Norte Does Shoreline West: Notes From The Road (Part 2)

Day #1-3 Recap HERE

Day #4: Rest Day in Traverse City

The team took it easy today. We slept in on our beds and it was glorious. Little beach, little relaxing and then we did TC Rides ’cause that’s what we do on Wednesdays in Traverse City. Plus it was Ainsley’s 13th birthday.

Day #5: Traverse City to Charlevoix

Bad news: After our layover in Traverse City, just one “Hero of the Road” showed up at the Clubhouse to continue north to the Bridge in support of the League of Michigan Bicyclists’ important work.

Good news: We had a special guest join us for the first 20 miles today. Patrick Cotant of Patrick’s Heavy Ride With Friends rode with us to Elk Rapids and we rocked it. A beautiful 60ish miles along the shore of Torch Lake through Eastport to Charlevoix.

Day #6: Charlevoix to Harbor Springs

Another wonderful morning. Today we rode around the west arm of Lake Charlevoix to East Jordan, Boyne City, Wallon Lake to Petoskey before jumping on the Wheelway trail to Harbor Springs. We had a stiff headwind the last 20 miles but the legs were good and finished strong.

Day #7: Harbor Spring to the Bridge

Today we finished off the Shoreline West tour with the shortest stage. We rode the tunnel of trees into Wilderness State Park to Mackinaw City for a total of 48 miles on some amazing road along the shore of Lake Michigan. We made it!

Big thanks to the amazing tour staff and volunteers who made this week special. We had a blast. Thank you!

We’re so close to reaching our goal of $7,200 for the League of Michigan Bicyclists. We’re just $300 short. Donate a couple of bucks HERE.