Dynamic Variation:

Grand Rapids Biking Trails

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.

Start Planning Your Biking Adventure

Check out the My City Bikes Grand Rapids app! Find fun local trails, a coffee trail & a ice cream trail!

Driving safety for both in a car or on a bike is important. Learn the rules of the road with Driving Change.

Biking Trail Map

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! Use this map to find a beautiful shared use path near you.

Click or touch a trail on the map to learn more!

Bike Tours

Back to Top of List

Suggested Biking Tours through MyCityBikes:

White Pine Trail Day Tour: This bicycle day tour out-and-back takes you from Riverside Park up to Cedar Springs, 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!

Ice Cream Tour: When the weather gets warm that can only mean one thing - it's time for ice cream! Grand Rapids has some of the very best, most creative flavors around. Enjoy this ride to some of GR's favorite purveyors of scrumptious ice cream.

Coffee Tour: It's time to get caffeinated! From awesome ambiance to unique flavors and twists on your everyday latte, this bicycle tour will take you to some of Grand Rapids' favorite coffee joints for an experience that will leave you buzzing.

Biking & Hotels

Back to Top of List

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. 

Shops & Rentals

Back to Top of List

Bike shops in nearly every corner of the city can get you back on the trail with close, convenient parts and service.

Ideas for the Avid Cyclist

Back to Top of List

Surrounding Grand Rapids’ bustling city center is an abundance of biking trails.

—Jill Martindale

Road Biking

Back to Top of List

Grand Rapids and Kent County offer a growing network of on-street biking. This includes painted bike lanes, designated bike routes, and low-traffic streets suitable for biking.

GREEN is for beginner on-street biking.

YELLOW is for intermediate on-street biking.

RED is for advanced on-street biking.

Click or touch a street on the map to learn more.

Off Road and Mountain Biking

Back to Top of List

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.

My City Bikes Off Road Biking Map

This map is color coded to help you find trails that are right for you.

EASY trails are marked in green.

INTERMEDIATE trails are marked in blue.

ADVANCED trails are marked in black.

Click or touch a trail on the map to learn more.

Thank You for Practicing Good Trail Etiquette

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.

Save on Attractions with Our Culture Pass

Receive admission into many cultural attractions around Grand Rapids as well as additional exclusive discounts with our $24.00 Culture Pass.