Hines Drive Ramble Professional Review and Guide
"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 customize the distance to their liking and ability. The shops, restaurants, and cafes in pedestrian-friendly downtown Northville, an upscale community that hasn't forgotten its heritage, await at the end of the ride.
Hines Drive is a linear park that winds its way through the western half of Wayne County. For city riding, it's hard to beat. On the 6-mile stretch closed to cars on summer Saturdays, you'll have plenty of company including other riders, both serious and recreational, in-line skaters, parents pushing strollers, and the occasional walk-for-a-cause group event. Besides the wide shoulder, there is also a bike path/sidewalk paralleling Hines. However, it's not as smooth or wide as the road. You'll be more comfortable and have a better view from the road. Terrain: Mostly flat. A couple small changes in grade."