'Round Lake Michigan: A Bicyclist's
Tour Guide, 2nd. Edition
Dune Play, Lake Michigan Dunes © Harvey Botzman, 1997.
'Round Lake Michigan: A Bicyclist's Tour Guide, 2nd Ed., 2008 Rev.
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I just completed a bicycle tour around Lake Michigan. Your book was a
valuable guide and offered all the help I needed to find the right routes and answered all
questions about the areas and towns I passed through.
Thanks for the great help.
R. V., Prospect Heights IL, July, 2007.
1300 miles (2100 kilometers) of magnificent riding. Thats the
equivalent of bicycling almost half way across North America through the middle of the
United States! Many cyclotourists split their tour of this Great Lake into a 2 year
adventure by using the one of the across Lake Michigan ferries.
The 2nd. Edition of 'Round Lake Michigan... includes routes connecting
Lake Michigan to Lake Huron in the middle and at the bottom of the Lower
Peninsula. An improved route through Indiana connects Lake Michigan to Lakes Erie and
Bikeways in Chicago and Milwaukee lead to signed rural road routes near
the shore. Paved trails along abandoned rail beds bring you to delightful small towns.
Around a bend, on a hidden peninsulas rural road, the Lake
emerges in your view as a sparkling blue sight. The Door and Traverse Peninsulas will
bring delight to your pedal strokes as you meet bicyclists simply enjoying a day or two of
Sleeping Bear and Indiana Dunes National Lake shores will amaze you.
The 300+ mi. (480+ km.) of National and State Forests will enchant you. These forests
extend 50-100 mi. (80-160 km.) inland and are interlaced with Mt. bike trails.
The vivid blue of the Lake will entice you to jump in to it!
Youll pull out your fishing pole and catch monsters of the deep blue. All of
these adventures without leaving the United States!
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Michigan: A Bicyclist's Tour Guide (1st edition).
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and new route information from a 2007 user of 'Round Lake Michigan....
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Good Evening Harvey,
Well, I just returned from a most beautiful bike ride around the
northern tier of Lake Michigan. I referenced and used your 2006-07 2nd Edition 'Round Lake
Michigan as my guide.
Everyday I was breathtaken at how beautiful the lake and its
surroundings were. I was born and raised in Northeast Wisconsin and am always excited to
come back and visit, as I currently now live in the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York State.
Below you will find edits and insights to the routes you have posted in
the book. You may already be aware about the listed items and some you may not.
Whatever the case may be, I feel drawn to contribute in making this
book as good as it can be, and let me tell you, the book rocks!
Thank you so much for the dedication in creating a wonderful bike tour
around Lake Michigan!
page 37: Two Rivers to Green Bay = 75 miles,
Unless I missed something, my calculation came to 41 miles or so
page 61: Second word, first paragraph: largess
page 74: Rtes. 29/141 had little to NO shoulder
and the road condition was below par with high speed vehicles, cyclists not prepared for
this biking environment might have troubles reaching Green Bay
page 102: line 10: Espanada = Escanaba
page 118: it was a tad confusing to exit
Mackinaw City from the directions on the map. I may have overlooked a road or two, but I
did not see McGulpin Pt. Rd. and I did take Central Ave to the end where I turned south
onto Wilderness Park Dr. and Trails End Rd. was not to be seen from the route I took,
unless it shared a road with Wilderness Park Dr. hmmm...
page 123: under the heading and related to:
Clockwise Traveler Note: I spent the night at Petoskey State Park. In the morning I exited
through the main entrance and rode on a bike path all the way to Charlevoix, the path
actually started a half mile or so before the State Park Entrance on Rt. 119, I was also
given insight by a camp caretaker about the bike path and she gave me a map titled: Little
Traverse Wheelway created by Top of Michigan Trails Council. I also recalled passing Sheir
Ave. after getting on the bikepath at Petoskey State Park.
page 138: the arrow pointing from Empire to
Traverse City could contain Rte. 72 to avoid confusion
page 148: Niles Rd. = Stiles Rd.
page 185: under section Clockwise Traveler
Note: third line: you = your
I wish for these suggestions and edits to help with your next edition.
If you have any questions let me know. I enjoyed the trip throughout! Maybe if I am ever
up in your neck of the woods we could grab a cup of coffee.
Have a great summer!
D. B., Tillson NY, June, 2007.
Dear D. B.,
Thanks for the updates on various routes and finding those pesky typos.
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3rd Edition 'Round Lake Michigan: A
Bicyclist's Tour Guide
A number of cyclists who toured around Lake Michigan in 2008, told me
about the existence of many new trails parallel to the described road
routes and improved intersections I use in the book.
In 2009, I will 'round the Lake to personally research the new
trails and roadway improvements along the route.
The 3rd Edition of 'Round Lake Michigan will be published in 2010.
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Sheboygan & Two Rivers to Green Bay
shows the cut across the southern end of the Door Peninsula (a popular bicycling area in
itself) from Sheboygan & Two Rivers to Green Bay, Wisconsin.
'Round Lake Michigan includes the route going North on the Door
Peninsula from both Two Rivers and Green Bay. That route takes you through Sturgeon
Bay to Gills Rock and Northport. From either Gills Rock or Northport a ferry takes
you to Washington Island. Another ferry goes from Washington Island to Rock Island
and you're way beyond the tippy top of the Door Peninsula!
The text fully describes the roads and turns you must make to go from
Sheboygan and Two Rivers to Green Bay & vice versa.
This map did not reproduce very well as a .jpg image. It is very clear
and readable in the book.