Close your eyes and let your imagination take you on a journey. You're riding your bike along the backroads of Southwest Michigan. It's a spectacular September day, sun-washed and idyllic. Just ahead is a charming family farm. The scent of cider is in the air and the sound of laughter welcomes you.

Now, open your eyes and make that journey a reality.

The ninth annual Lakeshore Harvest Ride is coming on Saturday, September 19, 2020. Get ready for riding, tasting, shopping and sharing. It's not just a Ride. It's a Harvest for the senses. Best of all, it supports construction of the Blue Star Trail.

Welcome to the one Michigan bike tour that lets you see, touch, smell and taste the riches of this breathtaking region. The Lakeshore Harvest Ride glides you through the rolling countryside of Southwest Michigan. You can visit wineries, cider mills, family farms, orchards and art studios along the way. And there are individual bike routes for every rider, ranging from 15 to 67 miles in length.

All of the net proceeds from this Michigan bike tour go to support the Friends of the Blue Star Trail, an all-volunteer charitable organization. We are committed to constructing a 20-mile recreational paved off-road trail near the shore of Lake Michigan from Saugatuck to South Haven for everyone to enjoy.

This is the best time for a Michigan bike tour. September graces Southwest Michigan with dryer, cooler weather. The summer crowds have ebbed, but our harbor towns of Saugatuck/Douglas and South Haven are still bustling with fun activities and cultural events.

Date: September 19, 2020
Distances: 15, 25, 46, 60(67)
City, State: Douglas or South Haven, Michigan
Start Location: see website
Start Time: 8:00 - 10:00 am
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