BKF Fall Bike Celebration

BFK's magnificent Fall Bike Celebration Bike Tour is always on the Sunday during the third weekend of September (Sept. 22 in 2024). The ride offers something for everyone.

Sunday's ride is unforgettable. It features our incomparable 'ride back in time' Vicksburg-Shipshewana Century into the Amish country of northern Indiana with its horse-drawn buggies. Plus, we offer:

  • Routes over the longest covered wooden bridge in Michigan (likely closed for repairs on ride day in 2023 but we plan on another scenic St. Joseph R. crossing)
  • A chance to visit the historic grist mill and romantic banks of the mill pond at Scotts Mill county park
  • Bragging rights for those who like to cruise through places with unusual names (yup, that would be Climax, MI)
  • Family-friendly routes
  • Glimpses of the photogenic Vicksburg Quilt Trail paintings.

We offer so many routes that you can't do them all in a day; you can return year after year and experience something different every time.

Our 'two states of mind' Vicksburg-Shipshewana Century explores the Amish country of Indiana. All routes will take you back in time–past photogenic Vicksburg Quilt Trail paintings–and will start/finish on the grounds of the lovingly curated Vicksburg Historic Village. The tour is supported with maps, SAG stops & snacks, and clearly marked routes. All riders will enjoy a delicious meal at ride's end!

BFK's Fall Bike Celebration Ride includes many great routes, all starting and finishing on the grounds of the wonderful Vicksburg Historic Village (see HERE for map). We like to know which Routes participants might want to ride as their primary but not exclusive choice(s) in order to help us with food and water, etc. logistics. Mileages are approximate. For details about the routes and online maps (when finalized) go to our separate ROUTES web page.

Date: September 22, 2024
Distances: 5, 11, 17, 25, 37, 62, 83, 103 miles
City, State: Vicksburg, Michigan
Start Location: Vicksburg Historic Village
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Online Information: https://fallbikecelebration.org/