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
Month: March 2020
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