2018 Haute Route North America

Leelanau

Leelanau Harvest Tour

September 15 2018
Suttons Bay, Michigan, USA

The Leelanau Harvest Tour is a great biking adventure for both families and single riders as the fall colors begin to show and temperatures begin to cool. Leaving from the Suttons Bay High School, all routes wind throughout beautiful Leelanau County on excellent paved roads passing by farms, orchards, vineyards, and through quaint villages. The first few miles of each route feature the recently completed paving of the Leelanau Trail, northern Michigan’s premier rails-to-trail. The scenic terrain varies from flat to rolling with a few challenging hills on the longer routes. So come, ride, relax, and enjoy all that this beautiful peninsula has to offer. 

After nine miles on the Leelanau Trail, the 20 mile route follows the east side of South Lake Leelanau then returns to the Trail to finish in Suttons Bay. Being mostly flat this is an ideal route for younger riders.

The 40 mile route begins the same as the short route then continues north along the east side of both North and South Lake Leelanau and passes though the village of Lake Leelanau before returning to Suttons Bay via Herman Hill.

After leaving the Leelanau Trail 10.5 miles south of Suttons Bay, the 65 mile route heads west through Maple City, north around Little Traverse Lake, through Lake Leelanau, up the east side of North Lake Leelanau and then over Herman Hill to the finish.

The 100 mile route extends the 65 mile route north to the Grand Traverse Lighthouse at the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula and the village of Northport with more hills and scenic views.

 
Routes: 20, 40, 65, 100 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Time Zone: Atlantic Standard Time (AST)
 
Costs

$25 Ind/$80 Fam; fees higher after 7/1, 8/15 and day of ride

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Registration/Entry On the Day
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
 
Start Address: 500 South Elm Street, Suttons Bay, MI 49682
 
 
 
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Sep 15 2018 - EVENT: Leelanau Harvest Tour