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Old 06-02-12, 11:59 AM   #1
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how are east lansing and ann arbor for cycling

Hi, posted a similar message on the folders forum, before I found this.

Anyway, I am a professor in the UK, going to do some research at Michigan State and U of Michigan Libraries for just over a week split between the two. Hotels near the libraries are very expensive, and those 2-3 miles out much cheaper. I was thinking of bringing one of my folding bikes and cycling to work - but would that be fun, are these both cycling friendly places, or is it freeways and heavy traffic all the way ?

Any help or insights welcome.
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Old 06-03-12, 01:09 PM   #2
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The campus at Michigan State is very bike-friendly. Surrounding roads vary, and traffic is (in general) forgiving to cyclists. Heavy traffic isn't much of an issue and can be avoided by using side streets. I love riding in the area and hope you as well.

I've never ridden in Ann Arbor but I've heard that the city is incredibly bike friendly. All bets are off outside city limits.

Welcome to Michigan!
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Old 06-13-12, 06:06 AM   #3
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Gus, I don't know if I'm too late to help, but I live in Ann Arbor and I think it's great. I can discuss routes and other biking details with you if you like, and lift a pint with you in a Michigan greeting.

I would be sure to have a lock, that can lock both wheels. Strangely most of the students think that a bike is secure with only a spike connected to a meter post. One can be lead to wonder about education sometimes ...

Feel free to PM me if you can.
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There are some cost effective bed and breakfast places in Ann Arbor, blocks from the library. They may even have bikes you can borrow. Depending on what month you are there, I may even have a spare.
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www.bikes.msu.edu/ Low cost bike rentals. Not sure what that other school has to offer.
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