• Courtesy of ArtCrank

    ArtCrank Chicago

    Attention bike lovers, beer lovers and art lovers, ArtCrank Chicago is this Saturday (July 19th) at Expo 72 located at 72 E. Randolph.  The galleria of all things bike art will feature hand-made, bike inspired posters created by Chicago area artists as well as some solid local brews.  Special guests this year are bike and […]

GLAP Events

June 21 | Plot, Pedal & Paddle AR [more info]

June 21 | Ride Across Illinois (RAIL) [more info]

June 22 | Bigfoot Triathlon [more info]

June 28 | Stubborn Mule AR [more info]

June 29 | ITU World Triathlon [more info]

June 29 | Menomenee River Century [more info]

June 29 | JD Drifter Gravel Caravan [more info]

July 12 | Ten Thousand Gravel Ride [more info]

July 12 | Dance With Dirt Trail Ultra [more info]

July 12 | Waugoshance Trail Marathon [more info]

July 13 | Busse Woods Canoe O-Course [more info]

July 19 | Thunderdown in Undertown [more info]


Courtesy of Aaron Peterson & Outside Magazine

Outside Mag Features Michigan Photographer

For its July Issue , Outside Magazine did a piece on All-American Road Trips.  One of the epics was a windows down, bikes on the back, kayaks on top feature of the Upper Peninsula.  Of course, Outside tapped Michigan homegrown Aaron Peterson to capture a little slice of heaven – a POV of kayaking along […]

Born in the Midwest – Trek Factory Racing

Trek’s Waterloo, Wisconsin factory is 3808 miles from the starting line of the 2014 Tour de France in Leeds, UK.  Closer yet, it is 150 miles from my shoebox of an apartment in Chicago, 440 miles from Detroit and 60 miles from Milwaukee.  The point is, Trek’s presence is global, but it’s roots are local. This […]

Master Mechanic Bill Woodall

Midwest Century Rides

Maybe it’s just me, but settling into the saddle for a supported 100 mile ride is therapeutic.  For most rides, the route is well-marked, aid stations are stocked and the SAG is making its rounds.  For many of us, these rides provide an inexpensive opportunity to escape the city (Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, Grand Rapids and […]

I&M Pic

DIY Adventure: Biking 100 Miles on the I&M Canal

Adventure is inherently personal.  For that reason, an adventure can be had anywhere and anytime whether you live in Copper Harbor, Crested Butte or Chicago.  I’m a resident of the latter and sometimes find myself dejected by the endless concrete.  A recent ride on the Illinois & Michigan (I&M) Canal trail reminded me that the […]



Great Lakes Adventure Project

Great Lakes Adventure Project is about embracing the active urban lifestyle. Our goal is to bring the often overlooked side of the Great Lakes regions’ urban outdoor culture into focus. Simply put, our mission is to help people find adventure in the most unlikely places, at possibly the most unlikely moments.