Welcome to The Cycle Conservation Club of Michigan!

The Cycle Conservation Club of Michigan is a non-profit organization committed to the conservation of our wild lands while promoting the sport of off-road motorcycling. During the riding season, organized “trail tours” are held at various locations throughout the trail system in the northern part of the state. In addition, The Cycle Conservation Club of Michigan sponsors the “Ultimate Trail Ride” – the Michael R. Burlingham Memorial Six Days of Michigan. Six full days of off-road riding – there’s no other ride like it anywhere in the world!

Your membership in The Cycle Conservation Club of Michigan includes a one year subscription to the Great Lakes TrailRider Magazine, a detailed map CD of the Michigan trail system, access to all CCC events and activities plus access to the members' section of this website. To join, simply click here, follow the link above, or contact the CCC office at 517-781-4805.

2014 Six Days of Michigan Camping Reminder

Just a reminder to get your camping reservations in right away for this year's Michael R. Burlingham Memorial Six Days of Michigan! The campground in Indian River is no longer holding sites for us, so call them today at 888-792-2267 and reserve your campsite. Be sure to tell them you're with the CCC.

Five Miles of New Single Track Trail at Kinross

Five miles of new (total of 32 miles) motorcycle-only single track is now on the ground at Kinross in the Upper Peninsula. It is brushed and is marked with both black on white arrows and orange trail triangles. This trail has never been ridden, so please stop at all marked trail crossings! Contact the CCC office for details at ccckids@frontier.com or call Lewis Shuler at 517-416-0126. In addition to observing the permanent trail markers, please stay between the yellow and orange paint.

ORV Stickers Beginning April 1, 2014

$25.25 ORV "License" – Required to ride on non-private property (eligible county roads, state forest roads in the Upper Peninsula, eligible national forest roads and the frozen surface of public waters).

$10.00 ORV Trail Permit – Required to operate on state-designated and signed ORV trails, routes and scramble areas (needed in addition to the $26.25 ORV license above to ride trails and routes with an orange triangle. Both the license and the permit are required on SOS licensed vehicles to ride trails and also some sections of Routes, ie. on Drummond Island). If you're riding a street licensed motorcycle on the Michigan ORV trail system...you'll need both ORV stickers beginning April 1.

Law enforcement will be looking for both stickers on the rear fender of any ORV riding the orange triangles on the trail.

New ORV Legislation Enacted

Several bills of new legislation affecting ORVs in Michigan have recently been signed into law. See the Legislative page for details!

Sharing Our Trails

For a complete guide to trail etiquette in Michigan, click here.

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07-07-14 Posted the July issue of Great Lakes TrailRider Magazine in the members' section. Updated home page. Posted classifieds for July.

News & Announcements

05-04-14 CCC Board of Governors Election Results

The Cycle Conservation Club of Michigan welcomes newly elected Board of Governors members Jeff Beyar and Freeman Hopkins who will join re-elected incumbent Randy Spaller in serving a three year term on the BOG. Results of the election were announced at the CCC annual Meeting of the Membership held in conjunction with the 26th annual Rites of Spring in Atlanta this weekend.

03-01-14 - Cycle World Rockies Edition Adventure Rally

CCC member Tom Kendall is looking for two or three fellow members to join him for the Cycle World Rockies Edition Adventure Rally held in Gunnison, CO July 24-27. This three day event is an adventure touring rally with a wide variety of routes, terrain and special tests set in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Contact Tom for details at: tomkendall@mei.net