It’s the only true immutable sign of spring; a bicycle ride. After a long and frigid winter, area cyclists are finally back on the roads and trails around Northern Michigan, with Traverse City serving as a hub for rides, races and fun.
Take a quick jaunt along the TART and you’ll see a steady stream of cyclists, runners, walkers and all sorts of folks simply out enjoying the spring air. Don’t be surprised if many are out getting their legs ready for the second annual Pumpkin Pedal, which falls on April 27. Old Mission’s Jolly Pumpkin restaurant hosts hundreds of cyclists for a fun, enjoyable spin around the peninsula. You’ll find all kinds of bikers on hand, from the fastest in the state to those out for their first ride of the year. Everyone is welcome, and the whole group is simply excited to welcome spring with a twenty mile or forty mile ride. Afterwards, stay for some well deserved food and drink.
If you're not up to tackle an event just yet, check out the miles of bike trails (paved and dirt!) that run through the Traverse City area!