5th Annual Lakeshore Harvest Ride

Enjoy a fun and picturesque countryside bicycle ride by lakes, fruit and produce farms, wineries and a cider mill. The routes touch the southwest Michigan communities of Allegan, Douglas, Fennville, Holland, Pullman, Saugatuck and South Haven.  

All proceeds go to support the work of the Friends of the Blue Star Trail in the construction of an off-road, recreational pathway connecting South Haven and Saugatuck along the shore of Lake Michigan.

Ride Information

The 5th Annual Lakeshore Harvest Ride (LHR) will be held on August 20, 2016.

This year a second starting point has been added, participants can now choose to begin the ride in Douglas or in South Haven. Five routes are available, 15 to 100 miles, on flat to rolling terrain.  Registration is open from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Riders should be off of the course before 3:30 p.m. The event includes rest stops with water, snacks and lunch.  

Free concierge service will deliver any products purchased along route to the starting point. Register before August 1st and save $15. A LHR T-shirt is available for purchase, an order form is part of the application. Shirts will also be sold at the ride, but supplies will be limited. Click on the icon to register.


Additional Ride Information

Tips for Riders

  • Route distances include 15, 25, 45, 62 (metric century), and 100 miles.
  • Route maps have been revamped, maps for all five rides will be available at the starting point, including the 15 mile loop.
  • Rest stops are located approximately every ten miles on each respective route, all rest stops have bathrooms or porta potties.
  • Snacks and bottled water will be provided at all rest stops.
  • Lunch will be available at Overhiser Orchards any time after 9:30 a.m. Other rest stops may also have lunches.
  • Fruit, produce and local products will be available for purchase and concierge service provided to transport purchases back to the starting point.

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