Short Bike Rides in Michigan Guide Book

by Pamela Stovall (The Globe Pequot Press)
Short Bike Rides in Michigan  by Pamela Stovall

214pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0762702109

A guide to over 40 scenic tours devised primarily for the recreational cyclist. The rides range from 7 to 30 miles, & offer everything from shopping to picnicking to historical sites & art galleries.

© Pamela Stovall/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Short Bike Rides in Michigan" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 41.
... Preview: Incredible. Fantastic. Not enough can be said about what the people of Lansing, Michigan's state capital, have done in creating the river trail. They reclaimed a stretch of land along the east side of ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Michigan"
Lansing, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 9.9
... Preview: Not one but two lighthouses decorate this ride filled with vistas of Lake Huron and Grand Lake. Also on the route is the Besser Natural Area, and great riding over country roads with rolling hills. ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Michigan"
Presque Isle, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 27.4
... Preview: One of the most spectacular rides described, this is also one of the most challenging, but you receive a great payoff for the effort. Located in northern Keweenaw Peninsula, M-26 has one scenic view a ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Michigan"
Copper Harbor, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 21.6
... Preview: Approximately 14 miles of this ride wind along River Road National Forest Scenic Byway, one of only ninety-eight designated scenic byways in the country. It's easy to see why this route would be chose ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Michigan"
Hale, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 32.5
... Preview: With automobiles prohibited, Mackinac Island, in the Straits of Mackinac, is a bicyclist's dream. Bikers ride alongside horse-drawn carriages and hikers, on miles and miles of paved roads and paths th ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Michigan"
Mackinaw City, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 8.1
... Preview: Ride through some of the 5,000 acres filled with bogs, marshes, lakes, streams, and nature trails at Yankee Springs Recreational Area as this route travels around Gun Lake. The loop shows both the w ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Michigan"
Hopkins, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 14.7
... Preview: This ride begins on the Kalamazoo side of the Kal-Haven Sesquicentennial Trail State Park. This is another fine job done by Michigan's Rails-to-Trails conservancy and the Department of Natural Resourc ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Michigan"
Alamo, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 29.8
... Preview: The Lake Huron coastline starts in this ride-mile after mile of white sugary beaches. Plenty of parks along the way offer spots for picnics and rest breaks. There are also farms, fields, barns, and st ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Michigan"
Caseville, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 23.4
... Preview: Tony the Tiger lives here as well as Snap, Crackle and Pop. You won't see them on the ride, but you will see evidence of their bosses. Known as "Cereal City" or the "Breakfast Capital of the World," B ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Michigan"
Battle Creek, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 10.4
... Preview: Some of the prettiest country roads in Michigan are on this ride. If you don't like one stretch, just keep pedaling, and something different will soon appear around one of the many curves. The terrain ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Michigan"
Jackson, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 30.6
... Preview: Cadillac seems to be the gateway from western Michigan to the resort areas of northern Michigan. Many people never make it beyond Cadillac, however, and one of the reasons is the beauty of Mitchell St ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Michigan"
Cadillac, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: This ride loops around the western half of Ann Arbor, affectionately known as "A Two" or "A Squared," encompassing several parks, residential and rural areas, hills and flats, and a beautiful home str ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Michigan"
Ann Arbor, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 27.5
... Preview: The Paint Creek Trail beginnings go back to the 1800s, when a railroad was constructed on the route by the Detroit and Bay City Railroad. Over the years, it was owned and operated by the Michigan Cent ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Michigan"
Rochester, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 20.2
... Preview: Bay City's Riverwalk and Rail-Trail highlight this ride. Starting on the riverwalk, the route runs along the bank of the Saginaw River, tours residential areas, an picks up the rail-trail, on the east ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Michigan"
Bay City, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 11.4
... Preview: The Tridge is one of the wonderful parts of this ride, and it's right at the beginning. The Tridge is a three-sectioned "bridge" that crosses the confluence of the Tittabawassee and Chippewa Rivers, t ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Michigan"
Midland, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 32.3
... Preview: Never has so much been packed into such a short ride as the Saginaw Sashay, with the possible exception of Mackinac Island-parks, a riverwalk, an island, and Old Town, a section near the river filled ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Michigan"
Saginaw, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 8.9
... Preview: This is another ride made possible by the wonderful work of Michigan's Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and the Department of Natural Resources. The 34-mile path of crushed limestone is a jewel in the stat ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Michigan"
South Haven, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 13.6
... Preview: Part of the St. Lawrence, the St. Clair River stars in this ride. The river connects Lake St. Clair and Lake Huron, and Algonac has built a superb boardwalk along its western bank. The ride includes t ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Michigan"
Algonac, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 10.3
... Preview: While riding along M-28 west of Munising, it seems that the view of Lake Superior couldn't get more spectacular-then the next view argues the point. Plenty of roadside parks offer comfortable spots fo ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Michigan"
Christmas, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 32.7
... Preview: Legend has it that a young warrior was trying to win the hand of a fair but fickle maiden. She would submit to his wooing only if he could catch her in his canoe as she jumped from a bough. The brave ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Michigan"
Manistique, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 15.5

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