Hell Challenge

Dexter, Michigan

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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 Touring Society for its annual ?One Helluva Ride,? a popular one-day tour held in July. Lightly traveled roads cut through rolling terrain, a few hills, and several villages, including Hell. There you can take the requisite photo next to the Hell signs or the Hell Meteorological Station, which tells you what to expect for the next 65 miles: hotter than hell, colder than hell, raining like hell, or windier than hell. Whatever the weather, after a trip through Hell, you?ll want to come back. Cyclists, rejoice. This is one of those euphoric rides?a full day in the saddle (for most) spent touring scenic countryside relatively free from traffic, with small towns just about perfectly positioned for restroom breaks or a bite to eat. If you happen to get a nice day, it's hard to imagine life getting any better. Terrain: Rolling, a few hillier stretches.
Road Biking Michigan

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Road Biking Michigan

by Cari Noga (Falcon Guides)

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 Touring Society for its annual ?One Helluva Ride,? a popular one-day tour held in July. Lightly traveled roads cut through rolling terrain, a few hills, and several villages, including Hell.

There you can take the requisite photo next to the Hell signs or the Hell Meteorological Station, which tells you what to expect for the next 65 miles: hotter than hell, colder than hell, raining like hell, or windier than hell. Whatever the weather, after a trip through Hell, you?ll want to come back. Cyclists, rejoice. This is one of those euphoric rides?a full day in the saddle (for most) spent touring scenic countryside relatively free from traffic, with small towns just about perfectly positioned for restroom breaks or a bite to eat. If you happen to get a nice day, it's hard to imagine life getting any better. Terrain: Rolling, a few hillier stretches.

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Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Dexter
Distance: 72.7
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Season: Best spring through fall
Local Contacts: Hudson Mills Metropark, Waterloo State Recreation Area
Driving Directions: Directions to Hell Challenge

Recent Trail Reviews

7/5/2007
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Beautiful ride! The view changes often. I enjoyed all of the turns on the ride. With that said, the end of the ride, Chelsea back to Hudson Mills was tough because it was just straight. There wasn't much interest in the last 10 miles. The previous 60 miles made up for it though!



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Apr 2018