 AM
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Ride in the Leelanau County area. Stop midway for breakfast. Route could be hilly. Pace of the slowest rider.
Thursday
4
East Bay Park
9:15 AM
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Ride to Haserot Beach. Several bathroom stops.
Thursday
4
TART Trail parking lot east of Walgreen off Holiday Road
9:20 AM
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Wear red, white and/or blue to celebrate Independence day. Riding east and then west from the parking lot. 25-30 miles. No drop ride.
Thursday
4
Vasa Singletrack Trailhead
6:00 PM
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Join us for weekly fun trail rides using Vasa single track and other single track, so watch for start location as it may change. Small groups will form based on pace, distance and depending on who shows up. All levels welcome for relaxed pace ride.
Friday
5
Cherry Bend Community Park Pavilion
9:00 AM
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Sorry Everyone! Looks like a wet one. See you all next week! Meet at Cherry Bend Park in the parking lot east of the pavilion, which can be entered from Lincoln Road off Cherry Bend Road. Ride to/from Suttons Bay mostly on the Leelanau Trail. 32 miles. Meet at Chimoski Bakery for refreshments. Several ride groups based on speed and comfort level. Optional Lee Point Loop 40 miles or Jim Cooper‘s ride for max 42 miles.
Saturday
6
East Bay Park
9:30 AM
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Avoid the Cherry Festival. Route TBD
Saturday
6
Vasa Singletrack Trailhead
2:30 PM
Sunday
7
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QuickEvent Tools Add to my Calendar Route link above. 44 miles, around 2600 feet of climbing. Pace will vary, but we will finish with a 14-15 mph average speed. No drop ride.
Sunday
7
Back lot of Harrington’s
9:30 AM
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Ride to the boat launch then over204 to Suttons Bay.
Sunday
7
Darrow Park
1:00 PM
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Riding north toward Sutton‘s Bay and will turn around at the appropriate time in order to head south toward the Tikki Hut to join the BFF riders for refreshments at 3:30. $$ Bring money. No drop ride.
Sunday
7
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Meet at Darrow Park. We will ride the Leelanau trail and turn on Fouch to go to the Tiki Hut (AKA-Paradise Cove: 9851 S Perrins Landing Dr).You‘ll need $$$ for Food & beverages. Anyone not wanting to ride can meet us there at about 3:30. Flat, no drop ride. Good-bye Cherry Fest, Hello more construction.
Monday
8
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This 39 mile ride is a B ride due to numerous hills. Starting at the parking lot of St. Mary’s School in Lake Leelanau, we will ride to Northport with a mid ride break at the park just down the street from Barb’s Bakery where coffee and snacks are available. Maps will be provided. Ride leaders Jerry and Mikke Kilts. 989-860-0781
Monday
8
Vasa Singletrack Trailhead
12:00 PM
Monday
8
Vasa Trailhead-Bunker Hill Rd
6:00 PM
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Mountain Bike Skills for Intermediates
Tuesday
9
Glen Arbor Health Club
9:00 AM
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Ride in the Leelanau County area. Stop midway for breakfast. Route could be hilly. Pace of the slowest rider.
Tuesday
9
East Bay Park
9:00 AM
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Ride the peninsula with 2 bathroom stops.
Tuesday
9
East Bay Park
4:45 PM
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Ride the scenic Old Mission Peninsula on the east side. 25-35 miles. No drop ride.
Wednesday
10
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Leaving from East Bay Park with many ride options from 10-41 miles. Faster riders start first for road safety with possible break sites at Haserot Beach, The Old Mission lighthouse, Mapleton market, etc. * This ride has been rated as the most beautiful in Michigan,
Wednesday
10
Sand Lakes Quiet Area nature preserve
9:00 AM
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Curious what "gravel/adventure" riding is all about? This loop incorporates a little bit of everything! Leave the skinny, high psi tires home. You could bring your MTB, but for the full experience go with drop bars (and 35mm or wider tires). This is not a "beginner" ride, but anyone with reasonable bike handling skills should have no trouble. We will begin and end from the Sand Lakes Quiet Area parking lot off of Broomhead Rd. This is a no drop ride. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/47384829
Wednesday
10
Rotary Discovery Building
6:00 PM
Thursday
11
Acme Meijer - far west lot directly opposite the big red Meijer sign
9:00 AM
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Ride north to Elk Rapids to the Flour Pot Bakery for a coffee stop and an apple fritter. 30-35 miles. No drop ride.
