Michigan’s Coast to Coast Gravel Grinder

204 miles from Au Gres on Lake Huron to Ludington on Lake Michigan

100 mile loop from Ludington to the Manistee National Forest and back


 “The best day I’ve ever had on a bike.” – Coast to Coast rider

Race the setting sun as you cross the mighty Mitten on bicycle – from coast to stunning freshwater coast. In pursuit of rugged adventure, we discovered a route that stitches together fast gravel roads and signature two-tracks, spanning Michigan’s lower peninsula. With heart pumping challenges and breathtaking views, the course is the only one on Earth that links two freshwater oceans… and it’s waiting for you.

Start your day at the sunrise shores of Lake Huron. Make one all-out push west, 204 miles through Michigan farmlands and grasslands, rolling hardwoods, the majestic Manistee National Forest, all the way to the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan at Ludington. Or try our challenging 100-mile Ludington-Manistee National Forest loop.

If Michigan is America’s high five, the Coast to Coast Gravel Grinder is how you earn it.

So much good information on this site, but once you read through it, be sure to join our Facebook community page and ask questions from the racers who’ve already experienced the adventure!