Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com)
"This is an epic ride and we are certain we will be on every rider's bucket list throughout the world."
Former Visit Duluth President Terry Mattson is talking about a motorcycle ride around all thirteen hundred miles of Lake Superior shoreline that kick started in Duluth in July, 2012.
We Northlanders call that the Circle Tour.
Indeed, that jaunt has become a headliner on many people's bucket lists.
"My joke this year is that if you have a bucket list, you should fill it with 3 quadrillion gallons of water. Everyone with a bucket list should, Lake Superior circle tour should be on it." said Konnie Lemay.
Konnie Lemay is with Lake Superior Magazine.
That company recently published the third edition of "Lake Superior – The Ultimate Guide to the Region."
It's a handbook for the circle tour guru that covers more than just shore–side towns.
"It also covers nearby areas so we go as far as Cable and Hayward and we go to the Iron Range." said Lemay.
The most common mode of transportation for a circle tour is by car but it's been done many other ways, too.
"The funny thing is people do it all different ways. They do it on the water, they do it by bicycle." said Lemay.
In May, 2012, Christofor McNeal and Zach Chase did the circle tour by bicycle.
Their goal was to shoot a documentary film about the Great Lakes and raise awareness about them, their beauty and environmental needs.
This year, Lake Superior Magazine will honor those who complete such goals with a certificate and sticker.
Konnie Lemay is about 90% done with her own tour.
She says it's hard to pick a favorite spot along Lake Superior.
"Everybody asks that. That's like telling you which child you like best. It's nearly impossible. I can say with honesty it seems to be whatever shore I'm on at the moment. I really like that place!" said Lemay.
In Duluth, Dave Anderson, KBJR 6 and Range 11.
A Lake Superior circle tour takes a traveler from Minnesota to Ontario to Michigan to Wisconsin...