Michigan Motorcycle Roads and Trips

If you're looking for motorcycle rides featuring lake scenery, Michigan (MI) may be your best bet! The Great Lakes State is wrapped in wonderful Great Lakes scenery as it lies nestled between four of the five American great lakes. This picturesque positioning results in Michigan boasting 3,288 miles of shoreline ... more than both California and Florida and second in length only to Alaska! In between these shorelines motorcycle riders will find countless farms, mills, wineries, and other popular attractions. The topography of the state is generally level yet rises to about 1,600 ft in the lower peninsula and 1,800 ft in the upper peninsula.




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May 5, 2015
Tree, houses, and nice small lakes .. much like most of this part of Michigan.
Curves with enjoyable speed limits, plus a couple straight stretches. Few potholes.
Start in downtown Clarkston. Get on Clarkston Road going east, ride until you hit Lapeer Road.
April 20, 2015
The route crosses Paint Creek 2 or 3 times, swoops down into a few valleys, and rises back up out of the...
Most parts of the road have been redone within the last few years. In 2014 one of the bridges was completely rebuilt....
The route begins in downtown Rochester. Head North on the main drag (Rochester Rd) until you get to Orion Rd. Turn left...
February 3, 2015
Great views as you drive next to the Grand River for most of this route on less traveled roads.
Nice, quieter roads with decent curves and dips. Usually very well maintained. Butterworth may have some loose gravel occasionally
Ride southwest out of Grand Rapids via Butterworth ave. Then take a right on to Route 11 (Wilson Ave Southwest). Then a...
February 1, 2015
Mill ponds,Creek Birch Lake hills,woods,
it is all good roads till you hit Harvey Street then you have some uneven pavement and patches, and it is all...
Off of US 12, 2 miles east of union, turn left on Birch Road and it takes you north through trees and...
January 13, 2015
This is along the Ausable River National forest following the river. Mixed trees maybe about 40% pines but great views of the...
Road has been repaved almost all the way! There are many sweeping turns and hills and a few sharp turns.
Mio north on 33 to McKinley Rd (Great winding and hilly road.) go east till you get to Ausable/Aspen Valley Rds Make...
January 12, 2015
Valley Road is very scenic with old farms, and wooded hillsides on each side.
The remainder of the route is through cottage...
The first half has many gentle sweeping turns with good road conditions.
US -31 is in very good condition though rather straight....
From Kalkaska, MI:
M-72 West to Valley Road {4 miles} turn right {North}.
Valley Road North {15 Miles} all the way into...
July 16, 2014
The Scenery is beautiful. The ride is short-but if you're in the area it makes for a nice little chunk of road...
Mostly flat and pretty well maintained for a Michigan road.
Start in Leonard MI at the intersection of Leonard and Rochester Roads. Head south around the twists for Lakeville Lake, ending at...
April 21, 2014
Plenty of trees and wildlife so take care when traveling this stretch. Beautiful scenery of you love Michigan outdoors.
There a a few spots where you should pay attention but overall the roads are very good. At or near the towns...
Start at the M46 M37 instersection and head north on M37. This will take around Half Moon Lake where there is Casnovia...
December 3, 2013
Some of Michigan's Finest. In the summer months or Autumn ride is just incredible. Lots of tress. Great smell. This past summer...
Really no issues at all. Appears to be well maintained.
In Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The road is M-28 and starts in Munsing and heads east to Newberry.
January 12, 2013
Terrific scenery going from hardwood forests to towering pines, through farmlands orchards and lake shores. The highlights being the roads themselves.
Good twisties around the Allegan Dam, smoothing out in the 55mph sections. Then lots of turns again along the scenic Lake Michigan...
Starting off in the city of Allegan smack dab in the middle of Allegan county where m-40 and M-89 meet.

Start...
November 19, 2012
The route takes you through a picturesque setting, with the tree lined road way. There are plenty of little dirt road parks...
Lots of smooth curves and some small hills. Speed limit is set to 40 for the entire length and there is only...
Start on Ford Rd in Dearborn Heights and head West. Take exit to Hines Dr. Follow Edward Hines Drive signs for complete...
August 26, 2012
Travels the shore of whitefish bay, with a number of federal turn outs for viewing the shoreline of whitefish bay. Other things...
Its a quiet country road, it has a grassy shoulder with few to no stones. Surface has some cracks that are well...
Starts or ends 11 miles south of paradise on M-123

Starts or ends 6 miles south of sault ste marie at...
March 16, 2012
Depending on the time of year this ride can be very nice. A quick tour through Sleepy Hollow is always a nice...
As far as Michigan Roads go this route is better than a lot of them. Many of them have no shoulder, so...
1. Head east on E Clark Rd toward 1st St
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2. Turn left onto Wood Rd
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3. Turn...
November 25, 2011
Not really any special scenery here but this route is about the ride. Mostly rural area with farms. Much more scenic when...
Curves, low traffic and very few intersection stops are why you take this route. Lots of big fast sweepers with little traffic...
This route starts near Gregory goes by Stockbridge and Dansville, and ends in Mason near Lansing, MI. The easy path is to...
September 8, 2011
Although much of the road is just going through the woods, there are some scenic overlooks and one fairly short stretch runs...
This is what makes this the best ride up in the UP (I hesitated to recommend it!). The last stretch was just...
This road starts on the east side of Munising and ends at Grand Marais. Just look for the signs for H58 and...
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Checkout Upcoming Motorcycle Events in Michigan

2015-09-16 : 2015-09-16

WUPS 98.5 BIKE NIGHTS

UPS 98.5 Bike Night at Bond's DJ's Lounge in Farwell from 6pm to 8pm. Lots of food, fun, games and prizes.

