Biking Northern Michigan: The Best & Safest Routes in the Lower Peninsula - Robert Downes
By Robert Downes
Published by The Wandering Press
Packed with funny stories, cycling tips, history and dining recommendations, "Biking Northern Michigan" will have you ready to ride one of America's top cycling destinations. The expanded second edition includes more than 40 routes and 1,400 miles of the "best and safest" routes in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula. Routes can be linked to provide a continuous loop of more than 600 miles of cycling for those who enjoy long-distance touring. The book is illustrated with more than 75 maps and photos. Blessed with an abundance of rail trails, Northern Michigan is rich with forests, wildlife, beaches, lakes, quiet roads and some of the state's best cuisine, wineries and brewpubs in its cycle-friendly towns. Veteran cyclist and world traveler Robert Downes offers expert advice on: - Getting the best out of Traverse City's TART system and Petoskey's Wheelway. - The trails and backroads of Benzie, Leelanau, Emmet and Antrim counties. - Epic rides through the northern forests from Gaylord, Harbor Springs and Alpena to the Mackinac Straits. - Cycling Beaver Island and Mackinac Island. - A safe, 145-mile route from Grand Rapids to northern Michigan. - A 435-mile "Great Northern Loop" that takes in the best of the region and much more!
Paperback: 144 pages
Shipping Weight: 4 ounces