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Ride Around Torch Lake - RAT

When:
Sunday, July 21, 2024, 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Where:
http://maps.google.com/?daddr=620+E+3rd+St+Elk+Rapids+MI
620 E 3rd St
Elk Rapids   49629
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Kenneth Kearns
Category:
non-TCC rides
Registration is recommended
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Registration cancellations will be accepted until Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 6:00 PM
No Fee
Many TCC club members ride RAT - This year we are going to try to connect members with other members to ride with for RAT. If you are planning to ride RAT and would like to connect with other club members there register here.

To be clear you also need to register for the RIDE Around Torch ride here:
https://www.bikereg.com/64523

The Ride Around Torch is an annual one-day 26, 40, 63, or 100 mile bicycle tour primarily along the scenic shores of Torch Lake, Michigan's longest and one of its most beautiful inland lakes with unusually clear, bright turquoise hued waters. Several villages and hamlets lie along the lake's shore including Alden, Eastport, Clam River and Torch River. You will enjoy a recreational, social tour that is neither a race nor a test of strength, although the very hilly 100 mile route can be a challenge.

Routes

The 26 mile ride is an out and back around the north end of Elk Lake through Torch River to the food stop at Crystal Beach Park. It features the same hills and flats of the other routes only less.

The 40 mile ride extends the 26 mile ride from the Crystal Beach Park food stop, by going east, then north through the charming village of Alden, toward Clam River, before looping back to the Crystal Beach food stop. The route will then rejoin the 26 mile route to the post ride picnic in Elk Rapids.

Our signature 63 mile ride circles Torch Lake passing through Eastport, Clam River, Alden and Torch River with hills, flats, scenic views and multiple food stops. A shortcut is available that reduces the ride to just over 50 miles.

The 100 mile ride is a challenging century with the rolling shoreline of Torch Lake, numerous extreme hills and then some. Racing clusters are not recommended.

Ride Fees

$60 - (2/1 - 3/31)