Rider Check In & Packet Pick Up
St. Ignace

Thursday, August 5, 2020
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


St. Ignace to Manistique
Difficulty Level 2
Friday, August 6, 2021

Total Miles: 120
Elevation Gain: 1,476 ft

  • Perfect way to start the ride – mostly quiet beautiful roads
  • Couple of US2 sections
  • Small (couple mile) scenic gravel section near Gulliver
  • Fast ride along Lakeshore into downtown Manistique

Section 1
Manistique to Escanaba
Difficulty Level 1
Saturday, August 7, 2021

Total Miles: 90.75
Elevation Gain: 1,437 ft
  • Fast, flat course
  • Beautiful scenic dips into the peninsula
  • Can see Escanaba across Little Bay de Noc around mile 60
  • Beautiful finish along the Bay, into town and into the park

Section 2
Escanaba to Iron Mountain
Difficulty Level 7
Sunday, August 8, 2021

Total Miles: 122
Elevation Gain: 2,175 ft
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  • Beautiful exit out of Escanaba into the country
  • Small gravel section (couple miles) along Cedar River
  • Great fast roads going west from Lake Michigan Arthur Bay
  • Rolling hills climbing north west into Iron Mountain

Section 3
Iron Mountain to Ironwood
Difficulty Level 10
Monday, August 9, 2021

Total Miles: 132.47
Elevation Gain: 5,745 ft
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  • Longest of the rides, excellent hills throughout
  • Possibly Michigan’s first roundabout in Alpha
  • Seemingly private roads for long stretches at a time
  • All effort steep climb toward the end

Section 4
Ironwood to Houghton/Hancock
Difficulty Level 6
Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Total Miles: 137.08
Elevation Gain: 3,770 ft
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  • Quick and flat exit out of town
  • Nothing but wilderness from Wakefield for at least 40 miles
  • Long climbs in the Porkies
  • Large rolling hills and then fast steep decline into Houghton

Section 5
Copper Harbor Loop
Difficulty Level 5
Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Total Miles: 116.45
Elevation Gain: 3,661 ft
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  • Wonderful combination of hills and flats along the Lakeshore
  • Wonderful history throughout the ride
  • Could be at the mercy of Lake Superior on the way back to Hancock
  • Fast and easy finish after Lake Linden

Section 6
Houghton to Marquette
Difficulty Level 8
Thursday, August 12, 2021

Total Miles: 123.65
Elevation Gain: 5,322 ft
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  • Immediate super tough climb out of Houghton
  • 10 mile climb out of Lance, crest on a desolate road train tracks
  • A couple of gravel sections
  • Bumpy and challenging backwoods road around mile 82 for 5 miles

Section 7
Marquette to Grand Marais
Difficulty Level 3
Friday, August 13, 2021

Total Miles: 105.42
Elevation Gain: 3,163 ft
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  • Long and challenging climb out of Marquette
  • Then a fast ride all the way to Munising
  • Scenic rolling and winding hills
  • Super fast and clean finish into Grand Marais

Section 8
Grand Marais to Sault Ste. Marie
Difficulty Level 9
Saturday, August 14, 2021

Total Miles: 114
Elevation Gain: 2,375 ft
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  • Starting in Deer Park east of Grand Marais to avoid soft gravel
  • Strong climb to Oswald’s Bear Ranch
  • Then fast ride to Paradise followed by amazing lake views
  • Excellent entry into the Soo along the locks

Section 9 – FINISH
Sault Ste Marie to St. Ignace
Difficulty Level 4
Sunday, August 15, 2021

Total Miles: 122.56
Elevation Gain: 1,991 ft
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  • Fast exit out of town
  • Small gravel section around mile 14
  • Mostly flat, but at the mercy of the wind, more open ride than others
  • Excellent views of St. Mary’s River and then Lake Michigan

Sunday, August 15 is our “Cyclebration” after party in St. Ignace. 
Enjoy a special party for riders, volunteers and staff.
Share stories with other riders, meet riders from other sections and reminisce about TDY 


We roll out at 7:00 am daily.


Course details will be sent out approximately 2 weeks before the ride.



There is a $50 processing fee for all refunds given.
No refunds will be given after March 1, 2021.
No partial refunds for sections that riders did not finish
No exchanges on any jerseys.