- Start Location: Kensington Rd. Park-n-Ride off I-96 or Kensington Metro Park
- Distance: 13 miles or more
- Elevation Gain: 700 feet or more
- MapMyRide Route
- Kensington Rd. Hills Cue Sheet
My heart beat faster when I saw the elevation profile for Kensington Road on MapMyRide. This hill east of Brighton has a 160-foot climb in half a mile, making it one of the steepest I’d discovered in mid-Michigan so far. And my heart beat faster again when I actually rode this route, but for entirely the wrong reason: all the huge gravel trucks zooming by, combined with the narrow road with crumbling pavement at the edge, were jacking my adrenaline more than the climb itself.