Bike Benzie Tour and Fondo

Saturday - June 3, 2017

Created by the Benzie Sunrise Rotary Club and hosted by Crystal Mountain for the last nine years, the Bike Benzie Tour is an annual charity ride for the benefit of area youth.

The event offers four picturesque rides through beautiful northwest lower Michigan that challenge riders of all ages and abilities. Benzie County and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, where a large portion of the 100-mile loop is located, provide a rare combination of incredible natural scenery and perfect cycling terrain. Also, great food stops along the way feature regional snacks and more. All four rides start and end at Crystal Mountain.

Riders Save on Lodging

All Bike Benzie riders are eligible for reduced room rates at Crystal Mountain. For lodging reservations, call and mention that you are part of Bike Benzie for the discount (Group Code 45Z0AY).

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Tour & Fondo

Bike Benzie Fondo Team Competition: There's no limit on the number of members on a team. Their score will be determined by the time of its 3rd place finisher, with the team recording the best 3rd place finishing time declared the winner.


Saturday, June 3 beginning at 6am. Riders can depart as soon as their registration is complete.

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Pre-Registration is available on Friday, June 2, from 4-5pm in the Crystal Center at Crystal Mountain.

2017 Fees

Before January 1 - April 3: Single adult, $40; Family*, $115
April 4 - May 3: Single adult, $45; Family*, $125
May 4 - June 2: Single adult, $50; Family*, $135
Day Of: Single adult, $60; Family*, $155
*Immediate family with minor children

For each rider, $1 is donated to the League of Michigan Bicyclists to support safe cycling.


• 30 miles
• 45 miles
• 62 miles
• 100 miles

"Yes We Can" Ride for People with Disabilities:
• 1 mile
• 3 miles
• 5 miles
• 8 miles


Friday, June 2

4 - 5pm: Early check-in opportunity at Crystal Mountain for pre-registered riders

Saturday, June 3

6 - 9am: “Day of” registration and check-in for FONDO and TOUR riders
7am: Early take-off for 100-mile TOUR riders
8am: Take-off for 100-mile FONDO and TOUR riders
8:10am: Take-off for 62-mile FONDO and TOUR riders
8:20am: Take-off for 45-mile FONDO and TOUR riders
8:30am: Take-off for 30-mile FONDO and TOUR riders
10am: Registration for "Yes We Can" ride
11am: Formal start of "Yes We Can" ride
Noon - 4pm: Post Ride Party - Riders will use wrist band worn during the ride for entry for the cookout. Additional lunch tickets for family and friends can be purchased at registration for $20 each.

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