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February 2017

Soup & Bread @ The Little Fleet

February 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
United States
FREE

Soup and Bread is a monthly winter food event created by Andrea Deibler and hosted by The Little Fleet. From October through April local chefs, soup experts and aficionados simmer down tasty stews and then spoon them out to the community. Yummy bread to soak it up with too! The meal is totally free, although donations are strongly encouraged. We just ask that you make a pay-what-you-can donation. Soup and Bread events take place every 1st Monday of the month throughout…

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August 2017

Beer Run for Fun

August 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Filling Station, 642 Railroad Pl
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States

What is a Beer Run for Fun? A Beer Run for Fun is exactly how it sounds! It’s a foot run or walk with a collective distance of two miles down Traverse City’s beautiful TART Trail. The run will also give you the opportunity to explore two of Traverse City’s delicious breweries: The Filling Station Microbrewery and Right Brain Brewery. 50% of admission ticket proceeds and $1 of every beer purchased at The Filling Station will be donated back to the TART trails…

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April 2018

Happy Hour for a Cause

April 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pearl’s New Orleans Kitchen, 617 Ames Street
Elk Rapids, MI 49629 United States
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$10

Join us for a special happy hour at Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen! $10 at the door gets you yummy hors d'oeuvres and adult beverages at happy hour prices. Come to talk trails and learn about what's next for trails in Elk Rapids and beyond. Donations from Pearl's "Happy Hour for a Cause" will support trail planning efforts and project costs for a trail between Maple Bay and Elk Rapids, a segment of the Traverse City to Charlevoix Trail. There are many…

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May 2018

Cinco Celebration at Ethanology

May 5 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Ethanology, 127 Ames St
Elk Rapids, 49629
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¡Ole! Ethanology and TART Trails invite you to join us for a special Cinco de Mayo Fiesta! What: Celebration of Trails Cinco de Mayo Fiesta When: Saturday, May 5th, 6pm-11pm Where: Ethanology, 127 Ames St., Elk Rapids Why: Support trail planning for Elk Rapids to Maple Bay! Expect an exciting evening, featuring music from After Ours band and a special TART-edition margarita, a "TART-a-Rita!" $5 from every $10 TART-a-Rita directly supports trail planning funds for Elk Rapids to Maple Bay. This portion of trail is a major…

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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

R-A-B Bike Swap

June 2 @ 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 & funky or plain & practical used bikes at the 8th annual Recycle-A-Bicycle Bike Swap. This very 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 a gently used or out-grown bicycle or bike accessory. Accessories include bike trailers, hitches, bike racks and sometimes frames and…

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¡TART Fiesta!

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Red Mesa Grill, 1544 US 31 N
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join us for the 7th annual TART Fiesta on Thursday, June 7th, from 6-9pm on the patio at Red Mesa in Traverse City! The evening features live music by Jack Pine, a full fajita bar, margaritas, cervezas and smart commute smiles. Full fajita bar ~ $15 for adults and $8 for children Casa margaritas and draft beers ~ $5 Proceeds benefit TART Trails.

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Boardman Lake Loop Launch Party

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Filling Station, 642 Railroad Pl
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Sunday, June 24 / Noon - 4pm It's official! Join us as we launch our public campaign to help us reach our fundraising goal to complete the Loop around Boardman Lake (a 1.8 mile stretch connecting Medalie Park to 14th St.). Here's what you can look forward to at this afternoon of family fun at The Filling Station: At 11:00am, join a pre-event Fun Run hosted by the Traverse City Track Club. Jog along and imagine how AWESOME it'll be to…

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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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August 2018

Dune Dash

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dune Climb, 6900 S Dune Highway
Empire, MI 49630 United States
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$20 – $30

Join us for the 7th Annual Dune Dash 4-mile run/walk on Saturday, August 18th. The race course showcases the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail located in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Starting and finishing at the base of the Dune Climb, runners follow the flat, paved Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail past rolling dunes and beautiful forests to the turn around point at historic Glen Haven. Don't miss your chance to experience one of the most beautiful scenic runs in Michigan. All proceeds from…

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