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Ride / Route Suggestions in Michigan East/Central U.P.

Old 07-02-10, 11:50 AM
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Ride / Route Suggestions in Michigan East/Central U.P.

Going to be heading up to the U.P. tomorrow for a week and taking the bike along this year. I was looking for suggestions for 10-20 mile rides around the Naubinway/Engadine area (I'm staying at Hiawatha Sportsmans Club). I know the immediate area well, but never had a bike there before - and I know that some of the roads can get pretty rough some years. Any suggestions or advice would be great. Thanks!
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My folks have a cabin just this side of Paradise & we go up for a month each summer. I've been using MapMyRide to plan some routes. I plotted out what I thought would be a nice little loop trying to get around 15 miles. It turned out to be 33! The problem may be finding a short enough route.

Hopefully, someone that lives around there will chime in...Good luck
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I have an Adventure Cycling Map for the Great Lakes Region.. It suggests taking US 2 along the Lake Michigan shore.. They suggested the reason it is a better route is that they have wider shoulders.. Another hot spot they suggested is the roads about the Cedarville and the region about the Les Cheneaux Islands. Adventure Cycling has a internet site, from where their maps can be ordered.

Should your focus be about St Ignace, I am sure their local tourist offices will give you some feed back as to where the good cycling roads are.
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