2016 Tour de TART presented by Hagerty
July 22 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm| $15 - $40
TART is thrilled to host the 16th Annual Tour de TART bicycle tour on Friday July 22, 2016 presented by Hagerty. More than 600 people of all ages will hit the TART and Leelanau Trails for an evening ride that begins in Traverse City at Darrow Park and ends at Marina Park in the Village of Suttons Bay.
Parking will be available at the Traverse Bay United Methodist Church and the Bayview Wesleyan Church parking lots. This will allow riders to get right on the Leelanau Trail and head straight to Suttons Bay.
Participants may begin between 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Riders will enjoy two food stops along the 17-mile ride, a bay side meal at the Suttons Bay Marina, local microbrews (bring cash) and then a relaxing bus ride back home. Bus service begins at 7:00 p.m. and the last bus departs at 9:30 p.m.
$40 for adults 13 and up
$15 for kids 12 and under
Prices will go up $5 per participant after July 11, 2016.
The event is capped at 600 participants.
2016 Presenting Sponsor:
2016 Platinum Sponsor:
Ride Details & Information
REGISTRATION and CHECK-IN:
We are capping the event at 600 participants this year, so sign up early! The ride includes food stops, dinner, and a bus ride back to Traverse City. All riders must check-in between 4 pm and 6:30 pm under the TART Trails tent at Darrow Park, 1025 Bay St. in Traverse City. Families with young children are encouraged to check-in and begin the ride no later than 5:00 p.m. Helmets are required.
Parking is available on surface lots at the Bayview Wesleyan Church at 720 Wayne St., and the Traverse Bay United Methodist Church at 1200 Ramsdell Dr. DO NOT PARK ON MONROE, MADISON, ELMWOOD or SPRUCE–these side streets are for residential parking only.
17 miles of paved trail one way. At the end of the trail in Suttons Bay, follow the signs to get to Marina Park.
An average time to complete the trip is 2 hours. It could take families with young children longer, depending on how many breaks are taken, so please plan your departure time accordingly.
Water, snacks and portalets are provided at Fouch Road (6 miles from the start) and Bingham Road (10 miles from the start). Carrying a water bottle is suggested.
Details coming soon…
TRANSPORTATION for RIDERS:
Riders will be transported back to Traverse City by school bus. Buses leave when full, with the first bus leaving at 6:30 pm, and the last bus leaving at 9:30 pm. Please be ready to board the bus no later than 9:20 pm.
TRANSPORTATION for BIKES:
Be sure to leave your bike in the loading zone near the trucks upon your arrival in Suttons Bay; do not wait until you board the bus. Bikes will be loaded on a truck for the return trip to Traverse City. In TC, bikes are held in a secure area in the Baird Wealth Management parking lot on the corner of Elmwood and Bay St at 1001 Bay St. You will need your wrist band, which matches the band on your bike, to reclaim your bike.
Available through McLain Cycle, Einstein Cycles and Brick Wheels in TC, and Body Balance and Suttons Bay Bikes in Suttons Bay.
PRE-EVENT SHUTTLE BUS OPTION:
We offer special transportation for Suttons Bay area participants. A bus (and truck for bikes) will leave Suttons Bay Marina promptly at 4:00 p.m. and drop you off at the event check-in in Traverse City. Ride the event and return to Suttons Bay Marina. This option is only offered by reservation on the entry form.
Waterfront views, the yellow caboose, farms and fields, orchards and vineyards.
Riders enjoy sights and scenic vistas along the trail that aren’t visible by road, including the iconic yellow Caboose, the DeYoung Farm, various vineyards and orchards. The Tour de TART also helps people realize just how easy it is to get from Traverse City to Suttons Bay along the trail.
2015 Event Recap
Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers and participants of the 15th annual Tour de TART. Our biggest annual fundraiser did not disappoint this year bringing in over $10,000 for our local trails! Over 600 cyclists rode from Traverse City to Suttons Bay under sunny skies for a perfect ride. Over 100 volunteers helped make the event a success doing everything from setup, trail cleaning, traffic control, food serving and anything else that needed to be done. Thanks to our presenting sponsors the Blue Care Network of Michigan & Fox Motors and all our other sponsors, donors and partners.