Not long ago, garbage dotted the 500-acre Novi North Park. Under the dedicated care of local Michigan Mountain Biking Association members, however, the park has become an example of urban renewal. Gone is most of the garbage, leaving a pleasant underused trail with trilliums and marigolds highlighting the spring months. The singletrack meanders through an old fruit orchard and a Christmas tree farm. Local riders are meeting ongoing interest from the City of Novi to develop the area into a golf course. The trail, however, needs more riders in order to justify its existence.
Tree Farm map PDF
Toledo Free Ride is a group of volunteers developing and building mountain biking trails in Toledo, Ohio. They’ve built a mountain biking xc loop at Jermain Meadows Park in Toledo and expanded it into Ottawa Park. Another addition is a bike skills park at Jermain park including Dirt Jumps and a Pump Track!
Access points at Sand Ridge Rd., Gypsy Lane Rd., Portage Rd., Mermill Rd., Freyman Road, and East Broadway (North Baltimore).
Creating a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people!
Here, 20 miles northwest of Ann Arbor, you’ll find three trails: the 17-mile Potawatomi Trail, the 5.1-mile Crooked Lake Trail and the 1.9-mile Silver Lake Trail. The routes are shared with hikers. If you double the length of Pontiac Lake and replace the rocks with roots, you have Poto. Trails from 1.9 to 17.5 miles round trip. Biking season: All year (8 a.m. to 10 p.m.).
One-way, closed-loop, singletrack that can be ridden all in one shot or divided between two loops. Terrain is mostly flat through gentle rolling grasslands with some medium length gradual climbs. While weekends are very crowded (50+ cars parked) the trails are almost completely empty during the week (3-5 cars) except for evenings in the Fall. More experienced riders will find these trails a great place to spin all out. Some can finish all 13 miles in less than 45 minutes. The yellow trail is more technical, but not overly challenging. The Blue trail is mostly flat with a couple of hills that can catch you off guard. There are some nice downhills and uphills. These trails are a great place to introduce a beginner to the sport of Mountain Biking. Experts will find it mildly entertaining. Good intermediate level trail.
There are two trails: Torn Shirt and Murray Lake. Murray Lake is the easier of the two and is total of 9.2 miles in length. There are tight singletracks as well as fast sections. I would recommend for the beginner to intermediate riders. You can even cut the loop by 2 miles by forgoing the Lost Loop at the 2.7 mile marker. Torn Shirt is about 6 miles in length and is little bit more technical. Both loops start and return at the same parking area.
North Coast Inland Trail (Indiana border to Lorain Ohio)
This ride starts out with a steep climb on a gravel road, but quickly becomes fast and fun when it tops out on a ridge. There are several fast singletrack sections that thread tightly through the trees and some off-camber rock sections that will test any rider’s skills. Trail Surface: Singletrack and gravel roads