The welcome mat will be out for cyclists throughout the third spectacular Fall Bike Celebration weekend (September 17-19, 2021) with fantastic routes through the beautiful Southwest Michigan countryside centered in the charming Village of Vicksburg. Distances for Saturday's Multi-Charity Bikeathon are scaled to fit that morning. Sunday's Bike Tour will range from a Century ride across state lines to quaint Shipshewana (IN) all the way down to a 4-5 mile family trail ride. Routes will include glimpses of the Vicksburg Quilt Barn Trail. Both rides will be supported with SAG stops, maps and clear road markings. Plus, for Sunday's longer distance Bike Tour, a delicious meal will be waiting at the finish.
For either ride, we ask you to register online as far in advance as possible and to be alert for emails we send to registered riders about updates/changes re. COVID-19. For more on our public health considerations please scroll to the end of this page. These considerations are subject to rapid changes without notice on this site.
But wait, there's more! (Chuckle) Featured attractions in Vicksburg on Friday and Saturday include a top-rated disc golf course & clinics from disc golf pioneer Larry LaBond, a Farmers Market right next to the lovingly restored Vicksburg Historic Village, the ability to tour the wonderful Vicksburg Historic Village, a fascinating presentation on the 'mysterious' Vicksburg Quilt Trail paintings, delicious Ice Cream for pre-registered Saturday's AND Sunday's riders, a virtual tour of The Mill In Vicksburg renovation, and ceremonies for BFK's Public Bike Art Competition award. Can't make it into town physically, at all? No matter - in addition to virtual broadcasts of the Vicksburg Quilt Trail and Mill Project tours, renowned traffic safety expert Ron Van Houten, PhD will present a webinar, Increasing the Safe Passing of Bicyclists! ('Mysterious,' as in, What the heck did I just see? How did it get there? What does it mean?
We want you to join us and enjoy a ride of a lifetime going back in time during a weekend jam-packed with added features nestled in charming rural Southwest Michigan featuring routes you will never forget in support of bicycling and community-based charitable causes.
- Date: September 17 - 19, 2021
Distances: 4, 16, 24, 37, 62, 83, 103 miles
City, State: Vicksburg, Michigan
Start Location: 300 N. Richardson ST.
Online Information: https://fallbikecelebration.org/