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Saugatuck Weekend

When:
Thursday, August 3, 2017, 7:00 PM until Sunday, August 6, 2017, 2:00 PM
Where:
Dunes Resort
http://www.dunesresort.com
333 Blue Star Hwy.
Saugatuck, MI  

(269) 857-1401
Contact:
Clyde Alpert
Category:
Endurance Ride
Registration is required
Registrants & Fees
No Fee
No Fee
No Fee

Updated 7/21/2017

SAG Drivers Needed!  If you wish to volunteer, text or call Clyde 773-909-9986.
$10 will be collected for each rider to cover SAG costs, but other costs are on your own.

Our Friday night dinner will be a BBQ at The Summerhouse at the Lavender Farm, 2975 65th Street, Fennville, MI 49408. Appetizers, burgers (beef and vege), chicken, hot dogs, salads, drinks, desert. If you would like to participate in preparations, please contact Clyde.  Tentatively starting at 7:30 PM Eastern. $20+ donation suggested.

WCCC Former President John Clese has graciously volunteered to provide our Saturday night dinner at his home, 5479 Liland Trace, Fennville, MI 49408. All of us attending last year will not forget it--John set the bar pretty high. Tentatively starting at 7:30 PM Eastern. $25+ donation suggested.

If you have not made your lodging reservations by now, please do so ASAP!  The Dunes Resort is the primary lodging option (1 night deposit, 3 nights may be required, ask for a 10% WCCC discount), but there are other lodging venues. There may also be good land available for camping in tents or hammocks.  If you are wondering where to stay, please contact Clyde.

Terry Cosgrove, Curt Winkle, and Al McAuley have volunteered to help coordinate the weekend, and we are looking for more volunteers (text or call Clyde 773-909-9986). This weekend is one of the great summer events of the club, and this year, it will be better than ever!

 

2017 WCCC Saugatuck Weekend Itinerary (Work in Progress, updated July 21, 2017)
August 3-6, 2017  (All Times here are Michigan Time EDT, one hour later than Chicago!)

Thursday, August 3

7:00 PM Drinks
7:30 PM Dinner

Salt of the Earth
114 East Main Street, Fennville, Michigan (269) 561-7258
Reservation for 12 at a table in the dining room.



Friday, August 5

Breakfast on your own: See suggestion list

9 AM - Deadline for lunch sandwich order - see menu at http://thefarmhousedeli.com (feel free to email your sandwich order to Clyde as early as you want with the subject "Farmhouse Deli order")

NOON Lunch at FARMHOUSE DELI, 100 Blue Star Hwy, Douglas, MI 49406, Phone: (269) 455-5274
We will order ahead for a 12:00 NOON arrival - dining inside or out

1:30 PM Ride from Dunes Resort, 333 Blue Star Hwy, Douglas, MI
32- or 48-Mile Holland Loops  [actual routes will be determined by 7/31/2017]

For emergency, call 911. When/if we have a SAG, you will be given a phone to call for support.


Pool available at the Dunes - Oval Beach is an alternative (bring swimming attire & beach towels!)

  

7:15 PM Transportation from Dunes Resort to The Lavender Farm
7:30 PM Drinks, Dinner - The Summerhouse at the Lavender Farm, 2975 65th Street, Fennville, MI 49408

$20+ donation to cover expenses suggested.



Saturday, August 6

Breakfast on your own: See suggestion list

9:00 AM Ride from Dunes Resort
333 Blue Star Hwy, Douglas, MI
35-mile Loop to Fennville or 74-Mile Loop to Allegan

For emergency, call 911. When/if we have a SAG, you will be given a phone to call for support.


Pool available at the Dunes - Oval Beach is an alternative (bring swimming attire & beach towels!)

 

7:00 PM Transportation from Dunes Resort to John's home

7:30 PM Drinks and Dinner at the Home of John Clese, 5479 Liland Trace, Fennville, MI 49408
Liland Trace is off Old Allegan Road, north of 128th Street and south of 130th Street to the east of 58th Street and south of the Kalamazoo River. Liland Trace is a short dirt road.
John’s cell (312) 420-4516

$25+ donation to cover expenses suggested.

 

Sunday, August 7

Breakfast on your own: See suggestion list

10:00 AM THREE OPTIONS

(1) Kayak on the River (historically our Sunday activity)
Running Rivers Kayak Rentals 616-218-5021
$40 for single Kayak and $60 for double/tandem (3-hours)

(2) Dunes Ride on the Beach (they drive a truck)
6495 Blue Star Hwy, Saugatuck, MI 49453, Phone: (269) 857-2253
Open Sunday Hours 10AM–7:30PM (about every half hour)
$20 per person (advance reservations require a $1.20 fee and are probably not needed if arriving at 9:45 AM)

(3) Hiking Mount Baldhead Park and Oval Beach
Climb the stairs to the top for gorgeous view, and then hike over to the beach.
Free for cyclists - cars cost to park.

2:00 PM Lunch at Saugatuck Brewing Company, 2948 Blue Star Hwy, Douglas Michigan (269) 857-7222
(At least one person will arrive early to obtain unreserved tables)



Breakfast/Brunch Suggestions

Grow—A Saugatuck Diner, 302 Culver Street, Saugatuck, MI - (844) 303-5507
Ida Red's Cottage, https://www.facebook.com/pages/IDA-Reds/152595224782630,

    645 Water St, Saugatuck, MI 49453, (269) 455-9834

Pumpernickel's Eatery, www.pumpernickelssaugatuck.com, 202 Butler St, Saugatuck, MI 49453, (269) 857-1196
Uncommon Grounds, www.uncommongroundscafe.com, 127 Hoffman St, Saugatuck, MI 49453, (269) 857-3333
Respite Cappuccino Court, www.respitedouglas.com, 48 W Center St, Douglas, MI, Phone: (269) 857-5411