Less Cancer Bike Ride — SPLIT THE MITT 2018

Less Cancer Bike Ride — SPLIT THE MITT 2018 2018-06-13T14:56:45+00:00

REGISTER HERE on Classy (Ride 1 or 2 Days)


Cyclists for Less Cancer work to raise funds and develop educational programming  for global audiences.
The organization has been working tirelessly to protect the public from preventable cancers since 2004.

DAY 1 – Saturday, June 23 (134 Miles) — ROUTE MAP
START 8 AM – Michigan State University – College of Human Medicine Flint Campus (200 E. First St., Flint, MI)
FINISH – Merrill Lake Park  (3375 Evergreen Rd, Barryton, MI)
Campsites provided with registration; you supply tent & gear.

DAY 2 – Sunday, June 24 (104 Miles) — ROUTE MAP
START 8 AM – Merrill Lake Park  (3375 Evergreen Rd, Barryton, MI)
Route passes thru Evart, at mile 12, to pick up those staying at hotel.
Option for Day 2 registrants. Bus: Traverse City to Barryton Optional – first 35 to register. Departs 3pm. $15 collected when you board the bus
FINISH – Cancer Prevention & Survivors’ Picnic – Cowell Family Cancer Center — 2-4 PM

* CYCLING CRITERIA: Split The Mitt is a TEAM RIDE. The organization of the support depends on riders staying together. For more information see ROAD GUIDELINES.

RIDE SUPPORT: Transportation of all personal gear. Feed stations at 25 to 45 mile intervals. SAG vehicle escort. Shuttle service between Evart and Merrill Lake Park.


Sunday, June 24
26 mile Ride – START 8 AM (final 20 miles along the Pere-Marquette Trail).
Departs Merrill Lake Park – finish in Reed City.
14 Mile Ride (departs from Evart Hotel @ 8:30 AM).
Riders must coordinate their own transportation from Reed City to Traverse City.
** No pacing requirements.


HOTELS – Rooms blocked under “Team Less Cancer”
June 22 – Holiday Inn Express: 1150 Robert T. Longway Blvd., Flint, MI (810) 238-7744
June 23 – Osceola Grand Hotel: 940 W. 7th St., Evart, MI (231) 734-0470
(13 miles from campground – in lieu of camping)
June 24 – Cambria Suites: 255 Munson Ave., Traverse City, MI (480) 725-1644

See Park Rules Here

Dinner Friday June 22 – 7 pm
Blackstone’s — 531 S Saginaw St, Flint, MI
(not included with registration)
Dinner Saturday June 23 – 6:30 pm
Merrill Lake Park (included w/ registration)
Breakfast Sunday June 24
Served at mile marker 12 in Evart, MI
(included w/ registration)
Dinner Sunday June 24 – 6:30 pm
Workshop Brewing Company— 221 Garland St, Traverse City, MI
(not included with registration)

Cancer Prevention & Survivors’ Picnic Sunday June 24 – 2-4 PM
Cowell Family Cancer Center — 217 S Madison St, Traverse City, MI

Sunday June 24 – 8 pm
Less Cancer Benefit Concert

Workshop Brewing Company
No cover. Donations at door suggested;
100% of door proceeds go to Less Cancer
Purchase Concert Tickets here

Event Questions:
Tom Petzold – petzoldent@aol.com