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Hey a group of us are going to make an attempt to get into the LumberJack 100

What we'd like to know is if there are enough trails near by to make a few days or even a week of riding. We are willing to move every couple of days
to find more riding...just don't want to drive 8 hours each time.

Let me know.
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where are you coming from to get to the lumberjack???
there are several spots very close to the race area to get some riding in. but if you are coming from say anywhere southwest of michigan there are several more places to stop at and ride on the way to or from the race just minutes off the expressway. same could be said if you are coming in from canada via the detroit area.as far as driving 8 hours....well that would put you outside of michigan...we are not that big and the posted speed limit is 70 most often.
post up if you want to make a epic trip ie riding most of our best...
just make sure you sample some (read ALOT) of the Founders brew....
most of the north country is point to point and getting a loop would require road riding or luck.most of the other major trails have camping and the like.
 

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We're coming from MN and most likely through Chicago, unless the Ferry price is economical. I know there are plenty of places to ride in Wi, but I've been on most. I've never ridden in Michigan so that's where we'll want to shoot for.
I'm not opposed to heading back through Canada if that's where the riding takes us.

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i would strongly reccommend you ride the fort custer recreation area located in the battle creek area. they have cheap camping in the area, i believe the recreation area is rv only. but there are about 33 miles of very good singletrack all clearly marked and what i would consider a must ride. this is all located off highway 131 and on the way into mi. also just up the road about an hour and a half is the deep lake trail area also called yankee springs. there is a rustic campground at the trailhead . you should get about 13 challenging miles there. so dig into that and i believe you'd be pretty happy as it is rightoff the way.
then you can consider a trip to the eastside of the state for poto. definetly worth the look.
 

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i would strongly reccommend you ride the fort custer recreation area located in the battle creek area. they have cheap camping in the area, i believe the recreation area is rv only. but there are about 33 miles of very good singletrack all clearly marked and what i would consider a must ride. this is all located off highway 131 and on the way into mi. also just up the road about an hour and a half is the deep lake trail area also called yankee springs. there is a rustic campground at the trailhead . you should get about 13 challenging miles there. so dig into that and i believe you'd be pretty happy as it is rightoff the way.
then you can consider a trip to the eastside of the state for poto. definetly worth the look.
Tenting at Fort Custer is completely allowed. RV's or tent, it's all the same price. Reserve early cuz the fill up well in advance during the summer.
 
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