This was my 2nd running of the Tour de Tart – a peaceful 17 miles from Traverse City to Suttons Bay along the Leelenau Trail. This ride is for all ages and abilities, and the route discourages fast riding and instead promotes a leisurely pace through the woods and fields. Included are views of cherry orchards and vineyards, and a peek or two of Grand Traverse Bay.
Ending at the park in the center of Suttons Bay along the beach, the organizers served a casual meal with beer and soft drinks. (I had a pulled pork sandwich with slaw and an amber ale) Be sure to try the cherry root beer from Cherry Republic.
TART offers a bus ride back to the starting point where our bikes are delivered and securely returned.