Rites of Spring

Kickoff the Riding Season with the Rites of Spring !!!


May 4th & 5th, 2024

Click Here to view the FACEBOOK event page.


The ride will be staged out of the Whiskey Creek Campground located approximately 20 miles west of Baldwin, MI.

Whiskey Creek Campground

5080 Sippy Rd

Custer, MI 49405

Click Here for a Google map of the Whiskey Creek Campground and staging area.


Big O & Little O

- 100+ miles of Motorcycle Trail with cutoff options
- Private property kids' loop for dirtbikes and ATVs
- Food and gas available at campground and along trail


There will be plenty of field camping for this event, with access to bathrooms, showers, and the indoor pool! Register for field camping upon arrival.

Limited modern camping is available.  Reservations can be made online or by phone.

Reservations by Phone: (231) 898-2030

Reservations Online: www.whiskeycreekcamp.com/rates--reservations.html

There is also a camp store on site that sells pizza and other food.

Click Here for more information about Whiskey Creek Campground and their amenities.


Motels and lodges can be found nearby in Baldwin and Branch.


Sign-up and sound check will take place at the staging area.

Saturday:  8:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Sunday:  9:00 AM — 11:00 AM


Active Member:  $15 one day / $23 for two days

Family Member:  $10 one day / $13 for two days

Family Weekend:  $35 for two days

*In addition to ride fees above, the “land use monitoring fee” applies @ $2 per rider, with a $5 maximum for families.


Plenty of prizes will be awarded to participants during the Saturday prize drawing at the staging area.



Riders under age 16 are required to have a safety training certificate.

Click Here to visit the DNR website for more information and online rider education classes.


All attendees, spectators, and participants must sign the CCC waiver at the staging area. Riders must be current CCC members. Memberships are available at sign-up but please renew early by mail. ORV stickers are required and are available at the staging area. Vehicles must be equipped with a USFS-approved spark arrestor and pass a 94 db sound check.


The Cycle Conservation Club of Michigan's Annual Membership Meeting will be held Saturday evening. The meeting will take place indoors at the Whiskey Creek lodge, following the prize drawing.

Contact the CCC office at (517) 599-0300 for more information about the annual meeting.


For more details about the Rites of Spring, please contact...

Lynnette Eding  (Ride Coordinator)

Phone:  (616) 262-1839

Email:  lynnetteu2003@yahoo.com

Click Here for event information from the Cycle Conservation Club.

The Rites of Spring Trail Tour is the official kick-off to the riding season. Don't miss this great annual tradition!