Kal-Haven Trail Tour
Start your 2020 Ride Season with us on the Kal-Haven Trail Tour! Come out for the fun and make some new friends. You get two great days of riding, plus lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and the option to pick lodging which fits your budget.
The Kal-Haven Trail is one of the oldest rail-trails in Michigan, running 33 miles between Kalamazoo and South Haven. This is our 11th tour on the trail since 2011, and each time we learn something new and have a lot of fun. Ride from Kalamazoo to South Haven on Saturday, and return on Sunday. For a 70-mile weekend, be at the trail head by 9 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. start. The crushed limestone trail winds west to South Haven, passing through Kendall and Gobels. There’s a great lunch stop for you in Bloomingdale, and then on to Lake Michigan!
New for 2020
Super-size your tour by adding the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail! Start and end at the trail head in Galesburg, adding about 15 miles each day. If you select this start, you must be at the Galesburg trail head ready to ride by 8 a.m. The KVRT is a new route, and it’s our first time on this trail! That’s 50% more mileage at no extra cost!
Early or Mid-Morning Start Time
We need to say it again: Plan you arrival at the Galesburg Trailhead by 8 a.m. for the 50-mile route, or at the Kalamazoo trail head by 9:30 a.m., and enjoy 33 miles on the traffic-free crushed limestone trail all the way to South Haven. We have a lunch stop planned in Bloomingdale, plus sag wagon support along the way. Once you get to South Haven, you’ll find many interesting shops plus a few museums. Add in the wine-tasting rooms and a brew pub, and it’s a super day!
There’s Great Value in your Tour Ticket
We haul your luggage, have a sag wagon with water, staff riders on the trail with you, fruit & snacks, plus lunch on Saturday & Sunday. We’ve priced this tour with overnight lodging optional, as many of our guests prefer to book their own room, stay with friends, or have arrangements for camping.
Thinking of going over Friday? We’ll send you a list of Kalamazoo area hotels, suggested self-guided bike routes for Friday afternoon, and hints about a few good brew pubs.
Registration is quick and easy at the link below. The first option is the tour without lodging, useful for those who are camping. Two options are available with hotel lodging, either as a solo guest in a private room, or two guests in a shared room. Registering for two? Please ensure you click "add another registrant" to the bottom of the registration form.