Bike Benzie's 12th Annual Up North Bike Fest

Sat June 6, 2020 Directions
Event: 62-Mile Road Tour
The enhanced Metric Century features some of the area's best biking roads and views. The route heads west and north from Crystal Mountain on rolling hills and through orchards. A ride along the south shore of Crystal Lake will provide you with panoramic views of this pristine body of water. You will also enjoy a view from the north shore of Crystal Lake after a tough climb up the Warren Road hill between Platte Lake and Crystal Lake. Enjoy the cruise through downtown Beulah followed by a pleasant ride on quieter back roads on the return to Crystal. And did we mention – there are a few good climbs during this ride that won’t disappoint!
Start Time: 7:30am EDT
End Time: 2:30pm EDT
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Event: 45-Mile Road Tour
The 45-mile route begins with the same scenic and easy rolling hills going south and east from Crystal Mountain to Kaleva as the 30 mile route. Heading out of Kaleva the route will take you west and north to the pretty shores of Bear Lake. The final stretch returning to Crystal Mountain will be a mostly flat route that takes you over the second crossing of the vibrant Betsie River.
Start Time: 8:00am EDT
End Time: 2:30pm EDT
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Event: 36-Mile Gravel Race
The 36-mile gravel route starts at Crystal Mountain and the course is identical to the 20 mile course at first. Half way down the fast gravel of the Betsie Valley Trail the 36-mile course diverts to dirt, weaving and rolling through miles of state forest where trees seem to flash by. Eventually cyclists will ride through Thompsonville and back to Crystal Mountain. These course are favorites of local cyclists with some gentle but challenging climbs as well as sandy two-tracks.
Start Time: 8:30am EDT
End Time: 2:30pm EDT
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Event: 30-Mile Road Tour
The 30-mile route offers scenic rolling hills going south and east from Crystal Mountain taking a circular route to the village of Kaleva and past the historic Kaleva Bottle House & Museum and Kaleva's outdoor Sculpture Park. Then return back to Crystal Mountain on a mostly flat route that takes you over Big Bear Creek and the second crossing of the beautiful Betsie River.
Start Time: 9:00am EDT
End Time: 2:30pm EDT
Registration: Online Registration is Closed

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Event: 20-Mile Gravel Race
The 20 mile course starts at Crystal Mountain Resort, and both the 20 and 36 mile courses are identical at first. After the first two miles of pavement the fun begins with the sandy two-track Joyfield Road, which then opens up onto the scenic gravel of Longstreet, Dair Mill and Pine Roads. At the 10.8 mile mark the 20-mile course continues down the hard-packed and fast Betsie Valley Trail all the way to Thompsonville. It returns to Crystal Mountain with gravel and a little bit of pavement.
Start Time: 9:30am EDT
End Time: 2:30pm EDT
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Event: 15-Mile Road Tour
The new 15-mile route offers a shorter version of the scenic 30-mile route. This route travels over rolling hills going south and west from Crystal Mountain. Along the way you will cross over the beautiful Betsie River before returning home. We added this shorter route in case you haven’t been able to get out much on your bike, but you will want to support this great cause and enjoy the day with friends and family members!
Start Time: 10:00am EDT
End Time: 2:30pm EDT
Registration: Online Registration is Closed

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