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March 2017

Groomer Appreciation Party

March 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Blue Tractor, 423 S Union St
Traverse City, MI 49684 United States
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Come one, come all! Please join TART Trails and the Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association on Thursday, March 16 from 5:30 – 7:30pm at Blue Tractor to show the groomers and each other our appreciation. Let's celebrate another amazing season on the Vasa, Leelanau Trail and Winter Sports Singletrack. While it's been an up and down winter one thing has remained consistent and that is your strong support for winter trails. Thanks to individuals like you, we have had a record year of…

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April 2017

TART Trails’ Work Bee

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Celebrate Earth Day with TART Trails! TART is hosting spring work bees in various locations along the trail network on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10:00 am - noon. If you have any questions or are interested in leading a work bee please contact Chris Kushman, TART Trails' Planning and Management Director, ckushman@traversetrails.org, 231.941.4300. The 2017 Work Bee locations and meeting places are: TART Trail Clean-up - 3 Mile Rd to Hastings St 3 Mile & Parsons - across from Metro fire Leelanau Trail Clean-up…

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May 2017

Spring Pumpkin Pedal

May 7 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Jolly Pumpkin, 13512 Peninsula Dr
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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FREE

FREE Organized Group Rides by Jolly Pumpkin to benefit TART Trails. Registration starts at 11:30am, please sign a waiver in the Peninsula Room (adjacent to Jolly Pumpkin restaurant) before meeting in the Jolly Pumpkin parking lot for the ride. Rides leave at noon Two Rides: 40 miles or 20 miles (both start at noon) 40 mile full Peninsula ride http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2201473 20 mile Lighthouse ride http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2201538 Following the ride reward yourself with $2 liquid carbs (beers) in the Peninsula Room!

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Ride of Silence

May 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
FREE

The Ride of Silence is a free group ride that asks cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph for no longer than an hour. Riders remain silent during the ride to raise awareness of cycling among motorists, police, traffic engineers, insurance companies and city officials. The ride is also an opportunity to mourn, in funeral procession style, cyclists who have been killed. Please wear black arm bands. Wear red only if you have been involved in a bike /…

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Tails to Trails 5K

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Vasa Pathway Trailhead, Bartlett Rd
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Online registration is closed. Day-of registration begins at 8:00am.  Join us with your four-pawed friends on Saturday, May 20th, at the Vasa Pathway for the 8th Annual Tails to Trails! This 5K fun run/walk on the scenic Vasa Pathway is a unique opportunity to mingle with other dog owners and experience the trails with your canine friend. All proceeds benefit TART Trails. Dogs will receive a goodie bag with treats and promotional dog items Professional photos with you and your dog(s) Prizes…

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June 2017

R-A-B Bike Swap

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Old Town Parking Garage, 125 E. 8th St.
Traverse City, MI 49684 United States
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Sell or buy any fun and funky or plain and practical used bikes at the 7th annual Recycle-A-Bicycle Bike Swap. This much anticipated event kicks off Smart Commute Week and is the perfect time to become the new owner of a summer cruiser or upgrade a child's’ bike. The R-A-B Bike Swap is for anyone who wants to sell and/or purchase an unused or out-grown bicycle or bike accessory. Accessories include bike trailers, hitches, bike racks and sometimes frames and wheels.…

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Smart Commute Week

June 5 - June 9

Team registration is closed...but you can still smart commute your way to free breakfasts and events and win prizes!  Click HERE to View Team Rankings Smart Commute Week is an annual celebration held during the first week of June. The week consists of events that promote cycling, walking, taking the bus and carpooling. Free daily breakfasts are hosted at various locations around town for smart commuters. Every year community members challenge each other to a friendly competition known as the Smart Commute Week Challenge. Registration is FREE! 2017 Smart…

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July 2017

Pop-Up Smart Commute Breakfast

July 12 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Otwell Residence, 525 Washington St
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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FREE

Keep the Smart Commute Week momentum going and please join us for a FREE pop-up smart commute breakfast from 7 - 9 am on Wednesday, July 12th. Bob and Laura Otwell will be hosting breakfast in their front lawn, serving up a warm and hearty breakfast, a throwback to the original 'Bike to Work Week' years. As always, all you have to do is smart commute! To stay updated with all things #SmartCommuteTC be sure to sign up to receive…

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Ride Around Torch

July 16 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Elk Rapids High School, 308 Meguzee Point Rd
Elk Rapids, MI 49629 United States
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   Tour Overview The Ride Around Torch is an annual one-day 26, 40, 63, or 100 mile bicycle tour primarily along the scenic shores of Torch Lake, Michigan's longest and one of its most beautiful inland lakes with unusually clear, bright turquoise hued waters. Several villages and hamlets lie along the lake's shore including Alden, Eastport, Clam River and Torch River. You will enjoy a recreational, social tour that is neither a race nor a test of strength, although the…

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Tour de TART presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network

July 21 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$20 - $45

Online registration is now closed. Day of registration begins Friday, July 21 at 4:00 pm at Darrow Park in Traverse City. TART is thrilled to host the 17th Annual Tour de TART bicycle tour on Friday July 21, 2017. 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 Village Marina & Park in the Village of Suttons Bay. Riders will enjoy two…

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