The Grand Traverse region has been called the Napa Valley of the Midwest for good reason. Picture this: more than 25 local wineries surrounded by vibrant vineyards, time-worn orchards, and Michigan's lovely native woods. Views of sparkling West Grand Traverse Bay shimmer to the horizon and all of this is accessible through an abundance of bicycle friendly roads and paths. Taste the area's best wines, stop by a local farm-stand to pick up fresh fruit and enjoy a gourmet picnic at a vineyard overlook. Make your Northern Michigan memory on two wheels!
Grand Traverse Bike Tours is a full-service bike tour company located in the heart of Leelanau Wine Country, just minutes from Traverse City. Our mission is helping visitors to explore the unique beauty and distinct flavors of the Grand Traverse area.
We offer a selection of packages ranging from single day winery tours to self-guided tours and basic bicycle rentals. Experience one of our tours in the company of an expert guide or go on your own with a fully supported self-guided tour.
Owners: Nick & Kasey Wierzba
Nick and Kasey are both native Michiganders who met in college while on the Michigan State Cycling Team. Their passion for riding bikes brought them together and they enjoy sharing it with others.
Nick's cycling experience goes way back to his teenage years, when he worked as a mechanic in a local bike shop in Lansing, Michigan. Since those early days Nick has remained an avid participant in cycling events while also growing his professional work within the cycling field. Such work has included helping shape policy with the League of Michigan Bicyclists and acting as general manager for Napa Valley Bike Tours.
Kasey's love of farming inspired a master's degree in viticulture from Michigan State University. She put this knowledge to work, first cultivating grapes in her native soil of Northern Michigan, then moving to Napa Valley, California. While in the Napa Valley she worked with such prestigious wineries as Frog's Leap, Rudd and Far Niente. Before long, the beauty of the Grand Traverse area called her home again, where she continues to make the most of her extensive wine knowledge.
Nick and Kasey's expertise and interests, together, are ideally suited for hosting wine bicycle tours in the Grand Traverse area. When they are not busy chasing their son Liam around on his own bike, they hope to see you on one too.
"Moving back to Northern Michigan has been an adventure in itself and now we would like to share our love for this land with you, your family and friends!"