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October 2017

Smart Commute Happy Hour

October 18, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rare Bird Brewpub, 229 Lake Ave
Traverse City, MI 49684 United States
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Please join TART Trails and our partners from BATA at Rare Bird Brewpub for a special smart commute happy hour from 5-7pm. Enjoy extended happy hour and food specials if you bike, walk, bus or share your way there. Take advantage of the last days of fair weather commuting before you gear up for winter. As always all you have to do is smart commute.

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May 2018

Ride of Silence

May 16 @ 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. Bright clothing and lights are highly recommended for the ride home. On May 16, 2018 at 7:00…

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Spring Pumpkin Pedal

May 20 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Jolly Pumpkin, 13512 Peninsula Dr
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
FREE

FREE Organized Group Ride through beautiful Old Mission Peninsula, hosted by our friends at 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. Ride leaves at 12:00pm Two Ride Options: 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…

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June 2018

Smart Commute Week

June 4 - June 8

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! Team registration is closed. But you can still participate by smart commuting to all the FREE breakfasts! Check out the Team Rankings HERE!  2018 Smart Commute Week…

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July 2018

3rd Annual Laughing Larry Ride

July 14 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Hop Lot, 658 South West Bay Shore
Suttons Bay, MI 49682 United States
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The 3rd Annual Bill Hendry Foundation: Laughing Larry Bike Ride will take place July 14, 2018 to celebrate the life and legacy of a remarkable man, father, husband and papa. One of Bill's favorite things about Leelanau County was the TART Trails,which runs from Suttons Bay to Traverse City. All proceeds from this event will directly assist various TART Trails projects and help keep the trail running for all residents and visitors of Leelanau County. Event Timeline Date: Saturday, July 14,…

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Ride Around Torch

July 15 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Elk Rapids High School, 308 Meguzee Point Rd
Elk Rapids, MI 49629 United States

 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 very…

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September 2018

Leelanau Harvest Tour

September 15 @ 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Suttons Bay High School, 500 South Elm Street
Suttons Bay, Mi 49682 Select a Country:
$30 – $110

REGISTER HERE! Tour Overview The Leelanau Harvest Tour is a great biking adventure for both families and single riders as the fall colors begin to show and apple trees are laden with fruit. Leaving from the Suttons Bay High School, routes of approximately 20, 40, 65, and 100 miles wind throughout beautiful Leelanau County on excellent paved roads passing by farms, orchards, vineyards, dunes, and through quaint villages. So come, ride, relax, and enjoy all that this beautiful peninsula has…

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Kayak, Bike & Brew Fundraiser

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kayak, Bike & Brew, 229 Garland St
Traverse City, MI 49684 United States

Kayak, Bike & Brew has teamed up with TART Trails to offer a fully donated tour! Book a 4-hour tour and 100% of the proceeds from the Sunday, September 16th tour at 12pm will donated to TART. What’s Kayak, Bike & Brew? Kayak, Bike & Brew (KBB) is a Brewery Pub Pedal and Paddle through Traverse City’s beautiful urban TART bike trails, Boardman Lake & River and West Bay, lasting about 4 hours. Participants meet at KBB Lounge for check-in and prepare for…

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October 2018

Fall Pumpkin Pedal

October 21 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
The Jolly Pumpkin, 13512 Peninsula Dr
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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FREE

FREE Organized Group Ride Donations suggested! Registration starts at 11:30 am Please sign a waiver in the Peninsula Room (adjacent to Jolly Pumpkin restaurant) before meeting in the Jolly Pumpkin parking lot for the ride. Throw your name in the hat for the raffle drawing afterwards. Ride leaves at 12:00 pm 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…

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November 2018

TART’s 20th!

November 16 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rare Bird Brewpub, 229 Lake Ave
Traverse City, MI 49684 United States
FREE

Let's toast to twenty years of TART! Join us for TART's 20th bash on Friday, November 16 from 5-9pm. We're closing down the soon-to-be newly renovated Lake Ave in partnership with the Downtown Development Authority, TC Tourism and Rare Bird Brewpub for a good old fashioned birthday block party. We'll have live music, a sour beer competition ("tart" beer, get it?!), games and fun for all! Entrance to the event is totally free! Stay tuned for updates on bands, grub and…

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