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.
Storm Damaged Trails in Northern LP Now Cleared
The Department of Natural Resources has announced that damage caused by severe weather on Labor Day has been surveyed and cleared on northern lower Michigan off-road vehicle trails and routes.
Based on National Weather Service data and site inspections by air and ground, ORV Program volunteers and DNR staff have been able to assess and clear the debris and downed signs left in the storm’s wake. Trail systems specifically targeted for assessment and clearing included:
Vintage Ride is CANCELED - Alternative Ride Set
The Capitol Chapter of The Cycle Conservation Club of Michigan regrets to announce that the The Vintage Ride scheduled for September 20/21 on the Missaukee #2 Trail has been CANCELED. At the eleventh hour, the DNR refused to grant the ride permit due to opening day for bear hunting season in the area. The Vintage Ride will not be rescheduled for this year.
In its place, the CCC Board of Governors has stepped up and is hosting an alternative ride on the same weekend - September 20/21 on the Leetsville Trail in Kalkaska County. Dubbed "The Bear Essentials" Trail Tour (hey...the bears made us do it), this ride will offer 23 miles of nice, 50" ORV trail that is ATV-friendly. On such short notice, there will be no kids' loop or dual sport option offered. See the listing under Events on this site for details. Here's a link to the Leetsville Trail.
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 is new this summer and hasn't been ridden much yet, so please stop at all marked trail crossings! Contact the CCC office for details at firstname.lastname@example.org 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. This sticker is 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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