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OMP Wednesday Morning Ride 9:00

Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 9:00 AM
East Bay Park
E Bay Blvd S. & E Front St.
Traverse City, MI  49686

Additional Info:
Mark Esper
231-622-1054 (c)
Road Riding
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Ride the Old Mission Peninsula with three routes to choose from: 23, 31 or 40 miles. Groups will form but PLEASE no more than 10 cyclists/group and ride single file.

A Tour of the Old Mission Peninsula starting at East Bay Park. This ride is essentially flat with three hills on the long route which is 41 miles. The medium route is 31 miles and the shortest route is 23 miles.

The rider starts at East Bay Park and follows East Shore Drive out to Center Rd(M-37), then follow Center Rd out to Bluff Rd, take a trip onto Bluff Rd, then follow Bluff Rd to Smokey Hollow, take a rt and go up your first hill, follow Smokey Hollow and take a rt on Mission Rd, follow Old Mission Rd to Swaney Rd then take a rt on Center Rd(M37), follow Center Rd to the end which is Lighthouse Park. There are bathroom facilities at Lighthouse Park. Turn around and follow Center Rd back and up your second hill, take a rt on Old Mission Rd, take a left at Peninsula Rd and up your third toughest hill, down the fun part then take a rt at Kroupa Rd which is the fruit processing plant, follow that to Neahtawanta Rd, take a left to Peninsula Drive which is Bower’s Harbor, take a rt and follow Peninsula Drive back into town and take a rt onto Center Rd (M37) to the first light and take a left which is Eastern, follow Eastern Avenue to East Bay Blvd, take a rt and back to East Bay Park. For the 23 mile route follow Bluff Rd to Blue Water then left to Center Rd (M37) then rt on Center Rd (M37) to Seven Hills Rd, left to Bower’s Harbor Rd and left onto Peninsula Drive and follow that back into town and back to East Bay Park via Eastern Avenue and East Bay Blvd. The medium route which is 31 miles goes to the top of Smokey Hollow and takes a left onto Ladd Rd to Center Rd (M37), rt to the Old Mission Tavern Eimen Rd and take a left and down the hill, make sure to enjoy the downhill and then rt on Kroupa Rd and then back into town and back to the East Bay Park. At this point you are on the same route as the 41 mile route.

Distance: 23, 31 or 40 miles
Pace: 14+
Terrain: Mostly flat with a few rolling hills

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