An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until September 5, 2021
Discover the Historic Side of Sleeping Bear
Combine the fun of biking with discovery of local lore and history! Bike a by-gone era of history from Glen Arbor to Glen Haven. Hear the stories of the 2015 storm, Glen Arbor history, the influence and life of D.H. Day and his incredible and highly photographed barns; formation of the dunes and alligator hill; the Sleeping Bear Inn, and Glen Haven’s fruit and maritime activities. There is a good balance of stops along the way with narration while riding. and photo opportunities.
Great for a group of friends or multi-generational family experience that will connect you with each other and your heritage!
Bring your own bike, or rent through our partners The Cyclery in Glen Arbor at a discount.Miles: 8 Cost: $25 per adult/ $15 per child ages 8-17;(no cost for children in child trailers)
Bike Type: Best for road bikes, mountain bikes, hybrid, e-bikes and fat tire. Not suitable for bikes with very skinny tires.
Difficulty: This is level with the exception of one steep hill. One of our guides will walk with others walking. One very 300 ft. section of dirt road.
Ages: Not suitable for children under 4. Ages 4-7 must be in a trailer/carrier. Ages 8 yrs. old can be on their own bike.
Location: Starts at the Alligator Hill Trailhead of the Heritage Trail on Forest Haven road. (You can park up at the Hiking Trailhead or on the side of the road. Meet where the biking trail starts.)If you are renting a bike, please allow 1/2 hour to get your bike at The Cyclery, and bike to our meeting location in Glen Arbor. The bike shop will provide instructions. It’s about a 10 minute ride.
Note: Please make sure your bike is in working order for the ride. Bike helmets are required.