Thursday - We had a great ride today! The day started with a breakfast of pancakes, sausages, and fruit provided to us by the Illiana Christian High School. We crossed into Indiana early on our ride and spent the first third of our ride on beautiful paved bike paths.
There was no sign for Indiana on the bike path, so the person who marked the path for us made one for us.
The rest of the ride was spent along Lake Michigan and we could often view the lake from the road.
After getting into camp, taking a shower, and setting up our tents, a bunch of us rode down to the beach to enjoy the warm sand and cool lake water. We then met a group of riders from Immanuel Reformed Church in Grand Rapids who are joining us across Michigan. They dipped their tires in Lake Michigan and will be dipping their tires in Lake Huron when we reach the Canadian border.
The Lighthouse Ministries where we are staying served us a dinner of fajitas, fruit, and freshly baked cookies, and then led us in a time of worship in their sanctuary, followed by an ice cream social. We really are getting spoiled on this tour.
Distance: 135.8 km
Elevation: +1681 / -1696 ft