The Black Bear Bicycle Tour is a 100 mile bicycle tour that starts in Grayling, Michigan, winds through the beautiful forests of eastern Northern Michigan and follows portions of the AuSable River to finish the tour alongside the AuSable River near the end point of the AuSable River Canoe Marathon in Oscoda, Michigan. (The tour is completed just upriver from the Marathon ending point.) Two of the regions most popular summer events, the Black Bear Bicycle Tour and the Ausable River Canoe Marathon take place at the same time each year. Late July is when the weather is at its most perfect! Warm summer days and cool clear nights are perfect for riders and canoeists alike! Its also a perfect time for visitors to spend time supporting all these dedicated athletes!
Riders in waves of ten will depart each minute from 8AM to 9AM until all are gone. Riders will be assigned starting minutes according to request, availability and date of entry. We will do our best to place riders on requested minute and with riders of their choice. Please sign up early to increase the probability of getting your requested starting minute.
Proceeds will benefit the numerous community projects sponsored by the Grayling Rotary Club.