Michigan Bike Race
Guest Blogger Jeni Jewell shares the experiences of riders at this year’s Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic race in Marquette.
Mud, mud, everywhere. As I stood at the finish line at the Lakeview Arena in Marquette, hoping to talk with a few riders about their 2011 Ore to Shore experience, I couldn’t help staring.
Some riders had two tiny white circles framing their eyes with thick layers of mud caked on the rest of the face. Not a body or bike part was spared, including those who wore glasses and had two small streaks to see through. Read more…
M37 Road Trip
While summer isn’t quite over, it is starting to wind down, and you may be thinking about planning one more big trip or even a few more day trips before the leaves start to change and the weather begins to cool. When we asked our fans planning a vacation if they prefer to get there fast and take the highways, or enjoy the journey, taking back roads and making stops along the way, most of them said they enjoyed taking their time.
With that in mind, one of our Facebook fans was recently inspired by our barn photo theme, and took her kids out for a barn hunt of their own! Some of the other recent photo themes have been sunrises & sunsets, and lighthouses. Maybe it’s time to go on a lighthouse road trip with family and friends! It’s a great opportunity to see beautiful lighthouses and experience some areas of the state you may have never seen before.
Whether by foot, by boat, or by wheel, if there’s one thing Michiganders love about summer, it’s getting outside and getting active! Just take a look at the many ways our Facebook and Twitter fans take advantage of our beautiful lakes, trails, and roads. Which one is your favorite?
Cruising Along the Michigander Bike Tour
The Michigander Bicycle Tour begins this weekend, and Guest Blogger Gretchen Mensing shares her experience on the tour. It’s not a race, it’s an experience!
Michigan has more miles of trails than any other state in the U.S. My favorite way to enjoy them is by riding the Michigander Bicycle Tour. I am not an avid cyclist, but the Michigander is a ride for all ages, abilities and bicycle types. The atmosphere is not race-like or competitive in any way, which suits me well. It’s more like a big group of friends and family getting together to enjoy beautiful Michigan scenery on two wheels.
Wendy McNamara from Eaton Rapids shares her experiences on the open road across Michigan as her “Pure Michigan Moment.”
Three years ago, a group of us from the Gold Wing Road Riders rode from southwest Michigan to the Upper Peninsula in search of adventure.
We rode to the Mackinac Bridge for the “Midnight Ride,” an annual juvenile diabetes fund-raiser. It was 45 degrees at dawn as 600 motorcyclists rode across the bridge. It was exhilarating and awesome.