Grab Your Bike May Is National Bike Month
The Month of May is National Bike Month and we are lucky to be in the state that is known as, "the trail state". There are more than 12,500 miles of trails through out Michigan so plenty of places to get out and ride.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources has listed a few places to explore if you are looking to get out and ride this summer.
- Bikes are allowed on all paved and nonpaved roads in all 102 state parks and recreation areas. Information can be found at www.michigan.gov/stateparks.
- Mountain Bikers may want to search for a list of Michigan state parks, recreation areas or state forest campgrounds with designated mountain bike trails, visit www.michigan.gov/recsearch.
- The William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Trail is a paved, 22-mile trail that passes through rural, forested lands. There will be an official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly repaved trail July 18; however, most of the trail currently is rideable. Information can be found at www.michigan.gov/recsearch.
- Jump on the Iron Belle Trail, the longest designated state trail in the nation, and bicycle (or hike) your way between Belle Isle Park in Detroit and Ironwood in the western Upper Peninsula. The 791-mile bicycle route is 64 percent complete and utilizes existing multiuse trails. In the Upper Peninsula, the route follows U.S. 2, a designated national bicycling route. Visit www.michigan.gov/ironbelle to learn more.
For more information on National Bike Month check out www.bikeleague.org/bikemonth.