Trails you rode in 2020

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Trails you rode in 2020

Postby bleve » January 4th, 2021, 2:59 am

Annual recap of the past year to recall the trails I rode. I believe I counted 27 different trails in no particular order:

Anderson
Cannonsburg SGA
Ionia
Days River Pathway
Burchfield
Big M
DTE
Lightening Bend
Mid MI Comm College
Hammond Hill
Brighton
Sleepy Hollow
Bruno's Run
Munising Bay
Marquette North
Maybury
Lakeshore
Mosquito Creek
Owasippe
Arcadia
Palmer Woods
Avalanche Preserve
Valley Spur
Fox River Pathway
Boyne Forest
Hanson Hills
Hungerford

I'd have to say the two most interesting new trails to me were Avalanche Preserve and Palmer Woods, can't wait to get back and ride them. Hope everyone else fondly remembers their past rides.
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Re: Trails you rode in 2020

Postby c0nsumer » January 4th, 2021, 8:28 am

Not a list, but this was the first year in a very long time that I didn't leave Michigan to ride. (Didn't leave the state at all.)

Rode a bunch of new pathways, some of which were pretty neat. Ogemaw Hills and Black Mountain Forest are great classic XC MTBing, and Pine Baron was a nice discovery as it's both a good dog walking and easy-ride place with some neat side trips.
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Re: Trails you rode in 2020

Postby flamingo » January 5th, 2021, 4:08 pm

In my 15 seasons of mountain biking, 2020 ironically was the year where I rode in the most variety of places.
Besides the standard south east MI trails I rode at:

Manistee National Forest - Lumberjack 100 lap
Kickapoo state park in central Illinois
Brown County - No introduction needed
Mohican - Ohio
Dillon State Park - Ohio
The Wilds trail system - Ohio
Voltures Knob - Ohio
Rothrock State Forrest - Pensylvania
Copper Harbor
Gunnison and Crested Butte Area - Colorado
Hawes Trail System - Phoenix Arizona
Sedona - Arizona

Plus bunch of gravel roads for a total of 4598miles. More than any other season.
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Re: Trails you rode in 2020

Postby Arctic601 » January 6th, 2021, 10:39 pm

Well...I'll help keep the thread going, but I sure didn't ride much.

Kensington (paved path) - I did more training for trail riding than I did trail riding.
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Re: Trails you rode in 2020

Postby ahopkins1988 » January 7th, 2021, 1:00 pm

Holly/Holdridge - all of it
Pontiac
Bald South and North
Addison
Highland
Highland connector
Milford, old and new
Proud lake connectors
Proud Lake
Hickory Glen
Settlers Section 21
Tree Farm
Island Lake
Brighton - all of it
Poto
DTE - all of it
Mesick North Country Trail - holy cow favorite ride of all time
Acadia Dunes
Mid Michigan Community College Trails
Island Lake paved paths
Kensington paved paths
Milford paved paths
Commerce paved paths between Hick and Proud
Indian Spring paved paths

Out of State:
Sharps Ridge - Knoxville, TN
Loyston Point - Norris Lake, TN
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Re: Trails you rode in 2020

Postby DynoDon » January 7th, 2021, 1:15 pm

Not many this year, I was doing a lot of trimming etc at DTE so I rode over 1,000 miles there, and put in over 50 hours of trail work..

DTE
The Dragon
Poto
Brighton
Island Lake
Maybury
B2B
Highland
Holly Wilderness
Proud Lake
Pontiac Lake
lots of Gravel too
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1 FS MTB, 2 Vintage MTBs, Gravel bike, Fat bike, Dutch Opa Workcycle city bike..
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Re: Trails you rode in 2020

Postby b_b » January 7th, 2021, 3:00 pm

flamingo wrote:...
Copper Harbor
....

Nice list but not Marquette too?
Also worth riding while up there.
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Re: Trails you rode in 2020

Postby bleve » January 8th, 2021, 1:02 am

DynoDon wrote:Not many this year, I was doing a lot of trimming etc at DTE so I rode over 1,000 miles there, and put in over 50 hours of trail work..


B2B

lots of Gravel too
I put on over 2,000 miles on 6 bikes,
1 FS MTB, 2 Vintage MTBs, Gravel bike, Fat bike, Dutch Opa Workcycle city bike..


Just curious, what's B2B?
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Re: Trails you rode in 2020

Postby bleve » January 8th, 2021, 1:03 am

ahopkins1988 wrote:Holly/Holdridge - all of it

Settlers Section 21


Nice, what's Settlers Section 21?
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Re: Trails you rode in 2020

Postby DynoDon » January 8th, 2021, 6:37 am

bleve wrote:
DynoDon wrote:Not many this year, I was doing a lot of trimming etc at DTE so I rode over 1,000 miles there, and put in over 50 hours of trail work..


