Category: Places

North Western State Trail emmet

North Western State Trail Loop Paved from Petoskey, at Spring Lake Park, to Alanson 15.6 Miles Michigan bike paths are really coming into their own these days. What were once scruffy, unused rights-of-way are becoming very pleasant places to bike

OLD MISSION PENINSULA LOOP grand traverse

Old Mission Peninsula 42.0 miles I start this ride at a small city park, East Bay Park along East Bay Boulevard on the shores of….ta da…East Bay. There are other places to park all over the peninsula (noted on the

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TUNNEL OF TREES emmet

Tunnel of Trees Loop 47.0 mile loop This loop begins and ends in the charming village of Harbor Springs, then winds north through the Tunnel of Trees on M-119 through Good Hart and Cross Village. This area is also known

BEULAH SOUTH benzie + manistee

Beulah South Loop 49.3 mile loop This is basically half a century ride (not the length of time, but the distance, unless you’re an exceedingly slow rider), part of it over very hilly terrain. It’s not an easy area to

EMPIRE – HONOR LOOP benzie (+leelanau)

Empire – Honor Loop 27.6 mile loop   One nice thing about this ride is that you begin and end with views over Lake Michigan. Along with that, you’re on a public beach where you can take a refreshing dip

VARY ROUBAIX LOOP barry

Vary Roubaix Loop 34.2 mile loop This is a wonder of rolling hills, mostly, though not entirely, on dirt roads. It passes through sections of the Barry State Game area and through farmland and conservation areas. This is beautiful country.

DOWLING EAST LOOP barry

Dowling East Loop 23.0 mile loop

THREE LAKES LOOP leelanau

Three Lakes Loop 23.5 mile loop   This is the heart of the heart of Leelanau County. It includes a couple of challenging climbs, but mostly it’s over gently rolling hills and it passes by three inland lakes, Big Glen,

LEELANAU TRAIL – TART leelanau

  Leelanau Trail – TART (Traverse Area Recreation & Transportation) Suttons Bay to Traverse City 29.1 miles out-and-back 14.6 miles one-way

CEDAR – BIG GLEN LAKE LOOP leelanau

Cedar – Big Glen Lake Loop 30.1 mile loop   This route begins and ends a few miles west of Maple City in Miles Kimmerly Park off County Road 616. It weaves through the central heart of Leelanau County and