Michigan's Upper Peninsula, there's no place quite like it! See majestic waterfalls, dip your toes in three of America's Great Lakes, and enjoy off-the-grid delights as you pedal through old-growth forests. You'll be mesmerized by the UP's rugged natural beauty and unique wildlife. Camp at the foot of the International Bridge to Canada and watch massive freighters pass through the world-famous Soo Locks. And go back in time as you experience the charms of Mackinaw Island during our week-long bicycle adventure.
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 disdainful 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.
MUP explores the eastern tip of the UP. The Tour begins and ends in St. Ignace. A mid-tour layover day in Sault Ste. Marie will give you plenty of time to discover its treasures. From St. Ignace, you (and your bike) can also ferry over to experience the magic of Mackinac Island.
Date: July 7 - 14, 2018
Distances: 334 miles total
City, State: St. Ignace, Michigan
Online Information: http://www.lmb.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=230&Itemid=829