First, for how to use this site... If I were to simply post a bunch of rides and routes, you'd be just as lost as if you were out on a ride with no GPS, no phone, and no map! If you go back to the home page, along the top, under the header image, … Continue reading Cycling Michigan Disclaimer: Must Read and How to Use This Site
Michigan is Open Again – Bring Your Bikes to Lennon for the Genesee Wanderers Cycling Club Tuesday Night Ride!
Michigan happens to be one of the better states as vaccination goes. Perhaps the shutdown did serve one decent purpose when the final accounting is done; most of us flocked for the vaccine so we could go back to normal and get this state opened again. We're well into herd immunity when you rightly include … Continue reading Michigan is Open Again – Bring Your Bikes to Lennon for the Genesee Wanderers Cycling Club Tuesday Night Ride!
Vernon, Michigan 66-Miler On Fantastic, Scenic Paved Country Roads
For this, spectacular ride, park at the Spring Street Park in downtown Vernon and be prepared to ride some fantastic, paved country roads. About 30 miles in, stop in the town of Elsie for a break and visit Perx & Pastries for some outstanding treats. Whatever their blueberry cake is made with, the icing is … Continue reading Vernon, Michigan 66-Miler On Fantastic, Scenic Paved Country Roads
Tawas to Oscoda, River Road Loop 52.5 Miles
My best childhood memories, in a childhood full of excellent memories, were vacationing every summer at a cottage in Oscoda, right on Lake Huron. The fresh water beach is shallow out about a quarter of a mile before you start hitting deeper water and sand bars. We would play in the waves all day, every day, … Continue reading Tawas to Oscoda, River Road Loop 52.5 Miles
Mid-Michigan’s Easiest, BEST 200k EVAH! Midland’s Tridge to The Middle of Nowhere Along the Pere-Marquette Rail Trail… ENJOY!
I've done this more than once - well, just once for the 200k, but I did that solo. Actually, all of my big rides up there were solo. I wrote about one (here) and the big 200k (here). So, first things first; as much as I hate to say it, you have to stop at … Continue reading Mid-Michigan’s Easiest, BEST 200k EVAH! Midland’s Tridge to The Middle of Nowhere Along the Pere-Marquette Rail Trail… ENJOY!
Alpena Community College Around Hubbard Lake – 65.5 Miles
I figured it was time to take care of the northeastern coast of the lower peninsula. Where the west coast is modernized and expensive, the much of Michigan's "up north" east coast, from Tawas to Alpena, looks as though time for got to bring it along - and my friends, that is a very good … Continue reading Alpena Community College Around Hubbard Lake – 65.5 Miles
Swartz Creek Middle School – Extended Cohoctah Loop – 64 Miles
It is commonly known that, for the avid enthusiast, the 100 km, or 62.4 mile route is understood to be the bees knees. It's long enough you know you did something, but it's not so long it knocks you out for the rest of the day. For that reason we created the Extended Cohoctah Loop. … Continue reading Swartz Creek Middle School – Extended Cohoctah Loop – 64 Miles
Assenmacher 100k+ and 100 Mile Routes – Swartz Creek Middle School Start 66.4 and 100 Miles
The Assenmacher 100k and 100 mile routes cover paved country roads, through mid-Michigan’s farmland and villages. Started in 1980, it is one of Michigan’s premier century rides. The A-100 is without competition as Michigan’s most reasonably priced ride, especially when one considers the outstanding range of snacks and drink available at each friendly, volunteer-staffed rest … Continue reading Assenmacher 100k+ and 100 Mile Routes – Swartz Creek Middle School Start 66.4 and 100 Miles
Fenton High School to Kensington, Milford, and Back Again
If you're not a fan of busy roads, this is not a route for you. It's got a lot of traffic. If, however, you are stuck in southeastern Michigan and want to find something to climb, well this is a great option. I'm okay with the traffic and there are several roads with decent shoulders, … Continue reading Fenton High School to Kensington, Milford, and Back Again
Swartz Creek Middle School to Morrice – 57 Miles; A Perfect Loop for a South or Southwest Wind
We get a lot of days with a wind out of the south or southwest, and this is the route for a day like that! You should know, the first 26 miles of this ride, with a south or southwest wind, are really gonna suck. The payback is the rollers on New Lothrop/Durand Road from … Continue reading Swartz Creek Middle School to Morrice – 57 Miles; A Perfect Loop for a South or Southwest Wind
Swartz Creek Middle School – 58 Mile Cohoctah Loop
This is one of our go-to routes. Ridden on some of the best country roads southeastern Michigan has to offer. A couple of places to stop for a snack (Byron @ 15 miles, Walkerville Family Mart @ 33 miles), once you get out of Byron at mile 15, the traffic dies down to a trickle. … Continue reading Swartz Creek Middle School – 58 Mile Cohoctah Loop