Leelanau Harvest Tour
29th annual Leelanau Harvest Tour
Starts in Suttons Bay to showcase recently completed Leelanau Trail
The Cherry Capital Cycling Club is hosting the 29th annual Leelanau Harvest Tour, a bicycle road ride through scenic Leelanau County, on Sunday, September 16. More than 1000 riders are expected to participate in this noncompetitive event. The ride starts in Suttons Bay with all route options following along a portion of the recently completed Leelanau Trail before heading out to the scenic roads of Leelanau County. The tour is a benefit for TART Trails.
The Leelanau Harvest Tour is known for its delectable food stops and gorgeous scenery. Each stop features a large spread of snacks that include local specialties from area merchants and restaurants. Pre-registered riders will also enjoy a post-ride meal provided by Catering by Kelly’s. Bay Area Recycling for Charities will again be composting or recycling all the waste generated at the food stops and lunch, making the ride a zero waste event.
Route options cover 20, 40, 65 or 100 miles throughout the beautiful rolling hills of Leelanau County. Challenge yourself on the hills; reward yourself with great views, great food and great fun! We hope to have families and beginner riders experience the joy of bicycling a manageable distance with the 20 mile route. All routes start out heading south along the Leelanau Trail before continuing to the roads of Leelanau County.
The event starts and ends at Suttons Bay Schools at 500 Elm Street in Suttons Bay. Additional event details and online registration are available at www.leelanauharvesttour.org. Ride applications are also available at any of the Traverse City area bike stores or at the TART Trails office.