2015-09-09 : 2015-09-09

WUPS 98.5 BIKE NIGHTS

UPS 98.5 Bike Night at the Budd Lake Bar & Grill in Harrison from 6pm to 8pm. Lots of food, fun, games and prizes.

2015-09-02 : 2015-09-02

WUPS 98.5 BIKE NIGHTS

UPS 98.5 Bike Night at Loomis Lounge in Loomis from 6pm to 8pm. Lots of food, fun, games and prizes.

2015-08-30 : 2015-09-04

Legends & Lakes Road Tour

THE HARLEY-DAVIDSON MUSEUM® LEGENDS & LAKES ROAD TOUR Sunday, August 30 – Friday, September 4, 2015 Start: Dearborn, Michigan End: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Take a legendary motorcycle tour around Lake Michigan while visiting unique Midwest destinations. Bill Davidson, Harley-Davidson Museum® Vice President will also be on the 6-day tour that starts at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan and lands at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Includes a VIP reception on Patio 13 and the 1903 bridge during Bike Night/ the start of the Milwaukee Rally and Custom Bike Show weekend. Tour of the Willie G. Davidson Exhibit. Participant Tour Kit with Official Tour Guide and t-shirt, credentials. 5 nights hotel (including the Iron Horse Hotel on final night). Enjoy a unique group dinner and entertainment each night. DAY ONE: AUGUST 30 Registration and Welcome Dinner at The Henry Ford Museum,Dearborn, MI More than 80 years ago, The Henry Ford was formally dedicated by its founder Henry Ford and his friend and mentor, Thomas Edison. Today, The Henry Ford, in Dearborn, Michigan, is an internationally-recognized cultural destination immersing visitors in the stories of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation that shaped America. Highlights of Day One: Guided tour at the Henry Ford Museum,Vintage train ride and tour of the grounds,Family style catered dinner in the rustic Eagle Room Tavern Host hotel: The Marriot Dearborn Inn -a historic hotel built by Henry Ford in 1931. Located three blocks from the Henry Ford Museum. DAY TWO: AUGUST 31 A leisurely ride starting with a police escort out of Dearborn, traveling west across Michigan to the Muskegon shoreline. Highlights of Day Two: Tour the USS Silversides Submarine Museum, Muskegon,Ice cream and souvenirs in Hell, Michigan Catered dinner overlooking Muskegon Lake.Host hotel: Shoreline Inn, Muskegon Located on Muskegon Lake, a full service hotel and complimentary breakfast. DAY THREE: SEPTEMBER 1 Ride the scenic shore of Lake Michigan to Mackinaw City. Spectacular views of Mackinaw Island and Mackinaw Bridge. Highlights of Day Three: Spectacular shoreline riding Guided trolley ride with local historian.Private BBQ on the beach of Lake Huron with live music and local lake folktales Host hotel: Bridge Vista Beach Hotel Hotel sits in the perfect spot to see a fabulous view of Mackinac Island, the beauty of Straits of Mackinac, and the Mighty Mackinac Bridge. DAY FOUR: SEPTEMBER 2 Scenic ride along the Wolf River into Keshena, WI, exploring Native American legends and myths along the way.Crossing the 5 mile long Mackinaw Bridge to the Upper Peninsula Visit Doc’s Harley-Davidson, home of roaming buffalo, motorcycles, critter tours and much more.Cultural experience on the Menominee reservation including fire pit, drum circle, traditional dancing and story telling Traditional Native American dinner served at rustic tables inside the Menominee Logging Museum Host hotel: Menominee Casino Resort Hotel and Logging Museum Owned and operated by the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. DAY FIVE: SEPTEMBER 3 Ride through the state forest to Milwaukee, and land in time for the biggest Bike Night of the year! Highlights of Day Five: Stage at the Historic Milwaukee Mile Race track, an iconic part of Milwaukee’s treasured past since 1876 VIP police escort to the Harley-Davidson® Museum to a VIP Reception on Patio 13 and the 1903 Bridge, overlooking Bike Night and the kick-off to the Museum’s annual Custom Bike Show and Milwaukee Rally Weekend Host Hotel: The Iron Horse Hotel Occupying a century-old former warehouse, this boutique four star hotel is a short walk from the Harley-Davidson Museum® and just minutes from downtown Milwaukee. On-site motorcycle parking. On-site bike wash station, rag bins and heavy-duty check-in carts. Dining at Smyth, Branded, and seasonally in The Yard. DAY SIX: SEPTEMBER 4 Enjoy Milwaukee, the Museum and everything it has to offer during our biggest weekend of the year! Highlights of Day Six: Exclusive curator-led tour of the exhibition “Willie G. Davidson: Artist, Designer, Leader, Legend” at the Harley-Davidson Museum, Custom Bike Show at the H-D Museum The Milwaukee Rally at local H-D dealerships. Demo rides of the "Live Wire" electric Harley-Davidson(R)motorcycle end your trip. Single (1 bike, 1 person): $4,600 Couple (1 bike, 2 people, 1 room): $6,400 Dual (2 bikes, 2 people, 1 room): $8,400 This tour is limited to 50 motorcycles. Reservation deadline is May 21. Call the Museum at 414-287-2784, ask for Courtney, for more information and to make reservations.

2015-08-29

Ionia Moose Swap & Ride

The Ionia Moose Swap & Ride will be held on August 29th, 2015 at the City Limits in Ionia, MI. Free admission for the swap meet, it will be open at 9:00 am. The vendor spots is $30 for 12x12 space, set up at 7:00 am. The registration for the bike rally begins at 9:30 am, the kickstands up at 11:00 am. The admission fee is $20/person and $30/couple. There will be a hog roast, door prizes, food, entertainment and a lot more. ~2

     

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