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Regional Discussion Area => Great Lakes => Topic started by: Successor to the Professor on June 05, 2009, 06:01:02 pm

 
Title: Welcome to the Great Lakes Region
Post by: Successor to the Professor on June 05, 2009, 06:01:02 pm
Welcome to a discussion area for Adventure Cycling members and non members to meet, organize rides, and discuss cycling issues relevant to their region.  Please keep posts in this section pertaining to the Great Lakes states (MI, IL, IN, WI, OH).
Title: Re: Welcome to the Great Lakes Region
Post by: Rep on June 06, 2009, 11:25:33 pm
I just returned from a solo tour from west central Wisconsin to Green Bay.  I used mostly low traffic county roads, state rails to trails systems and a few State highways.  I was self supported on this, my first tour and loved it.

I plan a couple more short tours of 500 miles or so, then will look toward a major one for next year.

I do appreciate all the help offered at this site.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Great Lakes Region
Post by: edmilkman on June 08, 2009, 02:38:33 am
Hi,

I enjoy glancing at the "companions wanted", but am wondering if I might find a small group to ride with in this part of the country for about a 2 week tour sometime between August and October. I could either fly in if you start and stop near an airport, or I've traveled with my bike on Greyhound a lot as well.  I've never been in the upper midwest at all. I'm a retired dairy farmer from the south, so I'd love to do a "barn tour" where I could sleep in barns and maybe help milk a few cows in exchange for dinner or breakfast.  Milk houses always have good hot water for camp showers too. This would have to be your plan, as I'm not even considering a solo trip unless it's just a few days to get back to a bus station or airport. I'd Hope to cross over and see at least three states, but a good loop in one would be fine anyway.  50-80 miles a day.

Send me a private message please
Edwin
Title: Re: Welcome to the Great Lakes Region
Post by: pedal to recover on August 07, 2009, 01:42:02 pm
Welcome to a discussion area for Adventure Cycling members and non members to meet, organize rides, and discuss cycling issues relevant to their region.  Please keep posts in this section pertaining to the Great Lakes states (MI, IL, IN, WI, OH).
 
Hi my name is Keith and i'm in brighton mi. headed to traverse city. What would you suggest the best route. I have a full load on bike and a bob trailer that i pull load with camping stuff.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Great Lakes Region
Post by: paddleboy17 on August 18, 2009, 11:26:29 am
Hi my name is Keith and i'm in brighton mi. headed to traverse city. What would you suggest the best route. I have a full load on bike and a bob trailer that i pull load with camping stuff.

If you can get to Hamburg, MI you could pick up the Lakelands Rail Trail.  That would get you as far as Jackson.  There are probably some other rail trails you could use to get further west.  See Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance http://www.michigantrails.org/map/ (http://www.michigantrails.org/map/) for possible trails to take.

Once you get to Kalamazoo, take the Kalhaven to South Haven.  You should be able to find a route up Lake Michigan.  10 years back, I road from Spring Lake to Mackinaw and we went through Traverse City.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Great Lakes Region
Post by: bobclay99 on September 18, 2009, 12:18:54 am
Illinois Governor Quinn today announced grants that according to my addition total $8,602,000 for bike trails in Illinois.  Definitely makes some huge impact especially in McLean County with $1,440,000 for Route 66 trail.  Metropolis got $2,576,600 for the George Rogers Clark Discovery Trail.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Great Lakes Region
Post by: Atilla on November 19, 2011, 11:39:29 pm
Hello,

Cyclist from Euclid, OH (Cleveland). Circumnavigated Lakes Erie and Ontario (solo) back in 1998 with ACA maps. Continue to commute and ride whenever I can. Also in planning stages of Northern Tier Route for 2013. Would like to do some shorter tours in 2012.