Category Archives: Cycling

How Can Anybody Oppose This Trail?

In the latest Trail Talk blog, we are again wondering why anybody would oppose a non-motorized trail that would link two of the most popular trails in Michigan; TART and the Little Traverse Wheelway. We suspect we’ll never understand. … Continue reading

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Look Both Ways & Ride

Spring is here and we’ll all be heading outdoors for the first long walks and bicycle rides of the year. In this piece blogger Jim DuFresne says it long overdue that motorized and non-motorized travelers acknowledge each other and … Continue reading

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If You Can Pedal In New York City, You Can Pedal Anywhere

Our main Trail Talk blogger is back from New York City where he discovered the best way to see and experience Gotham City is on the seat of a two-wheeler. Just watch out for those taxi drivers! By Jim DuFresne … Continue reading

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Fat Bikers & Skinny Skiers: A Trail Conflict

Trail conflicts are nothing new and they are not going away. Jim DuFresne looks into the latest; fat tire bikers and cross-country skiers, in this Trail Talk blog entry. Don’t forget, our newest map is now out and available from … Continue reading

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Sally Jewell: She’s No James Watt

Sally Jewell, the CEO of REI, has been nominated to be the next Secretary of the Interior and that’s great because she’s one of us, somebody who maintains their sanity by escaping outdoors. Continue reading

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Elk Rapids: Michigan’s Retro Bike Paradise!

Riding retro? The best place to take that clunker is Elk Rapids where the town is overwhelmed by retro bikes during the summer. Continue reading

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Paddling & Surviving the Au Sable Marathon

You can feel in the air and see it on the river. The buzz is building for the Au Sable River Canoe Marathon in Grayling. Continue reading

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