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Race Around Da Yoop Is a 1,200 Mile Stage Race
Open to Professional and Amateur Riders

Join us for this 10 section cycling course that goes around the outskirts of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Each section has its own unique challenge to it, offering racers breathtaking views in a biker’s paradise.

Open to men and women, must be 19 or older to participate.
Top 3 finishers receive merchandise prizes.
Everyone who completes all 10 Sections receives a Tour Da Yoop, Eh Plaid Finisher’s Jersey

Race with us Thursday, August 15 thru Saturday, August 24, 2019
Start/Finish in Manistique, MI

Number Of Riders Is Limited, Register Today!

Early Registration $599.00 
After March 16th $799.00

All Registered Riders Receive:

  • Plaid Finisher’s Jersey Upon Race Completion *SEE FITTING GUIDE BELOW
  • Timing Chip
  • Water Station & Food Bag Drop-Off During Each Section
  • Luggage Bag Drop-Off/Pick-Up At Select Hotels (TBA)
  • Discounts at Partnering Hotels and Local Businesses

Safety, Safety, Safety

Safety is our #1 priority for all participants.  For that reason we will have the following for both the Race and the Challenge Ride.
We will have designated Lead Drivers, Follow Up Drivers, Course Marshals, Police Presence where necessary and SAG Support for anyone needing it.

General Information

Packet Pick Up

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 – Location TBA
Each racer must pick up their own packet. You will be required to present your driver’s license or other id at time of pick up.

Start Times

Riders must be at the start line 5 minutes before the official start time each day. Official start time will be on website and final confirmation email approximately 4 weeks before the event.

Drop Outs

Racers who drop out of the race can switch to the Challenge Of Da Yoop ride. Please notify the race officials at the finish of your last racer section so they can switch you to a Challenge rider.

First Aid

First Aid equipment will be located at every section’s start line, food station and finish line.

Bike Safety

Although we will be in areas with very little crime, we still encourage you to lock up your bikes. Leave them in your room or lock them on your car, whatever is best for you. Tour Da Yoop is not responsible for any lost or stolen equipment, clothing or any other items.


Be respectful of our beautiful Upper Peninsula. You may leave wrappers and trash at each feeding station, but you may NOT just drop it as you are riding.

Any racers caught littering will be given a time penalty.
That should tell you how serious we are about not littering.

Feed Stations

Feed stations will be located approximately ½ way through each section.

Course Sections

Section 1. Thursday, August 15th
Manistique to Escanaba

Section 2. Friday, August 16th
Escanaba to Iron Mountain

Section 3. Saturday, August 17th
Iron Mountain to Ironwood

Section 4. Sunday, August 18th
Ironwood to Houghton/Hancock

Section 5. Monday, August 19th
Copper Harbor Loop

Section 6. Tuesday, August 20th
Houghton/Hancock to Marquette

Section 7. Wednesday, August 21st
Marquette to Grand Marais

Section 8. Thursday, August 22nd
Grand Marais to Sault Ste. Marie

Section 9. Friday, August 23rd
Sault Ste. Marie to St. Ignace

Section 10. Saturday, August 24th
St. Ignace to Manistique

See the Course Info page for information on each section.

Jersey Fitting Guide

Measure the circumference of your chest. Place one end of the measuring tape at the fullest part of your chest/bust, wrap it around (under your armpits, around your shoulder blades, and back to the front) to get the measurement. Make sure your measuring tape is level around your body. This can be hard so we recommend measuring in front of a mirror.

Measure the circumference of your waist. Use the measuring tape to circle your waist at your natural waistline, which is located above your belly button and below your rib cage (if you bend to the side, the crease that forms is your natural waistline). Don’t suck in your stomach, or you’ll get a false measurement.