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    Michigan path from Gaylord to Mackinaw

    Is this a paved path? What are the conditions?
    I'm planning to do it the week before MMM. I'll start in Gaylord and have my GF pick me up in Mackinaw city.
    Pretty much, anything I should know about this path?
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    No it isnt paved. I wouldnt take a road bike there, of course. Those that have ridden the course with MTB's and hybrids have enjoyed it.
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    Is it a muddy path? Packed gravel/limestone?

    Do you know the paths down here? Would you compare it more towards Polly Ann trail - Lapeer county, or Paint creek trail?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoffM View Post
    Is it a muddy path? Packed gravel/limestone?

    Do you know the paths down here? Would you compare it more towards Polly Ann trail - Lapeer county, or Paint creek trail?
    It is a crushed limestone surface with the same specs as the Polly Ann Trail in Oakland County.
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    I rode it with my 1964 Moulton. 16 x 1 3/8 tires. No problems except I wanted to stop at every little tavern along the way!

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    It's a great ride. I did it in August 2011 starting in Gaylord. The trail is crushed limestone, hard packed and very consistent. I rode an old Schwinn with 27"x 1 1/4" and had no problems at all.

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    Thanks everyone. That's exactly what I wanted to hear.
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    Bumping an older thread, my GF brought up a very good point.
    Water stops. Are there fountains? Does it go through towns?
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