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The District’s First “Artist in Residence”

This summer marked Crystal River Outfitters Recreational District’s (CRORD) first “Artist in Residence”.  Stephanie Schlatter, a landscape painter that lives between Leelanau and Grand Rapids was thrilled with the opportunity.  “I love to paint plein air, which means outside, on location”, shared Schlatter.  “It’s the driving force of my work.” Teaming up with Crystal River Read the full article…

The Cyclery

What Should You Carry in a Seat Bag?

Now that you have your bike tuned up and ready to hit the road, it might be helpful to be prepared for the possibility that something might not go right. If you look around at cyclists who spend a lot of time riding a little bit away from civilization, you’ll likely notice that most of Read the full article…

Preparing Your Bicycle for Safe Travels

We looked to our Cyclery Service Technician, Karl Kitchen, for information on how to inspect your bike for safety.  Here is what he had to say: Okay, so it’s been a bit of time since your bike has been outside. Maybe it’s been sitting all winter or you just haven’t been riding for some time. Read the full article…

Sole Mate

Our feet can be considered the “workhorses” of our bodies.  Whether you’re logging the recommended 10,000 steps per day (that’s 5 miles!) or not, it’s important that we take care of our feet to avoid problems later.  Basic care is critical and includes the obvious: good cleaning, moisturizing, and protecting for cuts, sores or swelling.  Read the full article…

The Cyclery

Biking for Health

We love our four seasons in Northern Michigan.  But, it’s no secret that the winters can be long, spring can occur in a blink of an eye, summers are glorious, and fall is a delight.  Even when weather is a bit less than desirable, biking is a great option to get out, get physical, and Read the full article…

September in the District

Oh, September. We love you. The weather is still warm, but there’s definitely a hint of fall in the air. The lake and rivers are a bit cooler, which frees us up to explore all of the other things Leelanau County has to offer. So this month, we’re highlighting our favorite ways to take advantage of Read the full article…

Special Delivery!

No motor, no problem! There are so many other ways to play and enjoy summer in Northern Michigan. Just because you don’t have a ski or pontoon boat, doesn’t mean you have to stay on the shore. Our Equipment Delivery program allows us to deliver kayaks & stand up paddleboards to many area inland lakes. Read the full article…