Wednesday, June 23rd marks the start date for the 10th Annual Tour De S.I. N.S (St. Ives Northern Shores- named for the locales in which the early years of the Tour were centered ). The tour began 10 years ago with 12 hearty souls who departed Chicago for a multi-day adventure in Mecosta. It has since evolved into a series of "events" starting with their arrival in the area this Wednesday night and concluding at their departure back to the Chicago area next Sunday morning. Over the years these events have seen them stopping at various locations throughout the region mostly in and around Mecosta and Stanwood but occasionally heading as far north as Big Rapids. While the core of the Tour continues to be mostly Chicago-based residents, more and more Mecosta-area residents have joined in the festivities over the years and they've drawn other Michigan participants from as far away as Detroit.
This year they have a total of three rounds of golf scheduled, they'll have several lakeside bean bag tournaments, boat tours of the Tri-Lakes and then evening excursions at various local restaurants and taverns. If this sounds like your cup of tea John Simmons will be happy to provide updates to interested parties via a text to 312.504.4492 or he'll be posting updated locations via his Twitter feed @jcyofrelief to his followers. Have fun, play safe and best of luck in all you do.