Cascades Cycling Club is proud to present a bicycle tour that showcases south central Michigan’s rural roads, summer scenery, its wine country and delicious, locally sourced food.
The 8th annual Pedal & Whine Bike Tour will be held on Saturday, August 7th, at Sandhill Crane Vineyards. Join us for this popular, fully supported ride that has grown significantly in each of its first seven years. Enjoy bicycling along the scenic, lightly travelled roads of eastern Jackson county and the Waterloo Recreation area. With routes of 11, 16, 29, 31, 53 and 68 miles, cyclists can choose to ride as much or as little as they like. This year riders also have the option of selecting a recently opened segment of the Mike Levine Lakelands trail as part of their route. For cyclists who wish to ride mainly on the Mike Levine Lakelands trail, a new route has been added that puts riders on the trail in less than 5 miles. Riders can continue to Stockbridge and return making this a 29 mile route, or turn around sooner for a shorter ride. All routes are fully supported by roving "SAG" vehicles on the road or “SAG” cyclists on the trail, so participants can ride worry free.
To ensure everyone’s safety, we have a 250 rider limit and will implement Michigan Department of Health and Human Services safety guidelines for COVID 19 which are in place at the time of the event.
Event details and schedule
The tour will begin at Sandhill Crane Vineyards, 4724 Walz Road, Jackson, Michigan 49201. The club encourages new riders and families to join the bike tour fun by offering a shorter 11 mile long family loop, along with longer loops of 16, 29, 31, 53 and 68 miles for more experienced riders. All loops begin and end with a visit to Sandhill Crane Vineyards. A delicious lunch is provided for all pre-registrants (registration by 8/1) by Sandhill Crane Vineyards between 10 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Lunch for non-riders will also be available for purchase during the pre-registration period. Riders will have the option of purchasing wine at the Vineyards. The Vineyards will be offering both a special wine tasting package and craft beer for this event.
All riders are supported by roving “SAG” vehicles to aid and assist riders. Coffee and light snacks will be provided at the Vineyards at the start of tour. The tour also provides rest stops with cold drinks and energy snacks at the midway points for all 31 and 68 mile route riders.
Detailed maps will be provided to all riders. Cycling computer electronic route files will be available for all routes through the link on our website: https://cascadescyclingclub.com/
The Cascades Cycling club donates $1 per rider to the League of Michigan Bicyclists for this tour.