I've been blessed, at least from a motorcyclist's perspective. I have had the opportunity to ride in some of the best road biking routes in America to some of the greatest trails and off road places. From Colorado's Million Dollar Hwy (rte 550), and The San Juan Mtns (where they hold the Colorado 500 dirtbike run annually), The Ozarks in Missouri & Arkansas, The old rte from Mobile, Al to Panama City, Fl. and so many more. All of them very nice rides in their own right, Each offering a little something different.
When it comes to the very best all around motorcycling, be it trail riding, dirtbikes, or road riding & touring, I have found nothing better than Northern Michigan. With some of the best trail systems in the country, and the most scenic routes for the weekend warrior, or the most avid touring biker, this place has it all. It's pretty evident that other bikers are feeling the same way, as on a typical summer weekend, you see license plate from all over the U.S., not just the midwest.
From here in Antrim County, I can ride one of the prettiest coastlines to be found anywhere, ride to the Mackinaw Bridge, ride the famous Tunnel of Trees, then come back down an inland route that is just as beautiful. And that's just Saturday! Sunday might find me touring the Leelanau Penninsula, doing the winery tour, riding amongst the orchards, maybe run over to Sleeping Bear, the place that Good Morning America named in there top 3 most beautiful places in America. Those are both easy day rides, with plenty of time to stop to take in the local sights, and no where will you find nicer people. And that's just 1 weekend ride, I haven't even begun to scratch the surface of what it's like to ride In Northern Mi. That's a big part of why I live here. I haven't always, but I hope I can stay, at least as long as I'm riding. Another beautiful thing about the area is that housing, either vacation homes, or permanent residense can still be found at affordable prices, and that's unusual to find in an area as unique as this. With year around activities, snowmobiling, skiing, boating,(did I mention Torch Lake and Lake Mi is here?),kayaking,(Jordan River, Chain O' Lakes), and of course, World Class motorcycling,