Riding the U P

Mackinaw Bridge

Michigan is divided into the lower and upper peninsulas and separated by the Straits of Mackinaw, a five mile wide body of water. The peninsulas are connected by one of the longest suspension bridges in the world – the Mighty Mackinaw Bridge. You cannot walk or cycle the bridge, so the bikes and riders are transported by truck and van.

Loading bikes to transport across the bridge

The U P – as it’s called by locals – provided excellent roads with minimal traffic and spectacular scenery…not to mention the food. Oh the pasties and the homemade pie! That lunch called for a swim…or a siesta. A wonderful 65 mile day!

What - boys with maps? Now where's the GPS?

Voted THE BEST blueberry pie!

Got to swim those calories off in that cool Lake Michigan water

Not me...I'm having a siesta!

Another great bike trip with Cactus Cycling amigos from Tucson

Till next time…..

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  1. shelley whitlatch said:

    Looks great to us sweltering in the desert! Luckily I had some adventure hiking Escadilla and Mt. Baldy is the White Mtns with green grass, wild flowers, and bubbly mountain streams, so I am not quite so jealous. Enjoy the cool breezes off the lake!

  2. You all look so happy! Love it 🙂

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