TCD’s 5th Annual Up North Dual Sport Ride

08/05/2016 - 08/08/2016 All day
Address: 3060 Mancelona Rd, Mancelona, MI 49659, USA

TCD’s 5th Annual Up North Dual Sport Ride - There’s just no stopping TCD dual sporter Dave Allgood! The past 4 years have found brave (foolish?) TCD dual sporters heading into the Yoop for a dual sport ride.

This year instead of the UP we are going somewhere a bit closer this year. We have two 100 mile loops and one 50 mile loop in the works on a combination of paved and unpaved roads in the Mancelona area. These routes have not been checked out so we will all be on an adventure together. There are two track, and ORV trails also in the area if these routes prove to be too tame.

Count on sand, gravel, and hardpack for the unpaved surfaces. Get your MI ORV and trail stickers installed if you plan on going off road. I will at least try to provide waypoints for some of the ORV stuff.

Keep your eyes on the TCD message forum  for further details.

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