Autumn in Northern Michigan is a pretty special time. The leaves turn, the wind comes from the north, and road bikes tend to be left out of the weekly rotation. Celebrate fall and get in one last road ride on beautiful Old Mission Peninsula with our friends at Jolly Pumpkin.
It's a great time to ride a bike. The colors will be at full peak as we wind past the Lighthouse, curling along Neahtahwanta and north along the orchards and vineyards that line Peninsula Drive. As we turn south, East Bay pops up before we hit Smokey and fly down to Boursaw.
The route is something everyone can enjoy, from beginners to riders looking to get ready for the Iceman Cometh in a few weeks. We'll split up at the start into a few like-minded groups and see how it all shakes out, with a game plan of meeting back for a Harvest Buffet in the Peninsula Room!
Here's a look at the "Dirty Thirty" Mile route!