Entries Tagged as Michigan

Kal-Haven Rail Trail Bike Overnight


80 mile 2 day Solo trip to Kal-Haven Rail Trail out to Lake Michigan and back. The Kal-Haven Trail  traverses wooded areas, farmland and small towns and is primarily used by bicyclists in the summer. The trail is fine gravel surfaced, and some parts are blacktopped.

Russ and Barb's First Overnight Adventure

My name is Russ and my wife's name is Barb. We live in a little village of Banfield, Michigan. I found your Bike Overnight site and the link to make the kitty litter panniers. I made the panniers and waited for the weather to cool off to try them out on our first overnight trip.

A Grand Adventure on Michigan's U.P.

Grand Island sits just north of the small town of Munising, on the waters of Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula (U.P.) Munising is home to the only ferry service to Grand Island. It is also located within a short drive to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Grand Island is considered a National Recreation Area, part of the Hiawatha National Forest. Most people spend just the day on the island; with a little planning, however, I thought it would make for a great family bike overnight.

Four Days with an Almost 4-Year-Old

As a family, we had participated in a few organized day-ride events for charity. The kind where there are cookie and fruit breaks every 10 miles or so. Could our family of three transition from a SAG-supported, group atmosphere to a multi-day, self-supported bike overnight? Our son Clayton was a month shy of four years old. He loves his Weehoo bike trailer and the adventure of riding and seeing new things. From the beginning, we suspected he was up for the challenge; however, were we as his parents ready?

The Cycling Eight: A Bit More than Overnight, But Too Fun to Pass Up

When Norma was a teenager — long before bike touring was common practice — she and seven girlfriends took a multi-day bike trip on heavy cruiser bikes.