Grand Rapids has earned national recognition for its biking environment. Outside Magazine named us the "Best Town for Mountain Biking" in 2010. Even our buses are bike-friendly - every one is equipped with a bike rack, so you can access local trails without riding through traffic.
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Enjoy hundreds of miles of paved trails plus excellent mountain-bike trails.
Test your off-road biking skills on all sorts of terrain!
Grand Rapids and Kent County are home to a fantastic network of paved pathways that are perfect for biking and walking. This network of car-free trails is a great way to get around Grand Rapids or just enjoy some time outdoors! Explore Michigan Trails maps to find a beautiful shared use path near you.
Riverside Park and North Monroe Routes: This bicycle day tour out-and-back takes you from Riverside Park up to North Monroe, with suggested stops along the way. Pick your destinations along this route that has something for everyone - outdoor attractions, family fun, delicious food and shopping!
Many hotels offer convenient access to the Grand River Edges Trail, which guides you along the banks of the Grand River through the city center – and links you to a 2.2-mile paved path in Riverside Park, north of the city, as well as the 92-mile Fred Meijer White Pine Trail. Follow a dedicated street bike lane west out of the city to access Kent Trails, a 15-mile paved path that winds through beautiful Millennium Park.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids is located right across from the Grand River and maintains a Bike Pump, Repair & Wash system for guests – so it’s a perfect home base for your biking adventure.
PedalGR leads regular bike tours around the city. The Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition serves up information and advocacy. The Western Michigan Mountain Biking Association provides off-road guidance.
Bike shops in nearly every corner of the city can get you back on the trail with close, convenient parts and service.
You don't have to travel far to find great mountain biking in and around Grand Rapids. There is an abundance of mountain biking options within a 20-minute drive of downtown! From family-friendly beginner riding to advanced riding for experts, there's something for everyone.
For updated trail conditions, visit the West MI Mountain Biking Alliance.
Knowing how to share trails with other users and protect trail environments from damage helps ensure a safe, enjoyable and sustainable experience for all. Check the Michigan DNR Courtesy on the Trail guidelines before you venture out.
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