B2B

lots of Gravel too
I put on over 2,000 miles on 6 bikes,
1 FS MTB, 2 Vintage MTBs, Gravel bike, Fat bike, Dutch Opa Workcycle city bike..


Just curious, what's B2B?


B2B is Border to Border, it has a paved trailhead on N Territorial east of M52, you can park there for DTE Trails, a paved path leads 1/8 mile to M52 lot of DTE, B2B now goes almost to Chelsea south, north to Stockbridge when finished, B2B is under construction in many areas, in winter the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti section is cleaned off, rideable all year, other section are also cleaned off, bridges/boardwalks may have to be walked, because of snow/ice, it will be 70+miles when complete, Chelsea, Dexter, Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti sections are done, it will connects to the cross state trail in Stockbridge, and Pinckney when complete, the Dexter section now connects to Huron Mills Metro Park on N Territorial rd, an goes east along Huron River Drive towards Ann Arbor, whats finnished is paved, through senic areas that make great rides, many bridges, boardwalks, even a tunnel under M52 just south of DTE, everything is rideable, but connected by roads now.. a great way to get outdoor miles in winter, many gravel roads hook up with B2B too...

https://www.washtenaw.org/DocumentCente ... w-Maps-PDF

https://www.washtenaw.org/334/Border-to-Border-Trail
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Re: Trails you rode in 2020

Postby ahopkins1988 » January 8th, 2021, 9:55 am

bleve wrote:
ahopkins1988 wrote:Holly/Holdridge - all of it

Settlers Section 21


Nice, what's Settlers Section 21?


Fun new trail behind the Meijer in Hartland. Its a quick tight and twisty trial with lots of features to plan on. Great to just go have fun or great to try to ride it as fast as possible to really work on your bike handling skills.

https://www.trailforks.com/region/secti ... -park/map/
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Re: Trails you rode in 2020

Postby jthomp » January 9th, 2021, 9:59 am

Glacial Hills
VASA
Holdridge
Holly Wilderness Trail
Settlers Park
Highland
Milford
Hickory Glen
Proud Lake
Island Lake
Brighton Rec
DTE
Poto
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Re: Trails you rode in 2020

Postby bleve » January 10th, 2021, 2:15 am

DynoDon wrote:
bleve wrote:
DynoDon wrote:Not many this year, I was doing a lot of trimming etc at DTE so I rode over 1,000 miles there, and put in over 50 hours of trail work..


B2B

lots of Gravel too
I put on over 2,000 miles on 6 bikes,
1 FS MTB, 2 Vintage MTBs, Gravel bike, Fat bike, Dutch Opa Workcycle city bike..


Just curious, what's B2B?


B2B is Border to Border, it has a paved trailhead on N Territorial east of M52, you can park there for DTE Trails, a paved path leads 1/8 mile to M52 lot of DTE, B2B now goes almost to Chelsea south, north to Stockbridge when finished, B2B is under construction in many areas, in winter the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti section is cleaned off, rideable all year, other section are also cleaned off, bridges/boardwalks may have to be walked, because of snow/ice, it will be 70+miles when complete, Chelsea, Dexter, Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti sections are done, it will connects to the cross state trail in Stockbridge, and Pinckney when complete, the Dexter section now connects to Huron Mills Metro Park on N Territorial rd, an goes east along Huron River Drive towards Ann Arbor, whats finnished is paved, through senic areas that make great rides, many bridges, boardwalks, even a tunnel under M52 just south of DTE, everything is rideable, but connected by roads now.. a great way to get outdoor miles in winter, many gravel roads hook up with B2B too...

https://www.washtenaw.org/DocumentCente ... w-Maps-PDF

https://www.washtenaw.org/334/Border-to-Border-Trail


Thanks, I was guessing something like Border to Border but you hate to assume. There's so many new trails going in various places I'd hate to miss an opportunity to try something.
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Re: Trails you rode in 2020

Postby bleve » January 10th, 2021, 2:16 am

ahopkins1988 wrote:
bleve wrote:
ahopkins1988 wrote:Holly/Holdridge - all of it

Settlers Section 21


Nice, what's Settlers Section 21?


Fun new trail behind the Meijer in Hartland. Its a quick tight and twisty trial with lots of features to plan on. Great to just go have fun or great to try to ride it as fast as possible to really work on your bike handling skills.

https://www.trailforks.com/region/secti ... -park/map/


Always like playing on features, might have to check it out sometime. Thanks.
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