We crossed the Mackinaw Bridge and entered Michigan on September 7th. While crossing the bridge, we saw the 15th Annual Antique Tractor Parade with over 1300 tractors crossing the bridge.
On the 8th we rode in Avalanche Preserve and the Boyne School Forest in Bone city, MI. Two nice areas. We met two trail builders from TOMMBA (Top of Michigan Mtn Bike Assoc). The club has their own mini ex and is buying another. They explained that Michigan is just one big and dune– there are no rocks, not much duff and the trails are hard packed with few obstacles.
From there to Kathy and Mike’s lakeside cottage on Central Lake. We met up with Ron and Joyce and all rode over 19 miles at Glacial Hills–fast and flowy. On the 10th Butch and I headed to Arcadia Dunes and had another fast, flowy, 13 miles ride and spent the night in Newaygo with Ron and Joyce. Today we put in another fast paced ride at the Merrell trails (yes, the shoe company) and Luton Park. Merrell had some rocks and features that reminded us of home. Tonight we spend that last night in Michigan–actually we are in a region known as Michiana (MI and Indiana)!