A Ride Around Lake Michigan
This trip started with a plane ride to Chicago, Illinois.
Rented a motorcycle, and headed up the west coast of Lake Michigan.  Continued North to the shore of  Lake Superior
The northern-most point is Sault Ste Marie.  From there headed due south into the heart of Ohio
Finally west and north back to Chicago.  Along the way, touched the shores of three of the five Great Lakes.

Daily Pages
These Day-By-Day pages will contain detailed maps, photos and notes.
This trip is in the "doing it" phase.
Click on any day to see the details.
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
August 2
Day 1
Fly to Chicago, IL
August 3
Day 2
Rent a Bike, ride to
Fond du Lac, WI

175 miles
August 4
Day 3
ride to
Escanabe, MI

210 miles
August 5
Day 4
ride to

Munising, MI
110 miles
August 6
Day 5
ride to
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

123 miles
August 7
Day 6
ride to

Livonia, MI
392 miles
August 8
Day 7
ride to Englewood, OH

225 miles
August 9
Day 8
ride to
Indianapolis, IN

154 miles
August 10
Day 9
ride to
Merrillville, IN

167 miles
August 11
Day 10
ride to
Glenview, IL

145 miles
August 12
Day 11
Fly home from
Chicago, IL
Mileages shown are per Google Maps routing information

In my quest to motorcycle in all 50 states, I am making good progress.
As of this time, I have achieved all 48 contiguous states plus DC.  Lacking Only AK & HA

Some of my photos were for the purposes of the Harley Owners' Group (HOG) activity, the ABC's of Touring
Each year I try to score points toward patches, pins and other prizes.  Click here for this year's progress

Approximate Route Around Lake Michigan (clockwise)
The maps on these pages can be recentered or zoomed.

Some Locations Planned (some not shown on above map) Miles
Fly to Chicago O`Hare International Airport, Chicago, IL
rent a bike from Chicago Harley-Davidson, Glenview, IL ( 14 )
Milwaukee, WI 73
Green Bay, WI 120
Marquette, MI 168
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 166
Bay City, MI 258
Toledo, OH 154
Xenia, OH 167
Indianapolis, IN 134
Lafayette, IN 69
Chicago, IL 135
Return bike to Chicago Harley-Davidson, Glenview, IL 19
Fly home from Chicago O`Hare International Airport. Chicago, IL ( 14 )
Total Actual Motorcycling Miles
Note: these estimates were the minimum. Actual numbers were higher

Throughout these pages, clicking on the underlined names of cities or points of interest
 will display additional information from my Motorcycle Touring Information Database.

Information Sources
Google Maps Wikipedia TripAdvisor

Last Updated: Sunday, January 03, 2016 12:24 PM