August 15: 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.
August 19: Dune Dash
The Sixth Annual Dune Dash 4-mile run/walk takes place on Saturday, August 19th at 9 AM. 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.
August 27: Vineyard to Bay 25K
This beautiful point to point course starting at Brengman Brothers at Crain Hill Vineyards and finishing at Waterwheel Park in Suttons Bay uses the Leelanau Trail and backroads in Leelanau County. Benefits TART Trails.
September 16: Leelanau Harvest Tour
A fun adventure for any cyclist. Routes of 20, 40, 65, and 100 miles wind throughout beautiful Leelanau County. Benefits TART Trails.
October 1: Trail Towns Tour, South Lyon
Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance presents a fall color bicycle tour of the trail towns of South Lyon, Wixom and Milford on this 30-35 mile ride. This interconnected trail network in Southwest Oakland County is a combination of paved trails, dirt roads and an option of undeveloped trails, including:
- South Lyon Trail System
- Island Lake Recreation Area
- Kensington Metro Park
- Milford Trail
- Huron Valley Trail
- Optional 22 additional paved miles inside Kensington Metro Park and Island Lake Recreation Area.
After the bicycle ride, join us for a complimentary soft drink or beer and live music at the South Lyon Pumpkinfest Beer Tent. Everyone is encouraged to check out the craft show, activities and game booths on the Midway, and all of the inflatables at this celebratory fall festival nearing its fourth decade.
November 11: Dirty Duel Trail Race, Provin Trails, Grand Rapids
(along with Robinette’s Apple Haus trails)
Join over 700 racers who will split off right after the start in a dueling dash back to the finish in only trail race in the United States that offers racers a choice of courses, Short & Brutal 5K or Long & Difficult 6K. Depending on the course chosen, you will face a sand dune, cornfield/maze, and off-trail sections. Free donuts, cider, and apples after the race.
More Events Coming Soon…
Every week, great things are happening on Michigan trails. Just look at some of the activities you can do yourself or in a group:
- Ride the trails.
- Take a stroll.
- Walk your dog.
- Run a 5K race or a 100K race.
- Join a day long organized ride or an after work peddle for ice cream.
- Join a strolling photography class.
- Get together with local birdwatchers.
- Connect with a walking exercise group.
- Take a tour of historic trail sites.
- Take a bicycle vacation.