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  • Wish-A-Mile in Big Rapids!

    July 28th

  • Wish-A-Mile Bicycle Tour will be hitting Big Rapids on their way from Traverse City to Michigan International Speedway. This is a 300 mile bicycle trip and dedicated riders ranging from families with small children to folks in their 80's taking on this awesome challenge. Their goal is to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and change the lives of children who are facing medical obstacles. They will be at Ferris State University on Friday, July 28th and then they will leave Saturday morning for Dewitt High School! If you would like more information on the WAM Bike Tour please visit their website.

    In celebration of these riders coming to the area Outlaw Express will be playing Downtown in Pocket Park from 5:00pm-7:00pm. This was made possible with the help of The Old Pioneer Store and Emporium. Please join the fun and help welcome these individuals to our wonderful community. 


    For further questions please contact the Convention and Visitors Bureau at 231.796.7640 
    Use the links below for a map and a detailed description the bicyclers route:




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  • Places to Stay

     Country Inn & Suites

    15344 Walden Way
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center

    1005 Perry Street
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    Quality Inn & Suites

    1705 S. State St.
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    Super 8 Motel

    845 Water Tower Rd.
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    The Inn at St. Ives

    9940 St. Ives Dr.
    Stanwood, MI 49346

    Morley Motel 

    2097 Northland Dr.
    Morley, MI 49336
    (231) 856-7820