TDY Is A Self Guided Ride

We are there for support along each route, but basically TDY is a self guided ride. 

While riding, riders will realize who else rides at their same pace and ride with them.

If you want to push yourself, ride with the faster riders for a day, if you want to see more sights and stop more frequently, ride with the slower riders, totally up to each individual rider. 

Riders can ride with other riders or ride solo with peace of mind that if anything happens to you along the route, we’ll be able to give you a helping hand.

We use Ride with GPS to give you turn by turn directions, along with directional signs at important intersections.   

Our SAG teams will stay with the last rider until they have completed a section (riders must be to the finishing location before 7 pm daily).

Routes will be sent to all registered riders at the beginning of August. 


A Variety of Ways To Ride

Because TDY takes place over 10 days and not many people have 10 days to ride, we offer a variety of riding options.  Ride any number of days you want 1 to 10.

All ride options are listed below.


10 Day Challenge Ride

Do you have what it takes to ride 1,200 miles in 10 days? Come test your strength and find out.

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3 Day Rides

We have 2 options to choose from.

Lake Side Ride, August 6, 7 & 8

Beauty & The Beast Ride, August 9, 10 & 11

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2 Day Rides

Only have a couple days to ride?  This is a great getaway, we offer 3 options to fit your schedule.

Pleasantville Ride, August 11 & 12

Paul Bunyan Ride, August 13 & 14

Paradise Ride, August 14 & 15

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Have time to ride during the week?  This the ride for you, low prices and great routes.

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TDY Club Membership

We realize not everyone can ride in August with all the other fun riders, so we have come up with an alternative way to still be a part of TDY.

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PlaidER Day

We couldn’t think of a better way to get to see all of the Plaid Jersey Riders again than to have PlaidER Day.

PlaidER Day is FREE to all riders who have earned the Plaid Jersey.  You are invited to come ride the last section of TDY each year.  What a great way to meet all the new Plaid Jersey earners.

Please register online so we know your coming and we can make proper arrangements.

Of course you are always welcome to come back and ride other sections as well, for a small fee.

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Ride Any Days You Want

It’s As Simple As Can Be

Can’t get away for all 10 days, don’t want to get away for all 10 days, just want to try one or two sections, this is the ride for you.

Simply figure out which works best for you and sign up for those days.

No matter where you join in, you’ll be riding with other TDY riders

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Returning Riders

Whether you have 1 day or 9 to get your Plaid Jersey, we have special pricing for you.

Simply pick the days you want to ride and sign up for them.

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No matter which ride you choose, you get the following: 

Custom Made Riders Jersey

Receive our one of a kind TDY Custom Made Riders Jersey, this is a great quality jersey that will last you for years.  The riders love our unique map showing our routes on the back of the jersey.

Women’s Custom Made Jersey
Men’s Custom Made Jersey

Must register before June 30th to guarantee your Custom Made Riders Jersey will arrive in time for the ride.
If it doesn’t arrive in time, we will mail it to you.

SAG Support

SAG Support will be provided by TDY.  If something happens to your bike we will do our best to fix it.  If your bike is not rideable, we will have support bring you to the next stop. We won’t leave you stranded in the middle of the U.P.

We have a lead SAG driver that stays in front of the first group of riders and another SAG driver that stays behind the last riders.  In between we have SAG drivers that continuously ride up and back to check in with riders.

Aid Stations

Aid stations will be located approximately every 30 miles of each section.

TDY will provide water at all stops.

Riders supply their own food and other drinks.

At the beginning of the day riders bring what they want at each stop to the starting location.  TDY will take it from there and make sure it is at the station you want it at when you get there.

All food/drinks must be marked with the riders name.

Luggage Pick Up & Drop Off

Luggage pick up and drop off to hotels and campsites within 5 miles of the host hotel is provided.

If you are staying at a hotel or campsite farther than 5 miles from the host hotel, we can transport your luggage for a small extra fee.

We do not provide luggage transportation to homes (Air BnB, VRBO, etc.).

Each rider may bring 2 soft sided bags, weighing no more than 25 lbs each.  Each bag weighing over 25 lbs will be charged a $10 per day fee.  Anyone who brings more than 2 bags will be charged a $10 per day fee.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

Cyclebration After Party

Since you’ll be riding the last section of TDY 2021, you’ll be perfectly situated to stay and enjoy the “Cyclebration” party on Sunday, August 15 in St. Ignace.  Enjoy a special party for riders, volunteers and staff.  Share stories with other riders and reminisce about TDY.

Chasing Plaid Challenge

Anyone who completes all 10 sections of the TDY is eligible to purchase the Coveted Plaid Finishers Jersey.

You must EARN this jersey, by completing each section in the same day you start it
(ie., you can’t take 2-3 days to finish 1 section).

You can take 5 to 10 to 15 years to complete all 10 sections, we don’t care how long it takes you to do all 10 sections,
we just want you to complete them all and feel great about your achievement.

Riders generally know when they will be completing their 10th section, so whenever that is for you,
when you sign up to ride, you order the Plaid Finishers Jersey.

We will present you with the jersey after you have ridden your 9th section, so you can wear it with pride on your 10th section.
If for some reason you are not able to complete it, we will hold onto the jersey until you can complete it. In other words, it will be waiting for you.

We offer 2 and 3 day ride packages every year to help you complete the sections you still need to close the loop.

When you’re going to be riding your 10th section,
be sure to order your Plaid Finisher’s Jersey when you register.

Women’s Plaid Finishers Jersey
Men’s Plaid Finishers Jersey

How do I get back to my car??

Depends on which ride you are joining. 

The 10 Day Challenge Ride has you starting and finishing in the same city, St. Ignace – NO SHUTTLE NEEDED.

Our 2 and 3 day rides start and finish in various cities, transportation services are listed under each ride.

Weekday Riders are expected to make their own arrangements to get back to their vehicle, but we will help find transportation if necessary.  

Other transportation back is listed under each individual 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.