Greetings from Mackinaw City!

A Michigander rider fills up during the Hawaiian SAG stop.
A Michigander rider fills up during the Hawaiian SAG stop.

Today was a hot one! Temperatures on the trail reached up to ninety, but there was a nice breeze the entire way up the North Central State Trail as bicyclists left Indian River and headed to Mackinaw City. Blue skies and sunshine led the entire way, but a storm appears to be rolling in from the north and moving east.

In Topinabee this morning. riders stopped at our final SAG stop; today was Hawaiian themed complete with flamingos, palm trees, grass skirts, and coconut bras. In Mackinaw

Riders during the Hawaiian SAG stop in Topinabee.
Riders during the Hawaiian SAG stop in Topinabee.

City, there was a chance to cool down in the Mackinaw City Recreation Center (aka the ice arena!). Tomorrow riders will have the chance to either bike a mini-trail around Mackinaw City or travel by ferry to Mackinac Island with or without their bicycle. Gorgeous views of the Mackinac Bridge can be seen by only traveling about a block north of the Recreation Center where riders can walk along Historic Colonial Michilimackinac boardwalk and visit the historical fort.

IMG_1546It’s a great week to be a Michigander! Riders are loving their time and enjoying the SAG stops. We also had a wedding between two Michiganders; Fred Purol and Kelly Poppe tied the knot on Mackinac Island at the Harbor View Inn. Congratulations Fred and Kelly!

Hopefully the rain will hold off until Friday; veteran riders who have seen the goods and the bads have commented that this

A beautiful view of the Mackinac Bridge!
A beautiful view of the Mackinac Bridge!

weather is the best they’ve seen in years. Although it is a little hot, they’re making sure to stay hydrated and take the right steps to prevent heat exhaustion and dehydration. Keep up the good work, riders! You’re almost done!

From the tip of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, Happy Trails!

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