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kiarmuid:
I'm taking the North Lakes route, Escanaba to Luddington.

How bad is Route 2 in Michigan, traffic wise?

Any memorable motels, good or bad?

Thanks

zendo:
I rode the North Lakes route last summer from Escanaba, MI to Luther, MI.  US 2 traffic wasn't bad at all, and the highway has a wide rideable shoulder.  No one in our group felt unsafe on US 2.  Our group camped, so no motel info to share.

kiarmuid:
Thanks for the tip, Zendo.  Any comments on the Lower Penninsula roads; I know they'll be days of hills early on.

thanks for your help,



zendo:
Yep, hills early on, for the first few days.  The "Tunnel of Trees" on the day from Mackinaw City and to Petosky is a treat.  I remember the day from Petosky to Traverse City being one of the toughest.  After that it levels out a good bit.

GreatLakes:
I'm reviving this thread, because I recently moved to Wisconsin, and I'm considering doing the North Lakes route.

My concern is wind and bugs. If I wait for late August, can I bike bug free?  What about the wind?

Thanks.

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