Little Help with a Lake Superior Circle Tour Please
I'm starting to plan ahead for a Lake Superior Circle Tour for early next summer, maybe June. It is going to be a small group (6-8, with 2 being Trikes) and myself being the least experienced rider. I just started riding this summer and have about 3,000 miles on. Everyone else is 5+ year riders, some well over 25 and and age range of 25 to 75.
I'm just starting to plan the route and I'm looking for a little insight from others who have done it, or live along the route.
It will be a 4 day trip, starting and ending in Ashland, WI.
329 Miles from Ashland, WI to Nipigon, ON with some time spent in Thunder Bay.
367 Miles from Nipigon, ON to Sault Ste. Marie, MI.
310 Miles from Sault Ste. Marie to L'Anse, MI with a detour taking 77 north to Grand Maris and Co. Rd 58 back down to Munising along the way. I rode 58 this year and it is a fun road to ride, definitely don't want to miss it.
280 Miles from L'Anse back to Ashland, WI with a trip up and back the Keweenaw Peninsula.
I have checked and there are hotels in all the towns listed. It is a fairly even breakdown of the miles over the four days with the second say being a little bit of a turn and burn compared to the others.
My next step is to see who is going and the fuel range of their bikes so I can plan wayside / scenic overlook stops and gas stops.
I am also going to make a checklist of things for everyone to bring: Pasport, credit cards and cash, toll fees, water bottle and snacks, dark and clear glasses, .. etc.
I will have daily maps and routes printed for everyone, but I'm not sure who the group leader will be. I know I have the least experience but I think I'll be up for it and if not, I know one other group member who would do a fine job.
I don't want this to be boot camp, but I want everything to be well organized and a lot of fun.
Anything I need to know, anything I forgot or that you would changes so far?
Thanks for the help.
Last edited by Slow-Steady; 10-22-2012 at 02:18 PM.