The second annual Traverse City Trail Festival is coming up quick! Are you ready for a big day in the saddle on July 21?
Tom and our trail crew have been putting the final touches on the 2018 Traverse City Trail Festival course, and aside from some very minor connecting pieces, the 40 mile route is 99.9% finished! The goal this year was to retain some of the racer's favorite sections from 2017, as well as mix in some new trail and new sections to keep racer's on their toes and help the tour crowd to go even deeper into the wolds of the Pere Marquette Forest!
As you may have heard, there is even more of a challenge to the 2018 TCTF in that it's just the first of three races in the new NMMBA Trail Series! Three races over three months, we're challenging riders of all abilities to sample the diverse trail experiences at TCTF, the Glacial Hills Challenge, as well as the Bear Claw Epic at the Cadillac Pathway. Racers who complete all three events will pick up a free water bottle to show the world they can handle anything the Northwoods throw at them, as well as their dedication to supporting the people who support the trails!
Of course, the TCTF wouldn't be possible without the support of the area's incredible community and our wonderful sponsors. As you gear up for a full summer of racing and riding, don't forget to support the folks who help us keep the trails open for business!
The best way to get ready, of course, is to get out there! We've got the most accurate GPX file available right here. Using this link, you'll be able to ride the full ride from our beautiful start/finish venue at Ranch Rudolf, but you can also use it to hop on and off the trail to suit your needs on each ride!
It's just over a month away, who's excited to ride?