The Beat the Heat Tour is a road bike event held on the first Saturday in August (August 6th 2016) and is limited to 1000 riders.

The Beat the Heat Tour will have something for everyone, whether you are a seasoned racer looking for the ultimate challenge or a beginner looking for a casual easy safe ride with friends and family. The four hill challenge routes bounce you between the ridges and valleys that were formed by glaciers. Most of these hills climb between 100 – 500 feet and are very steep.  The two flat routes use a mix of bike paths and low traffic roads and follow the shorelines of Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan.

Six Routes to Choose from:

Two flat routes:  a 22 mile and a 40 mile, both of these loops are very flat and include many miles of scenic bike paths without cars.  Both are perfect rides for the family to do together.

There are also four all new hill challenge routes, which will test your endurance and sanity: a 50K teaser, a 100K metric century, a 160K (100 mile century), and for those who dare… a 200K double metric!