This morning, bright and early, City Manager Eric Waara joined Tour Da Yoop, Eh!’s Founder James Studinger on a short trip across the bridge, to commemorate the city’s first annual Bike Day. Bike day came about from two residents, highly involved in the tour, and knowledgeable of the vibrant bicycle community in the copper country, asked the city to declare August 2nd as bike day in Houghton.
The Copper Harbor loop marks a sort of half way point on the tour.. And while the two night hotel stay is a favorite of many, the biggest challenges are the large hills cyclist climb during their ride. When the tour reaches the top of Brockway Mountain they’ll be greeted by some local leaders and community members.
After arriving back in Houghton, riders are invited to the Keweenaw Brewing Company’s taproom for a nice and relaxing evening after 117 miles. Tour Da Yoop, Eh! and Bike Day both look to highlight the cycling community of the upper peninsula and promote bike safety on the roads. Learn more about the rules of the road for cyclist at tourdayoopeh.com/bike-safety.