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    Anyone here doing LHT in mid-September?

    Driving up from Texas for my annual Leelanau Peninsula fix and may stay long enough to do this fun ride for the 5th time....anyone else here doing this one?

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    I'm planning to spend some time in that area the week of Labor Day after the crowds leave. Any recommended ride routes and reasonable lodging. I plan to spend Tuesday in Frankfort and then on to Traverse City and Leelanau area.

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    Go to any of the local TC bike shops and pick up a copy of the route map that the Cherry Capital Cycling Club produces, it's outstanding and loaded with rides of almost any length. I ride up there every year in September and October, this year it has to be August and September and have done most all of the routes, it's about as well-done as any ride map that I've ever used, even sorta plastic coated so it won't disolve into mush in your jersey pocket!

    My sister has a great place to rent right on Little Glen Lake and it's only $500 a week!...but we're using it this year for a family reunion and will be there all that week. If you ride M22 around the two Glen Lakes you will be driving right past her front porch and dock! Riding around the Glen's and into the Dunes area are a MUST, as is for you to do the Old Mission Peninsula ride, it's one of my very favorites and do it at least once everytime I go up there. The ride up the Little Traverse Wheelway offers you some outstanding views but it's pretty tame in terms of hills, but it takes you to a few nice little towns and great little places to eat, drink and hang out....plus if you end up in Harbor Springs you are at the southern end of the Tunnel of Tree's ride, another "gotta do" every year for me. Glad to help more if you need me too....also, "Fred" on this forum is a local and has outstanding local knowledge that he's always happy to share.
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    Bumping this back up to the top to try to smoke out a guy named Scott that did this ride with me last year....I lost his business card, he's from around Grand Rapids and I'm hoping he'll see this and contact me to possibly come up and ride it again...."Scott, you out there?"

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    One....last....bump!

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    I love riding Leelanau and Old Mission - is there anything still on the schedule up there? Is the Cherry Capital map on-line?

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    I will be there for sure. I plan on leaving at 8:00 and riding either the metric or 100 mile route. If you want someone to ride with let me know.

    The cherry capital map is not on line. they sell them at most bike shops on the area for $7 or $8 and are well worth it.

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    What's the route for LHT, or what towns does it usually hit, since there's no way I can get the map?

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    Here is the 100 mile route (Link). The others cover mostly the same roads just not as many.

    hope it helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trophyoftexas View Post
    Go to any of the local TC bike shops and pick up a copy of the route map that the Cherry Capital Cycling Club produces, it's outstanding and loaded with rides of almost any length. I ride up there every year in September and October, this year it has to be August and September and have done most all of the routes, it's about as well-done as any ride map that I've ever used, even sorta plastic coated so it won't disolve into mush in your jersey pocket!

    My sister has a great place to rent right on Little Glen Lake and it's only $500 a week!...but we're using it this year for a family reunion and will be there all that week. If you ride M22 around the two Glen Lakes you will be driving right past her front porch and dock! Riding around the Glen's and into the Dunes area are a MUST, as is for you to do the Old Mission Peninsula ride, it's one of my very favorites and do it at least once everytime I go up there. The ride up the Little Traverse Wheelway offers you some outstanding views but it's pretty tame in terms of hills, but it takes you to a few nice little towns and great little places to eat, drink and hang out....plus if you end up in Harbor Springs you are at the southern end of the Tunnel of Tree's ride, another "gotta do" every year for me. Glad to help more if you need me too....also, "Fred" on this forum is a local and has outstanding local knowledge that he's always happy to share.
    I've been on that stretch of 119 north of Harbor Springs (where I grew up) and there are some good hills as soon as you pass Birchwood. Beautiful country.
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