Up North Bike Fest: Gonzo Gravel Race, Team Time Trial & Tour de Pie

Sat August 21, 2021 Directions
Events

Tour de Pie 45-Mile Road Tour

$50 8:00AM EDT - 11:30AM EDT Registration ends August 19, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Tour de Pie 62-Mile Road Tour

$50 7:15AM EDT - 11:45AM EDT Registration ends August 19, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Tour de Pie 30-Mile Road Tour

$50 8:00AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT Registration ends August 19, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Gonzo Gravel 36-Mile Gravel Race

$50 9:30AM EDT - 11:15AM EDT Registration ends August 19, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Gonzo Gravel 20-Mile Gravel Race

$50 10:00AM EDT - 11:30AM EDT Registration ends August 19, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

45-Mile Team Time Trial

$50 9:00AM EDT - 11:30AM EDT Registration ends August 19, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
Ride Website

Additional ride information can be found at https://www.bikebenzie.org/.

Description

A Ride with a Cause

This is Benzie Sunrise Rotary’s 13th annual Bike Fest. Last year the pandemic caused a pause in the event, but more than 180 cyclists participated in the Pandemic Pedal and either rode close to home in Michigan or joined us virtually from places like Norway, Australia and on the Skyline Drive of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

With vaccination rates increasing in Michigan we are excited to return to an in-person Up North Bike Fest scheduled for Saturday, August 21 at Crystal Mountain Golf & Ski Resort in Thompsonville, Michigan*.

This year we are offering three cycling events for your Up North adventure:

For those who like to explore the highways and byways of Benzie and Manistee Counties, we are offering the Tour de Pie road bike tours of 61-, 45- and 30-miles.
For those who prefer the thrill of racing as a team, we are offering the men’s and women’s Team Time Trial of 45 miles.
And for those who hunger for the challenge of gravel backroads, there will be the 36- or 20-mile Gonzo Gravel, a men’s and women’s gravel race.
Check out our Course Information page to find the fun that is just right for you.

We are thrilled to announce that Five Shores Brewing Company is sponsoring Gonzo Gravel, and they have designed a jersey any rider—racing or touring—may purchase. Orders MUST be placed at the time of registration. 

*Watch our social media links or this website for updates on the CDC’s and Crystal Mountain’s pandemic safety protocol.

Place
Crystal Mountain Resort

Crystal Mountain is offering lodging discounts for 1 or 2 nights of lodging.  Contact Crystal Mountain Resort at (855) 995-5146 or visit https://www.crystalmountain.com/ and use group code #46F016.  Book early as these rooms fill up quickly!

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