Call ahead to inquire about bike rental if you don't have bikes.
In Autumn, the colors offer a beautiful backdrop for the bike tour.
You can save some money by bringing your own bikes.
This itinerary for the Sleeping Bear Dunes with kids offers wonderful, family-friendly adventures. It is the perfect location for a day trip from Traverse City or Glen Arbor. Start the day by renting bikes at The Cyclery in Glen Arbor. It offers bikes and trailers for kids. From there, hop onto the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail and bike 4 miles (6.4 km) to the Dune Climb at Sleeping Bear Dunes. Park your bikes and climb the dunes for exquisite panoramas of the national park. After you’ve biked back to Glen Arbor, make a stop at Cherry Republic for a well-earned, authentic Northern Michigan dinner and dessert.