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Cherry Roubaix

August 16, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Screen Shot 2015-08-12 at 10.31.48 AMPriority Health is sponsoring the 2015 Cherry Roubaix in Traverse City. The gran fondo style event features a 25, 55 and 80 mile bike route. The event starts in downtown Traverse City and ends at the Brengman Brothers Crain Hill Vineyards. After the race there’s a celebration at the vineyard with food, music, microbrews and wine!

The ride features the best and most challenging roads of Leelanau County.
Food and one drink are included in the cost along with music & celebration after the tour.

Proceeds to Benefit TART Trails.

Visit CherryRoubaix.com to register to ride or volunteer!

How It Works

At 9am on Sunday morning, all cyclists will line up on front street downtown Traverse City. You’ll Stage according to your intentions. Those going 80 miles will be in the front. 55 milers second, then the 25 mile group. You’ll all have a timing chip attached and you’ll be surrounded by hundreds if not thousands of like-minded athletes…. when you roll over the staring line the timer will begin.

There will be a neutral pace car in front of each group for the first couple of road crossings through town…. the tour will start once the peloton is safely on to Grandview Road.

The 80 and 55 mile group will have a lead vehicle chaperone, and the course will feature the very best of Leelanau County. Epic climbs, rolling vineyards and views of the great lake Michigan. It’s like our State Championship road race… for all riders. Those wanting to compete for prizes, CAN. Those who want to pace with a great group of cyclists, WILL. There will be water and food stations positioned strategically along each route and the 25 mile (low key) ride will offer two stops at Leelanau wineries and great food!

The finish venue is at the Brengman Brothers Crain Hill Vineyards, and after the race, you’ll be invited to celebrate at the vineyard, listen to live music, eat local food, enjoy Brengman Brothers wine, and take in the best that our region has to offer.

There will be GREAT prizes for the Team competition for both men’s, women’s teams of 5 in the 80 and 55 mile route.

YES, It’s a Race, YES it’s a Ride and YES it will be a Party… it’s everything you have ever wanted rolled into one big day of cycling, celebrating and fun.

YES it’s Northern Michigan’s epic road cycling scene served up Cherry-Roubaix style.

Visit CherryRoubaix.com to register to ride or volunteer!

Details

Date:
August 16, 2015
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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