Saturday, July 4, 2009

Indiana Cyclists Bike the "Badger Loop"

Layne Cameron
Layne Cameron
based on a news article in the Ludington Daily News, July 4, 2009

Layne Cameron, and a friend Nick Werner recently biked around the northern portion of Lake Michigan. They began in Ludington, rode north through Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, Petoskey, and into the Upper Peninsula. They came down the Wisconsin side of the lake to Manitowac where they returned to Ludington via the S.S. Badger carferry.

Layne Cameron biking at Harbor Springs
Layne Cameron bikes near Harbor Springs (photo submitted by Layne Cameron)
They nicknamed their trip the "Badger Loop." The duo completed the 550 mile ride in 6 days. Three nights were spent camping and three in motels. Their gear was stowed in a trailer which they pulled with the bicycles. On their longest day they pedaled 111 miles.

Cameron is a Media Relations Manager for Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He's an experienced cyclist who has ridden solo from Indiana to Florida among other trips. He's written the book "Mountain Bike America: Indiana," which describes 32 of the state's greatest legal mountain bike rides. The book is part of the Mountain Bike America series.

campsite on Lake Michigan shore
camping in the Upper Peninsula (photo submitted by Layne Cameron)
The men reported that it was the people they met along the way that made the trip memorable. Cameron said that they experienced they generosity "of caring, wonderful people - and some days we need all that affirmation."

See Layne Cameron's Ball State profile
See Mountain Bike America: Indiana on Amazon
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