Seven hundred bicycling enthusiasts from across Michigan and the United States will be making a stop in Alpena with the 21st Annual Michigander Bicycle Tour on Monday.
The Michigander Bicycle Tour is a family-friendly cycle adventure for all levels of riders. Featured trails on this year's tour are the North Central State Trail and the North Eastern State Trail. The Michigander will take participants through some of Michigan's most beautiful trails and back roads allowing them to discover the hidden treasures of northern Michigan.
Riders will have an opportunity to go swimming in Lake Huron, explore the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary or take a glass-bottom boat tour to see the many shipwrecks located just off the shore. In Alpena participants can ride a shuttle to downtown and experience all of what the city has to offer including the Brown Trout Festival. The 21st annual tour features a variety of experiences that allow participants to get a taste of northern Michigan while traveling on two wheels.
Water stops, overnight camping accommodations, support service, and two meals a day are provided for participants. All proceeds of the Michigander benefit the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance in their efforts to connect Michigan through a statewide system of trails.