Partnership & Transition
Our friends at the League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB) now host the Michigander.
Your participation over the years has helped broaden the rail and multi-use trail systems, making Michigan the Trail State. MTGA is excited about this new chapter in the history of the beloved Michigander Tour. We shifted the event to LMB because of their years of experience running top-notch multi-day fundraising rides.
Great news – Michigander still supports MTGA’s mission, as LMB is committed to granting 20% of the net proceeds to linear trail projects across the state.
Your participation is needed more than ever to continue this vital work and broaden the beneficial partnership between the two organizations. The best way to support the LMB and this partnership is to ride your bike on the Michigander!
This year, Michigander will take us along the eastern section of the Great Lake-to-Lake Trails Route #1.
Instead of moving daily, we have limited the number of campsite moves, allowing riders to enjoy each stop to the fullest. We begin our adventure in Ann Arbor, MI, before making our way up to the GLTL Route #1 via rail trails and roads. From there, we will explore some of the extraordinary tributaries and connectors of the trail system across South East Michigan. Staying in parks and sports facilities along the way allows us to have fun and make new friends each night in camp.
Listening to rider feedback, this year, we also did away with the point-to-point route and have created an exciting loop that starts and ends in Ann Arbor. We begin our adventure from the North Campus dorms at the University of Michigan. This gives 2-day riders a relaxed weekend to explore the region by bike and provides full tour riders a leisurely start before we venture to wonderful state and metro parks for our remaining overnights. Enjoy a variety of live bands most nights in camp, along with great food service from several delicious vendors and many more fun things along the way.