- This event has passed.
We are sorry to announce that due to the COVID-19 pandemic the 2020 Leelanau Harvest Tour will not be taking place.
Mark your calendar for the Leelanau Harvest Tour comeback on September 18, 2021! See more information here at Cherry Capital Cycling Club’s website.
The Leelanau Harvest Tour is a great biking adventure for both families and single riders as the fall colors begin to show and apple trees are laden with fruit. Leaving from the Suttons Bay High School, routes of approximately 20, 40, 65, and 100 miles wind throughout beautiful Leelanau County on excellent paved roads passing by farms, orchards, vineyards, dunes, and through quaint villages. 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 the Leelanau Trail from Dumas Rd.
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.|
Before July 15: $35 Individual On July 15: fees increase to $40 On August 15: fees increase to $45 Day of Event: fees are $55
|More info on T-shirts and extra lunches here.|
GREAT FOOD STOPS
Great food on all routes. Rest stops on longer routes are spaced 20-30 miles apart, most with lake views. Local specialties will be featured. Each rest stop has toilet facilities.
POST-RIDE HARVEST LUNCH
Lunch will be served at the school from noon until 4:30 pm. The lunch is included in the tour fee for all registrants.
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All routes start and finish at the Suttons Bay Senior High School located 16 miles north of Traverse City at 500 South Elm Street, Suttons Bay, MI. From Traverse City take M-22 north for 14.5 miles, turn left on 4th Street and then right on South Elm to the school. For MapQuest directions from your location, click here.
By email: Write to firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone: Call the TART Trails office at (231) 941-4300, M – F, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For information on hotel, motel, and camping options and area attractions, please use these links: Leelanau County, Traverse City, Pure Michigan. Local camping options include theLeelanau Pines Campground and Lake Leelanau RV Park both on the west side of Lake Leelanau.
The Leelanau Harvest Tour is sponsored by the Cherry Capital Cycling Club, an all volunteer organization dedicated to the promotion of bicycling in the Grand Traverse Area.www.cherrycapitalcyclingclub.org The Tour has benefited the Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails to support ongoing trail network expansion and improvements, raising over $300,000 over 34 years!