• X100

    X100 Mountain Bike Race

    This year is the second installment of what is shaping up to be one of the most competitive and damn fun 100 mile mountain bikes races in the Midwest.  On August 23, 2014, Traverse City will host the X100.  The race is loaded with steep and flowy single track that will have you grinning from ear […]

GLAP Events

Aug. 9 | Dairyland Dare Ultra Ride [more info]

Aug. 9 | One Day Ride Across Michigan [more info]

Aug. 16 | Third Coast Surf Shop Luau [more info]

Aug. 16-17 | Midwest Whitewater C'ship [more info]

Aug. 17 | Bike Psychos Century [more info]

Aug. 23 | Thunder Rolls Adventure Race [more info]

Aug. 23 | X100 MTB Race [more info]

Sept. 6-9 | Climate Ride Tour [more info]

Sept. 7 | Harmon Hundred [more info]

Sept. 12 | Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival [more info]

Sept. 14 | Trek/WCA Cyclocross Series [more info]


The Blackline – Ultimate Urban Commuter

As part of the Oregon Manifest bike design project, the Chicago-based designers and frame builder MNML (‘minimal” minimized) and Method conceived, designed and manufactured what could be the ultimate urban commuter.  The Blackline, a name consistent with the “L” transit lines that pulse through Chicago, features a disruptive yet sophisticated frame design, integrated technology and deep functionality. […]

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 […]

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 […]



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.