About 1,000 cyclists to participate in 300-mile and 50-mile bicycle tour for Make-A-Wish® Michigan

Posted: 3:46 PM, Jul 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-10 15:46:41-04
About 1,000 cyclists to participate in 300-mile and 50-mile bicycle tour for Make-A-Wish® Michigan

About 1,000 cyclists are expected to raise $2.55 million to help grant wishes for Michigan kids during Make-A-Wish® Michigan’s 31st annual Wish-A-Mile® Bicycle Tour (WAM) July 26-29, 2018.

Nearly 800 riders will travel across Michigan during the three-day WAM 300 tour, which covers 300 miles of Michigan countryside. On July 26, 2018, riders will be transported by bus from the EATON Proving Grounds in Marshall, Mich. to Traverse City. On July 27, 2018, cyclists will depart from Traverse City and ride 100 miles each day with a finish-line celebration at EATON Proving Grounds with stops in Big Rapids and Grand Ledge. The tour coincides with the WAM 50, a one-day, 50-mile ride that starts and finishes at EATON Proving Grounds on July 29, 2018. Nearly  200 riders are expected to bike the WAM 50.

Returning this year, is the WAM Jr., a looped bike ride for children ages 5 – 13 on July 29, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The ride includes cheering volunteers and a fully stocked break stop.

Many riders and volunteers of the tour are wish parents, friends and community members who have been directly impacted by the wish experience.

WAM, sponsored by EATON Corporation, concludes at EATON Proving Grounds with the Heroes Hurrah finish-line celebration, an inspirational celebration where wish kids award the fatigued cyclists with medals as they cross the finish line.

Visit [] , or call 800.622.9474 for additional information, including volunteer and sponsorship opportunities.

Since 1984, Make-A-Wish® Michigan has granted more than 9,500 wishes to Michigan children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish Michigan serves children throughout the entire state and is funded through community support. 80 percent of each dollar spent benefits the Michigan wish-granting program. Visit  to learn more.