MUP? Michigan Upper Peninsula Bicycle Tour! Even though this tour sells out early, we couldn't resist making it even better! This year our route that begins and ends in Marquette. A mid-tour layover day in Munising gives you plenty of time to explore nearby Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore which is unlike any other place in Michigan's Upper Peninsula (U.P.).
The central U.P. is comprised of rocky outcrops over Lake Superior, sandy beaches along Lake Michigan, huge sand dunes near Grand Marais, dense forests and precious little flat ground. Come ready to ride and experience Michigans Upper Peninsula!
Thank you for riding with League of Michigan Bicyclists in 2020. Tour proceeds fund LMB's mission to make bicycling safe and convenient for everyone in Michigan. It also supports LMB's Micro-Grant Program to help fund on-the-ground advocacy work that promotes safe bicycling, especially among youth and underserved populations.
The Upper Peninsula (UP) contains 29% of the land area of Michigan but just 3% of its total population. Residents are frequently called Yoopers (derived from 'U.P.-ers'). Locals are proud of their heritage, the region's rugged natural beauty and disdain of the 'trolls' below the Mackinac Bridge. The area's culture revolves around food like Cornish pasties (meat pies favored by miners), the sauna and all things Finnish, and a dialect celebrated with call to 'say YA to da UP, eh'. More people visit the UP to see the many waterfalls than anything else.
- Date: July 11 -18, 2020
City, State: Marquette, Michigan
Start Location: 1401 Presque Isle Ave.
Online Information: https://www.lmb.org/ride-calendar/mup-tour-2020/