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2018 Cathead Trail Open House


The Cathead Trail officially opened on December 1st with a series of 2-3 mile groomed trail loops that offer fun and adventure to fat tire bikers, xc skiers, snowshoers, and winter hikers. The multi-use trail is meant to support a wide variety of activities, and has been developing over time through a volunteer partnership between Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association (NMMBA), North Shore Outfitters, Suttons Bay Bikes, rangers at Leelanau State Park, and an organized group of bike advocates from Bike Leelanau. 

The Trailblazing Open House is family-friendly and teens and youth are encouraged to come and explore their newest community trail system. This event will feature members from the community talking about proper trail etiquette and use of the trail, free fat tire bike demos from Suttons Bay Bikes that can be taken out by riders throughout the day, food from Northport Outfitters, and information about Leelanau County biking opportunities from Bike Leelanau. 

There will be two group fat tire bike rides offered, one 3 mile loop for beginners and one 7- mile loop for a bit more of a challenge. The group rides will begin at 11:30 AM. Those wishing to test a demo for the event should call Suttons Bay Bikes at (231) 421- 6815 ahead of time to reserve their bike. 

Attendees can find parking at Leelanau State Park, at the Densmore Road Trailhead, located at the end of Densmore Road, past Woolsey Airport. 

Adults ages 21 and older are invited to continue the festivities at The Mitten Brewing Company in Northport for an after party happy hour  from 2 - 4 PM. The Mitten Brewing Company is located at 112 W Nagonaba St, Northport, MI 49670

For event details, questions, and media inquiries, please contact Cody Sprattmoran via email at

Learn more about the Cathead Trail and other winter recreational opportunities at

Event Sponsored By: Bike Leelanau, Suttons Bay Bikes, North Shore Outfitters, Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association (NMMBA), Leelanau State Park, and The Mitten Brewing Company.

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