Thursday
11
Civic Center Parking Lot by Titus Avenue
9:00 AM
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Meet at the Civic Center Parking lot by Titus Avenue. Bike to East Bay Park then continue along the East Bay shoreline on Birchwood & East Shore Drive. Turn around at Center Road and bike back along East Bay. Then plan to head to the TART trail and bike to Hull Park & then potentially bike the Boardman Loop. Stop for coffee at Daily Grind (on the trail behind Brick Wheels). Total mileage around 13 - 18.
Thursday
11
East Bay Park
9:00 AM
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Backwards ride on Old Mission.
Thursday
11
Glen Arbor Health Club
9:00 AM
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Ride in the Leelanau County area. Stop midway for breakfast. Route could be hilly. Pace of the slowest rider.
Thursday
11
Civic Center - south lot by Titus Ave.
9:00 AM
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This is a 1 night,2 day ride to Charlevoix to catch the Beaver Island Ferry. 1st Day, we‘ll ride to Barnes Park and camp;about 40 miles. 2nd Day we‘ll ride 20 miles to the ferry dock. Register for this event and the Beaver Island tour (7/12-7/14) on the club calendar. If you need to drop a car, we can shuttle to Cherry Capital Airport Parking. Email ride leader if you need to drop a car.
Friday
12
Vasa Singletrack Trailhead
8:50 AM
Friday
12
Civic Center - south lot by Titus Ave.
9:00 AM
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This is a 1 night,2 day ride to Charlevoix to catch the Beaver Island Ferry. 1st Day, we‘ll ride to Barnes Park and camp;about 40 miles. 2nd Day we‘ll ride 20 miles to the ferry dock. Register for this event and the Beaver Island tour (7/12-7/14) on the club calendar. If you need to drop a car, we can shuttle to Cherry Capital Airport Parking. Email ride leader if you need to drop a car.
Friday
12
Cherry Bend Community Park Pavilion
9:00 AM
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Meet at Cherry Bend Park in the parking lot east of the pavilion, which can be entered from Lincoln Road off Cherry Bend Road. Ride to/from Suttons Bay mostly on the Leelanau Trail. 32 miles. Meet at Chimoski Bakery for refreshments. Several ride groups based on speed and comfort level. Optional Lee Point Loop 40 miles or Jim Cooper‘s ride for max 42 miles.
