The Michigander Bicycle Tour hosted a fundraiser to benefit the Friends of the Blue Star Trail at Fenn Valley Vineyards during the tour. While the event is over, we are still working hard to raise money for this non-profit trail group.
Funds raised will go to assisting The Friends of the Blue Star Trail to fulfill their commitment to build a 20 mile off road trail to connect Saugatuck and South Haven. Monies raised with be matched by MDOT to make this trail a reality in West Michigan.
About the Friends of the Blue Star Trail
This non-profit group is working to connect the communities of South Haven, Glen, Ganges Township, Douglas and Saugatuck and provide a connection to the Casco Township Nature Preserve and the William Erby Smith Nature Conservancy.
Named one of the "Top 10 Multi-Day Rides in America" by Bicycling Magazine, The Michigander combines beautiful trails, Great Lakes beaches, lighthouses, rivers, virgin white pines, and a healthy serving of brewpubs.The Michigander Bicycle Tour is also a part of The Pure Michigan FITness Series. This series endorses local, regional and state events consistent with the Governor’s Council mission to promote healthy choices, while offering a physical activity event open to all participants, regardless of skill level or age. The Michigander Bicycle Tour is presented by Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance and the Michigan Fitness Foundation.
Fenn Valley Vineyards and Wine Cellar is a family owned and operated winery that has received 40 medals for their wines in 2015, including 7 Gold medals and 2 Double Gold medals. Their 2012 Late Harvest Vignoles was awarded the best Vignoles at the prestigious “International East Meets West Wine Challenge.”