Bike Benzie Tour and Fondo

Saturday - June 6, 2015

Created by the Benzie Sunrise Rotary Club and hosted by Crystal Mountain for the last seven 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

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 6 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 5, from 4-5pm in James Bay Hall in the Crystal Center.

2015 Fees

Before April 6: Single adult, $35; Family*, $100
April 6 - May 5: Single adult, $40; Family*, $110
May 6 - June 3: 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


Friday, June 5

4:00 - 5:00 pm:       Early check-in opportunity at Crystal Mountain for pre-registered riders

Saturday, June 6

6:00 - 10:00 am:     “Day of” registration and check-in for FONDO and TOUR riders
7:00 am:                  Early take-off for 100-mile TOUR riders
8:00 am:                  Take-off for 100-mile FONDO and TOUR riders
8:30 am:                  Take-off for 62-mile FONDO and TOUR riders
9:00 am:                  Take-off for 30-mile FONDO and TOUR riders
10:00 am:                Registration for "Yes We Can" ride
11:00 am:                Formal start of "Yes We Can" ride
Noon:                      Start of buffet lunch* (ends at 4:00 pm)
1:30 pm:                  Tim Krause memorial, award presentations, raffle

Join us after for a celebratory cookout! 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 $15 each.

Music:  In the morning "DJ Jack"; in the afternoon "STRUM" (Society ot Traverse Region Ukulele Musicians)

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