Biking

Bike Rentals | Biking Trails

Enjoy the wonders of recreational biking throughout the Great Lakes State. Whether you are casually pedaling off the beaten path for a few hours or looking for a challenging single track it’s time to gear-up to explore what Michigan has to offer.  Test yourself on some of the most majestic and breathtaking terrain spanning the state.  With more than 1,300 miles of bike trails experience our shorelines and beach towns, inland lakes and creeks, National Forests and state park lands.

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Bike Rentals

Conundrum Cafe/Bike and Kayak Rental [Cafe, Bike Rental], M-22 and M-168
Elberta, MI 49628, Phone: (231) 352-8150

Crystal Lake Adventure Sports [Bike Rental, Canoe & Kayak Rental], 214 S. Benzie Blvd., Beulah, MI 49617, Phone: (231) 882-2527

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High Gear Sports [Bike Rental], 1187 U.S. 31 North, Petoskey, MI 49770, Phone: (231) 347-6118

Touring Gear [Bike Repair & Rental], 108 E. Third Street, Harbor Springs, MI 49740, Phone: (231) 526-7152

Biking Trails

Avalanche Preserve Recreation Area [Biking, Hiking, Ski Trails], 1129 Wilson Street, Corner of Lake & Ann Streets, Boyne City, MI 49712, Phone: (231) 582-6597.  Avalanche is a 300 acre nature preserve where you may find berries, mushrooms and much more... Hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails. Skating, sledding, jogging and snowmobiling. Disc golf. Ungroomed trails range in difficulty from flat terrain for novices to steep inclines for experienced skiers. 9 kilometers, 4 loops.

Betsie River Pathway, Pere Marquette State Forest, King Road & Longstreet Road, Thompsonville, MI 49683, Phone: (231) 922-5280.  10 mile hike, bike trail. Trailhead 6 miles W of Thompsonville via M-115, King Road & Longstreet Road.

Betsie Valley Trail [Bike & Hiking Trail], P.O. Box 474, Beulah, MI 49617, Phone: (231) 882-9605. The Betsie Valley Trail is 22.3 miles long and extends from Frankfort through Elberta and Beulah to Thompsonville in Benzie County Michigan. From Frankfort to Beulah it is non-motorized. All of it is excellent for bicycles and pedestrian use. The 6.7 miles from Frankfort to Mollineaux Road is asphalt and is good for roller blading. From Beulah to Thompsonville (12.3 miles) the compacted aggregate trail is open to snowmobiles from December through March.

Big M Trail [Bike & Ski Trail], East Udell Hills Road, Huron-Manistee National Forest, Wellston, MI 49689, Phone: (231) 723-2211.  Deep in the heart of the hardwood and pine forest of the Udell Hills. A rustic area without many amenities. The trail offers a variety of terrain to challenge every biking and skiing experience level. Many scenic vistas. 30 km of groomed and well marked trails. The Big M is one of the first great Nordic trail systems in the U.S. It was professionally developed in the early 1950's.

Cadillac Pathway [Bike, Hike & Ski Trail], Boon Road (34 Mile) & Seeley Road
Cadillac, MI 49601, Phone: (231) 775-9727.  An 11.3 mile groomed ski, hike and bike trail with six loops. Marked and groomed for novice and intermediate cross-country skiers. Trail maps are available.

Crystal Lake Bike Path - 8 miles - 6-foot paved shoulder north from Frankfort along M-22 to Winetka Point and southern boundary of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  Marked path follows Crystal Lake shoreline.

Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park [Biking, Hiking, Skiing & Snowmobile Trail], 211 W. Upton Avenue, Cadillac, MI 49601, Phone: (231) 775-7911. This linear trail state park is 92 miles long. An 88-mile section is open from Cadillac to Belmont. The trail surface is natural ballast and hard packed gravel, with 14 miles of asphalt pavement from Reed City to Big Rapids and 7 miles of asphalt pavement from just north of Rockford to Belmont. An 88-mile section is open from Cadillac to Belmont. This trail provides a scenic flat route through Michigan's countryside and winds through Morley, Stanwood and Paris.

