2013 M22 Challenge Bike Portion: 17 miles
Once athletes complete the run portion of the event, they will enter the south end of the transition area to gear up for the 17 mile bike ride. There will be a designated area where competitors can mount their bike and head straight north on M-109. This road makes a sharp right-hand turn and leads into downtown Glen Arbor. Bikers will pass through downtown and local hot spots like Arts Tavern, Totem Shop, M22 Glen Arbor and Crystal River Outfitters and merge onto M-22. M-22 will take you along the Crystal River up to County Road 675 where riders make another right-hand turn and continue along the eastern edge of Big Glen Lake up to Inspiration Point. The route then follows along the southern edge of Big and Little Glen Lake, merges back onto M-22 briefly, then merges onto Welch Road and then turns onto Harriger and back onto M-109. Bikers then sprint back to the event site and into the transition area to prepare for the paddle course.
Below is a map of the bike course: