Unforgettable: A Celebration of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula by Bicycle (Film)
“Unforgettable” is a new 40-minute film that documents a group’s 1,650-mile off-road circumnavigation of the Upper Peninsula in Michigan. Watch the film and see their route here…
Last spring, a group of bikepackers set out to ride around the perimeter of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, an approximately 1,600-mile journey that traced the outline of one of the most unique geographic and cultural regions in America. Ironically, the Upper Peninsula, or U.P., is often left off of maps due to data glitches or its inconvenient silhouette.
The journey began at the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula on a pad that was used between 1964 and 1971 to launch rockets for meteorological data collection. The group traveled 1,630-miles over 16.5 days, following the route in a counterclockwise direction back to the Keweenaw Peninsula where the team finished on top of Brockway Drive, overlooking Copper Harbor. Watch their full 40-minute film below, as they explore and celebrate the region via bike.
Note: This route isn’t 100% rideable as presented. As such, it’s not recommended that anyone rides it, and this map is only for reference. Anyone interested in riding it should contact the group directly.
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