Best Road Biking in Michigan

This list represents the most popular road biking in Michigan. Use this list to plan your next Michigan road biking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 The Tunnel of Trees

    2 Reviews

    Cross Village, MI

    It's the sweetheart of cyclists, and for good reason: a narrow, winding road shunned by most motorists, lined with tall hardwood whose branches rise and arch to form an expansive canopy shading ...
    •  18.4 miles
    •  Guide

    It's the sweetheart of cyclists, and for good reason: a narrow, winding road shunned by most motorists, lined with tall hardwood ...

  • #2 A Capital Ride on the Lansing River Trail

    3 Reviews

    Lansing, MI

    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 ...
    •  9.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Incredible. Fantastic. Not enough can be said about what the people of Lansing, Michigan's state capital, have done in creating ...

  • #3 Paint Creek Trail

    4 Reviews

    Rochester, MI

    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 ...
    •  20.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The Paint Creek Trail beginnings go back to the 1800s, when a railroad was constructed on the route by the Detroit and Bay ...

  • #4 I Got a Ride in Kalamazoo: Kal-Haven Trail State Park

    4 Reviews

    Alamo, MI

    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 ...
    •  29.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride begins on the Kalamazoo side of the Kal-Haven Sesquicentennial Trail State Park. This is another fine job done ...

  • #5 R & R in Bay City: The Riverwalk and Rail-Trail Tour

    1 Reviews

    Bay City, MI

    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 ...
    •  11.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Bay City's Riverwalk and Rail-Trail highlight this ride. Starting on the riverwalk, the route runs along the bank of the ...

  • #6 Ann Arbor Ramble

    1 Reviews

    Ann Arbor, MI

    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, ...
    •  9.5 miles
    •  Guide

    As the home of the University of Michigan, city blends with campus in Ann Arbor, resulting in a one-of-a-kind community. ...

  • #7 Hines Drive Ramble

    1 Reviews

    Westland, MI

    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 ...
    •  33.3 miles
    •  Guide

    The Hines Drive Ramble follows the path of the Middle Rouge River through western Wayne County and some of the older, inner-ring ...

  • #8 Three Oaks Bicycle Museum Tour

    2 Reviews

    Three Oaks, MI

    This ride is part of the Backroads Bikeway system, developed and maintained by the Three Oaks Spokes Bicycle Club. The system has twelve loops, all beginning in Three Oaks and all featuring ...
    •  19.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride is part of the Backroads Bikeway system, developed and maintained by the Three Oaks Spokes Bicycle Club. The system ...

  • #9 The Coast Guard City Tour: Grand Haven

    1 Reviews

    Grand Haven, MI

    To many people, Grand Haven is famous for three things: its Coast Guard Festival in August, with parades and water shows; one of the best Lake Michigan beaches; and its musical fountain-water ...
    •  13.9 miles
    •  Guide

    To many people, Grand Haven is famous for three things: its Coast Guard Festival in August, with parades and water shows; ...

  • #10 Leelanau Lakeshore Ramble

    2 Reviews

    Cedar, MI

    This tour takes you through the magical landscape of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. It's one of the routes on the three-day Leelanau Lakeshore Loop, organized by the American Lung A ...
    •  33.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This tour takes you through the magical landscape of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. It's one of the routes on the ...

  • #11 Whitehall-Montague's Old Channel Trail

    2 Reviews

    Montague, MI

    This ride has so many outstanding features that it's hard to mention them all: the largest weathervane in the world; a piece of the Hart-Montague Bicycle Trail State Park; great vistas of the ...
    •  16.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride has so many outstanding features that it's hard to mention them all: the largest weathervane in the world; a piece ...

  • #12 Lapping Lake Cadillac

    2 Reviews

    Cadillac, MI

    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 ...
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    Cadillac seems to be the gateway from western Michigan to the resort areas of northern Michigan. Many people never make it ...

  • #13 Jackson's Portage Lake Loop

    2 Reviews

    Jackson, MI

    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 ...
    •  30.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Some of the prettiest country roads in Michigan are on this ride. If you don't like one stretch, just keep pedaling, and ...

  • #14 Southwest Shore Cruise

    1 Reviews

    South Haven, MI

    This ride connects South Haven and Saugatuck, two of southwest Michigan's most popular destinations. Featuring rolling, rural terrain and Lake Michigan breezes, the area is wonderful for bicycling. ...
    •  49.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride connects South Haven and Saugatuck, two of southwest Michigan's most popular destinations. Featuring rolling, rural ...

  • #15 Tunnel of Trees Cruise

    0 Reviews

    Petoskey, MI

    The Tunnel of Trees is an 18-mile stretch of blufftop state highway overlooking Lake Michigan. This section of Michigan Highway 119, as it is more practically known, is designated as a state ...
    •  38.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The Tunnel of Trees is an 18-mile stretch of blufftop state highway overlooking Lake Michigan. This section of Michigan Highway ...

  • #16 Crystal Lake Ramble

    1 Reviews

    Frankfort, MI

    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 ...
    •  26.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride is a microcosm of everything that northern Michigan has to offer. I n the 26 miles you'll see beautiful lakeshore, ...

  • #17 One Half of A2: With a Short Cruise Down Easy Street

    1 Reviews

    Ann Arbor, MI

    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 ...
    •  27.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride loops around the western half of Ann Arbor, affectionately known as "A Two" or "A Squared," encompassing several ...

  • #18 Old Mission Peninsula Cruise

    1 Reviews

    Traverse City, MI

    The 18-mile-long, 2-mile-wide finger of land that divides Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay is a cyclist's serendipity. Most of the 40-mile route is along flat shoreline, but there are scattered ...
    •  39.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The 18-mile-long, 2-mile-wide finger of land that divides Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay is a cyclist's serendipity. ...

  • #19 Apple Cider Cruise

    0 Reviews

    Three Oaks, MI

    One of the most popular bicycle tours in the country is the annual Apple Cider Century, held the last Saturday in September. The ride explores the shore of Lake Michigan and inland orchards as ...
    •  57 miles
    •  Guide

    One of the most popular bicycle tours in the country is the annual Apple Cider Century, held the last Saturday in September. ...

  • #20 It's a Grrrreat Ride!: Battle Creek

    2 Reviews

    Battle Creek, MI

    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 ...
    •  10.4 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...