Ever want to bike across Michigan from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron? Want to do it carefree on rail-trails with a small portion on quiet back roads? Want to ride through a tunnel of trees, along classic pastoral landscapes and enjoy the company of friends old and new? Want to be fully supported along the way with folks to handle your luggage, campsites, and meals? Then the Michigander is for you!
The Michigander has been pedaling across Michigan since 1992 exploring over 2,300 miles of trails around the state. Yes that makes this the 30th anniversary for one of the nation's oldest, biggest and longest rail trail based bicycle tours. The Michigander Bike Tour has confirmed it will ride the entire length of the Great Lake-To-Lake Trail #1 for 2022!
This year the League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB) takes over registration and the day to day management of the Michigander. LMB is no stranger to bicycle touring having organized their own decades old tours like Shoreline West, MUP and Sunrise. LMB is the leading bicycling advocacy group in Michigan and incremental in passing legislation to protect bicyclists along Michigan's roadways and trails, they produce the handy "What Every Michigan Bicyclist Must Know" booklet and conduct training for law enforcement and new drivers. It was only logical that longtime Michigander organizer Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance tap LMB to take over the tour.
This family friendly tour will get underway in South Haven at Baseline Middle School on July 25. You can find additional details and registration at LMB's website.