Ludington to Mackinaw City

Via: Manistee, Arcadia, Frankfort, Leland, Suttons Bay, Traverse City, Charlevoix, Petoskey, Cross Village

Ride Highlights: Mile after endless mile of lakefront riding, the sight of pristine waterfront communities, and the splendor of sprawling farm fields. Add to this tunnels of trees and remote roads that take you away from all concerns and put you where you need to be: On your bike and in the presence of sublime natural beauty.

Ride Overview: Follow a path taken by travelers who blazed a new trail more than a century ago when much of this route was part of the West Michigan Pike, the ‘Northern Link of the Dixie Highway’. Ride here and you’ll enjoy some of the most pristine scenery in America. Ride here and you’ll be dazzled by orchards and lakes and natural beauty. Ride here and you’ll sense the power of Lake Michigan as first it stays with you for hundreds of miles and for the rest of your life.


WISCONSIN THUMB RUN (click for map)

Milwaukee to Door County

Via: Port Washington, Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Two Rivers

Ride Highlights: An easy ride from the birthplace of the American motorcycle renaissance to one of Wisconsin's most picturesque counties.

Ride Overview: This is an essential ride for anyone who owns a Harley. The mecca of motorcycles, the Valhalla of the V-Twin, Milwaukee is the home of Harley-Davidson and its spectacular new museum. Riders can test some Milwaukee-brewed beers, watch a baseball game then travel through rolling Midwest farmlands, past expansive lake views, and colorful small towns, ending up on the "thumb" of Wisconsin where there are cherry orchards, blue water and incredible fall colors.

“...Even better, since most motorists opt for a direct shot on M31, this weaving road- M119 - is nearly deserted as it climbs higher and higher onto the bluffs and to a speck of a place called Good Hart where the road again narrows and enters a winding seven-mile stretch through the woods, breaking into open fields peppered with bales of hay...”

Magical Michigan Tour