Michigan's mountain biking trails are among the best in the nation, according to the 2005 International Mountain Biking Association Report Card of each state's trail systems. Michigan earned a B+ rating, one of 12 states with this rating, ranking only behind Virginia, West Virginia, Utah, Arizona and Colorado. The ratings are based on percent of trails open to riding, threats to bicycle access and relationships with local riding organizations such as the Michigan Mountain Biking Association (MMBA). A complete report card and comments can be found at the organization’s Web site: www.imba.com.
Michigan state parks have 881 miles of non-motorized trails with 264 miles designated for mountain bike and bicycle use. There are 900 additional miles of non-motorized State Forest trails. Several state parks and recreation areas in southern Michigan are well-known for challenging trails. They include: Island Lake, Fort Custer, Pinckney, Brighton and Highland Recreation Areas. For additional information about these, or to find trail maps and additional places to find mountain biking opportunities throughout Michigan, visit DNR Trail search on the DNR Web site. Or click this link:
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