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Work starts to complete Sleeping Bear Dunes trail
MI NBC News (4/14)
Construction gets underway this spring to complete a bicycle trail between Glen Arbor and Empire in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

City of Ferrysburg plans to construct bike paths, lake project sites at end of city streets
MLive (2/13)
City of Ferrysburg residents have spoken. They have asked the city for a scenic route to ride their bikes up and down Lake Michigan, while also creating easy access to bus stops along 168th Avenue, according to City Manager Craig Bessinger.

Yacht club seeks grant to spruce up waterfront
Niagara Gazette (10/14)
The Niagara River Yacht club in North Tonawanda, N.Y., is attempting to secure grant funding for an overhaul of its prime waterfront property with a blueprint to fix an eroding shoreline, add native wildlife and install a bike path stopover near its clubhouse.

Sleeping Bear Dunes Heritage Trail: Feds' $100,000 grant will extend Michigan lakeshore by 5 miles
HuffPost Detroit (2/19)
On the shores of Lake Michigan, Sleeping Bear Dunes is already heralded as America's most beautiful scenic overlook. A $100,000 grant from the U.S. Dept. of Transportation will help extend that beauty.

Lake to lake trail likely to be re-routed
Petoskey News-Review (11/26)
Some misinformation supplied by Michigan state transportation officials has prompted Charlevoix officials to look at re-routing a new non-motorized trail set to link Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan.

An Appalachian Trail here? Conference aims to blaze 1,640-mile route around Lake Michigan
Crain's Detroit Business (11/7)
Planners from four states will meet Thursday and Friday in Saugatuck, Mich., in hopes of combining years of work into a 1,640-mile shoreline route around Lake Michigan for kayaking, bicycling, hiking and road-tripping.

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General Resources
Cyclotour Guide Books
Publisher of bicycle tour guides for circumnavigating the Great Lakes as well as the Erie Canal and Finger Lakes.

GORP's Regional Biking Guide
Great Outdoors Recreation Pages
Features articles on biking trails in the Great Lakes Region as well as nation-wide.

Great Lakes, Great National Forests
Thunder Bay Press
A comprehensive guidebook to recreational opportunities and natural history in the region's national forests.

Rails to Trails
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a 13-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching America's communities and countryside by creating a nationwide network of public trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors.

Information on trails in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa, Indiana, and Ohio.

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State and Provincial Resources
Illinois Bicycling Guide
Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Illinois Biking
Illinois Bureau of Tourism / Enjoy Illinois

Illinois Mountain Bike Connection
Guide to events, trails, and cycling stores in Illinois.

Bicycle Indiana Coalition
Serves all those involved in bicycling by providing information, education, organization, promotion and advocacy.

Indiana Trails Inventory
Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Biking in Michigan
Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

League of Michigan Bicyclists
Information about Michigan cycling, including a calendar of biking events.

Michigan Mountain Biking Association
The MMBA represents its members as a collective voice to keep trails open to mountain biking across the state.

U.P. Mountain Biking
A guide to trails and biking events in the Upper Peninsula.

Hiking & Biking
Minnesota Office of Tourism
A list of all the state's hiking and biking trails, along with an explanation of available activities and contact information for each trail.

Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists
MORC is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to safeguarding the future of mountain biking in Minnesota.

Yellow Bike Coalition
Dedicated to transforming recycled bicycles into a fun, economical, environmentally friendly transportation alternative for Twin City residents and businesses.

New York Department of Economic Development
Search for "Bicycling"

Cycle Niagara!
A site dedicated to cycling in the Niagara Falls Region.

Western New York State Mountain Bike Association
An organization dedicated to maintaining and improving local trails, building new trails, and increasing rider awareness in Western New York.

Biking Ohio
Ohio Department of Transportation

Cincinatti Cycle Club
Promotes bicycling for sport, recreation, health, friendship, and works to improve bicycling safety and facilities.

Explore Ohio
A directory of Ohio bicycle trails.

Ohio Bicycle Federation
An advocacy organization representing Ohio's bicyclists at the state level.

Bike ON Tours
Offers bike touring throught Ontario.

Ontario Cycling
Cycling advocacy group.

Thunder Bay Cycling Club tourist information
Site offers general tourism and bike tour links and information for the Thunder Bay area.

Pedal Pennsylvania
A Philadelphia-based touring company that takes riders on fully supported bike tours in and across the Keystone state.

Rails to Trails in Pennsylvania's State Parks
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

visit PA - Bicycling
Bikers of all skill levels will find something to enjoy on Pennsylvania trails.

Biking in Québec
With over 3,000 kilometres of bicycle paths spanning our beautiful land, there's so much to experience.

Mountain Biking in Québec
List of biking trails in Québec.

Bike trails in Wisconsin

Biking in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Department of Tourism
Search under "Things To Do", then under "Recreation and Attractions."

Wisconsin Off-Road Biking Association
A statewide grassroots organization dedicated to promoting and preserving environmentally responsible off-road bicycling opportunities.

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Related Resources
GLIN: Camping in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Hiking in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Parks in the Great Lakes Region

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