Biking at Michigan Tech

Trails and Routes

There are a lot of great places to ride around Michigan Tech and the local area! See our resources below.

Group Bicycle Rides

In the Keweenaw, you can ride with a group almost every night of the week. Helmets required on all rides. Bring water, riding food and appropriate clothing. No headphones!

MONDAY

  1. Keweenaw Trekkers - mountain bike ride on single track trails. Ability level: intermediate or higher. No drop rides. Riders are grouped into similar ability levels with a guide. Ride length: 1 ½ hrs. Location changes weekly. Start time: 6 p.m. with potluck meal. Contact Dan Dalquist @ 906-370-2206 or ddalquist@gmail.com.
  2. MTU Cycling Club - mountain bike ride. Starts in Sept. See cycling.mtu.edu.

TUESDAY

Red Jacket Cycling Club - weekly road ride. Ride length: 1 ½ - 2 hours. Rides will be at a fast pace (17 mph or faster). Check the Red Jacket Cycling Club Facebook page or email dmotowski@aol.com for start time and location.

WEDNESDAY

Cross Country Sports shop ride - guided mountain or road bike ride. No-drop. Ability level: intermediate or higher. Grouped by similar ability levels. Ride length: 1 ½ hours - 2 hours. Bring $$ for occasional post ride snack stop. Location changes weekly. Start Time: 6:30 p.m. Check facebook.com/CrossCountrySports or call 906-337-4520 to verify ride type and start location.

THURSDAY

  1. Copper Harbor Trails Club group ride - guided mountain bike ride. Bring $$ for shuttle rides. Ability level: intermediate or higher. Ride length: 1 ½ - 2 hours. Bring $$ for snacks. More info at 906-289-4303 or facebook.com/CopperHarborTrailsClub.
  2. Rhythm Bike & Board shop ride. Contact the shop at 906-483-0697 or facebook.com/rhythmsk8.
  3. MTU Cycling Club road ride. Starts in Sept. Check cycling.mtu.edu.

FRIDAY

Tech Trails - guided mountain bike rides. Meet at main trail head (waxing building). Ride routes and length based on participant riding ability. 4 - 6:30 p.m. No need to schedule - ride in!

SATURDAY

Road Riders. Ability level: intermediate or higher. No-drop rides. Guided. Start time: 10 am. Ride length: 2-3 hours. Longer rides will have alternate shorter route. Average speed 14-15 mph. Location changes weekly. Contact Dan Dalquist @ 906-370-2206 or ddalquist@gmail.com.

Recreational Trails and Routes

Bike Routes

Due to the flooding that occurred on Fathers Day, there are a lot of bike routes that are not open. We'll do our best to keep this map updated. Please check back for updates as cycling routes start to open up again.