I haven’t done a long ride just for fun in a long time, so I headed out today on a new-to-me route.
Started at the TART trail head near my house and headed towards town. Just like my commute I turned on to the creatively named Airport Access Road and was soon riding along East Bay Blvd and then East Shore Road. This quiet path hugs the East arm of Grand Traverse Bay and is lined with impressive lakeshore homes. There were a few other bikers on the route, but not many motorized vehicles. It was early enough that there weren’t too many 4th of July revelers out yet, although I did see several setups in progress. I imagine there were many extended family picnics and parties through the day and evening.
East Shore Rd hits Peninsula Drive at the East Grand Traverse Bay Boat Launch. This was a good spot for a water break before heading back. The scenery was just as nice heading south.
I hope to do this route again next year on the 4th.