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Old 11-07-18, 10:49 AM
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Visiting St Joseph, MI - any recommended routes, trails, roads?

Hi all. I will be visiting some family in West Michigan and will be bringing the bike, hoping to get a nice ride in. Anyone here familiar with the town? I am hoping to find a decent route or trail that's safe/recommended to ride.

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Not sure how far you want to ride, but you can ride up the Blue Star to South Haven, then head in the direction of Kalamazoo on the Kal-Haven trail. During the summer, the Blue Star is a popular training route for the triathlon types. It has wide shoulders and (because of the tri geeks) drivers are used to seeing bikes. Plus, there's DiMaggio's Pizza in Hagar Shore when you need refueling.
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Another vote for the Kal-Haven Trail
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Plus, there's DiMaggio's Pizza in Hagar Shore when you need refueling.
Forgot to mention... Unless you're a vegetarian, you want the sausage pizza. Trust me.
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Hi all. I will be visiting some family in West Michigan and will be bringing the bike, hoping to get a nice ride in. Anyone here familiar with the town? I am hoping to find a decent route or trail that's safe/recommended to ride.

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I did like the Kal-Haven, the more I think about it, you may want to research something closer to St. Joe. The South Haven terminus is about 25 miles from St. Joe. The trail between South Haven and Kalamazoo is 30+ miles. Unless you're planning both ways on the trail, it's about an hour's drive from St. Joe to Kalamazoo to drop you off or pick you up.
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Road, mountain, MUP, Gravel? Distance you want to ride, and how far are you willing to drive to get there?
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Anytime I'm traveling and looking for "what rides are available locally?" I go to the Ride with GPS site and search within an X mile radius of, in this case, St Joe.. and see what's out there.

I only wish they had a map-view of rides in whatever area (all ride-routes on one map of an specific area..like TrailLink.com does with rail-trails).
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