Bike Benzie Up North Race, Team Time Trial and Tour

Crystal Mountain Resort
Thompsonville, MI 49683


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Join us for Bike Benzie’s 11th annual Up North Race, Team Time Trial and Tour.  It’s a fun multi-day event  organized by the Benzie Sunrise Rotary Club and hosted by Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa in Thompsonville, Michigan. 

We have four early season rides for all levels of riders with breath-taking views and excellent local food!  Come join us for a great day of biking in northern Michigan!

The primary mission of the Benzie Sunrise Rotary Club is to improve the lives and futures of the youth of Benzie County.  We have a strong partnership with the Benzie County Central Schools and the proceeds from this ride fund the many programs and activities that our partnership is built on for the elementary, middle, and high schools. See our website  for more details about the specific programs that this ride helps to fund.


For the competitive rider or teams of riders we are offering the race for individuals and time trial for teams on the Metric Century/62-mile course.  Top times for men and women in the race and team time trial for the Metric Century/62-mile course will be awarded. Teams will compete in an Eddy Merckx-style time trial featuring a staggered start. Teams will consist of four riders in the men's competition and three in the women's. For details see Bike Benzie Team Time Trial or contact Bill at (231) 251-9002 with any questions.


  • Post-ride lunch, awards and music at beautiful Crystal Mountain Resort, with 1 free adult drink ticket  
  • Scenic routes featuring Benzie and Manistee County lakes and rivers and rolling hills with breathtaking vistas
  • Well stocked rest stops that feature Cherry Hut Pies and our famous Husky Bars
  • Support wagon including safe return transportation, if needed
  • Electronic start/finish timing for all riders in all events
  • Awards for top finishers in the 62 mile Team Time Trial and Individual Race

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