Friday
12
Glacial Hills - Eckhardt Trailhead (2 miles W of Bellaire, .7 miles N)
9:30 AM
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Plan on riding the Outer Loop counterclockwise, with option to include Never Never Land for up to 21.5 miles, depending upon group interest. We‘ll meet at the Eckerd Rd trailhead @ 9:30. This is a no drop ride, but there are plenty of opportunities to cut the ride short if needed. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/660ef357ed1fbb320bc42a8d/t/6632d65350967f45ef3cd123/1714607702055/Glacial+Hills+Map-1.png
Friday
12
Meet at ferry dock in Charlevoix by 1:30pm to board 2:30pm departure.https://www.bibco.com
1:30 PM
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UPDATE 7/2/24 Registration is closed. Lodging: We are staying at The Brothers Place, a summer retreat house formerly owned by the Christian Brothers religious order. They are holding 24 single occupancy, twin bed rooms. $50/night per person. Each room has a washbasin, separate dormitory-style showers and baths. A continental breakfast is included. Each room does have electricity. Deposits are not required; register only if you’re committed. We will pay individually at check-in. The owner accepts cash or check, no credit cards. Activities: We’ll ride around the island Saturday, @40 miles on mostly hard pack. There are a number of beaches, trails, and historical sites to explore. Pack a lunch or grab a sandwich at the deli, pack a towel and a swimsuit for the tour. We’ll take some shorter tours Sunday. Meals: Brothers Place provides a continental breakfast. There’s a good coffee shop in town, too. Lunch can be bought at the deli or at the supermarket. There are a number of restaurants and a decent microbrewery within a 10 minute ride. Logistics: No SAG on this trip. Bring tools, tubes, and tires. Bring some snacks and adult beverages to share on the porch; we have access to the kitchen refrigerator to keep beverages cool for happy hour. Check ferry schedule at https://www.bibco.com/ferry-schedules/ Arrive at least 1 hour before departure to drop off your bike and park. Parking is $5/day. If you want to ride from TC to Charlevoix leaving July 11, returning July 15, register separately on the club calendar. Camping is at Barnes Park in Eastport. Beaver Island Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/45432755 Event is only open to CCCC members. Stay current, join CCCC Touring Interest Group
Saturday
13
Beaver Island, MI
8:00 AM
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See July 12 Event for details and registration. This is a 3 day event
Saturday
13
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We‘ll head out via the usual route, then ride Kasson, Batz, Fritz, and Bow to the east shore of Big Glenn Lake. We‘ll climb Trumbull on the return, ride by the Shimek Road lavender fields one more time,and after a short stop in Maple City, return via the usual route. An "A"ride by virtue of the hills, but not the speed. We will finish with a 14-15 mph average speed. ~45 miles, 2500-3000 feet of climbing. This is a no drop ride.
Saturday
13
East Bay Park
9:00 AM
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Staying cooler on Old Mission. Route TBD
Saturday
13
Glen Arbor Health Club
9:00 AM
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Ride the Heritage Trail from Glen Arbor to Empire. On the return we will ride what I consider the most challenging 7.5 miles in Leelanau County - Pierce Stocking Drive.
Sunday
14
Beaver Island, MI
8:00 AM
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See July 12 Event for details and registration.
Sunday
14
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Returning to Charlevoix at 4:30PM, we‘ll head to Barnes Park for the evening. (19 miles) On Monday, we‘ll complete our return trip to TC. This is a no-drop ride on trails and roads. 10-12 mph.
Monday
15
St. Mary's School in Lake Leelanau
9:00 AM
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A tour of northern Leelanau Count. Mix of flats and hills. Regroup in Northport Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/47555625
Monday
15
East Bay Park
9:00 AM
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Cooler place to ride. Route TBD
Monday
15
Darrow Park
9:00 AM
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Touring Leelanau County. There WILL be hills. Road ride in beautiful, hilly Leelanau County. This is a no drop ride. Ride leader leads from the back.
Monday
15
Vasa Singletrack Trailhead
5:00 PM
Tuesday
16
East Bay Park
9:00 AM
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Ride the scenic Old Mission peninsula. 30-35 miles. No drop ride.
Tuesday
16
Glen Arbor Health Club
9:00 AM
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Ride in the Leelanau County area. Stop midway for breakfast. Route could be hilly. Pace of the slowest rider.
Tuesday
16
Darrow Park
9:00 AM
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Touring Leelanau County. There WILL be hills. Road ride in beautiful, hilly Leelanau County. This is a no drop ride. Ride leader leads from the back.
Wednesday
17
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Leaving from East Bay Park with many ride options from 10-41 miles. Faster riders start first for road safety with possible break sites at Haserot Beach, The Old Mission lighthouse, Mapleton market, etc. * This ride has been rated as the most beautiful in Michigan,
Wednesday
17
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Plan on riding the Outer Loop counterclockwise for roughly 15 miles, with option to include Never Never Land for up to 21.5 miles, depending upon group interest. We‘ll meet at the Eckerd Rd trailhead @ 9:30. This is a no drop ride, but there are plenty of opportunities to cut the ride short if needed. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/660ef357ed1fbb320bc42a8d/t/6632d65350967f45ef3cd123/1714607702055/Glacial+Hills+Map-1.png
Thursday
18
East Bay Park
9:00 AM
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Ride to Haserot Beach, starting and ending on east side.
