Lower Huron Metropark to Lake Erie

(Here’s the first MidMitten Cycling route of 2015. I’ve been a little slower getting going this season — writing a novel will do that to you. Remember, if you’d like to subscribe just to my cycling posts, fill out the form at the end of this page.) Distance: 24.5 mi one way (45 miles out-and-back) Start […]

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 […]

Subscribe to Mid-Mitten Cycling

Have you contemplated subscribing to this blog, but wanted only the bike-related posts? Now you can do exactly that, thanks to a widget called “Subscribe to Category.” Just fill out the form below with your email address, and check the boxes that represent your interest. You can subscribe to one or more types of ride, receive […]

The Beginnings of Mid-Mitten Cycling

What began with my obsession for finding the best hill climbs for my road bike has morphed into an all-around guide to the best bicycle routes in Mid-Michigan. The first thing I asked myself upon moving from California to Lansing, Michigan, was, “Hey, where are all the hills?” For a cyclist who’s used to some […]

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 […]

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