4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation (TART) Trails is excited to host our annual Tour de TART bicycle ride on Friday, July 19, 2019 from 4-10 pm. More than 600 people of all ages will hit the TART and Leelanau Trails for an evening ride up to Suttons Bay for a bayside dinner and transportation back to Traverse City. Tour de TART is an eagerly anticipated summertime tradition and fun for the entire family. Tour de TART is TART Trails’ feature fundraising event of the year. Registration fees are $40 for adults, $15 for kids (12 and under) and they will increase $5 per participant on Friday, July 5. Participants can register at https://traversetrails.org/
The rail trail is perfect for cyclists of all ages and abilities and especially families. The ride will begin at Darrow Park in Traverse City on Bay Street. Riders can start anytime between 4 pm and 6:30 pm. Average time to finish the ride portion is 2 hours. Participants will enjoy two food and water stops along the 17-mile paved trail, including the famous luau party hosted by Brick Wheels.
The ride ends at Suttons Bay Marina Park where participants enjoy a bayside meal catered by VI Grill. This year will feature root beer floats made with Northwoods Soda and Milk & Honey ice cream (always a favorite) and Grand Traverse Pie Company pie. Local brews from Jolly Pumpkin and Shady Lane Cellars wine will also be available for purchase. There will be fun music and Suttons Bay Bikes will be offering free stand up paddleboard demos. After dinner, participants will enjoy a relaxing bus ride back to Traverse City while their bicycles return by truck.
This annual event is made possible with the support of many community partners, sponsors and volunteers. Thanks to our premier sponsor, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Blue Care Network; platinum sponsors, the Simonton-Walsh-Hanosek-Mangum Wealth Management Group at Merrill Lynch and Fifth Third Bank; and gold sponsors, C&M Insurance and Grand Traverse Pie Company. Tour de TART will be “zero waste” thanks to composting and recycling provided by Bay Area Recycling for Charities. As with all TART events, it would not be possible without our amazing and dedicated volunteers.
Tour de TART occurs rain or shine. All proceeds benefit TART Trails. For more information about the event including registration, please visit http://traversetrails.org/
Suttons Bay Marina Park