Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society - Event Information - Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society

Event Name:
Ride Around Torch 2018

Event Type(s):
Invitational and Out-of-Town Rides

The Ride Around Torch is an annual one-day 26, 40, 63, or 100 mile bicycle tour primarily along the scenic shores of Torch Lake, Michigan's longest and one of its most beautiful inland lakes with unusually clear, bright turquoise hued waters. Several villages and hamlets lie along the lake's shore including Alden, Eastport, Clam River and Torch River. You will enjoy a recreational, social tour that is neither a race nor a test of strength, although the very hilly 100 mile route can be a challenge.

Event Date:

Event Time:
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Elk Rapids High School
308 Meguzee Pt.
Elk Rapids, MI 49629

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Contact Person:
Randy Rubin
(phone: 7346608800)

  • Well-marked roads for all routes
  • Detailed route maps and cue sheets provided
  • Roving SAG support
  • Great snacks at food stops
  • Scrumptious picnic lunch at the Elk Rapids Village Beach from noon to 4:00 pm featuring all locally sourced hamburgers, hot dogs, bratwursts, black bean veggie burgers, redskin potato salad, homemade creamy cole slaw, asparagus and prosciutto orzo salad, Italian pasta salad, fresh fruit and more!
  • Showers at Elk Rapids High School until 4:00 pm.
  • Swimming at the Village Beach on East Bay
  • Pre-ride tech support provided by McLain Cycle of Traverse City

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