Thursday
18
Glen Arbor Health Club
9:00 AM
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Ride in the Leelanau County area. Stop midway for breakfast. Route could be hilly. Pace of the slowest rider.
Thursday
18
Vasa Singletrack Trailhead
4:00 PM
Friday
19
Cherry Bend Community Park Pavilion
9:00 AM
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Meet at Cherry Bend Park in the parking lot east of the pavilion, which can be entered from Lincoln Road off Cherry Bend Road. Ride to/from Suttons Bay mostly on the Leelanau Trail. 32 miles. Meet at Chimoski Bakery for refreshments. Several ride groups based on speed and comfort level. Optional Lee Point Loop 40 miles or Jim Cooper‘s ride for max 42 miles.
Friday
19
Glen Arbor Health Club
9:00 AM
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Ride the Heritage Trail from Glen Arbor to Empire. On the return we will ride what I consider the most challenging 7.5 miles in Leelanau County - Pierce Stocking Drive.
Friday
19
Vasa Singletrack Trailhead
6:00 PM
Saturday
20
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Route link above. 42miles, around 2400 feet of climbing. Pace will vary, but we will finish with a 14-15 mph average speed. No drop ride.
Saturday
20
CPR
East Bay Park
9:00 AM
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Creative peninsula ride.
Saturday
20
Darrow Park
10:00 AM
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Ride on the Leelanau trail to Sutton‘s Bay. Plan to stop at Bay Burrito for lunch so bring money. 32-40 miles. No drop ride.
Sunday
21
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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.
Monday
22
Darrow Park
9:00 AM
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Touring Leelanau County. There WILL be hills. Road ride in beautiful, hilly Leelanau County. This is a no drop ride. Ride leader leads from the back.
Monday
22
National Park Headquarters in Empire.
9:00 AM
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A mix of hills and flats between Empire and Lake Michigan at Bohemian Road. Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/47632181
Monday
22
East Bay Park
9:00 AM
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Ride to Haserot Beach. 2 bathroom stops.
Tuesday
23
Myles Kimmerly Park
9:00 AM
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Ride in the Leelanau County area. Stop midway for breakfast. Route could be hilly. Pace of the slowest rider.
Wednesday
24
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Leaving from East Bay Park with many ride options from 10-41 miles. Faster riders start first for road safety with possible break sites at Haserot Beach, The Old Mission lighthouse, Mapleton market, etc. * This ride has been rated as the most beautiful in Michigan,
Wednesday
24
Civic Center - south lot by Titus Ave.
2:30 PM
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Leave Civic center parking lot and go east on the trail toward the Meijer Acme. On the way back stop at Woodland Sweets and Treats. Should be about 17 miles round trip.
Thursday
25
Glen Arbor Health Club
9:00 AM
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Ride in the Leelanau County area. Stop midway for breakfast. Route could be hilly. Pace of the slowest rider.
Sunday
28
Acme Meijer - far west lot directly opposite the big red Meijer sign
11:30 AM
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Meet at Acme Meijer - far west lot directly opposite the big red Meijer sign. Ride the trail to Flintfields Horse Park (5 mi) watch some amateur, and youth horse competition. Returning the same route. Entrance is free but food and drink available for $$$. You may want walking shoes. Anyone wanting to meet us there can park inside there is a parking fee. Flat, no drop.
Tuesday
30
Glen Arbor Health Club
9:00 AM
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Ride in the Leelanau County area. Stop midway for breakfast. Route could be hilly. Pace of the slowest rider.
Wednesday
31
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Leaving from East Bay Park with many ride options from 10-41 miles. Faster riders start first for road safety with possible break sites at Haserot Beach, The Old Mission lighthouse, Mapleton market, etc. * This ride has been rated as the most beautiful in Michigan,
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