Lost Lake Pathway [Biking & Hiking Trail], Pere Marquette State Forest, US-31 & Wildwood Road, Interlochen, MI 49643, Phone: (231) 922-5280.  6.3 mile, hike, bike trail. Come and enjoy the 6 miles of trails through relatively flat woodlands in the Interlochen area. Trailhead located at Lake Dubonnet State Forest Campground

Osceola Pathway [Biking & Hiking Trail], Pere Marquette State Forest, Sunrise Lake Road & 15 Miles Road, Le Roy, MI 49655, Phone: (231) 775-9727.  .5 mile hike, bike trail. Nearby Sunrise Lake State Forest Campground.

Pere Marquette State Forest Pathway [Biking, Hiking & Skiing Trail], 8015 Mackinaw Trail, Cadillac, MI 49601, Phone: (231) 775-9727

Pine Forest Pathway [Biking & Hiking Trail], Pere Marquette State Forest, Merriville Road & 40th Street, Baldwin, MI 49304, Phone: (231) 775-9727.  .8 mile hike, bike trail. Nearby Bray Creek State Forest Campground.

Pine Valley Pathway [Biking, Hiking & Skiing Trail], M-37 & Seven Mile Road, Baldwin, MI 49304, Phone: (231) 775-9727.  Groomed ski, hike, bike trail. This trail is 8.2 nonrepeating miles with a series of loops that allow for several options. It is perfect for the beginner or intermediate skier.

Sand Lake Quiet Area Pathway [Biking & Hiking Trails, Wildlife Viewing], Pere Marquette State Forest, Island Lake Road & Campground Road, Kalkaska, MI 49646, Phone: (231) 922-5280.  One of the most popular natural areas in northwest Michigan. 10 miles of hiking, biking and cross-country skiing. Hiker trailhead located at Guernsey Lake State Forest Campground. Skiing trailhead 5.5 miles SE of Williamsburg via M-72 & Broomhead Road. Offers several miles of pristine trails that wind around many scenic little lakes that dot the preserve. Many of the skier-tracked trails cross over frozen lakes, which are also popular with local ice fishermen. Wildlife is abundant.

Sand Lakes Quiet Area [Biking, Hike & Cross-country Ski Trails, Wildlife Viewiing, Broomhead Rd., Williamsburg, MI 49690, Phone: (231) 922-5280. This serene site is part of the Pere Marquette State Forest. Motorized vehicles are prohibited, making this area a great place to watch wildlife, hike, bike, or cross country ski.

Sheep Ranch Pathway [Biking & Hiking Trail], Pere Marquette State Forest, U.S. 10 & Mud Trail, Baldwin, MI 49304, Phone: (231) 775-9727. Hike, bike trail. One trail totaling 4.5 miles long with 2 loops. Trail maps are available.

Silver Creek Pathway [Biking & Hiking Trail], Pere Marquette State Forest, 5.5 miles N of Luther via State Rd., Luther, MI 49656, Phone: (231) 775-9727.  4 mile, hike, bike trail. Trailhead located at Silver Creek State Forest Campground.

TART Trail [Biking Trail], Between Bunker Hill Road in Acme & M-22/M-72 Intersection in Traverse City, Traverse City, MI, Phone: (231) 941-4300.  The ten mile long paved TART trail currently runs between Bunker Hill Road in Acme Township and the M-22/M-72 intersection in Traverse City. The trail runs along Grand Traverse Bay through downtown Traverse City neighborhoods and includes the Mitchell Creek watershed. TART Trail is a favorite of families, visitors, bicyclists and in-line skaters and is part of a network of four trails located in the Grand Traverse and Leelanau County areas developed for walking, biking, running, in-line skating, and commuting. The four trails include the Boardman Lake Trail, Leelanau Trail, TART Trail and the Vasa Pathway.

Top of Michigan Trails [Biking, Hiking, Horseback & Snowmobile Trails], 445 East Mitchell, Petoskey, MI 49770, Phone: (231) 348-8280.  Committed to facilitating the establishment of year ‘round, multi-use recreational trails in Northern Lower Michigan that are non-motorized (except for snowmobilers), multi-purpose trails that are used for running, hiking, bicycling, in-line skating, snowmobiling and equestrian activities. Our mission is to facilitate the establishment of a network of multiple-use recreational trails in Alpena, Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, Otsego, and Presque Isle.

Warner Creek Pathway, Mackinaw State Forest, U.S. 131 & M-32, Alba, MI 49611, Phone: (989) 732-3541. 2.8 (8k) mile hike, bike trail. A novice to intermediate trail. Trail is not groomed, but is used often and will normally have tracks. Meanders along a swamp edge with frequent deer sightings.

 

 

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