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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 electronic ORV map listing (on flash drive) 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 517-416-0126.

Public Act 288 Creates New ORV Access

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is currently working to implement Public Act 288 of 2016, which requires a comprehensive inventory of thousands of miles of state forest roads and regulates the use of Off-Road Vehicles (ORVs) on those roads. DNR staff has made preliminary recommendations on which roads will be open for ORV use and which will remain closed. Please be aware of and engaged in this process. The most efficient method for reviewing the DNR recommendations and submitting comments is to use the online map at www.michigan.gov/forestroads. The map displays the DNR road system and identifies which roads are recommended to be opened, closed, or seasonally closed to ORV use. Interested parties can add their comments directly to the map (instructions are available on the website). Alternatively, comments will be accepted via email to DNR-roadinventoryproject@michigan.gov or by mail to DNR Roads Inventory Project, PO Box 456, Vanderbilt, MI 49795. The DNR is accepting comments until July 15, 2017. The comments will be incorporated into the final recommendations, which will be made available for additional public review prior to DNR Director, Keith Creagh, making a final decision, which is expected at the November 9, 2017 Natural Resources Commission meeting. Final maps and the total miles of state forest roads open to motorized uses will be posted on the DNR’s website by the end of 2017. This process will continue in other regions of the state into 2018. Please feel free to distribute this information to your ORV friends and families.

New Lincoln Hills-Area ORV Bridge Now Open for Use

Last month, the MDNR announced that the bridge that services the Lincoln Hills ORV Route, Snowmobile Trail #35 and the Silver Creek Pathway in Lake County would be closed for replacement beginning May 31, 2017 with the new bridge expected to open for ORV traffic by the Fourth of July. We are pleased to report that the new bridge is now complete and open for ORV traffic ahead of the holiday weekend!

The old bridge structure had deteriorated and was not wide enough to accommodate all ORV types. As the above photo shows, the new bridge has been widened to 72 inches, has a maximum weight limit of 6000 lbs. and allows room for side-by-side ORVs. The project is a major improvement to Michigan’s ORV trail system.

Visit michigan.gov/dnrclosures to learn about additional closures and trail detours in DNR facilities, including state trails, boat launches, parks and campgrounds. Information on intermittent closures may not be posted.

For more information, contact Todd Neiss at 231-775-9727, ext. 6045 or Jessica Holley at 231-775-9727, ext. 6013 or visit michigan.gov/dnrtrails.

ORV Trail Bridge Closed Temporarily for $803,000 Repair Project in Ontonagon County

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has closed the South Branch of the Ontonagon River bridge near Ewen to off-road vehicle traffic during construction activities, which are expected to continue into October, 2017.

The 1.25-mile trail closure began April 17 between Cedar Street in Ewen and North Cemetery Road, which is situated east of town.

A three-mile trail reroute has been established and signed along South Cedar Street to McRae Road, east to North Cemetery Road.

The DNR is grateful to the Michigan Trails and Recreation Alliance of Land and the Environment (MI-TRALE), which is the trail sponsor, the Ontonagon County Road Commission and McMillan Township for developing the temporary trail reroute.

Trail users are reminded to be respectful of private property while using the detour.

Custom CCC Riding Jersies Now Available

Looking for a great gift for the off-road rider in your house? The Cycle Conservation Club of Michigan has partnered with Fly Racing, one of the top brands of purpose-built riding gear and accessories in the industry to offer custom imprinted riding jersies! The jersies are black polyester with whit trim and feature a large CCC logo screen printed on the back. Click here for pics and details!

Sharing Our Trails

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

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Updates

09-02-17 Posted the September issue of Great Lakes TrailRider Magazine in the members' section. Updated home page. Posted Member Marketplace ads for September.


 
News & Announcements

03-01-17 Check out the updated 2017 CCC Calendar of Events under the Events tab of this site! The Capitol Chapter has added an all-new ride dubbed the Classic Trail Tour on the weekend of September 9/10 to be staged near Moorestown!

01-03-17 Be sure to see the updated 2017 CCC Michigan ORV Trail Directory in the January issue of Great Lakes TrailRider Magazine!