Many people ask what Tour Da Yoop, Eh (TDY) is all about
We feel that it’s kind of a tough, yet simple question at the same time. TDY is about challenging yourself, enjoying Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and making new friends, yet it is so much more than those simple words.
In the midst of a crazy year, we managed to have a fabulous 10 days.
38 Riders rode 18,064 miles
Riders came from as far as Florida and as close as Marquette.
We heard many stories from all walks of life.
We had fun dinners and countless laughs together.
Everyone made friends with someone they didn’t know before the journey began.
We had 13 riders earn their PLAID Jersey.
Now that is what TDY is all about.
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a phenomenal place to ride a bike… Road bike that is.
When most people think of biking in the U.P, they think of mountain biking,
but we have established safe road routes that ride alongside 3 Great Lakes,
pass hundreds of waterfalls and have miles and miles of wide open, paved roads. We ride on paved roads and stay off main highways over 95% of the time. What little gravel we do ride is hard packed and ride-able with a road bike.
We are constantly in talks with MDOT and other local authorities about ways to improve the roads for cyclists, we even have police escorts when needed (like when riding over the Portage Lake Life Bridge in Houghton).
The TDY Challenge
We offer 2 different Challenge levels, both levels are meant to push you to your limits and see what you can accomplish.
Click on the “TDY Challenge” tab above to learn more.
Just How Tough Is TDY?
Depends on how many days you ride. If you’re riding 1 day and you train early enough, you should be fine.
But if you’re riding all 10 days…
Don’t be fooled and make no mistake about it, this is a TOUGH RIDE. When you think you have trained enough, train another month and then you’ll be close. Some sections riding 1 day is like riding 3 other sections at once. We ride through rain and shine (so far no snow),
some days sun up until sun down,
some days you finish on steep hills, some days you start out on steep hills
Be Prepared for Anything.
Preparation is the key to successfully riding TDY (no matter how many sections you ride). See our Training Tips tab above for assistance.
We offer several riding options,
one is sure to fit your cycling ability