Michigan resident Katie Greer describes her first trip to the Iceman Cometh Challenge bike race.
Under a Friday sky that spoke of snow, we set out towards northwest Michigan, the home of the Iceman Cometh Challenge, the largest single-day mountain bike race in the world, with over 4,000 riders traversing the 27-mile course that takes riders from Kalkaska to Traverse City. My boyfriend, Bryan, was competing this year along with a group of our friends.
The fall is a great time in Michigan to get out and explore our bike and nature trails. In this Pure Michigan Connect article, guest blogger Hannah Ettema brings us for a ride along the Lansing River Trail!
On Sunday, October 10 it would have been a crime to stay inside all day due to the warm weather, so I took a break from my homework and went on a bike ride with my friend Victoria on the Lansing River Trail
As the fall season pushes forward, so do Michigan’s adventurers. Chuck Hayden and his group of bikers did just that, bicycling over 80 miles through Michigan trails. Enjoy Chuck’s account of this adventure here with Pure Michigan Connect!
It was difficult to hear each other over the crunching roar of bike tires and gravel. As we rode in formation, I watched the numbers slowly increase on my bike’s computer odometer. I looked up and to my right to glance at Ryan as he slowly pushed the pedals. Although it didn’t look like he was struggling, I could sense his fatigue. He was pulling a trailer with over one hundred pounds of gear. He was quiet. He starred at the ground just ahead of him. We were all quiet.