Best Bike Rides Detroit and Ann Arbor Guide Book

by Rob Pulcipher (Falcon Guides)
Best Bike Rides Detroit and Ann Arbor  by Rob Pulcipher

291pp/guides/maps
ISBN: 9780762781812

Imagine a segment of land that radiates from a hub stretching out 50 miles or more. Imagine you on a bike within that wheel of land cycling over hundreds of miles of dirt, cinder, and paved trail systems, along thousands of miles of paved and dirt roads, through the heart of busy major cities and towns that have helped shape our country’s history, or on the quietest country byways that encompass forests rich with maples, oaks, and hickories. Imagine marshlands, teeming with wildlife. Imagine a glacially shaped land with winding, ever-rolling hills where a new view unfolds minute by minute, or where the land is arrestingly flat and the panorama is farm fields dotted with structures built in the early years of settlement, many still in use.

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Trails from the "Best Bike Rides Detroit and Ann Arbor" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 40.
... Preview: Before venturing forth by bike, take a walk onto the footbridge that reaches across the Huron River. The various crew clubs, including University of Michigan’s Crew Team, practice along this stretch o ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Detroit and Ann Arbor"
Ann Arbor, MI - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 25.4
... Preview: Bald Mountain has two mountain bike trails in close proximity, though not really connected. This north trail is the more challenging of the two. It’s longer, with hillier terrain, narrower trails, and ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Detroit and Ann Arbor"
Ann Arbor, MI - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.9
... Preview: The Border-to-Border Trail, or B2B, is an extension of what was once known as the Huron River Bikeway, a 12.5-mile bike path proposed in 1977. It took 11 more years to implement the first 1.5-mile str ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Detroit and Ann Arbor"
Ann Arbor, MI - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 21.7
... Preview: Chelsea is often the destination and/or social stopover for cyclists on weekend rides. Its 19th-century character is still a prominent feature of the charming commercial center and its surrounding nei ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Detroit and Ann Arbor"
Ann Arbor, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 30.4
... Preview: This is a quiet ride through prime countryside in the region. It touches along the outer edges of Waterloo State Recreation Area and wanders through wide-open farmsteads separated by dense forests and ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Detroit and Ann Arbor"
Ann Arbor, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 15.8
... Preview: In this world it doesn’t hurt to be well-connected. Many people’s careers take flight due to their acquaintance with a network of associates. Bike paths are no different. This path is an excellent exa ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Detroit and Ann Arbor"
Ann Arbor, MI - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.3
... Preview: Rivard Plaza along the Detroit Riverwalk at William G. Milliken State Park serves as the starting point for this ride. The 28-mile Detroit River, short by river standards but large in its historical r ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Detroit and Ann Arbor"
Detroit, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 20.5
... Preview: This route takes you into two small, charming towns worth exploring and wends its way along some beautiful rolling countryside. This route wanders through the heart of recreational Southeast Michigan ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Detroit and Ann Arbor"
Ann Arbor, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 32.6
... Preview: This is the core Detroit ride, and even though there’s much more to experience about Detroit than this, this is chock-full of so much of what Detroit is, has been, and will be that you’ll be able to g ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Detroit and Ann Arbor"
Detroit, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 23.7
... Preview: It’s a big rectangular ride, which sounds stiff and geometric, but for some reason the route offers enough variety, both in terrain and in changes in the landscape, that the geometry is softened by th ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Detroit and Ann Arbor"
Ann Arbor, MI - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 19.8
... Preview: The beginning of this ride follows the same route as the Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society’s yearly 100-mile One Helluva Ride. We’ll miss Hell altogether, but only because the route goes west and Hell ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Detroit and Ann Arbor"
Ann Arbor, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 45.2
... Preview: This is single-track mountain biking at its technical best. Where many mountain bike areas are lauded for their smoothness and speed, Highland addresses all those skills that require prowess and techn ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Detroit and Ann Arbor"
Ann Arbor, MI - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 13.6
... Preview: Hines Drive is nearly legendary at this point. Frankie Andreu, former pro cyclist and Dearborn native, has trained here, as have many of the top racers in the state. It’s ridden by just about every ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Detroit and Ann Arbor"
Ann Arbor, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 34
... Preview: Holdridge is a labor of love by a few intrepid mountain bikers (Kirk Costello, Ed Kohlman, Randy Estes, Paul Gruber, and Rick Jerrell, along with other family members and volunteers) who decided to de ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Detroit and Ann Arbor"
Ann Arbor, MI - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: Many sections of Oakland County continue their historic tradition as a major recreation outlet for the Detroit Metro region. Oakland County is dotted with extensive recreation areas set aside for publ ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Detroit and Ann Arbor"
Ann Arbor, MI - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 33.5
... Preview: This short bike path is a very charming and varied pathway that is in the most westward park of the Huron-Clinton Metropark system. The Metroparks span a five-county stretch that basically rings the D ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Detroit and Ann Arbor"
Ann Arbor, MI - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.5
... Preview: Huron River Drive is possibly the most heavily cycled recreational road in the Ann Arbor region, for good reason. It’s a twisting, rolling ride along a scenic corridor beginning on the western edge of ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Detroit and Ann Arbor"
Ann Arbor, MI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 9.6
... Preview: This is part of a series of local, county, regional, and state trails that connect, or are slated to connect, into one another in this area. In this case the connections go well beyond this specified ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Detroit and Ann Arbor"
Ann Arbor, MI - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: The I-275 Metro Trail is an interesting trek along a trail that, in concept, sounds the opposite of ideal. Who wants to ride along a major interstate highway? We ride to get away from traffic, not emb ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Detroit and Ann Arbor"
Ann Arbor, MI - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 43
... Preview: Island Lake is a state park directly across I-96 from Kensington Metropark to the north. They’re connected by a below-the-highway bike path, but while Kensington is a beautiful park, it doesn’t have a ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Detroit and Ann Arbor"
Ann Arbor, MI - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14.2