Bike Benzie Tour and Fondo
Saturday - June 6, 2015
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.
Pre-Registration is available on Friday, June 5, from 4-5pm in James Bay Hall in the Crystal Center.
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)
For more information, visit bikebenzie.org
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