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I’ve Started Another Blog, If One Wasn’t Enough, Devoted to Cycling In Michigan

I’m starting another blog on which to originate all of my new “ride” posts, like the one’s I’ve posted the last few days.  So, rather than try to keep track of them here, and add still more pages to my already impressive page list, it made more sense to post them on another blog.  This way, I can set up pages dedicated to each region of Michigan.  I also have other plans for the new site, but that’s a topic for another day.

Check it out (here)

If you’re visiting Michigan with a bicycle, the new site will be the place to check for routes.  It’ll take a few years to load it up, but I’ve got high hopes for it.


I think I’ll likely just “share” the posts to this blog as I get them done, though I might just republish them… I haven’t made up my mind yet.

Cycling with Friends: Part 173 Interlochen State Park to Glen Arbor, Michigan and Back

One of my favorite routes of 2019 started at Interlochen State Park up by Traverse City, through Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park, up to Glen Arbor for a stop at Cherry Republic for lunch (try the cherry root beer, it’s freaking amazing).

I did the route twice last year with friends, camping at the State Park each time (it’s a fantastic full service campground for a hub-and-spoke cycling trip).

The 77 mile route, through Sleeping Bear National Park is on Strava (here)
You can find the same route on Endomondo (here)

Later in the year, we did a 69 mile route, skipping the National Park (here)

One thing is certain, if you’re going to do the Sleeping Bear Dunes loop, bring your climbing gears! There are some awesome climbs in there – one up to 22%!