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4-Day West

314/412 Miles

A Challenging Route! Riders on this route have options. The longer routes are laid out for century riders (100 miles or more).

Thursday: to Vestaburg High School – 73/109 Miles
Riders leave the Michigan State University campus on Thursday, traveling north through farmlands and small towns. Riders turn westward at Alma onto the Fred Meijer Heartland Trail, ending at Vestaburg High school.

Friday: to Lake City High School – 74/100 Miles
On Friday, more open country and small farming towns roll by before finishing in Lake City.

Saturday: to Boyne City High School – 96/101 Miles
On Saturday, riders pass through Kalkaska and Alden along with other scenic views and a chance to climb “The Wall’ on the way to Boyne City. An alternate route allows riders to bypass “The Wall.”

Sunday: to Mackinaw City High School – 71/102 Miles
The 4-Day West route culminates on Sunday, riding north through the “Tunnel of Trees” overlooking Lake Michigan to finish at the Tip of the Mitt in Mackinaw City.

Starting Location:

The MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education is an arena, auditorium, meeting location, and exhibit area located on the South side of the Michigan State University Campus. The street address is: 4301 Farm Lane, Lansing, MI 48910.

4-Day route check-in is Wednesday, September 1, from 5-7:30 pm and Thursday, September 2, 2021, from 7-9 a.m. Registered riders must present picture ID to check-in.

Camping at the MSU Pavilion the night of August 31, 2021, and Sunday September 5, 2021, is available for $20 for each night. (Can be purchased during registration).