Mid-Mitten Cycling Map

Introducing the new Mid-Mitten Cycling Map on GoogleMaps. Now you can quickly check if there’s a route close to you. Click on a bicycle icon to get the name of the route, a short description, and a link to my post describing it. Right now there are fourteen routes: nine hilly rides, three scenic, and […]

Climbing in Kzoo

Starting Point: Kal Haven Trail parking lot on 6th St.,  west of Kalamazoo Distance: 23 miles Elevation Gain: 1,100 MapMyRide Route 6th St. Hills Cue Sheet It doesn’t take much searching through southwest Michigan cycling forums to discover that 6th Street in Kalamazoo Township offers the biggest hill for road cyclists in the vicinity. Even 20 miles east, at […]

Falling Waters Trail

Starting Point: Teft Road Trailhead (directions below)* Distance: 9, 13, or 22 miles Elevation Gain: negligible MapMyRide Route The Falling Waters Trail is emblematic of so much in Michigan: beautiful on the surface, with just a soupçon of industrial ruin beneath. Yet it’s well worth an outing, whether you want to do just a portion of it with […]

Lansing River Trail

Start Location: Hawk Island Park, Lansing Distance: as short as you want, up to 25 miles MapMyRide Route This is the first post in the series, “Best Family Rides of Mid-Michigan.” And what better place to begin than the Lansing River Trail? With a splash zone, a historic swimming pool, playgrounds, lakes, paddling, fishing, Potter Park Zoo, […]

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