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OMP Wednesday Morning - 9:30 START

Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 9:30 AM
East Bay Park
E Bay Blvd S. & E Front St.
Traverse City, MI  49686

Jim Datsko
231-264-0041 (p)
Pete LaPlaca
231-409-4421 (p)
David Orr
231-342-7865 (c)
Road Riding
Registration is not Required

Welcome to the Old Mission Peninsula with three routes to choose from: 23, 31 or 40 miles.  Thanks to Ride Leaders Pete LaPlaca, Jim Datsko, and David Orr who will share OMP ride duties.


This ride will be posted on a week to week basis based on the Covid 19 situation and rider response to these protocols:


Club rides will only occur when riders observe by the following protocols;

  1. Stay home if you exhibit any symptoms of illness.
  2. Larger rides will split into sub groups not to exceed 10 riders in each.  Faster groups leave first. 
  3. Spread out!  Keep a minimum of 20’ between you and other cyclists when moving (i.e. 3 to 4 bike lengths), and a minimum of 6’ when stopped.  Leave places where you cannot maintain the 20’ and 6’ separation distances outlined above.Note: these minimum distances are not required for family members from the same household.
  4. Carry water, hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes to further protect yourself.
  5. Carry a face mask and use it when going into a store or other public setting.
  6. No spitting or “snot rockets” when cycling.Carry a handkerchief and cover your mouth/nose when coughing or sneezing.
  7. Lastly, it is recommended that the intensity level be “dialed back” .Reducing exertion level reduces the risk of transmission.
  8. Cyclists not abiding by the new protocols will not be allowed on Club rides under this interim policy.


Distance: 23, 31 or 40 miles
Pace: 14+
Terrain: Mostly flat with a few rolling hills

A Tour of the Old Mission Peninsula starting at East Bay Park. This ride is essentially flat with three hills on the long route which is 41 miles. The medium route is 31 miles and the shortest route is 23 miles.

The rider starts at East Bay Park and follows East Shore Drive out to Center Rd(M-37), then follow Center Rd out to Bluff Rd, take a trip onto Bluff Rd, then follow Bluff Rd to Smokey Hollow, take a rt and go up your first hill, follow Smokey Hollow and take a rt on Mission Rd, follow Old Mission Rd to Swaney Rd then take a rt on Center Rd(M37), follow Center Rd to the end which is Lighthouse Park. There are bathroom facilities at Lighthouse Park. Turn around and follow Center Rd back and up your second hill, take a rt on Old Mission Rd, take a left at Peninsula Rd and up your third toughest hill, down the fun part then take a rt at Kroupa Rd which is the fruit processing plant, follow that to Neahtawanta Rd, take a left to Peninsula Drive which is Bower’s Harbor, take a rt and follow Peninsula Drive back into town and take a rt onto Center Rd (M37) to the first light and take a left which is Eastern, follow Eastern Avenue to East Bay Blvd, take a rt and back to East Bay Park. For the 23 mile route follow Bluff Rd to Blue Water then left to Center Rd (M37) then rt on Center Rd (M37) to Seven Hills Rd, left to Bower’s Harbor Rd and left onto Peninsula Drive and follow that back into town and back to East Bay Park via Eastern Avenue and East Bay Blvd. The medium route which is 31 miles goes to the top of Smokey Hollow and takes a left onto Ladd Rd to Center Rd (M37), rt to the Old Mission Tavern Eimen Rd and take a left and down the hill, make sure to enjoy the downhill and then rt on Kroupa Rd and then back into town and back to the East Bay Park. At this point you are on the same route as the 41 mile route.

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