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'Round  Lake Michigan: A Bicyclist's Tour Guide, 2nd. Edition

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                                                                                        Dune Play, Lake Michigan Dunes Harvey Botzman, 1997.

    'Round Lake Michigan: A Bicyclist's Tour Guide, 2nd Ed., 2008 Rev. is in stock and available to ship to you today! Email us for a copy, it is only US$24.95 + US$4.95 USPS Priority Mail shipping. Wow! Click: cyclotour@cyclotour.com Or scroll down to the Pay Pal icon and remit using a credit/debit card.


    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. That’s 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 Huron.
    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 peninsula’s 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 riding.
    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! You’ll pull out your fishing pole and catch monsters of the deep blue. All of these adventures without leaving the United States!
    Scroll down or click to see a sample map from  'Round Lake Michigan: A Bicyclist's Tour Guide (1st edition).
    Scroll down or click to see a comment and new route information from a 2007 user of 'Round Lake Michigan....

        ISBN: 1-889602-27-2 or ISBN: 978-1-889602-27-1          LCCN: 2002-091028
        ‘Round Lake Michigan: A Bicyclist’s Tour Guide, 2nd Edition     US $24.95
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Title: 'Round Lake Michigan 'Round Lake Michigan: A Bicyclist's Tour Guide, 2nd Ed.

Special Links for Cycling 'Round Lake Michigan

Chicago O'Hare Airport: www.ohare-airport.org/ORD/news.html  

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 = largest
        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.
    Your reward is free shipping on your next order!

        Important Notice
        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.
    To reserve your copy of 'Round Lake Michigan: A Bicyclist's Tour Guide, 3rd Edition
Click here to send an email to: cyclotour@cyclotour.com, with a subject line reading: Reserve a Copy of Lake Michigan and
your name, address, telephone number and email address.

Sheboygan & Two Rivers to Green Bay

    This map 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.

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