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This experience is designed for the experienced or inexperienced adventurer who loves to cycle and spend time on the beach! This trip will begin south of Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Lakeshore and culminate at Wilderness State Park. Students will ride the most beautiful stretch of coastal road, covering about 30 miles a day, in the Great Lakes region.
August 18-25(Prior to PASSPORT III)
Available Spots: 9
"Intense spiritually and physically."
"I had a great time bonding with others and enjoying the MI outdoors!"
"A trip that was fun filled and I was able to be comfortable going into Calvin."
I have worked at Calvin since 1997 and currently am full professor in the Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance, and Sports (HPERDS) Department, while also serving as the Director of Off Campus Programs at Calvin. I have taught a variety of classes in experiential education, recreation, and youth development. Some former experiences include being a U.S. Peace Corp volunteer in the Philippines and living overseas in both Korea and Hong Kong. I love the Northern Michigan Cycling trip as it is one of the most beautiful rides in the United States. Riding along the lake, hanging out with students, eating fresh fruit from local orchards, and seeing all that Northern Michigan has to offer make this trip a real favorite.
I'm a graduate of Calvin, and currently work as staff person here. Leading the cycling trip is a great place to share my love of cycling and the outdoors. It is great to hang out with students outdoors, help them connect with other students, and help prepare students for their time at Calvin. It doesn't hurt that this trip covers the best road cycling that Michigan has to offer!
I am an Exercise Science major and Recreation minor. I played for Calvin's tennis team for two years and then became the RA on the Outdoor Recreation/Creation care floor this year. I enjoy basically anything outside: running, climbing, biking, frisbee tossing, kayaking, backpacking etc. In the winter months, I really enjoy reading a book with a warm up of tea by a fire place. I am from Harbor Springs, MI and I am really looking forward to leading the bike trip this summer.
|August 18||Arrive @ Calvin for Check In|
|August 19||Cycle from Wilderness State Park to Petoskey State Park|
|August 20||Cycle from Petoskey State Park to Barnes County Park|
|August 21||Cycle from Barnes County to Traverse City State Park|
|August 22||Cycle Mission Peninsula; Camp at Traverse City State Park|
|August 23||Cycle to Lellanau State Park|
|August 24||Cycle to Empire Township Park|
|August 25||Paddle the Manistee River; Return to Calvin|
|August 26-28||PASSPORT III|