Biking in Michigan
- Bicycling in Michigan State Parks and ForestsThere is no better bicycling country than Michigan's scenic and rolling two peninsulas located in the heart of the Great Lakes Basin.
- Mountain BikingThe DNR is committed to promoting responsible mountain biking. Our goal is to find the appropriate balance between access and natural resource protection.
- MDOT Bicycling InformationThis page contains a variety of information including safety tips, training and maps.
- Intersections — Always be alert at intersections for traffic conflicts. Left turns by cyclists and right turns by motorists are the biggest problems confronting the cyclist.
Parked Cars — Watch for cars pulling into traffic from a parked position, driveway, or street. Be careful of opening doors and pedestrians getting out of their cars.
Laws — Obey all traffic control devices, such as stop signs, traffic signals, one-way streets, etc., as if you were operating a motor vehicle.
Riding — Ride to the right side of the road if possible. Don’t show off by stunting or weaving in traffic.
Right-of-Way — Rules for right-of-way that apply to motorists also apply to bicyclists. Always give pedestrians the right-of-way.
Visibility — Wear bright clothing when riding at dusk or dark and use a white light in front and a red reflector in the rear of your bike. Added reflective material on your clothing and bicycle is recommended when riding after sundown.
Helmet Use — Most fatalities and serious injuries to cyclists are the result of head injuries. Always wear a Snell or ANSI approved helmet.
Hunting Precaution — Be aware that trails do pass through areas open to hunting during designated hunting seasons. There will be signs along the trail that mark hunting areas.