The quartet — 11-year-olds Erik Halvorsen and Henry Heitman, along with 14-year-old Ryan Schaub and 15-year-old Andy Sleder — started in Suttons Bay at the north end of the Leelanau Trail.
They rode through morning rain showers on July 25 on newly paved section in Bingham Township, south to Traverse City.
After a brief stop at the Farmers Market, they continued in the light rain, ending up at Bunker Hill Road.
The saddle-weary Scouts stopped for lunch at the Traverse City Civic Center before making the return trip to Suttons Bay.
One of the Troops’ newest members, 11-year-old Micah Thoreson completed 30 miles of the same journey before calling it a day.
In addition, the Scouts are required to show an understanding of bicycle maintenance, principles of safe bicycle operation, and first aid for cycle related injuries and illnesses, according to Bill Heitman, Scoutmaster of Troop 131.
Troop 131 plans to make the 50-mile an annual event.
“The newly completed paving of the Leelanau Trail gives everyone a safe, scenic route to ride,” Heitman said.