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A Ride to Remember
Saturday, June 6, 2015

A charity ride benefiting the youth of our area.
$1 per rider donated to the League of Michigan Bicyclists.

Online registration starts January 1, 2015!

Starting and ending at Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa in Thompsonville, this is our 7th annual one-day 30, 62 and 100-mile Tour & Fondo, providing challenges for riders of all abilities. Great food stops feature regional snacks, including the area's nationally-famous cherry pie. Picturesque routes pass by Benzie County's farms, orchards and lakes.

Choose either the Tour, a recreational social ride, or the Fondo, a ride that will challenge your riding ability. For the Fondo choose how you will ride (Individual Rider, Start a Team, Join a Team), then choose your distance:  30, 62 or 100 miles:

  • The 30-mile route is an out-and-back ride from Crystal Mountain through Beulah on the east shore of beautiful Crystal Lake. The route is mostly flat with a long, easy climb out of Beuah on the way back.
  • The Metric Century (62 miles) features some of the area's best biking roads. The route heads north from Crystal Mountain for about 9 miles of mostly flat roads. And then--are you ready for a 40+ mph downhill?--your first taste of a Benzie Couty downhill. Crossing US-31 you'll experience winding roads and hills, eventually meeting M-22, passing by the northwest corner of Crystal Lake and coming through Frankfort and Elberta on the way back to Crystal Mountain.
  • The 100-mile route challenges experienced riders.  It follows most of the 62-mile route with an added bonus of some of Leelanau County's best hills. Have you ever ridden a "Roller"?


  • Well-marked roads with route-arrows
  • Detailed route maps provided
  • Support SAG
  • Pre-ride tech support


  • All riders must wear helmets.
  • Michigan law requires cyclists to ride as near to the right as practible, with no more than two abreast
  • Children 15 and under must be accompanied by a cycling adult

Start/Finish Location & Amenities

Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa is in the northwest part of the lower penisula on M-115, 28 miles southwest of Traverse City and 37 miles nothwest of Cadillac. Click here for directions.

After the Ride:  Food & music included in the registration fee.

Registration Fees

  • Early registration (Jan. 1 - April 5):  Single Adult $35, Family* $100
  • On April 6:                                    Single Adult $40, Family* $110
  • On May 6:                                    Single Adult $45, Family* $120
  • Day of the Ride:                            Single Adult $55, Family* $140
                                                  *Immediate family with minor children

 Click on ZapEvent to register online


For additional information email Tim Krause or call him at (231) 882-0791.

Bike Benzie Tour & Fondo is powered by the Benzie Sunrise Rotary Club of Beulah, MI


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