MUTS Top Dogs
We are a loosely organized pack of Michigan tandem enthusiasts. We have an organizational meeting each spring called Puppy Love where we elect officers, discuss business, and schedule rides for the season. The following are the current officers:
Mike Rannow is the current president of the Michigan United Tandem Society.
Steve Parker is the current vice-president of the Michigan United Tandem Society.
Doug LeVerdiere is the current treasurer of the Michigan United Tandem Society.
This position currently open.
Paul & Diana Hugo and Len & Vonnie Sypkens were the co-chairs for the 2018 Midwest Tandem Rally being hosted by the MUTS.
Beverley Rannow is the webmaster who created and maintains the MUTS website. Information to be posted on the site needs to be sent to her.
This year's MUTS Tour organizers are Paul and Diana Hugo. The following are descriptions of past tours:
MUTS Tour West - Tour of the Sunset Side of Michigan
MUTS TOUR WEST utilizes two campgrounds requiring just one move. It starts with four nights at Ludington State Park located on the sandy shore of Lake Michigan just north of Ludington. It then moves to Mitchell State Park located between Lake Mitchell and Lake Cadillac just west of Cadillac. From each location, circle rides are planned to explore and enjoy the beautiful West Michigan countryside.
MUTS Tour East - Tour of the Sunrise Side of Michigan
MUTS TOUR EAST explores the sunrise side of Michigan. This tour begins with four nights at Harrisville State Park located just South of the resort town of Harrisville, Michigan. The park features a campground nestled in a stand of pine and cedar trees along the sandy shore of Lake Huron and nearby you can explore a light keeper's life at Sturgeon Point Lighthouse. The next four nights are spent at Tawas Point State Park. Tawas Point has been referred to as the "Cape Cod of the Midwest" and boasts biking, fishing, hiking, swimming and wildlife watching. Circle rides are planned to explore and enjoy the uniqueness of Eastern Michigan.
MUTS Tour North - Tour Michigan's Northern Lower Peninsula
MUTS TOUR NORTH starts with four nights at Magnus Park located on the shores of beautiful Little Traverse Bay in downtown Petoskey. The next four nights are spent at Aloha State Park located on the shores of gorgeous Mullett Lake. Circle rides will have you exploring the beautiful forests and lakes of the Northern Lower Peninsula, cities such as Cheboygan and Mackinaw City, and historic Mackinac Island!
MUTS Tour South - Tour of Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana
MUTS TOUR SOUTH travels through Southern Michigan and Northern Indiana. Visit Michigan's wine country and enjoy northern Indiana's Amish countryside where their lifestyle has remained unchanged for hundreds of years. Beginning in South Haven our stops include Buchanan, Indiana's Potato State Park, Shipshewana and Three Rivers. We spend two nights in Shipshewana and two nights on a beautiful lake north of Three Rivers.
Midwest Tandem Rally
The Midwest Tandem Rally is held annually on Labor Day Weekend in one of the Midwestern states. It usually begins on Friday evening with an ice cream ride and ends on Monday with a breakfast ride. The two main days of riding are Saturday and Sunday. The rally usually includes a banquet or picnic on the Saturday evening and workshops are also offered. The 2017 rally was hosted by the GOATS in Dublin, Ohio. The 2018 rally was hosted by the MUTS, in Grand Rapids, MI. Next year's MTR is being hosted by the HOOTS, Columbus, IN. Check out the following link to MTR 2019:
Check out the: History of Midwest Tandem Rally