Resources

Bahle’s

Located in downtown Suttons Bay. Make the outdoors more comfortable with clothing from North Face, Patagonia, Smartwool and Merrell footwear. Dressing our friends and neighbors since 1876.

Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA)

BATA is a two-county authority operating 365 days a year, providing mobility throughout the area and to Grand Traverse County’s regional center for employment, education, services and retailing.

Brick Wheels

Ready to hit the trails, but your gear isn’t? Rent or buy the latest in-line skates, bikes and skis then hop out the backdoor and onto the trails!

City Bike Shop  

Perfect your current ride or find the one of your dreams. The City Bike Shop has been located in Old Town for over 40 years.

Cherry Capital Cycling Club      

With 195,00 miles ridden on club rides in 2011, these folks know their trails and roads! Check out the club’s calendar on their website for information on rides and events.

The Cyclery

Bike rentals and repairs in Glen Arbor.

Downtown Traverse City Association

The Downtown Traverse City Association provides several bike parking options, including more than 125 bike racks and 13 bike lockers. Check out the map here.

Einstein Cycles

Traverse City’s newest bicycle shop, conveniently located at the intersection of the TART Trail and 4-mile Road. Offering bicycle sales, rentals and service.

El Grupo Norte

A community based youth cycling organization developing the next generation of strong, active, safe, street savvy, healthy cyclists and leaders in Traverse City.

Experience 231 App for smartphones

Experience 231™ is a group of non-profits and local government organizations that are working together to preserve and protect the natural resources of Northern Michigan. The lands they manage offer some of the best outdoor recreation experiences in the country including: hiking, biking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, swimming, paddling, and birding. Join us on Facebook.

Grand Traverse Bike Tours

Grand Traverse Bike Tours is a full-service bike tour company located in the heart of Leelanau Wine Country, just minutes from Traverse City.

Grand Traverse Mountain Bike Association

The Grand Traverse Mountain Bike Association promotes mountain biking trails in beautiful northern Michigan as well as mountain biking events, activities and products that appeal to cyclists nationwide.

Grand Traverse Region Parks and Recreation Network

A collective of organizations that offer parks and recreation services to our community members and visitors.

Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation

Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation; Is committed to enhancing the quality of life in our region; Facilitating philanthropy by providing leadership; That coordinates the use of resources for community improvement; Today and for future generations.

League of Michigan Bicyclists

The LMB is a non-profit, tax-exempt statewide organization of more than 2,000 members working to improve conditions for bicycling in Michigan. LMB supports many programs and projects and cooperates with state and local agencies and other like-minded groups toward this goal. Check out What Every Michigan Bicyclist Must Know.

McLain Cycle & Fitness

McLain Cycle & Fitness offers supplies and quality equipment for Cycling, Paddling, Hiking, Camping, Snowshoeing, and Adventuring. Located just off the TART Trail!

MDOT’s Biking in Michigan

Discover the advantages of exploring Michigan by bicycle. Tips and other information about bicycling in Michigan from the Michigan Department of Transportation.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources – Trails

The DNR is actively working with local communities and other nonprofit organizations to create a network of long-distance, multi-use trails passing through Michigan’s communities and countryside linking our population centers, public parks and lands, and natural resources.

Michigan DNR – Recreation Passport

When you check “YES” for the Recreation Passport when renewing your license plate with the Michigan Secretary of State, you gain access to over 100 state parks, hundreds of miles of pathways, and more. And, you say “YES” to protecting Michigan’s natural resources found within these state parklands for future generations.

Michigan Land Use Institute

Are you interested in helping northern Michigan avoid the patterns of suburban sprawl and over-development that cause traffic congestion, pollution, loss of community, rising costs to individuals and governments, and a deteriorating quality of life. Please visit the Michigan Land Use Institutes web site.

Michigan Mountain Biking Association

The mission of the MMBA is to promote responsible mountain biking and to work toward the goals of common land access and natural resource protection through interaction with policy makers, the cycling industry, race promoters, mountain bikers and other trail users.

Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance

MTGA is a non-profit organization that shall foster and facilitate the creation of an interconnected statewide system of trails and greenways for recreation, health, transportation, economic development and environmental/cultural preservation purposes.

North American Vasa

The offical website of the organization that runs the premier cross-country ski races on TART Trails’ Vasa Pathway each winter!

Rails to Trails Conservancy – Midwest Field Office

The purpose of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is to enrich America’s communities and countryside by creating a nationwide network of public trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors.

Recycle Smart – Grand Traverse County’s Resource Recovery

“RecycleSmart” is the name for a collection of Resource Recovery programs offered by Grand Traverse County. These programs include Household Hazardous Waste collections, Take It Back program, a Brush Drop-off site, Recycling Opportunities, Educational presentations, and Solid Waste Management.

Suttons Bay Bikes

Suttons Bay’s and Leelanu County’s bicycle shop and outdoor fun hub.

The Iceman Cometh

The official site for the Iceman Cometh bike races from Kalkaska to Traverse City, Michigan held in Rain, Sleet, Mud and/or Snow

Trail Information from the Traverse City Convention & Visitors Bureau

The trail network in and around Traverse City is just about the best you can get for in-line skating, hiking and biking. Check out their links to reviews and ratings of the TART Trails as well as others.

Trail Link.Com

Trail Link allows you to search for the best outdoor recreation trails that the nation has to offer. Search by keyword, state/region or activity.

Vasa Ski Club

After many years of minimal activity, new and existing members of the Traverse Nordic Ski Club have reestablished our cross country ski club. Their new mission statement is: “to promote and encourage cross country skiing in the Grand Traverse region through recreation and competition.”

Women’s Winter Tour

The Women’s Winter Tour is the only event of its kind in the United States that offers an opportunity for women to experience cross-country skiing in a recreational, noncompetitive environment while benefiting the community. The event encourages women of all ages and abilities to get up and join in the celebration of women, winter and chocolate! A great family event. The Women’s Winter Tour works hard and plays hard to raise funds for the Women’s Resource Center of Grand Traverse.