Bike Benzie Tour and Fondo

Saturday - June 14, 2014

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

The event offers three 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 three rides start and end at Crystal Mountain.

Tour & Fondo

New for 2014, riders looking to challenge themselves against the clock can take part in the Bike Benzie Fondo. A fondo is a timed ride to compare a biker's ride duration to other riders covering the same distance. However, it's not a race against anyone but yourself! Each rider in the fondo will wear a timing chip around their ankle.


Saturday, June 14 beginning at 6am. Riders can depart as soon as their registration is complete.

Register Online or Mail-In Form »


Pre-Registration is available on Friday, June 13, from 4-5pm in James Bay Hall in the Crystal Center. Don't miss the Pasta Buffet from 5-9pm Friday in our Wild Tomato Restaurant.

2014 Fees

March 1 - April 13: Single adult, $35; Family*, $100
April 14 - May 13: Single adult, $40; Family*, $110
May 14 - June 13: Single adult, $45; Family*, $120
Day Of: Single adult, $55; Family*, $140
*Immediate family with minor children

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


• 30 miles
• 62 miles
• 100 miles

Riders Save on Lodging

All Bike Benzie riders are eligible for reduced room rates at Crystal Mountain, June 13-15.

Reserve Online » or call for reservations.

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