Road Biking Michigan  by Cari Noga

Road Biking Michigan Guide Book

by Cari Noga (Falcon Guides)
Road Biking Michigan  by Cari Noga
From the remote roadways and rolling hills in Keweenaw County to the flat terrain and urban riding near Detroit, enjoy the dramatic diversity of Upper and Lower Michigan on two wheels. Grab this guidebook, put on your helmet, and hit the road for forty carefully designed tours that range in length from a 9.5-mile ramble to an 85-mile classic and cover a whole range of abilities and fitness levels. Inside you’ll discover: complete information about each ride, including directions, length, terrain, and traffic conditions; vivid descriptions of points of interest; brief listings of restaurants, accommodations, and restrooms along the way; and detailed maps and elevation profiles. Whether you are an experienced cyclist, an emerging enthusiast, or someone looking for a perfect family ride, you’ll find routes throughout Michigan that are well suited to your ability and interest.

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Trails from the "Road Biking Michigan" Guide Book
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As the home of the University of Michigan, city blends with campus in Ann Arbor, resulting in a one-of-a-kind community. This is probably the most pedestrian- and bike-friendly city in the state, with ...
Ann Arbor, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 9.5
Historically, the Au Sable River has served as a commercial waterway, first for Native Americans, then for fur traders, and then for the lumber industry, as white pine logs from inland forests floated ...
Oscoda, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 41.6
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Belle Isle is a microcosm of the city of Detroit. Potential for destination-city status abounds, but there's much to overcome to achieve it. When and if that happens, though, Belle Isle will no doubt ...
Detroit, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 10.8
Local bicyclists love the rolling hills, steep climbs, and twisting roads of Mecosta County, territory often overlooked and unknown by others. Only an hour's drive from Grand Rapids, Michigan's second ...
Big Rapids, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 40.3
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Mix cool restaurants and shops, a vintage Main Street surrounded by well-preserved neighborhoods, and industry from food processing to automotive, surround it with lakes, trails, and public land, and ...
Chelsea, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 25.1
The Copper Harbor Challenge features the toughest climb in this book: Brockway Mountain Drive. A Midwestern version of the Appalachians, Skyline Drive, the peak rises some 735 feet above Lake Superior ...
Copper Harbor, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 47.6
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This ride is a microcosm of everything that northern Michigan has to offer. I n the 26 miles you'll see beautiful lakeshore, two Lake Michigan lighthouses, and a garden center that is a riot of color. ...
Frankfort, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 26.4
The historically working-class communities along the Detroit River, south of the city, are collectively known as the ?downriver? area. While the area's reputation is industrial, and eyebrows may rise ...
Wyandotte, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 18.1
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It's fitting that this ride starts at Michigan State University's Livestock Pavilion, since MSU is the nation's first ?Moo U,? or land-grant institution. Opened in 1857 as the Agricultural College of ...
East Lansing, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 41.3
Your destination for this ride is the village of DeTour. Upon arrival, it really will feel like you?ve detoured. Though only an hour away from Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island, the epicenter for summ ...
Cedarville, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 49.4
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Frankenmuth is Michigan's "Little Bavaria," the home of the world's largest Christmas store and all-you-can-eat chicken dinners and the most popular tourist destination in the state. It might be the l ...
Frankenmuth, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 21.9
Riders who take on this route will come away with a true sense of place about northwest Michigan: its hilly topography edged with shoreline, its seemingly contrary environment of sand and woods, and i ...
Glen Arbor, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 19.6
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Migrant Indian tribes led by Chief Okemos called this area ?Big Rocks. White settlers weren't much more original, naming the town for the ancient sandstone ledges along the Grand River. This is an exc ...
Grand Ledge, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 21.5
The Pointes, as the five suburbs north of Detroit are known collectively, are old-money, exclusive residential communities. On Lake Shore Drive, the highlight of the Grosse Pointe Ramble, you'll ride ...
Grosse Pointe, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 19.6
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Wandering through the still-rural portions of four different southern Michigan counties, this ride through Hell is actually heavenly. This is one of the longer routes used by the Ann Arbor Bicycle Tou ...
Dexter, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 72.7
The Hines Drive Ramble follows the path of the Middle Rouge River through western Wayne County and some of the older, inner-ring Detroit suburbs. The ramble is an out-and-back ride, so riders can cust ...
Westland, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 33.3
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Located almost smack dab between Kalamazoo and Battle Creek is a rural area that combines the character of the hillier fruit-producing regions farther west and the flatter field crop terrain found to ...
Kalamazoo, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 22.3
Escape the urban bustle of Michigan's second-largest city, Grand Rapids, on this relaxing rural ride in northeast Kent County. The gently rolling route departs from the large and scenic Warren Townsen ...
Parnell, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 29.2
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Located at the very tip of the top of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, the Keweenaw is one of the most remote regions Michigan offers cyclists. Keweenaw County is home to about 2,200 people, or four people ...
Calumet, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 62
Native Americans christened the peninsula jutting off the northwest Michigan mainland Leelanau. Locals will delight in sharing this definition with you, as well as the fact that they get to live here ...
Lake Leelanau, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 35
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